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    Working with the Data Monitor in SAP S/4HANA Finance for Group Reporting

    Reading time: 12 mins

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    An Introduction to DataOps: A New Approach to Acting on Large Volumes of Information Faster and More Effectively

    Reading time: 6 mins

  3. Are You Ready for SAP S/4HANA? The Time Is Now

    Are You Ready for SAP S/4HANA? The Time Is Now

    Reading time: 15 mins


  1. The Future of Business Intelligence Benchmark Report

    Reading time: 15 mins

    In This Report: We have entered the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Technology has taken a massive leap in the last decade and is expected to take another exponential leap in this coming decade, leading to rapid advances in the discipline of data science. Data science practices introduced the world of…
  2. Enterprise Supply Chain Control Towers

    Reading time: 4 mins

    By Shashi Jina Supply Chain Management Research Director SAPInsider In our continuing series on supply chain visibility and the emergence of enterprise control towers, we exam the importance of data. The emergence of big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) have opened new possibilities for using real-time data to improve and drive greater…
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    Why Hyperscalers Need to Become Consulting Companies

    Reading time: 10 mins

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider The future is going to be inevitably cloudy But in a positive way. If you regularly follow my blogs, you may be a bit irritated by now as I repeatedly hammer “cloud is the future”. And it is not only in terms of technology infrastructure. Companies will, eventually, operate…
  4. Is Design Thinking the Missing Link in Data Science ? Part I/II

    Reading time: 5 mins

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider What is the true failure rate of data science projects? During one of the conversations with a guest we were hosting during the 4th of July weekend, we started a discussion focused on guesstimating what percentage of data science projects are actually successful. The other person had an opinion…
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    Leveraging Analytical Methods for Ranking Suppliers

    Reading time: 4 mins

    In the real-world, sourcing executives generally have a large pool of suppliers to select from.  In terms of leveraging analytics, the problem of ranking suppliers (pre-qualification) represents a class of multiple criteria optimization problems that deal with the ranking of a finite number of alternatives, where each alternative is measured by several conflicting criteria. In…
  6. An Introduction to Marketing Analytics

    Reading time: 4 mins

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider   Marketing is evolving significantly into digital marketing with the explosion of online channels and rapid digitalization of processes. The pandemic has massively accelerated the shift to online and consumers are shopping more and more online or are expressing their buying sentiments more frequently on social media. All this…...…
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    Companies Combine their SAP Security Redesigns

    Reading time: 4 mins

    A poorly executed SAP security redesign can have significant effects on an organization: unauthorized access, increased potential for fraud, inefficient access provisioning for end-users, and audit issues. To avoid this scenario and improve security, more companies are combining their SAP security redesigns with updates to their SAP GRC solutions, observes Adam Fattorini, Senior Manager, PwC…
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    Basics of the Newsvendor Model

    Reading time: 7 mins

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider The “Optimal” Dilemma Assume that you have decided to leverage the power of e-commerce to start your own business. Your classmate during your MBA days, who was from China and has relocated back to China, now owns a factory that manufactures floating ducks for swimming pools (the kind that…
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    How to Retain Your Data Science Talent

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    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider Attrition in Data Science teams had hit an all-time high prior to the pandemic. And now we are looking at “The Great Resignation”. There is no speculating what type of talent is the most desired (and required) in this digital decade as companies scramble to attract as well as…
  10. How to Choose the Right Simulation Modeling Method

    Reading time: 4 mins

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider Practice makes a modeler perfect When you have a business problem for which you need to create a simulation model at hand, the most critical next step, which in some instances can even mean success or failure of your modeling project, is to determine how exactly to model the…