SAP Grows its Enterprise Information Management Portfolio with New Innovations

SAP SE is making big changes and introducing product innovations in its enterprise information management (EIM) portfolio to offer improved support for cloud and Big Data environments, enhancements for more self-service capabilities, and comprehensive support for governing enterprise information.

New versions of SAP HANA smart data integration, SAP HANA smart data quality, SAP Data Services and SAP Information Steward Software, and the SAP Agile Data Preparation application are now available.

“By using SAP solutions for EIM, organizations can deliver information excellence for their digital enterprise,” said Philip On, SAP’s vice president of product for EIM. “Information excellence makes sure businesses have data that is trusted, complete, and relevant. The data is high quality, has complete view of the business, and the information is relevant, meaning it’s timely, contextual, and useful.”

These latest releases of SAP HANA smart data integration and SAP HANA smart data quality enable business users to mash-up data from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ with their enterprise information sources to gain new and more comprehensive insights about customer behavior, product lifecycles, and market conditions.

The enhanced version of SAP Data Services updates features that will enable customers to migrate their on-premise data of any format in any size to cloud services such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3, and Google Cloud Storage.

Because of this upgrade, customers can perform Big Data analytics and support disaster recovery by backing up data in the cloud and they can access their data from anywhere, using any application. Enterprises can now read and load data from HPE Vertica and process Microsoft Outlook data files to gain insights from messages, calendar events and archived items.

The new version of SAP Information Steward gives customers the ability to view data lineage and impact analysis for Hadoop data sources.

Also among the many changes to this portfolio are new self-service data preparation and data governing capabilities.

SAP Agile Data Preparation empowers business users specifically with self-service capabilities to access, transform, and combine data to reduce the time and complexity of preparing their data for analysis.

“Users want that self-service empowerment to visualize their own data,” On said.

The latest release of SAP Information Steward offers the ability to easily monitor compliance with information policies defined in the tool. Users receive notifications of and can take immediate action to remedy data quality issues.

“We’re really helping customers improve the way they govern their enterprise information and offering new capabilities to help them enforce the compliance of their governance policies,” said On.

Business users, along with professionals in the data integration, quality, and governance space are some of the customers that will benefit the most from this EIM boost, according to On.

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