Next-Gen Predictive Analytics: Getting Closer to the Customer

By Russ Hill, Senior Director, Industry Marketing, SAP On October 23, 2013, Consumer Goods Technology, Accenture, and SAP collaborated on a webinar to provide the fundamental need for having predictive capabilities throughout the enterprise rather than in the hands of a few. The consumer product industry has never been more complex or moved so fast.  […]

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Real-Time Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance: A Pipedream?

by Rani Goel, Sr. Director, Industry Solution Marketing, SAP Labs If you are a banker, risk management and regulatory compliance are not new headaches for you. However, the pace of change in managing and reporting risk and increasing complexity of the regulatory landscape may very well be. Did you know – ● in just capital […]

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When It Comes to Data Analytics, It’s the User, Stupid

While many companies are scrambling to hire data scientists or others formally trained in analytics with an eye toward effectively exploiting the potential of big data, they might be more effective altering their culture to nourish the curiosity of the users they already have. In fact, when it comes to big data analytics, top performing […]

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Visualization Standards Improve Business Intelligence Project Success – Part Two

by Anita Gibbings, Director, BI Product Marketing, SAP What do German Telekom, Credit Suisse, Swiss Post, German Armed Forces, and SAP have in common? They are all following the seven HICHERT®SUCCESS Rules in their financial reports. In part one of this blog, we talked about why you should use a standard visualization framework. Now, let’s […]

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Big Data, Analytics Help Wireless Carriers Boost Revenue

Customer churn has and continues to be a big problem for wireless carriers. The problem is so severe that more than one-third (36%) of U.S. customers are considering leaving their mobile carriers over the next 12 months. Moreover, only 13% of wireless customers demonstrate a level of loyalty required to retain them from competitive offers and […]

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Analytics: Liberating the ‘Liability-Averse Lawyer’

Recently, we’ve been running a series of posts highlighting the interests and needs of different types of analytics users in the enterprise. In this installment, we examine the analytical needs of Larry, a corporate attorney for a diversified energy services provider whose top goal is to protect the company from risk and liability. In the […]

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Urban Planning Made Easy with Slick Visualizations

By Padmini Ranganathan, Senior Director, Industry Analytics, SAP Think urban planning, and you probably have a mind map of sustainable development, social equality, environmental conditions, socio-economic integration, accessibility, and many other dimensions to consider. Urban planners are faced with so many inputs and opinions to consider even as they place proposals in front of the […]

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No More Compromise – with SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver powered by SAP HANA

by Pras Chatterjee, EPM Product Marketing, SAP Considering how far we’ve come with technology in this day and age, I still reflect on my days as a financial analyst and the sacrifices I made when it came to doing budgets and forecasts.  But with in-memory platforms such as SAP HANA, leveraging SAP Business Planning and […]

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Day Two Recap – Analytics at SAP TechEd

Another action packed day at SAP TechEd has wrapped up and here are some day two highlights for analytics. Check out these videos to hear about some of the analytics hot topics at TechEd. Mani Srinivasan, solution manager for analytics, discusses the latest innovations that enable customers to create their own visual extensions with SAP […]

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Thirty Percent of SAP Application Users Can’t Be Wrong

According to a recent survey by the UK and Ireland SAP Users Group, 30% of SAP application users now run SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) solutions as their main BI and analytics platform. This is an increase from 21% in 2012 and 7% in 2011. If you’re one of these many customers, you already know […]

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