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Business Objects Resource Requirements

I have a Business Objects Deployment questions. We are on SAP BI 7.0 & ECC6.0.

We have a specific business need where users want to have a adhoc reporting tool where they can do OLAP reporting on data from BW, SAP ECC/R3 and their local Excel/database files.

In order to cater that we are planning to use BO for our adhoc reporting needs and BO proposed their Web intelligence product for adhoc reporting.

I need to verify the no of additional resources(for budgeting purposes) needed to maintain BO?

BO told us that we don't need any as once the deployment is done and universes have been setup(for that we will hire a consulting company) we don't need any resources. We think they are over simplifying it. I want to know what are the daily maintenance/operation tasks, Enhancements, SAP Basis tasks required in BO. Will it possible for a single resources to handle BW & BO, giving 50% of his time to each or 75-25% respectively?

I know the requirement is quite vague but your opinion or any additional info/links will be appreciated.

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Mark,

Let me first say that it is difficult to answer without knowing the size of the deployment and the tools that you are planning to use. I'll give you an answer based on some assumptions.

I am assuming that it is a new deployment and the work load will slowly increase. In which case, one good Business Objects resource who knows the Administration, Architecture, and Development, can handle this. With time when you have more Report development work, you can either hire additional contractors/employees to handle it.

The SAP BASIS tasks are only involved initially when you connect BOBJ with SAP. i'd say it is 2 day worth of effort for the BASIS guys at the most.

Kashif

Edited by: Kashif Saeed on Sep 29, 2008 7:41 PM

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