CA PPM 14.2 is the only release allowing Business Objects and Jaspersoft reporting side-by-side. As you prepare for a reporting transition, you’ll want to take into account four reasons Rego Consulting recommends upgrading to CA PPM 14.2 before this fall.
With the current release of CA PPM, On-Demand (SaaS) users are able to install Business Objects (BO) reporting alongside Jaspersoft reporting. This means there are several incentives, aside from our CA PPM 14.2 Pros and Cons, for upgrading as soon as possible.
1) Having both reporting platforms in tandem allows for a less complex upgrade.
2) Having both reporting platforms in tandem allows more time to rebuild custom reports.
3) Having both reporting platforms in tandem gives you more time to learn and train on the Jaspersoft reporting platform before adopting it exclusively.
But these aren’t the only things to consider when it comes to your upgrade-timeline. Perhaps even more importantly, upgrading now will potentially allow you longer BO support.
Based on historical experience, we anticipate BO support from CA through the end of 2016, as long as you’re running CA PPM 14.2.
However, when the new release arrives this fall, it’s doubtful On-Demand users will be able to upgrade to 14.2, and almost certainly impossible after the end of the year.
Since the next release of CA PPM won’t offer Business Objects as a reporting solution, you’re far more likely to have BO support longer if you do the 14.2 upgrade now.
In fact, many companies still plan to get a lot more from their Business Objects with this upgrade. See Doug Greer’s article, Jaspersoft is Available, So Why Upgrade Business Objects.
While you have the chance, Rego Consulting recommends all On-Demand (SaaS) users of CA PPM upgrade to v14.2 before the next release of CA PPM arrives sometime this fall.
This will allow you longer BO support, and you’ll be able to use both reporting platforms in tandem while you begin the process of Jaspersoft training and adoption. You’ll also experience simpler upgrading and more time to rebuild your custom reports.
If you liked this post, learn about CA PPM 14.2 Performance Pros and Cons, featuring Doug Greer, CA PPM Solutions Architect.
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