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Part 5: Unburnt—Data Strategies to Support Self-Service BI

Dude. You need a data strategy for self-service BI. The unburnt is one who can stand in the fire and some out unscathed—this *will not* happen without a new, flexible, scalable data strategy. This self-service BI data strategy should help identify key principles /tasks: (more…)

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Predictive Thursdays: For All Uber and Lyft Drivers—A Guide to “Driving Less and Making More” Part Two

by Surya Kunju, Senior Product Expert, Predictive Analytics, CoE

In my previous blog, we discussed the two very important questions that most Uber drivers would love to know the answers to—”How much will I earn by the end of the week?” And, “Is there a way to crack the code to drive less and make more money?” I discussed how to use Time Series Forecasting techniques to figure out my earnings (see the blog for the models). Now comes the tougher question—How can I maximize what I make? How do I choose “How much,” “When,” and “Where exactly” I should drive? (more…)

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SAP Digital Boardroom Improves Public Transport Insights on Repairs, Delays, and More

The public transport industry is a heavy innovator. Trains and railways are equipped with IoT sensors to measure performance, delays, and incidents. Bus, subway, and train repair, and maintenance costs are intensely watched due to budget pressures. In the meantime, passengers are more critical and demand immediate action whenever downtimes or delays occur. (more…)

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GRC Tuesdays: Is Assurance Obsolete?

The literature today contains strong hints that the internal auditing profession is in trouble. One of the best sources of information is the annual State of the Internal Audit profession survey produced by PwC.

The 2016 report by PwC continues the trend of alarming statistics. I have absolutely no doubt that the survey results accurately reflect the state of the profession. It’s a trend that has been ongoing for years. Many software analysts, audit practitioners, and others have come to the same conclusion. (more…)

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What Do Business Users Really Want from BI?

When I joined SAP a couple of months ago, I was fascinated by the scale of the software options available to our customers.  As the face of support for SAP BusinessObjects Roambi and SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, it got me thinking—what do business users really want from a business intelligence (BI) solution? (more…)

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