SAP Analytics – Extracting Value from Data

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For Business Analytics to Work, You Need a Sound Strategy

With the emergence of big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and machine learning, the role of analytics has been elevated to center stage. The winners in the modern world are those who can give all their employees, partners and customers immediate access to the most relevant information. But winning requires more than answering tough questions, understanding the business at every turn, and seizing opportunities before your rivals do. It’s also about creating value and ROI with every decision you make.

A strategic approach to analytics will provide the key to unlocking the value in your data – enabling you to gain unprecedented insights, bridge the gap between analysis and business outcomes, and combine the power of big data with analytics to drive business success.

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Analytics Have Become Essential for Business Survival

One of the many lessons that came out of 2020 was that businesses need new intelligence frameworks to drive better business decisions in times of uncertainty. The pandemic exposed the gaps and shortcomings of models based on historical data, which suddenly became obsolete in their ability to predict the future. It became clear that it would be crucial to revisit model assumptions to achieve future success.

According to a recent IDC Analyst Brief, enterprise intelligence is already starting to define future winners. Organizations that are able to harness the power of their data-driven culture, the data literacy of their employees, and the processing power of their technology are showing greater resiliency.

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Deliver Faster, More Reliable Results with Hybrid Planning

In the digital economy, businesses that want to remain competitive will need more analytics capabilities than traditional, stand-alone analytics platforms can provide. They will need to dramatically increase the user adoption and penetration of analytics into the organization and empower more business users to make better, insight-driven decisions.

Jim Link, Design Consultant

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The Changing Face of Business Intelligence and Analytics

The traditional approach to delivering Business Intelligence is being challenged. BI and analytics solutions are evolving at a rapid pace – with many organizations leveraging modern, agile platforms to create business value. The ability to reason, plan, predict and solve issues with deeper insights from increasingly diverse data sets is opening up a whole new world of opportunity as well as defining new methods and approaches. But to enable such business capacity founded on knowledge and innovation, the following three areas require close attention:

  • The modern data platform
  • Operational business intelligence
  • Strategic and advanced analytics

 
The Modern Data Platform

Current trends are causing a proliferation of data. Traditional data warehouses cannot handle this unprecedented volume and variety of information.

Operational BI

Deliver relevant, factual and timely information that is mobile, highly interactive and tailored to user needs.

Strategic & Advanced Analytics

Use data to understand customers and their environment in far greater depth.

Information-driven organizations are more productive: 30% reduced safety issues with predictive analytics, 97% reduction in report creation time.

Forrester Research: The Total Economic ImpactTM of SAP Analytics – Cost Savings and Business Benefits

Our Analytics Services

BI Strategy and Roadmap Services

NTT DATA Business Solutions supports you from start to finish with your analytics strategy. Beginning with an initial review of your current analytics capabilities, we identify areas where improvements can be made. We then go on to road-mapping and planning your strategy based on your needs. Our BI strategy services help organizations break down complex data silos and remove process barriers that prevent business users and IT from working together.

Information Management and Data Governance

Basing your decisions on accurate, relevant, timely and trusted data is key to being successful. NTT DATA Business Solutions has a heritage of supporting organizations with data and process governance. We can assist you in mapping, monitoring, and managing your data lifecycle with our tried and tested methodology that boosts accuracy and gives you control over your data.

Technical Architecture, Upgrades and Migration

NTT DATA Business Solutions is committed to designing and delivering technical architectures and platforms to drive success for our customers. Furthermore, our consultants are here to seamlessly guide you through upgrades and migrations and ensure you are able to optimize your existing investment. We can help you develop a successful data and analytics platform, whether that be on premise, in the cloud, as a hybrid, or with a hyper-scale cloud provider.

Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

The role of EPM is to ensure that an organization has a complete view of business performance. This means unifying information from operations, finance and compliance to ensure everyone is linked together in a collaborative manner. NTT DATA Business Solutions can help you move complex data management and transformation processes into a business planning solution and give financial analysts more time to perform insightful analysis. From standardizing financial processes across organizations to advising on best practice for managing processes and automation, NTT DATA Business Solutions can help translate business requirements into reality.

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SAP Support

Our extensive SAP BusinessObjects capability, global operations, and our open access to a vast pool of SAP BI resources provide the ability for NTT DATA Business Solutions to flex from the lightest touch through to full managed services during major analytics projects and beyond. We partner with our customers and offer the flexibility and commercial management to meet their business objectives in a dynamic manner. No other partner offers the combination of exclusive SAP BI focus, knowledge and capabilities. We are an SAP Partner Center of Expertise (PCoE) with 24/7 service and the ability to offer agile delivery with a blend of onsite, nearshore and offshore support.

Emerging Innovation

The Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, machine learning and cognitive computing are now in reach of many organizations. Such disruptive innovation can bring a level of automation, electronic monitoring, and sensor-enabled insight that was once inconceivable. NTT DATA Business Solutions offers a number of services from strategy creation and design thinking to proof of concept and project delivery, to help rapidly introduce Analytics projects founded on emerging innovation.

Training Services

Understanding how your analytics technologies work is key to leveraging the benefits that they offer. That is why NTT DATA Business Solutions provides comprehensive SAP BusinessObjects training services. We are an authorized SAP Education Partner and train over 2,000 people per year. And just like the solutions we offer, our training services are tailored to your needs. Whether you would like training in SAP BusinessObjects, data warehousing, or SAP BPC in the format of public, private, or online courses, the choice is yours.

Department for Transport

We now have data all in one place with integrated business processes supported and the visibility we need to make important business decisions.

Sarah Baskerville, Head of BI Systems, Department for Transport

Our UK Customer, Leeds Building Society, Talks about Their Approach to BI

Chris Long, Head of Data and BI at Leeds Building Society, talks about NTT DATA Business Solutions as their preferred partner on their data journey and how they benefit from new BI technologies. NTT DATA Business Solutions implemented the full SAP BI Suite with SAP HANA and SAP Predictive Analytics capabilities.

How a Modern Data Platform and Analytics Enable Organizations to Run Live

Watch Andy Steer, Chief Technology Officer in the U.K., discuss the importance of accessing data inside and outside the organization in order to deliver knowledge to the people who need it, when they need it.

Trends in Business Intelligence and Analytics

Hybrid Analytics

As businesses evaluate how to improve their current analytics and data processing capabilities, many see the adoption of more cloud capabilities as the logical next step. According to a study conducted by Forrester Research, most businesses with mature analytics/BI have taken a hybrid approach for both data analytics and processing, meaning that analytics/BI is occurring both on-premise and in the cloud today.

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Business Analytics for SMBs

Large businesses are not the only ones working to organize and use new business analytics to improve decision making. Many small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are also taking advantage of new information resources for the changing business environment.

As part of that process, they’re using business analytics to improve their understanding of current business operations, assess how the external environment is changing, and identifying the actions that will be most effective moving forward. Download the informative IDC report, Analytics for SMBs: Sharpen Operations, Capitalize on Business Opportunities, for additional insights.

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Modern Analytics Platform

A traditional analytics platform may have satisfied your original requirements, but times have changed. Your business has changed and your users have changed. Business requirements have evolved – bringing new demands, techniques and complexities that the traditional analytics platform wasn’t designed to meet.

SAP Analytics Cloud

To gain more efficiency with planning, analyzing and forecasting in real time across finance and operations, businesses need the ability to:

  • Quickly analyze data from both SAP and non-SAP sources
  • Create self-service analytics for business users
  • Build forecast models and what-if scenarios on the fly
  • Visualize data and bring it to life so it speaks for itself

SAP Analytics and Business Insights: How We Can Support You

NTT DATA Business Solutions has helped thousands of customers benefit from the very latest SAP Analytics solutions that are powering digital transformation. From business intelligence and advanced analytics to insight from the cloud, we are empowering our customers to improve data quality, lower the cost of data integration and increase data efficiency.

With our analytics and big data expertise, we deliver value quickly using our proven agile approach and solution accelerators to optimize all data-related processes and match the pace of change. As a result we are able to drive business engagement, develop your business intelligence capabilities, and if necessary, define and deliver the right analytics strategy for you.

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More Useful Insights into SAP Analytics

White Paper
The Modern Data Platform: A Necessity in Today’s Rapidly Changing Business Climate

Our white paper examines five key pitfalls in traditional data warehousing and explains how a modern platform can help eliminate them.

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Expert Paper
Analytics: The Data Is There, but How Will You Use It?

Christian Schmidt, Global Director of Business Analytics at NTT DATA Business Solutions, outlines how you can start your analytics journey.

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White Paper
Prepare for Growth with SAP Analytics

Learn how SAP Analytics solutions allow your growing business to tap into the fundamental capabilities of an intelligent enterprise: visibility, focus and agility.

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Learn What Our Experts Say about SAP Analytics

Analytics
How Extended Planning & Analysis (xP&A) Leads to Better Decision Making

Jim Link | Jul 19, 2021

Analytics
Using FP&A Technology to Navigate Uncertain Times

Brad Fisher | Feb 19, 2021

Analytics
Analytics Have Become Essential for Business Survival

Brad Fisher | Feb 03, 2021

Analytics
More Effective Human Resource Planning with SAP Solutions

NTT DATA Business Solutions | Sep 29, 2020

Analytics
Better Revenue Planning with SAP Solutions

Kevin Nierle | Sep 15, 2020

Analytics
Ventana Research Reveals that a Single Platform is Key for Collaborative Enterprise Planning

NTT DATA Business Solutions | Mar 29, 2019

Analytics
New Study Shows Leaders Adopting Collaborative Enterprise Planning

NTT DATA Business Solutions | Mar 27, 2019

Analytics
Redefining Organizational Planning and Reporting Processes

NTT DATA Business Solutions | Mar 21, 2019

Analytics
The Modern Analytics Platform: Challenges and Needs

NTT DATA Business Solutions | Jun 11, 2018

How Our Customers Benefit from Us

The American Club Singapore

The data warehouse solution from NTT DATA Business Solutions Singapore provides decision-grade information to reduce information-to-decision lead time. The solution lowered reporting costs and saved time through automation of the report generation process and by producing automated reconciliations.

G4S, Albertslund, Denmark

Anders Nissen is the Business Performance Manager in G4S Security Services, and since 2009, he has be responsible for implementing LEAN-projects for overall efficiency and productivity in the organization. It has been a success that has saved G4S Security Services a two figured amount of mill yearly

DuPont, Copenhagen, Denmark

The BPC training project at DuPont in Copenhagen was executed as a 30 day BPC trial, where the EPM team members at the former Danish-owned company Danisco received training in the BPC software.

NetDesign, Copenhagen, Denmark

The new Qlik based BI solution creates transparency for everyone involved. Both management and consultants can follow the numbers. These numbers create the foundation for conversations on management meetings and between management and employees.

Wrist Ship Supply, Nørresundby, Denmark

Wrist Ship Supply has 950 employees in 14 countries and a turnover of more than 2.9 billion DKK. The reliability and credibility that the customers demand are the same that the Group wants when it comes to its financial reporting, which is why the Group has successfully implemented SAP BPC.

COWI, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

It could have been a challenge to the project, building on the latest version of SAP BusinessObjects. At the project start-up, hardly any Danish company had tried the new version. But NTT DATA Business Solutions had solid experience and best practices in place, and it never became a problem.

Synoptik, Herlev, Denmark

Synoptik has had a strong cooperation with a team of consultants from NTT DATA Business Solutions. The Qlik technology opens a fast and intuitive way to knowledge and Synoptik preferred to let the NTT DATA Business Solutions consultants finish the development of the applications for the business users.

Waoo, Tilst, Denmark

Waoo delivers TV, broadband and phone services to 250,000 end customers, and with the knowledge drawn from every-day data the company can reduce time-to-market on product introductions and increase the level of service towards the customers.

Nava Bharat Ventures Limited

For the past four decades, Nava Bharat Ventures has been driving mining, energy, and agriculture industries in India and Africa. The company operates several power plants, processing plants, and mines in various geographies and manufactures ferroalloys for the rail and automobile industries.

Aspen Oss B.V., Oss, Netherlands

Based in the Netherlands, Aspen Oss B.V. provides the world with vital pharmaceutical products, such as steroid hormones, Heparin Sodium, peptid and alkaloid products.

SAP Analytics Solutions

SAP Analytics

SAP Analytics solutions help business improve data analysis so they can make better decisions and react to opportunities and threats quickly.

it.Analytics CXO Dashboards

Gain visibility to key business metrics with real-time data displayed in financial dashboards designed for CEOs, CFOs, sales and manufacturing.

Cloud

NTT DATA Business Solutions helps you set up a cloud strategy for fast and streamlined business processes. Our cloud solutions improve transparency and business performance.

Digital Transformation

Digital transformation with the Internet of Things is easier with expert advice and innovative business models from NTT DATA Business Solutions.

Security and Compliance

NTT DATA Business Solutions has the expertise to help you adopt IT security best practices and ensure that you always comply with data protection legislation.

Management

NTT DATA Business Solutions is the perfect partner to guide your business through digital transformation by providing digital business models that accelerate innovation.

Financial Management

Having complete transparency over financial management is vital in today’s business landscape. NTT DATA Business Solutions has the expertise to help you achieve this.

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