Gartner Magic Quadrant 2021

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Aaaah, winter is almost over which means that the whole BI world is waiting for Gartner to come up with a new Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms report: The holy scoreboard of the BI Vendor Wars! Behold!

I always like to skim through the report to see how SAP BI is seen from a somewhat outsider view and to learn about some highlights and challenges of comparable solutions in the market.

Looking at the quadrant itself not really that much has changed since last year. Microsoft is the clear industry leader and the PowerBI guerrilla strategy of the past years (give the tool away for free and promote it from within MS Windows/Office) has definitely paid off here. 

Next we have Tableau. I alway keep thinking about what could have happened if SAP acquired Tableau (instead of Roambi) a couple of years ago?

And then there is the big blob of “traditional visionairs” like Oracle, SAS and SAP, where our beloved SAP is getting dangerously close to the edge…

Let’s have a look at some of the comments on SAP:

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Video: SAP Analytics Cloud Predictive Scenarios & Planning

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SAP Analytics Cloud covers a broad range of reporting, planning and predictive capabilities. In this example I’m combining all of that!

I use a predictive scenario to fill the forecast in a planning model, which again is reported in an SAC story.

Video: SAP Analytics Cloud Explorer & Data Analyzer Update [2021.1]

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SAP Analytics Cloud is kicking 2021 off with some very useful updates regarding its self-service features! In release 2021.1 the Explorer gets a much more prominent position in the SAC stories. For the Data Analyzer it is now finally possible to store your analysis.

Check the video for a quick run-through and demo!

SAP TechEd 2020 – Running SAP Data Warehouse Cloud in a Live Environment [CM103]

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SAP TechEd 2020 was a completely virtual event and we (the Interdobs DWC team) were given the opportunity to host session CM103 to talk a bit about our experiences with SAP Data Warehouse Cloud (and SAP Analytics Cloud) in a live environment.

Obviously it always better to be in Las Vegas for TechEd, but I must say that this virtual studio event was very well setup and executed by SAP. And, the best thing about virtual events is that you can watch specific content on demand whenever you want. So check the replay of our session below.

Running SAP Data Warehouse Cloud in a Live Environment [CM103]
Explore best practices for running the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solution in a complex environment with multiple data sources.

SAP Data Warehouse Cloud Webinar

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On Tuesday 6 October 2020 we (Interdobs) hosted a webinar on our real case experiences with SAP Data Warehouse Cloud. We demonstrated the DWC solution and discussed our project learnings.

You can rewatch the webinar via this link, or in audio via the podcast player at the end of this article.

Discover how SAP Data Warehouse Cloud is being used to modernize data management – in real life. In this webinar, get ready to engage with the Interdobs team and learn from their experience using SAP Data Warehouse Cloud. Register now and join us on October 6 at 8:00 a.m. PT.