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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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SAP Backpedals Its SaaS Forays -- By Design or Under Duress?


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sap or  story; why not offer SAP Business ByDesign to whomever might want it, big or little (e.g., Salesforce.com has customers with nearly 30,000 users, while the newcomer Workday just signed Flextronics for a mind-boggling 200,000 on-demand seats )? 4) The vendor has meanwhile seen some neat SaaS product that it might just acquire, rather than to develop things from scratch. At least, that was the genesis of SAP Business One ( formerly TopManage ) and SAP MII (Manufacturing Integration & Intelligence , Read More

SAP for Consumer Products: SAP Trade Promotion Management


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sap or  for Consumer Products: SAP Trade Promotion Management The pressure to generate demand for consumer products is constantly increasing. Whether managing customer relationships, achieving increased sales, or introducing new products, the area of marketing expenditure is complex and prone to error. That’s why you need a solution drawing together all the activities needed to analyze, plan, sell, execute, validate, and evaluate your products in a closed-loop process. Read More

SAP Releases Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation


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sap or  is a deliverable of SAP Enterprise Support and does not involve additional cost, can be accessed in terms of business roles, lifecycle phase, or delivery method. The value maps are considered an additional dimension organized by customer challenges such as security or data volume management. Similar to a vehicle navigation system, the task for value maps is to discover the best route and put into place information on the steps needed to achieve subsequent milestones and ultimately arrive at the final Read More

SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Two: xCat and SAP MDM


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SAP for Midsize Businesses. We're Not Too Big.


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SAP Gets Serious with SAP HANA and Mobility


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sap or  Gets Serious with SAP HANA and Mobility Yesterday in San Francisco, SAP held a press conference to make two (perhaps three) major announcements about its strategy for the data management and mobility spaces. These announcements unveiled big-time movement in two major IT areas: data management and mobility. SAP HANA and Sybase At the press conference, Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board for Technology and Innovation, spoke about SAP''s roadmap for integrating Sybase and SAP''s strategy over Read More

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sap or  how you can use SAP Business Objects, BI OnDemand, to provide a world-class business intelligence solution to your customers as part of your overall product offering. Find out how flexible implementation options can provide you with the greatest return on investment (ROI), and customer satisfaction. And how you can quickly add reporting, dashboards, and other BI features to increase company revenue and add customer value; choose from flexible delivery options, all from a single vendor; and scale as you Read More

SAP Announces SAP Business Planning and Consolidation for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform


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sap or  Announces SAP Business Planning and Consolidation for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform During the  TechEd event in Las Vegas , SAP launched Business Planning and Consolidation 10.0 for the SAP EPM Unwired Platform, enabling users to gain access to a more extensive set of functionalities beyond the common exploration and analysis of information. This new offering is part of a series of mobile innovations planned by SAP last year for business intelligence, enterprise performance management, risk and Read More

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SAP and SAS Partner for In-Memory Analytics


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sap or  upon us. At the SAP TechEd 2013 conference, SAP and SAS   unveiled a strategic partnership  that is expected to advance in-memory data analysis capabilities for businesses across industries. SAP and SAS will partner closely to create a joint technology and product roadmap designed to leverage the SAP HANA platform and SAS’ advanced analytics algorithms capabilities. The single environment for business applications and advanced analytics is expected to simplify the information technology (IT) Read More

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