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Poor Quality Data is the Achilles Heel of Migration Projects


Five Common Data Readiness Missteps We are not talking about night and day differences, but we are talking about dissimilarities which, if not accounted for, will wreck a data migration effort and the larger project it is supporting.  When it comes to delivering a data-set that is fully complete and ready to migrate into a […]

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The Surprising Dangers in a Data Migration


Understanding Why Data Governance Has Been Given A Bad Name A data readiness and migration project is a critical part of virtually all enterprise-wide initiatives, e.g., digital transformation. The initiative may be a new on-premise application or mapping a set of data to load a cloud application, or a Big Data program.  Invariably it also […]

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Data Governance is a Dirty Word: Understanding Why Data Governance Has Been Given A Bad Name


Why do we manage our data?  More than ever before, data consumers expect data that meets their needs…every time.  These consumers include our end customers, business process owners, data scientists, and many others.  Moreover, now that the volume of data stored in any enterprise is growing exponentially, the pressure is on to turn it into […]

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SAP Analytics Cloud: how to implement custom sorting in hierarchies


Users of SAP Analytics Cloud will want to apply specific layouts to their hierarchies — for example rearranging the order of Accounts in an Income Statement. However, applying that custom sorting isn’t easily apparent. Here is a quick walk-through of how to get it done. To speak to an expert about whether SAP Analytics Cloud […]

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Deep Dive into SAP Lumira Designer Edition


To learn more about the future of SAP Lumira and Discovery Products and how it fits into your roadmap, read our recent whitepaper For this blog we will be discussing Lumira Designer Edition. Lumira Designer Edition is SAP’s solution to developing data visualization applications and creating interactive mobile-ready dashboards. The latest version of Lumira Designer Edition […]

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Deep Dive into SAP Lumira Discovery Edition


To learn more about the future of SAP Lumira and Discovery Products and how it fits into your roadmap, read our recent whitepaper. For this blog to we will be discussing SAP Lumira Discovery edition and what we can do. Lumira Discovery allows users to create business intelligence visualizations and manipulate large amounts of data […]

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Overview of SAP BI Tool Convergence (with Focus on Lumira Roadmap)


To learn more about the future of SAP Lumira and Discovery Products and how it fits into your roadmap, read our recent whitepaper. SAP’s visualization offerings have evolved over the past 2 decades. Going from desktop-installed, flat-file based dashboarding to browser-based, cloud integrated solutions. Because there’s such a wide selection of products, we’ve heard that […]

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BPC Is Not Dead: As SAP continues to promote SAP Analytics Cloud, what will happen to BPC?


SAP’s new browser based, cloud planning solution Analytics Cloud (aka SAC, read here for more info) has had an incredible year. There have been major innovations across the entire solution, including: Enhanced integration features for both Import and Live connections More visualization types and capabilities Better calculation editor capability Additional planning features, including Master Data […]

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SAP Announces C/4HANA


Closing The Loop in SAP’s Digital World By Peter Casanova and Graham Jordan Digital transformation is an emerging goal for large scale companies and comes at significant cost, requiring a comprehensive vision to be executed consistently throughout the entire organization to achieve a successful solution. The key of this vision is to implement highly scalable, […]

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BPC 11 SP4 Summary: Should You Upgrade?


By Graham Jordan BPC 11 Service Pack 4 was released on April 27, 2018. This SP contains 69 enhancement and bug fixes, all listed in the table below. Many of the notes are related to Consolidations errors. Our standard recommendation is to use the highest patch level of the previous Service Pack, as newly released […]

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