Life Is Data: Using Business Intelligence to Cut Hospital Costs

Health care spending is expected to reach $4.8 trillion by 2021, according to a report by Aetna Inc. This means that health care spending will be almost 20 percent of the gross domestic product. The Health Care Cost Institute has found that the rising prices for care are the chief driver of health care costs for […]

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GRC Tuesdays: Risk Management Is Only for Big Companies

by Thomas Frenehard, GRC, SAP Now there’s a sentence I have heard many, many times! I believe this assumption comes from the association that risk management equals management of compliance risks, which applies mostly to regulated companies or public companies. As we’ve already discussed many times in these blogs, this is a misconception – compliance […]

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Day 1 #SABOUC: Analytics Vision – Simplified. Integrated. Innovative.

As always, Steve Lucas – a dynamic presenter – set the stage for day one at the ASUG SAP Analytics & BusinessObjects User Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. He shared new product details and the SAP BusinessObjects roadmap, including SAP BusinessObejcts BI portfolio convergence, SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 coming in 2015, the next release of SAP […]

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Data Analytics to Help Retail, CPG Leaders Act on Real-Time Data

There’s a torrent of customer and market data that’s continuously being generated for retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. However, in many cases, line of business leaders (LOB) don’t often have access to the most current data regarding customer buying trends or market conditions. As a result, this puts business leaders behind the curve […]

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Examining Big Data Adoption in Europe

Many IT and business leaders recognize the operational and business value that the use of big data and analytics can deliver to their organizations. Still, executives often wonder how effectively their organizations are utilizing big data compared to other companies and whether other businesses are encountering similar challenges gathering and applying big data. Teradata recently […]

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Cartoon: Data Scientists Are The New IT Rock Stars

  Data Scientists are the new rockstars say all the articles. But they’re hard to find an expensive, so consider using SAP’s fabulous team of data scientists instead. (Based on the famous quote from Linda Evangelista, supermodel: “I don’t even get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day”) Read this post in source […]

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Introducing the Predictive Pearl Video Series

By Julien Sauvage, SAP Predictive analytics is beautiful because it brings immediate value to your business. Whether reducing churn rates in subscription-based companies (like communication service providers), increasing marketing campaign uptake and conversion rates, or reducing fraud and risk cases, predictive analytics delivers huge returns on investment. And it’s all always very measurable. If it’s […]

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#askSAP Analytics Community Call: SAP BusinessObjects BI Strategy & Roadmap Wrap-Up and Replay

by  Jayne Landry, Global VP & GM, Business Intelligence at SAP   (@jaynelandry) The big message from our latest #askSAP Analytics Innovations Community Call – the SAP BusinessObjects BI portfolio will run simpler, but not at the expense of existing content. This extremely well-attended interactive session was kicked-off by Steve Lucas, Global President of Platform Solutions, […]

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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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Big Data to Lower Risks for Insurers

The potential for insurers to tap big data with analytics has never been greater. However, insurers must adapt to the organizational and technology requirements that come with adding new data sources to their arsenals to minimize risk and bolster profits. Perhaps more than any other industry, the insurance sector has a long history of analyzing data […]

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