Business Insights

July 2016
In This Issue
GROW YOUR BUSINESS: Expert Advice and More
How Does SAP HANA Change the Traditional Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Process?
How Can I Increase the Value of My Marketing Investments Using Predictive Analytics?
SAP BI Running Embedded Into SalesForce
Tracking Data Changes and Showing Variance Within Web Intelligence
ASUG BI Webinars
ASUG BI + Analytics Conference
SAP TechEd 2016
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Main Stories
GROW YOUR BUSINESS: Expert Advice and More
How Does SAP HANA Change the Traditional Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Process?
In the traditional EIM process, typically there are separate ETL, Replication and SDA processes and functions. Traditional processes introduce latency to the data in the data warehouse, as well as other challenges to getting data into one location seamlessly.

In this blog post, Don Loden explains how the use of SAP HANA removes several burdens within EIM.

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How Can I Increase the Value of My Marketing Investments Using Predictive Analytics?
Checkout Patrick McDonald's new blog post on customer experience.

If your marketing strategies cost more than they earn, they obviously aren't good long-term marketing strategies. One of the most useful tools at your fingertips for ensuring and increasing your marketing investments' value is predictive analytics.

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SAP BI Running Embedded Into SalesForce
Take a look at Iver Van De Zand's new blog post around Protiviti's SalesForce Connect for SAP Analytics.

I come across a lot of situations where customers run SalesForce and ask whether they can combine their SalesForce data with other corporate data. With the use of Protiviti's SalesForce Connect for SAP Analytics, this can be done.

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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 August BI Webinar Series.

Topics Include:
  • TE's Interactive Analytics on Hadoop and SAP HANA Data Using SAP HANA Vora
  • Case Study: British American Tobacco's Journey to BI Self-Sufficiency with SAP BW, SAP HANA, and SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1
  • Improving a Financial Company's Business Processes with SAP BusinessObjects Predictive Analytics
  • What's New with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 SDK's and the Roadmap Ahead
  • How TE Leveraged HANA to Integrate ERP & Salesforce for Advanced Analytics
  • ASUG Web Intelligence Influence Council Launch
  • What's the State of Your BI / Analytics? Are You Leading, Following or Lagging Behind? And What is the Impact
Each webinar starts at 12:00 pm ET and are 1 hour in duration.

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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

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SAP TechEd 2016

SAP TechEd 2016 is just around the corner!

At this year's event, they are offering an ASUG Pre-Conference Seminar: SAP and Enterprise Information Management - What You Need to Know.

Register now as seats are filling up fast!


​Date: Monday, September 19, 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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