The Sherlock tools gave us the ability to identify redundant reports and clean up our reporting environment with confidence meaning that we were able to remove a huge number of redundant reports with no negative business impact but a positive impact on the cost and efficiency in managing the BI environment.
Mark Palmer, Frucor BI Manager
Frucor New Zealand has recently completed a successful migration from SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 to the SAP BusinessObjects 4.1 platform. They partnered with EV Technologies, who used their tried and tested BI Migration Framework, powered by Sherlock for SAP BusinessObjects, in order to complete this migration. Clint Vosloo, Managing Partner for EV Technologies of the APJ region, said: “We are already partnering with Frucor to manage and support their SAP BusinessObjects landscape with our Virtual Platform Management (VPM) offering. We were excited about the opportunity to work with Frucor on their path to BI 4.1, using our proven methodologies. A key benefit of engaging with EV Technologies on a Virtual Platform Management (VPM) offering is that our customers get to run Sherlock on the premises, which gives both parties a huge value add.”
Mark Palmer, BI Manager from Frucor, said: “The migration to BI 4.1 was a big deal for us to provide the platform for further planned BI projects. Previous BI upgrades had given us considerable grief so we were looking for a partner who really knew the technical environment and EV Tech certainly provided that. The Sherlock tools gave us the ability to identify redundant reports and clean up our reporting environment with confidence meaning that we were able to remove a huge number of redundant reports with no negative business impact but a positive impact on the cost and efficiency in managing the BI environment. This project was a resounding success with a seamless cutover to production.”
Mr. Vosloo added: “To us, the key metric when it comes to Analytics is adoption. Now that we are running on a stable platform and have Sherlock to track the user adoption of content, we can collaborate with Frucor to assure that they get the best ROI on all new BI initiatives.” Mr. Vosloo continued by emphasizing: “Frucor really has been an amazing client to work with. They see our relationship as a true partnership and don’t mind rolling up their sleeves to work with us in order to ensure that their end users have the best experience possible.”
Mr. Vosloo concluded by pointing out: “Now that Frucor has upgraded to the BI 4.1 platform, they have the ability to stay up-to-date with the latest innovations from SAP. We have successfully completed the integration of SAP Lumira Server and SAP Design Studio into the BI 4.1 platform, allowing the end users to enjoy the benefits of the new SAP visualization tools.”
EV Technologies helps customers around the world get the most from their SAP analytics tools. If you are looking at a migration path to BI 4.1 from any of the previous BI platforms, then please feel free to reach out to EV Technologies for further assistance. Contact us to learn more about our SAP BI 4.1 migration framework, remote systems management and administration, or Sherlock Inspector Suite.
About EV Technologies
EV Technologies is an SAP Gold Partner and an SAP Authorized Education Partner based in the United States and Australia. Customers contract EV Technologies for strategic business intelligence architecture, managed services, and application development needs in the SAP Analytics, Database, and Technology ecosystems. Sherlock 3, the flagship solution, is available for the SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform, SAP Edge solutions, and SAP Crystal solutions.
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