SAP business intelligence
- November 18, 2019
SAP's new SAP Data Warehouse Cloud promises to make data analytics more accessible to the business. It's a needed addition to SAP's analytics portfolio, but faces well-established BI competition.
- October 11, 2019
Bill McDermott, CEO of longtime ERP, CRM and BI software vendor SAP, resigned Thursday triggering a succession plan that promotes Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein to co-CEOs.
- May 09, 2019
SAP announced at Sapphire Now 2019 it is taking its flagship in-memory database platform to the cloud, pushing it beyond enterprise applications and making the technology more accessible.
- April 05, 2019
While the vendors disagree on how many SAP customers have made the switch, Ferrara Candy has numbers that show a huge speed boost for its BI operations on SAP Business Warehouse.
- June 27, 2018
It's nothing new, but SAP HANA Data Management Suite could simplify the vendor's data management portfolio. SAP also embeds cloud analytics into S/4HANA Cloud.
- March 30, 2018
SAP and Accenture announced plans to develop DDMRP functions for SAP Integrated Business Planning; SAP DataGenius Challenge tries to get March Madness predictions right.
- October 20, 2017
SAP Data Hub and Vora are both data integration tools, but Data Hub has a broad mission to manage data from different sources, while Vora focuses specifically on big data lakes.
- March 20, 2017
SAP Vora has been updated to include features that make it easier to deploy and use to get insights from Hadoop big data; SAP IBP brings intelligence to the supply chain.
- January 27, 2017
SAP has branded the IoT services portfolio it debuted last fall as SAP Leonardo, and it unveiled a kickstarter program for companies that want to develop IoT applications.
- November 28, 2016
SAP has released three new IoT services to help manage IoT data and get value from it: SAP Connected Goods, SAP Dynamic Edge Processing and SAP IoT Application Enablement.
- November 10, 2016
SAP BusinessObjects Cloud now includes a wave of analytics enhancements; SAP Digital Boardroom meets Microsoft Surface; and Roambi mobile analytics expands global reach.
- November 09, 2016
SAP HANA 2 includes enhancements for cloud microservices, data warehousing, support for agile IT development; SAP partners with European Space Agency for geospatial analytics.
- March 29, 2016
SAP is building an extensive array of cloud services that cater to all kinds of user needs. Customers with specific needs might be grateful for the options, but some may find the variety daunting to navigate. This three-part handbook helps users get...
- December 15, 2015
The 2015 ASUG survey of SAP users indicated that SAP HANA implementation rates are increasing, but SAP needs to be clearer about ROI and migration path.
- September 04, 2015
SAP announces SAP HANA Vora, an in-memory query engine for Apache Spark/Hadoop frameworks. Also, an ASUG survey reports on members' SuccessFactors plans.
- August 21, 2015
Led by Sara Marshall, Indiana went through a digital transformation that tapped SAP HANA for data analysis to fight complex problems, such as infant mortality.
- August 17, 2015
HANA powers real-time analytics tablets with courtside performance stats, and SuccessFactors adds "intelligent" self-service.
- May 19, 2015
Despite the newness of SAP's S/4HANA, some companies are wasting no time to implement the product. Others are taking a wait-and-see attitude.
- March 31, 2015
The announcement of SAP S/4HANA promises a new world of lightning-fast processes, but making it a reality will not be simple.
- July 15, 2014
In this news roundup, SAP announces it is broadening its alliance with geospatial analytics vendor Esri and says SAP Demand Signal Management 2.0 is now generally available.
- June 09, 2014
The German national soccer team is using SAP sports analytics to improve its chances of winning in Brazil this summer.
- June 04, 2014
SearchSAP.com editors and analyst Jon Reed look at the top news coming out of the first day of the Sapphire Now 2014 conference.
- May 29, 2014
News and analysis from the SAP Sapphire Now 2014 conference in Orlando.
- May 23, 2014
A new survey by the U.K. and Ireland SAP Users Group finds SAP HANA adoption low, prompting calls by its director for more user testimonials.
- February 27, 2014
Learn how the advent of big data is affecting SAP systems in this webcast with expert and Capgemini Consultant Chris Kernaghan.
- December 23, 2013
From closer ties with Hadoop to migrating to SAP HANA and more, SearchSAP.com counts down the most popular HANA-related stories and videos from 2013.
- December 20, 2013
From a re-imagined SAP River platform to unified development licenses, Ethan Jewett covers the biggest news from the SAP TechEd Bangalore conference.
- December 06, 2013
Machine-to-machine technology is big news these days. But how does M2M technology, along with SAP analytics, enable 'smart vending'?
- October 30, 2013
Further SAP HANA-Hadoop integrations in SAP HANA SP7 make sense on a number of levels, according to one Capgemini consultant.
- October 20, 2013
With SAP TechEd set to officially begin on Tuesday, attendees are heading to Las Vegas looking for more information on everything from SAP Lumira to SAP Fiori.
- October 01, 2013
Customers care more about being able to integrate SAP BusinessObjects, Business Suite software than they do about BOBJ flaws, one survey suggests.
- September 23, 2013
SAP has announced partnerships with Intel and Hortonworks to redistribute and provide support for the two companies' Hadoop distributions.
- July 09, 2013
In a nod to geospatial data's growing importance, SAP announced a new partnership intended to give users new decision-making tools.
- May 22, 2013
Analyst Jon Reed gives his take on SAP Fiori, a collection of apps intended to cover a wide range of business processes as simply and efficiently as possible.
- March 27, 2013
Middleware options for integrating SAP and non-SAP software are increasing. Choosing the right one depends on a range of factors, say experts.
- March 01, 2013
At least one NFL team is looking to improve its draft-day decisions with new SAP analytics software.
- January 11, 2013
SAP has unveiled a new version of its Business Suite software that runs on SAP HANA. But adoption success hinges on a range of factors, experts say.
- November 12, 2012
SAP makes a strong case for its new BusinessObjects Predictive Analytics software, but it's not a universal fit for all SAP shops, according to experts.
- November 12, 2012
SAP is making progress on its plans to integrate its Sybase and HANA database platforms into one product, according to one company executive.
- October 26, 2012
The advent of "big data" and SAP HANA means that encryption will become increasingly important, according to one company.
- October 25, 2012
Kishore Kumar, a senior solution architect at a major consumer electronics company, explains why his company is interested in deploying SAP HANA.
- October 24, 2012
SAP announces it is integrating Hadoop with a growing number of SAP analytics and database applications, including SAP HANA, its in-memory database platform.
- October 24, 2012
SAP has made progress in reaching out to developers, but it still has a ways to go, said consultant Ethan Jewett at the recent SAP TechEd.
- October 23, 2012
From the SAP HANA Cloud to the Amazon cloud, independent SAP analyst Jon Reed breaks down all the major news coming out of SAP TechEd 2012.
- October 17, 2012
SAP's Vishal Sikka yesterday announced a new program designed to let companies test and run HANA applications in the Amazon cloud.
- October 15, 2012
News and analysis from the SAP TechEd Conference in Las Vegas
- October 12, 2012
SAP's annual technical conference is set to begin on Monday, with attendees heading to Las Vegas for answers on everything from the NetWeaver Cloud, to how the company is engaging developers.
- August 10, 2012
A new Gartner report lays out the top places to go online for information on SAP support, products and services.
- July 26, 2012
The CIO of the National Basketball Association explains why the league is now running the statistics portion of its website on HANA, SAP's in-memory platform.
- June 18, 2012
Software projects often fail because of a lack of proper testing before the project goes live. Expert Ethan Jewett details testing approaches he swears by.
- June 13, 2012
The software is a solid first release despite a number of limitations, particularly the fact it only runs on HANA, SAP’s in-memory platform.
- May 18, 2012
Ventana Research CEO Mark Smith offered up his take on SAP's announcements around HANA, the cloud and predictive analytics at the annual Sapphire conference.
- May 16, 2012
After talking up its mobile and cloud road maps, SAP chose last day of the SapphireNow conference to talk about the third part of the equation it’s basing its future success on: HANA, and in-memory technology.
- May 16, 2012
SAP has placed a huge bet on a new executive “born in the cloud” and on a company that will now guide both companies’ roadmap for existing products.
- May 16, 2012
SearchSAP is at SAP SAPPHIRENOW 2012 covering the latest news about SAP HANA, mobile, SAP BusinessObjects, Business ByDesign, analytics, SAP ERP Human Capital Management, SuccessFactors and more.
- May 15, 2012
SAP outlined its cloud strategy at the SapphireNow conference in Orlando. Are customers genuinely interested, or is it just SAP hype?
- April 13, 2012
From use cases and running ERP systems on HANA to predictive analytics and new applications for SMBs, here’s a rundown of SearchSAP.com’s most popular stories on the HANA in-memory platform.
- April 04, 2012
Expert Don Loden shares five reasons he is excited about the new developer features in SAP BusinessObjects Data Services 4.0.
- April 03, 2012
SAP says that with its new SAP BusinessObjects Predictive Analysis software, customers wanting to perform predictive analytics no longer have to look to third-party vendors.
- March 21, 2012
SAP BusinessObjects Supply Chain Performance Management 2.0 includes a new Rapid Deployment option and ups the value in Enterprise Performance Management, according to consultant William Newman.
- February 13, 2012
SAP is rolling out high-speed analytics applications for small and midsize businesses.
- November 21, 2011
Some SAP users say they’re either using BusinessObjects 4.0 or are looking into it. Others are content with the BEx tools they’ve been using for years.
- November 17, 2011
Allison Levine, senior SAP BI programmer, analyst and ASUG Enterprise Data Warehousing SIG chair discusses BEx strategy and which functions to migrate to SAP BusinessObjects applications.
- November 16, 2011
Some SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 retail customers are experimenting with video analytics, an area that SAP says is ripe with potential for those interested in consumer behavior.
- November 10, 2011
SAP is introducing a number of new applications and products at its SapphireNow conference in Madrid, including the ability for users to run SAP BusinessWarehouse on HANA.
- November 07, 2011
The new SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management iPad app enables monitoring and tracking of balanced scorecards on the go.
- November 03, 2011
Companies are looking to automate more of their SAP ERP Financials processes to cut costs and make their operations more efficient, according to experts.
- October 31, 2011
Using HANA to speed up reporting no longer requires a proof of concept, but more sophisticated applications using Business Warehouse probably do, according to one expert.
- October 17, 2011
ASUG CEO Bridgette Chambers explains how the SAP BusinessObjects Strategic SIG helps BusinessObjects customers address concerns with SAP.
- October 13, 2011
SAP plans to release Feature Pack 3 for BusinessObjects, which will arrive between Service Pack 2 and Service Pack 4 and include functionality that was originally planned for the 4.1 release.
- July 14, 2011
Many applications are available for reporting in the SAP system. But what type of toolset do you really need to drive your business? Discover why it is helpful to evaluate the existing tools first.
- July 06, 2011
Sports apparel maker Under Armour turned to SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (formerly known as BPC) to gain better control of its production networks.
- June 27, 2011
With planned availability in summer 2011, many companies are wondering if they should make the move to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0.
- June 20, 2011
SAP’s head of business intelligence answers some of the most frequent questions about HANA and in-memory technology and explains what it all means for SAP customers.
- June 15, 2011
SAP is launching BusinessObjects Edge 4.0 and Crystal Server 2011, two new upgrades to its business intelligence suite targeted to small and midsize companies.
- June 08, 2011
Contributor Jim Brogden reviews his experience at the recent SAPPHIRE NOW event in Orlando. Find out which sessions might be worth a replay.
- May 23, 2011
The release of BusinessObjects BI 4.0 caused companies to assess their BI strategies. Find out when to stay with BEx and when to consider BusinessObjects.
- May 19, 2011
HANA and the in-memory technology promised at last year’s conference is now an intractable part of the IT landscape, senior SAP executives argued at the annual Sapphire conference.
- May 04, 2011
SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 10, debuting at SAPPHIRE NOW 2011, offers a consolidated user experience and increased interoperability.
- April 20, 2011
SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius) and Web Intelligence offer different ways to compile and share data to decision makers. Learn when to use each and why.
- March 04, 2011
Anna’s Linens, a national home furnishings chain, created a central department to oversee the company’s business analytics program.
- February 26, 2011
Longtime SAP customer Canadian National Railway says one feature in the new BusinessObjects 4.0 release could help them save millions in fuel costs.
- January 10, 2011
Now that 2011 is here, SAP analysts share their thoughts on what they see coming this year, from acquisitions to the future of Business ByDesign.
- December 15, 2010
SAP says it has addressed a flaw within BusinessObjects that hackers could have used to gain control of the application.
- December 06, 2010
SAP has launched an enterprise edition of StreamWork that’s integrated with its product lifecycle management business suite application, and will soon integrate it with its CRM and BusinessObjects Strategy Management applications.
- June 21, 2010
SAP is working on an initiative called "Project Elements," intended to bring more of Web 2.0 to Enterprise software – aimed at really making it "my" SAP.
- June 11, 2010
More manufacturers are seeking manufacturing intelligence tools, and increasingly SAP MII is the pick for SAP shops.
- June 03, 2010
Celestica's senior director of business support solutions shared his tips on how his company launched a Business Analytics Center of Excellence project with SAP BusinessObjects.
- May 04, 2010
SAP customers love the BWA, but think it's far too expensive, and have ideas of their own on how to decrease the cost.
- April 20, 2010
SAP's Spend Performance Management software is pretty innovative, according to spendmatters.com's Jason Busch, who details why in this column.
- April 19, 2010
Since SAP acquired Business Objects, SAP MDM users have had options for integrating data from disparate sources. But the product, and the SAP MDM roadmap, still need work.
- March 24, 2010
Good data governance is the first step toward leveraging SCM BI in SAP, according to analysts. Learn why data governance is the first step to ensuring that a project won't result in garbage in, garbage out (GIGO).
- March 15, 2010
Learn the pros and cons of using SAP Access Control and SAP Process control for GRC strategy.
- February 22, 2010
SAP has cancelled its NetWeaver BW 7.2 ramp-up program, planned for next month, and instead opted to scrap the release and consolidate functionality in a NetWeaver BW 7.3 release.
- November 18, 2009
When it comes to the debate over on-premise vs. on-demand business intelligence deployments, SAP Business Objects is trying to be all things to all customers.
- November 18, 2009
Microsoft announces it will support SAP's BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation finance application, as the SAP enterprise performance management (EPM) product is optimized for growing Microsoft Office and SQL Server user bases.
- November 12, 2009
SAP Mentor Jon Reed provides a new twist to frequently asked questions on SAP talent management: Which key SAP skills should be kept in-house, and what the best approach is to SAP on-demand training?
- October 28, 2009
SAP CTO Vishal Sikka discusses trends in SAP software development, SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, SAP in-memory database technology, SAP ERP software, social media and SAP mobile applications in an interview with SearchSAP.com editors.
- October 23, 2009
Speculation about a deal between SAP and Teradata continues, but columnist Mark Whitehorn, fresh from the Teradata user show, has some words of advice SAP should consider before making a Teradata acquisition.
- October 14, 2009
SAP TechEd '09's "Demo Jam" was met with an enthusiastic response from conference attendees. Get full coverage, photos and attendee feedback from SAP TechEd's Demo Jam.