As factors like technology and globalization make businesses work harder to compete, those businesses need to make well-informed decisions faster than ever. Many companies have a wealth of information in their SAP systems, but it isn’t always available when and where users need it to make important business decisions. Lack of access, combined with the complexity of reporting across SAP and other systems often leads to departmental users working off of isolated copies of information or “spread-marts”. Users also spend precious time waiting for IT to create reports to meet business needs, often at a high cost to the company. Now there is an alternative.