Digital Transformation

Debunking the myth of modernization

As adoption of cloud, analytics and AI accelerate, new business strategies are emerging, new processes are being implemented, and new methods of engagement are being introduced. Yes, it’s a time of monumental transformation. Leaders are reshaping their organizations to appeal to rapidly evolving customer needs and expectations and to create competitive advantage. But is this […]

Customer Experience

What if you could keep track of customer preferences at the city and neighborhood level or better yet predict them?

When the Brewers are playing in Milwaukee, beer starts flying off the shelves. When the Doo-Dah parade marches in Columbus, Ohio, water pistols suddenly surge. And when the Blue Angels fly over Seattle, sales of sunglasses soar. Each of these local events has a profound impact on the behaviors of the people who live there. […]

SAP S/4HANA

Attack of the acronyms

Attack of the acronyms! SAP, HANA, ERP, IoT and what they mean for your business We are all too familiar with the alphabet soup of the new digital age — IoT, ERP, RPA, SAP, SRM, TLA (Three Letter Acronym!) and this soup is giving us all heartburn. What do all of these mean? Which ones […]

Small doesn’t necessarily mean simple: Implementing SAP S/4HANA and SAP MII

Just 10 short years ago, OMR Group was a small automotive company, based in Italy, with two owners and 50 or so employees. They were satisfied with the paper-based manual processes and systems that OMR had used for over 40 years. But OMR had the drive and ambition to move to the future and expand […]

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Cognitive gives procurement the respect it deserves

Early in 2017, when IBM announced a partnership with SAP Ariba to build the future of procurement, it was an exciting moment for all involved. In addition to marking the latest chapter in a partnership stretching back more than 40 years, it also represented a new opportunity to drive tremendous value for our clients. By […]

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Five strategic priorities for digitalization across IM&C businesses

Digitalization has already reached almost every aspect of today’s life and will no doubt embed itself further into our personal and business lives. For the industrial machinery and components (IM&C) industry, new and exciting opportunities are provided by advances in hyper-connectivity, automation, cloud computing, big data and analytics, computing on the edge, machine learning, augmented […]

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A case for a business case: SAP S/4HANA

Three years ago, on a chilly Tuesday morning during the winter of 2015, after ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), SAP announced its next generation S/4HANA ERP solution in a highly orchestrated press conference as the Exchange opened for another day of trading. However, recent figures show that out of […]

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Enabling industry disruption while being disrupted

High-tech companies develop devices and technologies on which digital interactions take place. These interactions create massive amounts of valuable data that enable industry disruption. But while they’re creating the very tools required for digital disruption, these companies themselves are not immune to their own displacement by revolutionary innovators. Industries are converging, creating huge opportunities, but […]

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Not all client journeys are the same: 10 questions every business needs to ask for SAP S/4HANA

Last week, I blogged about the considerations for a business’ digital reinvention journey. This week we’ll be discussing a number of immediate of questions as to what S/4HANA means for an organization’s mission critical systems. For example: What is the value of moving to S/4HANA, what’s the Business case? How disruptive is this going to […]

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SAP S/4HANA as the Digital ERP core for organizations on a Digital Reinvention journey

Organizations face tremendous disruption as their businesses are being redefined and re-invented. Their enterprises need to become digitally enabled, they need to reduce the complexity of their landscapes and adopt change at unprecedented speed. Most struggle with legacy analog processes or systems that are unable to keep pace with the needs of the business – […]

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IBM Releases SuccessFactors Cognitive Products at SuccessConnect 2017

SuccessConnect is here and the IBM SuccessFactors team is eager to announce their latest and greatest SuccessFactors cognitive products! With our valued customers in mind, IBM SuccessFactors is introducing three applications which will enhance the recruiting process for employers as well as enhance employee’ productivity and engagement.  Cognitive technologies utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and API […]

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Five cool things I brought back from SAPPHIRE NOW 2017

This was my first SAPPHIRE NOW conference and to be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Our theme for SAPPHIRE NOW 2017 was SAP + IBM: Better together to show that when you combine our offerings you get the best of both worlds. Right from the start I knew this was going to be […]

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Fixed Asset Accounting in SAP S/4 HANA – A Case Study

We wanted to provide a preview to our Sapphire session being jointly presented with Ambuj, Helene and Alicia from Schlumberger on May 18th. In the presentation coming next Thursday, we will provide Schlumberger specific challenges related to Asset Accounting and how SAP S/4 HANA toolset helped simplify the business processes and developed a tighter integration between […]

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The Trade Show Treasure Hunt Ends Here

Maybe it’s the dry, perfectly conditioned air that is pumped into the over-sized warehouse room.  Maybe it’s the fact that you have been on your feet for hours on  end, but whatever the reason you see the trade show promotional item and you must have it.  Your children will absolutely love the dancing, gyrating robot.  Right? IBM […]

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Accelerate Month-End Close by Using SAP S/4HANA for Intercompany Reconciliation

I wanted to provide a preview to my Sapphire session being jointly presented with with Helene and Oyin from Schlumberger on May 18th. In the presentation coming next Thursday, we will provide Schlumberger specific challenges related to Intercompany Reconciliation and how SAP S/4 HANA toolset was used to accelerate the month end close process. The […]

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