Events

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 […]

Events

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 […]

Customer Experience

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 […]

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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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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Top Insights from our #DigitalReinvention Chat You Won’t Want to Miss

Digital transformation has evolved into more than a future possibility in the back of our collective business cognition. It’s now a necessity to begin the process of digitally reinventing your business – it’s a matter of survival to survive and thrive in the modern marketplace. With SAPPHIRE 2017 on our doorstep, we hosted a CrowdChat […]

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HANA VORA: SAP’s OLAP Tool for Big Data

To set the context, let’s examine the evolution and challenges of big data platform  Over the past few years, the interest and excitement around Big Data has been on the rise. Businesses have already begun their Big Data journey with pilots and full blown implementations. However, the fact is that the Big Data opportunities are […]

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Roadmap Dilemma in the Era of S/4HANA Analytics

Business analytics solutions struggle with defining the difference between operational analytics and strategic analytics. Based on my experience working on multiple BI projects for clients over the years, I see that the majority of reporting requirements are centered around operational reporting. Business process owner are now realizing the need for strategic analytics. Here’s a quick […]

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Three Companies Driving Digital Transformation

You’ve heard about it; your company made it a priority for 2017, but how do you achieve digital transformation?  The task seems daunting, especially when you read headlines like 84% of companies fail at digital transformation. With most of the IT budget going to transformation projects, you’ve got to be amongst the 16% who succeed. […]

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2017 Retail Trends That CMOs Shouldn’t Miss

CMOs need to be on top of their game in 2017. As the new year opens, certain trends are re-shaping how consumers shop, not the least of which is the continuing change in consumer behavior. Now more than ever, customers expect a 360-degree shopping experience that puts their needs first. In fact, the companies that […]

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IBM’s Enterprise Analytics Reference Architecture

The proliferation of data generated by enterprise applications, internet of things (IoT), sensors and click streams has presented a plethora of business opportunities to get closer to the customer and gain profitable insights. Our clients & their respective IT departments face the daunting task to provide a complete end to end framework to capture, analyze […]

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Digital Transformation: Make it Real

In the last few months, my conversation with clients quickly turned to a technology or a customer experience discussion. While both are important aspects of digital transformation, I believe it takes more than that to reinvent your company. Technology adoption or digitization alone do not equate to digital transformation. However, technology can serve as a […]

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DIY Giant Praktiker Drives Rocketing Sales

When the roof falls in, how will you cope? The 2008 global financial crisis shook the foundations of the housebuilding industry. As looming uncertainty rattled the nerves of consumers and corporate investors alike, many construction and home improvement projects were shelved. For DIY companies such as Praktiker, this news spelled disaster. Declining sales struck its […]

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Altiscale Acquisition – SAP’s Journey into the Big Data World

SAP’s recent acquisition of Altiscale will help expand their offerings in the big data world. Let’s talk about the key aspects of Altiscale business, the probable benefits and scenarios where SAP can leverage this acquisition and how it will impact customers. Altiscale is best known as a cloud provider in Hadoop as a  service (HaaS) .It […]

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