The route to real-time business*
the distinction between transactional and analytical data
will fade. Companies will ﬁnally be able to run a real-time
enterprise that simultaneously transacts, analyzes, and acts.
*IDC InfoDoc, sponsored by SAP, Blueprint for Success: Ingraining Insights into the DNA of People and Process, June 2013
You need three things to become
a real-time business:
1 Real-time insights
2 Predictive analytics
3 Information from multiple
devices and locations.
make their people wait
than industry leaders for quality
information on which
to base decisions.
Most IT departments aspire to
a single-platform data strategy
most ITdepartments don’t have
a data strategy of any kind.
of the most competitive
organizations use data-
driven decision making (only 58%
of uncompetitive organizations do).
The days of “gut feel” are over.
Within 5 years
Gaining the edge
Without a single platform strategy, organizations will
struggle to integrate and interpret structured and
unstructured data. This is what they are saying:
The answer lies in new data technologies that
are integrated, memory-based, and ﬂexible.
Software isn’t ﬂexible enough
Interface isn’t intuitive
Information is not ﬁt for purpose
There’s no support for predictive analytics
Data isn’t detailed enough
System performance is low
Data is not updated often enough30%
Companies want and need real-time data. Static processes are no longer
acceptable. Operations have to adapt immediately. Decisions must be
based on the very latest information. Get it right and you have a powerful
competitive edge. Here, IT market intelligence experts from IDC present
a compelling case that a single-platform data strategy is the key to the
Data and business process must come together,
so technology drives business innovation.
Out with the old supplier model of
business users vs. IT.
In with the new partnership model where IT
supports speciﬁc business functions.