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SAP Analytics Cloud Demo


Check out our demonstration of SAP Analytics Cloud in action: To speak to an expert about whether SAP Analytics Cloud is right for you, contact Demos@Method360.com today for a custom demo.

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What you need to know about Predictive Analytics


By: Gaurav Singh The best explanation of Predictive Analytics which came from the Chief Analytics Officer at Swift Capital, predictive is simply the 80/20 rule. We know 80% of our revenue will come from 20% of our prospects. And 80% of pipeline will come from 20% of our campaigns. Predictive identifies the 20%. We are […]

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SAP Analysis for Office 2.5 and 2.6 – New Features


By: Peter Casanova SAP has released two big updates to Analysis for Office (AO) in a relatively short time frame, making strides in responding to the user community’s requests, and continuously improving the product offering.  There were roughly three months between release dates: AO 2.5 was generally available to the user community August 25th of […]

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Is SAP Analytics Cloud Right For You?


Use Cases And New Updates For SAP’s Cloud-Based Planning Solution By Graham Jordan SAP’s Analytics Cloud offering has gone through several iterations to get where it is today: It was branded as SAP Cloud for Planning first, then called BusinessObjects Cloud, and then the name evolved again to SAP Analytics Cloud (and it’s sometimes referred to […]

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SAP BW/4HANA – SAP BW Query Performance Analysis (Part 1)


By: Bill Faison Improved SAP BW query performance is one main business justification for upgrading SAP BW for HANA or BW/4HANA. You have now done your upgrade, and start your testing of your SAP BW queries.  The business has given you a bad performing Analysis for Office workbook as a sample to test with.   You run […]

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BPC 11 SP3 Summary: Should You Upgrade?


We break down the latest BPC 11 Service Pack By Graham Jordan BPC 11 Service Pack 3 was released on December 19, 2017. This SP contains numerous bug fixes, here are some important highlights: Note 2558026: All BW queries get deleted when a BPC model is deleted Note 2560281: DrillThrough not working Note 2555353: Saved […]

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Why Every Business Needs Dashboards and Data Discovery Capabilities


The shortest path to business information By Graham Jordan  The ultimate goal of investing in your reporting systems is to gain faster, more accurate, and more valuable business insights, which enables you to make better business decisions. We often speak with clients who have invested a lot in better data quality, larger data warehouses, and […]

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Better BPC Performance, Now! Try Our BPC Tune-Up


A low-cost, quick way to get faster BPC refresh and save times. By Graham Jordan, Trevor Gere, and Peter Casanova SAP’s BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation is a powerful planning and reporting tool which can be highly customized to fit unique user needs. However, sometimes there can be a downside to building a system with high […]

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SAP S/4HANA Finance, Simple Finance, and Central Finance


What is the difference between these SAP products? By Graham Jordan We often encounter some confusion around the branding of SAP’s Financial Management products. Part of that confusion is due to the increasing velocity of new features, and part of the confusion is due to product re-naming. We’re hoping to clear up some of that […]

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5 Reasons To Switch From BPC Standard to BPC Embedded


Is BPC Embedded the better choice for your business? By Peter Casanova Since the introduction of BPC 10.1, BPC can be implemented in two different ways: Standard, and Embedded. The Embedded version evolved from SAP’s Integrated Planning (or BW-IP), which uses BW Objects directly.  BPC Standard is an application that is “bolted-on” and requires extracting […]

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