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Decision Intelligence Digest: January 2023

January 18, 2023

Hello, and welcome to the January 2023 edition of the Decision Intelligence Digest!

It’s a new year, and we’re thinking about … data and analytics! It seems that in every corner, both are in a state of revolution. The role that data (and the tech to harness it) plays in our daily lives—especially our professional lives—is growing, and the potential value behind this revolution is hard to fathom if only we can embrace it. (Here’s a great McKinsey Podcast on the topic.)

Let’s take SAP as an example. When five visionaries from IBM founded SAP in 1972, they could not have imagined how successful their idea would become or how fundamentally the business world would change over subsequent years. Today, SAP is one of the most important data companies in the world, and businesses across the globe depend on it to run their day-to-day operations efficiently and intelligently. SAP thrives because they’ve continually embraced change.

Finance, too, is in a state of upheaval. The role that finance—and financial data—plays in any given organization is much different today than it was 10 years ago, and it will continue to evolve drastically over the next decade. The influence that data has over the decisions organizations make will only grow.

For example, here’s Gartner on the topic:

Finance Transformation and redesigning the finance function is a top priority right now. The incorporation of new technology and data into finance processes has the potential to elevate the function into a real-time provider of strategic insights and data for a business.

(Speaking of which, check out our new guidebook and blog on the topic of finance, specifically. As for SAP—we have a lot of useful information on that, too, much of which you can find here and on the Pyramid Analytics blog.)

Like most things, we can choose to view these revolutions as either challenges or opportunities. At Pyramid, we think of them as opportunities. And we help the companies use technology—and innovation—as a bulwark against the negative aspects of revolution and upheaval.

For instance, we like to say that the Pyramid Platform can deliver direct access to any data. “Direct” because your data doesn’t need to be moved before it is blended, queried, and analyzed. For SAP data, finance data, and just about any other type of data, this is a true game-changer. It means a significantly reduced IT burden, a drastically faster data-to-insights process, and a more democratized approach to analytics across the board (to name just a few benefits).

So: do you want to run analytics across your entire SAP infrastructure? Do you want the capabilities to leverage more sophisticated, predictive analytics on your financial data? If so, you’re already in the right place.

We’d love to chat about your specific challenges, initiatives, hopes, dreams, or whatever else is on your mind. If you’re interested, let’s schedule some time.

Or, if you’d like a sneak preview of how our platform enables you to get immediate value from your SAP data, check out this new platform overview video.

Otherwise, please enjoy the rest of this month’s Decision Intelligence Digest!

Peer Story: Linksbridge

Don’t miss our latest peer story! Linksbridge is a social purpose corporation that works with nonprofit and social impact partners for nonprofit goals. Learn how they’re using embedded analytics to create more value for their customers.

Embedding and the web experience are things Pyramid really shines on. I can’t state that enough … because the others just haven’t caught up.
Tim Anderson, Lead Web Developer, Linksbridge


On the Road: SAPinsider and Gartner D&A 2023

This year, our two favorite big industry events are planned for the same week in March. It’s a recipe for FOMO, so be sure to plan ahead. Before you book your trip, here’s what these awesome conferences have to offer.

SAPinsider Vegas 2023

Where: Bellagio Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas, NV
When: March 20-23, 2023
Why: Join thousands of SAP professionals from across the globe for the must-attend SAP end-user event of the year.

Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2023

Where: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin | Orlando, FL
When: March 20-22, 2023
Why: Data and analytics leaders empower the innovative and adaptable organizations of the future.

The Look Ahead


Thank you for reading the Decision Intelligence Digest. If you would like to learn more about Pyramid Analytics, the Pyramid Platform, or want to hear how others in your industry are changing their approach to enterprise analytics, let’s set up a time to talk.

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