Archive for January, 2016

Why people are going for SAP Certification

January 25th, 2016

Why people are going for SAP Certification:

SAP Certification is the most sought after certifications in the Information Technology (IT) world. In every nook and corner of the world, it has created tremendous buzz among the IT professionals. SAP Certification is one of the biggest dreams for number of individuals. SAP Certification is one of the most successful IT certifications in the recent past. Either directly or indirectly, it has given employment to millions of people across the globe.

JOB

This is the most primary reason that most people are enrolling for SAP Certification. There are number of precedents, where numerous people have achieved decent career in SAP based on their SAP Certification. Many of these people have achieved professional success and served number of top Global Companies. It is the reason why there are people ready to leave their jobs even with more than 20 years of domain experience and wanted to do the SAP certification in order to break into SAP world.

Money:

Many of the people who are enrolling for SAP Certification still believe that it is a good way of long term investment. They are hoping that this SAP Certification still able to fetch them a reasonably good amount of returns on their investment. The hope of getting good amount of money from those employers is one of the best motivator for people doing the SAP Certification

Reputation:

SAP Certified Consultants will have a incredible reputation by their employers of being certified .Everybody would like to see themselves as successfully reputed individuals and professionals in their lives and it is one of the main encouraging factor why people would go for SAP Certification.

Recognition:

SAP Certified consultants will enjoy a special recognition with their employer and the prospective employers. Many prospective employers still publish their jobs by stating that “SAP Certification is mandatory / value added advantage”.

Prospect:

SAP Certification gives the people a special cushion in their career and opens up with many prospects. They can utilise that opportunity to their advantage in professional career, by working further hard to achieve their professional goals.

Promotion:

There are lot of Organizations who are encouraging their employees to do the SAP Certification. Many of them who want to grow their career in that organisation will go for the SAP Certification to their own mark with that company.

Source: http://scn.sap.com/community/training-and-education/certification/blog/2012/06/25/top-10-reasons-why-people-are-so-mad-for-sap-certification

SAP Analytics: 2015 Review and 2016 Predictions

January 25th, 2016

2015 was a year of many D’s —Digital, Data Lakes, and Disruption. Data and analytics continue to be a top initiative

for both business and IT executives in 2016. Let’s look back and see how well my 2015 predictions fared and how

they will play out against my 2016 predictions.

1.  2015 Prediction: Chief Analytics Officers Go Mainstream

  • 2015 Review: Not so much! Most focused on specific areas like customer or risk and have not had true enterprise breadth.
  • 2016 Prediction #1: Chief Digital Officers Join Forces with Chief Analytics Officers.

o Chief Digital Officers are the new CXO. They’ve emerged in marketing, are working closely with and may even

expand into a chief analytics or data officer role. CTOs may also expand their role to include the more technical

aspects of the chief digital officer role.

2.  2015 Prediction: Big Data Becomes Real

  •  2015 Review: Kind of, sort of! Saw lots of pilots and also saw emergence of Data Lakes, often creating a lot of “noise” from the potential of data
  • 2016 Prediction #2: Big Data Gains Focus

o Organizations focus on fewer use cases and more truly valued-added data and integrate into daily business

operations.

3.  2015 Prediction: Self-Service BI Demand Explodes

  • 2015 Review: And how! Demand expanded in spades, yet organizations are still facing challenges in providing the “right tools for the right users” and even more so, in providing adequate training and support.
  • 2016 Prediction #3: Self-Service BI Gets Needed Training and Support

o Organizations invest in self-service “communities of interest.”  Power users continue to tutor newbies, while

collaboration tools are added to enable more best-practice sharing.  BI Competency Centers invest more in training

and support capabilities.

4.  2015 Prediction: Data Management Gets Respect—and Funding

  • 2015 Review: The value of data management gained more visibility, but organizations still aren’t providing adequate time for data stewardship.
  • 2016 Prediction #4: Full Time Data Steward Roles Get Added

o As digital models and focused data lakes emerge, management recognizes the need for and allocates investment for full-time data steward roles.

5.  2015 Prediction: BI Competency Centers (BICCs) Get Rebooted

  • 2015 Review: Room for improvement! Many BI/analytic organizations are still tactical and technically focused. They have faced user-adoption challenges as well as user tool acquisition and increased data silos, resulting in end-user support and data governance issues.
  • 2016 Prediction #5: BICCs Focus on Better Business Alignment through Data Governance, Training, and Support

o BI shared services/project management offices expand into BI/Analytics Competency Centers. Special interest

groups for self-service BI, predictive, and so on emerge as part of BICCs. Chief digital officers (CDOs) are added as

candidates for executive sponsors. Existing BICCs mature their data governance and training and support

capabilities, adding new or improving their existing collaboration tools. They add shared-services “data scientist” and

business analyst roles augmenting those in lines of business for advanced expertise and enterprise leverage.

See more at: http://blogs.sap.com/analytics/2016/01/07/analytics-2015-review-and-2016-

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