Business Insights

May 2016
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GROW YOUR BUSINESS: Expert Advice and More
3-Part Predictive Analytics Webinar Series
Analyzing Data Within Web Intelligence
SAP Cloud for Analytics Hackathon
Modern Analytics for the Digital Age
ASUG BI Webinars
Join us at ASUG GA - Jun 10th
Florida's Powerful Insights CPE Days
BI 2016 - Vienna
Special Offer
Plan on attending the SAP ASUG BI + Analytics Conference taking place in October? Register now for the Early Bird discount!

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GROW YOUR BUSINESS: Expert Advice and More
3-Part Predictive Analytics Webinar Series
Are you interested in identifying untapped opportunities and exposing hidden risks buried inside your data?

Do you want to extract trends, predict outcomes and prepare for the future?

With predictive insight you can!

Join our 3-Part Predictive Analytics Expert Webinar Series on Thursdays @ 2:00 pm Eastern beginning Jun 9th to gain a whole new level of insight, power and agility that will turn your data analytics into a competitive advantage.

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016
Building an Integrated Advanced Analytics Strategy
Hillary Bliss

Thursday, June 16, 2016
The Journey from Descriptive to Prescriptive People Analytics
John Harris

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Optimizing Customer Experience
Patrick McDonald

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Analyzing Data Within Web Intelligence
Using scope of analysis, a report writer can view multiple levels within the hierarchy or "drill" without having to re-query the database for new data.

In this webinar, Brett Darcy will walk you through the steps to take when analyzing data within SAP Web Intelligence.

Major Topics Include:
  • Understanding Scope of Analysis
  • Hierarchies
  • Drill Functionality
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm EST
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(Must be an ASUG member to attend)

SAP Cloud for Analytics Hackathon
In late April, the SAP Analytics Product Management team hosted an exciting Partner Hackathon using SAP Cloud for Analyitcs and the SAP Digital Boardroom. Protiviti's Chris Hickman and David Bath were among the companies represented. In total, the Hackathon was an effort comprised of twelve partners who developed six SAP Digital Boardroom stories in just three days. And the results - far exceeding SAP's expectations - led to some very hard choices for the judges.

Protiviti placed 3rd among the winners!

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Modern Analytics for the Digital Age
Checkout Steve Lucas' new blog post and find out the direction that the SAP Analytics portfolio will be taking!

Normally I wouldn’t start a blog post by shouting off qualifications about myself on a topic, but I think it’s relevant to the point I am trying to make around modern analytics. I spent eleven years at both Crystal Decisions and BusinessObjects (Crystal was acquired by BOBJ in 2002) and during that time ran a multitude of different teams and organizations, launched new products (e.g. ) and authored several technical books on Business Intelligence and Reporting.

My point is that at SAP, we recognize that the analytics world is in some sense 180 degrees from where it was just 10 years ago, yet at the same time, some technologies, like reporting, are still very necessary parts of any enterprise infrastructure. So while some things change radically, some evolve more slowly.

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

Topics Include:

  • SAP Early Adopter Care Program
  • Case Study: Lessons for Deploying and Optimizing SAP Predictive Analysis
  • What's New in Lumira 1.31
  • Keep your Customers Happy with Reduced Time-to-Resolution and Preventative Maintenance: SAP IT Operations Analytics
  • Decomposing Business Problems for Developing Analytics Solutions on HANA
  • SAP Predictive Analytics Experts: Data Science 101
  • Rockwell Collins Enterprise Metrics Hub Using Agile Development
  • Are You Ready to Migrate from SBOP Dashboards to SBOP Design Studio?
  • Reporting in Color at Benjamin Moore
  • What's New in SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI 6.4 Release
Each webinar starts at 12:00 pm ET and are 1 hour in duration.

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Join us at ASUG GA - Jun 10th
Please join us for the upcoming ASUG Georgia Chapter Meeting on Friday, June 10, 2016. The chapter leadership is very pleased to announce that this meeting will feature five tracks of education including: BI/Analytics, HANA/S4 HANA, IoT, Supply Chain and a HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) Training Track.

Protiviti's Chris Hickman and Connor Hammersmith will be presenting "How to Create Practical, Meaningful and Interactive Visualizations to Improve Business Processes."

Date: Friday, June 10, 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Buckhead Center ~ Georgia State University ~ 3348 Peachtree Rd NE ~ Suite 400 ~ Atlanta, GA 30326

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Florida's Powerful Insights CPE Days
Protiviti invites you to be a part of our Powerful Insights CPE 2016 Event. Join your peers from Florida's top firms to discuss emerging trends and hot topics in Accounting, Auditing, and Finance while earning up to 8 CPE credits.
Choose from three Florida locations and dates this June.

Date: Friday, June 10, 2016
Time: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Renaissance International Plaza Hotel ~ 4200 Jim Walter Blvd ~ Tampa, FL 33607

Ft. Lauderdale
Date: Friday, June 17, 2016
Time: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Margaritaville Beach Resort ~ 1111 North Ocean Drive ~ Hollywood, FL 33019

Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
Time: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Embassy Suites Downtown ~ 191 East Pine Street ~ Orlando, FL 32801

BI 2016 - Vienna
Join Protiviti's Don Loden at BI 2016 Vienna, co-located with HANA 2016, Financials 2016, GRC 2016, Basis & Admin 2016 and HR 2016. This is a strategic and technical conference for professionals who use and support SAP BusinessObjects BI, SAP BW, and analytics solutions. Top experts from SAP, leading independent consulting firms, and your industry counterparts will present roadmaps, tips, tricks, best practices and strategic recommendations that you can immediately put to use upon returning to the office.

Date: Pre-conference - Sunday, Jun 19, 2016
Conference: June 20 - 22, 2016
Location: Austria Center Vienna ~ Vienna, Austria

Catch's Don's pre-conference session "SAP HANA 101: Simple, Straightforward Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions."

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