This week, in partnership with TechSoup Global, several non-profit organizations from the San Francisco Bay Area came together to learn about cutting edge analytics solutions. These roadshows are part of an effort to offer education on solutions that are part of SAP’s donation portfolio, and ensure that organizations with a focus on helping the world run better can fully understand how best to leverage these tools.  Beyond providing technology donations to the sector…there must be effort invested in ensuring the end recipients understand the tools, select the ones best suited for their goals, and get a running start. Technology roadshows along with webcasts, tutorials, and exciting skills based volunteering initiatives are just a few examples of additional value SAP brings to non-profits and NGO’s around the globe.

Attendees engaged in a lively dialogue with analytics expert Chris Kosak.

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He provided a simple and effective explanation of several different powerful analytics tools, what each tool is best utilized for, and walked through a live demonstration which really brought the features to light.  Chris encouraged the crowd to ask their questions along the way and provide feedback to make sure the session was relevant and valuable for them.  There were smiles and even at times gasps from non-profit leaders, seeing powerful ways that the solutions not only provided intuitive and graphical analysis in response to simple spreadsheet files of data…but often times came back with proposals on data analysis trends and next steps. 

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In concluding the breakfast session, a special offer was made to attendees interested in getting started with the SAP Lumira solution.  In early December, there will be a Lumira marathon where non-profit attendees can come together, leverage their SAP analytics donations, and work directly with product experts to get up and running on their application.  It’s a fantastic opportunity for organizations to walk away with an implemented solution and for our own internal experts to give back with their best skill sets.

If you have interest in attending a future SAP Technology Roadshow or Lumira Marathon, reach out to me!

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