Just because it's analytical and not transactional doesn't mean it's not a core part of service delivery.
As a leading Business Intelligence and analytic platform SAP BusinesObjects (BOBJ or BO) needs to deliver business performance metrics to business users to help them make informed decisions that directly impacts revenue. So if BO is slow or unavailable, then "ITOBjects" (pun intended) failed at delivering that service to the business. It is core and it is mission-critical, therefore it must perform.
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One of our customers recently deployed SAP BW on HANA with SAP BusinessObjects 4.1 as the reporting front-end. Both HANA and BO are new to them, so they were unsure how to best tackle the performance management of the environment. We proceeded based on our SAP Performance Management Best Practices and a summary of our approach for BO is described in this publication, including the 3 major areas of performance assurance: Sizing/Design, Testing/Optimization, and Monitoring/Management. We were able to quickly identify key components, test scenarios, monitor and report key optimization recommendations.