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Data Analytics for the Modern Business

by Nicole D'Angelo, SAPinsider Assistant Editor

October 21, 2016

A logistics company that reroutes its trucks in real time to avoid a traffic jam. A manufacturer that preemptively services an asset before it breaks down. A retail organization that selects the location of its new store based on foot traffic on a city street. These are just some examples of modern businesses that make important decisions based on analytics.

Where analytics in the enterprise has traditionally meant reporting historical data and then drawing conclusions from bar graphs, it now means learning from predictive or prescriptive information delivered in real time. And this opens up a world of new opportunities – opportunities that many organizations are already taking advantage of to digitize the business in an effort to better serve customers and partners.

Preparing your business to create and then respond to real-time analytics is a massive undertaking that requires a painstaking planning process and careful technology selection. SAPinsider recently published a special report called "Data Analytics for the Modern Business" that features advice and guidance on how best to harness the opportunities that result from today's analytics capabilities, including: 

Modern Analytics for the Live Business Discover how SAP BusinessObjects provides customers with a modern, end-to-end analytics platform that helps everyone across the organization understand the business at a granular level.  

SAP S/4HANA and Data Analytics: Evolution or Revolution? SAP S/4HANA has created a stir in the data analytics space, and many organizations are wondering how an implementation will affect them. This article explores three common questions that data analytics professionals are asking about SAP S/4HANA.

Analytics Is the Key to Efficient Application Delivery External data isn’t the only resource companies can draw analytics insights from. Internal application data is just as vital. Learn how you can leverage analytics tools to benchmark the performance of your applications and processes and keep them running at peak efficiency.   

The Role of Analytics for the Digital Enterprise Figuring out how to mine your enterprise data — including the increasing amount of unstructured data now flowing into businesses — is key to gaining a competitive advantage. Explore strategies for becoming a real-time, digital enterprise that leverages data as an economic asset.  

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