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January 2014

Business Intelligence News

Strategies for creating an information-driven culture

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Welcome to the January issue of Business Intelligence News!

Happy New Year and sincere thanks from all of us at SAP. We hope you all had an opportunity to take a good break over the holidays. In this issue, we have pulled together a series of blogs covering 2013 year in review. This edition of the Business Intelligence Newsletter will serve as a milestone to reflect on what happened in the past year and what opportunities await in the new year.

Deepa Sankar, Director of Marketing - Business Intelligence


According to a Q3 2013 report by Forrester, only 54% of respondents said that their firms were successful in "making better informed business decisions" since adopting BI. How can you make your BI project a success? In this blog, read how a major utility company in Australia effectively used BI best practices to drive a dashboard project that now saves them 3% of their spend.

Critical Thinking to Make Everyday Decisions

Both in business and in everyday life, we are constantly confronted with the need to make decisions. Dr. Sharon Bailin and Dr. Mark Battersby, published authors and professors of Critical Thinking, wrote this whitepaper to explain how successful decision making can result from the application of key critical thinking strategies.

SAP Names Business Intelligence Leader by Independent Research Firm

The leading industry analyst firm Forrester Research Inc. recently released the Q4, 2013 version of The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms report. SAP has been rated as a clear leader in the business intelligence (BI market in this report.

Read more about what The Forrester Wave has to say about SAP »

Five BI Experts and a Marketing Manager Walked into a Bar...

Did you hear the one about five BI experts and a marketing manager who walked into a bar? Amazing things happened. Find out how they put their heads together, pooled their knowledge, and collaborated to develop BI and Your Success, a quintet of three-minute animated, step-by-step BI knowledge videos narrated by SAP's own BI mavens.

SAP BusinessObjects Mobile Reaches 1 Million Downloads

The Mobile Business Intelligence apps are the first SAP apps to reach a combination of one million lifetime downloads. Hear how organizations are using SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI to drive business results, and download the latest version to create your own success story.

Big Data: the Year in Review 2013

What were the top Big Data news stories of 2013? Big Data is increasingly becoming ingrained into the fabric of our societies. Irfan Khan, SVP & General Manager, SAP Big Data, takes us through a fascinating journey of Big Data in 2013.


Big point is one the world's largest video game developers that make browser games. It has a user community of around 300 million users and a growth of 150-200 thousand users every day.

See how Bigpoint is solving Big Data challenges with SAP HANA »

John Peretiatko, Director of Back Office Systems at Zappos, explains how the company uses BusinessObjects BI solutions to resolve its issues and add value to its business processes.


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Read Previous Issues:

December: BI Strategy

November: BI Myths

October: Critical Thinking

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