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Ingo Hilgefort

Global Product Evangelist at SAP

Vancouver, Canada

5732 Followers

Ingo is an experienced professional Solution Manager working in the BI software industry for over 12 years now. He always has been focusing on cross-product solutions and focusing on the "big picture" scenarios and solutions by having the customer experience and requirements in mind.

In addition to his experience in product management and engineering, Ingo has been involved in architecting , deploying, and delivering Enterprise BI wide solutions by combining SAP BusinessObjects BI products with SAP landscapes (like SAP ERP, SAP BW, SAP HANA) for a number of worldwide customers.

He has also been recognized by the SAP communities as an SAP Mentor for SAP BusinessObjects BI and SAP landscape integration-related topics for several years now.

Ingo is responsible for the integration of the SAP BusinessObjects BI portfolio with SAP landscape, such as SAP NetWeaver BW or SAP BusinessSuite, resulting - for example - in integrations like "Embedded Analytics" for SAP ERP 6.

In addition Ingo is a very active member in the overall SAP community focusing on the SAP Business-Objects BI portfolio and helping customers and partners successfully deploy this as part of their overall SAP landscape.

He is also the author of several additional SAP PRESS and Kindle books:

Integrating SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.x with SAP NetWeaver
Reporting and Analytics with SAP Business-Objects
Inside SAP Business-Objects Explorer
Inside SAP Business-Objects Advanced Analysis
Mastering SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio with SAP NetWeaver BW
Mastering SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP with SAP NetWeaver BW
Best Practices for integration SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x with SAP NetWeaver BW


Specialties:
Business Intelligence
SAP Business Warehouse
SAP Enterprise Portal
SAP Business Objects

Product Management
Program Management
Software Requirements Management

Available For: Authoring, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Vancouver, Canada

Ingo HilgefortPoints
Academic0
Author362
Influencer60
Speaker6
Entrepreneur0
Total428

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Company Information

Company Type: Enterprise
Business Unit: Product Development
Theatre: Canada

Areas of Expertise

Analytics 61.36
Big Data
Business Strategy 30.14
Cloud
Emerging Technology
ERP 31.32
Innovation
Leadership
Predictive Analytics

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Publications

2 Article/Blogs
Build an Agile Data Platform with SAP Data Warehouse Cloud
SAP Insider
July 01, 2021
n a rapidly changing business landscape, the ability to adapt by making fast, well-informed decisions is critical. Data is the foundation for the reporting and analytics that are required to support decisions throughout an organization, and businesses need a way to enable access to this data from a variety of heterogeneous locations across their landscapes. This is where data warehouses come in, by serving as a central location of consolidated data.
To help support its customers in this area, SAP provides a portfolio of data warehousing solutions that includes SAP BW/4HANA, SAP HANA for SQL data warehousing, and the latest addition, SAP Data Warehouse Cloud. This most recent addition has many SAP customers — which often already have a data warehouse solution in place — wondering how the new solution fits into their overall SAP landscape. This article walks through some of the most common usage scenarios for SAP Data Warehouse Cloud and outlines the benefits it can provide.

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Tags: Analytics

Take Your Data Warehouse to the Next Level
SAP Insider
July 01, 2021
To make good use of all the data streaming in from internal and external sources, companies must be able to organize and store that data in a way that enables optimal analysis, so that they can make the right business decisions. This is where data warehouses come in, which serve as a central repository of data for reporting and analytics across the enterprise

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Tags: Analytics

6 Books
Mastering SAP Analytics Cloud: Empower Your Business Users
Ingo Hilgefort
December 01, 2020
Learn everything about SAP's new analytics product - SAP Analytics Cloud. Learn how you can connect to your corporate information from systems like SAP BW/4HANA, SAP HANA, or SAP BusinessObjects, apply data wrangling, enrich the information and create visually stunning stories.

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Tags: Analytics

Integrating SAP BusinessObjects BI with SAP NetWeaver
SAP Press
December 31, 2013
You know what SAP BusinessObjects BI can do for a business-now make it happen. With this detailed, click-by-click guide, learn how to connect SAP to the SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 platform. From data connectivity to server-side and client-side configuration to creating reports, you'll find the information you need to get your systems talking.

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Tags: Analytics

Reporting and Analysis with SAP BusinessObjects 2nd Edition
SAP Press
December 28, 2011
This book tells you everything you always wanted to know about getting started with the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) platform tools. Learn everything you need to know about Crystal Reports, Web Intelligence, Dashboards (Xcelsius), Analysis, Live Office, and more. What are the different capabilities of each tool? How should you choose one over another? How do you build your first report in each tool? If you want to understand what the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform can do for you, look no further. This book is your first step.

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Tags: Analytics

Integrating SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.x with SAP NetWeaver 2nd Edition
SAP Press
October 28, 2011
Get the crucial knowledge you need to make essential business intelligence products work on top of SAP NetWeaver. Continuing in the tradition of the first bestselling edition, this updated edition carefully guides you, click-by-click, through the process of connecting SAP BusinessObjects tools to SAP data. Whether it’s Web Intelligence, Dashboards, Crystal Reports, or any other BusinessObjects tool: The expert advice and clear instruction that this book provides is just what you need to become an authority on integrating your SAP BusinessObjects BI platform with SAP NetWeaver.

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Tags: Analytics

Inside SAP BusinessObjects Advanced Analysis
SAP Press
September 28, 2010
Become an expert on SAP BusinessObjects Advanced Analysis for Microsoft Office (formerly known as Pioneer) and be the go-to person when it comes to installing, deploying, and using this software. Explore how Advanced Analysis greatly reduces the need for specialized design work, but allows users to make simple design and UI changes with ease, elegant visualization control, and personalization features. Additionally, this book provides targeted guidance on installation, deployment, and data connectivity. The author helps you familiarize yourself with both basic and advanced usage scenarios as you learn to customize the software to benefit your business the most.

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Tags: Analytics

Inside SAP BusinessObjects Explorer
SAP Press
January 01, 2010

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Tags: Analytics

1 Media Interview
Video Q&A with Ingo Hilgefort on SAP BusinessObjects and SAP Analytics Cloud
https://www.sapinsideronline.com/video-qa-with-ingo-hilgefort-on-sap-businessobjects-and-sap-analytics-cloud/
August 01, 2021
SAP BusinessObjects has been a market leading business intelligence tool for a long time, and is used by thousands of organizations across industries. However, the nuances of business analytics are changing and the focus is now shifting towards on leveraging tools that offer “augmented analytics”-essentially putting the power of business analytics in the hands of non-technical users, by the virtue of being “self-service” analytics tools

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Tags: Analytics, Business Strategy, ERP

2 Speaking Engagements
SAP Data Warehouse Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud: Better Together
SAP Insider
September 01, 2021
AP Data Warehouse Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud represent the future of SAP Analytics solutions. In this session, SAP Product Evangelist and Expert Ingo Hilgefort will discuss why and how you will want to run both solutions together. You will understand the value of a truly unified data and analytics offering for your organization.

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Tags: Analytics, ERP

Best practices for SAP analytics cloud and SAP BW/4HANA
https://www.sapinsideronline.com/event-presentations/best-practices-for-sap-analytics-cloud-and-sap-bw-4hana-2/
September 01, 2021
In this session attendees will receive an overview on how SAP Analytics Cloud integrates with SAP BW / SAP BW4HANA and allows customers to leverage their existing investment and create compelling data visualizations. The session will cover the different data connectivity options and provide an update on the latest developments between SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP BW. In addition the session will share a set of best practices to get the most of the integration between SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP BW/4HANA.

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Tags: Analytics

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