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Part 2: Why Upgrade to SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.1?

by Markus Schunter, Global Head of BI & CLOUD Analytics Practices, SAP    (@markusschunter) It’s a great time to upgrade to release 4.1 of the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) platform. We’ve simplified our BI solutions and added robust new functionality. In my last blog, I went over the enhanced usability and integration features that BI […]

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How (Not) To Give An Enterprise Software Keynote

Warning: snark ahead. I attend 40+ enterprise software conferences a year. If you’re preparing a keynote, please don’t do the same as everybody else, i.e: Introduction Show Dramatic opening video featuring an American Announcer Voice Start with a few irrelevant words about being in city X, the current date, etc. Unenthusiastically thank the sponsors for […]

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Detecting Fraud at Speed

by Norman D. Marks, CPA, CRMA One of the troubling aspects of the recent penetration of the JP Morgan Chase system is that finding out what happened took a long time – months. If an organization wants to minimize potential losses from fraud, it must detect it and respond quickly. Some companies depend on software […]

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Business Innovation Through Technology

Please find below a video of the presentation I did at the recent SAP Select event in Berlin. The goal of the 24-minute presentation was to avoid innovation theory and instead talk about eleven real-life organizations that are doing something different thanks to the availability of new technologies. “The biggest barrier to business innovation today […]

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Simple is Hard

Is this what your IT infrastructure looks like? It’s clear that complexity is holding back innovation. But we all know that simple is hard. The easiest way forward is to move to new, simpler business applications like SAP Simple Finance. Here’s what’s different about it, some explanations from the folks that thought it up, and a live […]

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Simple is Hard

Is this what your IT infrastructure looks like? It’s clear that complexity is holding back innovation. But we all know that simple is hard. The easiest way forward is to move to new, simpler business applications like SAP Simple Finance. Here’s what’s different about it, some explanations from the folks that thought it up, and a live […]

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Part 1: Why Upgrade to SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.1?

by Markus Schunter, Global Head of BI & CLOUD Analytics Practices, SAP    @markusschunter With SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) 4.1, (which I’ll call BI 4.1), we simplified our BI solutions (making them easier for our customers to use), and added robust new functionality. Also added were numerous new integration scenarios for customers using either the […]

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DataGeek III: Thrones of Data Finalists Announced – Cast Your Vote!

by Rachel Ho, Business Intelligence Marketing, SAP After weeks of hard-fought battles against the Dark Data Walkers, the Land of Datarous has emerged victorious! Using SAP Lumira, brave DataGeeks from across the land representing the House of Dragons (Business), House of Titans (Sports and Entertainment), House of Blacksmiths (Technology), House of Healers (Health and Science) […]

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GRC Tuesdays: Good Use of Collaboration in Risk Management

by Thomas Frenehard, GRC, SAP I think we’ll all agree: risk management is all about breaking silos. Indeed, an enterprise risk management (ERM) program can only be efficient if it crosses departments and functions. If only one area of the organization successfully monitors and mitigates its risks, then the program as a whole isn’t effective […]

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Building A Company Culture Driven By Insights

By Jen Cohen Crompton, SAP A common challenge CIOs and those responsible for business insights and/or innovation face, is that not everyone believes in these solutions – or more specifically, believes that how they do business needs to change and that new processes will provide that competitive edge. But, as technology evolves and becomes a driver […]

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