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March 2013

Business Intelligence News


Strategies for creating an information-driven culture

  1. Featured Content
  2. Customer Stories
  3. Product Announcements
  4. Upcoming Events & Webinars

Welcome to BI News!

At this time of year I always have the impulse to get organized, and organization or lack of it is the inspiration for this month’s issue of the BI Newsletter. We all know that being organized will reduce stress, free up time and ultimately save money. In this March issue, we have pulled together blogs which we hope will aid you on a journey to better manage your BI environment, achieve faster time to value with data marts, increase success of your BI project with a solid BI Strategy, as well as provide insight into changes and commitments within SAP to ensure we are helping you along the way.

Next month, we will open up on upcoming innovations and share insights on where we think BI is going now and in the future.

Saskia Battersby, GM BI Solution Management


Keeping your SAP BusinessObjects Deployment Running Better

If you already have SAP BusinessObjects running for a while now, you might want to ask yourself: How do I ensure that the system continues to run smoothly? How can I get ahead of end user and system issues before users start screaming? How do I keep my users from destroying me?

EV Technologies tells you how they address these types of questions »

Driving Value from Your BI Program – Define, Track and Measure Success

Previously, we covered the importance of a BI strategy and how BICC becomes a key element of your organization. This time, we are covering other critical factors to make your BI program successful. By turning data into insight, companies can see positive impacts on their business such as increased revenue, reduced cost, managed risk and capital and create competitive advantage. 

Discover how you can turn data into insight with Business Intelligence »

Learn how SAP is taking proactive measures to deliver quality BI software

In a world of rapidly changing business challenges, one thing remains a constant driver for success: Quality. That’s why SAP reached out to our Business Intelligence customers and gathered feedback on previous releases of our Business Intelligence software to continually investigate methods to improve our quality processes. Quality improvements have resulted from large-scale development methodology shifts all the way to individual product teams continuously improving their day-to-day processes.

See the improvements implemented on the SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise product line»

Unlock critical data from your ERP System with data marts

Key business information is captured in ERP systems every day. The challenge is getting users access to that information in a format what is applicable to their particular business question, timely and does not impact the performance of the transactional system. Learn how data marts and RapidDecisions are enabling this against Oracle eBusiness, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards.

Find out how you can unlock critical data from your ERP System with data marts »

Have Deski users and want to migrate to BI 4.x?



Hearding Chaotic Spreadsheets

Decades have passed since the inception of BI, customers still complain about spreadsheet proliferation and the information chaos they create. Data manipulation nightmares related to the use of spreadsheets may happen in your businesses and could lead to lasting repercussions. How can you as an IT department keep these data chaos under control?

Learn how you can better manage these situations and drive a data-driven culture »

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TeliaSonera: Customer Testimonial Video

TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services that help people communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Tito Toivla, Head of Large Enterprises and Public Sector at TeliaSonera talks about how they are using SAP software.

Hear how TeliaSonera improved decision making from any location, anytime »

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BI 4.0 SP4: Data Access and Interoperability

This tutorial is designed to help you understand how the different products in the BI suite connect to data sources and to each other.

Take a look at this eLearning tutorial »

BI4 Elite Training Goes Worldwide

The SAP customer solution adoption team is planning to deliver the highly popular BI4 Eite Taining worldwide. The events will be hosted in Singapore on April 8-12, 2013, Sydney, Australia on April 15-19, 2013, Newtown Square, PA, USA on April 29 – May 3, 2013 and St. Leon-Rot, Germany on June 7-21, 2013. The world’s best BI 4.0 specialists, developers, solution and product managers will host our valued BI customers and partners in this unique Elite hands-on enablement workshop.

Click for more information on registering for BI4 Elite Training »

Latest Version of SAP BusinessObjects Mobile


The newest release of SAP BusinessObjects Mobile mobile app allows users to visualize, explore, collaborate and share business performance through personalized views in a secure environment designed natively for iPad. The updates allow for highly interactive dashboard capabilities, one mobile app for all BI content, and powerful and consistent functionality.

More details on SAP BusinessObjects Mobile update »

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This advanced analysis solution helps organizations gain a competitive edge by uncovering and predicting trends in their businesses. SAP Predictive Analysis software can be deployed as a standalone or with other SAP software, including the SAP HANA platform, to unleash powerful predictive capabilities.

SAP Newsroom Announcement »

What does SAP Predictive Analysis have? »

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Create visually stunning, interactive dashboards and data-driven applications for both mobile devices and the Web. SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio software enables you to mobilize your current SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) content and is designed as the premium alternative to SAP BEx Web application designer. It connects directly with SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP HANA, enabling you to reuse existing data assets (including SAP NetWeaver BW queries and cubes, and SAP HANA views) without disruption.

Learn about the core benefits of SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio »

How is SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio the new tool for dashboarding on top of SAP BW and SAP HANA? »

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The SAP Visual Intelligence point-and-click interface and engaging visualizations allow you to quickly analyze data for rapid time to insight and business agility – no scripting required.

Get the free 30-day trial »

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March 19, 2013: Bridging the Gaps Between Strategy and Execution – Webinar

March 19-22, 2013: SAP Insider BI 2013 – Las Vegas, NV

March 21, 2013: The new face of BI with Visual Intelligence & Predictive Analytics – Webinar

March 21, 2013: Big Data is Adding to Data Management Challenges – Webinar

March 28, 2013: Managing Big Data as Enterprise Information – Webinar

April 2, 2013: VisiChat – Live Twitter Chat on Data Visualization – Tweet Chat

April 18, 2013: Analytics Edition – End to End BI & SAP Design Studio for Dashboards on SAP BW – Webinar

May 14-16, 2013: SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference – Orlando, FL

May 23, 2013: The 2013 Guide to Mobile BI Technology from SBO & Social Media Analytics – Webinar

June 11-13, 2013: SAP BI 2013 – Amsterdam

June 20, 2013: Guide to Analytics Capabilities Embedded within SAP Business Suite & Benefits of Moving to BI 4.0 – Webinar

September 9-12, 2013: ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference – Anaheim, CA



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