A recent article in the Harvard Business Review by Thomas Davenport, professor and fellow at MIT, caught my attention. Davenport refers to the beginnings of a new era: “After Big Data” in his article Analytics 3.0. While organizations built around massive data volumes — such as Facebook, LinkedIn, eBay, Amazon and others — may be ready to move to the next wave of analytics, the full spectrum of big data capabilities is yet to be realized in the traditional organizations we work with on a daily basis.
In this article we will analyse the advantages of the SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) on SAP HANA solution in comparison with a Data Warehouse built directly on SAP HANA. We will also benchmark the performance of a SAP BW vs. SAP BW on HANA in a big data scenario. Most of us are aware of the last trends in BI/EPM market and where it is heading. SAP's mid and long term strategy shows that they are committed to convert SAP HANA in the core of many of their solutions including SAP ERP and SAP BW. SAP HANA can be used either as a database for other Custom Applications or as an Enterprise Corporate Datawarehouse (EDW) to take advantage of its big data and in-memory capabilities.
The second edition of our SAP® Strategy Management (SSM) Expert Session took place in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman on November 26. It brought together SSM senior executives from SAP, SSM experts from Clariba, strategy execution experts from The Palladium Group and a range of companies from the Muscat area.
A while ago I was delivered a relatively easy task: create a SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence report that only needed one user entry in the prompt to calculate all the needed parameters for the query. After creating all the calculations and receiving the correct data in the Universe I proceeded to update the query of the Web Intelligence report, but encountered a problem. Due to unknown circumstances the report started showing the numbers and dates with scientific notation. When modifying my Web Intelligence report with the new values for the prompt, the SQL generated was showing the numbers in exponential form. "5.93e2" for example, as opposed to the actual value "593".
The business intelligence (BI) trend is making waves across the globe, and the Gulf region is certainly a part of it. Marc Haberland, Managing Director, Clariba, shared his insights on the trends of business intelligence solutions in the Gulf region. Read the full story here: Clariba on Private Sector Qatar - Oct 2013
This article explains how we overcame the challenges faced when moving the content of Explorer Information Spaces from an old environment to a new one, while doing a SAP BI4 migration for one of our biggest customers.
The SAP Strategy Management (SSM) version 10.1 is now available for customers. Here is a quick list of new features and benefits of the new release.
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We at Clariba are ecstatic to have our SAP HANA implementation success story at Spinneys Dubai supermarket mentioned in the October issue of Arabian Computer News. The article “Unlocking the potential of HANA” features Dr. Vishal Sikka, Executive Board Member & head of technology and innovation at SAP. Vishal talks about why SAP HANA was created and how SAP is bringing it to the market. Look for our story in the "HANA early adopters in the Middle East" section.
On September 24, Clariba and SAP welcomed customers and guests to the first live meeting of their recently created SAP Strategy Management (SSM) User Group — a discussion group where clients can share their experience and best practices with SSM.