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KXEN, An Important New Asset in the Evolution of SAP Analytics
A couple of weeks ago when I was on briefed on KXEN, the predictive analytics technology provider, I was completely unaware of the deal that was being struck

deal scoring  completely unaware of the deal that was being struck behind the scenes between KXEN and the German software giant SAP, which culminated in KXEN’s acquisition by SAP . The more I think about it, the more this seems to me to be another impactful acquisition by SAP, with KXEN serving as a key driver in the success of SAP’s analytics strategy. KXEN—Not Your Father’s Predictive Analytics Application In a space ruled by powerful and long-time players in the market, such as IBM’s SPSS , FICO , SAS , th

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