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BI News: August Edition

August 2014

Business Intelligence News

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Welcome to the August Issue of Business Intelligence News!


SAP a Top Leader for Advanced and Predictive Analytics

Earlier in June, advanced analytics from SAP was recognized among industry leaders by an independent research firm, Hurwitz. Now Dresner Advisory Services has recognized SAP as a top leader in its 2014 Wisdom of Crowds® Advanced and Predictive Analytics Market Study.

How Do You Measure the Success of Your Mobile Business Intelligence Project?

On average, only 10% of people in organizations use analytics today. This is quite a low amount and, frankly, a bit scary that 90% of people are using gut feeling – or experience at best – to make decisions. With mobile business intelligence, we have the opportunity to get instant information to many in the organization with an experience that is right for all of them.

Is Your Finance Organization a Big Data Dinosaur?

By now, every finance executive is hyperaware of the bevy of business intelligence tools that help collect and analyze Big Data – but many are just not equipped to leverage them. First they need to grasp fundamental planning points by rethinking their approach to data and finance’s role in the business.

Find out how to predict profitable performance in challenging times »

Unleash Your Collective Insight: Join the #askSAP BI Strategy and Direction Webcast on September 9

This Business Analytics community call will focus on helping you unleash collective insight and gain insight into the strategy and direction of SAP’s business intelligence products. The featured speakers will cover topics such as analytics solutions from SAP, simplifying the end-user experience, and much more. It is a great opportunity to get involved in the conversation and share your input on our product direction and strategy.

Big Data and Spatial Analytics Help Germany Score in the World Cup

Aside from great talent, exceptional teamwork, and dedicated training, the German national football team took advantage of Big Data and used SAP technology to train for the world cup. With the help of the SAP Match Insights solution, the team analyzed matches by processing vast amounts of data to help players improve their performance. Coaches would analyze performance metrics, such as player speed, position, and possession time, and then provide feedback to players to help them improve their game.

Learn how SAP helped the German national football team win the world cup »

Exploring Shark Week with SAP Lumira Software

Sunday was the beginning of the popular “Shark Week” on the Discovery Channel. This program is the longest-running cable television programming event in history and was created to raise awareness and respect for sharks. The DataViz team wanted to join in the shark fun and raise awareness for these wonderful creatures of the sea.

Explore everything about sharks with SAP Lumira »


In a distribution warehouse, work can stop when a product isn’t where it needs to be. That can increase costs and plague service. The Charmer Sunbelt Group believes it can improve business commitments and strengthen relationships with the brands it carries by using data analytics, one bottle at a time.

Find out how SAP helped the Charmer Sunbelt Group run better >>




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July 2014

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May: BI4.1 Migration

April: BI Strategy II

March: SDKs and Partner Integration

February: Self-Service BI

January: 2013 Highlights

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