Picture This: Discovering the Power of Visualisation

by Jane Gray, Marketing Manager – Analytics, SAP UK & Ireland Those in analytical roles tend to find working with data curiously rewarding: the process of getting the numbers to reveal their story is a bit like cracking a crossword or Sudoku.  The problem s that while the devil is in the detail, time-pressed executives […]

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Data Analysis to Demonstrate Marketing Accountability

Accountability has been the most important issue facing marketing executives this year, according to the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). In fact, accountability and measurement have remained consistent concerns since 2006, even though their specific positions in the rankings have shifted over time, the ANA notes. Many CMOs and marketing leaders are under tremendous pressure to […]

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Big Data Analytics: The Prescription for Better Patient Care

Healthcare organizations are increasingly embracing big data to bolster the quality of care while reducing costs, according to a recent survey of senior level executives. Nearly 80% of survey respondents agree that big data and predictive analytics are important to their institutions’ plans and priorities. However, 84% note that their organizations face significant challenges to applying big data and […]

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Join Mico Yuk at the #MasteringSAP Business Analytics conference in Johannesburg, ZA

Join Mico Yuk at the MasteringSAP Reporting & Analytics conference, September 9-11th, in Johannesburg, South Africa. This unique conference is aimed at business leaders who drive the need for reporting, along with IT executives and their BI teams. The agenda is perfectly balanced to speak to business users as well as BI teams and is made up […]

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Big Data Analytics to Mitigate Risk in Banking, Insurance

In today’s economy, financial services firms and insurance companies are forced to contend with heightened regulatory environments and a variety of market uncertainties. That’s why it’s more critical than ever for these enterprises to make effective use of big data analytics to pinpoint and mitigate potential exposure to risk and loss. The fact is, risk levels […]

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What is a Data Scientist and What Do They Do? (Cartoons)

Is a data scientist just a fancy name for a statistician or actuary? Or something else?: (This data scientist is waiting for a mean wave. Or maybe mode, or median). What do Data Scientists do? Well, here’s when you might need one — when you haven’t done a good enough job of predictive analytics!: Share […]

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Turn Data into Real-Time Insights – Now You Can Try Before You Buy

by Chandran Saravana, Product Marketing, Predictive Analtyics, SAP When I talk with companies and organizations about visualization, I find that many of them are using tools that are heavily focused on past data and historic data, not on the predictive segment.  But when I ask them “what if you could simplify and streamline the predictive […]

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#AllAccessAnalytics Webcast Recording and Q&A

On August 14, 2013 members of the analytics community joined Mico Yuk and SAP executive Steve Lucas for a lively discussion on the vision and strategy for analytics frpm SAP,  in an All Access Analytics webcast, www.allaccessanalytics.com. Watch the #AllAccessAnalytics webcast recording   Read this blog post by webcast co-host, Ryan Goodman which gives a […]

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Creating an Analytics-Driven Culture

One of the challenges that many CIOs face in driving adoption of analytics throughout different layers of the enterprise is demonstrating the business value that can be delivered to different types of users. For instance, some senior executives are accustomed to making judgments based on intuition and gut instinct versus evidence-based decision making. Other user […]

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It’s TIME for Data Mania at #SBOUC2013

Are you attending the SAP BusinessObjects User Conference this fall (Sept 9-11) in Anaheim? One session you don’t want to miss is Data Mania brought to you by the Data Geek Challenge. What is Data Mania? Think Wrestle-Mania but with data… The DataGeek Squad is calling all data geeks to join the first annual SAP […]

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