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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. 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 for Basic Access, SAPinsider Monthly Subscription, SAPinsider Annual Subscription, and SAPinsider Premium Annual Subscription members only.Log In Join Now

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    The Art of Forecasting

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    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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    Process Automation as a Strategic Tool

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    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

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    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

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    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 –…

  6. Test Data Automation – A Key Lever for Rapid Application Strategy

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    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 for Basic Access, SAPinsider Monthly Subscription, SAPinsider Annual Subscription, and SAPinsider Premium Annual Subscription…

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    Synergizing Data Science and Software Engineering Teams

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    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.…

  10. 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...…