The next Business Objects User Group meeting is due to be held on Wednesday 30th April at the Channel 4 offices in London. The agenda includes a discusson on Data Integrator and migration from v6.5 to XI.
It will be interesting to hear views on how DI is going to integrate with SAP, as SAP traditionally partnered with other ETL vendors such as Informatica and Ascential. Having bought BusinessObjects, will they now drop these partnerships and focus on providing DI as the one stop ETL tool for multiple data sources?
Also worth dicussing is how the integration between the SAP and BOBJ teams is going. Is BOBJ really going to be kept as a separate ‘business unit’ and how does this affect future development?
The next meeting is due in June 2008.