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Harness the Power of Analytics

  1. 1. SAP Solution Brief SAP Crystal Solutions Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts Harness the Power of Analytics Across Lines of Business with Speed and Ease©2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts Enable better insight at critical moments of engagementEnable better insight at critical Companies that use analytics can transform their data into businessmoments of engagement advantage. But high performance analytics have been beyond the reach of many organizations. Now you can power your business without breaking your budget using the analytics edition of SAP® Crystal Server software. Getting the right information to your users The analytics edition of SAP Crystal Server at critical moments of engagement requires brings business intelligence, data integration, software solutions that ease data integration, and data warehousing software together into management, analysis, and visualization. comprehensive and affordable applied analyt- Traditionally, companies have had to piece ics solutions. It bundles SAP Crystal Server together complex solutions from multiple ven- software with SAP Sybase® IQ server and SAP dors. Using software from different vendors Data Integrator software. The resulting solu- can result in lost time and a lot of money with- tion eases the creation and use of reports, out producing the needed business insight. dashboards, and visualizations, and powers self-service exploration of trusted data. You can also access best-practice dashboards and reports tailored for key industries and lines of business to get up and running more quickly. 2  /  8 ©2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts Deploy high-performance analytics more easilyDeploy high-performance analytics The analytics edition of SAP Crystal Server can also spot trends and anomalies acrossmore easily software is designed to support small and structured and unstructured data. Ultimately, midsize companies in any industry. The analy- you can optimize your business performanceLeverage sample dashboards tics edition includes data integration, data through better-informed and timely decisions management, and analytic functionality. This across the organization.Get best-of-breed analytics means you can deploy high-performance ana-in a single solution lytics without the effort required to integrate Sample dashboards that you can extend multiple solutions from different vendors. and customize to meet your unique businessWhy a single vendor is best requirements are available at SAP Community The result? You can act on relevant insights Network. The dashboards can help you apply from your data whether you’re at your desk or your analytics edition solution to resolve on the road, react quickly to market changes different business challenges specific to your without depending on IT, and proactively man- industry and business need. age business opportunities and threats. You Increase autonomy with self-service access to insight and information, and support fact-based decisions at critical moments of engagement. 3 / 8 ©2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts Leverage sample dashboardsDeploy high-performance analytics Built by SAP industry and line-of-business Whether you work for a small retailer thatmore easily experts, the sample dashboards address the needs to increase its margins or a regional needs within various industries such as retail, research firm that wants to manage researchLeverage sample dashboards public sector, healthcare, and media. funds more effectively, these dashboards can be of benefit. The combination of technologyGet best-of-breed analytics For example, dashboards for city performance and business best practices allows you toin a single solution management feature relevant analytic content realize a faster return on your analytics invest- for key stakeholders such as the city manager, ment and gives you a head start in meetingWhy a single vendor is best council, or mayor. The content helps make your unique business challenges. For a full public sector performance more transparent list of available content, visit SAP Community while helping your organization align opera- Network. tions with strategy. 4 / 8 ©2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts Get best-of-breed analytics in a single solutionDeploy high-performance analytics Data integration activities for analytics projects Data analysis and visualization are enhancedmore easily are traditionally time – and resource – inten- by functionality from SAP Crystal Server and sive. The analytics edition eases these pro- SAP Crystal solutions client products: SAPLeverage sample dashboards cesses by leveraging functionality from SAP Crystal Dashboard Design software, SAP Data Integrator. By facilitating data extraction, Crystal Reports® software, and SAP VisualGet best-of-breed analytics transformation, and loading from applications, Intelligence software.* Self-service access toin a single solution databases, and other data sources, they pro- data presented in consistent business terms, vide a comprehensive view of data across with interactive dashboards, reports, andWhy a single vendor is best your business. interactive visualizations, makes it easy for business users to uncover and share new The analytics edition also eases data manage- insights so you can run better – and faster – ment activities. Functionality from SAP Sybase than your competitors. IQ simplifies the processes for storing, manag- ing, and analyzing massive volumes of data, no * AP Crystal Dashboard Design, SAP Crystal Reports, and S SAP Visual Intelligence are licensed separately. matter the schema, the application needs, or the user counts. When analytics follow best practices, a broader business audience can gain insight and take action faster. 5   /  8 ©2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts Why a single vendor is bestDeploy high-performance analytics By choosing the analytics edition of SAP You can realize a faster and easier deployment.more easily Crystal Server software, you can minimize You won’t have to chase down several vendors integration challenges and cost without sacri- to find missing software, solve integrationLeverage sample dashboards ficing quality. SAP Crystal Server works with challenges, and close information gaps. SAP SAP Sybase IQ and SAP Data Integrator as a takes ownership of integration and ongoingGet best-of-breed analytics single cohesive and affordable solution. Plus, updates, so you can roll out new functionalityin a single solution each of these integrated solution compo- – and insights – faster and more readily. nents has been recognized as a leader in itsWhy a single vendor is best respective functional category. You gain a Ultimately, choosing the analytics edition of comprehensive best-of-breed analytics, data SAP Crystal Server also simplifies your sup- integration, and data management solution in port experience. You’ll only have one number a single software offering. to call, one contact to reach. Dealing with one vendor is absolutely a better experience than juggling many. You get best-of-breed functionality and best- practice analytics content – at your fingertips and tailored to your industry and line of business. 6   /  8 ©2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts Harness the benefits of high-performance analyticsHarness the benefits of With the analytics edition, you can see your By deploying a best-in-class, cohesive solu-high-performance analytics data in action – bringing more value to your tion that’s fully integrated in an affordable business. As a result, you can optimize busi- package, you can extend high-performance ness performance through better-informed analytics without the time, cost, and chal- and timelier decisions across the organiza- lenges associated with system integration. tion. You can also detect trends and anoma- lies in historical and current data. With access to best-practice business content, you can limit your dependency on sophisti- cated analytic design skills and speed time to value. Prebuilt reports and dashboards sim- plify your efforts to roll out impactful analytics to your business users. You can gain instant, powerful insight from Drive powerful business your desk or leverage mobile technology to transformation across work on-device from the road. You can also act on relevant information and react quickly your enterprise with the to market changes with immediate insight to analytics edition of SAP manage business opportunities and threats. Crystal Server software. 7 / 8 ©2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. www.sap.com Objectives Solution Benefits Quick Facts Summary Solution The analytics edition of SAP® Crystal Server •• Data integration for a more complete view software is an affordable package designed of your business for the needs and budgets of small to midsize •• Data management to view, store, and man- organizations – without the complexity of age your data from many sources integrating solutions from multiple vendors. •• Data analysis to support reporting, dash- It includes access to sample dashboards and boards, data exploration, and just-in-time reports tailored to your industry and business decisions needs. The solution gives you better insight at •• Best-practice business content to speed critical moments of engagement so you can deployment act quickly with confidence. Benefits Objectives •• Faster time to value, insight, and action •• Make better-informed and timelier decisions with best-practice content, mobile business •• Identify trends and anomalies in historical intelligence, and self-service data discovery and current data and visualizations† •• Extend analytics across key business needs •• Less IT complexity and cost with an inte- •• Reduce IT complexity and minimize total grated, affordable solution cost of ownership •• Better decisions via fast analysis of your data Learn more To find out more, call your SAP representative or visit www.sap.com/sme/analytics. † S AP Crystal Dashboard Design, SAP Crystal Reports, and SAP Visual Intelligence are licensed separately 8 / 8 CMP22975 (13/01) ©2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved.
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