BI Technology as an enabler for Post-Crisis Economy

August 17, 2009
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Having just returned from two excellent forums, the SAP Australia User Group (SAUG) Summit in Sydney and the SAP World Tour 2009 in Melbourne, I was inspired to hear SAP BusinessObjects’ strategy to assist customers reap high rewards in the global economic recovery.

I was particularly elated to hear SAP promote Teradata Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) as a viable part of the SAP BI technology stack. Teradata, as the underlying EDW Database Management System, provides the foundation for strategic and operational decision making. It provides deep insight to management to enable them to gain competitive advantage within the bounds of extremely tight budgets.

I heard from SAP customers who are exploiting their existing SAP BW licenses and “using what they have” to consolidate all operational and strategic reporting and analysis on the one EDW platform. Teradata enables consolidation, from small to very large-scale, of SAP and non-SAP data, and makes real-time analytics a reality.

I heard amazing stories of significant cost savings and increased revenue achieved by giving field staff access to live information on mobile devices driven by sales occurring right now. Real-time

Having just returned from two excellent forums, the SAP Australia User Group (SAUG) Summit in Sydney and the SAP World Tour 2009 in Melbourne, I was inspired to hear SAP BusinessObjects’ strategy to assist customers reap high rewards in the global economic recovery.

I was particularly elated to hear SAP promote Teradata Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) as a viable part of the SAP BI technology stack. Teradata, as the underlying EDW Database Management System, provides the foundation for strategic and operational decision making. It provides deep insight to management to enable them to gain competitive advantage within the bounds of extremely tight budgets.

I heard from SAP customers who are exploiting their existing SAP BW licenses and “using what they have” to consolidate all operational and strategic reporting and analysis on the one EDW platform. Teradata enables consolidation, from small to very large-scale, of SAP and non-SAP data, and makes real-time analytics a reality.

I heard amazing stories of significant cost savings and increased revenue achieved by giving field staff access to live information on mobile devices driven by sales occurring right now. Real-time events are triggered, and rules applied, to achieve dynamic product or service replenishment and/or supplementation of staff, based on real-time demand. The exponential increase in sales resulting from the ability to more effectively service the demand, and reduced costs from eliminating unnecessary application of resources at the wrong time, in the wrong place, was astounding.

SAP customers are able to save millions of dollars across the organization by leveraging the SAP BI technology stack with Teradata as the underlying “Active EDW” technology.

SAP’s Value Engineering and Value Lifecycle Management Process provides customers with tools and methodologies needed to identify, deliver and measure the value of IT projects. There are currently many SAP customers globally who are planning their BI Roadmap to include SAP and Teradata as technology enablers to achieve real value in the current economic recovery.

What hurdles or roadblocks you are experiencing in achieving similar astounding results in your organisation?

 

Nina Corney
SAP Domain Lead
Teradata Australia

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