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Top Seven Reasons to Consider SAP Cloud for Planning

On Monday, Feb 16th 2015, SAP Cloud for Planning was put in the limelight at the SAP FP&A Summit in San Diego, CA. The successful launch of this solution is in line with SAP’s commitment to cloud platform-based solutions. SAP Cloud for Planning makes planning functionality available to customers in software as a service (SaaS). […]

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Mobile BI Design Framework: Design Thinking

When we design for mobile business intelligence (BI), we need to apply the mobile mindset to all facets of user interactions, not just what we do when we are online but also what we do offline. In my first blog of the series, I discussed the importance of embracing a mobile design philosophy that will be unique […]

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Make Data Analytics Pervasive within Your Organization

Did you know that a whopping 75% of knowledge workers do not use analytics to make critical business decisions? Ever wonder why? Perhaps they don’t have the time or the right tools or the expertise necessary to perform effective analytics. Isn’t it time now for analytics to become easier, faster, and more accessible to the […]

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Make Data Analytics Pervasive within Your Organization

Did you know that a whopping 75% of knowledge workers do not use analytics to make critical business decisions? Ever wonder why? Perhaps they don’t have the time or the right tools or the expertise necessary to perform effective analytics. Isn’t it time now for analytics to become easier, faster, and more accessible to the […]

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GRC Tuesdays: Can You Fix a Broken Risk Management Process?

Recently, it seems that every time I visit companies that are in the search phase for a new risk management software solution, they believe their current process is “broken” and needs fixing. This could be due to many causes: newly appointed Chief Risk Officer (CRO), large loss incurred, recommendations from the audit team or regulatory […]

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It’s Back – the Ever-So-Popular Photo Sharing Contest at #BI2015 and #HANA2015!

If you attended SAPinsider Orlando last year or followed the #BI2014 and #HANA2014 tweet stream, you had a dose of some clever, interesting, and also very fun photos (example below). Missed the Event and Fun Last Year? No worries, we’re doing the photo contest again in association with BI2015 and HANA2015 in Las Vegas. This […]

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Unleashing the Power of SAP Business Warehouse with Data Analytics

In today’s “Age of the Customer,” organizations that can quickly harness Big Data to make fast decisions will outperform their competitors. Organizations have to transform their data into strategic assets that will allow better decision-making for optimum business outcomes. The best way to do that is by using analytics tools to collect massive amounts of […]

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Unleashing the Power of SAP Business Warehouse with Data Analytics

In today’s “Age of the Customer,” organizations that can quickly harness Big Data to make fast decisions will outperform their competitors. Organizations have to transform their data into strategic assets that will allow better decision-making for optimum business outcomes. The best way to do that is by using analytics tools to collect massive amounts of […]

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Part 5: BICCs Help Up Your Analytics IQ

Analytics are becoming an increasingly important skill set needed by everyone. We’re being bombarded by increasing amounts of data created by Big Data and the internet of things (IoT) both in our personal lives and in our jobs. According to Gartner, 80% of enterprise employees will need analytics skills by 2020. Yet today, only approximately […]

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See You At SAPInsider BI2015 HANA2015 in Las Vegas?

I’m looking forward to SAPInsider in Las Vegas, March 9-12. As usual, it’s a combination of various overlapping events, including BI2015 and  HANA2015. It will be one of my first opportunities to hear from SAP’s new CTO Quentin Clark as he delivers the conference keynote on The new opportunity for business transformation. He will be showcasing “SAP’s unique platform […]

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