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We are almost done with 2015 and the predictive community has been very active and attractive this year! On behalf of the predictive team I wanted to thank you for your interest and engagement here. As a retrospective, please find below the top 10 articles the community voted in 2015. Enjoy discovering or re-descovering them and Season’s Greetings to you all!

#1 Official Product Tutorials – SAP Predictive Analytics, SAP Predictive Analysis and SAP InfiniteInsight

One of the most essential assets! This document gathers all the official training on SAP Predictive Analytics 2.0 to 2.4, as well as for previous versions of the products SAP Predictive Analysis 1.0.1 to 1.21 and SAP InfiniteInsight 7.0.

#2 Introducing SAP Predictive Analytics 2.0!

This blog post introduced the first version of our new product SAP Predictive Analytics (combination of SAP Predictive Analysis and SAP InfiniteInsight, and their advanced predictive capabilities), full of tips and delivering the essential: explaining the Why, what it brings to you, what’s new in, how to get started and what’s next!

3 versions have followed, we are now in version 2.4:

Announcing SAP Predictive Analytics 2.2!

Discover all the new capabilities released in the version 2.2 of our product whether you are a business analyst with the Automated Analytics mode or a data scientist with the Expert Analytics mode!

SAP Predictive Analytics 2.3 Released!

Another full of news and tips blog about the 2.3 version of SAP Predictive Analytics! Learn more especially about more control for predictive model comparison in Expert Analytics and HANA views support in Recommendation and Social in Automated Analytics.

Announcing SAP Predictive Analytics 2.4!

The latest version new product capabilities are here, including Sentiment Analysis and integration of SAP HANA demand forecasting techniques!

#3 14 Examples on How to Use Predictive Analytics Solutions

14 short and fun videos covering a large spectrum of key predictive possibilities on common business cases that can also give you fresh ideas on how to address critical questions whatever your company’s industry!

#4 Basket Analysis with SAP Predictive Analytics

Market Basket Analysis (MBA) is a common predictive use case. It allows to find relationships between purchases when many products are involved. The three part article explains how you can do MBA with SAP Predictive Analytics and SAP HANA.

Part 1: Basket Analysis with SAP Predictive Analysis and SAP HANA – Part 1

Part 2: Basket Analysis with SAP Predictive Analysis and SAP HANA – Part 2: Visualisation of Results

Part 3: Enhancing Market Basket Analysis with PA 2.0 and SAP HANA

#5 What is the SAP Automated Predictive Library (APL) for SAP HANA?

A detailed, very complete article about (APL) – a major milestone in our efforts to integrate and embed our advanced analytics services everywhere and into everything!

#6 SAP Predictive Analytics 2.0 30-Day Trial Now Available!

The most expected SAP Predictive Analytics 2.x trial is available and updated as soon as a new version is released, try it now!

#7 How does Automated Analytics do it? The magic behind creating predictive models automatically

How is it possible that a tool can create predictive models automatically? How can steps be automated, that would take a highly skilled expert a lot of time and effort to produce manually? Learn more about the fundamental concept behind the automated approach!

#8 Frequently Asked Questions – Downloading, Installing and Activating SAP Predictive Analytics

The essential links are here! You should find an answer to your question! If not, poke Antoine on the forum ; )

#9 Extending SAP Predictive Analytics Functionality

Power Users can extend and customize the functionality of the “Expert Analytics”-mode by adding their own R-Scripts. The logic is encapsulated in so called “Custom R Components”, which casual users can easily work with without having to have any R skills.

#10 Predictive Smackdown: Automated Algorithms vs The Data Scientist

3 profiles, 1 tool. Whether you are a Data Scientist, a Business Analyst or a Business User, SAP Predictive Analytics will meet your needs and expectations. Learn more through a funny analogy!

There are many predictive resources available on SCN and sap.com/predictive! Here are 3 ways to get engaged:

  • Follow the SAP Predictive Analytics community to be informed as soon as there is something new posted or discussed here
  • Check the ‘Content’ tab to make discoveries here
  • Follow your favorite authors to be informed when they publish a new piece

But please don’t prevent yourself from also:

Hope you enjoyed this blog and wish you a very Happy New Year 2016!

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