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Using Analytics to Unlock Insights into Giant Energy Deposits

The US and Canada are pushing the envelope on oil and natural gas production as both nations strive to become less dependent on foreign sources of energy. The use of predictive analytics is playing a critical role in helping energy companies across the world identify potential locations for rich energy deposits along with ways to […]

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Driving Value from Your Business Intelligence Program – Define, Track and Measure Success

by Deepa Sankar, Product Marketing, Business Intelligence, SAP Previously, I covered the importance of a business intelligence (BI) strategy and how BICC becomes a key element of your organization. This time, I will cover details on the other critical factors to make your BI program successful. Companies need to recognize that data is “gold”.  To […]

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Big Data vs Bad Data: Data Governance is the New Black

Is data governance the new black? It is, according to Gartner Research Director Svetlana Sicular, who says her clients are flocking to her with questions about metadata, managing external data sources and other issues related to data quality. “Too much red tape, ignored grey areas or situations, code named at Gartner ‘my CEO looks bad […]

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Be a Top Performer: Embed Analytics in User Processes

The potential business returns of effective big data analysis have been well documented across a wide variety of industries from manufacturing to marketing. But gaining a 360-degree view of a customer, successfully predicting sales in a new market or predicting when machinery will fail – all possible effective big data analysis outcomes – can’t happen […]

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What Happens in Vegas No Longer Stays in Vegas: SAPinsider 2013

By Avery Horzewski and Marie Alami, SAP Analytics Marketing Thanks to social media, the old phrase “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” is no longer true. While that may be a bad thing for the bachelor parties that happen here, it’s actually a very good thing for business events. Those who can’t attend can […]

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Ski Analytics With SAP Visual Intelligence

There are lots of mobile applications available that allow skiers and snowboarders to keep track of their exploits on the slopes, including RealSki, SkiTracks, and GPS Kit. But I wanted to have full control over analyzing the data, so I instead opted for a general-purpose application called Sensor Data from Wavefront Labs. As the name […]

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Data Analysis to Tame the Unstructured Data Beast

One of the most daunting challenges for companies seeking to bolster business decisions by tapping the power of big data with analytics is managing the huge swell of unstructured data including comments on social networks, video files, images and critical documents like call center customer comments. This unstructured data – data that can’t be analyzed […]

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SAPinsider Scavenger Hunt: Day Three Quick Overview

The SAPinsider scavenger hunt in Las Vegas is fun and easy. Just three simple steps and you’re entered into a drawing for a mini tablet: 1. Find three of the five items listed below by 5pm Pacific time 2. Tweet each find to @BusinessObjects and include #sweeps and one of the SAPinsider hashtags (#BI2013, #GRC2013, […]

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Financials and GRC 2013 Take Center Stage at SAPinsider Day Two

SAP’s CFO for North America, Joel Bernstein, kicked off day two with his keynote on “Leveraging Technology Innovations to Transform Finance.” Highlights include: ● SAP’s financial evolution from 2003 to now ● Stewardship and being a trusted partner ● Savings that SAP achieved by executing on its vision ● SAP’s game plan for 2013 ● […]

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Possibilities: The Theme of Day One at SAPinsider 2013

By Marie Alami and Avery Horzewski, Analytics Marketing, SAP SAPinsider, for those of you who don’t know, is a four-for-one deal: Admin 2013, BI 2013, Financials 2013, and GRC 2013 – and the analytics social media team covers three of the four. Needless to say, we were kept hopping today, but it was worth the […]

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