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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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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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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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5 Top Tips for Agile Analytics Organizations

Good business intelligence needs a good team: a BI competency center (BICC). A BICC is a cross-functional organizational team that has defined tasks, roles, responsibilities and processes for supporting and promoting the effective use of analytics across an organization. Over the last decade or so, I’ve regularly written whitepapers and given presentations explaining some of the key […]

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GRC Tuesdays: Latest ACFE Report Shows Only Slow Improvement in the Fight Against Fraud: Could New Technologies Help?

By Jerome Pugnet, GRC Product Marketing, SAP While the new bi-annual edition of the Report to the Nations of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) was being released recently, we published this short infographic titled “The Problem with Detecting Occupational Fraud” This infographic summarizes the challenges that aren’t adequately addressed by older tools, many of which […]

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See The Beauty in Your Plans

by Ivo Bauermann, Global Vice President and General Manager, EPM Solutions, SAP The famous industrial designer Dieter Rams knew good design, dating back to the 1960s when he had major success at Braun. Even today, Apple’s products are heavily influenced by Mr. Rams’ designs (see this comparison). One of his key principles is that designers […]

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How to Stay Ahead of the Competition: 20 Tips from SAP Predictive Analytics

by Isabelle Nuage, Analytics, SAP Today, organizations need to run at market speed and differentiate themselves by anticipating risks and opportunities in real time. With the competition growing more fierce, they have a much shorter time to act and react. The good news is that predictive technology is becoming accessible to non-data scientists and statisticians. […]

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