Executives Focused on IT Stability and Optimization

Executives Focused on IT Stability and Optimization

A Summary of SAPinsider’s January Virtual Executive Meeting

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What is the leading driver for transformation for CIO’s? Based on the results of “The CIO’s Transformation Report Card” research report, Riz Ahmed, Chief Research Officer for SAPinsider, says, “The number one driver for transformation was the business need for flexibility and faster innovation. The same dated, highly customized system no longer meets the needs of the enterprise.

“We live in different times with impacts of a pandemic, supply chain disruption, raw material shortages, and the like. With so much change, companies need to react and manage across it, with respondents saying they need a different way to achieve that,” he added.

Ahmed shared these insights as part of the January Executive Meeting. Joining him were two technology leaders, Marty Menard, CIO, Pacific Coast Companies, Inc., and Alan Yang, VP and Interim CIO, MSC Industrial Supply Co., who shared their stories of transformation and innovation.

Read more and learn:
• How PCCI was able to gain organizational support and reduce the total number of SAP customizations by 56%.

• What process PCCI used to evaluate customizations and decide which ones truly offered business value.

•What a zero-based approach toward processes means for MSC and its strategy toward digital transformation.

• How MSC is approaching cybersecurity risks with its business partners to ensure the enterprise is protected.

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