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Chapter of the month -- January 2007

This book examines SAP xApp analytics from a real-world viewpoint; challenges and opportunities, practical applications and working examples.

SAP xApp analytics
Ryan Leask, Mathias Pohling
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Chapter 1: Why analytics?

There is a critical gap between business analysts, who have the insights but little hands-on opportunity, and business users, who do the work but may lack the big picture perspective. The bridge between these worlds is a smart analytics solution, according to the authors of this book. The first chapter, "Why analytics?," starts off with an overview of challenges and opportunties of analytics, debates the business intelligence vs. business analytics issue and examines the benefits of SAP xApp analytics in real life.

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(Reproduced from the book "SAP xApp analytics," ISBN 1-59229-102-3, Copyright 2006. Written permission from SAP PRESS is required for all other uses. Copyright © 2006 SAP PRESS America. All rights reserved. E-mail: SAP PRESS America, 11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 1100, Rockville, MD 20852-3030, USA.)

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