Industry Insights

SAP serves more than two dozen industries with its portfolio of industry-specific solutions. It also serves industries with industry cloud, a portfolio of cloud solutions from SAP and SAP partners that integrate with SAP landscapes to address cross-industry needs out of the box. SAPinsider is committed to providing industry-specific knowledge to help address the challenges that are unique to each cohort. Industry Insights are written by SAPinsider’s skilled team of analysts, editors, and experts in the form of end-user stories, research derivatives, and articles to help explain trends, technological advancements, opportunities, and solve challenges specific to each industry that uses SAP technology.

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  1. APO Industry Solutions: Extensions for the Process, Chemical, Mill, Aviation, and Engineering Industries

    Reading time: 15 mins

    /Project Management Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) extensions for particular industries are designed to work with SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) Industry Specific (IS) solutions. Learn about industry extensions for the process, chemical, mill and aerospace, and defense industries. Key Concept Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) industry solutions are industry-specific extensions that are integrated…...…
  2. Magnitude-insightsoftware deal

    Magnitude Acquisition Accelerates insightsoftware’s Global Growth Strategy

    Reading time: 5 mins

    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…...…
  3. Bridging the Data-Driven to Insights-Driven Gap with SAP BW/4HANA

    Reading time: 6 mins

    Discover how SAP BW/4HANA integrated with SAP Analytics can help your organization distill data into actionable insights that can spur the growth of your business. Learn about three challenges related to data and analytics and how SAP BW/4HANA enables your business to take three strategic steps toward evolving into an insights-driven organization. This content is…
  4. Placing AI at the Center of SAP Modernizations

    Reading time: 10 mins

    One of the primary benefits that businesses can harness in an SAP modernization is a focus on AI analytics. Companies can apply artificial intelligence to their data to diagnose inefficiencies and suggest corrective actions, provide operational insights and enhance ROI. Artificial intelligence can enhance every facet of a business and should be a primary focus…
  5. SAP AI – “Built for Business”

    Reading time: 7 mins

    In the ever-evolving world of technology, artificial intelligence (AI) is taking center stage. The potential of generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs) are fueling corporate dialogues and making headlines. However, as exciting as these cutting-edge technologies may be, translating these groundbreaking technologies into tangible business benefits poses a considerable challenge for organizations which are…
  6. Maximize SAP’s Best Practices to Ease Prototyping and Implementation

    Reading time: 32 mins

    Get guidelines to install Best Practices for a new implementation that make optimal use of the tool. If you are already up and running, you will also learn how to add new business processes from Best Practices that will make adapting to country- or industry-specific requirements a breeze. Key Concept SAP’s Best Practices is a…...…
  7. SAP NetWeaver BI Security for Complex Requirements

    Reading time: 45 mins

    In SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0, you can join multiple authorizations. However, the union is only possible at an aggregated level. Find out how to implement analysis authorizations for unions and see a custom solution that helps overcome this limitation. Key Concept An analysis authorization is a new security concept as of SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0…....…
  8. APO Industry Solutions: Extensions for Auto and Retail

    Reading time: 12 mins

    SAP’s Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) solution offers 10 extensions for six industries: Mill (Paper, Metal), Chemical/Process, Auto, Retail, Cable, and Defense. In this article, I discuss industry extensions for the retail and auto industries. Key Concept Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) industry solutions are industry-specific extensions that are integrated with SAP’s core ERP Central…...…
  9. Set Yourself Apart with Cross-Industry Insight

    Reading time: 6 mins

    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…
  10. How to efficiently leverage the SAP Model Company to achieve maximum business value in a SAP S/4HANA transformation

    Reading time: 8 mins

    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…