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The two use cases for HANA

Among customers I am talking to, there is this big question mark around HANA and BW. Even as we progress with the HR Analytics, we are faced with this discussion. by Jean Bernard Rolland First of all, it is useful to remember WHAT BW is used for. Three are two fundamental use cases for   Aggregation. so information is consumed at e.g. product...

Combining In-Memory Computing and Decisive KPIs to Increase Executive Insight

Business executives want to accelerate insight, act decisively, and influence performance as it happens, rather than waiting to react to outcomes – a kind of real-time performance optimization for humans. By: Ashu Kumar  While data analysis ability on this level may sound like the stuff of sci fi, or at least a lofty aspiration, breakthroughs in...

Innovations in 4.0: BI Platform Administration

There is no doubt that consumer-like experience brought by innovative companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Evernote has pushed SAP to offer more compelling software interfaces and easier to use capabilities. In 4.0, a more unified, visual, and interactive user experience can be witnessed across the entire BI suite (See posts about our new unified...

MicroStrategy 'gateway' Links Facebook to Enterprise Apps

MicroStrategy is rolling out a cloud-based service that allows the exchange of data between Facebook and enterprise applications, the BI (business intelligence) vendor announced Tuesday during its user conference in Monte Carlo. By: Chris Kanaracus Gateway for Facebook transforms Facebook's "social graph," the term for the collective interrelationships...

The BI 4.0 Install - Things to Plan for

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the components of BI 4.0 and what is really required to make it work from a compatibility standpoint. This is despite an excellent job from SAP to publish lots of details in a Product Availability Matrix (PAM) document on marketplace. By: Dr. Berg The Components Yes there are many components and other...

Delivering Real-time Enterprise Information Integration

There is demonstrable value in connecting two or more disparate data sources: better-informed decisions can be made and more precise actions can be taken if data sources are correlated. By: Brian Babineau Information integration strategies and evaluation of supporting platforms should be perpetual IT projects as part of continuous improvement goals....

MicroStrategy Briefing Room: Mobile BI & Visual Discovery

Mobile BI and visualization are two of the hottest topics in BI today. But is it just hype or substantive innovations with business value? These were the themes around last week’s briefing webinar with MicroStrategy. By: Cindi Howson MicroStrategy has long supported mobile devices as an interface to its BI platform. However, its emphasis on mobile...

The Death of ASAP? Selecting the Right BI methodology - A White paper

This long blog (actually a mini-white paper), explores some of the SAP BI methodology choices and approaches to gather business requirements from a current and historical perspective. It also proposes a framework for deciding which SAP BI methodology to employ under various conditions. By: Dr. Berg Background Gathering business requirements is...

Dow Corning's Transition to New, User-Friendly Data Analysis Solutions

Project Expert has a new case study up detailing Dow Corning's move from BEx to the SAP BusinessObject BI suite of tools. The company was looking for a new approach to data exploration that included deeper data mining, predictive analysis, and easy-to-use mobile dashboards, and found it in SAP BusinessObjects solutions. By: Laura Casasanto In the...

New BI Mobile Demos

We recorded some new demos based on the recently released mobile capabilities in Oracle Business Intelligence 11g (11.1.1.5.0). These are short videos that showcase some of the capabilities in our mobile app. One focuses on the Oracle BI platform, while the other showcases what is possible with the mobile app accessing Oracle Business Intelligence...

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