Business Insights

August 2016
In This Issue
GROW YOUR BUSINESS: Expert Advice and More
De-Risking Your S/4HANA Implementation
How Can I Increase the Value of My Marketing Investments Using Predictive Analytics - A Real Life Use Case
Data Governance Combined with Analytics for Powerful Business Insights
Tracking Data Changes and Showing Variance Within Web Intelligence
ASUG BI Webinars
Enterprise DataVersity
Upcoming Events - September
ASUG BI + Analytics Conference
Special Offer
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Main Stories
GROW YOUR BUSINESS: Expert Advice and More
De-Risking Your S/4HANA Implementation
How prepared are you to handle S/4HANA implementation risks?

Don't make the same mistakes you have made in the past with your ECC migrations. Join us for our upcoming S/4HANA webinar on Thursday, September 8 at 2:00 pm ET.

We'll discuss real-life recommendations to identify and mitigate your S/4HANA project risks with practical examples including:
  • Key project risks our clients are encountering with S/4
  • Creating a governance and change management program
  • S/4 Business Processes - How to manage deltas and changes
  • Security and Compliance - What's different in S/4?
  • Data and Analytics - S/4 strategies for data and presentation layers
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How Can I Increase the Value of My Marketing Investments Using Predictive Analytics - A Real Life Use Case
In his last blog, Patrick McDonald discussed how predictive analytics can increase your marketing bang for the buck by giving you clear insights into where to spend your marketing dollars.

In this entry, Patrick gives you a real-world example of how a retail department store chain with multiple product categories decided to target a certain customer base.

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Data Governance Combined with Analytics for Powerful Business Insights
Less than a decade ago, large enterprises held significant advantages over small businesses in the same industry, due to their scale, resources and organizational might. This is no longer the case, as drives toward digital innovation and globalization, coupled with the data explosion brought about increased mobility, technological advancements and social media, have leveled the playing field.

In this insight, Matt McGivern and Sririam Velicheti will explain how trends have changed, how smaller organizations have overcome their challenges and the new opportunites they now face.

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Tracking Data Changes and Showing Variance Within Web Intelligence
Join Marshall Kelley's upcoming webinar on Web Intelligence.

One of the most commonly asked reporting questions is "What changed in this report?" The ability to track changes in the data provides a report consumer with the ability to see growth or decline, trends and much more. Web Intelligence takes it a step further by allowing the user to compare the current data against any other time the report was run.

Major Topics Include:
  • Tracking changes in data based on:
    - Schedule
    - Runtime
  • Showing variance and trends
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

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(Must be an ASUG Member to Attend)

ASUG BI Webinars
Interested in expanding your knowledge in SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio, SAP HANA, SAP Predictive Analytics, and more? Checkout the ASUG September BI Webinar Series.

Topics Include:

  • SAP Analytics Extensions Directory (AED)
  • Efficiently Create Predictive Models with Automated Analytics
  • BusinessObjects BI 4.2 Deployment at SAP
  • Use of Solution Manager to Enhance SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio End User Experience (Customer Story)
  • ASUG Influence Council: Web Intelligence Launch
  • SAP Enterprise Analytics Strategy and the Enterprise Analytics Store
  • Exciting New Features in New Web Intelligence & Semantic Layer Release
  • What Does Analytics have to do with a Live Enterprise and Digital Economy
  • From the Top Floor to the Shop Floor: Digital Boardroom
  • Create a Data-driven Culture Across Your Lines of Business: BusinessObjects Cloud
Each webinar starts at 12:00 pm ET and are 1 hour in duration.

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(Must be an ASUG Member to Attend)

Enterprise DataVersity
Join us for the 2016 Enterprise DataVersity (EDV) Conference. EDV is focused on the key data strategies and analytics necessary to create a successful, modern data analytics organization.

Protiviti's Hillary Bliss will be speaking on Implementing Predictive Models: Making Insights Actionable.

Dates: September 19 - 22, 2016
Location: The Drake Hotel ~ 140 East Walton Place ~ Chicago, IL 60611

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Upcoming Events - September
Interested in attending some upcoming conferences? Checkout some of the events where you can find Protiviti!

ASUG Georgia Chapter Meeting
Date: September 9, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA

People Analytics and the Future of Work
Speaker: Patrick McDonald
Dates: September 15-16, 2016
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Data Intelligence & Analytics Summit / Business Forecasting and Analytics Forum
Speaker: Jeremy Stierwalt
Dates: September 19-20, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL

SAP TechEd
Speaker: Don Loden
Dates: September 19-23, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, NV

ASUG BI + Analytics Conference
Join us at the upcoming ASUG BI + Analytics Conference, formerly known as the SAP Analytics & BusinessObjects Conference, in New Orleans. ASUG BI + Analytics aligns IT professionals and those in the line of business. This expanded experience is tailored to incorporate the business user and bridge the gap between analytics and outcomes.

Date: Monday, October 17 - Thursday, October 20,2016
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans ~ 601 Loyola Avenue ~ New Orleans, LA 70113

Protiviti Speakers:
  • Pre-Conference: Critical Tips and Tricks for Implementing SAP HANA - Jonathan Haun & Don Loden
  • Using the SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence to Gain Business Insights - Chris Hickman
  • Data Preparation Made Easy: SAP's Solution for Speedy Cleansing and Blending - Beth Barnes & Don Loden
  • Stronger, Better, Faster: Integrate SAP Crystal Reports into Your .NET Application - Dell Stinnett-Christy
  • Data Governance in Practice: Lessons Learned in the Real World - Rich Hauser
  • Commanding SAP Crystal Reports to do it the Right Way! - Dell Stinnett-Christy
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