ERP

HansaWorld unlocks cognitive capabilities for clients of all sizes with cloud-based ERP

If there’s one lesson that software companies have learned over the past few years, it’s that creating a cloud version of your solutions isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. On the one hand, there are the technical challenges of taking responsibility for infrastructure and hosting, and providing a fast and reliable service around the […]

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Specialist manufacturer goes from manual to modern with IBM Cloud for SAP Applications

It can often be difficult for established companies to commit to switching from well-worn methods to new operating models, even when upgrading to an innovative system could transform their entire way of doing business. However, in many sectors transferring records from paper to digital is necessary to remain competitive, as this maximizes the efficiency of […]

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Medical instrument manufacturer gains speed with ERP in the cloud

Staying competitive in the manufacturing industry is tough. It’s even tougher when you’re running a small, family-owned company up against big corporations and low-cost offshore challengers. That’s why Deufel has always focused on the quality of its products: medical instruments that require surgical precision. However, as digital technologies such as automation and robotics become more […]

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Global Omnium provides water to citizens at lower cost

Everyone relies on fresh, clean water to drink, wash and cook. However, many people take their water supply for granted, and certainly don’t think about the long journey necessary to convert rainfall from far away into safe drinking water piped into homes. Global Omnium, a large water provider based in Spain, aimed to deliver a […]

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A thoughtful integration strategy to soothe cloud growing pains

If you’re in the business of technology or in the technology of business, words such as “cloud” and “big data” can feel like this century’s biggest industry buzz terms thanks to the cost saving and tech-intensive advantages they provide. While cloud applications promise flexibility and lower cost, data integration is a common hurdle. To describe […]

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Moving SAP S/4HANA to the cloud? Some things to keep in mind

If you’ve been an SAP customer for years, moving to S/4HANA might seem very complicated. You may have to learn new ways of managing your enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications and handling your SAP infrastructure. However, once you do, the cloud benefits of speed, flexibility and cost visibility become obvious. SAP data and applications are […]

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How two companies reinvented themselves with SAP S/4HANA and managed IBM Cloud

SAP data and applications are mission-critical assets that impact operations across an entire enterprise. With that in mind, leaders count on SAP architects and developers to discover new ways to derive value from their enterprise resource planning (ERP) environments as they migrate to S/4HANA. At the SAP TechEd conference later this month, I’ll share in-depth […]

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Business transformation with S/4HANA and cloud managed services

This post is the third in a three-part interview series with Brian Burke, global SAP solutions executive with IBM SAP Alliance. Read part one.  Read part two. Thoughts on Cloud (ToC): In our previous conversations, you discussed how cloud managed services can provide the skills needed to realize the benefits of S/4HANA much faster. Do […]

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More questions to ask when choosing a cloud provider for S/4HANA

This post is the second in a three-part interview series with Brian Burke, global SAP solutions executive with IBM SAP Alliance. To read this first part of the interview, click here. Thoughts on Cloud (ToC): What questions should companies ask a prospective managed cloud services provider for SAP S/4HANA? Brian Burke, global SAP solutions executive, […]

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Migrating to S/4HANA? Ask these questions first

This post is the first in a three-part interview series with Brian Burke, global SAP solutions executive with IBM SAP Alliance. Thoughts on Cloud (ToC): While SAP ERP users have until 2025 to migrate to S/4HANA, many businesses are already in the process of migrating to the platform. As customers prepare their move to S/4HANA, […]

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SAP on the cloud: What to look for in a provider

I often meet with and advise CTOs and CIOs running big IT operations, many of whom use SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Quite justifiably, they rely on them as the systems of record and engagement. However, these decision makers are facing the reality of ERPs: the total cost of ownership of such systems, complex […]

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Cloud trends: More businesses are adopting cloud managed services

According to a recent Frost & Sullivan survey of US-based IT decision makers, 80 percent of US business will increase their use of cloud managed services in 2017. Why this commitment to managed services? At IBM InterConnect 2017, several customers will share their successes and lessons learned. There will also be subject matter experts and […]

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