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The following articles are written by SAP experts, contributors from the SAPinsider Community, and SAPinsider’s skilled team of editors and research analysts. From technical guides to thought leadership pieces, these articles contain essential insights to help SAP customers solve day-to-day challenges, understand what types of decisions organizations need to be making, and receive lessons learned from other SAP customer experiences.

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    Achieve Business Clarity with Process Intelligence 

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    The challenges of responding to market volatility and customer demand are all too common for most companies. Often, executives propose transformative initiatives such as migrating to SAP S/4HANA or implementing automation solutions to gain efficiencies and remain competitive. However, those outcomes are difficult to achieve without transparency into business processes.   What is the answer? Process…
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    Speed Up Process Change for SAP ERP

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    Businesses need to innovate faster to survive and compete, but outdated ERP systems limit their ability to be innovative. How does innovation translate into today’s business landscape? It is the ability to move fast, in an agile fashion, enabling rapid response to change. One approach to make your existing SAP ERP system more agile and…
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    Future-Proof Your Organization’s ERP System

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    Digital transformation is essential to future-proofing your organization. A clean core is needed for transformation and future-proofing ERP investments. If you are currently using SAP ECC, it’s even more important to move to a clean core to ease the migration to S/4HANA. What can organizations do to future-proof their SAP ERP system? According to the…
  4. Securing Custom SAP Code

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    Secure Software Development Lifecycle Following a secure software development lifecycle (SDL) is a fundamental requirement for all product teams at SAP. Security is integrated into the development and maintenance of all SAP-delivered code. This is supported by the use of a proprietary code scanning solution by SAP to detect and remove security vulnerabilities in developments…
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    Boost Operational Efficiency with Modern ERP Workflows

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    Digital transformation and operational efficiency are on the minds of every organization these days, and the COVID19 pandemic has only accelerated this preoccupation. Organizations need to overcome several roadblocks on the digital transformation journey to achieve operational efficiency. These include inefficient legacy ERP infrastructure, manual and siloed workflows, and poorly designed workarounds, such as batch…
  6. Better User Experiences Key to SAP Digital Transformation

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    Nowadays, consumers and employees want their user experiences to be hyper-personalized, frictionless, and integrated into their daily lives. Companies that combine technology and design to create memorable experiences can become an experience company and gain a competitive advantage. SAP customers can take several actions to improve user experience, whether for customers or employees. These include…
  7. Zero Trust in SAP Systems

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    What’s driving more SAP customers to adopt cloud security solutions? The number one driver for organizations was the “Need to protect access to sensitive and confidential data.,” according to SAPinsider’s Securing the SAP Landscape Against Cyber Threats Benchmark Report. Tracking and securing data as it moves across an organization’s SAP landscape is a common challenge…
  8. Executives Focused on IT Stability and Optimization

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    What is the leading driver for transformation for CIO’s? Based on the results of “The CIO’s Transformation Report Card” research report, Riz Ahmed, Chief Research Officer for SAPinsider, says, “The number one driver for transformation was the business need for flexibility and faster innovation. The same dated, highly customized system no longer meets the needs…
  9. Serrala and BNP PARIBAS announce AR automation global referral partnership

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    by Ogo Nwanyanwu, Research Director, SAPinsider BNP PARIBAS to extend AR automation offering from Serrala to enterprise customers Serrala and BNP PARIBAS have agreed on a global referral partnership to support the implementation of AR Automation solutions for BNP PARIBAS enterprise customers. The referral partnership expands BNP PARIBAS’s service offering the Serrala Accounts Receivable Automation portfolio, covering the order-to-cash (O2C)…...…
  10. Implement and Manage Competency Frameworks in SAP SuccessFactors

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    Managing talent in today’s volatile climate is both challenging and necessary. Companies need to remain engaged with their top performers while laying the groundwork for succession plans in key roles. To be successful, SAP SuccessFactors Platform provides two different systems to implement and manage Competency Framework. Understanding the differences between both can help with making…
  11. SAP S/4HANA Cloud Strategy Trends

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    In our 2021 September Executive Magazine, we wrote about SAP customers that are expanding and becoming global at an increasing rate against a backdrop of transformation. And we know from our March 2021 report, which surveyed our technology executive community, that CIOs’ top priorities — increasing process efficiencies and supporting new business models — point…
  12. Magnitude Acquisition Accelerates insightsoftware’s Global Growth Strategy

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    By Ogo Nwanyanwu, Research Director, SAPinsider   Bas Kamphuis Talks Growth Opportunity for Magnitude after insightsoftware Deal insightsoftware, a provider of financial reporting and performance management solutions, recently closed the acquisition of Magnitude, a global provider of operational reporting and continuous intelligence solutions. The financial terms were not disclosed. The two companies are coming together…...…
  13. Unlock Data’s Value in SAP Integration Programs

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    SAP system integrations go beyond SAP – 90% of organizations support non-SAP to SAP integration, while only 78% perform SAP to SAP integration, according to SAPinsider research. This means that when defining a data integration strategy, organizations need to prepare to work with data in both their SAP systems and non-SAP systems. Unlocking the full…
  14. Output Management Plays A Vital Role for SAP Customers

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    When organizations with hundreds of SAP systems and thousands of printers in different parts of the world make big changes in their SAP architectures, ineffective output management add to the complexity and hamper the success of digital transformation initiatives. This is why it’s important to understand the vital role output management plays for SAP customers.…
  15. Cloud Decisions for Executives Who Run SAP

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    The cloud is here. According to SAPinsider research results and discussions with executives, many companies are now operating in the cloud. During the November Executive Meeting, participants learned about the latest research around cloud and heard executives share their cloud journeys. The meeting and its executive insights are the focus of this article. Riz Ahmed,…
  16. Use Multi-Digital Technologies to Future Proof Your Company

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    According to one market research company, it’s predicted that by 2025 there will be 55.7 billion connected devices worldwide, with 75% connected to an Internet of Things (IoT) platform. How much data does that equal? The company estimates that within that timeframe, 73.1 zettabytes of data will be generated from IoT devices, with a significant…
  17. Data Integrity and Transformation Go Hand in Hand

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    Technological innovation enables digital transformation. In his Enterprise Data and Analytics report, SAPinsider’s Kumar Singh explains that the commoditization of technology continuously lowers barriers to entry across industries, enabling smaller, nimble, and agile companies to disrupt larger and more established businesses. The report surveyed 291 members of the SAPinsider community. The purpose of the survey…
  18. Accelerate Automation In SAP Workflow Management

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    SAP Workflow Management, including live process content packages, can help simplify and accelerate your automation journey. Live process content packages contain references to digital workflows, decisions, process visibility scenarios, user interfaces, and cloud application programming model modules. In this article, experts from SAP share an example of the steps a business process expert would take…
  19. Global Tax Automation for Your Enterprise

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    Tax authorities around the world are pushing for real-time access to information and rules and tax rates change constantly. Roger Lindelauf, Director, Global SAP Partnership at Vertex, predicts that in the next two or three years, we will continue to see a lot of countries, such as in EMEA, move to e-audits, e-filings, and e-invoicing. “We are changing from information being pushed to…
  20. Video: Intelligent Workflows across SAP and non-SAP solutions

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    It is no news that SAP is no longer a monolithic ERP solution. In SAPinsider’s 2021 research on Integration, we found that an average of 11 solutions were being integrated with SAP, with 90% of respondents needing to integrate non-SAP to SAP data. IBM has built an intelligent workflow solution using SAP Workflow Management and…...…
  21. Increase Sales with Alumni-Specific Community Building

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    More than four million Americans resigned from their jobs in May 2021, according to analysis published by Gallup. The same analysis says that close to half of the U.S. working population is actively looking for another job or at least watching for openings. Employee turn-over gets a bad reputation, but could the Great Resignation also…
  22. Application Security Imperiled by Attackers

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    Application security is being threatened by cyberattacks on the application layer, such as SAP S/4HANA systems, which target valuable resources organizations store there. Despite the increase in attacks, companies are not allocating resources to combat these threats. SAP customers understand the severe problem of application security and are looking for a solution to stop cyberattacks.…
  23. Cloud-Based SAP Workloads Deliver Advantages

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    For SAP customers undergoing digital transformation, moving SAP workloads to the cloud is a make-or-break step that can determine the success or failure of the effort. Technology is an essential element of successful cloud adoption. Still, according to experts from Microsoft, SAP, and Infosys, cooperation between leaders across business and technology functions is a prerequisite…
  24. Transformation with SAP S/4HANA Means Evolving and Learning

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    As SAP S/4HANA customers across every industry vertical undergo digital transformation, changes in the digital technology landscape such as cloud and artificial intelligence (AI), the evolution of consumerism, and disruptions caused by the pandemic, are creating make-or-break opportunities. An organization with insight into how the market is changing, and how its products are being consumed,…
  25. New Automation Needed for Modern IT Environments

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    Today’s IT landscapes are becoming more diverse as IT leaders adopt new applications to better support their business requirements, and as the infrastructure itself becomes a hybrid blend of cloud and on-premise infrastructure. These changes impact the types of processes that run, where they run, and how they interface with the SAP ecosystem. This growing…
  26. Boost Productivity Gains Through Better Employee Experience

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    What motivates companies to invest in improved employee experience? In SAPinsider recent research on The State of Human Experience in the Workplace, the most significant driver was the rise of remote workforces due to the COVID-19 pandemic. HR leads employee experience strategy because it is HR that measures the effectiveness of employee experience changes. In…
  27. Demand for Cloud-based Finance Technology

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    In his article “Complexity Drives Demand for Cloud-based Finance Technology,” SAPinsider’s Research Director Ogo Nwanyanwu shares insights from his latest research and interactions with the SAP finance community. Nwanyanwu explains that transforming core finance functions and moving to cloud-based SAP ERP deployments are top priorities for organizations he surveyed. Pressure to reduce the cost and…
  28. SAP Workloads Are Moving to the Cloud

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    SAPinsider research shows that since 2019, there has been an increase in the number of organizations that are running at least some enterprise solutions in the cloud. In his 2021 research, Robert Holland, SAPinsider’s Vice President and Research Director, focuses on how SAP workloads are being impacted by this trend. “What we found is that…
  29. Instill Operational Agility Into Your Organizational Fabric

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    Companies face an onslaught of marketplace volatility, requiring an approach that balances people and technology. The market landscape is in a state of rebuilding. Raw material shortages, supplier insolvencies, and a host of other issues pose challenges to companies and their supply chains. Those enterprises that have adapted have one thing in common — operational…
  30. Automated Machine Learning in the Cloud

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    It has been more than eight years since AutoWEKA, the first free and open-source machine learning library, was released in 2013. It is not surprising then that automation of the data science process has been around for nearly a decade, but these tools have evolved extensively in recent years. The initial technologies were mainly focused…
  31. Don’t Let Your Sustainability Footprint Leave You Behind

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    Sustainability was once primarily associated with green initiatives. Today, the term “sustainability” encompasses several environmental, economic, and societal issues, such as affordable and clean energy, reduced inequality, and zero hunger, that require the world’s immediate attention. As one critical group of actors among many, corporations are on the front lines driving sustainable development across the…
  32. Evolution of ERP Systems in the Digital Era

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    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider   Changing the Paradigms of Enterprise Resource Planning Business environments, in most industries, have always been dynamic and susceptible to changes. These changes may be gradual or sudden, but the fact is, the world of business has continuously evolved through these changes. However, what we are increasingly experiencing now…...…
  33. Enable Business Outcomes with Enriched Data

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    Organizations want to understand and leverage their data more effectively. But they often do not know how much cloud elasticity they will need to get the most out of that data. And they usually do not want to put additional systems in place that add more complexity to their landscape. SAPinsider interviewed Edy Sardilli, Global…
  34. Automated Impact Analysis Can Cut SAP S/4HANA Move Costs

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    Automated Impact Analysis Can Cut SAP S/4HANA Move Costs As more organizations tighten their budgets, they can reduce the costs of their SAP S/4HANA implementation by using automated impact analysis supported by artificial intelligence (AI) to limit the scope of conversion tasks. A recent report by Panaya, Mega Analysis for SAP S/4HANA, finds that close…
  35. Executives Embrace SAP S/4HANA For Cultural Innovation

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    The combination of emerging technologies and disruption is pressuring organizations to rethink their organizational structures. Unless organizations evolve to the shifting sands of technology innovation and global workforce business trends, such as increased virtual collaboration, they will miss out on growth opportunities. Executives agree that digital transformation is necessary to stay competitive in the new…
  36. SAP Customers Expand Global Footprints

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    A popular approach for enterprises that want to transform – developing a global presence – is driving technology adoption. SAPinsider’s Chief Research Officer, Riz Ahmed, sat down with SAP’s Global Head of SAP Enterprise Adoption, Eva Zauke, to better understand this trend. According to Zauke, “the intelligent enterprise needs to do more than just span processes and…
  37. Embracing a Multi-Cloud Strategy with SAP BTP

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    By James Wood, Principal Consultant, Bowdark Consulting The SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) has been subject to several key transformations over the years. While cynics are quick to point to marketing shenanigans with all the product name changes (“SAP BTP: Now with 63% more awesomeness…”), there has absolutely been a method to SAP’s madness:…
  38. Diverse Perspectives Create Strategic Business Advantage

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    Against a backdrop of energy transition and geopolitical turmoil, Equinor an international energy company headquartered in Norway with more than 20,000 employees worldwide, is undergoing transformation to move from a traditional oil and gas player to a broad energy company. It also As part of Equinor’s evolution, the company is looking to play a major…
  39. Private Cloud Supports Global Expansion at GraceKennedy Ltd.

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    GraceKennedy Limited is an almost century-old food distribution and financial services company based in Jamaica. Historically, GraceKennedy has focused on the processing and distribution of Jamaican and other multi-cultural food products in Jamaica and overseas markets. GraceKennedy operates six manufacturing facilities in Jamaica and its foods businesses also provide food distribution services to over 40…
  40. Evolving Your Organization’s AI Capabilities

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    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider AI is a critical component in helping organizations transform the way they operate, improve customer service, and offer new opportunities to their workforce. At SAPinsider, we will be publishing an AI and ML State Of the Market benchmark report for the first time in early 2022, to capture insights…
  41. IoT Enabled Predictive Logistics Platforms

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    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider IoT technologies are predicted to generate a massive amount of data when leveraged at an industrial scale in supply chains. Using IoT technology to gain competitive advantage is actually not just about the data but more about how you leverage all that data being collected. Advancements in technology and…
  42. Enterprise Supply Chain Control Towers

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    By Shashi Jina Supply Chain Management Research Director SAPInsider In our continuing series on supply chain visibility and the emergence of enterprise control towers, we exam the importance of data. The emergence of big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) have opened new possibilities for using real-time data to improve and drive greater…
  43. Why Hyperscalers Need to Become Consulting Companies

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    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider The future is going to be inevitably cloudy But in a positive way. If you regularly follow my blogs, you may be a bit irritated by now as I repeatedly hammer “cloud is the future”. And it is not only in terms of technology infrastructure. Companies will, eventually, operate…
  44. Is Design Thinking the Missing Link in Data Science ? Part I/II

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    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider What is the true failure rate of data science projects? During one of the conversations with a guest we were hosting during the 4th of July weekend, we started a discussion focused on guesstimating what percentage of data science projects are actually successful. The other person had an opinion…
  45. Leveraging Analytical Methods for Ranking Suppliers

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    In the real-world, sourcing executives generally have a large pool of suppliers to select from.  In terms of leveraging analytics, the problem of ranking suppliers (pre-qualification) represents a class of multiple criteria optimization problems that deal with the ranking of a finite number of alternatives, where each alternative is measured by several conflicting criteria. In…
  46. An Introduction to Marketing Analytics

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    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider   Marketing is evolving significantly into digital marketing with the explosion of online channels and rapid digitalization of processes. The pandemic has massively accelerated the shift to online and consumers are shopping more and more online or are expressing their buying sentiments more frequently on social media. All this…...…
  47. Companies Combine their SAP Security Redesigns

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    A poorly executed SAP security redesign can have significant effects on an organization: unauthorized access, increased potential for fraud, inefficient access provisioning for end-users, and audit issues. To avoid this scenario and improve security, more companies are combining their SAP security redesigns with updates to their SAP GRC solutions, observes Adam Fattorini, Senior Manager, PwC…
  48. How to Retain Your Data Science Talent

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    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider Attrition in Data Science teams had hit an all-time high prior to the pandemic. And now we are looking at “The Great Resignation”. There is no speculating what type of talent is the most desired (and required) in this digital decade as companies scramble to attract as well as…
  49. Taking AI from Buzzword to Reality

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    For many companies, determining where and how to apply artificial intelligence (AI) technology for business gain can be an elusive objective as leaders grapple with understanding its complexity. Viakem, an 81-year-old specialty chemicals manufacturer based in Mexico, recently completed a successful AI initiative to support its HR function. As part of the initiative Viakem’s CIO…
  50. Leverage SAP Integrated Business Planning for Forecasting

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    Robust is a difficult term to define. It’s something that is useful for the organization, something that makes sense. A robust demand forecasting process must be able to handle variances in demand and enable control your supply chain — with the intent of avoiding situations where you have 1,000 days of inventory or are missing…
  51. A Beginner’s Guide to Spend Analysis

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    By Shashi Jina, Research Director, SAPinsider and Kumar Singh Research Director, SAPinsider This article is the first in a series of five articles that will explore the fundamental and strategic aspects of spend analysis. While the imperatives today are more focused on providing enhanced products and services to customers, there is no denying that controlling…
  52. Building Best in Class Sales & Operations Planning Teams

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    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider It is All about Teams A highly collaborative process like Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is all about the team. How you design your core S&OP or Integrated Business Planning (IBP) team may end up determining the magnitude of the effectiveness of your S&OP process. The approach suggested in…...…
  53. Video: Sanofi Streamlines Thousands of New Business Roles in User Access Management Update

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    At the same time that Sanofi was working on COVID-19 vaccines, it was also migrating from SAP ERP Central Component System to SAP S/4HANA. This was an ambitious undertaking considering the unique economic environment, the firm’s multinational reach, and the heavily regulated nature of the pharmaceutical industry. As part of this effort, the company updated…
  54. Evolve Your Manufacturing Execution System (MES) into a Digital Twin- in the Cloud

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    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, SAPinsider   What exactly is a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)? You will find a plethora of definitions of Manufacturing execution systems. But to put it in the simplest possible way, MES systems are computerized systems that help with the following three aspects in a manufacturing environment: Tracking…
  55. Five Stages of Disruption: A Digital Supply Chain perspective

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    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider                                                     A disruptive technology will not be “disruptive” during all stages of its life While every other provider, vendor, and “expert” is shouting about digital…
  56. A New Era In Analytics: SAP BusinessObjects and Journey to the Cloud

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    Over the last three decades, SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise has amassed an immense userbase. As a leading solution for enterprise and ad hoc reporting, users continue to rely on the software to compile large amounts of data into universes for analytical modeling and report against it. However, as changes in the market occurred and the needs…
  57. Accounting & Finance Expands Its Influence

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    Accounting & Finance Expands Its Influence Across the Enterprise Utilities that are publicly traded companies are subject to various audits under the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act. Beyond recordkeeping and reporting, accounting & finance deliver an important strategic function across the enterprise. For UGI Utilities, a wholly owned subsidiary of UGI Corp., continued transformation is a key…
  58. Commit to a GREATER Customer Experience

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    For all the talk about the importance of a great customer experience (CX), many companies are struggling to provide it. Only 26% of respondents to a survey conducted by SAPinsider said they are currently investing in CX initiatives and could confidently say that their organization has a dedicated CX budget. This lack of commitment proves…
  59. Remote Work Amplifies the Need for Good Employee Experience

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    In a remote environment, employee experiences can differ dramatically as people work on the same projects as their peers but in different locations and under varying circumstances. SAPinsider’s State of Human Experience in the Workplace Benchmark Report, published in June 2021, found that increasing remote work and workplace disruption was a driving force for employee…
  60. Financial Analytics as a Strategic Business Asset

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    A curiosity is driving finance leaders to learn how automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning can elevate the finance function and with it, the company’s entire analytics strategy. At the heart of this desire is data. This article explores how modernization and financial analytics can work together to help the finance department deliver value…
  61. Make Your Case – Identify the Incremental Value of SAP S/4HANA

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    Many organizations could benefit from understanding how SAP S/4HANA can impact their business and help it run better, explains SAP Chief Architect Dr. Marcus-Alexander Funke. That is the goal of the SAP S/4HANA Value Start Program, in which SAP works with the customer to see the value of migrating to SAP S/4HANA. The program helps…
  62. Are Your People Ready for More?

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    The pace of business and technological change is accelerating at increasingly rapid rate. SAP business and IT teams have been through so much over the past year of disruption and yet must be ready to support key innovation projects and important migrations to SAP S/4HANA and the cloud. How do leaders keep their staffs engaged,…
  63. Procurement Transformation: Automation in P2P

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    By Shashi Jina Research Director SAPInsider Supply Chain   As we move towards a digital economy, supply chain organizations are faced with finding new and innovate ways to transform and drive efficiencies — either through elimination or automation A focus area for many of these organizations is repetitive and/or administrative low- to non-value-added tasks. A…
  64. How Executives Are Building the Technology Landscapes That Power Business Transformation

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    The July Technology Executive Forum virtual meeting explored how companies are building technology landscapes that support business transformation. The agenda included a summary of SAPinsider’s latest research, which tells us that companies are accelerating their plans to move to SAP S/4HANA and the cloud. Vitesco’s CIO Thomas Buck spoke during the opening keynote session about…
  65. Leveraging IoT Data for Inventory Planning and Management

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    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Data & Analytics, Supply Chain Management, SAPinsider   There is no doubt that Internet of Things (IoT) has the capability to significantly transform the way supply chains run. While we predominantly think of their usage in digital twins in a supply chain context, IoT has the potential to impact inventory…
  66. SAP Reports on Cloud Growth and Momentum from RISE with SAP and SAP S/4HANA Sales

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    Cloud growth continues to drive SAP sales but has not yet completely offset the decline in traditional on-premise license revenue. This was among the key story lines from this past week’s Q2 Earnings Call with SAP executives. SAP’s announcement was full of updates on key solutions such as SAP S/4HANA and its overall cloud portfolio.…
  67. The Increasing Importance of Supply Chain Visibility and the Emergence of Enterprise Control Towers

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    By Shashi Jina, Research Director, Supply Chain Management   As organizations continue their recovery from the pandemic, many will have to adapt and make permanent changes in their supply chain processes and technologies. The shift to establish and expand multi-echelon manufacturing and distribution networks closer to the customer, places greater emphasis on centralized, real-time visibility.…
  68. Democratizing AI Within Your Supply Chain Leadership

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    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, SAPinsider   Supply Chains may never become fully autonomous but…. Supply chains of the future will be increasingly driven by algorithms. Key planning processes will be significantly automated and managed by Algorithms. In a nutshell, supply chains of the future will be part of mathematical corporations -corporations…
  69. Why Did We Do This?

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    The move to SAP S/4HANA is likely the biggest technology and business investment related to SAP that your company has or will complete over the next several years. Many organizations are struggling with building the business case and understanding the full impact of this significant transition. While the traditional approach to upgrades has been technology…
  70. SAS and the Theory of Delayed Agility

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    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, SAPinsider   SAS refused the Broadcom offer After all hype around Broadcom’s potential acquisition of SAS, we finally learned that SAS has refused the offer. And my take is that it was a wise move. Create a grid of Broadcom offerings and you will find that there…
  71. Why AI Needs to Play a Critical Role in America’s Supply Chain Innovation Capabilities

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    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation and Analytics, SAPinsider The Tomorrow War In the movie “The Tomorrow War”, people from the future (2051) time travel to 2030 to ask for help. In 2051, our planet is being overrun by invading aliens from outer space and with their numbers dwindling rapidly, humans are bound to lose…
  72. For Successful Digital Transformation, Each Organization Must Find Its Own, Utterly Unique Path

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    Digital transformations can be hard going and are rife with business risk. Organizations need more than traditional support when making the leap to next-generation technologies. SAP Enterprise Support value maps can help. In this article, Ami Patel, Global Program Lead for the SAP Enterprise Support value maps program within SAP Services and Support, explains the…
  73. Looking for Opportunities to Leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Your Business ? Use These Three Ingredients

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    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, Supply Chain Management, SAPinsider   Common business sense dictates that no two organizations will be the same in terms of organizational structure, culture, current capabilities etc. so any strategic initiative that may work for one  might not work for another. Yet, when we embark on strategic digital…
  74. How Cloud Can Transform the Realm of Analytics Pilots

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    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, SAPinsider   Getting into the pilot seat Pilots are a critical element in advanced analytics journeys. For those not familiar with this jargon, a pilot essentially is testing a analytics application use case, in a scaled down, siloed environment. And as organizations evolve in their analytics journey, they…
  75. Why Analytics Drives The Real Value in Smart Manufacturing

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    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, Supply Chain Management, SAPinsider   The lucrative opportunity in smart manufacturing Back in 2018, IDC estimated that by 2020, at least 55% of the organizations would leverage Industry 4.0 technologies to transform their businesses and operating models. While they have not published the most recent stats on…
  76. Key Components of a Best in Class Cloud Based Analytics Solution Architecure

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    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, SAPinsider   The future of Analytics is in the cloud If you follow the analytics space, you are cognizant of the fact that more and more vendors are moving their products to the cloud, building cloud native products. Due to the flexibility, scalability, agility and the ease…
  77. How SAP SuccessFactors Brings the X-Factor to Human Capital Management

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    Two years ago, SAP introduced the concept of human experience management (HXM), which focuses on putting people at the center of business. Amy Wilson, SVP Products and Design at SAP SuccessFactors, observes that “HXM allows us to recognize that people are more than just assets. They have the power to elevate or sink any sort…
  78. SAPPHIRE NOW Human Resources Day Focuses on Employee Experience

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    By Craig Powers, Research Analyst, SAPinsider If you’ve ever been to Orlando for an in-person SAPPHIRE NOW event, you’ve experienced an intense week of meetings, sessions, major announcements, networking, and for many, a reunion. This experience has been greatly changed by the virtual nature of this year’s event, and while the usual way of engaging…
  79. Harnessing Change to Drive Business Advantage — Every Time

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    The naturalist Charles Darwin wrote, “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.” This is a viewpoint shared by his namesake, Darwin Deano, Global SAP Offering Leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP, who believes that organizations that can adapt and change will be the most successful…
  80. SAPinsiders Shift Focus

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    Activity and interest in SAP S/4HANA are accelerating as companies reinvigorate their investments in SAP and overall technology. This conclusion continues to be reenforced across all of SAPinsider’s 2021 research. Our findings show that actual implementations are increasing over the past year. Companies are now leaving the evaluation phase and beginning their projects. This year’s…
  81. SAP Customer Journeys Lead to Finance Transformation

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    The drive to transform finance with SAP S/4HANA can stem from several factors — the need to standardize processes, mergers and acquisitions activity, a growing global landscape, or a combination of these dynamics pulling on the enterprise. It’s a journey that goes beyond technology and requires the human element for success. During SAPinsider’s March 2020…
  82. Impact of E-commerce on Warehousing Strategy

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    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, Supply Chain Management, SAPinsider   E-commerce was destined to grow significantly even before the pandemic but the advent of pandemic has accelerated the growth. Such was the boom in e-commerce during this pandemic that even some of the struggling e-commerce companies, are doing good business. The current…
  83. Reducing Supply Chain Complexity Through Integrated Labeling

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    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, Supply Chain Management, SAPinsider Supply chain disruptions are on the rise and one of many key reasons is the ever-increasing complexity of global supply chains. Complex SKU portfolios, scattered global manufacturing and distribution footprint, evolving customer segments, omnichannel, these are some of the examples of the factors that…
  84. Criticality of Data Management & Process Automation in SAP Ecosystem

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    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, Supply Chain Management, SAPinsider   Taming the complexity of SAP Business Process Management There is no doubt that SAP technologies, whether it is SAP  ECC or S/4HANA ERP or other SAP products, are complex systems. If you are familiar with SAP ERP systems, you know the complexities of…
  85. Understanding the Key Aspect of Supply Chain Visibility

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    In the world of supply chain, the more information available on what is going on in the supply chain, the more confident players in the chain can be about seamless execution. This visibility leads to increased certainty, and with that, the need for “just in case measures” like time buffers, labor buffers, inventory buffers etc.…
  86. Big Opportunities in TinyML : Leveraging AI at the Edge in Supply Chains

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    If you have not heard of the term “TinyML” before, you are not alone. The good news is that you are probably already aware of the underlying technology behind this terminology but were probably not aware of this marketing term that was assigned to it, sometime in late 2019. So let us first start by…
  87. SAP S/4HANA Migration from SAP ECC – A Controls Perspective

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    Compliance needs are in constant flux thanks to new laws and changing regulations. Private and sensitive data must be protected at all times as cyber attacks on critical systems increase. Control frameworks need to meet the evolving demands of the digital age. Whatever the driver for migrating from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA, audit and…
  88. Evolving Your Inventory Planning and Management Through Advanced Analytics

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    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, SAPinsider Inventory planning- The constant balancing act Inventory planning is one of the most critical and most challenging aspects in supply chain planning. This means that implementing an effective inventory planning and management strategy is crucial for an organization to stay competitive in today’s dynamic global supply…
  89. Enterprise AI Platforms : Build or Buy ?

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    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, Supply Chain Management, SAPinsider   Our fascination with Artificial Intelligence (AI) For hundreds of years now, humankind has envisioned machines doing our tasks for us and has imagined creating intelligent machines and robots (The Czech writer Karel Čapek introduced the world to the word robot, by way…
  90. Understanding the difference between Business Intelligence (BI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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    In the world of technology, it will be an impossible task these days to find someone who is not aware of the term data science. With the emergence of data science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools appreared on the horizon. The world was introduced to the significant impact AI and ML tools…
  91. The Art and Science of Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) Analytics

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    As organizations become more and more customer focussed, developing marketing strategies that help address the needs of demanding customers is becoming more and more complex. While there are several aspects that go into formulating a winning marketing strategy, common sense dictates that one parameter of success is the money you will make from a specific…
  92. The Role of Analytics in Business Process Intelligence: A RISE with SAP Perspective

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    Increasingly, businesses are shifting their focus to accommodate the new digital reality. Technology is a key enabler in this aim, but businesses also need to consider what needs to change within their enterprises, including their processes and organizational design. Business transformation has become the front-and-center strategic priority that helps organizations adapt to the digital world…
  93. A Holistic Approach to Managing Cybersecurity & Protecting Your Data

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new paradigm in which legacy security tools and practices have left gaping holes in corporate data protection. To plug these gaps and counter increasing threats, organizations should employ a holistic approach to cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection. Scott Margolis, Managing Director for the Data Privacy and Protection Practice…
  94. How to Manage Enterprise Risk in Remote and Digital Environments

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    As organizations migrate to SAP S/4HANA as part of their digital transformation effort, they should prioritize governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has developed a Three Lines Model to help with that journey. First-line roles include operation and support functions; second-line roles encompass corporate risk, compliance, and quality assurance functions;…
  95. How Identity and Access Management Technology Is Supporting People Power

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    As more organizations operate in a remote work environment, effectively controlling access to corporate resources becomes imperative. Automated identity and access management (IAM) along with strategic human decision-making are critical to protecting resources and data. At the same time, IAM automation needs to be integrated into business policies and processes, advises James Roeske, CEO of…
  96. Enterprise Artificial Intelligence – Embedded AI

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    If your company has not begun building an artificial intelligence (AI) strategy, it may risk falling behind competitors. That could mean lagging in areas of innovation that AI can enable, including improved or new products, reduced risks, and a better bottom line. There is good news for SAP customers: SAP has already begun embedding AI…
  97. Realizing Value from your Cloud & SAP Journeys

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    SAP customers have increasingly utilized non-SAP cloud software to bolster their overall technology stack. Unleashing the total value of the data in these systems faster than your competitors is crucial. There are significant incentives to blending data across ERP and cloud deployments, including moving from basic reporting to predictive and prescriptive analytics, when combining all…
  98. Migrating to SAP S/4HANA for All the Right Reasons

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    Is your organization on the path toward migrating to SAP S/4HANA? This complex undertaking is often justified for a number of reasons. However, those organizations that make digital transformation a critical outcome of the SAP S/4HANA migration achieve greater business value. A digital transformation is nearly essential for organizations to remain competitive in the marketplace.…
  99. SAP Customers Plan to Reinvest in Teams, Skillsets, and Technologies

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    To get an understanding of what is most important to the SAPinsider Community for the coming year, we surveyed 352 members of our community between December 2020 and February 2021 about their planned budgets, investments – both technical and financial, and teams. We also spoke with our executive community to learn about their upcoming plans…
  100. The Strategic Role of Finance In Today’s Business Landscape

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    Finance teams have always been expected to fulfill a variety of reporting requirements to complete the financial close, also known as the record-to-report process. Today, that expectation has evolved, requiring finance professionals to deliver insights for both operational and strategic decision making. And yet completing operational tasks within the accounting and financial close process cannot…
  101. Leverage SAP S/4HANA – PPDS Block Planning Functionality to Optimize Production Schedule Considering High Priority Customer Anticipated Demand

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    As supply chains evolve in complexity, manufacturing processes are becoming more complex as well. Evolving customer demands, proliferating SKU portfolios, increasing product design complexities, and the need to reduce manufacturing cycle time, are all adding to the complexities in the manufacturing world. A typical plant today manufactures a wide gamut of products, sometimes leveraging the…
  102. After an Extraordinarily Disruptive Year, 2021 Is the Time to RISE

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    Digital transformations were on the strategic roadmaps of many companies before COVID-19 — they just thought they had years to execute. Business disruptions in 2020 like interrupted supply chains and cash flows have resulted in the emergence of a new economy, and moving capital expenses to operational expenses and liquidity have become urgent for many…
  103. How SAP S/4HANA Drives General Ledger Account Optimization

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    The universal journal is a single table incorporating all financial information and select logistics and operational information. While many finance controllers, system implementors, and accountants acknowledge the reporting benefits of having information stored in a single table, the recent combination of the Finance and Controlling tables into the universal journal in the latest version of…
  104. Digital transformation with SAP – Omnichannel Inventory and Sourcing with SAP Customer Activity Repository (CAR)

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    Going live on your digital transformation journey, writes Rizing Principal Consultant Chris Veli, is only the first step in a larger journey. To maximize your SAP S/4HANA investment, you should add two key transformation functionalities that will help you vastly improve customer experiences while following through with cost-effective and timely deliveries: omnichannel inventory visibility, which…
  105. Leverage Bank Account Management for Payment Signatories based Payment Approvals

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    In today’s global and dynamic business environment, treasury departments are faced with the daunting task of managing and controlling large sets of bank accounts across diverse geographies. Some of the challenges include maintaining optimum bank structure, managing large portfolios of bank accounts and signatories, and maintaining relationships with banks. Applying the right degree of automation…
  106. The Future of Enterprise Procurement

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    The future of procurement lies within the digital landscape. Not only do the benefits of its implementation greatly outweigh the costs, but they also result in very profitable returns. Digital procurement clearly demonstrates that it is far superior to manual procurement methods within the context of efficiency alone. Despite the rising popularity of digital procurement,…
  107. How to Build a Resilient and Efficient Supply Chain With Robust Sales and Operations Planning Using SAP IBP S4HANA

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    Sales and operations planning (S&OP) helps companies estimate the demand for their products/services at an aggregate volume level using some form of forecasting method and incorporating inputs from the sales and marketing teams. Many organizations, in their race to embrace technology, ignore a key ingredient for the successful implementation of their S&OP: organizational readiness. Drawing…
  108. Near-Perfect SAP Is Easier to Achieve than Good SAP Is: Part 2

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    In this Part 2 of his Lessons Learned series, SAP simplifier Kurt Goldsmith walks project managers through achieving Near-Perfect SAP projects. What does that mean? Whereas good = easier and great = hard in other contexts, Kurt’s decades of SAP experience have taught him that good = hard while great = easier when it comes…
  109. Near-Perfect SAP Is Easier to Achieve than Good SAP Is: Part 1

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    In this Part 1 of his Lessons Learned series, SAP simplifier Kurt Goldsmith, SAP Solutions Director for Tata Consultancy Services, walks project managers through achieving Near-Perfect SAP projects. What does that mean? Whereas good = easier and great = hard in other contexts, Kurt’s decades of SAP experience have taught him that good = hard…
  110. Support Regulatory Compliance Across Your SAP Landscape with SAP Data Privacy Integration

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    While it is important for businesses to ensure data privacy to gain the trust of both customers and business partners, the protection of this data is critical for adhering to the regulations that countries are introducing at a growing rate, with more data privacy bills introduced in 2020 compared to 2019. These regulations — such…
  111. Extend Your Core Business Applications and Drive Your Business Forward with SAP Extension Suite

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    The ability to significantly tailor SAP solutions to address different requirements has long been a valued characteristic of SAP software. However, as customer landscapes move toward modern technologies and the cloud, and the pace of business requires a real-time response, maintaining customizations of applications can become an increasingly complex task. Emerging technologies need to be…
  112. Build an Agile Data Platform with SAP Data Warehouse Cloud

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    Data is the foundation for the reporting and analytics that are required to support decisions throughout an organization, and businesses need a way to enable access to this data from a variety of heterogeneous locations across their landscapes. This is where data warehouses come in, by serving as a central location of consolidated data. To…
  113. Leveraging Machine Learning (ML) in Spend Analysis solutions

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    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, SAPinsider   Machine Learning (ML) based algorithms are slowly percolating into a wide variety of supply chain solutions and spend analysis solutions are no exception. In this article, I share few ways Machine Learning (ML) algorithms are already being used or can be used in spend analysis…
  114. IT Operation Transformations Do Not Have to Be Complicated, and They Will Save You Money

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    Learn how SAP customers can minimize the manual effort involved in running and maintaining SAP environments by using intelligent technologies to automate repetitive tasks, eliminate human error, and improve the quality and availability of systems and business outcomes. CEO of Avantra, John Appleby, shares his insights on the paradigm shift that has occurred in much…
  115. MythBusters: Why Customer Obsession Is Key for Successful SAP Migrations to the Cloud

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    In this article, Axel Streichardt, Head of Worldwide Business Development for SAP on AWS, share thought leadership on how a customer-focused perspective at AWS led to unparalleled uptime for SAP environments. He shares how AWS is providing agility in tough, unpredictable circumstances and addressing the current challenges for SAP customers. This article: – Dispels the…
  116. Connecting a Custom SAP UI5 Control to OData Services

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    SAPUI5 offers a large set of controls but sometimes the requirements for a developer go beyond the scope of the existing controls. An example of such advanced cases is when you want to edit and annotate PDF files using a SAPUI5 application. The SAPUI5 Custom control approach allows a developer to create a bespoke SAPUI5…
  117. Creating and Modifying a SAPUI5 Custom Control

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    SAPUI5 offers a large set of controls but sometimes the requirements for a developer go beyond the scope of the existing controls. An example of such advanced cases is when you want to edit and annotate PDF files using a SAPUI5 application. The SAPUI5 Custom control approach allows a developer to create a bespoke SAPUI5…
  118. Building a SAPUI5 Application with Custom Controls

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    SAPUI5 offers a large set of controls but sometimes the requirements for a developer go beyond the scope of the existing controls. An example of such advanced cases is when you want to edit and annotate PDF files using a SAPUI5 application. The SAPUI5 Custom control approach allows a developer to create a bespoke SAPUI5…
  119. A Conversation About Innovation, Collaboration, and Joining the Open-Source Movement

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    This Q&A gets up close and personal with Stefanie Chiras, Red Hat’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux business unit. In this SAPinsider interview, Chiras shares details about her journey in the technology industry and in the SAP space in particular. She discusses the path that led to her…
  120. Moving Your Tax Engine to the Cloud: A Revenue Generating Opportunity?

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    Many companies expect to experience revenue-generating results when they migrate to SAP S/4HANA. In addition to cutting costs by increasing productivity and efficiency, an SAP S/4HANA project provides SAP customers with another opportunity that is often overlooked: the chance to move their on-premise tax engine to the cloud. Although the intangible benefits of such a…
  121. Set Yourself Apart with Cross-Industry Insight

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    Competitive pressure, advancements in technology, or the pursuit of new business opportunities are compelling companies to move into adjacent industries. According to SAP, companies need to look beyond creating new processes within their organization that set them apart from other businesses. Instead, they need to find ways to take advantage of shared knowledge across industries…
  122. The Rise of Integration as a Strategic Imperative

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    A successful business case for integration hinges on a company’s ability to start viewing it as a strategic imperative at the heart of digital transformation, which will not just save costs but generate revenue. This article uncovers what is driving the increased focus on integration today. It also shares and details some guiding principles SAP…
  123. Why Tax Departments Need to Build Technology Roadmaps

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    As governments continue to introduce legislation that gives them visibility into companies’ data, systems, and processes, tax leaders are pressured to create their own digital transformation and respond with system changes that improve compliance, planning, and audit work. However, tax departments have historically competed for technology dollars. Developing a technology roadmap can help the tax…
  124. How to efficiently leverage the SAP Model Company to achieve maximum business value in a SAP S/4HANA transformation

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    Digital transformation is reinventing the global economy where businesses, individuals, and societies are becoming collaborative, responsive, and efficient. Intelligent, agile, and automated technology platforms drive this transformation and deliver fundamentally different business outcomes. The need for a rapid and agile transformation with optimized long term TCO while also managing continuous innovation is forcing business leaders…
  125. SAP Announces Planned Release of SAP SuccessFactors Time Tracking Solution

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    SAP announced the upcoming release of its new SAP SuccessFactors Time Tracking solution. The new cloud-based solution is designed to provide real-time views into employee time entry data and will include functionality for entering and approving time, managing labor costs, and will help customers maintain compliance with local regulations.
  126. Performing Planning and Calculations in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC): Working with Data Actions

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    SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) is evolving into an innovative platform to improve not only customer experience and data analysis, but also aspects of planning, which were previously done using SAP BPC, SAP IBP, and similar technologies. SAP SAC now allows the implementation of input data and calculations in the cloud within your model, and store…
  127. Technical Guide: Introducing SAP Business Application Studio

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    Over the last few years, SAP Web IDE has been the dominant development environment for developing SAP Fiori applications for SAP Cloud Platform, SAP S/4HANA, and SAP S/4HANA Cloud. While it offers a variety of tools, editors, frameworks, and wizards to boost developer productivity, SAP Web IDE is hosted in the Neo environment and has…
  128. SAPinsider Showcases Women in SAP Tech

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    Global statistics show that even though some progress is being made, women are still underrepresented, underpaid, and often discriminated against in the tech industry. To address this disparity, SAPinsider decided to dedicate this magazine edition to sharing the amazing work women are currently doing across the SAPinsider Community. Throughout its more than 20 years of…
  129. How to Build a Strong Security and Compliance Foundation for Your SAP Landscape

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    While most successful cyberattacks are carried out on a company’s application layer. many security departments see the SAP application layer as a “black box,” and its security as the responsibility of their Basis or SAP application colleagues or of a service provider, making the security of this layer a blind spot within many organizations. Compounding…
  130. Jump-Start Your Process Automation Projects with Cloud-Based Artificial Intelligence Technologies

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    For many organizations, artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer a future vision. It is already a key part of their plans for transforming into high-performing digital businesses with a competitive edge driven by automated processes and operations. To help its customers take advantage of AI to improve the efficiency of their business processes, reduce manual…
  131. SAP Finance Automation Platforms

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    Finance automation initiatives are becoming ubiquitous for enterprises in today’s connected, digital world. For many SAP finance organizations, however, the challenge is finding an automation platform that can quickly and efficiently deliver automation solutions that address multiple use cases. The key to an effective finance automation platform is having SAP automation options that can be…
  132. Position Your Business to React and Adapt to Any New Regulations with Ease

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    In the increasingly complex and regulated business landscape, compliance is a top concern for companies of every size, in every industry. In the past few years, major standards have appeared in two finance and accounting compliance areas that cut across industries. First, revenue recognition standards provide new guidance on one of the most important measures…
  133. Simplifying the Digital Core Allows Businesses to Move Fast

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    Many companies operating under worn-out ways of legacy thinking still envision implementing incremental additions or changes to their IT core — assuming they can take systems and processes as they are and put them on SAP S/4HANA to solve all their problems. Although businesses are encouraged to “move fast” to successfully meet the demands of…
  134. Advice from/for Women in Technology from SAP Experts at Applied Materials

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    Heather Whitfield, Program Manager Head of Operations – Robotic Process Automation (RPA) at Applied Materials and Revathi Chandrashekaran, SAP Basis Consultant, offer a female perspective on the importance of change management, specifically for SAP projects, as they discuss a recent project they underwent — a change management approach enabling fast response to dynamic business needs”…
  135. Take Your Data Warehouse to the Next Level

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    To make good use of all the data streaming in from internal and external sources, companies must be able to organize and store that data in a way that enables optimal analysis, so that they can make the right business decisions. This is where data warehouses come in, which serve as a central repository of…
  136. Interview: Dan Kearnan discusses SAP’s Business Technology Platform (BTP)

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    As SAP’s Business Technology Platform (BTP) is a relatively new concept for the company, this article is intended to help demystify the BTP for the community and clear up any confusion. In this Q&A, SAP’s Senior Director of Product Marketing Dan Kearnan illuminates what the BTP is and the value it can bring to the…
  137. Women in SAP Tech Spotlight: Sharon Kaiser, CIO, Director of IT, New England Biolabs

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    In this Q&A, Sharon Kaiser, CIO, Director of IT, New England Biolabs, opens up to the SAPinsider Community, sharing her experiences that led to her current role, answering questions on diversity, and offering advice for women to succeed as tech leaders. Topics include: What she loves most about her career, whether the opportunities of women…
  138. The New World of Digital Payments

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    When it comes to payments, especially in the business-to-business (B2B) space, cash is no longer king. In fact, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, 57% of small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly opting for digital services for their B2B payments. Whether it’s due to consumers demonstrating a drastic reduction in traveling to buy…
  139. Beyond “Back to Best”

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    Companies that have become intelligent enterprises are defined by SAP as those applying technologies and best practices within agile, integrated business processes. At any time, but especially as we navigate a global pandemic, companies that have reached this status are more likely to experience resiliency, profitability, and sustainability. But what does it mean to be…
  140. Women in SAP Technology Spotlight

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    Birgit Starmanns, Global Head of oCFO COE Thought Leadership Strategy and Programs for Finance and Risk, SAP answers questions about her experiences as a woman in tech, shares her view on the importance of diverse perspectives, and offers career advice for other women in the industry.
  141. How SAP S/4HANA Adoption Is Changing and Why the Future of the Digital Core Is More Exciting Than Ever

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    Get insight into what SAP is seeing in regarding customers’ digital transformation journeys, and learn what is exciting customers about SAP S/4HANA. In this exclusive interview SAPinsider recently conducted with Dr. Tom Janoshalmi, SVP, Global Head of SAP Digital Core MOVE, Janoshalmi shares his perspective on SAP S/4HANA adoption trends and reveals what SAP is…
  142. “Women in Tech” Q&A with Bethany Johnston, Corporate HRIS Manager, Northwest Pipe

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    Northwest Pipe’s Corporate HRIS Manager, Bethany Johnston, answers questions about what got her interested in the technology industry, shares her personal experience of working in a predominantly female-led field in a traditionally male-dominated industry, and advice for other women just beginning their careers in the tech space.
  143. Top Tax Considerations for SAP Customers

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    As a product or a service that is subject to value-added tax (VAT) moves along the supply chain, the government is able to verify whether VAT was introduced at each step correctly by auditing documented transactions. While a great concept in theory, VAT can leave massive gaps in practice due to the complexity of verifying…
  144. Meet the Women Steering the Ship at SAP SuccessFactors

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    In what might be the first time they have been featured all together, SAP SuccessFactors executives President Jill Popelka, SVP Meg Bear, and SVP Amy Wilson, participate in an up-close-and-personal interview with SAPinsider. Each woman offers her unique perspective on how the group is leading the charge in bringing SAP SuccessFactors products to life for…
  145. An Executive’s Guide to Self-funding an SAP S/4HANA Migration

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    To realize immediate value from an investment in SAP S/4HANA, companies must take full advantage of the SAP tools they are currently using. Due to a lack of business-wide ownership of SAP usage and exploitation, an inability to align behavior with business rules, and lack of ongoing employee education, however, many organizations don’t recognize their…
  146. How Will I Be of Service to SAP Customers Each Day?

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    Deloitte Consulting’s new US SAP Practice Leader Kelly Herod shares her philosophy on leadership and her current priorities to help the SAPinsider community. In this Q&A, she shares her perspective as the head of this practice as well as her personal views as a leader and a woman in the SAP space. Questions answered include:…
  147. Creating Dynamic Charts and Tables Using SAP Analytics Cloud

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    SAP Analytics Cloud is becoming a groundbreaking technology to support financial and sales teams with graphics and the integration of multiple platforms, both SAP and non-SAP. The great capabilities available in SAP Analytics Cloud are not limited to integration but also include flexible data display capabilities and visualizations to bring the story of your business…
  148. Make Smarter Business Decisions

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    Augmented analytics is defined by Wikipedia as an approach to analytics that employs the use of machine learning and natural language processing to automate analysis processes typically done by data scientists. Smart Assist is a collective group of features that enable augmented analytics to occur in SAP Analytics Cloud. The Smart Assist portfolio enables features…
  149. Helping “Data-Rich, Insight-Blind” Organizations Make Sense of Their Complex SAP Systems

    Reading time: 7 mins

    Bas Kamphuis, General Manager of Magnitude Software shares how he is leading the Magnitude Productivity business, capitalizing on the digital revolution by defining and executing the company’s global strategy in the SAP ecosystem, driving product definition and the product roadmap, and growing revenue and market share via a customer-oriented culture and strategic partnerships. In this…
  150. SAP Fiori Authorizations

    Reading time: 14 mins

    SAP Fiori 3.0 replaces traditional user interfaces offered by SAP such as SAP GUI. With the upgraded interface, SAP provides applications using cards (formerly called tiles) that contain different business tasks. To access these applications end users must have the proper authorizations. This SAP Expert article written by a security and GRC professional explains how…
  151. Your Journey to SAP Cloud Certification

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    SAP is moving forward with a “cloud-first” approach, and with this, they need to ensure a skilled population of business users and consultants are ready for this leap. Cloud solutions require SAP customers and consultants to contain an enhanced skillset based on a continuous learning mindset to keep pace with software that changes frequently. The…
  152. Elevating Customer Experience with SAP C/4HANA for Consumer Goods and Retail

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    The explosion of digital technologies and the new possibilities they have created has dramatically reshaped customer behaviors and expectations, and the pace of change is only increasing. Customer interactions are evolving rapidly, the number of communication channels has exploded, and customers expect to engage across them seamlessly. As today’s customers segment themselves into tribes that…
  153. Creating a Real-Time Cash Flow Report Using SAP S/4HANA Group Reporting

    Reading time: 16 mins

    The significant complexities involved in creating a real-time cash flow report using your SAP system can prevent companies from including the level of detail that they need. Understanding the cash flow process and new reporting functionalities in SAP S/4HANA can help organizations simplify these complexities. This article provides several updates for creating a cash flow…
  154. Automated Testing and Virtualization of SAP Application Interfaces in SAP S/4HANA Conversion Projects

    Reading time: 5 mins

    SAP application interface (API) testing tools are perfect candidates for automated testing in SAP S/4HANA conversion projects, according to the author of this article. Why? A majority of SAP APIs are both asynchronous (one-way communication) and persistent (messages are stored in the database), allowing for a new level of possibilities with respect to testing–including the…
  155. Automating Access Governance in a Cloud-Based Landscape

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    According to our research, the most popular GRC solution being used by the SAPinsider Community is SAP Access Control. And yet more than half (63%) said that their current GRC solutions do not meet the need to effectively handle risk analysis and mitigation for cloud-based products without some sort of connector or bridge to a…
  156. High Profile Vulnerabilities in SAP Applications and How to Be Prepared

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    Enterprise software is complex due to its nature and interconnectivity to business processes. On top of that, software is created by humans, which means that vulnerabilities are inevitable. Those affect SAP technology will ultimately impact the business and should be properly managed from a risk perspective. This article, written by a cybersecurity expert, explains a…
  157. Tools to Help Solve Challenges Associated with SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA System Conversion

    Reading time: 13 mins

    Each SAP system and business is unique, and meeting the prerequisites for SAP S/4HANA conversion may take an unexpected amount of time, which could threaten the entire project plan. Knowing the various tools that are available and when to use them in the conversion journey provides a head start for businesses as they develop a…
  158. DevOps Is Coming To Your SAP Team: Three Steps To Take Before It Arrives!

    Reading time: 11 mins

    If your organization is like most, you have a dedicated IT team just for responding to break-fix and small enhancement requests made by your SAP users. The author of this article explains how applying DevOps to your SAP change control process can improve time to market and add formality and structure to incoming requests. This…
  159. A General Overview of SAP Analytics Cloud

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    Managing multiple reports, charts, tables, and models in a single environment and with real-time data from multiple sources can be challenging. Over the years SAP has designed multiple tools to support these tasks and help business users identify trends and behaviors. Most recently, SAP Analytics Cloud was created to provide a unified and secure public…
  160. Navigating the road to SAP S/4HANA

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  162. Capgemini Fast CPQ for Customer Experience solutions

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  163. Integrate activities along the Intelligent Supply Chain

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    The Capgemini Intelligent Supply Chain kit allows our clients to have a seamless and streamlined delivery of goods. Find other useful content from Capgemini on their Vendor Showcase.
  164. Drive your business with SAP S/4HANA cloud for automotive suppliers

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    Technology megatrends (CASES), the potential and challenges of the digital industry, and unprecedented disruptors are forcing extensive changes to suppliers’ ways of doing business. Find other useful content from Capgemini on their Vendor Showcase.
  165. Make the Move to SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment with Confidence

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    A fully digital approach to operations enables not only efficiency, but also resiliency and stability during disruptive times, such as the COVID-19 crisis. Cloud-based solutions allow businesses to continue running at any time and from anywhere, and cloud-delivered software updates continuously add new features and improvements to help organizations run better. With SAP Cloud Platform…
  166. Build Business Resilience in Uncertain Times with Robotic Process Automation

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    The sudden business interruption caused by COVID-19 has highlighted the need for organizations to ensure that their business processes are resilient and agile enough to adapt to rapid changes. Robotic process automation (RPA) can play a key role in helping organizations achieve these goals. With RPA, robots (or “bots”) can quickly and efficiently execute manual,…
  167. Making SAP S/4HANA Secure from the Start

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    While an SAP S/4HANA project brings with it a range of exciting new features and functionality, as with any move to a new technology, it can also be intimidating, especially for those who are responsible for securing their organization’s landscape. From a security perspective, there are some new architectures to address with SAP S/4HANA, particularly…
  168. Business Partner Creation for Intercompany Customers and Vendors

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    This article provides step-by-step instructions for setting up Intercompany Vendors and Intercompany Customers using the required Business Partner object in SAP for new SAP S/4HANA customers. Detailed screen shots and Best Practice proposed naming conventions are provided. By following the recommended approach, you will benefit when building the foundation for your cross-company scenarios with a(n):…
  169. The Intersection Between Simplicity and Business Value

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    Many questions exist around the concept of automation when it comes to supporting an SAP S/4HANA migration project. How do you implement automation to support processes that are shared across multiple teams or departments without creating complexity? And how do you take full advantage of the benefits of automation — including what teams should do…
  170. Rely on Google Cloud for SAP, today and tomorrow

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    In this solution brief, learn how deploying SAP on Google Cloud will reduce risk, increase agility and drive innovation for your organization. Find more insightful content from Google Cloud on their Vendor Showcase.  
  171. Conrad Electronic: Powering retail with BigQuery and Apigee API management

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    In this customer case study, learn why Conrad Electronic, a German technology and electronics company chose Google Cloud for Analytics and API management. Find more insightful content from Google Cloud on their Vendor Showcase.
  172. ESG Technical Review: Faster Time to Innovation with Google Cloud

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  173. Technical Guide: Migrating General Ledger Data for SAP S/4HANA

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    SAP has simplified its accounting design by introducing the Universal Journal, resulting in significant change to the pillar of GL accounting—GL account master data. Whether a customer is pursuing a greenfield implementation or a technical migration to SAP S/4HANA, maintenance or migration to GL accounts using the new technical framework is a basic yet important…
  174. The New Math for Information Technology, Operational Technology and Physical Security for Secure Workforce and Workspace Access Management

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    Utilities are extra-critical infrastructures with complex security requirements. New sophisticated threats that live in both cyber and physical domains stand poised and ready to attack—with potential, ongoing risk to IT, Operational Technology (OT), and Physical Security. Addressing these escalating threats requires a new formula and approach where 1 + 1 + 1 equals 0. With…
  175. Advanced Workforce and Workspace Intelligence, Identify and Access Management and Forward-Looking Financial Enterprises

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    In spite of continued spending on technologies and initiatives, security incidents at financial institutions continue to rise, evidenced by escalating high-profile external and insider-led attacks. Security experts agree that the current approach of dealing with security in departmental silos is leading to increased risk, rising security costs and a climate of mistrust on the part…
  176. Future-Ready Security for the Modern External Workforce

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    Today’s external workforce includes many nontraditional work arrangements, including independent contractors, temporary workers, online task contract workers, freelancers, service delivery contract workers, on-call contract workers, subcontractor workers and others. Recent studies estimate that 16.51 to 56.7 million U.S. workers work outside traditional employer-employee arrangements. And more than one-third have an external job as a primary…
  177. Converged Security Solutions for the Prevention of Insider Threat and Bioterrorism

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    Securing our most important critical resource—the food supply chain—means correlating threats across underlying HR, IT, Physical Security and Operational Technology used in production and processing. AlertEnterprise links to specialized plant applications like MES, plant historians and demand management from ERP that can deliver information directly to production. Monitoring insider and contractor access to modifying batch…
  178. The Essential Pillars of PIAM

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    For today’s enterprise on a digital transformation journey, there are four essential pillars of Physical Identity Access Management (PIAM) to consider: Converged cyber-physical onboarding and offboarding Self-service access request across the enterprise Automated physical access reviews and re-certification Identity Intelligence and risk scoring Find other insightful content from AlertEnterprise on their Vendor Showcase
  179. 8 Steps to An Effective Physical Identity Access Management Strategy

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    Identity, trust and security are at the heart of enterprise digital transformation, making it easier and faster to engage customers and partners, create amazing experiences and offerings and level up operations. Security is now a true business enabler. Find other insightful content from AlertEnterprise on their Vendor Showcase
  180. The Role of Physical Identity Access Management During A Pandemic

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    As COVID-19 strengthens its grip across the globe with over 1 million cases of infected people and the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring it a pandemic, it’s important for us to have a conversation about how and where technology can support enterprise efforts to protect its workforce. Find other insightful content from AlertEnterprise on their Vendor Showcase
  181. Modernized IT Paves the Way for the Experience Economy

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    Digital transformation is expected to only increase in importance, and likely at an accelerated rate as a result of recent global events, which have forced many businesses to quickly pivot to digital models and subscription-based services. SAP customers must be able to react quickly and adapt to new realities with little notice, and adopting next-generation…
  182. Enterprise Continuous Testing for IT Leaders

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  183. SAP S/4HANA Migration Guide: Key Steps for Faster, Safer SAP Updates

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  184. Explore the Benefit of Using Fiori APP for Incoming Customer Payments in SAP S4/HANA

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    Using F-28 transaction code to clear several open customer items simultaneously is time consuming because it can only clear 27 unique invoices at once and requires a multi-step process in order to do so. Finance teams can clear open items containing more than 100 invoices in just a few seconds using the SAP Fiori app.…
  185. 6 Solutions to SAP S/4HANA Migration Challenges

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    Digital transformation is the process of undergoing multiple changes—internal and external—and leveraging digital technologies to become more agile, optimized, and efficient. In order to keep pace with digital transformation, organizations must adopt modernized IT such as SAP S/4HANA—a significant investment that requires preparation. This article reveals six challenges that may prevent businesses from moving forward…
  186. Five Ways to Double Your SAP Functionality Value

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    There may be something preventing your SAP teams from reaching their full potential. In this article, the author offers his unique perspective on what has led SAP teams, in his experience, to achieve more actionable ideas. In order to improve your business results over time, he suggests that companies make five changes to the way…
  187. Creating Customized Menus and Tiles with SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics

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    Most businesses have more data available than they have time to make sense of. With the ability to improve data visualization, analytics, dashboarding, and integration, SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics helps businesses extract the information they need. By using capabilities within SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics, companies can simplify their environments and provide targeted information to a…
  188. Technical Guide: SAP S/4HANA Finance for Group Reporting

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    SAP S/4HANA Finance for group reporting was designed to help businesses better consolidate data to achieve accurate reporting. Its capabilities have been credited with reducing time to close, supporting continuous accounting, and enhancing auditability and reliance on reported results. This article explains how to work with the solution’s consolidation monitor and how to perform and…
  189. Why Today’s Economy Demands a New Mindset

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    As companies are starting to look at how to connect operational data (O-data) with experience data (X-data), they are realizing that, in today’s economy, it is more important than ever. And they are also realizing that creating value through improved experiences for both customers and employees takes more than just technology. It requires a fundamental…
  190. Client Success: New York Life

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  191. Navigating COVID-19 Payroll Tax Changes

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    The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak has had a widespread impact on business operations nationwide. With thousands of employees unable to go into the office or without a job at all due to the temporary shutdown of many businesses, the unemployment rates have skyrocketed and the stock market has taken a dive. Read this article to learn…
  192. Twelve Traits That a Business Intelligence Program and Building With LEGO Bricks Have in Common

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    A strong and reliable business intelligence (BI) program can quickly reveal areas for improvement and help organizations make proactive decisions by identifying business patterns and trends and providing a comprehensive view of a company’s data. Establishing such a program, however, requires many pieces to fit together, similar to—according to SAPinsider Expert Jeff Stout—building with LEGO…
  193. SAP Leonardo Vs. TensorFlow

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    Machine learning (ML), considered a subset of artificial intelligence, is growing in popularity among businesses that want to create better computing models with high volumes of data in order to make decisions faster. SAP Leonardo and Google’s TensorFlow are both known, in part, for their ability to prototype and integrate with ML projects. In this…
  194. SAP Central Finance

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    For companies looking to reimagine their business models for greater operating efficiency, better customer service, and improved financial performance, unifying their enterprise finance model can be a game changer. SAP S/4HANA innovations such as SAP Central Finance make this possible, according to two SAP advisors. In this thorough breakdown, which explains other innovations within SAP…
  195. Accelerate Your Financial Close to Support Strategic Decision Making

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    Establishing an efficient financial close is a challenge for many businesses due to the number of people and complexity of tasks involved, and yet it is key to a best-run finance organization. By understanding how financial transformation—including the use of automation to increase operational efficiency—can support finance teams in the close process and add more…
  196. 4 Ways BlackLine Enables Successful SAP S/4Hana Implementations

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    Accounting and finance teams credit BlackLine with adding value throughout the transition to SAP S/4HANA.   Find other insightful content from BlackLine on their Vendor Showcase
  197. Embracing the New Normal: Operational Resilience After a Crisis

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    Operational resilience is how you can ensure your business is able to respond effectively to the next crisis. In this white paper, you will discover: A brief overview of the impact of COVID-19, and how this has had a once-in-a-generation transformative effect on global businesses; The definition of operational resilience, and how it differs from…
  198. Run Real-time Analysis with CCH Tagetik on SAP HANA

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    Speed up your consolidation process and gain deeper insights by accessing the full potential of your data with CCH Tagetik on SAP Hana.   Find other insightful content from Wolters Kluwer | CCH Tagetik on their Vendor Showcase
  199. Planning in a Crisis – Business Lessons from The Eye of the Storm

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  200. Ebook: 5 Warning Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Legacy EPM Solution

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  201. Ebook: LDTI Compliance: 15 Critical Questions to Ask

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  202. Data Sheet: CCH Tagetik – SAP Integration

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  203. Case Study: The Hershey Company Success Story

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    It started with the production of hand-wrapped chocolate kisses in a rural area of Pennsylvania in 1894. Now, The Hershey Company is a global entity with 18,000 employees, 70 locations, and 80 brands of candy and snacks — including the 70 million Hershey’s Kisses it produces every day. Find other insightful content from BlackLine on…
  204. Article: Why Leading Organizations are Moving to the Cloud

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  205. Looking Beyond Tomorrow: Signavio and SAP S/4HANA®

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    Discover how Signavio Process Manager swiftly integrates with the next-generation SAP ERP Suite, enabling even simpler collaboration between business and IT. Also, read our guide to better SAP integration, including SAP Solution Manager 7.2. Find other insightful content from Signavio on their Vendor Showcase
  206. How a Digital Integration Hub Is a Business Game-Changer in the Experience Economy

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    Every SAP customer is concerned with ways to safeguard and optimize their many different sources of revenue. When rapidly evolving business environments are thrown into the mix, how can these organizations stay best informed to know that all the systems contributing to the revenue stream are communicating and integrating data properly? SAP recommends companies consider…
  207. How to Quickly Install SAP Solutions Using SAP Cloud Application Library in Public Cloud

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    Installing SAP solutions can take a long time, which is not always an option when you need to execute a demo, test business functionality, create a proof of concept, conduct training, or explore a product. To solve this challenge, SAP created SAP Cloud Application Library (CAL), an on-demand, online library containing preconfigured, ready-to-use SAP solutions…
  208. Using Artificial Intelligence with SAP for Dynamic Financial Environments

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    Traditional programming approaches—such as using ABAP development to create customized applications within SAP—are often too slow to respond to today's fast-changing environments. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), data scientists are able to create more sophisticated, customized calculations in SAP to better support marketing and operations. In this article, the author explains how to…
  209. Automating your SAP HANA and S/4HANA by SAP deployments using Ansible – Part 1

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    Ansible is a radically simple IT automation engine that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and many other IT needs. We are going to focus on the configuration management and application deployment capabilities for SAP Solutions during these post series, focusing on how to automate SAP HANA and S/4HANA by SAP on…
  210. Don’t Let Uncertainty Derail Your Finance and Accounting Operations

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    Interruptions in business are inevitable and are especially challenging for finance and accounting professionals, who do not like the risk associated with uncertainty. Keeping business running as usual while trying to change and adapt can be difficult even when everyone is in the office, but when teams are forced to work remotely, finance processes that…
  211. Working with the Data Monitor in SAP S/4HANA Finance for Group Reporting

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    SAP S/4HANA Finance for group reporting was designed to help businesses better consolidate data to achieve accurate reporting. Its capabilities have been credited with reducing time to close, supporting continuous accounting, and enhancing auditability and reliance on reported results. In his article, Arellius Enterprises’ Dr. Marco Sisfontes-Monge, who has supported customers implementing SAP for more…
  212. Understanding Your SAP System Architecture Before Migrating to the Cloud

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    Before migrating your existing SAP systems to the cloud—an initiative that many businesses are undertaking to remain relevant and redefine their IT landscape—it’s important that SAP customers understand their system architecture. Knowing where the connection points are between different pieces of architecture, where you’re putting them from an infrastructure perspective, and what sort of information…
  213. Key Strategies for Applying an Employee Pulse to Enhance Engagement and Improve the Customer Experience

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    Discover how an Employee Pulse can help you gain powerful motivational insights to understand employee engagement and satisfaction, improve employee engagement, and increase a positive company culture. Join us as SAP Expert Patty Riskind answers your questions, including: What is a pulse for employees? Why pulse employees? How should you respond once you get feedback…
  214. Demystifying the “Selective Data Transition” Migration Approach to SAP S/4HANA

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    While SAP has offered its customers three different migration approaches for moving to SAP S/4HANA, many customers don’t know how these differ or which one is the appropriate choice for them. Because every landscape is different and every project has its own specialized data migration requirements, there are many questions existing SAP customers have that…
  215. SAP S/4HANA Finance for Group Reporting (On-Premise)

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    Integrating financial consolidation tools with SAP S/4HANA source data, ensuring a smooth monthly close, and remaining agile in changing business environments remains a concern for SAP customers. To address these concerns SAP created SAP S/4HANA Finance for group reporting. Initially released in version 1809, the new and improved functionality is available in version 1909. Learn…
  216. Host Your SAP Systems in a Fast-Performing, Highly Available, Nondisruptive, Managed Environment

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    For companies running SAP software, SAP’s announcement that it is extending the end-of-mainstream-maintenance deadline from 2025 to 2027 means that organizations now have another two years to decide when and how to build a migration plan to SAP S/4HANA into their roadmap. This transition will be a complicated one for many companies and is a…
  217. Improve Employee Experience

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    Employee expectations are not the same as they used to be, requiring human resources departments to evolve the employee experience (EX) to remain competitive. Treating employees like customers has proven to be an effective way for companies to not only retain employees, but also inspire them to commit to the company's mission and values. SAP…
  218. Centralize Forecasting for Customer and Interplant Demands Using Planning Materials

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    In a typical supply chain, organizations have field locations or distribution centers that stock inventory to cater to customer demands (sales orders) and the stocks are replenished by the manufacturing locations via stock transport orders. Without an SAP planning strategy, manufacturing locations would have trouble forecasting for sales orders and stock transport orders. Organizations can…
  219. Introduction to SAP Joint Venture Accounting, Part II

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    A joint venture (JV) is an arrangement in which two or more parties come together and agree to pool their resources for a specific task. This task can be a new project or any other business activity. In a joint venture, each partner is responsible for profits, losses, and costs associated with the venture. Joint…
  220. Technical Guide: Transitioning to SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite

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    Seamless integration across applications and systems — whether they are SAP, non-SAP, on-premise, cloud, or hyperscaler systems — enable organizations to digitalize their end-to-end processes and make the enterprise more connected and intelligent. Forward-thinking organizations are taking a holistic and strategic approach to their enterprise integration initiatives as they pursue digital transformation, embracing the agility…
  221. Managing the Identity Life Cycle in Hybrid SAP Environments

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    This article explains how to build a security bridge between on-premise and cloud-based applications in hybrid SAP landscapes by extending on-premise user authentication and identity management into the cloud.
  222. How to Setup Demand Planning in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization

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    SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization, demand planning allows a business to perform forecasting of their materials while considering all the factors that affect the demand. Demand planning is periodic and contains multi-step processes such as data gathering, statistical analysis, reviewing market intelligence reports, and performing adjustments against budgeted forecast to drive material requirements planning. SAP…
  223. The Future of the Airline Industry in a COVID Environment

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    This article explores the impact that COVID-19 has had on the airline industry, how these companies are using SAP solutions to prepare for an uncertain future, and suggests how air travel may adapt as the industry adjusts to a new normal. Two experts from SAP weigh in on what they're hearing from the airline industry,…
  224. An Introduction to SAP Joint Venture Accounting, Part I

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    A joint venture (JV) is an arrangement in which two or more parties come together and agree to pool their resources for a specific task. This task can be a new project or any other business activity. In a joint venture, each partner is responsible for profits, losses, and costs associated with the venture. Joint…
  225. SAP Takes Partner Applications to Customers Worldwide

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    Learn about the Partner Solution Progression from SAP, which enables partners to innovate, get their solutions to an audience of engaged customers faster, and grow their business. From collaborating on application development to showcasing applications in SAP App Center, SAP works together with partners through the journey, backed by marketing and sales support from SAP,…
  226. How to Build a Digital Assistant with SAP Conversational AI

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    The rate at which businesses are using conversational platforms to interact with customers is quickly increasing, and for good reason—enterprise chatbots function as digital assistants that help users get immediate responses for their queries and make decisions faster. SAP Conversational AI adds a human-like component to SAP technology and can improve user experience and employee…
  227. Stay Relevant in a Volatile Business Environment with SAP Commerce Cloud

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    This article explains how SAP Commerce Cloud helps organizations stay relevant in a changing business landscape by moving their on-premise digital commerce platforms to the cloud.
  228. Freely-Definable Currency and Financial Statement Version (FSV) Setup

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    Global SAP customers often need operational currency that differs from the national currency their legal entity(s) resides in. To reconcile this discrepancy, SAP customers have, in the past, created mirror company codes, used special ledger, or performed currency conversion/translation in a data warehouse (i.e. SAP BW/BPC) to support their reporting needs. According to delaware Consulting,…
  229. 5 Steps of S&OP to Achieve an Integrated Business Plan

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    Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a set of decision-making processes that regulate and coordinate overall capacity, inventory levels, and lead times across engineering, projects, manufacturing, finance, supply chain, and operations based on forecast information about the market. S&OP focuses on changes from the previous plan and links that with the strategic goals of cost…
  230. Achieve Excellence in Sales and Operations Planning

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    Sales and operations planning (S&OP) functions live at the tactical level of the planning hierarchy in an environment that synchronizes demand, inventory, and supply plans and considers profit objectives. S&OP has been discussed in multiple forums over the years because of the value it delivers to the organization as whole. In this article you will…
  231. Make Better Business Decisions with At-Your-Fingertip Support for SAP Landscapes

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    As businesses move toward becoming agile, real-time enterprises, they need to fully leverage the tools available to them to optimize their technology landscapes. This article explains how the SAP Enterprise Support reporting cockpit helps organizations understand and improve the usage and performance of their SAP solutions and support services.
  232. Using Predictive Models to Prepare for the Future

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    The COVID-19 crisis has caused uncertainty in almost every aspect of business operations, but it has made one thing more clear: The need for businesses to adopt advanced analytics to survive in a digital environment. Known for its ability to work with various architecture frameworks, help businesses make data-driven decisions, and report in real-time, SAP…
  233. Advanced Compliance Reporting (ACR)

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    SAP S/4HANA for advanced compliance reporting makes taxes easier to manage, file, and submit, especially for companies that deal in many different countries and with varying tax requirements. SAP's solution help simplify the complex tax submission process that most multinational businesses face. In this article an SAPinsider Expert will walk you through how to configure,…
  234. Your Steps for Success in Your SAP S/4HANA Journey

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    SAP is increasing the urgency to migrate to next generation ERP by announcing that they will end support for ECC customers as of 2025. This is forcing the entire installed base to consider a migration in the near term or face a lack of support and updates to critical features of their ERP systems. Hear…...…
  235. Your Guide to Generating Predictable Revenue Streams with SAP S/4HANA

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    This article will shed some light on subscription order management (SOM), which has been folded into the SAP S/4HANA digital core. You’ll learn how SOM can empower organizations to evolve their business model into one capable of selling products-as-a-service to generate new and predictable revenue streams. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In…
  236. Meeting ROI with Transformation Projects

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    IT projects are often too cumbersome, take too long, can be too expensive, and offer little return on investment (ROI) to show for the effort. In today's world, transformation starts in small teams, labs, and skunkworks, not in traditional IT shops. It requires new thinking, not conforming to the thousands of rules, red tape, and…
  237. Keys to Building an Intelligent MRO Organization

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    In aviation industries, such as aerospace and defense (A&D), maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) organizations operate a very complicated framework to maintain their aerospace assets. In the SAP ecosystem, these assets involve many different business segments, and maintenance activities need to be planned for, executed, and documented — and in a timely manner — to…
  238. An Introduction to DataOps: A New Approach to Acting on Large Volumes of Information Faster and More Effectively

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    Companies seeking better ways to collect, understand, and act on data should know about an emerging data management methodology called “DataOps”. This new movement aims to improve an organization’s use of data through better data quality, shorter cycle time, superior data management, and accelerated analytics. As data volumes grow and become more diverse, distributed, and…
  239. How to Conduct Automatic Quality Check of ABAP Code in SAP S/4HANA

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    Issues identified and left unresolved during a quality check of ABAP code can result in chaos in the SAP production system. These quality checks can be automated to reduce the number of issues left unresolved, however, and there is a way to add customized specifications to the process based on an organization’s unique requirements and…
  240. Are You Ready for SAP S/4HANA? The Time Is Now

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  241. The HXM Evolution: Personalized HR Focused on Employees’ Experiences and Well-Being

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  242. Aggregate Inventory Management in SAP, Part II of II

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  243. Top 10 Considerations for Your SAP Deployment in Public Cloud

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    Many SAP customers have had mission critical SAP applications running on-premise for years. These SAP applications support business processes related to finance, supply chain, and human resources, making the availability of these applications is critical to successfully run a business. There are also data privacy requirements that must be met. Oftentimes these SAP systems are…
  244. Aggregate Inventory Management in SAP, Part I of II

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    Organizations strive to achieve high standards in customer service with balanced investment inventory. Material planners, from the plant to managerial to the corporate level, work on managing inventory on a periodic basis to maintain balance between inventory to carry vs. customer satisfaction. The right tools can replace spreadsheets to help organize this information effectively on…
  245. Commodity Risk Management

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    Due to the volatile nature of commodity prices, many businesses in the manufacturing industry find it difficult to align operating and profit margins, and are often faced with uncertainty and risk at every step of the buying and selling process. By demonstrating how uncertainty in this niche sector impacts different industries, the author of this…
  246. Are You Ready for the Cloud?

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    The cloud is changing. It’s no longer about turning off an on-premise data center so that an application can be implemented in a different environment. It’s about bringing the opportunity to change a landscape. It’s about changing how to structure an IT landscape strategically. This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in…
  247. Manage Material Requirements Planning Exception Messages in SAP

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    Exceptions generated via material requirement planning (MRP) on the MRP elements should be evaluated daily or, at a minimum, weekly. Managing MRP exception messages effectively at the operational level is an essential business activity because these messages impact operational key performance indicators (KPI). Depending on the organization size and product volumes there could be hundreds…
  248. The Universal Journal: Facilitating Continuous Accounting with One Source of the Truth

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  249. Automate Your SAP Processes More Strategically

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    Analysts and business leaders agree that digital transformation is a top strategic priority in the coming years — and the investment dollars are following. The pressure to go faster is acute for organizations that run their business on SAP ERP systems. In the clamor to digitize, organizations must realize that different business processes require differentiated…
  250. Experience Management Could Take Supply Chains from Operational Parity to Brand Differentiation

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    Many organizations do not use the supply chain or logistics management tools within SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA as the developers intended. This misuse often leads to poorly aligned data sources that impede inventory accuracy and negatively affect company strategies. By using standard SAP tools for supply chain management (SCM) correctly, maintaining data integrity, and…
  251. The Impact of SAP S/4HANA On-Premise Migration on SAP Roles and Authorizations

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    With the SAP-imposed deadline of 2027 looming for migrating to SAP S/4HANA, many of SAP’s customers are currently considering migrating their legacy ERP system to SAP S/4HANA. Resilient security is essential when moving forward with new technologies, and SAP software is no exception. SAP has made significant changes to the business suite’s data model in…
  252. Improve Customer Experience with MS Excel Visual Basic for Applications

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  253. Moving Toward a Cloud Future

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  254. Agriculture Commodity Scheduling

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  255. How to Simplify Access to Analytics for Everyone

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    Simply migrating to the cloud is no longer enough—companies must be familiar with cloud analytics in order to extract meaningful information from massive volumes of data. For companies beginning their cloud analytics journey with an existing SAP BusinessObjects BI deployment, the author of this article recommends taking a hybrid approach to integrate SAP Analytics Cloud…
  256. Tracking Outcomes: Assessing the True Value of Human Capital Management Technology

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    The decision to purchase and implement new human capital management (HCM) technology can take a significant amount of time and require buy-in from the highest levels of your organization. Justifying these projects requires the ability to carefully measure results and to ensure that the results align with the strategic goals of human resources (HR). Identifying…
  257. How to Get the Benefits of New Implementation with a System Conversion Approach When Migrating to SAP S/4HANA

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    When migrating your existing SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) system to SAP S/4HANA, system conversation is one approach you can take. The other option, new implementation, is not exactly new for customers. They have implemented their ERP in the past using a new implementation approach. It is a difficult choice to make between system conversion…
  258. Industry 4.0 – The Journey to the Future of Productivity

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    Manufacturing companies are often overwhelmed by the breadth of Industry 4.0 technologies and are not quite sure where to begin their digital transformations. Learn how to assess product bottlenecks and inefficiencies and how to build incrementally on end-to-end processes such as design to operate. Because unique customer demands heavily affect product design and manufacturing, manufacturers…
  259. Make-to-Order Manufacturing Planning Strategy with Planned Cost

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    Organizations often experience challenges in a make-to-order (MTO) environment when managing “planned customer changes” mapping to standard product structure. This article will teach you how to separate “planned” vs. “un-planned” changes integrating planning, shop floor execution, inventory management and finance/controlling with accurate value on the books. It will explain inventory valuation with a step by…
  260. Optimize Business Processes with SAP Cloud Platform Process Visibility

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  261. Protect Your SAP Systems from Cyberattacks

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  262. Developer Guide: Understanding the ABAP RESTful (RAP) Programming Model

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    To help ABAP developers meet the business needs of their organizations and make coding more efficient, SAP provides programming models. These models have changed over the years as requirements and technologies have changed, and now, with the user experience taking center stage in a constantly evolving business landscape, a flexible and efficient development model that…
  263. Intercompany Accounting for Product Support Service and Subscription Software with SAP

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    By Sachin Bhutani, Sr SAP Finance BPA, KLA The popularity of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) has revolutionized the traditional communication network architectures and has transformed the way communication service providers (CSP) design their network infrastructure.  These changes have driven network equipment industry revenue towards product support services and limited term subscription…...…
  264. Strategic Supply Chain Management, Part II of II

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  265. SAP Introduces the Concept of Live Processes

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    Every SAP customer has specific needs for digitizing workflows and automating the related structured and unstructured activities on top of applications as process extensions. Learn how SAP Intelligent Business Process Management on SAP Cloud Platform can help organizations automate digital workflows, manage business decisions, and enact changes directly on a running process. This article explains…
  266. Drinking Water Company Vitens Connects HR and GRC Business Roles to Achieve an 80% Automated Provisioning Rate

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    For global organizations that serve millions of customers who depend on on-time delivery of products and services, having efficient processes to onboard new employees is critical. One such SAP customer is Vitens — a drinking water company with 1,400 internal employees that serves 5.6 million customers across five provinces in The Netherlands and maintains 49,000…
  267. Desires Delivered in an Experience Economy: Learn How to Successfully Manage Supply Chains to Improve Customer Experience

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    Today’s consumers have expectations for instant gratification and customizable orders, and those demands are starting to creep into business-to-business (B2B) transactions. B2B organizations need to be responsive to change to satisfy customer demands, for example, making mobile app ordering a priority. This article reveals how SAP customers can become winners in the experience economy. You…
  268. Turn Any-Sized Data Volume into Business Value: Discover the Power of SAP Data Warehouse Cloud

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    Data volumes today are growing exponentially due to the various ways that data is being produced. SAP customers are being inundated with information as more and more data is arriving into hybrid environments of on-premise and cloud systems from various ERP solutions, data lakes, customer feedback via mobile apps, and social media interactions, to name…
  269. Adapting for Success in the Outcome Economy

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    The high-tech industry has developed a strong affinity for the mantra the “outcome economy” in response to the shift toward selling outcomes rather than quantities. SAP customers are challenged with finding ways to drive every dollar to more impactful innovation versus spending money on the traditional aspects of running IT. This article outlines the steps…
  270. The Next Evolution of Spend Management

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    There are many variables that can complicate how SAP customers manage their spend, such as when significant portions of the workforce are external or when consumers have certain expectations for their travel and expense experience. Having a clear picture of every category of spend — whether that is travel, indirect, direct, or contingent labor and…
  271. Inside the Value of the SAP S/4HANA for Financial Products Subledger Solution: Insurance Provider Swiss Re Teams with SAP to Take SAP S/4HANA for Financial Products Subledger to the Next Level

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  272. Understanding What to Measure for Effective KPI Development

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  273. Enhance SAP BPC: Discover How to Take Financial Planning to the Next Level

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  274. EY Improves Client Services – and the Bottom Line – by Upgrading the Employee Experience

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  275. 5 Pillars for Addressing Cybersecurity and Data Protection: SAP Highlights Key Areas for Organizations to Focus on to Build Digital Trust with Employees and Customers

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  276. Dynamic Safety Stock Management: How to interpret MRP results of coverage profiles

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    by Venkata Ramana Nethi CSCP, CPIM, Business Process Lead – Operations, Schlumberger Overview: An organization’s strategic inventory policy and stocking strategies drive aggregate level inventory management (i.e., ABC/XYZ/LMN, etc. classification) which in turn drives item level inventory management. One of the most effective ways to perform item level inventory management on high volume and low…...…
  277. SAPinsider Invests in Strategic Leadership, Dynamic Boston Headquarters

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    BOSTON, Mass., September 9, 2019 – SAPinsider, the world’s largest and fastest-growing independent membership organization of SAP professionals with more than 350,000 members, announced strategic investments that will improve the already industry-leading value it provides to the SAP community. Tom LeBlanc has joined the company as its new Managing Editor, John Sellazzo as President of…
  278. An Experienced SAP Supply Chain Management Lead Shares Views on Implementations and Steps Toward Digital Transformation

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    In this Q&A, Muhammad Riaz Hussain Shan, SAP Lead for supply chain, quality management, and plant maintenance at Sitara Chemical Industries Ltd, shares with SAPinsider some key emerging trends in 2019. He offers insights from lessons and tips from his SAP implementations as well as his views on digital transformation of supply chain processes and…
  279. It’s Time for Finance to Captain the Boat

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    Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) is a top financial concern for SAP customers, according to a recent SAPinsider benchmark report, “SAP S/4HANA Finance: State of the Market,” where more than 400 individuals across all lines of business from nearly 150 companies were surveyed regarding their strategy for SAP S/4HANA Finance. However, many organizations are still…
  280. Catalyzing the Cloud Transition: What It Means for You

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    In mid-2019, SAPinsider reported that while the vast majority of the SAP community is somewhere along the journey of transitioning its enterprise resource planning to the cloud, many companies are still at an early stage. However, recent moves at SAP signal a strong interest in catalyzing that transition and, in turn, it has some SAP…
  281. How Stemcell Technologies Automated Its Labeling Processes — Reducing Templates by 80%

    Reading time: 5 mins

    By integrating SAP S/4HANA with a validated label management system to automate labeling and digitize labeling quality assurance (QA), SAP customers can eliminate opportunities for errors and reduce the number of label templates they use. Learn how Stemcell Technologies underwent a greenfield SAP S/4HANA implementation, which became a catalyst for process reengineering, specifically around labeling.…
  282. SAP’s Integration Solution Advisory Methodology (ISA-M) for the Intelligent Enterprise

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    Most organizations today are somewhere along the journey toward becoming a digital business, with meeting high expectations for the customer experience a central driver. One of the keys to creating an exceptional experience is the ability to access data in back-end systems in real time, which means that robust integration is critical. This article introduces…
  283. Introducing SAP Cloud Platform Credential Store

    Reading time: 8 mins

    Most organizations today are somewhere along the journey toward becoming a digital business, with meeting high expectations for the customer experience a central driver. One of the keys to creating an exceptional experience is the ability to access data in back-end systems in real time, which means that robust integration is critical. This article introduces…
  284. SAP and the Circular Economy

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    Most organizations today are somewhere along the journey toward becoming a digital business, with meeting high expectations for the customer experience a central driver. One of the keys to creating an exceptional experience is the ability to access data in back-end systems in real time, which means that robust integration is critical. This article introduces…
  285. Demand Sensing Improves Short-Term Demand Forecasting at Arla Foods

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    Most organizations today are somewhere along the journey toward becoming a digital business, with meeting high expectations for the customer experience a central driver. One of the keys to creating an exceptional experience is the ability to access data in back-end systems in real time, which means that robust integration is critical. This article introduces…
  286. Excel in the Experience Economy with Seamless System Integration

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    Most organizations today are somewhere along the journey toward becoming a digital business, with meeting high expectations for the customer experience a central driver. One of the keys to creating an exceptional experience is the ability to access data in back-end systems in real time, which means that robust integration is critical. This article introduces…
  287. Learn How Campbell’s Soup Saved $53 Million in Supply Chain Management

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    Learn how standard SAP technology can lead to massive savings in SAP customers’ supply chains. By having harmonized master and operational data across their systems, companies can achieve a more accurate view of their inventory performance, lot sizes, and dead stock. Learn how the Campbell Soup Company was able to harmonize its data, maximize the…
  288. How to Leverage Customer Experience Data in Manufacturing

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    Customer trends in the consumer and B2B marketplaces today are moving toward models where manufacturers can deliver unique services versus traditional “off-the-shelf” products. Demand for this sort of individualized manufacturing puts pressure on manufacturers to innovate/design and deliver goods faster. Therefore, supply chain professionals are challenged with how to become more flexible and adaptable. This…
  289. What SAP Customers Need to Know for Employee Tax Filing

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    The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which took effect in January 2018, made significant modifications to both corporate and individual taxes. In September 2018, the IRS announced that it would mandate the use of a revised Form W-4 revisions on January 1, 2020. The 2020 version is expected to fully reflect tax law…
  290. SAP Announces Microsoft Azure as Key Cloud Platform for SAP S/4HANA

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    Today’s SAP Q3 2019 earnings call went way beyond announcing double-digit year over year revenue growth and a 37% boost in cloud revenue, as it also unveiled a new strategic partnership with Microsoft that emphasizes Microsoft Azure as the key cloud platform to support SAP S/4HANA, SAP’s flagship ERP release. This content is available to…
  291. Clearing the Way for Painless and Sustainable SAP S/4HANA Adoption

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    Data migrations historically have been painful endeavors for SAP customers and consequently avoided as much as possible. However, avoiding the adoption of the next-generation core solution — SAP S/4HANA — presents even more risk to future business growth. For SAP customers that are moving to SAP S/4HANA, the expertise, tools, and support from SAP Solution…
  292. Data Can’t Wait: Start Planning Today

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    Since the inception of SAP S/4HANA, one of the main risks that often derails the implementation journey centers around preparing, cleansing, converting, and managing the data. This article presents leading practices that SAP customers can leverage during their SAP S/4HANA implementations to significantly reduce program risks associated with the data conversion process. The advice provided…
  293. It’s “Do or Die” for Many SAP Customers

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    The past few years have shown a rapid increase in new consumer products, proven by the vast array of new choices appearing daily. Shifting consumer demands and disruptive business models are driving manufacturers to introduce new products at an unprecedented pace and scale. Speed to market and business agility are critical for businesses to compete.…
  294. Choosing the right SAP S/4HANA deployment option

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  296. A Guide to Securing SAP S/4HANA

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  297. Simplified Retroactive Rebate Processing with SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management

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    Managing retroactive rebates can be a time consuming and challenging task. This article introduces the condition contract management and settlement functionality available with SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management, which simplifies this task and ensures high performance and accurate calculations. It walks through the key steps involved in configuring end-to-end retroactive rebate processing with the condition contract…
  298. Digitally Transforming the Supply Chain

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    As supply chains become more complex, and technology continues to evolve at increasingly rapid rate, companies need to embrace innovation to stay competitive and achieve their business goals. So how can SAP customers make sure they are well positioned for this reality — now and in the future? Based on SAPinsider research, this article provides…
  299. The Future of Support Services

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    SAP customers want support experiences that are personalized to who they are and the SAP products they use, and that compare their issues to questions that have already been answered. So how does SAP meet these expectations? This article explains how new technologies are changing the way SAP provides support to help customers get maximum…
  300. Complying with Data Protection Regulations

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    Data protection regulations are on the rise, with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018, due to go into effect in January 2020, one of the more recent examples. CCPA in combination with the already existing European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to have a major impact on how businesses handle their…
  301. New Features for SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment

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  302. Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

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    Despite the present and growing threat of cyberattacks — especially when it comes to ERP systems that contain mission-critical and sensitive information — many enterprises often fall behind in applying security patches to address identified vulnerabilities in their systems. So why do organizations struggle with this, and what can they do to overcome obstacles? This article…
  303. Delivering “Complete” Experiences Where the SAP Customer Is the Hero

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    Hear from Nick Tzitzon, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications for SAP, who shares recent changes within SAP and how they will affect its customer and partner ecosystem. In this executive Q&A with SAPinsider, Tzitzon offers an inside perspective on the big shifts of SAP S/4HANA and Qualtrics coming to SAP customers very soon,…
  304. Migrating Custom ABAP Code to SAP S/4HANA

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    Ever since SAP first introduced SAP S/4HANA back in early 2015, there’s been a lot of confusion in the SAP community about what SAP S/4HANA really is and how it will affect the SAP development landscape going forward. With so much misinformation out there, these mysteries can be hard to unravel — especially for customers…
  305. Best Practices for SAP Customers Operating in China

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    Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) is a top financial concern for SAP customers, according to a recent SAPinsider benchmark report, “SAP S/4HANA Finance: State of the Market,” where more than 400 individuals across all lines of business from nearly 150 companies were surveyed regarding their strategy for SAP S/4HANA Finance. However, many organizations are still…
  306. Closing the Customer Experience Gap

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    Many organizations are creating a disjointed customer experience (CX) and need to find new ways to capture the exponentially growing amount of customer data, integrate their isolated systems, and achieve a single view of the customer. While companies commonly are talking about doing more with less and improving customer satisfaction, few seem to be allocating…
  307. Revolutionizing the Innovation Experience: SAP Leonardo Experience Centers

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    Discover the SAP Leonardo Experience Centers — state-of-the-art centers intentionally designed to help customers rethink and reimagine their business stories, from the outside-in, and innovate on behalf of their customers and employees. With the flagship experience center now open in Walldorf, Germany, and the next location set to open in Tokyo, Japan, in Q3 2019,…
  308. Columbia Sportswear Connects Active People with Their Passions Faster Than Ever Before

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    To continue to excel in its market, leading outdoor apparel company Columbia Sportswear embarked on an ambitious global business transformation project to modernize its operations and deliver products faster to its customers. Learn how the company automated the conversion of millions of data records from various legacy systems to the SAP Apparel and Footwear industry…
  309. What Business Users Can Expect from the New Functionality in SAP S/4HANA Finance

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    As SAP customers start to adopt SAP S/4HANA Finance, they want to know how the new solution differs from their current SAP ECC implementation and what new capabilities it presents. This article will help to illuminate how these SAP S/4HANA Finance innovations provide business users more efficiency and automation, which in turn allows finance and…
  310. Key Considerations for Migrating Your SAP Finance Operations to SAP S/4HANA

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    Many SAP customers are voicing apprehension about migrating their finance operations to SAP S/4HANA, not sure of what is in store for them and how best to prepare for the shift. This article focuses on two major considerations for SAP customers making the move: implementing the material ledger and moving to account-based profitability analysis. As…
  311. Are You Ready for One Simple Cloud?

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    Most SAP customers, by now, have heard of SAP Analytics Cloud — SAP’s self-service platform for data visualization, exploration, dashboarding, planning, and predictive analytics. However, many customers wonder what exactly the new platform offers, if it’s appropriate for their environment, and what it integrates with, replaces, and/or complements. This article introduces the platform, provides a…
  312. Strengthen Your Core Before You Do More

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    Before investing in additional technology to improve their supply chain, SAP customers must consider what value they currently receive from their existing SAP software. Supply chains specifically can feel the negative effects of organizations’ underutilization of the SAP capabilities available to them. This article reveals several areas where SAP customers can concentrate to make better…
  313. Process Mining in the Cloud

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    Process mining solutions have emerged as powerful tools for supporting process optimization across increasingly global and complex landscapes. This article introduces SAP Process Mining by Celonis, cloud edition, a process mining solution that can be up, running, and productive in hours instead of the weeks usually required for an on-premise deployment. It first provides an…
  314. Putting Ethics into Practice with Your SAP Security Strategy

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    As artificial intelligence (AI) moves toward becoming a standard technology in daily business, companies increasingly need to balance the potential risks posed by AI-based software with the pursuit of growth and success. This article provides guidance on how to mitigate the risks posed by AI software by expanding your existing security standards with a clearly…
  315. Introducing ABAP Platform 1809

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    While the cloud has been receiving the lion’s share of attention, a significant number of on-premise ABAP-based systems are running productively in SAP customer landscapes. To support these customers, SAP has released ABAP platform 1809, which serves as the technical foundation for SAP S/4HANA 1809. ABAP platform 1809 delivers a wide range of valuable improvements…
  316. Regain Control of SAP Journal Entries

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    Many companies struggle with a variety of problems regarding their journal entry processes — such as approval procedures, accounting requirements, and complex workflows — that are unique to their business. A good number of these are SAP customers that continue to collect, route, and manage their journal entries with manual processes, emails, and spreadsheets, which…
  317. SAP GRC Collection

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  318. SAP HR Collection

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  319. Cybersecurity Collection

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  320. SAP Basis and Administration Collection

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  321. Simplifying the Intelligent Enterprise with SAP Solution Extensions

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    Over the years, more than 5,000 customers with tens of millions of users have confidently chosen to implement SAP Solution Extensions, which are products sold by SAP that are developed by third-party independent software vendors. SAP Solution Extensions enhance the customer experience because they simplify procurement, reduce risk, and help manage cost by offering broad…
  322. Journey to a Stress-Free Intelligent Enterprise

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    Over the years, more than 5,000 customers with tens of millions of users have confidently chosen to implement SAP Solution Extensions, which are products sold by SAP that are developed by third-party independent software vendors. SAP Solution Extensions enhance the customer experience because they simplify procurement, reduce risk, and help manage cost by offering broad…
  323. Achieve a Smooth Financial Transformation Through Intelligent Automation

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    Many SAP customers struggle with keeping consistency in their financial reporting process, especially when making a big transformation, such as a move to SAP S/4HANA. As organizations strive to drive business performance with purpose, and to become more agile and intelligent, they need to consider how to disrupt business models, how to make the most…
  324. Maximize Productivity Throughout the Intelligent Enterprise

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    Over the years, more than 5,000 customers with tens of millions of users have confidently chosen to implement SAP Solution Extensions, which are products sold by SAP that are developed by third-party independent software vendors. SAP Solution Extensions enhance the customer experience because they simplify procurement, reduce risk, and help manage cost by offering broad…
  325. Basis & SAP Administration: Install or upgrade? Lessons from the path Cintas is planning toward SAP Solution Manager 7.2

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  326. Basis & SAP Administration: Case study: Iron fist in a velvet glove — IaaS service-level enforcement at the U.S. Department of the Interior

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    Get practical tips from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) experience working collaboratively with its cloud service provider to craft workable incentive and disincentive structures for service-level agreement (SLA) enforcement. Click this link to view the slides from this session — Admin2017_Knight_Casestudyironfistinavelvetglove. Heather Knight If you have comments about this article or publication, or…...…
  327. Basis & SAP Administration: Case study: Migrating a large U.S. federal enterprise system to the cloud: Benefits, pitfalls, and lessons learned

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    Review the migration of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s agency-wide ERP from government data centers to commercial cloud-based hosting. Click this link to view the slides from this session — Admin2017_Campbell_Casestudymigratingalarge.   Bill Campbell If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the…...…
  328. Basis & SAP Administration: Case study: Practical lessons from thyssenkrupp’s implementation and rollout of SAP Fiori transactional apps

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    Gain valuable strategic and technical insight from thyssenkrupp’s recent SAP Fiori implementation. Learn how the company determined desired functionalities to cover business needs. Click this link to view the slides from this session — Admin2017_Woo_Casestudypracticallessons.   Paul Woo If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea,…...…
  329. Basis & SAP Administration: Case study: Tools and strategies Microsoft uses to significantly reduce planned downtime

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    Find out how Microsoft leverages the SAP zero downtime option (ZDO) to reduce the downtime for SAP deployments substantially. Click this link to view the slides from this session — Admin2017_Ghorpade_Casestudytoolsandstrategies.   Sachin Ghorpade If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…....…
  330. Cybersecurity: Case study: How Merck KGaA closed the gap between its enterprise SAP landscape and cybersecurity monitoring and incident response teams

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    Learn how the Merck Group (Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany) integrated its global SAP landscape into its existing 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC) monitoring and incident response processes. Click this link to view the slides from this session — Cyber_2017_Newman_Casestudyhowmerckkgaaclosedthegap.   Branden Newman If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to…...…
  331. Customer Engagement & Commerce: Case study: 5 ways an SAP Hybris Commerce and SAP Hybris Marketing implementation improved customer service at National Vision

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    Learn how National Vision is enhancing customer experience online and offline through improved e-commerce and marketing systems. Click this link to view the slides from this session — CEC2017_Bliss_Casestudy5waysansap.     Hillary Bliss If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This...…
  332. Customer Engagement & Commerce: Case study: Accelerating the sales cycle — How Summit Electric Supply improved collaboration with SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer

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    Hear how Summit Electric Supply replaced its existing SAP CRM on-premise solution with SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer to vastly improve customer visibility for its inside sales and credit service teams. Click this link to view the slides from this session — CEC2017_Burianek_Casestudyacceleratingthesales.   Mike Burianek If you have comments about this article or publication,…...…
  333. Customer Engagement & Commerce: Case study: Delivering intelligent on-the-spot value to customers — How Sloan Valve simplified its business processes with SAP Hybris and SAP CRM on-premise

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    Explore how Sloan Valve became more mobile and drastically improved its prospecting and lead generation from various sources by leveraging a combination of SAP solutions including SAP Hybris Cloud for Sales, SAP Hybris Cloud for Service, and SAP CRM on-premise. Click this link to view the slides from this session — CEC2017_Coleman_Casestudydeliveringintelligent.   Tom Coleman…...…
  334. Customer Engagement & Commerce: Case study: How Cintas increased order volume by providing a total digital experience to its customers

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    Discover how Cintas Corporation leveraged SAP Hybris Commerce to deliver a simple, seamless, and smart experience to its customers together with SAP CRM on-premise powered by SAP HANA and SAP ERP. Click this link to view the slides from this session — CEC2017_Hough_Casestudyhowcintasincreased.   Matt Hough If you have comments about this article or publication, or…...…
  335. Customer Engagement & Commerce: Case study: How Sealed Air went beyond CRM with its commercial strategy and increased transparency and efficiency in sales and service

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    Join Sealed Air Corporation as it shares its commercial strategy journey with integrated SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer and SAP Hybris Commerce. Click this link to view the slides from this session — CEC2017_Kandasami_Casestudyhowsealedair.   Naveen Kandasami If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please…...…
  336. Customer Engagement & Commerce: Learn how Nature’s Way achieved organizational efficiencies in sales and service with SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer

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    Learn how Nature’s Way implemented SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer as its first step in eliminating a siloed working environment within its organization. Click this link to view the slides from this session — CEC2017_Reisenauer_Casestudylearnhownatures. Sandy Reisenauer If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please…...…
  337. Customer Engagement & Commerce: Case study: Lessons learned from a global SAP CRM Interaction Center and resource planning application implementation at Applied Materials

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    Learn how Applied Materials implemented SAP CRM Interaction Center and resource planning application (RPA) globally and rolled out a mobile app to dispatch 3,000 customer engineers internationally to create, track, and accept service orders. Click this link to view the slides from this session — CEC2017_vanOpdorp_Casestudylessonslearnedfromaglobal. Peter van Opdorp If you have comments about this…...…
  338. BI & HANA: Case study: British American Tobacco’s road map to enable analytics alongside SAP BW 7.5 on SAP HANA and SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2

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    Learn lessons from British American Tobacco’s migration to SAP BW 7.5 on SAP HANA while migrating from SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 to BI 4.2. Click this link to view the slides from this session — BIHANA2017_Cooper_Casestudybritishamerican. Mark Cooper If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea,…...…
  339. BI & HANA: Case study: CSL Plasma’s data management and quality strategy — Separating SAP Data Services from the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform to enable analytics advancement

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    Learn why CSL Plasma decided to divide its SAP Data Services from the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform. Click this link to view the slides from this session — BIHANA2017_Ochs_Casestudycslplasmasdatamanagement.   Nancy Ochs If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content...…
  340. BI & HANA: Case study: How Lockheed Martin leverages SAP ONE Support Launchpad and SAP BusinessObjects Lumira to optimize its SAP investment

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    Learn how Lockheed Martin leverages SAP ONE Support Launchpad to access support tools and how it uses SAP BusinessObjects Lumira to provide important system data to management and support staff. Click this link to view the slides from this session — BIHANA2017_Lauver_Casestudyhowlockheedmartin. Ken Lauver If you have comments about this article or publication, or would…...…
  341. BI & HANA: Case study: Taking it to the cloud — Using SAP BusinessObjects at Fairfax Water

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    Learn about Fairfax Water’s experience using SAP BusinessObjects Cloud and get firsthand feedback on the solution’s capabilities…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access... This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access
  342. BI & HANA: Case study: Tools and strategies C Spire uses to advance self-service for business analysts and users at all levels of the organization

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    Find out how C Spire built, deployed, and runs a successful self-service program. Click this link to view the slides from this session — BIHANA2017_Stout_Casestudytoolsandstrategies. Jeff Stout If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members....…
  343. BI & HANA: Case study: Top 10 ways Fairfax Water squeezes value from its SAP BusinessObjects BI and analytics investments

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    Learn how SAP mentor and BI guru Tammy Powlas drives maximum value from the SAP BusinessObjects BI and analytics tools at Fairfax Water. Click this link to view the slides from this session — BIHANA2017_Powlas_Casestudytop10ways.   Tammy Powlas If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea,…...…
  344. Basis & SAP Administration: Case study: An inside look at the evolution of UX at Newell Brands

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    Learn how Newell Brands took the steps necessary to meet the trends of today’s UX and evolve the employee user experience. Click this link to view the slides from this session — Admin2017_Siddiqui_Casestudyaninsidelook. Mohammed Siddiqui If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the…...…
  345. Basis & SAP Administration: Case study: How Newcastle University developed an annual, all-SAP system patching program to optimize and gain maximum value from its SAP investments

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    Learn lessons from Newcastle University’s experience developing a system of annual patching. Click this link to view the slides from this session — Admin2017_Burns_Casestudyhownewcastleuniversitydeveloped.   Chris Burns If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members....…
  346. Basis & SAP Administration: Case study: How Newcastle University migrated 9 SAP Business Suite, SAP BW, and SAP Java-based systems to SAP HANA

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    Gain insight from Newcastle University’s recent implementation and migration from Oracle to SAP HANA. Click this link to view the slides from this session — Admin2017_Burns_Casestudyhownewcastleuniversitymigrated. Chris Burns If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium...…
  347. Cybersecurity: Case study: How McKesson uses SAP Enterprise Threat Detection to identify and mitigate risks

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    Learn how McKesson, the largest U.S. pharmaceutical distributor, implemented SAP Enterprise Threat Detection to strengthen its cybersecurity position. Click this link to view the slides from this session — Cyber_2017_Kuo_Wienand_Casestudyhowmckessonusessap.     Benjamin Wienand If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…....…
  348. BI & HANA: Case study: Lessons from Mead Johnson Nutrition’s migration to SAP Business Suite and SAP BW on SAP HANA

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    Gain insight about both the preparation and outcome of Mead Johnson Nutrition’s recent migration to SAP HANA and SAP Sybase. Click this link to view the slides from this session — BIHANA2017_Pulido_Venkateswarlu_Casestudylessonsfrommead. Eduardo Pulido If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…....…
  349. Managing Your SAP Projects: Case study: Lessons in SAP project leadership from Lockheed Martin

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    Find out how Lockheed Martin is providing project managers and teams with new ways to think about their leadership skills. Click this link to view the slides from this session — Projects_2017_Nash_Casestudylessonsinsapproject.   Jeffrey Nash If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the…...…
  350. GRC: Case study: How Honeywell increased risk visibility and improved efficiency with its enterprise risk and controls strategy

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    Learn how Honeywell has driven standardization of controls and processes, improved efficiency, reduced costs, and increased organizational risk visibility using SAP Process Control and SAP Risk Management. Click this link to view the slides from this session — GRC2017_Chirico_Casestudyhowhoneywell_V2.   Karen Chirico If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to…...…
  351. GRC: Case study: How Mars successfully completed a global SAP security redesign with SAP Access Control and built a security “playbook” to guide the project

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    Learn how Mars revamped its SAP security, minimized segregation of duties (SoD) risk, and increased efficiencies around access provisioning. Click this link to view the slides from this session — GRC2017_Kowalick_Casestudyhowmarssuccessfully.   Donna Kowalick If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…....…
  352. GRC: Case study: How Nemak automated internal audit procedures with SAP Process Control

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    Learn how Nemak went from an internal audit system relying on manual procedures to an automated process via SAP Process Control. Click this link to view the slides from this session — GRC2017_Martinez_Casestudyhownemakautomated.   Fernando Martinez If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the…...…
  353. GRC: Case study: How Newport News Shipbuilding analyzed over 2,000 custom transactions in order to assess their impact on its control framework

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    Learn how Newport News Shipbuilding leveraged SAP access risk analysis to review over 2,000 custom transactions across 6,000 programs created with 15 million lines of custom code to assess their impact on its control framework. Click this link to view the slides from this session — GRC2017_Rogers_Casestudyhownewportnews. Deborah Rogers If you have comments about this article…...…
  354. GRC: Case study: How Revlon completed a global security redesign on an accelerated timeline

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    Learn how Revlon implemented a scalable segregation-of-duties-compliant role architecture in alignment with its GRC ruleset and business processes in its SAP environment. Click this link to view the slides from this session — GRC2017_Bell_Casestudyhowrevloncompleted. Betina Bell If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact…...…
  355. GRC: Case study: How Stanley Black & Decker implemented and manages SAP Access Control for multiple SAP instances

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    Learn how Stanley Black & Decker implemented SAP Access Control to manage and mitigate security risks, improve SoD reporting capabilities, and automate its security provisioning processes. Click this link to view the slides from this session — GRC2017_Hodge_Casestudyhowstanley_V2.   Rebecca Hodge If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit…...…
  356. GRC: Case study: Setting up your SAP environment for growth — lessons learned from American Outdoor Brands’ SAP implementation success

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    Learn how American Outdoor Brands successfully deployed SAP ERP and managed a dramatic surge in business and the acquisition of 3 companies within 3 years without any major controls or business disruptions. Click this link to view the slides from this session — GRC2017_Lowy_Casestudysettingupyoursap. Joshua Lowy If you have comments about this article or publication,…...…
  357. Managing Your SAP Projects: Case study: How L3 Technologies Communications Systems-West transitioned to agile/scrum and gained faster ROI on SAP investments

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    Learn how L3 Technologies Communications Systems-West adopted the agile/scrum methodology after encountering pitfalls in the wake of using a waterfall approach for enhancing its SAP ERP environement. Click this link to view the slides from this session — Projects_2017_Koldewyn_Reese_Casestudyhowl3technologies.   Ben Reese If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to…...…
  358. GRC: Case study: How Johnson & Johnson deployed SAP Access Control to advance its corporate risk and compliance imperatives

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    Learn how Johnson & Johnson deployed a global SAP Access Control blueprint for a highly decentralized environment. Click this link to view the slides from this session — GRC2017_Paradkar_Nash_Casestudyhowjohnsonjohnsondeployed.   Alka Paradkar If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor. Neena Nash…...…
  359. Reporting & Analytics: Case study: How C Spire leveraged SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio to build interactive dashboards for multiple user types and multiple data sources

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    Learn how C Spire developed and deployed an interactive dashboard to deliver metrics and data from multiple sources to users at all levels of the organization. RA_2017_Stout_Casestudyhowcspireleverages Jeff Stout If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to...…
  360. Reporting & Analytics: Case study: How Carpenter Technology Corporation is leveraging SAP S/4HANA to expedite its analytics road map

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    Find out how Carpenter Technology Corporation leverages SAP S/4HANA out-of-the-box capabilities to adopt an agile methodology for analytics requirements realization. RA_2017_South_Casestudyhowcarpentertechnology Keith South If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more...…
  361. Reporting & Analytics: Case study: Metrics on the move — How ALDO Group puts live insight into the hands of users anywhere, anytime with SAP Roambi

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    Learn how the ALDO Group implemented SAP Roambi. RA_2017_Dadoun_Casestudymetricsonthemove David Dadoun If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access... This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In…
  362. Reporting & Analytics: Case study: Resistance is futile — How Breakthru Beverage delivers SAP HANA model analysis and visualizations to users who insist on Excel

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    Find out how Breakthru Beverage accommodates the needs of analysts who insist on using Microsoft Excel, while also leveraging its investment in SAP HANA models. RA_2017_Foley_Casestudyresistanceisfutile Desmond Foley If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium...…
  363. Reporting & Analytics: Case study: SAP Lumira 2.0 Discovery and Designer — An inside look from Fairfax Water’s beta experience

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    Learn about Fairfax Water’s experience performing beta testing for SAP Lumira 2.0 Discovery and SAP Lumira 2.0 Designer. Get firsthand feedback on the product’s capabilities. RA2017PowlasCasestudysaplumira20discovery Tammy Powlas If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium...…
  364. Reporting & Analytics: Case study: The C Spire story of how the combination of SAP HANA and SAP Lumira made its business intelligence self-service program a success

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    Learn how C Spire built and maintains a successful BI self-service program using SAP Lumira and SAP HANA. RA_2017_Stout_Casestudythecspirestoryofhow Jeff Stout If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium...…
  365. Financials: Case study: Cameco Corporation’s journey to implement a treasury management system based on SAP S/4HANA Finance

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    Learn how Cameco Corporation moved from a complex, Excel-based treasury management system that relied heavily on manual processes to one based on SAP S/4HANA Finance. FIN2017_Doerksen_Casestudycamecocorporations Natasha Doerksen If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium...…
  366. Financials: Case study: How CF Industries doubled credit and A/R team productivity with SAP receivables management and native SAP automation

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    Learn how CF Industries lowered credit risk exposure and days sales outstanding by doubling the productivity of credit and A/R teams. FIN2017_Flemmer_Casestudyhowcfindustries Amanda Flemmer If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn...…
  367. Financials: Case study: How Great-West Financial optimizes its accounts payable processes with limited purchasing integration

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    Discover how Great-West Financial optimized its accounts payable processes. FIN2017_Topping_Casestudyhowgreatwest Susan Topping If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access... This content is available to Premium Members. Sign…
  368. Financials: Case study: How National Vision implemented a dynamic forecast process with SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation

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    Learn how National Vision is making better and well-informed business and investment decisions by modeling financial information with SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation. FIN2017_Hertling_Casestudyhownationalvision Matthew Hertling If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign...…
  369. Financials: Case study: How the Dow Chemical Company transformed its SAP global finance operations with centralized tax management

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    Learn how the Dow Chemical Company successfully centralized its tax management processes. FIN2017_OBoyle_Casestudyhowthedow Shari O’Boyle If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access... This content is available to…
  370. Financials: Case study: How Woodward improved performance on its mass cost rolls and settlement jobs

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    Learn how Woodward overcame growth-related system performance problems in its product costing transactions, such as with annual mass cost rolls and weekly settlement jobs. FIN2017_McConnell_Casestudyhowwoodward Sydnie McConnell You may contact the author at sydnie@sydnieann.com. If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…....…
  371. Financials: Case study: Learn how Tennant Company executed an on-time, on-budget migration to the new general ledger

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    Learn how Tennant Company undertook a meticulously planned migration to the new general ledger. FIN2017_Croom_Sunkavalli_Casestudylearnhowtennant Ashok Sunkavalli If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor. Philip Croom If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an…...…
  372. Financials: Case study: How Bentley Systems transformed its global travel and expense management system with Concur and SAP

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    Learn how Bentley Systems configured Concur Travel and Concur Audit to support travel requests and approvals, expense approvals, mobile device travel booking, and expense submission. FIN2017_Frick_Kantamaneni_Casestudyhowbentleysystems Jim Frick If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor. Ram Kantamaneni If you have comments…...…
  373. Financials: Case study: How IDEXX Laboratories significantly improved overall SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation performance and user experience by seamlessly upgrading to version 10.1 on SAP HANA

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    Learn how IDEXX Laboratories ensured no impact on critical financial planning and closing activities by executing a detailed migration plan to upgrade to SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 10.1 on SAP HANA. FIN2017_Sethia_Kurumoju_Casestudyhowidexx Prakash Sethia If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the…...…
  374. Financials: Case study: How JBS saved $1M a year by optimizing dispute and collections management in SAP

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    Find out how JBS eliminated manual tasks like email correspondence and invoice printing for past-due collections, retrieval and association of backup documentation, and deduction validation against trade promotion, and saved $1M a year. FIN2017_Sumner_Ankalgi_Casestudyhowjbssavnd Shreepad Ankalgi If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact…...…
  375. Financials: Case study: How Vivint prepared for an SAP S/4HANA implementation

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    Take an in-depth look at how Vivint undertook its greenfield implementation of SAP S/4HANA (with regard to finance and the supply chain). FIN2017_Hollands_Kelliher_Casestudyhowvivintprepared J. Scott Hollands If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor. Patrick Kelliher If you have comments about this…...…
  376. HR: Case study: Gain insights from Weill Cornell Medicine’s integration of SAP SuccessFactors recruiting, onboarding, and learning modules with SAP ERP HCM

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    Explore how Weill Cornell Medicine handled complex cloud and on-premise process and system integration when it implemented SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting, SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding, and SAP SuccessFactors Learning, and integrated these modules with core SAP ERP HCM. HR2017_Chakraborty_Casestudygaininsights Amit Chakraborty If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article…...…
  377. HR: Case study: How BC Hydro rolled out SAP mobile applications for 5,000 employees

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    Go behind the scenes with BC Hydro and see how it developed and implemented SAP mobile applications for more than 5,000 employees across the Canadian province of British Columbia to improve flexibility by not having to log in at a personal computer. HR2017_Horwood_Casestudyhowbchydrorolledout Matt Horwood If you have comments about this article or publication, or…...…
  378. HR: Case study: How Northern Kentucky University is enhancing benefits enrollment with ESS and enhancement package 6

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    Learn how enhancement package 6 affects employee experience in employee self-service (ESS). Learn firsthand how Northern Kentucky University Improved upon the functionality delivered with enhancement package 6 for ESS benefits enrollment to make it easier for their employees to enroll in benefits. HR2017_Westlund_Casestudyhownorthernkentucky Theresa Westlund If you have comments about this article or publication, or…...…
  379. HR: Case study: How PepsiCo achieved data quality in more than 70 countries in its single global HCM system

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    Learn about PepsiCo’s SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central implementation, including why data quality was of utmost importance for PepsiCo’s global rollout. HR2017_DiFiore_Casestudyhowpepsicoachieved GinaMarie DiFiore If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more...…
  380. HR: Case study: How the University of Tennessee automated the process of applying support packs and tax update bulletins

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    Learn how the University of Tennessee expedited the testing process for applying support packs and BSI tax update bulletins (TUBs) and/or BSI TaxFactory upgrades to its on-premise environment. HR2017_Musharbash_Casestudyhowtheuniversity Sam Musharbash If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is...…
  381. HR: Case study: Insights into Valero Energy’s HCM security processes

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    Since implementing on-premise security 10 years ago, Valero Energy has gone through numerous reorganizations as a result of acquisitions, divestitures, integration of its Canadian employee base, and an implementation of ESS/MSS functionality. Its security processes also evolved to keep up with the new or changed roles. Find out lessons learned and gain insights into vulnerabilities…...…
  382. HR: Case study: Pacific Coast Building Products’ journey to the cloud using SAP SuccessFactors Rapid Deployment solutions

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    Gain insights from Pacific Coast Building Products’ journey to transition to the cloud with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central and talent management solutions using SAP SuccessFactors Rapid Deployment solutions. HR2017_Musillani_Casestudypacificcoast Robyn Musillani If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is...…
  383. HR: Case study: Process automation that delivers on the promise of HR self-service for Cameron

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    Learn how Cameron International unlocks the true value of self-service by integrating a modern web front-end experience with SAP ERP HCM processes and forms. HR2017_Olleri_Casestudyprocessautomation Winston Olleri If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members....…
  384. Logistics and SCM: Case study: Filling the gap: How A.O. Smith uses pre-structured SAP tools to accelerate material extensions and improve data quality

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    Learn how A.O. Smith applied process automation techniques and a pre-structured set of SAP tools to overcome the challenge of extending a large number of materials to multiple plants and warehouses simultaneously and accurately through an intelligent rules-driven process. SCM2017_Gabor_Casestudyfillingthegap Stephen Gabor If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to…...…
  385. Logistics and SCM: Case study: How Entegris built a successful road map for its global PLM journey

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    Learn how Entegris developed a strategic plan and gained quick wins along its current path to a full SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM) deployment on the latest SAP technology platform. SCM2017_Keefe_Casestudyhowentegrisbuilt Jim Keefe If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…....…
  386. Logistics and SCM: Case study: How Minuteman International worked collaboratively across business units to achieve supply chain transformation and a 34% inventory reduction

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    Hear how Minuteman International was able to maintain superior customer delivery performance with lower inventory using best practice techniques and a laser-focused approach of balancing demand and supply across its supply chain. SCM2017_Boebel_Casestudyhowminutemaninternational Steve Boebel If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the…...…
  387. Logistics and SCM: Case study: How Tremco tamed trade compliance with SAP GTS and optimized its supply chain operations

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    Learn how Tremco minimized its international trade compliance risk using SAP Global Trade Services (SAP GTS). SCM2017_Riddell_Casestudyhowtremcotamed Kevin Riddell If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access... This…
  388. Logistics and SCM: Case study: How United Sugars mastered rail functionality with SAP TM 9.3 and automated 90% of its end-to-end transportation processes

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    Discover how United Sugars (USC) was able to effectively leverage SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) to plan and manage transportation requirements for its distribution channels. SCM2017_Perala_Casestudyhowunitedsugarsmastered Roger Perala If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium...…
  389. HR: Case study: Lessons learned from Watco’s migration from SAP ERP HCM to SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, including payroll

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    Discover how the Watco Companies migrated from SAP ERP HCM to SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central and SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll managed services. HR2017_Peterson_Miori_Casestudylessonslearnedfromwatcos Rachael Peterson If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor. Amy Miori If you have comments about this…...…
  390. Logistics and SCM: Case study: Building a stable supply plan — See how Hollister reengineered a capacity planning solution without an engine and still managed to drive success

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    Learn how the Hollister expanded the standard capacity-leveling algorithm to include additional parameter checks in its system. SCM2017_Syed_Grace_Casestudybuildingastable Azeemullah Syed If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor. Steve Grace If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like…...…
  391. Logisitics and SCM: Case study: The Vestas Wind Systems story — Using SAP Integrated Business Planning to improve the S&OP process

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    Explore how Vestas leveraged SAP Integrated Business Planning to orchestrate, develop, and execute its sales and operations planning (S&OP) process utilizing SAP’s cloud-based integrated business planning application. SCM2017_Jensen_Sharma_Casestudythevestaswind Soren Vesterlund Jensen If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor. Abhishek Sharma If…...…
  392. BI & HANA: Case study: Transforming business intelligence at Mobile Mini with a Business Intelligence Competency Center

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    Learn how Mobile Mini migrated from its legacy enterprise data warehouse to the SAP HANA platform to enable real-time reporting. here Heather Sinkwitz If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more...…
  393. BI & HANA: Case study: Real-world lessons from Mobile Mini’s SAP HANA platform migration

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    Explore technical and strategic factors that contributed to Mobile Mini’s successful migration from a legacy SQL Server Enterprise Data Warehouse to an SAP HANA platform. here Heather Sinkwitz If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium...…
  394. BI & HANA: Case study: The next data warehousing evolution with SAP HANA modeling — Strategy, processes, and development

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    Learn how The Irvine Company leveraged classic data warehousing methods with new SAP HANA modeling techniques to advance business analytics capabilities. here Ken Wong If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn...…
  395. BI & HANA: Case study: Performance tuning lessons from Newell Brands

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    Explore the journey of Newell Brands from traditional SAP BW objects to SAP HANA studio-based objects. here Ketan Doshi If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access... This…
  396. BI & HANA: Case study: How Newell Brands is finding everyday practical uses for SAPUI5 and SAP Fiori

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    Gain insight from the Newell Brands’ experiences embedding SAPUI5 applications into use cases with less complexity than with previous technologies. here Mohammed Siddiqui If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more...…
  397. BI & HANA: Case study: Lessons from Fairfax Water’s experience using SAP Analysis 2.5/6 beta — Moving the future of BEx Analyzer forward

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    Learn how Fairfax Water leverages the new and changed features in SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office. here Tammy Powlas If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access... This…
  398. Basis and SAP Administration: Case study: Learning from multiple cloud deployments of SAP including Microsoft

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    Learn from Microsoft’s experience working with the SAP team on a migration of more than 400 servers to public and private cloud environments. here Siddhartha Rabindran If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign...…
  399. HR: Case study: An inside look at CommScope’s hybrid SAP SuccessFactors deployment

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    Learn how CommScope Inc. migrated its talent management solutions to the cloud and integrated the solutions successfully with the core HR on-premise system. HR2017_Osborne_Casestudyaninsidelook_V2 Kerdetra Osborne If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign...…
  400. HR: Case study: Bentley Systems’ tips for implementing and integrating SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central to broaden the impact on your organization

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    Find out lessons that Bentley Systems learned during its implementation implement SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central and integrate with existing SAP ERP HCM and also multiple SAP SuccessFactors talent modules. HR2017_Shaner_Casestudybentleysystemstips Kelly Shaner If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content...…
  401. BI & HANA: Case study: How Fannie Mae maintains an efficient SAP BusinessObjects environment

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    Find out how Fannie Mae efficiently manages its SAP BusinessObjects platform to optimize performance. here Indira Manchem If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor. Nirmaladevi Singaravelu If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an…...…
  402. HR: Case study: Lessons learned from Accenture’s deployment of a large-scale SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central

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    Follow Accenture’s story of its global SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central deployment and learn why a data conversion and validation strategy is vital for an SAP SuccessFactors project. HR2017_Bloch_Levin_Casestudytechniquesandapproaches Sapna Raj If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor. Derek Poon If you…...…
  403. HR: Case study: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota’s journey to an integrated talent management system

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    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota created a focus group of employees that said it needed a more user-friendly, integrated, and accessible HR solution. It collected data from its existing HR system and found that the issue log highlighted problems with data, access, and cross functional reports. Also, the HR team knew that it…
  404. Financials: Case study: Lessons from Woodward’s multi-year project to integrate and standardize its global financial systems and processes

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    Find out how Woodward — a designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and industrial markets — planned and executed a multi-year, worldwide financial integration and transformation project across 2 ERP systems. here Sydnie McConnell You may contact the author at sydnie@sydnieann.com. If you have comments about this article or publication,…...…
  405. Financials: Case study: Vishay Intertechnology’s secrets to getting users to embrace AP optimization

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    Learn how Vishay Intertechnology transformed its paper-based and highly manual invoice process into a fully optimized and centralized process in its shared services centers. here Karen Gabriel If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members....…
  406. GRC: Case study: Transforming access security through a role rebuild at Armstrong Flooring

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    Learn how Armstrong Flooring undertook a full role rebuild, leveraging usage reports from SAP Access Control and implementing a task-based architecture here Richard Batchelor If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn...…
  407. GRC: Case study: How Jabil applied new SAP S/4HANA security architecture and restrictions during its SAP S/4HANA rollout

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    Review how Jabil, a US-based global manufacturing services company, shifted from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA. here Susan Zortea If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access... This…
  408. GRC: Case study: How Stanley Black & Decker designed an efficient global role structure

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    Learn how Stanley Black & Decker approached the design phase of its global SAP security redesign. here Erin Swartzmiller If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access... This…
  409. GRC: Case study: How ConocoPhillips conducts user access reviews and monitors transaction usage in SAP Access Control

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    Learn how ConocoPhillips uses SAP Access Control tools to conduct periodic reviews, gather transaction usage statistics, and determine who is accessing its SAP systems. here Trevor Wyatt If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members....…
  410. GRC: Case study: How Tyson Foods stays one step ahead of Sarbanes-Oxley audit challenges by maximizing its use of SAP GRC solutions

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    Learn how Tyson Foods takes full advantage of its SAP governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solutions to anticipate possible controls violations before they occur and thereby maintain Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance. here Michael Wheeler If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This...…
  411. GRC: Case study: Eli Lilly and Company’s strategy for ensuring an audit-ready SAP Process Control system

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    Examine how Eli Lilly and Company ensures the reliability and auditability of its process control system. here Emily Damson If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access... This…
  412. GRC: Case study: How Honeywell provides GRC insights to C-level executives

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    Honeywell has implemented SAP GRC solutions for risk, compliance, and policy management across different business groups. Learn how the company developed powerful dashboards for the executive team. here Vinod Kumar If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available...…
  413. BI & HANA: Case study: Advanced features and functionalities of SAP BW 7.5 that the Houston Independent School District leverages to improve reporting and analytics

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    Explore some of the new features available in SAP BW 7.5 that the Houston Independent School District (HISD), the seventh largest school district in the U.S., is taking advantage of to solve real-time reporting issues and create a stronger, more robust data warehouse. here Jehangir Khan If you have comments about this article or publication,…...…
  414. BI & HANA: Case study: How the Houston Independent School District planned and executed its upgrade to SAP BW 7.5

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    Follow along as the Houston Independent School District (HISD) outlines its upgrade to SAP BW 7.5. here Jehangir Khan If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access... This…
  415. BI & HANA: Case study: American Red Cross’ transition from a static reporting environment to modern, sleek BI applications and dashboards based on SAP Lumira, designer edition

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    Learn how American Red Cross went from dull, manual, and static reports to modern, data-driven, and insight-delivering solutions using SAP Lumira, designer edition (formerly SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio). here Robert Shoemake If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is...…
  416. BI & HANA: Case study: Architecting data for self-service BI — How American Red Cross leveraged dimensional modeling techniques alongside the information design tool to achieve success

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    Find out how the American Red Cross overcame architectural data challenges specifically associated with deploying self-service BI to a portion of its 6,000 users nationwide. here Ken Coleman If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium...…
  417. BI & HANA: Case study: How Callaway Golf unleashes the potential of embedded BW for real-time dashboarding

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    Learn how Callaway Golf leverages embedded BW functionality for its real-time reporting needs. here Norman Ruppert If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access... This content is available…
  418. BI & HANA: Case study: How Newell Brands leveraged SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio to create a service-level dashboard that integrates with SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence reports

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    Learn how Newell Brands designed and built a service-level dashboard using SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio integrated with SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence. here Chen Tiryaki If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn...…
  419. BI & HANA: Case study: How the City of Chicago uses BI on BI to improve metadata management, increase security, and save money

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    Find out how the City of Chicago leverages SAP BusinessObjects BI to secure and manage its metada drawn from sources in various departments. here Dariusz Zyskowski If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign...…
  420. Financials: Case study: How sweet it is — The Hershey Company’s Central Finance journey

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    Learn how The Hershey Company planned for and structured its deployment of SAP S/4HANA Central Finance. here John M. Zimmerman If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor. Laura Lutz If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like…...…
  421. Financials: Case study: How Stepan Company drove innovation with state-of-the-art EPM systems

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    Learn how Stepan Company, a US-based chemical manufacturing company, implemented driver-based margin planning for budgeting and projection while enabling a rolling forecast. here Adam Robledo If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor. Claire Byrne If you have comments about this article…...…
  422. Financials: Case study: How IDEXX Laboratories leverages SAP Business Planning and Consolidation embedded model on SAP HANA for balance sheet and cash flow statement reporting and forecasting

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    Discover how IDEXX Laboratories implemented balance sheet and statement of cash flow processes for reporting and forecasting using the embedded model on SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10.1. here Prakash Sethia If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor. Jeremy Mowry If…...…
  423. Financials: Case study: Leveraging key drivers and metrics for detailed sales/margin planning at TDS Telecom

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    Learn how TDS Telecom, one of the largest local exchange telephone companies in the US, implemented SAP Business Planning and Consolidation for margin planning. here Tayler Pfeiffer If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor. Tad Stern Tad Stern is consolidations manager…...…
  424. GRC: Case study: How Mars transitioned to a new SAP security architecture and access governance model

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    See how Mars transitioned its largest SAP user population to a new global security architecture and governance process. here Sarah Wechsler If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor. Cesar Coronado If you have comments about this article or publication, or would…...…
  425. SCM & PLM: Case study: How Callaway Golf drives sales order confirmations with SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization global available-to-promise

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    Learn how Callaway Golf implemented SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization global available-to-promise (global ATP) to improve sales order confirmations for its make-to-order hard goods business. here Manish Rathi If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium...…
  426. SCM & PLM: Case study: How Salling Group optimized its supply chain collaboration by using cross-docking functionality in SAP EWM

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    Learn how Salling Group optimized its supply chain from vendors to end consumers with SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM). here Dan Kaihøj If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more...…
  427. SAP & PLM: Case study: How IDEXX Laboratories addressed its planning needs using SAP Integrated Business Planning

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    Explore how IDEXX Laboratories leveraged SAP Integrated Business Planning to address the planning requirements for one of its most rapidly growing business units. here Prem Kurumoju If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor. Joshua Smigelski If you have comments about this…...…
  428. Cybersecurity: Case study: How Schlumberger leverages security for digital transformation

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    Learn how Schlumberger reduced costs and risks while operationalizing a cybersecurity strategy for SAP applications and implementing security validation and monitoring processes. here Mahesh Ravinutula If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor. Troy Siewert If you have comments about this article…...…
  429. SCM & PLM: Case study: Reimagine demand planning — Discover how Lennox International leveraged an agile approach to implement SAP Integrated Business Planning for demand

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    Learn how Lennox International — a global provider of climate control solutions for residential and commercial heating and refrigeration markets — implemented SAP Integrated Business Planning for demand for its Commercial Business Unit. here Mani Suresh If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact…...…
  430. SCM & PLM: Case study: How Leprino Foods built its own production planning toolkit — Applying PP/DS heuristics for streamlined planning, forward scheduling, product mix, and more!

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    Learn how Leprino Foods built and implemented a combination of heuristics in various sequences. here Payal Chandna If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access... This content is…
  431. SCM & PLM: Case study: How Southeastern Mills used standard SAP and improved automation to drive cost out of its supply chain and increase service levels while reducing inventory

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    Learn how Southeastern Mills embarked on a transformation project that embedded an ongoing optimization methodology and used standard SAP applications to drive significant improvements in its supply chain. here Teri Huffaker If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is...…
  432. SCM & PLM: Case study: How Moen increased service levels and reduced supply outages by implementing discrete manufacturing functionality within standard SAP ECC

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    Learn how Moen leveraged standard SAP technology to drive worldwide change in its core planning and manufacturing processes. here Brian Koester If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium...…
  433. SCM & PLM: Case study: Learn how Leonardo Helicopters improved freight management, lowered costs, and reduced distribution time by 30-40%

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    Learn how Leonardo Helicopters achieved significant efficiencies, improvements, and cost savings within its warehouse and shipping processes. here Gennaro Palumbo If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more about Premium Access...…
  434. SCM & PLM: Case study: Learn how Entegris creates master data using an automated flexible rules engine within a data governance framework

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    Learn how Entegris dramatically reduced the creation time of SAP material masters and moved to a parallel process “just-in-time” model. here Jim Keefe If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign In Learn more...…
  435. SCM & PLM: Case study: Increasing market share and reducing cycle time at Bombardier Aerospace — Lessons from the company’s SAP PLM, SAP Portfolio and Project Management, and SAP SNC deployment

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    Learn how Bombardier Aerospace integrated and improved visibility across its engineering and manufacturing processes using SAP Supply Network Collaboration (SAP SNC) and SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM). here Tandeep Sandhu If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is...…
  436. RPA: Promise vs. Reality

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    While automating manual processes with robotic process automation (RPA) is great in theory, the reality is that RPA has been a mix of success and disappointment in many organizations. Those succeeding with RPA tend to take a holistic approach, while those experiencing disappointment tend to use generic tools. Learn about the different ways to approach…
  437. Tracing Cisco’s Blueprint for a Successful SAP Data Center

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    The traditional data center model is being expanded by a host of new technologies, such as the Internet of Things, data streaming, social media, and machine learning. To adapt to this new world, and to take full advantage of the latest technologies, companies must consider a data center transformation. But what does this look like…
  438. Comply with Mandatory E-Invoicing with Confidence

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    Over the years, companies have been replacing paper invoices with electronic versions to improve agility and to gain better insights into their business. In recent years, however, tax authorities and governmental organizations in an increasing number of countries have begun enforcing the use of electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) by law to combat fraud and save costs,…
  439. Universal Identity and Access Management for Employees and Consumers

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    As digital technologies have expanded their reach, the task of ensuring secure authentication and identity management within business processes has become more complex. Employees are no longer the only users involved — external users, such as consumers accessing a web shop, must also be considered. To help you navigate this new reality, this article explains…
  440. Watch Out for Cyber Attackers Targeting Your SAP Applications

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    Business-critical ERP applications run the economy by managing the sensitive and all-important data and processes of large global organizations. Because of the processes these applications support, SAP customers store their “crown jewels” here. The massive attack surface of these applications leaves them exposed to insider and outsider threats – such as information theft, loss of…
  441. Lessons Learned from Varian’s Two SAP HANA Migration Projects

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    Cancer research pioneer Varian enhanced its performance and optimized its transactions and reports with a database migration to SAP HANA and a subsequent move to SAP S/4HANA. A number of best practices shared here by Varian led to the success of both migrations.   This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in or…
  442. Data Is the Key to the Intelligent Enterprise

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    This fifth article in the Intelligent Enterprise series emphasizes the importance of the application of smart analytic technology to the vast amounts of data accumulated daily. Recognizing data as a key asset and deriving insights from it are the key to workplace transformation. This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in or…
  443. The SAP Customer Experience and Connecting with Purpose

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    This second article in a series of five on the Intelligent Enterprise shows how apps and extensions to SAP Cloud Platform can benefit vendors building solutions and products to help companies optimize their service to customers. This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in or Join for free! Sign In Become a…
  444. The Intelligent Enterprise and the Digital Supply Chain of One

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    This third article in a series of five on the Intelligent Enterprise shows how apps and extensions to SAP Cloud Platform can benefit vendors building solutions and products to help their customers optimize their manufacturing and supply chain operations. This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in or Join for free! Sign…
  445. The Intelligent Enterprise and the Workforce of the Future

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    The journey to the Intelligent Enterprise rests upon support and buy-in from an organization’s employees, who hold the key to the creative efforts required for digital transformation. SAP SuccessFactors provides the analytics and processes that work together to transform the workforce. This article, the fourth in a five-part series on the Intelligent Enterprise, highlights four…
  446. Transforming Business in the Era of Intelligence

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    With the promise of the Intelligent Enterprise, SAP is charting a roadmap to support companies on their digital journeys to turn data into insight and revenue opportunities. Partners are key in helping to support this journey by building, extending, and integrating next-generation cloud applications that contribute to the intelligent suite, which rests on the digital…
  447. Simplify Running SAP HANA

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    SAP recently announced a new certification for SAP HANA on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) to provide more choices for its customers, helping them to reduce costs and complexity while realizing the value of SAP HANA. Learn how Nutanix has partnered with SAP to help demonstrate that, with minimal overhead, virtualized SAP HANA databases on HCI can…
  448. Deploy SAP Solutions in Minutes in the Cloud

    Reading time: 8 mins

    Many companies are looking to the latest digital technologies to remain competitive and open up new business opportunities. At the same time, IT organizations are under increasing pressure to save time and resources when it comes to technology deployments. So how can you take advantage of the latest technology without the time-consuming setup and configuration…
  449. Securing SAP S/4HANA

    Reading time: 15 mins

    When you are planning a conversion from SAP Business Suite to SAP S/4HANA, many questions about changing security needs can arise. This is due in large part to the architectural and technological changes that come with SAP S/4HANA. Read this article to understand the five critical areas security administrators need to consider when securing an…
  450. Take Your ABAP Skills to the Cloud

    Reading time: 18 mins

    As of September 2018, SAP Cloud Platform ABAP environment is here. This new cloud-based ABAP development and runtime environment combines the latest features of ABAP and SAP HANA with the innovations available with SAP Cloud Platform, such as SAP Leonardo, and the benefits of a cloud-based deployment. This article helps prepare you for this new…
  451. Accurate and Affordable Data Cleansing in the Cloud

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    High quality and trusted data is the differentiation between a company that is surviving in the digital age and one that is thriving. To help customers enhance data management within their own companies, SAP has brought it's on-premise data quality expertise to the cloud. Hear how SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data, helps…
  452. Robotic Process Automation — Hype or Real Business Value?

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    With the digital economy demanding more speed, accuracy, and transparency than ever before, organizations need to rethink business processes and find greater paths to efficiency. Robotic process automation (RPA) helps companies eliminate repetitive data management tasks — such as invoice processing, journal entries, and pricing changes — in exchange for more productive work days. Hear…