Data Quality for Machine Learning

Posted by Katie Mowery on September 27, 2018

You can’t open a website these days without seeing the words machine learning or AI front and center. Often they’re used without context or explanation of how they relate to what you’re reading. We wrote a while back on the Utopia blog about IoT and other hot buzzwords of our technology-driven society, so let’s dive into machine learning for those who want to know some of the biggest ways it affects them.

In the simplest form, machine learning technology teaches systems to perform tasks by learning from stored and collected data – instead of someone needing to explicitly take those learnings and program them into usable code or instructions.

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Tips to Improve Your Data Quality Leveraging a Data Health Assessment

Posted by Katie Mowery on September 24, 2018

In a 2018 Gartner study of organizations implementing IoT solutions, 68% indicated data quality to be top data challenge. What can you do right now to improve your data quality?

Assess the health of your data!

You don’t know what you have until you look right? A Data Health Assessment (DHA) profiles and analyzes the quality and integrity of your master data (e.g. materials, customers, vendors, financial, etc.). A DHA visualizes the existing, “as-is” state of your data quality… completeness, consistency, conformity to standards and duplicates. The report then summarizes the impact that poor data has on your business and recommends next steps to achieve measurable data and business metric optimization.

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Global Retailer Improves Article Master Maintenance Efficiency for Big Cost Savings

Posted by Katie Mowery on September 23, 2018

Why did one of the world's best known brands choose SAP Master Data Governance for Retail & Fashion Management by Utopia?

Customer Profile

  • Global brand covering design, development, manufacturing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories
  • Global revenue of over 20 billion
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Addressing Master Data Challenges for an SAP S/4HANA Migration: One Utility Organization's Story

Posted by Katie Mowery on September 18, 2018

What does one large privately owned utility organization hope to achieve from leveraging SAP Master Data Governance for Enterprise Asset Management by Utopia?

Customer Profile

An investor-owned utility organization supplying electricity to over 14 million people across 50k square-miles in the Western United States.

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Achieving Digital Transformation Excellence with SAP Solution Extensions

Posted by Katie Mowery on September 14, 2018

Tom Roberts, Vice President of Third Party Solutions at SAP, discusses how the software enterprise space is entering into an era where the intelligent suite is coming into its own. Customers expect all the pieces to come together seamlessly in order for them to take full advantage of the emerging trends of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain. Tom dives deeper into how solution extensions fit perfectly into the Intelligent Enterprise model, discussing both challenges customers face and benefits solution extensions provide.

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Utopia to Make a Big Splash at Best Practices for Oil & Gas 2018

Posted by Tom Martin on September 13, 2018

It’s 2018 and the global Oil & Gas community is braving a “new normal.” With increasingly dynamic fluctuations in the global commodity trade, Oil & Gas companies are turning to effective enterprise asset management to increase output and efficiency to maximize margins and mitigate the global risk matrix.

Paramount to a successful asset management approach is the powerful and effective use of company data. With a desire to rationalize data characteristics and easy access to information, Oil & Gas companies understand that moving to digital business processes with simple classification systems and effective data governance can be game changing.

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Improving Operational Efficiencies & Achieving Regulatory Compliance - Oil & Gas Case Study

Posted by Katie Mowery on September 13, 2018

What does one of the world's largest Oil & Gas companies hope to achieve from leveraging SAP Master Data Governance for Enterprise Asset Management?

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What's All This Buzz about SAP Data Hub?

Posted by Jeff Knotts on September 11, 2018

Gone is the notion of one size fits all - or in other words - that all of your data and processes need to be in a centralized system or database. Today, we see customers with many different systems and environments that are required to run their business. We often create custom programs to make their systems talk to each other and share information. Sometimes, the answer is to move all of the important data to a data warehouse and do your processing there. This adds a layer of complexity because you have to get the data from wherever it lives and bring it into the data warehouse which means your data is often out of sync in the various systems that you store it in.

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