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Spark Analytics: Innovative Business Intelligence Solutions for SAP
A well-engineered analytics platform is more crucial than ever for businesses today to be agile and competitive. However, many organizations lack this key technology. Spark Analytics—an SAP partner— provides these organizations with an effective analytics platform capable of saving costs up to 80 percent when compared to traditional business warehouse (BW) implementations. The company is primarily focused on developing business intelligence (BI) as well as analytics solutions for SAP, leveraging Microsoft Azure, Power BI, Simplement, and several other leading technologies.
Although SAP features a plethora of capabilities, what it lacks is a pre-built analytics solution. As a result, businesses are required to develop their own BW data warehouse and analytics solutions—a process that can prove highly expensive and time-consuming. “Organizations with limited or no analytics capabilities often struggle to access SAP data and produce reports, which leads them to look for alternative ways to build analytics platforms externally,” adds Jeff Stubbs, managing director of Spark Analytics. While the company is well-experienced in using Microsoft BI stack to develop efficient analytics and reporting solutions, implementing Simplement’s solution allows them to access SAP data in real time. In fact, Spark Analytics’ suite of tools and solutions is based on the amalgamation of various salient features of SAP, Microsoft, and Simplement technologies. These off-the-shelf solutions allow organizations to gain quick access to their SAP data with the help of user-friendly tools including Power BI, Tableau, Business Objects, and QlikView.
Spark Analytics—an SAP partner— provides Microsoft based analytics platforms for SAP capable of saving costs up to 80 percent when compared to traditional business warehouse implementations
Spark Analytics also provides Analytics as a Service to its clients on a monthly subscription, including both on-premise and cloud-based services. Outsourcing of analytics platforms allows organizations to focus their time and resources entirely on data analysis and visualizations for the benefit of business. “While cloud-based platforms ensure low infrastructure costs, short delivery durations, scalability at the push of a button, and seamless access to the latest technologies, they can also respond to customization requests swiftly and effectively,” Jeff Stubbs.
Sparks Analytics continually invests in technologies that can enhance the decision-making of businesses on all fronts. Also, in order to stay up-to-date with evolutions in SAP technology, the company develops its solutions with a roadmap to allow clients a seamless transition if they choose to migrate to HANA in future. “Our roadmap for HANA ensures that money invested in a BI solution now will continue to provide many years of service when our customers implement HANA in the future,” concludes Jeff Stubbs.