Power BI and SAP – What Works and What Doesn’t

I run many workshops focused on integration of Microsoft Analytics and SAP. This is not an easy topic to cover due to complexities of the SAP landscape and also because Microsoft Analytics has many moving parts both with respect to its on premise and cloud components. In this article, I will just focus on Power … Continue reading Power BI and SAP – What Works and What Doesn’t

Connecting to SAP BW using Power BI Desktop

Today I connected to SAP BW using the connector available in Power BI Desktop. Following link does a good job explaining the steps: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-desktop-sap-bw-connector/ Ran into a road block while installing SAP Netweaver RFC SDK library. With the help of bases team I downloaded SAP Netweaver SDK library. However there is no explanation as to where/how this … Continue reading Connecting to SAP BW using Power BI Desktop

As a Vote of Non-Confidence to Its Own BI Strategy, SAP just acquired Roambi

  In a not particularly surprising move, SAP's knee-jerk reaction to its a dramatic fall in Gartner BI Rankings has resulted in a yet another acquisition. I was wondering about this scenario in my previous post about Tableau's stock taking a dive, where I pondered whether SAP had enough cash to acquire the company. It … Continue reading As a Vote of Non-Confidence to Its Own BI Strategy, SAP just acquired Roambi