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BI News: September Edition

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September 2013

Business Intelligence News

Strategies for creating an information-driven culture

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Welcome to the September issue of Business Intelligence News!

September marks the one year anniversary of our BI newsletter. We hope it has proven to be an asset and we welcome any comments on what you like about the newsletter and what you feel is currently missing. This issue offers a variety of content that aligns with the annual ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference. This includes a recap of the event, some interesting content we’ve pulled together for the event, and more.

In October, we hope to start a series of content to help you cultivate a culture that better understands how to use and understand information to make better decisions.

Saskia Battersby, GM BI Solution Management


/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/11_282781.pngCelebrate the Anniversary of BI News with your Feedback!

The year has flown by! We would like to take this opportunity to let you share your insights and stories on how BI News has impacted your business. Also, feel free to provide both positive and negative feedback regarding any aspect of our newsletter – it is, after all, for all of you!

Add your feedback and stories to the discussion »


Die-Hard SAP BusinessObjects Fans Meet at the ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference in Anaheim, California

Once again, the energetic SAP BusinessObjects community displayed its passion and quest for knowledge at the 2013 ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference. The highlights of the event included SAP’s new vision on analytics and over 100 educational sessions covering the latest developments in SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence, SAP Lumira, and several other solutions. And of course, the NFL Fantasy theme party on the show floor with a Data Geeks sighting!


Martin Grob explains how the global wholesale healthcare provider he works for took a number of key steps to ensure it fostered a trusted and highly accurate BI solution across its organization. This includes creating an identity for its BI solution in order to increase user adoption and decrease perceived complexity within the organization.

Compare how your organization is coming together to create a single point of truth »


Have you heard of a federated business intelligence organizational structure? If not, it might just be the form your BI team needs to solve some of the inefficiencies found in a centralized structure and the cost ineffectiveness found in a decentralized approach.

Find out how you can create a federated business intelligence structure »


Securing Private Equity Investments for Midsized Companies

Business intelligence isn’t only for large companies. Small and midsize companies can gain substantial equity by making smart and calculated investments in their BI solution.


K-Means Clustering for Discount Analysis and Customer Retention

Joe Mulligan, VP of Customer Innovations at ProMophics, discusses how they found the final BI deliverables for a customer. They started by defining key ‘BI Requirements’, and considering critical KPI’s. They then moved on to determining which Predictive Analytic algorithm would be best.

Read the details of this case study»


SAP’s New BI Innovations and Upgrade Website

SAP launched a new BI innovation site at SAP BusinessObjects User conference this month. This site is designed to help customers maximize their success with our business intelligence solutions by providing tools and technical information in one easy location to help streamline BI upgrades and implementations. 

Learn more about what this site can offer you today »


Data Mania and the Data Geek Challenge at the 2013 ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference

Did you attend Data Mania at the ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference? If not, here’s a recap of the exciting showcase of SAP Lumira and its visualization potential.

Catch up on the possibilities of SAP Lumira in this blog »



Listen to the head of Large Enterprises and Public Sector at TeliaSonera, a Swedish telephone and mobile network operator, discuss how the company uses SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence software and mobile applications to gain insights that lead to revenue increases.

Watch the video »


October 1-3, 2013: SAP BI Strategy and Innovation Day:

October 8, 2013: SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 UpagradeWebinar

October 8, 2013: Offers Fans Real-time Information on Player StatsWebinar

October 15, 2013: Empower Your Business By Creating, Visualizing, and Sharing Your Data Webinar

October 21 – 25, 2013: SAP TechEd – Las Vegas

November 20 – 22, 2013: Reporting and Analytics 2013 – Orlando, Florida

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Read Previous Issues:

August 2013: Visualizations

July 2013: Creating an Analytics Culture

June 2013: 4.1

May 2013: Sapphire Recap

April 2013: Spring Cleaning

March 2013: Spring Forward – Innovation

February 2013: Hot Topics

January 2013: New Years Resolution

December 2012: Year End – Dashboards

November 2012: Upgrade to BI 4

October 2012: Budgeting

September 2012: Kick-off


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