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September 6, 2013
Big Data: Unlock the Power Within Your Application to Analyze and Forecast
By Frederic Portal, Ataway Director of Strategy and Alliance

According to the latest McKinsey Global Survey, Bullish on Digital, 70 percent of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) support digital initiatives, compared to 64 percent in 2012. The survey measured the responses of 850 C-suite executives. Of the 70 percent who said they supported digital initiatives, 37 percent said they are directly engaged in the initiatives or sponsor them, up from 32 percent in 2012. CEOs still lead the initiatives, with 63 percent directly engaged in the initiatives or sponsoring them.

These results can come in handy for employees looking to begin digital initiatives within their companies. So what are some topics you could begin discussing with your C-level executives on going digital?

The report shows five digital-enterprise trends:

  • • Big data and advanced analytics
  • • Digital engagement of customers
  • • Digital engagement of employees and external partners
  • • Automation
  • • Digital innovation

The survey also found that more companies are using big data or analytics tools to improve budgeting, forecasting and planning. Forty-six percent of respondents said so this year, compared to only 34 percent in 2012.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that PeopleSoft just launched PeopleSoft In-Memory Project Discovery. The discovery application enables your organization to correlate project resources and transaction data with unstructured data that is stored in text and project artifacts in order to answer tough business and PeopleSoft Project questions at unprecedented speeds. This tool unlocks the data stored in project-related documents, such as status reports, written deliverable and resumes, and correlates that data with large volumes of project transaction data. By unifying structured and unstructured data the in Memory Project Discovery application, you’ll gain insights into your project that was hard to achieve or impossible up until now! The in-Memory Project Discovery application requires the following hardware and software: Exalytics in-Memory Machine, Endeca Discovery Foundation for Oracle applications and PeopleSoft Project Costing. The application nicely embeds map pages to show where resources or the project are located. Looking at resources you might be able to leverage local resources to lower travel costs.

The intuitive dashboards enable users to turn keywords into reporting dimensions at will. Users can generate project financials and operational metrics that have been impossible to produce until now.

PeopleSoft leverages the full stack of technologies available by Oracle to provide unprecedented value to customers, unlocking the power within your application to analyze and forecast and get better results!

Consult with Ataway’s Team of Experts today, and learn how we can provide Solutions for your business in Exalytics in-Memory Machine, Endeca Discovery Foundation for Oracle Applications, PeopleSoft Project Costing and the full PeopleSoft ESA. 

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