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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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    Increase Service Levels and Lower Inventory with SAP DDMRP

    Reading time: 4 mins

    Demand-driven material requirements planning (DDMRP) is a solution to plan materials and inventories. While traditional MRP does a respectable job of planning, DDMRP improves on that functionality to work better in a volatile environment. It enables companies to get closer to customers’ requirements, promoting faster decisions at the planning and execution level. Why can’t sales,…
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    Innovation Through Process Intelligence and Cloud

    Reading time: 4 mins

    In this article, we explore how SAPinsiders can leverage process intelligence capabilities with cloud to generate innovation. This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in or Join for free! Sign In Become a Member
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    Advanced Analytics and Process Intelligence

    Reading time: 3 mins

    Role of Advanced Analytics in Process Intelligence In the latest SAPinsider process automation state of the market research, majority of SAPinsiders indicated that intelligent automation and process intelligence are key capabilities they are planning to build within next two years. Advanced analytics methodologies will play a key role in building intelligent automation solutions. As Dr…....…
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    Moving to the Cloud is About More Than Infrastructure

    Reading time: 7 mins

    Organizations are moving their SAP workloads to the cloud, either by replacing legacy hardware with flexible and scalable cloud infrastructure or with the adoption of cloud-based applications. But today’s cloud investments must provide more than just new and faster infrastructure, as organizations look to make those investments the basis for broader innovation. SAPinsider research has…...…
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    Digital Twins are on the Rise to Mitigate Risk

    Reading time: 5 mins

    Digital twin technology is on the rise as operational risks increase and companies search for greater efficiencies. Enterprises are discovering more uses for the data digital twins can generate from a variety of business scenarios. Companies are struggling to make their supply chains resilient. With recent port congestion, freight delays, labor shortages, material shortages, and…
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    How ‘The Great Resignation’ is Impacting CIO Priorities

    Reading time: 3 mins

    We asked CIOs what their key challenges are for 2022, and in the era of The Great Resignation, staffing has risen to the top.
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    Role Assignment Automation: Finding the Balance of Technology and Process

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Role assignment is fundamental to access control. How can technology and automation help reduce risk and manual effort?
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    SAP’s 2022 Strategy Focuses on Cloud ERP and RISE with SAP

    Reading time: 5 mins

    The mid-term ambition that SAP continues to work towards targets more than €22 billion in cloud revenue by 2025. This goal was initially announced during their Q3 earnings presentation in 2020, and it was reiterated by SAP during their recent Q1 2022 earnings call. The fact that, in this most current quarter, SAP recorded strong…
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    Process Automation and Enterprise Visibility

    Reading time: 3 mins

    Enterprise visibility has become a key imperative to build organizational ability in the digital era. As process automation technologies increasingly evolve into strategic solutions, they have the capability to play a key role in building enterprise visibility. While the focus in the initial years of process automation adoption was primarily on achieving cost reduction, the…
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    Intelligent Automation and Employee Productivity

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    In the third year of the SAPinsider benchmark research report, enhancing employee productivity again emerged as a key strategy. Reducing manual touchpoints was the most important strategy requirement highlighted by SAPinsiders, followed by increasing employee productivity and process transformation.On the technology side, we see that process mining and intelligent automation are key technologies on the…
  11. Governance for Low-code Platforms

    Reading time: 3 mins

    Low-code governance is about making decisions with consistent, structured criteria to rollout low-code apps to support IT in delivering business goals, so that they generate business value with minimum risks. This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in or Join for free! Sign In Become a Member
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    The Art of Forecasting

    Reading time: 5 mins

    What is Demand Sensing? Demand sensing is new to most organizations. It is a forecasting method that uses real-time information and mathematical techniques to create an accurate forecast of demand; based on current supply chain realities. The objective is to overcome latency issues, allowing planners to better anticipate short-term changes in demand. If “art” can…
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    Composable Analytics in Process Intelligence

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    There is no doubt that digital transformation can help organizations redefine their core competencies and develop new products, services, and solutions. Advances in technology and computing is obviously a key driver behind the acceleration in digital transformation as organizations now have a plethora of tools and technologies they can adopt. Composable infrastructure is one of…
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    Process Automation as a Strategic Tool

    Reading time: 3 mins

    As organizations grapple with increasing business complexities and disruptions, the importance of business processes that form the core of how enterprises run, has increased as well. Executives have realized that to build an agile enterprise, they need to run best-in-class processes and have robust visibility and control over these processes. In our recently published SAPinsider…
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    Infuse Accuracy and Speed into your Supply Chain Planning

    Reading time: 4 mins

    Supply chains remain vulnerable to shocks and disruptions, making planning and execution challenging. Demand is difficult to forecast as the bullwhip effect continues for those contending with supply side shortages and logistic capacity constraints. Consumer expectations are driving increased pressure for end-to-end planning solutions to improve supply chain performance. Companies are working hard to build…
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    Empower Planners with Response and Supply Planning

    Reading time: 3 mins

    Why is response and supply planning so important today? While companies are still facing challenges from an ongoing pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war only adds to the disruptive landscape. Supply chain disruptions will continue to occur as part of our global new normal. Traditional planning approaches relied on monthly planning cycles with frozen planning horizons –…
  17. Test Data Automation – A Key Lever for Rapid Application Strategy

    Reading time: 4 mins

    Creating production-quality test data with referential integrity is critical for high quality testing, especially with cloud and hybrid applications. But compliance requirements make it challenging, especially when testing is done by external consultants. Automation tools simplify the process. This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in or Join for free! Sign In…
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    Synergizing Data Science and Software Engineering Teams

    Reading time: 6 mins

    Due to the nature of their role, data scientists need to collaborate with many different stakeholders and departments. Recently, there has been a lot of focus on the need for data scientists to collaborate with business functions that will leverage the solutions designed by data scientists. While this collaboration aspect is certainly important, a critical…
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    Russia Ukraine War Brings Increased Complexity to Supply Chains

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    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, is adding to existing challenges in global supply chains. Tensions continue to rise as new sanctions are levied. Industry experts predict long-term supply chain impacts from this geopolitical conflict. For supply chains, it is yet another global event requiring their companies to pivot in the face of adversity. The…...…
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    Cloud Data Compliance – Common Questions to Consider

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    Compliance, like security, is a non-negotiable goal, and one that is increasingly complex. Cloud computing has clearly compounded this challenge with additional requirements such as encryption, auditing, data location, and data separation rules. While several factors are involved, organizations can increase confidence in their IT staff by addressing these common questions and avoid common pitfalls.…
  21. Optimizing Ecommerce Customer Experience with Digital River 

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    By Ogo Nwanyanwu, Research Director, SAPinsider     Key Takeaways   Organizations executing ecommerce transactions are subject to complex cross-border compliance requirements that can vary by each local destination.   Outsourcing back-office infrastructure using a merchant of record partner can help to simplify these responsibilities and protect organizations from compliance risks and penalties.   Digital River’s Payments, Tax, Fraud & Compliance Management app in the SAP store integrates with SAP’s commerce cloud to support compliant global ecommerce transactions that align…...…
  22. Building a Winning Culture For Data Analytics Excellence

    Reading time: 4 mins

    A Series on Data Excellence By Deepa Salem, Vice President and Research Director, SAPInsider “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” – a quote commonly attributed to Peter Drucker, the management expert. This fact rings true today in the realm of enterprise data analytics strategy. Without a data culture that catalyzes the strategy and brings it to life, any…...…