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Maps And Analytics Go Together Like Peanut Butter And Jelly

In your daily routine, you’re extremely comfortable using a map on your phone, in your car, or computer. When I survey rooms of business intelligence professionals, 100% of the participants…
office and future of work

It’s Time For An Internal Audit Transformation

by Norman D. Marks, CPA, CRMA Jack Welch, former CEO of GE, is credited with saying that if the rate of change on the outside is greater than the…
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Analytics: Simply Decide

by Clemens Praendl, SVP and Global General Manager, Analytics, SAP Our world is becoming more and more connected. Data, machines, people and processes are interlinked in ways we could only imagine before. With 15 billion web-enabled devices and an…
Top 5 Analytics Predictions For 2015

Top 5 Analytics Predictions For 2015

by Pat Saporito, Global COE for BI, SAP 2014 was another banner year for data and analytics. Machine to machine (M2M) morphed to The Internet of Things (IoT). Disruption…
Knock It Out Of The Park With Your Analytics

Knock It Out Of The Park With Your Analytics

Depending on who you believe, an investment in analytics can yield up to a 10x return. But that’s a little like saying the batting average for Major League Baseball is…
Visualize Your Big Data: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Visualize Your Big Data: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

What is big data? There are many definitions and opinions about this topic, but most agree that it has three main characteristics, namely volume, velocity, and variety.  A recently published Gartner research report…
Do You Have a Love/Hate Relationship with Spreadsheets?

Do You Have a Love/Hate Relationship with Spreadsheets?

by Nancy Martin, Director, Customer Central Newsroom, SAP Personally, I avoid spreadsheets. Well I try, but somehow one always creeps back into my daily work. As a writer, I’m drawn to words not numbers….
accelerating your financial close

Accelerate Your Close and Make More Time for Analysis

Many companies would like to reduce the time it takes for the accounting and financial close. Three main factors affecting a faster close are: people, processes and technology. As the close is not a one size fits all problem,…
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Improving Business Operation Performance With Innovation

By Henry Morris, Senior Vice President, IDC Worldwide Software and Services Research The business operations job function (sometimes called “line management”) is…
The Key Second Step to Successful BI Dashboards

The Key Second Step to Successful BI Dashboards

In our July post, we covered the first – but most overlooked step – in the dashboard development process: planning your BI Dashboard. In step two, we’ll address scoping a.k.a. the ”art…