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Top 10 Ways to Squeeze More From Your BI Investment ASUG Webcast Recap

This was an ASUG Webcast earlier this year given by SAP’s Ina Felsheim  and Christopher Vozella

They said “During this session we will share with our top ten ways that you can do to drive more value from your SAP BI/Analytics investments today and in the future. We will also give you the opportunity to interact with us to ask questions and share your thoughts.”

Some of the links featured have changed.  And there are more items than top 10:

1)      Free tutorials at

2)      SAP CAL (

3)      Learning Hub (

4)      SCN

5)      SCN webinars

6)      EGI

7)      Innovation Discovery tool

8)      Solution Explorer

9)      Roadmaps (

10)    YouTube channel

11)    in-app help / chat



Figure 1: Source: SAP


With the Innovation Discovery tool, you can “Turn the adoption of innovations into tangible value for your business.  Innovation Discovery for SAP Products is a self-service for customers to find innovations about SAP products.”


Figure 2

Above is a screen shot from the Innovation Discovery tool.

Please note this requires a Service Marketplace logon.


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Next up is Solution Explorer:

The new Digitalist magazine is part of Solution Explorer

It has service offerings for BI

It offers learning maps to skill up on solutions


Figure 4: Source: SAP

Sometimes called VLM.  Link:

You can benchmark yourself by industry, company size, number of employees

Two surveys: first one is BI benchmarking survey and an EIM survey.  You will need finance information


Figure 5: Source: SAP

How can you try out the tools?  SAP Cloud Appliance Library allows you to try software out in the cloud.

Available solutions here: Trial and Developer Offerings with SAP Cloud Appliance Library


Figure 6: Source: SAP

You can trial software for download via SAP Store.


Figure 7: Source: SAP

How to use the tools? will redirect you to SCN site.

You will want to follow and bookmark.


Figure 8: Source: SAP

SCN has more information (as you know)


Figure 9: Source: SAP

Consider subscribing to the YouTube channel:


Figure 10: Source: SAP

This is the SCN Roadmap space.

Roadmaps come in solution layer and product level


Figure 11: Source: SAP

Classes, sessions, one step media cloud based training is available.


Figure 12: Source: SAP

Link is here:

The Enterprise Support Academy – consume information, proactive complimentary services for your environment

AIE is for enhancement packs (not so much for Analytics)

MTE – meet the experts includes enterprise support content

EGI – expert guided implementations


Figure 13: Source: SAP


This is an enterprise support – a guidance/social business collaboration tool.  Information is in SAP Jam.

You can obtain information based on where you are at in the implementation lifecycle


Figure 14: Source: SAP

This is through the SAP Support Launchpad – SAP Note 2213344 How to start a Chat with SAP Support

If chat support is available for your component, the button will show up



Figure 15: Source: SAP

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