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The customer's always right: A preview of Reporting and Analytics 2011 case studies

by Kristin Bent

July 20, 2011

SAPinsider events are unique in the sense that they leverage expert speakers from three distinct categories: SAP, independent consultancies, and customers. While this variety adds a great deal of value and, more bluntly, allows us to avoid the monotony of listening to the same speakers session after session, the customer case studies on our programs are always some of the most well-attended and talked-about at an event.

I think this happens for a few reasons. Most of all, though, case studies envoke a feeling of camaraderie between speakers and attendees. The speaker may be an SAP Project Manager, Functional Analyst, or IT  Director, just as they are. They deal with the same rollouts and upgrades, anticipate the same enhancement packs, and – most importantly – encounter the same pitfalls. Customer case studies allow us to hear a candid appraisal of SAP functionality, and provide that “real-world” insight we all crave.

Reporting and Analytics 2011 will host 18 brand new case studies this year. Topics range from BEx-to-BusinessObjects migrations, Xcelsius deployments, to an SAP In-Memory Appliance (HANA) implementation. Here are a few (of the many) can’t-miss case studies to attend this November:

Case study: How Medtronic optimized the performance of its BI landscape with SAP HANA

Case study: Monitoring cash-to-conversion cycles at Baker Hughes using financial dashboards

Case study: How T-Mobile successfully employs a user-driven reporting model

Case study: An inside look at Colgate-Palmolive's global use of Xcelsius dashboards for real-time analysis

Case study: From Microsoft to SAP NetWeaver: Lessons from Union Pacific's SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation migration project

Case study: How HMSHost's adoption of a web-based reporting platform improved productivity and increased user satisfaction

To read the full descriptions of these and other case studies offered at this Reporting & Analytics 2011 event, check out the event web site here.

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