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SAP Simple Finance, S/4, and Sapphire

SAP has announced SAP Simple Finance as the first module in the new S/4 suite. It is highly focused on CFO’s requirements to run a real time business. Per the IBM Business Value Institute’s study on CFO’s, which Hasso Platner cited during his FKOM keynote, part of the IBM C-Suite Study, CFO’s require real time […]

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SapphireNOW 2014—What an Experience…

…and I am talking about User Experience. Sapphire’s first day was devoted to improving User Experience, a subject near and dear to my heart. The conference started with an announcement from Bill McDermott—CEO of SAP—that Personas and Fiori will now be included for free, as part of the underlying SAP license costs. While these products […]

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IBM at SAP Sapphire 2014 – 5 days away

I love this year’s theme for IBM’s Sapphire booth.  Simplify.  Innovate. Transform.  I’d like to think that sums up my career so far and my personal philosophy.  If you get e-mail from me, it comes with the Albert Einstein quote “Everything should be as simple as possible, and no simpler.”  This is one of best […]

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Sapphire as the Messenger of Change

My first Sapphire attendance was over 20 years ago in San Diego.   It was a much smaller event then, fitting into a single hotel with hundreds, rather than thousands, of attendees.    I’ve attended almost all of the Sapphire events over the years, from Phoenix to Philadelphia and many other locations before it seemingly settled on […]

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IBM and SAP Transportation Management

IBM and SAP recently announced a new partnership in the area of Transportation Management.  Building on our success at clients such as DHL, NOL, and Maersk we are looking to increase our collective footprint even further capitalize on this rapidly growing market.  Keep an eye out for more information and announcements regarding our work in […]

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IBM at SAP Sapphire in Orlando June 3 – 5, 2014

This is my 13th Sapphire and I still get excited by them.  I hope you are able to join us at Sapphire.  I look forward to all the announcements from SAP, from IBM, and others.  I look forward to catching up to old friends and making new ones.  It always is a tiring week, but […]

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What’s in YOUR Cup?

What’s in YOUR cup? Earlier in April, that was the capstone question I got from Bonnie Graham, the host of SAP’s radio show “Coffee Break with Game-Changers.”  My answer?  Well, you’ll just have to listen to find out, but a hint is that I drink the product of one of our major transformation clients! It […]

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