Q&A: Business Intelligence and Analytics for Decision Making

SAP Help Consulting

This presentation with Gary Cokins will cover:

  • Learning why business analytics and leveraging Big Data provide a competitive advantage.

  • Understanding the difference between business intelligence (BI) and business analytics.

  • How to imbed statistics and analytics into enterprise performance management (EPM) methods.

  • How to differentiate forecasting from predictive modeling.

  • Learning alternative approaches to accelerating the adoption rate of business analytics.

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Q&A questions answered by Gary Cokins.

Q: Based on your observations what is a major lesson learned by organizations attempting to broaden the adoption rate of applying analytics?

Q: Why is the CFO and accounting function so many years behind with embracing the use of advanced analytics.



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