Unknown1 Data Analysis and the Internet of Things: Driving Business Breakthroughs

Data Analysis and the Internet of Things: Driving Business Breakthroughs

The Internet of Things, which entails the use of physical and virtual sensors, can inform executives and other decision makers about an assortment of sensory-related information. These insights can range from potential physical irregularities with operating equipment (as detected by changes in vibration patterns or other physical anomalies that can be detected in real-time) to […]

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Analytics: Key Trends for 2013

by Lance Holbert, Analytics Services, SAP Business analytics has evolved dramatically from its humble beginnings in core data warehousing more than 30 years ago. It’s evolved from simple, decision support solutions to advancements in business intelligence (BI), enterprise performance management (EPM), and, most recently, intelligent data concepts and predictive analytic applications. Companies have embraced the […]

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Data Analysis: A Battlefield for Retailers and CPG Firms

Starbucks is a perfect example of what retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are grappling with when it comes to analyzing the data deluging their networks from inside and outside the corporate walls. As much as a quarter of the data the coffee brewer is dealing with comes from its loyalty cards, but the firm […]

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SAPPHIRE NOW: All Good Things Must Come to An End – Really?

Wow, so much was happening at SAPPHIRE NOW, it seems like just yesterday. The Analytics campus and other areas on the show floor were spinning with all of the buzz and excitement that surrounded Analytics and I was there with camera in hand to catch it all ‘on tape’. You know the old saying “all […]

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Predictive Analytics to Cut Manufacturing Risk

For manufacturers to be successful in today’s volatile economic landscape, they must react quickly to challenging events and rely more often on managing operations on a predictive basis. In fact, 86% of the top performing manufacturers are using analytics to reduce risk and improve operating performance, compared to 38% of average performing companies and 26% of […]

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Financials 2013 Amsterdam – Achieve Financial Excellence with Analytics Solutions from SAP

by Henner Schliebs, Applied Analytics, SAP Corporate functions are the main driver for profit and margin improvements. This holds true not only with regards to the bottom line and managing the cost side of the equation, but also to the top line, as many finance organizations face a strategy of supporting revenue growth. The reality […]

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energyeff The Data Analysis of Regional Energy Efficiency

The Data Analysis of Regional Energy Efficiency

Although developed nations such as the US continue to become more energy efficient, developing nations that are growing at a faster clip aren’t nearly as energy efficient. The energy efficiency of a country, in simple terms, is the energy used by a country per dollar of GDP (gross domestic product). One of the reasons for […]

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Customers Highlight GRC at SAPPHIRE NOW

by Bruce Romney, GRC product marketing, SAP Having participated in four SAPPHIRE NOW conferences, it never ceases to amaze me that SAP, its customers, and its partners can pull something off that is bigger and better year after year. This year was especially significant for GRC solutions and GRC customers as we had the most […]

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Data Analytics to Cut Healthcare Costs: Just What the Doctor Ordered

As medical costs continue to soar, employers are struggling to provide health insurance to their workers and families. To fight these costs, companies have to find new ways to keep spending down. Enter data analytics. More employers are turning to data analytics to find ways to save money for themselves and their employees without reducing their […]

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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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