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Database Services

1. Big Data Insights for Maximum Business Impact 
Actionable Intelligence Using Advanced Analytics, Statistical Techniques and Pattern Recognition

The availability of timely, meaningful insights from large data sets for effective decision-making is finally here. As technology evolves, new, creative and innovative business processes and analytics can be built to bring more speed and power for handling Big Data and provisioning "Big Insights".

2. SAP HANA®, The Cloud, Complex Data  
In-Memory, Cloud-Based Computing for Greater Speed to Value

For businesses that need to know what is happening, when it is happening, in-memory computing for analytics and business intelligence provides the ultimate in speed, flexibility, risk mitigation and cost reduction. Ultra-fast, real-time calculations and analytics on live data streams are why the SAP HANA® platform in the cloud is the new silver bullet for success

3. Data Quality for Maximizing the Business Impact of The SAP HANA® Platform
Make Good Decisions, Blazingly Fast

The speed of SAP HANA makes possible very fast, real-time decisions, but the question arises as to whether these are good decisions, or just bad decisions, made faster. The answer to that question is directly tied to the quality of the data. Good data, good decisions. Bad data, bad decisions. Thus maximum business value and Return-on-Investment are achieved through SAP HANA when the high-speed performance of in-memory computing is coupled with quality data.

4. SAP HANA®, The Cloud, HADOOP™, Big Data The New Silver Bullet for Business
On-demand Big Data Access Enables Better Decisions Faster While Minimizing Risks and Costs

Learn how to simplify your IT landscape and improve business processes to unlock new never-before-possible business models. Unleash your IT potential with the turbo-charged power of this groundbreaking new solution.



Data Management

1. Master Data Management Best Practices and Organizational Considerations 
Organizations are looking to the quality of their master data as the next best way to optimize their business processes

Learn the five essential disciplines of enterprise data management. Understand how to maximize business value and minimize risks and uncertainty. Learn the ten popular master data management pitfalls

2. Real-time Data Governance For MDM Best Practices
A best practice MDM approach seeks to maximize business value, minimize risks, and uncertainty

Learn the valuable 3-step process for real time data governance. Find out about the transaction risks involved with real time data governance. Compare 8 components of master data management best practices.


Enterprise Asset Management

1. Achieving Big Savings on Capital Project Information Handover 
How successfully managed handovers can save organizations millions

Learn the 4 keys steps to a standards-based methodology that works and what are the worst-case scenarios you need to avoid.

2. Migrating From Mincom Ellipse to SAP Plant Maintenance 
Address the concerns that many Mincom users are facing

Learn the benefits of SAP’s plant maintenance solution and how it’s reducing migration risks. Understand the concerns that many Mincom users are facing as well as Utopia’s recommended key steps to easily migrate your data from one system to the other

3. Mining Hidden Dollars with EAM
Data Quality is the Key to Maximizing Returns

This insightful white paper shows how to uncover significant hidden dollars in enterprise asset management (EAM) implementations. In this report culled from actual implementations, you will see what drives EAM success, and how bad data causes millions of dollars in losses due to unplanned downtime, lost revenues and regulatory fines. With the right EAM platform and high quality data, an enterprise can dramatically improve the availability of its manufacturing assets, a key factor in long-term success in heavy industries.

4. Enterprise Asset Management
The Devil is in the Data™

This white paper explores the findings and insights gained at the conclusion of an EAM Data Analysis for a global oil and gas company. On the outset, the client sought to optimize their EAM processes, reduce inventory and improve plant maintenance and operations. They found that key business processes were compromised as a result of incomplete and inaccurate data in the company's production ERP systems. The knowledge gained provided opportunities for process and business optimization as well as unforeseen benefits related to business insight and decision making.

5. Enterprise Data Management and Leveraging SAP's EIM Solutions
Preparing for ERP, Achieving Customer Insight, Enterprise Data Warehousing and Mergers & Acquisition An Executive Summary

This paper will help you understand the drivers and the importance of your data as a strategic asset. We will describe the steps and approach used by SAP and Utopia to help you realize a key business goal for the creation and maintenance of clean, accurate, and relevant data in your company.

6. Harnessing Data to Manage Linear Assets for Greater Profitability  
Creating a comprehensive solution that is truly integrated with your ERP applications

Regardless of what EAM system your company uses, harnessing the data and modeling it in one system allows you to manage assets more efficiently and effectively. Learn how to overcome the challenges and manage your linear assets with accuracy and efficiency.

7. Data Equals Dollars Within Mergers and Acquisitions  
Assured Data Quality Could Be Worth Millions to Your Company

Integrating and consolidating data in disparate enterprise systems is one of the most costly and consuming challenges in mergers and acquisitions. Learn how data experts can reduce risk and assure success along the steps necessary for managing and consolidating data.


Data Migration

1. Data Migration Management
Sustaining data integrity after the go live and beyond

Data migration is a key event for your enterprise. By recognizing and preparing for the critical impact that data plays during a large system roll out significant risk and costly overruns can be mitigated and eliminated. Additionally, the sustainable management of data via an EDLM™ strategy will not only support your data migration event, but also yield significant process improvement and financial benefits over the long term. Embracing the five phases of the Data Migration Management methodology is simple. Deploying the methodology with rigor demands an organizational commitment of operational excellence, and with that commitment the methodology delivers a new system with quality data.


Data Quality

1. Maintenance Health Assessment, Getting The Most From Healthy Data and Processes 
A crucial tool for organizations to identify where to focus time and budget for the most benefit.

Learn to identify strengths and weaknesses of your maintenance data. Understand how to use data to increase your understanding of your system and its capabilities. Learn what to expect after improving maintenance processes and data quality

2. A Case for Good Quality Data
An ROI Calculator

Through a few quick steps, this white paper provides a simple yet powerful framework to dimensionalize return on investment for every dollar invested in cleaning up enterprise data. What is not obvious or intuitive is that such investments often yield a return that competes with the top 10% percentile of investment opportunities on a CFOs radar company wide.

3. Creating a Data Quality Strategy

In reading this paper you can expect to learn the importance of organizational goals and the driving force behind the strategy, and how to use those goals to direct the strategy effort. From there the five aspects used to build the strategy are explored, and lastly we close the paper with a section on the implementation of the strategy.

 

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