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Real-Time Finance: Helping Strong CFOs Transform Their Businesses

Life happens in real time. Buying a new TV? You probably research your purchase, read reviews, and compare prices online. Get store opening times, directions, and parking. Even check your account balance. All the information you need is at your fingertips. You’re constantly making decisions based on the best available data at any given moment. […]

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How ZE PowerGroup Grew Market Share and Increased Customer Satisfaction

CHALLENGE As Waleed El-Ramly, chief product officer of ZE, explains, “To stay on top, you have to be innovative, and build new products and features all the time.” ZE clients were looking for self-service BI, and when ZE examined the build vs. partner equation, the answer was clear. “We knew it would take more developers, […]

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Is Your Self-Service BI Truly Self Service?

I had the great pleasure to staff the enterprise information management booth at SAPPHIRE NOW this year where we launched SAP Agile Data Preparation. This tool is targeted at business analysts who need more data profiling, integration, and cleansing functionality than a spreadsheet can provide, and easier use than standard ETL tools provide. Over and […]

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Do You Have the Right Mobile Mindset?

Mobile has become a key ingredient in the integration of business and technology. If designed and delivered effectively, it provides unparalleled convenience, speed, and ease of use. However, having the right mobile mindset is a prerequisite if you’re going to drive growth and profitability through the use of mobile solutions. In its simplest and purest […]

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The Transformative Power of Big Data Analytics in Sports

It all started with Moneyball, the 2011 film detailing how general manager Billy Beane used analytics to vastly improve the fortunes of his Oakland A’s. And while the film doesn’t come with a happy ending—the A’s are eliminated on their way to the World Series—it helped reignite the fire for professional sport associations to leverage the massive […]

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GRC Tuesdays: The Era of Black Swans?

A colleague of mine recently sent me a very interesting article published about oil price fluctuations and one of the conclusions was that our current predictability models were outdated in this domain. This actually resonated very strongly with me since risk managers often say in our discussions that their executives seem rather reluctant in validating […]

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#askSAP Analytics Community Call: Get a Sneak Preview of SAP’s BI Strategy and Roadmap

When it comes to business intelligence (BI), SAP has long been an innovator. In fact, one of the ways we built our reputation as the world’s leading provider of enterprise software and services, was through our core BI products and solutions. But we can never rest on our laurels. While we have undoubtedly been a […]

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Part 3—Stay in Flow: Ubiquitous BI

In this five-part series, I’m walking you through some of the details around trusted data discovery, or governed data discovery. The goal is to get you past the mom-and-apple-pie idea of trusted data discovery, and into some specific areas you can address at your company. ●  Part 1: Trusted sources ●  Part 2: Enterprise security […]

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Transforming Manufacturing with Predictive Analytics

The manufacturing industry is no stranger to the advent of Big Data. It is quite impressive that most manufacturers have been embracing disruptive technologies to stay ahead of their competition and thrive. One of the most powerful capabilities that plays a vital role in the manufacturing world is the application of predictive analytics capabilities—which allows […]

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Easy, Simple, Seamless: SAP Solutions for EPM at SAPPHIRE NOW

Although rather a dramatic overstatement, I feel like I’m in the eye of the storm. It’s a metaphorical storm of course, but having just been through a number of months focused upon one major event of the year, SAPPHIRE NOW, I’m in a lull of activity for a few weeks before gearing up for the […]

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