SAP Digital Transformation


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What is SAP Digital Transformation?

Digital transformation may have reached buzzword stats years ago, but it is still relevant to many organizations looking to modernize their processes and systems to keep pace with trends in their industries. Digital transformation isn’t limited to a single technology or vendor, but SAP Digital Transformation is common, given SAP’s core enterprise technology market share.

What is SAP Digital Transformation?

Digital transformation may have reached buzzword stats years ago, but it is still relevant to many organizations looking to modernize their processes and systems to keep pace with trends in their industries. Digital transformation isn’t limited to a single technology or vendor, but SAP Digital Transformation is common, given SAP’s core enterprise technology market share.

Companies undergo digital transformation with SAP and other technologies by taking processes that may have been manually tracked through physical paper or spreadsheets and using digital technologies to make organizational data more accessible, more accurate, and more analyzable.

All areas of the business have potential for digital transformation with SAP technologies, such as SAP S/4HANA for ERP, SAP Ariba for procurement, SAP Fieldglass for contingent labor management, SAP Concur for travel and expense management, and SAP SuccessFactors for human experience and human capital management.

Other vendors providing important technologies that enable digital transformation include Microsoft, which offers cloud-based tools for everyday business needs like Office 365, as well as Azure, a platform and cloud infrastructure for hosting important enterprise applications. Additionally, many SAP partners work with companies to help them undergo digital transformation from the process and technology implementation perspective, including Accenture and PwC.

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders:

  • Clearly define the primary reasons for digital transformation. Identify the key reasons for change and promote them as a focal point for your staff in your implementation journey. “Organizations that take the time to identify the big three to five reasons why they are moving to SAP S/4HANA and hold those up as their North Star for change have excellent outcomes,” said Mary Sibley, head of the North American Center of Excellence for SAP S/4HANA at SAP at a recent virtual SAPinsider event.
  • Build a culture for adoption. Automation is central to digital transformations — such as automation in finance, for example — and requires buy-in from department professionals to maximize value. Leadership-led change management providing governance and robust training helps build innovative cultures, enhancing the organization’s digital transformation strategy.
  • Break down large digital transformation initiatives into digestible components. This was a key learning for the Eczacıbaşı Group in its SAP Digital Transformation with SAP S/4HANA. When hundreds of stakeholders have a say in determining project goals, implementation teams will benefit from knowing the precise steps to take, which tools to use, proper timing, and expectations. Providing this guidance to technical teams helps ensure successful project outcomes.

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    Audio pioneer Dolby Laboratories, which has been delivering audiophiles a superior sound and sight experience since the 1970s, decided in 2016 that it wanted an equally stringent level of quality assurance for its business process testing. The business sought a risk-based automated testing solution to reduce or eliminate regression test coverage gaps and lengthy testing…
  78. Become a Live Business with Help from the Experts

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    While the benefits of a digital transformation are clear, the variety of technologies available to help companies undergo this transformation can be overwhelming. SAP’s vast ecosystem of strategic partners is a treasure trove of proven resources that can help you successfully navigate these options and tailor an implementation to your unique requirements. Learn how three…
  79. Learning from Leaders

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    In a business environment that rewards agility and innovation, small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) have a compelling opportunity to grow. To grow successfully, however, SMEs need to undergo a digital transformation built around the concept of “running live” and enabled by technologies that allow all parts of the business to harness real-time information. Read on…
  80. Unlocking Business Opportunity

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    Transforming your organization into a digital enterprise involves more than just updating your website or creating a new app. A successful digital enterprise provides a seamless end-to-end customer experience, requires a digitized core business, and last but far from least, has a strong digital ecosystem of business and technology partners. Read on to learn why…
  81. Collaboration Leads to Success

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    SAP’s partners are critical to SAP customer success. Partners are the primary interface to the majority of SAP customers and they provide the support, expertise, and complementary technology that many organizations need to be successful. That is why SAP launched its “Partner First” strategy — a strategy dedicated to supporting and working with SAP’s partner…
  82. The Best of Both Worlds

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    The flexibility and scalability of cloud-based solutions hold a lot of promise for sourcing, procurement, and supply chain processes, but many organizations already have on-premise infrastructures built around SAP ERP devoted to managing these processes. How do you protect your existing investments while also taking advantage of the innovations offered by the cloud? Learn how…
  83. Working Together on Digital Transformation

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    The business world is changing, driven by digital technologies such as the Internet of Things, and individual organizations are changing right along with it. DSAG harnesses the insights of its members to serve as an invaluable resource for companies as they seek to transform their business model to take advantage of the opportunities opened up…
  84. Inside a Multi-Phased SAP Digitization Journey

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    In 2006, the European Union passed a new regulation that heralded dramatic changes for Varian Medical Systems, a producer of medical devices for oncology, imaging, and proton therapy. Under the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive, Varian had to reengineer many of its products in order to make their chemical compositions environmentally compliant. This was…
  85. Topco Delivers on Transformation Initiative

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    The last time you went to the market, there’s a good chance you purchased something distributed by Topco Associates – a cooperative that serves member grocery stores, wholesalers, and food service companies throughout the United States and other parts of North America. For Topco, success depends on optimized customer service. That’s why the organization decided…
  86. Digitization and the Intelligent Enterprise

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    Tanja Rueckert was named SAP Executive Vice President, Line of Business Digital Assets and IoT in April 2016, with end-to-end responsibility for products and innovation for SAP digital assets and IoT solutions in the areas of manufacturing, supply chain manufacturing, asset management, IoT, and Industry 4.0. With SAP since 1997, Rueckert’s present focus is helping…
  87. The Power of Collaboration

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    Collaboration between procurement and finance is nothing new; in many organizations, those two teams have been working together for some time on source-to-pay processes. But today, there’s a third team that needs to be a part of this collaboration: IT. By joining the expertise and resources of IT with those of the finance and procurement…
  88. Digitization Is Not on the Horizon: It’s Already Here

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    Digitization is no longer just on the horizon: It’s here. But for many companies, the transition can be overwhelming. According to a recent survey of 346 DSAG members, many organizations seek support as they review their current capabilities and their goals for their digital transformation. Discover how these companies are preparing for the digital transformation…
  89. Navigating the Seas of Business Reinvention

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    Digital transformation is a hot topic, with the urgency and importance of adopting a strategy for this change only growing. But what exactly is a digital transformation, and how do you go about it? Read on to learn how a number of SAP customers, both large and small and across multiple industries, are defining what…
  90. SAPPHIRE NOW Reactions

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    Audio pioneer Dolby Laboratories, which has been delivering audiophiles a superior sound and sight experience since the 1970s, decided in 2016 that it wanted an equally stringent level of quality assurance for its business process testing. The business sought a risk-based automated testing solution to reduce or eliminate regression test coverage gaps and lengthy testing…
  91. Live from SAPinsider Studio: Customer Messaging for the Digital Enterprise

    Seth Ulinski, Senior Analyst, Technology Business Research, joins SAPinsider Studio at the SAPinsider SCM-CRM 2016 event to discuss customer-centricity, the evolving demands of customers, and re-thinking business strategy to put the customer first. This is a transcript of the discussion: Natalie Miller, SAPinsider: This is Natalie Miller of SAPinsider and we’re here at the SCM…...…
  92. Full Schedule of SAPPHIRE NOW 2016 Video Steam

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    Join us on SAPinsider Online for a virtual look at SAPPHIRE NOW 2016, with a sampling of key sessions and keynotes streaming live from Orlando.   Starting Tuesday May 17, SAPPHIRE NOW 2016 coverage of the keynotes from SAP CEO Bill McDermott, Hasso Plattner, Rob Enslin, President, SAP Global Customer Operations, and  SAP Executive Board…
  93. SAPPHIRE NOW 2016 Coverage

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    Audio pioneer Dolby Laboratories, which has been delivering audiophiles a superior sound and sight experience since the 1970s, decided in 2016 that it wanted an equally stringent level of quality assurance for its business process testing. The business sought a risk-based automated testing solution to reduce or eliminate regression test coverage gaps and lengthy testing…
  94. Eddie the Flower Guy, the Black Crowes, and Enterprise Digitization

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    A couple of months ago I was driving home from work when my Pandora station took a millisecond too long to buffer, so I tuned to the Attitude Adjustment Hour on WZLX with Chuck Nolan just as “Eddie the Flower Guy” called in to request Thorn in my Pride. While I love the Black Crowes,…
  95. Protecting the Digital Enterprise

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    For most organizations, the need to secure digital data is nothing new. In fact, the majority of enterprises have already invested a great deal in security. But this investment can lead to a false sense of security. As businesses across the board go through digital transformations, cybercrime is transforming as well. Threats are now more…
  96. Assisting the Digital Transformation

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    When exploring new solutions for your IT environment, there are plenty of resources that can help you sift through different technology options. But when trying to develop a strategy — or build a business case for that strategy — there aren’t nearly as many options out there. IT professionals often have to cobble together justifications…
  97. 5 Tangible Benefits of Digital Transformation

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    It seems that at every turn, someone is talking about the “digital transformation.” But the specific definition of the digital transformation is difficult to find. It has taken on the status of a buzzword, and like most buzzwords, it is difficult to cut through the hype and arrive at the business benefits. There are benefits,…
  98. A Simple Way to Adopt Transformation

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    The rise of SAP S/4HANA has shone a spotlight on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud as a means of taking advantage of all SAP HANA has to offer. Though originally released as a bridge from on-premise infrastructure to the cloud, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud has evolved to be much more. Read this insightful column to discover…
  99. Get Global or Get Left Behind

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    Not too long ago, a “follow-the-sun” approach was the most efficient strategy for global workflows. But today, as instant insight and 24/7 availability grow more common, that approach no longer provides the agility that global businesses need. Instead, innovative technologies, such as the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT), enable a more flexible, real-time…
  100. Making Disruption a Positive Force for Your Business

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    The modern enterprise is going through a previously unforeseen level of digital transformation that threatens to disrupt every aspect of enterprise technology. The enterprise that doesn’t adapt will be overwhelmed by this disruption, but the strategic enterprise will be able to take advantage of it and climb to new heights. So how can companies harness…
  101. Live from SAPinsider: Ivo Bauermann on the Digital Imperative

    SAPinsider FIN-GRC 2016 keynote speaker Ivo Bauermann, Global Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Performance Management, SAP, joins SAPinsider Studio at the event to discuss how SAP is helping companies make a digital transformation and run a “live” business. Topics covered include SAP S4/HANA, Central Finance, and Finance’s evolution into a strategic arm of the…...…
  102. I Bet the Woz Has Mood Lighting

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    Audio pioneer Dolby Laboratories, which has been delivering audiophiles a superior sound and sight experience since the 1970s, decided in 2016 that it wanted an equally stringent level of quality assurance for its business process testing. The business sought a risk-based automated testing solution to reduce or eliminate regression test coverage gaps and lengthy testing…
  103. Live from SAPinsider Studio: Sanjay Das of IBM on Digital Reinvention

    Sanjay Das of IBM, HANA & Analytics Leader for Europe, joins SAPinsider Studio at the 2016 BI-HANA-Iot event to discuss the technical side of a digital reinvention. Topics of this discussion include the importance of a digital transformation to stay relevant in today’s economy, SAP S/4HANA as the digital core, and how hybrid cloud can…...…
  104. Live from SAPinsider Studio: Jan Jackman of IBM on Digital Reinvention

     Jan Jackman, Vice President, Cloud for Enterprise Applications, IBM, visited SAPinsider Studio at the 2016 IoT Conference to discuss the importance of digital reinvention in the cloud for SAP customers. Topics of this interview include how to devise a hybrid IT strategy, benefits of the SAP and IBM alliance, and how customers are embracing digitization…...…
  105. The Digital Imperative

    In this keynote address by Irfan Khan, CTO of SAP Global Customer Operations, hear SAP’s vision for the digital enterprise and how analytics, the SAP HANA platform, cloud, and the Internet of Things will all play a crucial role in enabling organizations to go digital. Also hear from Jayne Landry, Global VP and GM for…...…
  106. Making Digital Waves

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    What does digital transformation actually mean? What do businesses know about it? How do businesses prepare for it? This article looks at the results of a comprehensive survey of IT directions and professionals from DSAG-member companies about where they stand in their path to digital transformation. Find out what the release of SAP Business Suite…