Business Analytics Consulting

Learn more from your data with our support

With the help of business analytics, you make decisions based on data. This enables you to increase your efficiency and optimize your processes. We support you with our comprehensive consulting expertise and our quickly deployable key performance indicator packages.

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Decide quickly and soundly, act flexibly

How do the current orders on hand look like according to group structure or goods issue date? Do forecast delivery schedules seriously violate the tolerance limits, or are they creeping down? How high is productivity in manufacturing? What is the quantity and on-time delivery reliability of suppliers? With highly efficient Business Analytics (BA), you can answer these and many other questions quickly and comprehensively. This provides you with the necessary overview of the current business situation, enabling you to make informed decisions quickly and manage your company flexibly and intelligently.

The fundamental prerequisite for effective business analytics is standardized and automated operational and strategic reporting in great detail and based on uniform key performance indicators (KPIs).

It is equally important that KPI reports are available within a few seconds and that queries and analyses are generated quickly, preferably in near real-time, even on very large data volumes - buzzword Big Data.

We at WSW Software are happy to support you in your Business Analytics project with our comprehensive know-how and competent consulting. With the help of our ready-made KPI packages, we enable you to get started quickly in the BA world.

Business Analytics vs. Business Intelligence

There is often some confusion about what the exact difference is between Business Analytics and Business Intelligence. That's why we explain it here in a nutshell:

Business Intelligence (BI) describes strategies, procedures and processes for investigating past-oriented data. For example, BI answers the questions: What happened? When did it happen and to what extent?

Business Analytics (BA) is the more "modern" approach that draws benefit from the data collected with BI. The goal is data-based decision making. For example, business analytics answers the questions: Why did something happen? Will it happen again? What happens if we change something?

Do you know the following challenges?

Problems with data collection

You neither collect data in real-time nor can you access history data? Do you have problems with inconsistent data or do not have the authorization to access all data?

Problems with the evaluation of the data

Do you have to resort to cumbersome solutions such as reporting with Excel for your evaluations? Do you need a lot of time for data analysis instead of working with clear and quickly accessible graphical dashboards?

Lack of strategy

Your company does not follow a consistent strategy or do you have difficulties defining meaningful KPIs that fit your strategy? Business Analytics is not a high priority and you therefore not only lack the necessary budget to implement your requirements, but you may also not have the required support in the company and especially in your IT department?

How we support you

In the SAP environment, we support you with all our experience and expertise and are happy to advise you: With our consulting, process and technology know-how, we ensure that all relevant aspects are taken into account. In addition to organizational structures, processes and responsibilities, these include data models, data extraction and retraction, performance and content. In this way, we make changes in your operational business visible at an early stage so that you can react without losing time. In today's dynamic business world, where you have to adapt flexibly to constantly changing customer and market requirements, this is a competitive factor that should not be underestimated.

We also support you with our Business Analytics Suite YODA, which consists of ready-to-use modular and flexible KPI packages for sales, production and purchasing. Since our KPI packages are SAP-based add-ons, they can be seamlessly integrated into your SAP system landscape, regardless of whether you work with SAP ERP or with the SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management application suite. SAP Business Warehouse (BW) is not a prerequisite.

Advantages

1

More knowledge

We turn your data into real information: So you not only know what is happening, but can also evaluate the situation and get recommendations for action.

2

Information in real time

We can support you in mapping even complex key figures and also evaluate data from different systems in real time. This provides you with meaningful reporting that goes far beyond the SAP standard.

3

React faster and act flexibly

With our support, you can recognize changes in the operational business at an early stage and react without losing time.

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KPI packages: Quick entry into Business Analytics

As SAP-based add-ons, the KPI packages can be used in the SAP ERP world as well as under SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management and in conjunction with an existing SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW), although this is not mandatory. However, they can also be used together with the modern technologies of the SAP Analytics Cloud, Microsoft Power BI or the SAP Business Objects Suite for analysis and data visualization. 

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Miriam Kagelmann

Director Business Unit Business Analytics

T: +49 89 895089 488
M: miriam.kagelmann@wsw.de