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What's in store for SAP BusinessObjects CPM software?

CPM software is outselling ERP right now. In this podcast, SAP Business Objects executive Sanjay Poonen discusses what's coming from SAP BusinessObjects.

With the acquisition of Business Objects more than a year ago, SAP bolstered its CPM portfolio, and became one of the leaders in the industry, according to several analyst reports. In a recent Gartner Magic Quadrant report, SAP BusinessObjects was ranked in the "Leader's' Quadrant."

So what's in store for SAP's CPM software line, and what will the vendor be focusing on in 2009? In this podcast, Sanjay Poonen, vice president and GM at SAP BusinessObjects in charge of the CPM and GRC lines, talks about the vendor's plans, what tools are the most popular, and whether SAP will offer any of them on-demand.


Companies are still buying corporate performance management (CPM) tools, and demand for CPM is outperforming big-ticket ERP software. The software is used to manage finances, help with budgeting, forecasting and measuring business goals.

  What's in store for CPM software?  

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  Program highlights  

  • 00:40: What industries in particular are buying these tools right now?
  • 2:34: Why is SAP focusing on the public sector and will there be any tools specifically geared towards the government?
  • 4:59: Will these products eventually be integrated with the GRC and BI product lines?
  • 8:25: Tell me more about the plans for integration with SAP ERP and the rest of the Business Suite.
  • 10:27: Are there plans to offer any of the CPM products on demand?
  •   For more on this topic  

  • Learn why the demand for CPM software will grow
  • Learn how the Business Objects acquisition has worked out for SAP BI customers
  • This was last published in March 2009

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