Dave Weisbeck, SAP's senior vice president of BI and EIM solution management, said:
The integration of our [BI and EIM] suites historically had a harder line division between them. There were certainly points of integration, but they were not a single platform as they are with this release.
Business Objects 4.0 will also be accompanied by and fully integrated with SAP Information Steward, a yet-to-be-released product that helps organizations manage, implement and maintain data governance practices, SearchBusinessAnalytics.com reports. The release will also integrate CEP (complex event processing) technology acquired from Sybase and feature mobility and in-memory database technologies in subsequent updates.