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
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
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
InfoSol exhibited at the Tableau 2017 conference.
ToreoData by WCI Consulting
8240 Preston Road
Plano, TX 75024
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.