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How Are Data Visualization Standards Improving SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio and SAP Lumira?

SAP understands the critical nature of data visualization and is seeking to work with thought leaders in this space to bring the benefits of best practices to our customers. This past month, SAP invited Dr. Jurgen Faisst, managing partner of the International Business Communications Standards association (IBCS) to deliver an intensive two-day seminar. He shared insights on the benefits of establishing a set of rules for business communication design, and explained how they ultimately help our customers drive an information driven-culture. (more…)

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5 Things to Look for in Lease Accounting Software in Light of New Regulations

As part of our ongoing accounting and financial close series, today we’ll be covering Lease Administration.

Most companies use leases in some part of their operations or business activities. At the moment, operating leases are reported off balance sheet and disclosed in the notes of the financial statements. Today’s current lease accounting regulations have been stable for years, but that is about to change. Organizations worldwide will need to start complying with new regulations for lease accounting that are being proposed by the FASB and the IASB.

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Predictive Analytics: 10 Success Stories You Must Read

Predictive analytics, by definition, is “an area of data mining that deals with extracting information from data and using it to predict trends and behavior patterns” (according to Wikipedia).  It allows organizations to achieve real-time insights that increase understanding of customer behavior, improve response to customers, and deliver tangible business value. But as the English say, “the proof is in the pudding.” (more…)

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Mobile BI Design Framework: Design Elements

The advent of the mouse and large screen-dependent design elements of the PC era influenced the makeup of traditional business intelligence (BI) solutions. Similarly, mobile BI comes with its own design elements that replace the mouse with touch screens, which merge the input and output components into a single device. (more…)

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Plan Simpler at SAPinsider

With Financials2015 approaching it’s important to understand that “Plan Simpler” is a no longer a want or wish, but a reality available to all. The issues that made planning a challenge for the enterprise in the past are just that, a thing of the past, and it’s now time to look to the future.

As you prepare to attend the Financials2015 event in Las Vegas, I thought that I’d take the opportunity to give you some ideas of what sessions to look for if planning for SAPinsider (or a desire to Plan Simpler) is one of your objectives. (more…)

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