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SLN Spotlight_SAP Labs in France: Predictive Analytics & Machine Learning are hottest topics

On March 2017, SAP was declared a leader in the Forrester Wave: Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning Solutions, Q1 2017 – a milestone for SAP and a tremendous testament to the hard work, ingenuity, and resolve of the Advanced Analytics team based in Paris and Dublin.

“This rating is a major achievement for the Advanced Analytics team, says Erik Marcade, VP of SAP Advanced Analytics. It comes as a result of a great alignment with Forrester on the direct path from predictive analytics and machine learning to return on investment and business outcomes. This is our number one focus. Our strategy of providing tools and techniques that allow to integrate predictive models directly in the business processes and workflows resonates deeply.

We are Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning for operations!

Our strategic directions are becoming more and more a reality:

  • Massive machine learning which consists in providing tools and techniques to manage thousands of deployed predictive models.
  • Predictive for the masses which is realized through integration with frequently used SAP applications, such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP Hybris, and SAP SuccessFactors.

There’s a huge effort involved in achieving our objective to become a key element of the SAP ecosystem and having recognition from analysts such as Forrester is certainly an extra motivation for us.”

This was made possible by the synergy of our innovation units in Paris and Dublin which develop ground-breaking Advanced Analytics solutions like the flagship SAP BusinessObjects Predictive Analytics and bring thought leadership in the areas of predictive analytics and machine learning.

According to Forrester, “SAP offers comprehensive data science tools to build models, but it is also the biggest enterprise application company on the planet. This puts SAP in a unique position to create tools that allow business users with no data science knowledge to use data-scientist-created models in applications. SAP’s solution offers the data tools that enterprise data scientists expect, but it also offers distinguished automation tools to train models.”

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