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Results of the Fitness Challenge using SAP Lumira

During SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando, the analytics team issued a “fitness challenge,” asking people to record their activity with a device such as a Fitbit or Jawbone Up and email us the results. The resulting analysis was a microcosm of the kinds of issues that happen in organizations every day – along with announcing the […]

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Photo Essay: Analytics at SAPPHIRE NOW 2013 Part 3

After the preconference and Day 1, here’s a roundup of analytics goings-on at SAPPHIRE NOW / ASUG 2013 on Day 2, with links to resources and on-demand repeats of the sessions. Wednesday morning saw another lovely dawn over the Orlando Conference center: The show floor had a dedicated area to show off the SAP Scouting […]

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From the Marketing Trenches: Data Analysis Success Stories

While many organizations are interested in the potential of big data and are beginning to shape their data analysis strategies, some of the world’s biggest are well on their way to becoming data-driven to connect with customers and boost revenue. For example, companies like Macy’s, JPMorgan Chase and Starwood Hotels and Resorts are incorporating data-driven […]

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200 Sessions Across 12 Tracks at SAPinsider Financials 2013

by Richard Barrett, SAP Although SAP remains the largest listed German company, recent changes on the executive board announced last week might make it look increasingly like a U.S. company with the power base relocating to Palo Alto. While it could appear that way from the outside, I know it isn’t true – Hasso Plattner, […]

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Is Big Trouble Brewing for Big Data Adoption?

There’s so much hype about big data these days, industry observers such as Gartner Inc.’s Svetlana Sicular are beginning to express concern that it may dissuade companies from pursuing big data analytics initiatives. Gartner publishes a “hype cycle” for different technologies based on the stage at which the interest of a technology is rising or […]

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Data Analysis: Creating a Customer ‘Database of Intentions’

Top performing companies are using data analysis to create a “database of intentions” to more accurately predict and respond in real time to customer behavior. In fact, 90% of the top performing companies have a marketing analytics initiative in place, compared with 69% of all other firms, according to a recent survey by Aberdeen Group. The […]

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BI2013 in Europe – Get a Live Replay of Key SAPPHIRE NOW BI Content in Amsterdam

On the heels of the SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Orlando, I’m now preparing for the upcoming SAPinsider BI2013 conference taking place in less than three weeks in Amsterdam, 11-13 June. No time to rest! As you know, BI2013 provides extensive educational sessions, networking events, demos, hands-on sessions, and interactive discussion forums to help you get […]

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SAP Lumira: SAPPHIRE NOW Sale Extension and Highlights

You may have heard SAP Visual Intelligence’s new name announced at SAPPHIRE NOW.  SAP Lumira helps analysts bring together and transform data to discover hidden insights and answers. Designed for ease of use, the software combines fast data manipulation with engaging visualizations, allowing users to explore data from a variety of enterprise and personal sources. Learn […]

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SAPPHIRE NOW Influencers Talk with SAP Game-Changers Radio

by Bonnie D. Graham, SAP What a whirlwind! Picture this cast of characters: • SAP’s Malcolm Kimberlin aka “Agent 99″ (real- life Influencer Relations guru at SAP) at the SAP Game-Changers Radio “Cone of Silence Sound Booth” (shades of  the 1960s “Get Smart” TV show, where Agent 86 Maxwell Smart’s telephones were concealed in 50 […]

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Data Analysis to Tame Manufacturing Complexity

The manufacturing sector is still struggling to emerge from the recession. Industrial production shrank 0.5% in April, according to recent data from the Federal Reserve. In addition, the country is using about 77% of its total industrial capacity, nearly three percentage points below the 40-year average. American manufacturers are suddenly grappling with the influx of […]

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