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Why Data Is The Key To The Intelligent Enterprise

An intelligent enterprise is one that seeks to streamline its decision making process to get results in the shortest period of time. Efficiency coupled with access to data and the ability to adapt on the fly are the hallmarks of an Intelligent Enterprise. In all of this, the backbone of the system is the data that flows from point to point. This data is essential to the responsiveness of the enterprise’s system. If the system is an engine, then the data is the fuel that primes the engine and keeps it going.

Analytics and Technological Innovation

Intelligent enterprises seek to utilize available data to find insights. Analysis usually deals with multiple different metrics, depending on what sort of analysis the system is interested in. In the older days of internet technologies, analytics data used to deal solely with the arrival and departure of users and using a series of flags, determine which users were more likely to land on a page and design that page to cater to users of that demographic. Technological advancement has now made it possible for companies to tap into such diverse and cutting-edge systems machine learning and the Internet of Things, each of which have their role to play in the development of a data-driven decision making process . Data streamlining and control for these systems can be easily implemented through SAP Cloud Platform, as SAP has dedicated a lot of time and effort in order to successfully integrate handling for these technologies into their systems.

Data Management and Application Development

SAP Cloud Platform is arguably the most integrated solution available for a company looking to take the intelligent enterprise route since it already has a lot of the functionality for data management built into it. Thanks to SAP HANA, delayed processing is a thing of the past, as SAP HANA can process large volumes of data instantly, leading to analysis that can be turned over for decisions at the drop of a dime. Combined with SAP Cloud Platform’s ability to make application development easy (even for those of us who don’t have a whole lot of experience with ABAP), we can create a powerful system for interacting, outputting and analyzing data from multiple sources with only a little effort.

Integrated Solutions for Better Operation

Before the cloud was such a major consideration for companies, servers at multiple different locations would be used to store data, leading to conflicts and fragmentations between them, especially if backups were done sporadically. Having a cloud solution allows for uniformity of data across all the elements that use it. Thanks to how data is handled on SAP Cloud Platform, there isn’t any worry about having conflicts between multiple data sets or backup problems. Because of the availability of data on the cloud, even if a single server is unavailable data can be shunted from a backup server so that there isn’t any downtime to be concerned about.

The Key of an Intelligent Business

Putting everything together to work seamlessly is likely to take some time, but by having a solution that can be integrated easily, you slash that time drastically. By deciding to use the SAP Cloud Platform, a company has the benefit of handling for current cutting edge technology as well as any further emerging technology that may be of interest to business on the whole. Rapid analysis of data and the distribution of results via an application simplifies the system to the point where deep decisions can be made on the fly. The cloud provides freedom for a business while at the same time offering powerful solutions for analysis of data. In combination, the SAP Cloud Platform can help business use data as the key to unlock their innate potential.

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