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Mobile BI Design Framework: The Use of Colors

In mobile business intelligence (BI) design, the use of colors plays an important role because colors are some of the easier components to incorporate into our mobile assets. However, this ease of use often leads to misuse and, subsequently, ineffective design of our mobile solutions. I often find that the oversight happens not because we lack the knowledge or […]

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What it means to be a Data-Driven Enterprise

Most organizations today aspire to become data-driven companies. But what exactly does it mean to be data-driven, and how do you get there? To be data-driven means cultivating a mindset throughout the fabric of the business to continually use analytics to make fact-based business decisions. The goal is to reach a stage where the use […]

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GRC Tuesdays: What a Great #GRC2015 SAPinsider Event This Has Been!

Back from SAPinsider GRC2015 in Las Vegas, I wanted to share with you some of the great discussions I was able to have with customers and partners. With hindsight, what an event it has been and I am certainly glad I was fortunate enough to attend! It first kicked-off very strongly with Thack Brown’s keynote […]

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Part 9: BICCS: Communicate-Communicate-Communicate!

One of the key critical success factors for a BI Competency Center (BICC) is communication. BICCs are all about communication. How can BICCs create continuous communication with business users? What’s a community of interest and what role does it play? What is the role of a communication analyst? The core mission of the BICC is […]

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Business Agility and BI: Striking the Right Balance Between Order and Chaos

Across industries and around world, the speed and complexity of business is increasing. Companies are struggling to keep pace – especially when it comes to enterprise business intelligence (BI). While companies are certainly invested in improving their BI capabilities, the lag between insight and action persists. Why? The answer can be found in different BI […]

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Unstructured Data: What Lies Beneath

Type “Big Data analytics” in the search bar of any search engine and you won’t be disappointed with the results. Enterprises, experts, and research firms all agree that the amount of structured data generated every minute of every day is rapidly increasing—leaving companies with no choice but to jump on the analytics ship or risk […]

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Unstructured Data: What Lies Beneath

Type “Big Data analytics” in the search bar of any search engine and you won’t be disappointed with the results. Enterprises, experts, and research firms all agree that the amount of structured data generated every minute of every day is rapidly increasing—leaving companies with no choice but to jump on the analytics ship or risk […]

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Improving on the Entity Close Process

As part of our ongoing accounting and financial close series, today we’ll discuss best practices in entity close management. So far in our blog series, we’ve addressed a number of different things that need to be addressed during the close process. Managing the entity close process is about keeping track of each of these different things […]

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How Can Customer Service Get Real-Time Benefits from Real-Time Speed?

The right information management strategy can help businesses gain new insights at incredibly fast, real-time speeds. However, making an informed decision based on accurate information is only the first step. You have to implement that decision across your organization in order to produce the desired outcomes. But how do you do that? In order to […]

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Financials2015 – Strong Interest in SAP Simple Finance

I just returned from SAPinsider Financials in Las Vegas which was another comprehensive and exciting event on how SAP can help Finance functions to transform themselves. The event seems to get bigger and better every year – and the energy level was palpable. The clear focus of this year was Simple Finance. From the keynote to […]

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