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Data Privacy Needs You

The United Nations just adopted a new resolution “urging all countries to protect the right to privacy in digital communications and to offer their citizens a way to seek remedy if their privacy is violated.” Sadly, the resolution was not backed by the United States, Australia, Britain, Canada or New Zealand — indeed, they are rumored to […]

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Data Privacy Needs You

The United Nations just adopted a new resolution “urging all countries to protect the right to privacy in digital communications and to offer their citizens a way to seek remedy if their privacy is violated.” Sadly, the resolution was not backed by the United States, Australia, Britain, Canada or New Zealand — indeed, they are rumored to […]

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Right Under My Nose!

By Jan Gardiner, CPA GRC Solution Management, SAP The Search for Product Value As part of the SAP GRC Solutions team, I’m always looking for ways to explain the value of our products to those who are considering a purchase. But, let’s admit it—getting anyone to be excited about governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) is […]

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Join Our Next #askSAP Community Call on SAP Lumira – Dec 11

by Nic Smith, BI Product Marketing, SAP In October I invited you to vote on a topic for our next #askSAP call. Which topic did you choose? How SAP Lumira stacks up against the competition. This is a product I’m personally very excited about and hope that you will join our next #askSAP Community Call […]

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Why Turkeys Can’t Wait for Thanksgiving: The Difference Between Business Intelligence and Predictive

by Bruno Delhaye, VP Analytics Sales, SAP Americas As we know, Thanksgiving is certainly not the best moment to be a turkey. So why do they, in fact, look forward to ? The answer is simple – they look at the past day and see how wonderful the past few days and weeks have been. […]

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GRC Tuesdays: Managing at Speed

Norman D. Marks, CPA, CRMA We all know that the world is spinning faster and faster. Risks and opportunities appear and grow large before changing or disappearing. This all means that management teams have to adapt and manage at speed. They have to be ready to seize opportunities before they disappear and are taken by […]

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The Best Part of the Annual Budget is When it is Over!

By Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC Jeremy Hope (1948 – 2011) was a special type of management consultant and colleague who I highly respected. He started a revolutionary movement when he co-authored with Robin Fraser the book, Beyond Budgeting: How Managers Can Break Free from the Annual Performance Trap (Boston: Harvard Business School […]

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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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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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How to Stay Ahead of the Competition – #SAP20tips Week Two

by Isabelle Nuage, Analytics, SAP We want to help more businesses tap into the power of predictive analytics. So last week, we launched a 20 tips campaign – a tip a day over four weeks – that introduces real-life scenarios of customers using predictive analytics to overcome business challenges. Each week of #SAP20tips is focusing […]

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