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SAP Sticks its Head in the Cloud for ERP and its Head in the Sand for BI

The messaging from SAP at this year’s Sapphire and ASUG Annual Conference was remarkable, radical and actually quite refreshing. If we are to take Bill McDermott (CEO) at his word, organizations (including SAP) need to eliminate layers of management, stop attending meetings and simplify business processes. The mantra of the ...

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Is SAP Betraying the Masters of the Universe?

There was an underlying mood at the recent ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference of confusion and even despondency amongst long-time BusinessObjects users. This is a conference organized by ASUG for BusinessObjects users yet many did not attend and made a conspicuous statement by their absence. So why the confusion and ...

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Puffing and Blowing the Cloud in New Orleans

It’s 5:45 am in the morning (on Jan 17th) and I’m jogging on the spot with hundreds of other crazy people down by the riverside in central New Orleans. It’s still dark and we are about to start a 2 mile “fun” run .  While there was nothing fun about ...

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To BI 4.0 or Not?

As SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 is finally about to move into general availability status, there is mixture of excitement tempered with caution amongst both customers and consultants alike. It is undoubtedly a major new release of the long and successful BusinessObjects product suite. It includes a new semantic layer and ...

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