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Maps And Analytics Go Together Like Peanut Butter And Jelly

by Ryan Goodman, Founder & CEO, Centigon Solutions Inc. In your daily routine, you’re extremely comfortable using a map on your phone, in your car, or computer. When I survey rooms of Business Intelligence professionals, 100% of the participants...
office and future of work

It’s Time For An Internal Audit Transformation

Although internal audits are still useful, the function needs to transform itself to be essential. Here are eight things to consider for 2015.
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Analytics: Simply Decide

Data and its corresponding insight can be catalysts for employee empowerment, decision making, and an increased reach and relevance in the marketplace.
Top 5 Analytics Predictions For 2015

Top 5 Analytics Predictions For 2015

You have the technology right, but what about people and processes? Find out why your organization should pay attention to the “softer side” of analytics.
Knock It Out Of The Park With Your Analytics

Knock It Out Of The Park With Your Analytics

by Scott Jeffries, Solution Manager, SAP Depending on who you believe, an investment in analytics can yield up to a 10x return. But that’s a little like saying the batting average for Major League Baseball is .245, when in...
Visualize Your Big Data: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Visualize Your Big Data: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

by Rani Goel, Senior Director, Industry Solutions Marketing, SAP What is big data? There are many definitions and opinions about this topic, but most agree that it has three main characteristics, namely volume, velocity, and variety.  A recently publi...
Do You Have a Love/Hate Relationship with Spreadsheets?

Do You Have a Love/Hate Relationship with Spreadsheets?

by Nancy Martin, Director, Customer Central Newsroom, SAP Personally, I avoid spreadsheets. Well I try, but somehow one always creeps back into my daily work. As a writer, I’m drawn to words not numbers. I envy people who can both...
accelerating your financial close

Accelerate Your Close and Make More Time for Analysis

by Elizabeth Milne, Analytics Solution Marketing, SAP Many companies would like to reduce the time it takes for the accounting and financial close. Three main factors affecting a faster close are: people, processes and technology. As the close is...
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Improving Business Operation Performance With Innovation

By Henry Morris, Senior Vice President, IDC Worldwide Software and Services Research The business operations job function (sometimes called “line management”) is responsible for key business processes such as manufacturing, supply chain, or...
The Key Second Step to Successful BI Dashboards

The Key Second Step to Successful BI Dashboards

by Mico Yuk and Anita Gibbings In our July post, we covered the first – but most overlooked step – in the dashboard development process: planning your BI Dashboard. In step two, we’ll address scoping a.k.a. the ”art of...