Not long ago, most small and medium-sized companies did data analysis with spreadsheets as more sophisticated business intelligence systems were not affordable. When you are using spreadsheets to get the information you need, when you need it, you are in a daily battle and on top of that, the data is almost always historical, so you are planning for tomorrow based on a picture from the past, not the present. In the present days data grows exponentially in terms of volume, variety of sources and the velocity at which it’s generated – which means that manual spreadsheet analysis can´t give you what you need fast enough. When decisions need to be made in a timely manner due to the fast pace of business you have little margin for error.
However, recent innovations in analytics are making business insight accessible, real-time, predictive, visual, mobile, social and affordable, take the example of The Carbon Disclosure Project. If you want to know more and you happen to be at SAPPHIRE NOW Madrid this year, a visit to the dedicated Analytics Campus is the ideal place to start. Here you have SAP experts can show you how analytics can drive faster, better informed decision-making at every level of your business. You will see how analytical tools designed for non-technical users allow you to intuitively uncover trends, patterns, warnings, opportunities within your data, so you can predict and adapt to changing conditions ahead of your competitors. For example, you will be able to ask the same questions Bill McDermott asked at SAPPHIRE NOW Orlando, "How will we grow? How will we innovate more powerfully, more competitively? How will we reinvent our business models and our business networks?
This is a great opportunity to find out more about the latest developments in analytics, get face-to-face advice from the experts, and swap experiences and best practices with your peers that you can bring back to create repeatable successes in your own business and help you answer these questions.
If you are not at SHAPPHIRE NOW, don´t worry, Clariba is more than happy to meet you and demonstrate the power of the SAP Business Analytics portfolio. As a Business Intelligence (BI) expert, we have the capabilities to consolidate data from your spreadsheets or any database so you can get a single source of the truth to draw BI insight from with SAP BusinessObjects BI stack, such as reports and dashboards. Contact us at email@example.com to schedule a live demo. Also, if you are not at SAPPHIRE NOW but would like to know what has been happening, go to SAPPHIRE NOW LIVE, or if you are interested in business analytics you can check the SAPPHIRE NOW Analytics Blog.