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Saving money isn’t just for holiday shoppers. This week’s Top 5 blog posts from SAP Business Trends includes ways for organizations to save with mobile, predictive analytics and sales.

 

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Implementing mobile solutions can be expensive, but waiting could cost even more.

No. 1: The Cost of Waiting to Go Mobile

 

Organizations talk a lot about the high cost of implementing mobile innovations, but dragging their feet can be even more expensive. Anthony Reynolds examines the hidden fees tied to waiting, especially when yesterday’s mobile pioneers are leaps and bounds ahead today.

 

No. 2: Hanukkah or Chanukah? A Look at the Data Reveals an Emerging Consensus

 

The Jewish festival of lights is “חנוכה,” but translating that from Hebrew into the Roman alphabet is trickier than lighting nine candles at once. Lee Clemmer checks his Ps and Qs -- and the data -- to determine whether the proper spelling begins with a C or an H.

 

No. 3: Lifestyle Expert Megan Meany Uses SAP Social Media Analytics to Uncover Latest Holiday Shopping Trends

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Black Friday isn’t the only time to get great deals on your Christmas shopping. Tim Clark consults an expert who has made her analysis and checked it twice to find that Cyber Monday is the better, more convenient day to buy.

 

No. 4: VIDEO: Making Life Easier with SAS Apps on SAP HANA

 

Software used by 90 of the top 100 companies on the Fortune Global 500 list is about to get better. A blog post and video by Derek Klobucher team up to show how the new SAP/SAS partnership will help organizations improve their predictive business models, and aid data scientists in finding lucrative patterns.

 

No. 5: Designing Your Sales Culture for the Age of the Customer

 

Dismal performance and productivity statistics are increasingly common in sales, and many customers have their minds made up before ever engaging a supplier. Reuven Gorsht closes the deal on how companies can improve customer relationships by better incentivizing more genuine employees.

 

Follow Derek on Twitter: @DKlobucher

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