Analyst Insights

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. Patching

    The Challenge of Patching

    Reading time: 3 mins

    One of the biggest challenges that organizations face today with keeping their SAP systems secure is patching systems. In our recent research on Cybersecurity Threats to SAP Systems, respondents reported that keeping up with patches and updates was the second most important challenge they faced behind detecting potential threats, but for respondents in North America…...…
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    Supply Chain Planning Integration Imperative

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    Supply chain planning solutions have existed for decades now. However, as technology and business requirements evolve, so do these solutions. New technologies and capabilities emerge that integrate with existing supply chain planning solutions and contribute to the evolution of planning solutions. A good example is the cloud. SAPinsider recently published a research report, Supply Chain…
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    Automation in Master Data Governance

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    Automation in Master Data Governance is a critical foundation to ensure data integrity and to maintain a single source of truth for the organization. Organizational frustration can creep in with poor quality master data management, yet only 36% of respondents have MDM governance and policies in a SAPInsider research on Data Management and Data Warehousing…
  4. Procurement Process Transformation

    Transforming Procurement Through Process Automation

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    Process automation has evolved into a strategic solution and is being leveraged across functions to generate efficiencies and build unique capabilities. Supply chain processes present ample opportunities to leverage this strategic tool and procurement-related processes are among the top ones in terms of focus area. Readers of this article will learn: • What are some…
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    How Organizations Transform

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    Transformation is an important topic for organizations today. Much of that transformation is focused on infrastructure, but a growing number of organizations are planning their transformation around updating and redesigning business processes. But what level of importance do organizations place on this transformation? And what types of transformation do they have plans for? Read this…
  6. Achieving the “Clean Core” Utopia

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    SAP teams have been chasing the “clean core” utopia for decades. Yet, they have not only missed reaching it, but often have also made the scenario worse. SAP customers have often invested heavily in customization, and this has resulted in massive custom code, often with clunky interfaces and limited documentation. Yet, there is significant risk…...…
  7. Conversational AI

    Conversational AI for Inventory Planning

    Reading time: 3 mins

    Conversational AI is a powerful tool already being leveraged in many functions and augmented analytics tools. There is an opportunity to further explore this technology in the area of supply chain planning. This article explores how conversational AI can be leveraged for inventory planning and management. With application examples, it touches upon the two key…
  8. Digital Twin

    Digital Twin Enabled Manufacturing Planning

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    This article discusses how SAP customers have numerous options for building digital twin-enabled manufacturing planning capabilities. This content is for SAPinsider Premium Access members only.Log In Join Now
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    The Imperative for The Evolution of Demand Forecasting

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    In this video we discuss why demand forecasting challenges have become much more critical for SAPinsiders. This content is for SAPinsider Premium Access members only.Log In Join Now
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    Data Tiering for Cloud ROI

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    Data tiering has become common to categorize data based on This content is for SAPinsider Preferred Access Yearly, SAPinsider Preferred Access Monthly, SAPinsider Premium Access , and SAPinsider Student Access members only.Log In Join Now