New business intelligence facility will help with high data volumes

SAP plans to add further business intelligence capabilities in the 2005 release of Netweaver to help companies make more accurate...

SAP plans to add further business intelligence capabilities in the 2005 release of Netweaver to help companies make more accurate sales forecasts, improve their supplier relationships and increase the effectiveness of marketing campaigns.

SAP said the new capabilities will benefit corporate environments with high data volumes, simultaneous data requests and unpredictable queries.

Henry Morris, group vice-president at analyst firm IDC, said, "Knowledge workers have had to wait anywhere from a few seconds to an hour for queries to return information, which has dissuaded them from employing the tools they need to do the job.

"SAP's use of search technology to enhance query performance is an innovative approach."

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