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Why You Should Attend the ASUG Data Governance Conference

The ASUG will be holding its Data Governance Conference on October 31 – November 2, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference is an opportunity for  EIM professionals to hear from SAP customers and attend SAP sessions. (more…)

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Calling SMBs and Partners—What You Should Know about SAP BusinessObjects Roambi

Recently, we had our first partner workshop at the Palo Alto office location, with eight partners attending from five different partner companies. One of my takeaways was the great discussion around opportunities for SAP BusinessObjects Roambi with small and mid-sized companies (SMBs). The other takeaway was a more personal one— I had never actually built my own report in the SAP BusinessObjects Roambi publisher, so I jumped on the opportunity to do exactly that as part of the partner workshop agenda. (more…)

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Predictive Thursdays: Probabilities Rule—The Road to AI Is Powered by Machine Learning

In 2011, in an article in the Wall Street Journal, Marc Andreessen proclaimed that software is eating the world. He argued that a slew of technological innovations including advanced microprocessors and high-speed connectivity will revolutionize traditional business, and that every company should become a software company. Many pundits have subsequently argued that even traditional businesses will need to rethink their business models. Andreessen even went so far as to say that the entire retail vertical will eventually die due to the scalability of companies like Amazon. In short, if you aren’t thinking about how you will disrupt your industry you can bet your competitors are already doing so.  If every company needs to reinvent themselves as a software company, what will allow them to differentiate themselves from their competitors? (more…)

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1,000 Big Data Use Cases in a Nutshell

by Dr. Carsten Bange, founder and managing director of the Business Application Research Center (BARC)

In a previous blog, we discussed how Big Data is used in companies, what benefits they achieve, and what challenges they face. The starting point for generating value from Big Data typically lies in use cases. The 559 participants in our “Big Data Use Cases” survey reported more than 1,000 use cases, giving us a good overview of how companies actually tackle Big Data. I will present a summary in this blog. More details can be found in the full study (see below). (more…)

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GRC Tuesdays: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do—Top 5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Partner

I meet many customers and many prospects in my job and one thing they always ask me for is implementation advice.  Using my experience as a former SAP GRC consultant (specifically focusing on SAP Process Control) I think my best advice is about finding the right partner. (more…)

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