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Have you ever tried to develop a Business Intelligence Strategy? If so, you'll know that it's difficult because the priorities of the CIO often are not aligned with the priorities of the Business owners. So what do you do? Many high performance organizations have found success by using a very structured approach to developing a BI Strategy. But there are a few things you should know before you develop an enterprise wide BI Reporting Strategy to ensure success. This post will tell you what you need to know to make sure you select a BI Reporting Strategy development approach that will let you successfully build an enterprise wide reporting strategy.
Have you ever tried to implement a SAP Best Practice or did you even know SAP has SAP Best Practices? If so, you'll know that it's difficult because it requires knowledge of SAP, your business and usually SAP Solution Manager. So what do you do? Many people have found success by using simple mapping grids to match existing SAP Best Practices to their specific requirements. But there are a few things you should know before you attempt to implement a SAP Best Practice to ensure success at the lowest possible business risk. This post will tell you what you need to know to make sure you select the correct SAP Best Practice that will let you successfully implement SAP Best Practices which you can easily download off of SAP Service Marketplace or from help.sap.com/Best Practices.
Have you ever tried to perform Internet marketing with bad data? If so, you'll know that it's difficult to impossible because bad data is worse than no data when it comes to high performance Internet marketing. So, what do you do? Many people have found success by using rock solid Data Governance procedures. But there are a few things you should know before you implement a corporate wide data governance program to ensure Internet marketing success. This post will tell you what you need to know to make sure you select a data governance model that will let you successfully leverage the internet in internet marketing.
Have you ever tried to eliminate SAP project risk? If so, you'll know that it's difficult because large projects are inherently risking, with the failure rate running very high. So what do you do? Many people have found success by using advanced, tried and proven project risk management techniques. But there are a few things you should know before you implement a risk management system to ensure project success. This post will tell you what you need to know to make sure you select a risk management approach that will let you successfully deliver SAP Projects while managing the big three of project management.
First day on your new SAP BW job? Wondering where to start? Not really an expert on SAP ASAP? Maybe you don’t even have an ‘S’ number yet so you can download templates from SAP Service Marketplace. Want to shine, but need a light to see the end of the tunnel? Well, perhaps our SAP Business Intelligence Technical Specification template can help you little bit. In it, you will define:
If you don’t speak SAPanese, and instead, are expert in your business' specific language, such as the Airline Industry, or military logistics, just knowing the specific SAP Modules won’t really help you to translate what SAP modules provide which part of your solution. Why, because it is a vast, complex system.
Are your Inventory Accuracy Levels at 99% and rising? If you say yes, let me tell you about some swamp land in Florida I am selling. In the meantime, I recently had a chance to see how an online firm used Internet Marketing and Multi Channel Marketing to quickly build an online presence but have almost immediately ran in to the weaknesses inherent in having weak backend systems. These weaknesses are costing them money. Money that is literally flowing out the door.
When I was I Water Well Driller, we used an old cable tool rig, a Stone Model 31. , My morning routine started out with a grease gun in hand, and a crawl around and up and down the rig, finding the grease fittings, and pumping in grease until it would ooze out from underneath whatever I was lubing. There wasn’t any precise measurement, just an eyeball gauge. Why did I do it, every single day? Because time is money. If the rig broke down, then it wasn’t making a hole in the ground. No hole, no money. This was why we did daily, preventive maintenance, and not just the morning grease job. We also had to constantly put oil on the steel cable that held the 20 foot long, solid steel, drill stem. The Drill Stem rotated each time it was lifted off the ground to make yet another striking cut against the rock we were drilling through. We also learned to listen to the sounds the rig made, as it told us how it was feeling.
I recently interviewed Helen Ayers, a retired, national award winning newspaper editor, who retired from the The Brown County Democrat. I wanted to know how much advertising had changed, especially with today’s multi-channel advertising capabilities.
What makes it even more challenging to estimate a SAP BW Project is that there are now usually several other solutions that also need to be included in the estimation process. These may include, SAP Webi, HANA, Dashboard Builder, xCelsius, BOE for administration, and Crystal Reports.We provide a sophisticated SAP BW Project estimator that you can download here on the blog and in several places on our site. The estimator is meant to be used by a highly skilled SAP BW Consultant, as it requires thorough knowledge of SAP Business Content and SAP Business Processes.
Time for another fish tale. I swear this one is true (so you know it is). When I was growing up, I worked with my dad drilling water wells on an cable tool rig, and whenever we would happen to be drilling next to a fish’in hole, I would drop a line in the water. One day, I was using a purple artificial night crawler, which to a Big Mouth bass, must have been like catnip.
When I was kid, (A long time ago), I did a lot of fishing. One time, we were all fishing along a creek bank in Southern Indiana, and my cousin, Rachael May, who wasn’t catch’in much that day, said to her dad, “throw mine out where the big fish are”. That was not a bad idea!
No matter where you are at in your SAP journey, whether just thinking about SAP, in the pre-sales stage, the implementation stage, or the continuous business improvement stage, you probably don’t know all the different SAP modules. How could you? Unless you are a trained SAP consultant with years of experience, and have an inordinate amount of curiosity, it is unlikely you have knowledge of every SAP module.
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