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Happy Halloween!

You may have seen that SAP is progressively adopting a new, simpler logo, to go with the new “Run simple” manifesto  and the feedback so far has been  positive. I can now reveal the real reason it’s so orange (sorry, I mean “SAP Gold”) — it’s perfect for Halloween Pumpkins!… More Halloween content from years past: Pumpkin […]

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Cultural Marketing — The New Consumer Experience?

Marketing is all about identifying how consumers behave, what drives them, when they’re most likely to make a purchase. The result? Brand loyalty. But as noted by a recent Huffington Post article, this “typical” research ignores a significant factor: culture. Finding Voice Of course, there’s a gap between knowing the value in cultural insights — […]

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Taking Data-Driven Campaigning to the Polls

Political campaign consultants have been using public and voter data for decades. With Election Day approaching in the US on November 4th, political candidates and their campaign teams are becoming more sophisticated – if not more competitive – with their use of analytics and voter data as they seek to encourage the most desirable voters to come […]

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How to Reimagine your Business with Analytics

One of the greatest benefits that data and analytics provides to organizational leaders is the opportunity to revolutionize existing business models and launch entirely new business lines. Historically, companies that make products, like consumer-packaged goods, have invested heavily in R&D to produce new and improved offerings. While that approach can yield new products and revenue […]

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6 Key Traits of Successful Mobile BI Teams

by Kaan Turnali, Global Customer Operations, Reporting and Analytics Platform, SAP If mobile BI solutions are going to enable organizations to drive growth and profitability, technology or technical know how alone won’t be the only ingredient for success. It starts with leadership and our team’s talent and passion will be the determining factor. There’s no […]

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6 Key Traits of Successful Mobile BI Teams

by Kaan Turnali, Global Customer Operations, Reporting and Analytics Platform, SAP If mobile BI solutions are going to enable organizations to drive growth and profitability, technology or technical know how alone won’t be the only ingredient for success. It starts with leadership and our team’s talent and passion will be the determining factor. There’s no […]

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GRC Tuesdays: Risk Management vs. Control Management

I was at a conference recently where I heard a presenter explaining his risk management strategy. He explained that they assessed risks annually and followed up with monthly and quarterly control assessment and testing. If This Is Risk Management, What Is Control Management? My view is that this is not risk management; it’s control management. […]

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How Internet of Things Big Data is Driving the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”

Interconnected manufacturing systems and devices powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) is continuing to automate a broad swath of manufacturing activities, linking wired and wireless networks in the development of products to enable smart manufacturing where processes govern themselves and smart systems take corrective action when needed, according to TechRepublic. As McKinsey & Company’s […]

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SAP Cloud for Planning – We Changed the Old Rules

by Gerrit Simon Kazmaier, Vice President and Head of Engineering, SAP Cloud for Planning In our last blog, Ivo Bauermann asked me about “Why design isn’t just for designers, but also engineers for whom “Code is law.” We changed the rules when we designed SAP Cloud for Planning. SAP Cloud for Planning is truly a […]

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A Predictive Analytics Primer for Managers

For companies to benefit from mining to find the business insight gems in big data, they certainly need data scientists and analysts, but it is also vital for managers to be well-versed in predictive analytics to bolster the bottom line. Many managers might be reluctant to delve into the world of predictive analytics because of […]

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