Data & Analytics

Data and Analytics involves the management of both operational and analytical data, as well as the analysis of that data so that organizations can understand the performance of and improve their business processes and outcomes and make more effective decisions. With many organizations now looking to combine their operational data with data sourced from user experience, having processes and procedures in place to ensure that they are making the most effective use of that data is critical to timely decision making. Content in this area will cover tools that organizations can use to understand and manage their data as it is moved and stored across the enterprise, as well as the tools in use throughout the community to analyze that data. It will also provide guidance on technologies like AI and machine learning, robotic process automation, and how new technologies in these areas are being used to achieve business advantages for those who use them.


  1. Four Questions to Help You Understand Embedded Analytics

    Four Questions to Help You Understand Embedded Analytics

    By Dmitry Kuznetsov

  2. Case Study: Rumpke and the future of planning with SAP’s Analytics Cloud – Webinar

  3. Automate Your SAP Processes More Strategically


  1. Magnitude

    Analysts and business leaders agree that digital transformation is a top strategic priority in the coming years — and the investment dollars are following. The pressure to go faster is acute for organizations that run their business on SAP ERP systems. In the clamor to digitize, organizations must realize that different business processes require differentiated…
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    Why Hyperscalers Need to Become Consulting Companies

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider The future is going to be inevitably cloudy But in a positive way. If you regularly follow my blogs, you may be a bit irritated by now as I repeatedly hammer “cloud is the future”. And it is not only in terms of technology infrastructure. Companies will, eventually, operate…
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  4. Is Design Thinking the Missing Link in Data Science ? Part I/II

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider What is the true failure rate of data science projects? During one of the conversations with a guest we were hosting during the 4th of July weekend, we started a discussion focused on guesstimating what percentage of data science projects are actually successful. The other person had an opinion…
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    Leveraging Analytical Methods for Ranking Suppliers

    In the real-world, sourcing executives generally have a large pool of suppliers to select from.  In terms of leveraging analytics, the problem of ranking suppliers (pre-qualification) represents a class of multiple criteria optimization problems that deal with the ranking of a finite number of alternatives, where each alternative is measured by several conflicting criteria. In…
  6. Roadblocks on the Path to Blockchain Industrialization

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider   Every technology, in its emerging stages, has certain limitations which need to be overcome in order to propel the technology to maturity/Industrialization. Blockchain is not an exception. If you look at Gartner’s hype cycle for 2021, blockchain technologies have not reached the plateau of productivity stage yet, as…
  7. An Introduction to Marketing Analytics

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider   Marketing is evolving significantly into digital marketing with the explosion of online channels and rapid digitalization of processes. The pandemic has massively accelerated the shift to online and consumers are shopping more and more online or are expressing their buying sentiments more frequently on social media. All this…...…
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    Basics of the Newsvendor Model

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider The “Optimal” Dilemma Assume that you have decided to leverage the power of e-commerce to start your own business. Your classmate during your MBA days, who was from China and has relocated back to China, now owns a factory that manufactures floating ducks for swimming pools (the kind that…
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    How to Retain Your Data Science Talent

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider Attrition in Data Science teams had hit an all-time high prior to the pandemic. And now we are looking at “The Great Resignation”. There is no speculating what type of talent is the most desired (and required) in this digital decade as companies scramble to attract as well as…
  10. How to Choose the Right Simulation Modeling Method

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider Practice makes a modeler perfect When you have a business problem for which you need to create a simulation model at hand, the most critical next step, which in some instances can even mean success or failure of your modeling project, is to determine how exactly to model the…