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What the heck is an Analytics Advisor? …and why would you want one? – written by Pam Ireland

>> Pam Ireland, VP, Customer Success, Analytics, SAP

“Someone who knows my BI Strategy, understands my architecture, knows how I have configured my BI system, guides my front-end tool selection, knows the SAP BI roadmap, helps me find the best resources in SAP, solves issues on my behalf, and has had continuity with our company for multiple years…………. “  We hear these kinds of desires many times a week from our BI customers.  Well, SAP decided to do something about it.  The Analytics Advisor role – brand new, and unique for Analytics customers – is a response to these kinds of requests.

Whether you are just getting started with SAP Business Intelligence or have been using various versions of BI for years, the Analytics Advisor is your coach for both technical and strategic activities.  If you need assistance understanding the details of a new release or a new tool, or want help building a more strategic BI Competency Center, the Analytics Advisor is there for you.  Want someone who is looking out for your needs? Is an awesome architect? Navigates SAP on your behalf? Gives you design recommendations without being asked?  Here you go.

Too good to be true, you say?  Not so fast.  So what’s the catch.  Sure, you have to pay for that kind of expertise.  You will need to include the Analytics Advisor in your team meetings and critical decisions.  Be prepared to have them onsite the same days every week (we have to have some structure, after all).  But heck, it’s worth it.  Over a dozen customers already think so.  Plan on a 1-day-per-week or two-day-per-week contract.  We want you to sign up for a year.  But if you want to try it out, ok, I can live with six months.  We think you’ll love it. 

I will personally make sure you get the best of the best.  And someone who is committed to your success.  Try it, you’ll like it.  Ask your Analytics Account Executive

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