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SAP Support - From Reactive to Proactive
I recently attended the SAP Active Global Support (AGS) Analyst Summit in Costa Mesa, California, along with a member of TEC’s software selection services team.

sap support model  enabler, and summarize the SAP support offerings. The article will also take a look at the possibility for predictive customer support that SAP may be able to provide in the future. SAP Support Offerings SAP’s support offerings have grown and evolved over the years along with the company’s product offerings. In the ‘90s, SAP’s R/3 support started out with remote connection and online service support. In the decade that followed SAP introduced Active Global Support, SAP Enterprise Support, and the

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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