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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…
Resurgence of Predictive Analytics And Its Strategic Potential

Resurgence of Predictive Analytics And Its Strategic Potential

By Jason Kuo, Group Solutions Marketing Manager, SAP Predictive analytics has been around for decades; however, new market forces are changing the landscape…
Are You Maximizing The Benefits From Your Business Intelligence Program?

Are You Maximizing The Benefits From Your Business Intelligence Program?

By Deepa Sankar, Director, SAP, BI Solution Marketing Your end users have all the shiny tools available in the market. However, your business isn’t satisfied with the information…
Innovations Enable a Better Informed and Collaborative Finance – IDC Featured Article

Innovations Enable a Better Informed and Collaborative Finance – IDC Featured Article

Today’s financial department is responsible for the financial health, sustainability, and processes of an organization. These responsibilities include facilitating financial transactions, performing financial analysis, making financial decisions, and communicating results….

The Future of Business IS Mobile

Mobile is changing everything. Mobile technology, if it hasn’t already, will transform your job and your business. By 2015: Mobile app development for smartphones and tablets will outnumber native PC projects by 4:1 By 2016: Portable mobile devices will represent about 90 percent of the…