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SAP Analytics – What Is Experience Management – Business Intelligence Article

SAP has announced its intention to acquire Qualtrics, a global pioneer in the area of experience management (XM) software. (Updated: Read the acquisition press release.) Experience management is the process of monitoring every interaction people experience with a company in order to discover opportunities for improvement. For decades, SAP has been the leader in business applications that generate and leverage operational data (O-data)—hard numbers like costs, accounting, and sales—to inform their business decisions. But while operational data gives you an idea…

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SAP Analytics – Top 10 Analytics Trends for 2019 – Business Intelligence Article

2019 is the year that analytics technology starts delivering what users have been dreaming about for over forty years — easy, natural access to reliable business information. 1. Machine learning everywhere. We’ve reached the third great wave of analytics, after semantic-layer business intelligence platforms in the 90s and data discovery in the 2000s. Augmented analytics platforms based on cloud technology and machine learning are breaking down the longest-standing barriers to analytics success. They bring insights to users rather than forcing users…

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SAP Analytics – Emerging Tech and the Digital Supply Chain – Business Intelligence Article

Part 1 in the 3-part series “Digital Supply Chain for a Digital Economy“ At SAP, we define an intelligent enterprise as an organization that uses data to achieve higher value outcomes—faster and with less risk. Sounds simple enough, no? But if you aspire to become an intelligent enterprise, where do you start? Look no further than your supply chain. Supply chain processes are ripe for change—especially if you plan on surviving in the digital economy. The fact is, in a complex, globalized, digital…

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SAP Analytics – SAP Analytics Fall 2018 Innovation Update—Join the #askSAP Community Call – Business Intelligence Article

It’s hard to believe that in just three short months it will be 2019. It’s been quite a journey this year for BI and analytics with our customers, our teams, and our products. This journey has taken us from ‘governed BI’ to ‘modern and agile BI with data discovery,’ to the acceptance of cloud analytics and now emergent ‘smart BI’ using AI and machine learning to provide natural language interfaces. Having been part of the BI and analytics team at…

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What Happened in 2017 and Where Is 2018 Going – Business Intelligence Article

Every year, the nice folks at reach out to various experts to get their opinions on the greatest trends in analytics. You can get the full list of answers here, but here are my answers to their questions. What was, in your opinion, the most important thing that happened in analytics in 2017? The biggest change was a massive wave of publicity about the power of data, with many algorithmic breakthroughs. Computers are now better at transcribing speech, reading lips, and…

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SAP Analytics – Everything Analytics at SAPinsider #BIHANA2018 in Las Vegas – Business Intelligence Article

Conference season has officially begun! Come talk data with us next week, February 26th – March 1st at SAPinsider #BIHANA2018 in Las Vegas. SAP will showcase its latest innovations in business intelligence and analytics—bringing you tons of great sessions, hands-on workshops, and numerous opportunities to talk with our SAP Experts. Here’s your insider’s peek into the event. Top Analytics Sessions at SAPinsider #BIHANA 2018 Monday, February 26th, 2018  8:30am – 10:15am: The Realities of a Digital Enterprise: How to Create…

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SAP Analytics – Join a Feedback Forum at #BIAConf and Be Entered to Win a Google Home – Business Intelligence Article

In addition to top sessions and workshops at the BI + Analytics Conference 2018 next week, SAP is bringing analytics experts straight to you. This year at the #BIAConf, we’re hosting five feedback forums to have constructive discussions together. And if you attend  a feedback forum—and help us spread the word by getting social about it—you’ll be entered to win a Google Home! Join the conversation right next to the SAP kiosk at any of the times below (please note:…

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Eight Predictions for the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2018 – Business Intelligence Article

As 2017 comes to a close, some of us at SAP put our heads together to predict the trends we think we’ll see in the Internet of Things space for the next 12 months. Here they are, in no particular order: 1)The IoT Hype Is Over—But the Trough of Disillusionment Typically Precedes Mainstream Adoption. Customers have by now generally accepted IoT as a main driver of digital transformation. However, in 2018, they will be looking for business value and outcomes…

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Why Analytics Will be at Least 4X More Important in 2018 – Business Intelligence Article

At the recent Gartner Data and Analytics event in Frankfurt, analyst Rita Sallam predicted that “analytics will have an even bigger impact on society in the next twenty years than the internet did in the last twenty.” The incredible growth in machine learning and artificial intelligence, in particular, is set to remake every facet of today’s society and redefine every business process. But even without taking those sweeping changes into account, I believe that analytics will at least four times more important than ever…

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