Business Insights and Tech Tips February 2014

Business Insights And Technology Tips For Small And Midsized Enterprises (SMEs)


SAP Named as Leader in Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms By Independent Research Firm

SAP was named a leader by Forrester Research Inc for its business intelligence innovations. According to a survey, 36 percent of companies use SAP for BI. SAP is the vendor most asked about for BI inquiries. SAP was ranked first among 11 leading BI vendors.



New and Improved BW 7.4 on HANA + BI  4.1 Trial is on its way!

The BI suite is now in its 4.1 release. SAP is now working on the BW 7.4 and BI 4.1 trial. The size is being double so that even bigger data sets can be used. The trial is planning to be released in early February 2014.



Do You Have a ‘BluePrint for Success’ with “Big Data”?

Data is the driver for new innovation. The companies that are less competitive are more likely to say that data is not fresh enough, response times of current technology are too long, and that they are missing opportunities because data is not being presented to them at the right time. You will get left behind if you are not looking into how to drive efficiencies and innovation through Big Data.

See: SAP HANA for Big Data


Benefit of NSA Spying is ‘Overblown’

Evidence shows that the bulk surveillance of email and phone conversations that the NSA does is misleading and overblown. The metadata program only had an impact on 1.8% of terrorism investigations. The 1.8% refers to only one case where four suspects sent money to a terrorist group. No attack was claimed to be made in the case.

See: Benefit of NSA Spying


Microsoft to Release a Windows Overhaul Next Year

The new Windows 9 is codenamed Threshold.  More details will be announced in April 2014.  The plans could include an update to Windows 8.1 along with Windows Phone 8.1, which should be out in April 2014. Microsoft will overhaul its design in Windows 9.

See: Microsoft Release of Windows Overhaul


About Cornerstone Consulting, Inc.

Based in Tampa, FL, Cornerstone Consulting, Inc. is a business consulting and information technology (IT) company. Not only is Cornerstone an award-winning value added reseller (VAR) of business software, our highly-skilled team specializes in cutting-edge solutions and tech support for:

  • SAP Business One ERP
  • Electronic and Mobile Commerce
  • Enterprise Mobility
  • Bar codes and Scanning
  • Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Business Analytics
  • Internet
  • Databases (SAP HANA)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Custom Programming
  • Web Development

Innovative Software and Technology for your Growing Small or Midsized Business

Cornerstone provides software products, tech services and business process outsourcing which support all areas of a small or medium sized business, such as: financial accounting, operations, customer relationship management, sales, inventory control-tracking-management, warehouse management, e-commerce, and more. Cornerstone’s “dream team” of programmers, trainers and consultants specialize in providing our Manufacturing, Wholesale Distribution, Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, and Online Retail clients with optimal business process configuration, integration and automation.

If you’d like your small or medium enterprise (SME) to run better,  out-maneuver competitors, have better solutions for finding new customers, and transform your business with the latest in technology, you’ve definitely found the right team to make it happen.

SAP Gold Reseller | SAP Business One Software and Services Contact

For answers to your SAP software sales, support, and service questions, contact Cornerstone Consulting at 813-321-1300.

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