BI News: June Edition
Strategies for creating an information-driven culture
Welcome to the June Issue of Business Intelligence News!
2014 Popular Articles
Here is a collection of the most popular articles from 2014:
- Five BI Experts and a Marketing Manager Walked into a Bar… by Bonnie Graham
- 10 Things BI Champions Do by Pam Ireland
- Deliver Trusted, IT managed Data to Microsoft Excel Users with SAP BusinessObjects BI Universes by Deepa Sankar
- Big Data = The New BI? by Waldemar Adams
- The First Business Intelligence Project Ever by Timo Elliott
SAP’s market leadership in the area of analytics is well known – for the past five years, we’ve topped Gartner’s Business Intelligence and Analytics category. However, it’s not yet common knowledge that business intelligence (BI) offerings from SAP go beyond licensed-based, on-premise options to a full range of cloud-based solutions. Now, with the release of analytic solutions in SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, there’s no time like the present to debunk a few common misconceptions about SAP’s BI offerings.
Chandran Saravana had been interacting with a few customers and found that their core discussions were focused on data governance with respect to the new age of data discovery and predictive modeling. One repeated discussion concerned the gap between governed and ungoverned data, and many customers see that it is widening. The intent of this article is to focus on the new age of data discovery and predictive modeling and its impact on data governance.
As customers have sought to integrate and develop a more programmatic approach to a BI strategy, SAP has developed a number of best-practice assets and some thought-leadership content to assist them. The BI Strategy e-Book combines various blogs, videos, white papers, presentations, and webcasts that support these best practices in a single location for ease of reference.
So much was happening around analytics solutions from SAP at SAPPHIRE NOW this year! Along with discussions on the new innovations, there were many great customer sessions where clients shared their journeys through analytics initiatives from SAP.
In a presentation SAPPHIRE NOW, Christian Rodatus discussed how organizations are unleashing the power of collective insight with enterprise BI, agile visualization, and advanced analytics. Nic Smith has summarized a list of top ten reasons to adopt the latest SAP BusinessObjects BI suite 4.1.
SAP’s data viz team wanted to join the action of World Cup football and share insights using SAP technology into which teams might make it to the finals. Using SAP Lumira and SAP Predictive Analysis software, the data viz team at SAP analyzed data from all the World Cup teams to select which countries would advance in the tournament.
SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 adoption with mobile BI at Pfizer: Watch this video to understand how Pfizer approached the entire mobile BI solution and hear some of the implementation best practices in addition to lessons learned during the process. The video highlights the key considerations for a successful mobile BI initiative including critical success factors, risks, operational considerations, and a pragmatic measurement framework.
June 26: SAP Lumira Hands on Training – Palo Alto, USA
July 26: SAP Inside Tack – Noida, India
- Seven Steps for Implementing Data Discovery Tools
- Creating the Intelligent Enterprise with Real-Time Big Data
- Innovations in BI: Creating the Network of Truth
- Predictive Analytics: The Stakes Have Never Been Higher