CIO - Executive Forum

Chief Information Officers (CIOs) at companies running SAP software have many key priorities they are juggling and multiple investment decisions to make. They often have competing projects, fluctuating budgets, and many options to choose from regarding their hardware and software landscapes. Content in this topic area helps CIOs and other key executive decision makers understand how to leverage SAP solutions – such as SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA – as well as partner and SAP add-on offerings to optimize their IT landscapes, business processes, and resources. Content will cover a wide range of key topics from making investment decisions in SAP strategy and technology to identifying best-fit team and organizational structures to understanding market trends and analysis.


  1. SNP

    Reading time: 12 mins

    SNP, the leading software provider for SAP transformation, enables enterprises to respond quickly to technical and business transformations in their SAP environments to gain predictive analytics allowing real-time critical business decisions. With its data transformation platform, CrystalBridge, SAP projects such as transitions to S/4HANA, mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs, and cloud migrations within the most complex IT environments are restructured and modernized with automation taking project times from years to months.

  2. How to Manage Enterprise Risk in Remote and Digital Environments

    Reading time: 12 mins

    As organizations migrate to SAP S/4HANA as part of their digital transformation effort, they should prioritize governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has developed a Three Lines Model to help with that journey. First-line roles include operation and support functions; second-line roles encompass corporate risk, compliance, and quality assurance functions;…
  3. How Identity and Access Management Technology Is Supporting People Power

    Reading time: 9 mins

    As more organizations operate in a remote work environment, effectively controlling access to corporate resources becomes imperative. Automated identity and access management (IAM) along with strategic human decision-making are critical to protecting resources and data. At the same time, IAM automation needs to be integrated into business policies and processes, advises James Roeske, CEO of…
  4. Realizing value SAP cloud journeys Qlik Microsoft

    Realizing Value from your Cloud & SAP Journeys

    Reading time: 9 mins

    SAP customers have increasingly utilized non-SAP cloud software to bolster their overall technology stack. Unleashing the total value of the data in these systems faster than your competitors is crucial. There are significant incentives to blending data across ERP and cloud deployments, including moving from basic reporting to predictive and prescriptive analytics, when combining all…
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    Migrating to SAP S/4HANA for All the Right Reasons

    Reading time: 10 mins

    Is your organization on the path toward migrating to SAP S/4HANA? This complex undertaking is often justified for a number of reasons. However, those organizations that make digital transformation a critical outcome of the SAP S/4HANA migration achieve greater business value. A digital transformation is nearly essential for organizations to remain competitive in the marketplace.…
  6. SAP Workloads in the Public Cloud: Research Survey

    Reading time: 0 mins

    Benchmark your performance with your SAPinsider peers Join your peers in a quick, 2-minute survey on SAP Workloads in the Public Cloud. As you may know from reading SAPinsider articles and research, cloud-based infrastructure and deployments are becoming more common for enterprise landscapes. To better understand this usage, SAPinsider has set up a short survey…
  7. SAP Records Strong Q1 Performance

    Reading time: 5 mins

    On April 22nd SAP announced very strong Q1 results, with an increase in cloud revenue in all regions and particularly strong growth in EMEA and APJ. Led by RISE with SAP and described by CEO Christian Klein as “an amazing start to 2021”, SAP saw some of the strongest cloud growth that it has experienced…
  8. Dassian

    Dassian is a strategic SAP, Microsoft, and global system integrator partner delivering ERP-based, standardized contract management, managerial accounting, program management, and material accounting and logistics solutions for highly regulated and project-centric industries.

  9. 2021 GRC Trends Affecting the Intelligent Enterprise

    Reading time: 5 mins

    The move to SAP S/4HANA holds broad implicates beyond technology simplicity, greater speed, and improved process improvement. Governance, Risk, and Compliance teams must fully understand the potential impact this transition has on security, roles, and overall risk to the organization. SAPinsider recently sat down with Dudley Alan Cartwright, CEO of Soterion, to hear how organizations…
  10. SAP Customers Plan to Reinvest in Teams, Skillsets, and Technologies

    Reading time: 8 mins

    To get an understanding of what is most important to the SAPinsider Community for the coming year, we surveyed 352 members of our community between December 2020 and February 2021 about their planned budgets, investments – both technical and financial, and teams. We also spoke with our executive community to learn about their upcoming plans…