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5 Steps to Help Your Organization Prepare for the New Revenue Recognition Standards

As part of our ongoing accounting and financial close series, today we’ll be covering how you can prepare your organization and your financial close process for the upcoming revenue accounting changes expected to become effective on January 1, 2017. The solutions SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting (in Ramp-Up) and SAP Lease Administration are mentioned. All […]

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Mobile BI Design Framework: Audience

It goes without saying that when we design anything, we must know and understand our audience well. But I often find that in mobile business intelligence (BI) projects, this is where the first oversight happens—not because we lack the knowledge, but because we make the wrong assumptions. The “mobile BI design framework” promotes the idea that we […]

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SAP Predictive Analytics: Innovate the Future, Faster

Moving From What’s Happened to What’s Going to Happen You’ve probably heard that predictive analytics has broken out into the mainstream. That it’s no longer just for data scientists. But what does that mean, in practical terms, for those of us that are non-data scientists? We’re in an exciting stage of unleashing the power of […]

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Top Seven Reasons to Consider SAP Cloud for Planning

On Monday, Feb 16th 2015, SAP Cloud for Planning was put in the limelight at the SAP FP&A Summit in San Diego, CA. The successful launch of this solution is in line with SAP’s commitment to cloud platform-based solutions. SAP Cloud for Planning makes planning functionality available to customers in software as a service (SaaS). […]

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Mobile BI Design Framework: Design Thinking

When we design for mobile business intelligence (BI), we need to apply the mobile mindset to all facets of user interactions, not just what we do when we are online but also what we do offline. In my first blog of the series, I discussed the importance of embracing a mobile design philosophy that will be unique […]

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GRC Tuesdays: Can You Fix a Broken Risk Management Process?

Recently, it seems that every time I visit companies that are in the search phase for a new risk management software solution, they believe their current process is “broken” and needs fixing. This could be due to many causes: newly appointed Chief Risk Officer (CRO), large loss incurred, recommendations from the audit team or regulatory […]

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It’s Back – the Ever-So-Popular Photo Sharing Contest at #BI2015 and #HANA2015!

If you attended SAPinsider Orlando last year or followed the #BI2014 and #HANA2014 tweet stream, you had a dose of some clever, interesting, and also very fun photos (example below). Missed the Event and Fun Last Year? No worries, we’re doing the photo contest again in association with BI2015 and HANA2015 in Las Vegas. This […]

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Part 5: BICCs Help Up Your Analytics IQ

Analytics are becoming an increasingly important skill set needed by everyone. We’re being bombarded by increasing amounts of data created by Big Data and the internet of things (IoT) both in our personal lives and in our jobs. According to Gartner, 80% of enterprise employees will need analytics skills by 2020. Yet today, only approximately […]

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See You At SAPInsider BI2015 HANA2015 in Las Vegas?

I’m looking forward to SAPInsider in Las Vegas, March 9-12. As usual, it’s a combination of various overlapping events, including BI2015 and  HANA2015. It will be one of my first opportunities to hear from SAP’s new CTO Quentin Clark as he delivers the conference keynote on The new opportunity for business transformation. He will be showcasing “SAP’s unique platform […]

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How Are Data Visualization Standards Improving SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and SAP Lumira?

SAP understands the critical nature of data visualization and is seeking to work with thought leaders in this space to bring the benefits of best practices to our customers. This past month, SAP invited Dr. Jurgen Faisst, managing partner of the International Business Communications Standards association (IBCS) to deliver an intensive two-day seminar. He shared […]

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