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Data Analytics Technology

Big data analytics has the power to predict the weather forecast, manage your workforce and even battle Parkinson’s disease.

Data advances are everywhere. It can help your organisation increase revenue and find out more about what your customers really want.  When data is analysed by the right people using the right technology it can be a powerful tool and it can even motivate your employees. Almost a third of workers admit that they would be happy for employers to access personal data, such as their social media profiles, to be better motivated at work. This will in turn increase employee performance and retention. Employers can further use this data to spot retention and performance issues and over half of HR professionals said that they were preparing for this shift.

An increase in data is not only changing the workplace, it is also changing the accuracy of information available, like weather forecasts. Years ago, the weather was calculated by monitoring cloud patterns and astrology. Now, thanks to massive amounts of data and advanced computers it is significantly more accurate. But it is about to become more accurate still – hyper-local real time weather forecasting is just around the corner. Part of the reason weather forecasts are becoming more accurate is the data and variables that can be entered into the predictions.

Big data analytics can even be used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Data collected from hundreds of patients will be used to analyse symptoms of the illness such as sleep quality, slowness of movement and tremor. The findings will be used for drug development, diagnosis and treatment.

While big data analytics is a powerful tool, the right people and technology are still needed to unlock it’s full potential. High volumes of data make accessing results and information in real time a challenge, which is where data analytics software can benefit any organisation. By eliminating the lengthy time process of drawing up the different data and conducting further analysis, computer assisted audit tools (CAATs) allow you to focus on the import part of data analysis – reviewing and reporting the results.

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Audit Technology

SAP® and data analysis

SAP® is used by roughly 92,000 companies worldwide. However, users of the software face a number of special challenges when attempting to analyse SAP® data outside the SAP® environment.

SAP® data can be tricky to work with and can be only compatible with certified software. Alike any data, SAP® data is still full of its errors and mistakes and needs preparing before data analysis.

Some of the challenges that our clients face getting access to their SAP® data include: it is a time consuming data extraction processes, dependant on IT, has complicated data structures and processes, using SAP® features requires in depth technical knowledge, users do not have direct access to SAP®, users do not have the necessary access privileges, having 50 000+ tables makes it difficult to know what to extract, access to SAP® transactions such as SE16 are restricted and you have great dependency on SAP® or IT administrators and their workload.

What would be the solution? In need of a smart and effective way to export SAP® data? The answer… SmartExporter

SmartExporter makes your work easy: Using complex and time-consuming SAP® features a thing of the past. Once the RFC module is installed and user privileges are set up, exporting the required data is extremely easy. In little time, the SAP® data you actually need for your analysis is available in any specified directory.

With SmartExporter you can download what you want, when you need it, it is a simple PC based Windows® application, that is approved by SAP® administrators and certified by SAP®. A benefit of SmartExporter is that you can perform direct and independent extraction of SAP® data and users do not have to be SAP® experts due to its simplicity. Data requests are created on the user’s PC in a familiar environment, the user can connect directly to the SAP® system or work offline all whilst tasking advantage of its simple workflow system which optimises the selection of SAP® data and its security, transparency and traceability.

If you would like to find out more about SmartExporter, the new version, request a demonstration or find out how it can benefit your business, please get in contact with us.

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