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. Tech Mahindra

    Reading time: 30 mins

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  2. Learn All About SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll: Integrations, Technology, and Implementations

    Reading time: 30 mins

    Gain an overview of the benefits—and any potential drawbacks—of making the transition from SAP and non-SAP payroll platforms to SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll. Key Concept In addition to using SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central as their core HR platform, companies are now faced with the decision of whether to switch to Employee Central Payroll as…...…
  3. The Need for Real-Time Insights and Alignment for True Governance and Compliance

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Auditing and risk management are essential for ensuring that your organization is meeting standards properly and following processes. But as IT landscapes grow bigger and new technologies introduce new vulnerabilities, the governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) landscape has become increasingly complicated and difficult to manage. Discover how automation and modern GRC solutions for SAP environments…
  4. 8 Simple Steps for Creating a Successful Dashboard (Part 1): An Overview

    Reading time: 12 mins

    Increasingly, business users are requesting that dashboard designers provide compelling data visualizations that outline the overall situation of a company, while at the same time demanding that this be done more quickly. This leaves less time to gather the requirements, come up with the correct data, and develop a great design. Learn how to streamline…...…
  5. An Overview of Simplified Modeling with SAP BW on SAP HANA (Part 1)

    Reading time: 9 mins

    Learn how the move to SAP BW running on SAP HANA makes SAP BW both faster to use and simpler to deploy. Key Concept InfoProviders are the objects against which BEx Queries are written. BEx Queries, in turn, feed data to reporting tools. In the beginning, InfoCubes were the lone InfoProviders, but over time, more…...…
  6. Executive Overview Expanding the Scope of the Digital Core

    Reading time: 7 mins

    The launch of SAP S/4HANA marked SAP’s most significant release to date, and the technology is only improving. SAP S/4HANA now covers 10 lines of business, making it an essential part of the digital core that powers modern enterprises. In this exclusive interview, Dr. Markus Schwarz, Senior Vice President and General Manager of SAP S/4HANA…
  7. An Overview of SAP S/4HANA Finance with a Focus on Asset Accounting

    Reading time: 12 mins

    Learn how your organization can leverage the functionality of the new Asset Accounting (FI-AA) module in SAP S/4HANA Finance. Key Concept SAP S/4HANA Finance (formerly SAP Simple Finance) comes with a lot of features, such as the universal journal, streamlined design, and real-time analytics. The new Asset Accounting (FI-AA) module is one example of a…...…
  8. Detect and Prevent Malicious Business Transactions with SAP Fraud Management

    Reading time: 25 mins

    Learn how to configure SAP Fraud Management for easy detection, investigation, and prevention of fraudulent activities within your enterprise system using standard business contents. Key Concept The Serious Fraud Office (SFO), which is a department in the office of the US Attorney General, defines fraud as an act of deception intended for personal gain or…...…
  9. Real-Time Insights for the Digital Business

    Reading time: 6 mins

    When decisions need to be made quickly, businesses can’t afford to wait for insight into their data. Real-time contextualized insights are rapidly becoming the differentiator between successful businesses in today’s digital economy. By leveraging the new analytic capabilities in SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), the separation between transactional and analytical IT systems…
  10. Building a Successful SAP Archiving and Data Volume Management Strategy for the Age of Big Data and SAP HANA

    Reading time: 22 mins

    Finance organizations in every industry are looking at re-thinking long-standing processes and business models to compete in a dynamic, connected world in which a traditional 30-day close no longer passes muster. A static finance function is too slow and too rigid to stay on top of constant innovations in cloud, mobile, social, big data, and…