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GRC Tuesdays: The State of GRC: Should We Manage Controls?

Surveys suggest that more and more things seem to be going wrong. Either there are more risks than ever, or there are more “things.” If there are more risks, then we need to examine our risk management practices. If the risks are the same, but they’re happening in more places, then we need to examine […]

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Cast Your Vote! Topics for the Next #askSAP Analytics Community Webcast

A special thank-you goes out to everyone who attended the June 2015 #askSAP analytics community webcast. Your participation, questions, and engagement is invaluable and helps make a vital community connection to the SAP product direction for analytics. If you haven’t had a chance to attend an #askSAP community webcast, it’s a fantastic way to voice […]

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Getting the Most From Supply Chain Analytics

Because a company’s supply chain is typically complex—though able to significantly affect cost structures and profits—it is ripe for the insights that analytics can unearth. That’s according to a recent article from Deloitte Consulting that notes multiple industries can improve forecasts, demand planning, sourcing, and production by infusing analytics into the supply chain. “Companies with leading […]

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Why the CIO Must Own Data Discovery

Big Data brings big expectations. IT leadership is expected to empower the business to make sense of the ceaseless flood of data available to the organization. It’s not enough to simply provide a connection between reporting tools and databases. Delivering true business value means delivering solutions that help the business become smarter about the way […]

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trans CargoSmart Uses Big Data to Transform Shipping

CargoSmart Uses Big Data to Transform Shipping

CargoSmart, a leading provider of global shipment management solutions, is in an expansive and volatile industry. According to CEO Steve Siu, using Big Data will provide a competitive advantage and lead to industry transformation. “We are managing Big Data from over 5,500 vessels, covering 90% of the world’s ocean container traffic,” he says. “Our mission […]

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5 Ways to Drive Value with BI Proof of Concepts

Proof of concepts (POC) specifically designed for business intelligence (BI) projects can be invaluable because they can help to mitigate or eliminate the risks associated with requirements whether we’re working with a new BI technology, asset, or data source. POCs (sometimes referred to as proof of principle) may be presented with slightly varying interpretations in […]

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Sneak Peak at SAP’s BI Vision and Roadmap Proves Popular

Our recent unveiling of SAP’s BI vision and roadmap has proved to be our best attended #askSAP Analytics Innovations Community Call to date. There’s no question our customers want to know more about what’s coming up in BI, and how they will benefit from all the upcoming capabilities. Missed the call? Don’t worry – it’s not too late […]

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Forecasting Energy Use with Predictive Analytics

Predictive analytics can empower utility companies to deliver better customer service and become more profitable while enabling them to respond in real time to any number of issues including outages, thefts, and spikes in energy use. Utilities can analyze the massive amounts of data they capture via new smart meters to operate more efficiently, enhance […]

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GRC Tuesdays: GRC 2015 – One Week On!

Last week, SAPinsider held its GRC 2015 event in Nice, France and it was energising and fast paced! For those who couldn’t attend, I thought I’d share with you some of the great discussions I had with customers and also one of the announcements made that should be of interest to SAP’s GRC community. Do […]

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SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Migration – Great Learning Opportunities in June and July

Hard to believe, but we’re rapidly approaching the mid-point of 2015. As you’re aware, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1 serves as the baseline architecture for future innovations. With mainstream maintenance ending for SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1 and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 at the end of 2015, and with the new licensing […]

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