SCOOPing Your Enterprise: ERP and BI reunited – Steering and Operating in Real-time

What is SCOOP all about? SCOOP is about Seeking Cash Opportunities in Operational Processes. Fascinatingly enough there is a huge gap between the controlling of enterprises at large and the controlling of their business processes. Nowadays many if not all enterprises are managed towards shareholder value. But for their business process risk and reward decisions financial insights are rarely leveraged. The reason is simply that there is no common knowledge about how for example a change in on-time delivery is impacting for example the Days-Sales-Outstanding (DSO) of the enterprise. SCOOP closes this gap. SCOOP enables better decisions. Tradeoffs become educated. Risks can be managed. Qualified targets can be set. Operational performance can be controlled. What does SCOOP do? SCOOP analyzes the actual business operations of an enterprise. Technically it scans the actual postings (Belege) in the live SAP system. By applying sophisticated statistical methods prognoses respectively simulations of operational processes can be performed. For this neither business process modelings nor instrumentations of the live SAP system are required. Why was SCOOP impossible before HANA? The sheer amount of to be analyzed data forced people to revert to offline. Business processes got modeled and reflected in a star schema. Operational (ERP) data got extracted (selectively), transformed (cleansed and aggregated) and loaded (regularly and frequently) into so-called data warehouses. On them all sorts of business intelligence (BI) analyses could take place – till pre-thought business process models broke or detailed data were missing in the warehouse. BI turns out as not only being too slow but also too inflexible for fast running enterprises. With HANA the world has changed. ERP data can be analyzed on the...