Recent SAP blogs about Big data

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Let me guide your series: How to create a top-notch dashboard with self-service BI - Analytics

Let me introduce you to the first episode of a series of ‘Let Me Guide You’ articles in which I’ll share my experience and best practices on data visualizations. This one is about creating top-notch stories and dashboards using self-service BI. Select the appropriate BI components and off you go! Infographics and storyboards act like the icing on the cake. … Lees meer »

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Let me guess: your BI strategy consists of one architecture slide - Analytics

Of course, you have thoroughly thought about your business intelligence (BI) strategy and have it available …. on ONE slide! Your strategy for execution, business needs, governance model, BI objectives and needs, information categories, components and architecture, sponsorships, measurement, training, support and metadata management … they all fit on your magical one-slider. Please allow me to smile :) I don’t … Lees meer »

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Squeeze your DataViz to the ultimate: the art of Visualization part II - Analytics

  Science teaches us that the human brain can get a sense of a visual scene in less than 1/10th of a second. 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. And most impressive: visuals are processed 60.000x faster in the brain than text. All of this helps us understand the value and power of data visualizations when interpreting … Lees meer »

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Innovation and Digital Transformation @ The SAP Run Simple Truck - Analytics Platform

SAP BeLux hosted from 9th till 12th June the European SAP Run Simple Tour. The tour featured a big truck with stops in Luxembourg, Brussels and Gent inviting our customers to take a closer look into SAP’s innovations of today and the future. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” (Henry Ford) … Lees meer »

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Have you been amazed by The SAP Run Simple Truck during its BeLux Roadtrip? - Analytics Platform

“Simplicity is the shortest path to a solution”, quoted Mr. Ward Cunningham, inventor of the first Wiki. Just think about it! And this is exactly the path that SAP is choosing with our “Run Simple” strategy. Simplicity is the design principle of SAP’s next generation business suite S/4 HANA. To bring this message to our customers and show which opportunities … Lees meer »

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“Brothers in Arms”: Big Data & Analytics at the BA4ALL Summit - Analytics

The Survey on the Big Data & Analytics summit by BA4ALL quotes: “34% of company’s take day to day strategic decisions based on data and analysis …… an additional 28% state data and analysis form the basis for any decision taking”. Intriguing figures that triggered BA4ALL to further explore Big Data and Analytics on their summit on May 19th. Over 190 … Lees meer »

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The Future of Finance is Now! See the most important SAPPHIRE ever for Finance professionals! - Analytics

    With over 350 sessions related to the Finance audience and Line of Business this is shaping up to be the most important, informative and comprehensive SAPPHIRENOW ever for finance professionals.  2015 will be our biggest presence ever showcasing how SAP Simple Finance and our entire Financial Management solution portfolio is enabling our customers on their transformation journey to … Lees meer »

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BIMAC’s Controllers’ Day 2015 - Analytics

It was still early in the morning when I arrived at the Vlerick campus in the centre of Brussels on March 30. Everyone was getting ready for BIMAC’s Controllers’ Day. Centred around the theme of `The digital controller’, the event featured an international keynote speaker, an interactive panel debate and business cases highlighting the importance of ‘digital’ in a controller’s … Lees meer »

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Let’s dream of a Belgian push towards the data driven economy - Platform

On March 26 was Belgian’s Data Innovation week with on one side the 2nd Annual European Data Economy Conference of Forum Europe and one day later the Data Innovation Summit organized by DataScience.be. During that last one, I personally had the chance to present some very well received and inspiring Internet of Things customer cases.       Among them:   … Lees meer »

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Transforming your business by using Value First principle - Platform

Many companies I engage with crave innovations, which can deliver immediate value without having to wait for the complete transformation of their underlying IT landscape. However for years traditional IT thinking has been to consolidate the core and obtain consistent master data across the different systems, as a prerequisite for more innovative business solutions. Through the implementation of the HANA … Lees meer »