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. SAP

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  2. System Tips for a Global SAP Payroll Strategy

    Reading time: 22 mins

    Learn how to meet the common challenges that arise with deploying SAP payroll systems in multiple geographies and countries. See how to use your SAP ERP HCM and payroll functionality to standardize the implementation process across countries, but also to continue to meet local requirements. Key Concept SAP offers payroll solutions in more than 50…...…
  3. Use a Global Payroll Strategy to Leverage the SAP Payroll System

    Reading time: 15 mins

    Companies that implement SAP payroll systems often find themselves challenged with defining global strategies and solutions for issues that can arise during an implementation. This case study, based on numerous implementations, outlines options and approaches you can take to meet those challenges. Key Concept The definition of global payroll can differ depending on the context. Global…...…
  4. 10 Features of SAP’s Document Management System to Help Improve Organizational Efficiency

    Reading time: 18 mins

    Better understand SAP’s Document Management System (SAP DMS) and take a tour of some of its most useful functionalities. Key Concept SAP’s Document Management System (SAP DMS), which is part of SAP Knowledge Provider, comes as standard functionality when an SAP system is installed. No additional SAP DMS software is needed. It is available from…...…
  5. Architecting a Document Strategy for SAP Solution Manager

    Reading time: 11 mins

    ManagerSAPexperts/Project ManagementThe SAP Solution Manager process-oriented approach to storing documents using the Business Blueprint structure provides companies with a tool for facilitating communication, knowledge transfer, and conformance. Architecting a document strategy up front by planning, defining, and communicating standards and procedures to all team members ensures consistency and delivers the benefits of the tool. Key…...…
  6. Implement and Use Forms for Service Desk and Change Management

    Reading time: 8 mins

    Make the best use of forms attached to Service Desk, change requests, and change implementations, eliminating the need for attaching additional documents. Walk through the necessary configuration to create forms and assign them for different service transactions. Key Concept Understanding the benefits of direct integrated forms in Service Desk and Change Request Management (ChaRM) transactions…...…
  7. Use Order Change Management to Automatically Apply Last-Minute Changes to Production Orders

    Reading time: 8 mins

    Discover how order change management (OCM) improves manufacturing accuracy and customer satisfaction by ensuring that production orders conform to the latest product structure and sales order data. OCM is well integrated with sales orders for configurable products. It also helps prevent the cancellation and repetition of sales orders by ensuring that changes to product features…...…
  8. Take Control of Your SAP System Development with Change Request Management

    Reading time: 13 mins

    ManagerIncrease the security of your satellite systems by performing a few simple configuration changes. With these changes, you can prevent developers and testers from creating, managing, and releasing transport requests directly in satellite systems, which will ensure that only the person responsible for these actions (usually the change manager) can execute them. Key Concept Change…...…
  9. Program Risk and Change Management for SAP BusinessObjects GRC and EPM Solutions

    Reading time: 9 mins

    SAP BusinessObjects enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions provide a transparent approach to strategic decision making in the organization. Best practices in the implementation of these and SAP BusinessObjects GRC solutions can reduce and mitigate risks during program deployment activities. Key Concept SAP BusinessObjects enterprise performance management (EPM) and SAP BusinessObjects GRC solutions have a greater…...…
  10. Use SAP Solution Manager Change Request Management to Support Your Implementation Project

    Reading time: 17 mins

    ManagerSAPexperts/Project ManagementLearn how to deploy and manage change requests within an implementation project by using Change Request Management (ChaRM). Key Concept Change Request Management (ChaRM) helps support your implementation project by managing your changes within your SAP Landscape. It integrates with Service Desk for change requests and cProjects for project planning. Many users know that…...…