​​Third-Party Connectors to Universes

Information Design Tool 4.1 Splash Screen

The power of the BusinessObjects universe, the powerful semantic layer behind Web Intelligence and other SAP analytics tools, is unquestioned. As SAP BusinessObjects customers look beyond SAP for data visualization tools, a cottage industry of third-party vendors have sprung up to bring the power of the universe to non-SAP tools like Tableau, Qlik, and Microsoft Power BI.

UniverseBridge​ by Analytics8

no physical address listed on web site
312-878-6600​

Supports Tableau, Qlik, Microsoft Power BI, and ThoughtSpot.
Used by Nissan USA.

LiveConnect by Kobaltek

1-200 North Service Road, Suite 430
Oakville, Ontario L6M2Y1​
289-259-0488

Formerly TableauConnect, the product now supports multiple analytics platforms including Tableau, SiSense, Microsoft Power BI, and Qlik.

​​​InfoBurst Tab by InfoSol

2340 W. Parkside Lane
Unit H 106
Phoenix, AZ 85027
623-707-7600 phone
623-707-7601 fax

InfoSol exhibited at the Tableau 2017 conference.

​ToreoData by WCI Consulting

WCI Consulting
8240 Preston Road
Suite 200
Plano, TX 75024
214-872-2900​​

An ODBC connector that supports multiple non-SAP platforms.

This is only a list of available software packages and should not be considered an endorsement, either by me or my employer. Message me privately if you have additions or corrections to the list.

Is your organization using one of these solutions to extend universes to non-SAP tools? Share a comment below describing which tool you’re using, which analytics tools you’re connecting universes to, and any success stories or pitfalls.

Author: Dallas Marks

I am a business intelligence architect, author, and trainer. I help organizations harness the power of analytics, primarily with SAP BusinessObjects products. An active blogger, SAP Mentor and co-author of the SAP Press book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, I prefer piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting about business intelligence.

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