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SAPPHIRE 2014: SAP Simplifies
At SAP’s recent SAPPHIRE NOW event, two themes were clear regarding SAP’s focus in the near future—the company’s commitment to simplification, which in SAP

sap technical questions  improvement in the way SAP deliveries and executes all of its enterprise software solutions. While Bill McDermott delivered the main message and guided us through the rest of the conference, Hasso Plattner gave us a deeper dive into some of the technical aspects of the simplification process.   Dr. Plattner gave a passionate explanation on how simplification takes place within the context of SAP’s new HANA in-memory paradigm. The keynote featured a dialog between Dr. Plattner and Harvard Business

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Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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