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BW 3.5 vs BI 7.0

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Dear all,

from other threads an documents in sdn I learned the differences between 3. 5 and 7.0.

If you look at it from the customer's point of view, what would be the reasons to migrate from 3.5 to 7.0

As real advantages I only figured out that BI 7.0 could have a better performance and has Integrated Planning and Realtime-data-warehousing.

Do you know same other real advantages to convince the management of a customer which is not so familiar with technical details.

Thanks in advance


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Former Member
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Few more insights if they can buy it.

Sell the concept.


Increase speed to enter new markets
Integration and collaboration of suppliers in B2B
Localization of businesses
Outsourcing of processes and products
Virtual teamingIndustry

Industry Consolidation

Execution of Mergers,
Acquisitions andspin-offs
Ensuring legal compliance
Implementation of industry and process standards
Merging of portfolios, systems and processes

New Business Models

Flexibility to imple-ment new processes and scenarios
Collaboration along the entire value chain
Automated, stream-lined processes
Synchronizing demand and supply
Shorter lead times
360°customer view

Business Intelligence Focus for 2008 -2010


Web 2.0 user experience to broaden business intelligence adoption
Easy self-service access to corporate information for end users
Embedded intelligence within the business process context


Enabling business driven innovation
Analyzing information at the speed of thought
Closed-loop Business planning based on live dataIntegration
BI and DWH in Enterprise Information Management
Creating trust in corporate Information
Enabling Enterprise-SOA

SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator

Exceeds expectation in query performance

Exceeds expectation in TCO reduction

Hope it Helps



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Former Member
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You had a inbuilt planing even in 3.5 in the form of BPS.

Another reason is 3.5 will not be supported beyond 2011.

Ravi Thothadri