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.
Business leaders are looking to get their hands on the right data that will drive the decision-making process. They want the right tools and the right people to build and implement a strategy everyone can support.
Karma Bevelhimer, vice president of retail operations for National Vision, presented at the ASUG Experience for Enterprise Information Management on the company’s path to creating a data enterprise buy-in around common core measures. She talked about how people, process, and technology each play a critical role in successfully adopting agreed-upon success metrics and how maintenance is key to keeping adoption rates high.
When it comes to implementing new technology or leveraging your existing model, managing organizational change and expectations is often the most complex challenge every organization is faced with. How do you develop a business case and communicate results realized? How do you engage and motivate your employees to drive adoption and sustainability? Hear from these experts and top-rated 2018 BI+Analytics Conference speakers on how you can conquer your next complex technology implementation with proven best practices and lessons learned.
Steve McHugh – Director, Enterprise BI/Hybrid Product Marketing, SAP
Hear SAP’s Hybrid BI strategy plus get more depth into topics such as: delivering the intelligent enterprise, turning data into meaningful information and navigating the path forward in a hybrid world from on-premise to Cloud.
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.