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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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5 Things to Look for in Lease Accounting Software in Light of New Regulations

As part of our ongoing accounting and financial close series, today we’ll be covering Lease Administration. Most companies use leases in some part of their operations or business activities. At the moment, operating leases are reported off balance sheet and disclosed in the notes of the financial statements. Today’s current lease accounting regulations have been […]

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Staying on Top of the Big Data Analytics Fashion Trend: Smart Analytics

Is business decision-making based on data and analytics really going out of fashion? That seems to be a claim made by certain experts, according to Thomas Davenport’s blog post “Analytics and Big Data: The New Kale?” The comparison of Big Data and analytics to leafy green kale originates from the fact that some people contend, […]

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Staying on Top of the Big Data Analytics Fashion Trend: Smart Analytics

Is business decision-making based on data and analytics really going out of fashion? That seems to be a claim made by certain experts, according to Thomas Davenport’s blog post “Analytics and Big Data: The New Kale?” The comparison of Big Data and analytics to leafy green kale originates from the fact that some people contend, […]

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Predictive Analytics: 10 Success Stories You Must Read

Predictive analytics, by definition, is “an area of data mining that deals with extracting information from data and using it to predict trends and behavior patterns” (according to Wikipedia).  It allows organizations to achieve real-time insights that increase understanding of customer behavior, improve response to customers, and deliver tangible business value. But as the English […]

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Ready to Hire Your Very Own Data Scientist?

Typically, job specifications for data scientists list a graduate or post-graduate degree as a key requirement. Yet two of the most acclaimed data scientists—Nate Silver and former Billy Beane/Moneyball assistant Paul DePodesta—each lack a Ph.D., according to a recent Forbes article on the topic. In most cases, prospective employers look for candidates who have a […]

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Mobile BI Design Framework: Design Elements

The advent of the mouse and large screen-dependent design elements of the PC era influenced the makeup of traditional business intelligence (BI) solutions. Similarly, mobile BI comes with its own design elements that replace the mouse with touch screens, which merge the input and output components into a single device. The “mobile BI design framework” promotes […]

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Plan Simpler at SAPinsider

With Financials2015 approaching it’s important to understand that “Plan Simpler” is a no longer a want or wish, but a reality available to all. The issues that made planning a challenge for the enterprise in the past are just that, a thing of the past, and it’s now time to look to the future. As […]

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Your Opinion Matters: Participate in the 2015 Wisdom of Crowds Study

Dresner Advisory Services has begun data collection for its 2015 Wisdom of Crowds research study. All TIBCO Analytics users (Spotfire and Jaspersoft) are invited to participate in the 6th annual examination of the state of the business intelligence (BI) marketplace, focusing on BI drivers, usage and deployment trends, products, and the vendor landscape. The 2015 […]

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