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Analyst Insights are written by SAPinsider’s research team. Based on information gleaned from surveys of the SAPinsider Community, conversations with experts, SAP employees, vendors, and SAPinsiders, Analyst Insights provide a thoughtful analysis of critical topics, technologies, and challenges that SAP customers face today.

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  1. Insights from Anurag Barua on SAP AI’s New Direction Following Walter Sun Appointment as Global Head of AI 

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    SAP recently announced that Dr. Walter Sun will take over as SAP’s Global Head of Artificial Intelligence. Sun’s experience includes Microsoft, Apple, and leading financial institutions such as BlackRock Financial Management. His expertise encompasses areas like machine learning, deep learning, and operations research. In this article, SAPinsider spoke with Anurag Barua to gain insights into…
  2. EAM

    LeanIX and Signavio Help SAP Manage Business Transformation

    Published: 12/01/2023

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    Initially announced in September, SAP has successfully completed the acquisition of LeanIX, bringing a comprehensive enterprise architecture management (EAM) solution into the SAP ecosystem. The acquisition allows SAP to bring together a suite of business transformation products that will provide significant capabilities for business process and architecture transformation when combined with existing SAP Signavio offerings.…
  3. Packaging

    RISE with SAP Now Has Multiple Packaging Options

    Published: 12/01/2023

    When SAP first announced RISE with SAP in 2021, the package only included SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP Business Network Starter Pack, consumption credits for SAP Business Technology Platform, SAP Signavio’s business process transformation tools, infrastructure solutions, and embedded tools, which included SAP Readiness Check, custom code migration tools, and SAP Enable Now. However, as of…
  4. Insights from Serrala’s Rob Jackson on Overcoming Data Readiness Hurdles in SAP S/4HANA Finance Migration

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    This article highlights the critical importance of data archiving and readiness in the context of migrating to SAP S/4HANA, as explained by expert Rob Jackson. It emphasizes that preserving historical data while enhancing system performance is vital for finance leaders. Additionally, the article underscores the dual challenge of technical upgrades and business process transformation during…
  5. Enabling Efficient Finance and Accounting Operations via AI with SAP’s Latest Updates

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    SAP's latest AI updates aim to revolutionize finance operations, offering tools for custom app development, agile management, and efficient document processing. These innovations address key challenges faced by finance leaders and are essential for those looking to enhance efficiency and decision-making in their multinational companies. This content is for SAPinsider Premium Access members only.Log In…
  6. Enterprise Asset Management - Order Processing

    The Emerging Role of AI in Enterprise Asset Management

    Reading time: 8 mins

    Much has been written about the potential impact of AI across all aspects of the enterprise, including Enterprise Asset Management (EAM). EAM includes the management, support, and maintenance of a company’s physical assets throughout their lifecycle. This lifecycle encompasses capital planning, procurement, installation, performance, maintenance, repair, regulatory compliance, risk management, and asset decommissioning and disposal.…
  7. AI capabilities

    SAP Announces Multiple New AI Capabilities at TechEd

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    Following the recent announcement of generative AI assistant Joule, SAP announced multiple new AI-related capabilities at SAP TechEd in Bangalore. Many of these new AI capabilities are part of SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) including AI-powered application development, accelerated enterprise automation, the ability to host models from DataRobot in SAP AI Core, and AI Foundation…
  8. cloud ERP

    SAP Streamlines Cloud ERP Adoption at TechEd

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    SAP’s goal is for all of their customers to eventually move to cloud ERP, ideally within a RISE with SAP construct. However, the move to SAP S/4HANA is not necessarily straightforward, even for customers planning a system conversion that leverages SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition. In an effort to streamline the move to cloud ERP,…
  9. AI

    Generative AI Roundtable at the SAP BTP Executive Summit

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    Generative AI has been at the forefront of conversation for most of 2023. This is as true at SAP as it is elsewhere. SAP recently announced the generative AI assistant Joule, which will be embedded in several SAP solutions. SAP also partnered with Google Cloud to bring AI to SAP Datasphere. Given the importance of…
  10. clean core

    Clean Core Roundtable at the SAP BTP Executive Summit

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    SAP has extensively used the “clean core” concept over the last few years. However, because SAP has not always explain it clearly, the concept remains somewhat misunderstood by its customers. To understand and learn more about what “clean core” really means, SAPinsider attended a customer roundtable on achieving a clean core in relation to SAP…