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GRC Tuesdays: What I WANT to Do at SAPinsider

It’s that SAPinsider time of year again. Since I explained “my process” to get ready last year (see Top 10 Reasons NOT to Attend GRC 2014 in Nice), I thought instead I’d tell you what I would LIKE to do at SAPinsider this year. Mind you, this is not what I WILL do, but what I’d LIKE to do. (more…)

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Part 4: Guerilla Tactics for BICCs

Whether you’re just starting up a business intelligence competency center (BICC) or looking to evolve an existing one, there are never enough resources – people or funds. Using some “guerilla” tactics (quick and low cost) to gain traction and recognition for BI successes enabled by the BICC can help justify future funding. There will be plenty of “table stakes” projects that aren’t sexy and are needed to build a strong analytics foundation. But when you can, it’s important to promote the success of high value, low risk projects and to develop business user “evangelists” to help tout their success and gain credibility for ongoing support of the BICC. (more…)

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The Financial Close and Simple Finance – How Fast Is Fast Enough?

As part of our ongoing accounting and financial close series, today we’ll be covering how you can improve your financial close process with Financial Accounting –SAP Simple Finance.

Marathons. Formula One. Internet downloads. Streaming video. There are many examples where we intuitively know that faster is always better.

For finance, one of the traditional measurements of the performance of the finance organization is the speed at which a company closes its books. (more…)

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10 Things to See and Do at SAPinsider Financials 2015

We’re already well into 2015 and the first key event for the SAP enterprise performance management (EPM) team, partners, and most importantly, our customers, is just about upon us. SAPinsider Financials 2015, hosted by Wellesley Information Services and co-located with SAPinsider GRC 2015, runs from March 17–20 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (more…)

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Achieve Big Results with Big Data

Undoubtedly Big Data is here – and it’s growing even bigger by the second.

People get excited about Big Data, not just because it’s big but also because it holds the promise of providing big impact and return for the business.

But Big Data by itself is of little use. And so far, few organizations have been able to harness it and make a big impact on their business, whether it’s for customer retention, improving financial planning, or optimizing marketing campaigns. (more…)

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