“Knowledge is power,'' as the saying goes, and this is particularly true in an industry where change is not the exception, but the norm. When new updates to mission critical software are on the horizon, you should be aware of new features and improvements ahead of time to plan your migration.
By general rule, every 6 months we can expect a new version of the traditional on-premise SAP BI Platform, which comes with enhanced functionalities. In a world where everything moves to the cloud, for those customers that still want to leverage their current on-premise investments and aren't eager to see their data flying through the internet, a basic upgrade could be the ideal solution.
Clariba and SAP Spain presented the new Lumira 2.0 in a hands-on workshop in Barcelona to a group of leading Spanish organizations. With Lumira 2.0, SAP aims to democratize and extend the use of advanced analytics for decision-making across all levels within the organisation.
As SAP Analytics expert partners, we felt the need to develop an internal tool to help us measure a SAP BI server’s performance when handling more and more data and more and more users. We needed to scientifically and objectively measure SAP BI performance and benchmark it against other servers or after server tuning. The result are the Clariba SAP Business Intelligence Benchmarks.
1. Capital-expenditure Free
No need for costly in-house infrastructure makes it attractive for business owners — a low-risk venture with great reward potential. Businesses can take advantage of the fact that a cloud-based BI solution reduces the capital expenditure as there is no hardware or infrastructure to set up.
Building upon its solid SAP certification in the Middle East
Based on Clariba’s specific expertise and successful completion of all requirements of the SAP® Recognized Expertise Program, Clariba in Spain has been granted the SAP Recognized Expertise designation in Business Intelligence.
The largest CFO Networking Group in Middle East called MECA held an Innovation Summit around Business Intelligence (BI) in Dubai this month. The summit provided participants with an excellent overview of the opportunity that BI can bring to any organisation and how the CFO can make a difference.
I had the pleasure of being a panelist on ”What NOT to do with BI: Practical insights to improve your chances of a successful BI implementation”. Here are my top 3 tips from the panel discussion for any CFO who is looking to implement a BI strategy.
BI and data analytics are hitting the top trend and prediction lists in 2014 and beyond. We have highlighted our top 4 analytics trends from these lists.
A recent article in the Harvard Business Review by Thomas Davenport, professor and fellow at MIT, caught my attention. Davenport refers to the beginnings of a new era: “After Big Data” in his article Analytics 3.0. While organizations built around massive data volumes — such as Facebook, LinkedIn, eBay, Amazon and others — may be ready to move to the next wave of analytics, the full spectrum of big data capabilities is yet to be realized in the traditional organizations we work with on a daily basis.