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.

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  1. Microexcel

    Reading time: 10 mins

    If you only try to force change from the top, you will not be able to build sustainable results. Many CIOs fall into a common trap when trying to drive their transformation projects – implementing too much too soon without getting enough support from their teams and line of business stakeholders. In this article, Lars…
  2. From Push to Pull: Deutsche Börse Group’s Approach to Digitization, Process Redesign, and Defining Sustainable User Journeys

    Reading time: 10 mins

    If you only try to force change from the top, you will not be able to build sustainable results. Many CIOs fall into a common trap when trying to drive their transformation projects – implementing too much too soon without getting enough support from their teams and line of business stakeholders. In this article, Lars…
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    The Strategic Role of Finance In Today’s Business Landscape

    Reading time: 9 mins

    Finance teams have always been expected to fulfill a variety of reporting requirements to complete the financial close, also known as the record-to-report process. Today, that expectation has evolved, requiring finance professionals to deliver insights for both operational and strategic decision making. And yet completing operational tasks within the accounting and financial close process cannot…
  4. An International Beverage Company’s Roadmap to a Solid Foundation Using SAP Solution Extensions by BlackLine

    Reading time: 2 mins

    A large global beverage company needed to ensure its software systems were depend¬able, automated, and properly integrated to support its plans for sustained growth. With a focus on business transformation, the company decided to hone in on its record-to-report process, which included journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, financial reporting and analytics, forecasting, and budgeting. The…
  5. 2021 CIO Perspectives Webinar: Strategic Business Priorities and the SAP Agenda

    This on-demand webinar extends the insights from the 2021 CIO Perspectives study. Enterprise CIOs are leading their companies through pandemic-era business disruptions on multiple fronts today. This SAPinsider Executive Research study takes the pulse of CIOs and IT leaders from organizations across the globe in order to assess their top priorities in 2021 and their…
  6. Panaya

    Panaya’s Change Intelligence platform enables organizations to understand the impact of every potential change to their SAP, so they innovate quickly, safely, and without fear. With Change Intelligence, companies gain deep, granular insight into each upgrade, update or added feature down to the code-level. They understand exactly what, where, and how to test so they deploy more efficiently. And they get precise, change-by-change directions, allowing them to continuously innovate at the pace of today’s business. With offices in the US, France, Germany, Japan, and Israel, Panaya is helping over 3000 leading enterprises worldwide change with confidence.

  7. An Insider Look at Ingevity’s SAP S/4HANA Business Transformation

    Reading time: 8 mins

    Ingevity is a specialty chemical company based in Charleston, South Carolina that current runs a 20-year-old, heavily customized version of SAP ECC 6.0. But, now for much longer — like many companies, Ingevity is focused on building a digital platform that can support technologies like analytics, automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to help the…
  8. Delivering New Savings in Robin Hood Country

    Reading time: 5 mins

    Local government plays a vital community role at all times, but especially in times like the pandemic. The United Kingdom’s Nottinghamshire county council serves over 70,000 citizens and uses technology to help meet the community’s shifting needs. Since 2011 SAP has served as the core platform for Nottinghamshire County Council’s finance management, an essential piece…
  9. Thames Water: Platform Approach Ensures Innovation Flows

    Reading time: 7 mins

    As the supplier of 2.6 billion liters of water per day to the United Kingdom’s capital and the counties that surround London, Thames Water not only has to sate the thirst of one of Europe’s largest conurbations; the business is also dealing with the challenges of water scarcity. With major population growth and now climate…
  10. After an Extraordinarily Disruptive Year, 2021 Is the Time to RISE

    Reading time: 7 mins

    Digital transformations were on the strategic roadmaps of many companies before COVID-19 — they just thought they had years to execute. Business disruptions in 2020 like interrupted supply chains and cash flows have resulted in the emergence of a new economy, and moving capital expenses to operational expenses and liquidity have become urgent for many…