Making Sense of Demand Signals

by Gebhard Roos, SAP To succeed in the consumer products industry, you need to accurately understand demand – not only sensing what is happening within your organization, but also keeping a pulse on market trends and the competitive landscape. You need to gauge changes in demand, analyze buying trends, then respond quickly and profitably. But […]

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Are You Ready for Some Analytics 3.0?

Despite all the recent hoopla surrounding big data, analytics is not a new concept. Analytics tools have been used by businesses since the mid-1950s. So what’s new now? The massive amount of unstructured data – from the web, social media, mobile, forums and other sources – deluging corporate networks is driving a new era of […]

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Predictive Analytics for a Competitive Edge

by Isabelle Nuage, Analytics Marketing,  SAP Organizations can no longer rely solely on cost cutting to survive and thrive, they need to look into new markets and new opportunities to succeed. Predictive technology has been around for a while but today’s business challenges makes it more relevant than ever, and real-time predictive analytics can really […]

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Interactive, Ad Hoc Reporting Just Got Easier

by Steve Bickerton, BI Competency Center, SAP SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence software, lets your employees perform ad hoc reporting and analysis, improving productivity and knowledge sharing across the organization. In the past, however, problems arose when users tried to integrate with SAP Netweaver Business Warehouse (BW) – triggering error messages, slow reporting, and poor performance. […]

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twitterinfluence Who’s the Most Influential in Big Data? A Twitter Study

Who’s the Most Influential in Big Data? A Twitter Study

Big Data Republic (BDR), a big data community, recently ran a contest for its readers to nominate their favorite Twitter influencers on our favorite topic #BigData. Using PeerIndex and a panel of real, live, human judges (which we consider a key ingredient to the legitimacy of big data analytics), BDR has compiled a list of […]

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The BI ROI Conundrum

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Five Tips for SAP Business Planning and Consolidation Implementation Success

by Danielle Bass, Director of Global Accounting System, Citrix Complicated multinational reporting requirements, intercompany eliminations, multiple disparate ledgers, and time-consuming reporting practices – if any of these characterize your financial consolidation process, it might be time for an overhaul. I know of which I speak – at Citrix, we faced more than one of these […]

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Follow the Leader…

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Customer Stars Are Going to Shine Over SAPPHIRE NOW Orlando

by Trish Harman, Information Management, SAP A certain mouse, a big whale, and a wizard won’t be the only stars in Orlando this May 14-16, 2013! Come to the SAPPHIRE NOW conference to learn about information management and you’ll get to meet our customer stars!  SAP has lined up some great customers to share their […]

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Predictive Analytics to Head Off Retail Disaster

Had ousted J.C. Penney CEO, Ron Johnson, figured out a way to give customers what they wanted – a stellar in-store experience – he might still be at the helm of the brick-and-mortar retail giant. But Johnson didn’t give customers what they wanted, he gave them what he thought they wanted, causing them to abandon […]

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