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D. Henschen
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9/11/2013 | 6:17:05 PM
re: SAP Buying KXEN For Predictive Analytics Tools
SAP wasn't available for comment before publication of this article, but they've since contacted me to say "upon completion of the [Q4] transaction, subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions, current plans call for KXENG«÷s existing management team to have key roles following the acquisition as KXEN is integrated into the Predictive Analytics portfolio. Plans are to keep the office as well."
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9/10/2013 | 7:37:08 PM
re: SAP Buying KXEN For Predictive Analytics Tools
SAP is buying business user "tools," not IT/statistician type tools. What they want from KXEN is a way to automate and simplify predictive analysis so you move it away from analytics wonks who use tools in a multi-step, laborious process. Automation and embedding within cloud- and on-premises apps is the upside of the KXEN approach. A possible downside is that -- I'm told by competitors -- the algorithms are out of the box and a bit of a black box. KXEN has told me that the wonks can open up the hood and tweak the algorithms for customized uses and performance.


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