Thursday, 7 October 2010

Hone Your Strategic Edge

Strategy drives business. Unless you have set a course for the future, the market will do so for you, leaving you at the whim of competitors and consumers. Instead of leaving everything to chance, take control of your business, and you will drive better financial results, secure market share, and create a better work environment for your employees. The key to improving the effectiveness of your strategy is data – particularly how you use it.

Business intelligence capabilities are fundamental to effective strategic planning. Absent robust reporting capabilities, securing the data you need for the strategic planning process means accessing several systems (sometimes many), and having your team fit the data together in a way that makes it usable for company executives and decision-makers.

The problem that arises is the cost of strategy: you have to invest heavily in understanding your data in order to integrate it into the strategic planning process. When faced with this hurdle – and the elevated ROI case it entails – smaller and medium-sized businesses can either sacrifice some strategic edge or set more aggressive objectives in order to attain desired ROI levels.

What does this really mean? You can either take action to hone your strategic edge, or you could choose to forgo it completely.

With SAP BusinessObjects Edge, you don’t have to settle for the latter. This reporting solution can effectively integrate all the data in your company and make it available through a single utility. As a result, you can streamline the reporting process, reducing the internal costs associated with intensive analytical exercises and delivering the information you need to enhance your strategic planning efforts.

Data-fueled strategy can become a key differentiator in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Using business intelligence capabilities, you can amp up your strategy and facilitate diligent execution … which is crucial to realizing ROI. SAP BusinessObjects Edge equips you to hone your strategic edge – and cut through a challenging competitive landscape.

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