American Recovery Act Business Intelligence

Anybody that receives funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) must meet stringent legal reporting requirements, and aggregating all the information will require sophisticated information management. Greater government transparency through business intelligence may turn out to be the most challenging BI applications ever.

End of a LucidEra?

On-demand BI vendor LucidEra was formed to “shake up the stagnant business intelligence industry”, but appears to be the latest victim of today’s difficulty economic climate.

SAP @ Enterprise 2.0 2009


SAP is a Gold Sponsor of this year’s Enterprise 2.0 event in Boston. Many Enterprise 2.0 experts from SAP will be attending, including Beth Beld and Mani Gill.

Gartner on Collaborative Decision Making

Gartner has published their take on the new Collaborative Decision Making market (CDM) This report predicts a new style of decision support system — collaborative decision making (CDM) — will emerge in 2009 that combines social software with business intelligence (BI). This combination can dramatically improve the quality of decision making by directly linking the …

SAP Acquires SkyData for Agility and Mobility

On May 25th 2009, SAP acquired innovative startup Skydata, a new type of business mobile “mashup” application that provides fast and easy access to all your business data on RIM, Windows Mobile and Apple iPhone devices, as part of SAP’s long-term strategy to support the new “business users” who need to access information from multiple systems easily and intuitively.