Solving the mystery behind your data

Sherlock® is an SAP Certified Solution that provides BI on BI about your SAP BusinessObjects landscapes to enable better decision making for your organization’s BI strategy. Sherlock® is a collection of inspectors that run silently while gathering the needed metadata about each of your SAP BusinessObjects landscapes. This data is integrated into a single repository and accessible by our suite of pre-built analytics or custom analytics that you can create via the Sherlock® universe.


Why choose Sherlock® for SAP BusinessObjects?

Sherlock® installs in minutes, inspects a landscape in just a few hours, and delivers actionable analysis in seconds. The Sherlock® Real Time Service continuously monitors your BI landscapes to provide near-real-time metadata. Using pre-built analytics or your own custom analytics powered by the Sherlock® universe, you’ll gain deep insight into your SAP BusinessObjects community, analytics, data sources, and how they all fit together. With Sherlock®:

  • IT leaders gain fact-based details on user adoption and resource utilization to be able to determine reporting costs by application or business area.
  • Competency centers gain detailed information on how reports and report data are being utilized to determine what content is valuable and should be maintained as well as what content is no longer used and can be removed.
  • Developers gain the ability to perform complete impact analysis on report changes as well as receive a detailed understanding of how each report is constructed.
  • Administrators receive deep insights into system stability and performance risks as well as scheduling utilization and error management utilizing automated daily activity reports.

Product Specifications

  • Sherlock® is available for the SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform and SAP Edge BI. A separate edition is available for SAP Crystal Server.
  • Sherlock® supports SAP BusinessObjects XI 3.1 and SAP BusinessObjects BI4, including BI 4.0, BI 4.1 and even BI 4.2.
  • Sherlock® requires a Microsoft Windows 2008 or 2012 server but can inspect any of the supported operating systems for SAP BusinessObjects, whether it is Microsoft Windows, Unix, or Linux.
  • Sherlock® requires a relational database (Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server or mySQL)