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. Supply Chain data management

    Make 2023 The Year of Building Supply Chain Data Foundation

    Reading time: 7 mins

    As we head into the new year, you have already read many articles predicting supply chain trends for 2023. I am not a big fan of predicting trends when it comes to supply chains. My primary reasoning is that these trends are not a surprise for seasoned supply chain leaders and executives. These leaders and…
  2. data-driven

    The Three Key Ingredients of Business Analytics Solutions

    Reading time: 3 mins

    Just like marketers have struggled with the question “what does the customer want?” for eternity, analytics leaders have struggled with the question “how to build a data-driven organization?”. It is very clear at this point that the key is to inculcate the culture of data and analytics in the frontline of the organization, making them…
  3. SAP MM Spend Analytics

    Spend Analysis and SAP MM

    Reading time: 5 mins

    A wide range of business processes falls under the SAP MM (Materials Management) module, from purchasing to inventory management. Such an extensive portfolio of business processes also means much data being generated and captured. As SAPinsiders highlighted in our research reports like Process Automation and SAP S/4HANA, as well as in Process Automation in Supply…
  4. Web3.0 Inventory Management

    Web3.0 and Inventory Management

    Reading time: 6 mins

    While Web3.0 may take time to mature enough to replace Web2.0 if an end-to-end supply chain can develop an internal network based on the underlying principles of Web3.0 defined above, it can address the following challenges of inventory management (illustrative examples, not exhaustive): Information transparency: The decentralization of information between entities will help build trust…
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    Anomaly Detection Algorithms in Supply Chain Analytics

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Anomaly detection algorithms do exactly what the name suggests – detect anomalies in the data. The simplest example is your body temperature. If you had a sensor measuring your body temperature, and the date is being fed to an anomaly detector in the form of time series data (like every one hour), if the temperature…
  6. Supply Chain Control Towers

    Evolving Supply Chain Control Towers

    Reading time: 3 mins

    Supply chain control towers are becoming a standard module in leading supply chain planning solutions. This specific module is marketed very prominently and, in some cases, is often marketed as THE capability required to run fully autonomous supply chains in the future. Suppose you are familiar with the features within the control tower functionality of…
  7. data analytics supply chain

    Supply Chain Product Innovation With Data and Analytics

    Reading time: 4 mins

    The pressure to innovate to launch new products and solutions emerged as a top business imperative in the response to the recent SAPinsider survey on the use of data, analytics and automation in supply chain. The survey results intend to help us formulate our storyline for upcoming February research report, Building Resilient and Agile Supply…
  8. Supply chain platforms

    Hyperscalers Focus on Supply Chain Platforms

    Reading time: 5 mins

    Supply chain planning solutions space has been a crowded and competitive segment for decades. As technology capabilities progress, we see more and more entrants in the segment, trying to compete with established players. However, a key fact of this space is that while bells and whistles may differ, the core features and functionalities remain the…
  9. Three Pillars of Digital Twin Solutions

    Reading time: 2 mins

    Digital twin solutions are generally associated with leveraging data generated by sensors on machinery to manage the health of the equipment in manufacturing environments. This capability of leveraging the data captured from the floor or equipments to replicate asset conditions and processes ,drives manufacturing digital twin offerings like  SAP IoT, based on the SAP BTP platform. Hyperscalers…
  10. IoT RFID

    How IoT Can Help Rejuvenate RFID Technology

    Reading time: 4 mins

    New digital tools and technologies on the horizon bring many promises. The hype for many of these emerging technologies is well deserved. However, before you embark on a mission to embrace emerging technology, you must consider whether you have already leveraged some mature technologies to their full potential in your supply chain. One such technology…