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Are You Still Torturing Your Data?

Are you still torturing your data to get what you want? There’s now a better way. The next generation of business analytics tools include more “magic“, — in other words, they automatically analyze the data for you and make default proposals for what you might find interesting. For example, SAP Infinite Insight takes the manual, repetitive analysis activities that are prone […]

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Best Practices for Cloud Business Intelligence: Architecture and Features

In this installment of our best practices for cloud business intelligence series, we explore another best practice that can be used to guide vendor selection from a technological standpoint: architecture and features. One of the chief benefits of cloud BI is the ability for business users to assemble and visualize data from multiple sources, including […]

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10 Mobile BI Strategy Questions: Talent Management

When I bring up talent management as part of a mobile business intelligence strategy, I’m often met with that “deer caught in the headlights” look. I realize that talent management is typically used in the context of human resources, but I also see it playing an important part in the development of a mobile BI strategy. As with […]

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10 Mobile BI Strategy Questions: Talent Management

When I bring up talent management as part of a mobile business intelligence strategy, I’m often met with that “deer caught in the headlights” look. I realize that talent management is typically used in the context of human resources, but I also see it playing an important part in the development of a mobile BI strategy. As with […]

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Retail Banking: Improving Loyalty Programs Through Data and Analytics

When it comes to retail banking, customers today expect personalized service—around the clock—from their banks. That means to be competitive, retail banks must—not should—offer their connected customers access to online banking, mobile banking and remote account management, according to an article in Banking Systems & Technology. And if they want to be successful, banks have […]

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Part 6: SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.1 – Beginning the Engagement Model

by Markus Schunter, Global Head of BI & Cloud Analytics Practices, SAP    @markusschunter How should you get started with the factory engagement model? Typically customers begin their journey by having conversations with their local SAP representatives or onsite team. In these conversations, we typically explain the benefits of the newest solution and begin to explore […]

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Part 6: SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.1 – Beginning the Engagement Model

by Markus Schunter, Global Head of BI & Cloud Analytics Practices, SAP    @markusschunter How should you get started with the factory engagement model? Typically customers begin their journey by having conversations with their local SAP representatives or onsite team. In these conversations, we typically explain the benefits of the newest solution and begin to explore […]

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10 Mobile BI Strategy Questions: Design

When the term design is used in mobile business intelligence (BI), it often refers to the user interface (UI). However, when I consider the question of design in developing a mobile BI strategy, I go beyond what a report or dashboard looks like. As I wrote in “Mobile BI” Doesn’t Mean “Mobile-Enabled Reports,” when designing a […]

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10 Mobile BI Strategy Questions: Design

When the term design is used in mobile business intelligence (BI), it often refers to the user interface (UI). However, when I consider the question of design in developing a mobile BI strategy, I go beyond what a report or dashboard looks like. As I wrote in “Mobile BI” Doesn’t Mean “Mobile-Enabled Reports,” when designing a […]

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10 Mobile BI Strategy Questions: Design

When the term design is used in mobile business intelligence (BI), it often refers to the user interface (UI). However, when I consider the question of design in developing a mobile BI strategy, I go beyond what a report or dashboard looks like. As I wrote in “Mobile BI” Doesn’t Mean “Mobile-Enabled Reports,” when designing a […]

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