SAP Analytics Innovation Community Call Series: Self-Service BI and SAP Lumira

by Jayne Landry, GVP BI Solutions, SAP We’re excited to announce upcoming dates for our SAP Analytics Innovation Community Call series. The next SAP Analytics community call on February 17/18 will focus on SAP Lumira, and, if the first community call was any indication, you won’t want to miss it. Last November’s call, which delved […]

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Using Big Data Analytics to Unlock the Mysteries of the Universe

Scientists learned that the universe continues to expand in 1929 when astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered that distant galaxies are moving away from us. Today, scientists continue to make remarkable galactic discoveries. For instance, a team of researchers working with the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) have been able to determine the distances to galaxies more […]

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Your Big Data Footprint Will Only Get Bigger

By Irfan Khan, SAP A year ago I took on the subject of how deeply embedded Big Data is becoming in our everyday lives in a piece with the modest title, Without Big Data, Life As We Know It Would Be Impossible. I outlined a simple scenario in which we book an international flight, check […]

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Data Visualization: A Super Time Saver

Whether you’re a data analyst, a product manager, or a member of the C-suite, when it comes to making sense of your company’s data, Excel-based bar charts aren’t terribly compelling. If you rely on Excel reports to evaluate current customer trends, operating conditions, or business performance, they simply don’t provide much insight into why something happened (e.g., […]

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Windows of EPM Opportunity

by Richard Barrett There will never be another SAP. The company grew up on the shirt tails of half a century of manufacturing revolution that saw the majority of families in the West acquire an automobile, a refrigerator, freezer, television and the like.Until the last quarter of the 20th century, these were mainly built in […]

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Big Data: Making the Customer Contact Center a Competitive Weapon

Contact centers have long been at the core of data collection about customers. But the added influx of information from big data now means the contact center is poised to be a strategic differentiator for firms that can successfully corral and analyze new data sources. That’s the assertion of a new research report from Aberdeen […]

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New Mobile Minute Videos with SAP BusinessObjects Mobile 5.1

Are you interested in SAP BusinessObjects Mobile, but not sure how to use it? To get you started we put together a couple of new mobile minute videos. These videos show how to use the app with the sample analytics content provided when you download SAP BusinessObjects Mobile (version 5.1). It’s a great way to […]

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Data Analytics To Evaluate the Environmental Impact of ‘Fracking’

The US is poised to surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s largest oil producer by 2016, according to the International Energy Agency. Meanwhile, natural gas production in the US has risen tenfold since 2006, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. One of the chief reasons the US has been able to […]

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Big Data – The Big Trend for Chief Marketing Officers

by Mimi Spier, Sr. Director, Marketing, SAP — @Mimi_Spier Most chief marketing officers (CMOs) are quite overwhelmed by the opportunity new data, and more answers, can do for them. The reality is, it opens doors that have never been opened before and creates an opportunity for the CMO to be the driver of innovation for […]

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Now You’ve Defined Your Incentive Plans, There’s One More Thing You Have To Do

It’s the start of the year, and organizations around the world are holding kickoff meetings in order to explain new incentive systems to their employees. These plans are typically the result of many months of painful negotiations, as corporate stakeholders debate the perfect set of incentives to support the organization’s strategy. But every system of […]

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