Unleash Your Collective Insight: Join the #askSAP BI Strategy and Direction Webcast on Sept 9

by Jayne Landry, Global VP and GM Business Intelligence, SAP Last month I published a blog on the convergence of SAP BusinessObjects BI portfolio. As a follow up to this, we will provide an update to the SAP BI strategy and direction on the next #askSAP community webcast. Data is exploding – doubling every 18 […]

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Predictive Analytics for Better Decision-Making

Organizational leaders who make decisions based on pockets of business data don’t get a 360-degree view of operating conditions. This lack can lead them to take actions that aren’t completely informed, resulting in lowered accuracy in projected business or operational outcomes. Keep Regulatory Headaches at Bay Limited views can also lead to regulatory headaches as […]

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GRC Tuesdays: Musings – GRC and Golf

by Jan Gardiner, CPA, GRC Solution Management, SAP GRC Is a Game of Honor I was sitting in my backyard yesterday, which overlooks a golf course in Anthem, Arizona, and my mind was wandering as I thought about the topic for my next blog. Just for the fun of it, I thought about some key […]

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Using Analytics and Data Discovery to Get a Better Handle on Working Capital

When it comes to the performance of their working capital, companies aren’t making much progress. In fact, in 2013, the three components of working capital – receivables, payables, and inventory – showed scant change from 2012. That’s according to the 2014 CFO/REL Scorecard that evaluated results from 997 non-financial US companies. Yet many companies are held back by a number of […]

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Retail: Analyzing Cross-Sell Variables to Maximize Revenue Lift

Retailers are constantly looking for the right opportunities to combine, cross-sell or upsell products or services to consumers so as to maximize revenue lift. However, the probability for success rises dramatically when retail leaders are able to target those combinations of products that consumers are most likely to purchase based on a number of variables: […]

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Cultivating a Culture of Analytics

Historically, when organizational managers and employees have requested BI reports, they’ve turned to IT to generate the information for them. There are a number of problems with this model – the information isn’t as current as it could be and also doesn’t allow managers and employees to dig through the information themselves so they can act […]

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Cultivating a Culture of Analytics

Historically, when organizational managers and employees have requested BI reports, they’ve turned to IT to generate the information for them. There are a number of problems with this model – the information isn’t as current as it could be and also doesn’t allow managers and employees to dig through the information themselves so they can act […]

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What Makes TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR) Unique?

By Lou Bajuk-Yorgan (@LouBajuk) Director, Product Management Spotfire, TIBCO Software In recent years, millions of statisticians and data scientists have flocked to using the R language for computational statistics, visualization, and data science. While there are a number of adaptations of the open source R language, it’s important to recognize that not all R tools are alike. […]

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Is Your Finance Organization a Big Data Dinosaur?

by Chris Grundy, EPM Product Marketing, SAP By now, every finance executive is hyper-aware of the bevy of business intelligence tools that help collect and analyze Big Data – but many are just not equipped to leverage them. First, they need to grasp fundamental planning points by rethinking the approach to data and finance’s role […]

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Is Your Finance Organization a Big Data Dinosaur?

by Chris Grundy, EPM Product Marketing, SAP By now, every finance executive is hyper-aware of the bevy of business intelligence tools that help collect and analyze Big Data – but many are just not equipped to leverage them. First, they need to grasp fundamental planning points by rethinking the approach to data and finance’s role […]

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