Crocs had just wrapped up a new ERP implementation, and the temporary workers on the project were starting to move on to their next assignment. As Manager, BI/BW at Crocs, Shelly Rahe Gordon had only a leftover ticketing system and remnants of the Waterfall approach to project management left behind for the team to use. Gordon could see some potential challenges in how her IT team dedicated to business intelligence and reporting would be equipped to keep the new ERP system running at full speed while managing future releases.
Digital disruption is happening everywhere. We kicked off the 2018 BI+Analytics (BIA) Conference in beautiful, sunny Huntington Beach, CA with an inspirational keynote by the Curator of Cool himself, David Roberts, who leads initiatives within the IT department at a major sports apparel brand. Roberts shared that while users expect a seamless digital experience, many times companies have a tough time delivering because of three things: complacency, complexity and currency. To combat those factors, it’s important for organizations to be pragmatic, agile and strategic about the data they collect from customers and how it’s being analyzed and operationalized.Continue reading
Adopted from an article originally appearing in CMSWire.
Data and information management expert Joanna Schloss explores the concept of companies moving to a “hybrid” approach, utilizing various analytics solutions and tools.
The premise of hybrid analytics centers around the idea that organizations leverage a blend of both cloud-based and on-premises technologies to deliver the optimal data center configuration. Some of the key issues that drive analytics towards a hybrid future include:
This article was written by our Guest Blogger, Tammy Powlas, a member of the SAP Mentors group and an avid member of the SAP Analytics community.
Data governance is a hot topic in the Business Intelligence and Analytics space right now. Most professionals in this area are familiar with it, but it has been largely considered a nice-to-have up until now.
This article was written by our Guest Blogger, Jamie Oswald, who is an expert in data analytics.
In the very beginning of our conference preparation we do research. We bring in an array of people with diverse job titles, from small and large companies that have multiple perspectives on the state of BI+Analytics to one table. By documenting and consuming all of these interactions, we possess a rare set of ingredients that help us to find special people that can speak to the topics of conversation in a way that will resonate with all attendees of BI+Analytics.