A New IBM SAP Partnership for a New Era: Reinvent Business and Transform Digitally

The cognitive era demands a new IBM SAP partnership that can make digital transformation a reality for our customers. Today that partnership is defined. Through our joint announcement with SAP, we will combine the best of IBM and SAP to define the digital transformation roadmap for our customers and will bring to market solutions that […]

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Transition your HCM footprint to the cloud without scrapping your on premise SAP HCM investment

Implementing a cloud-based HR- technology is no longer just a futuristic idea—it’s an essential component of remaining agile and competitive in the marketplace. For different organizations, any one or a combination of the following occurrences may be the catalyst for moving your HCM technology to a cutting-edge, cloud solution: Your workforce is becoming increasingly global […]

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IBM SAP Smarter Retail Solution

IBM SAP Smarter Retail is on the rise! Over the past four decades, we have been witnessing the technology revolution era. Innovations like the internet, smart devices, Facebook and Twitter transformed the end consumers’ demands and positioned new business requirements into the retail industry, but are retailers ready to meet those requirements? The truth is […]

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Experience the Art of the Possible at SAP TechEd 2015

SAP TechEd Las Vegas is just around the corner and IBM’s Labs for SAP Solutions (LSS) has developed a lot of exciting next generation assets to showcase around the technologies, such as S/4HANA, HCP, SMP, hybris, Concur. Lumira, Fiori, VORA, ORCA. Some of the latest assets on display will be: LSS e-Commerce store (HYBRIS, S/4HANA): […]

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SAP clients take rapid strides with IBM Cloud

In October 2014, SAP announced that it has selected IBM as a premier strategic provider of Cloud infrastructure services for its business critical applications – accelerating clients’ ability to run core business in the cloud. Just a few months after the historic announcement of a premier cloud partnership between IBM and SAP, clients started getting […]

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HR: Blog Series 2: The Race to Cloud – Ditching the past

I am not an expert on non-HCM processes so not sure whether this problem is unique to HCM, but as someone who has worked in this profession for nearly 30 years I am constantly stunned by the increase in protectionism around HCM processes. In 1993, alongside a few colleagues we were able to implement a […]

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A funny thing happened on the way to the forum….

Last week we experienced a very exciting SuccessConnect conference in Las Vegas at the Venetian. The beautiful setting was apt for the discussion of what in my mind, has become the only go-to HR solution in the market. What excitement I felt when we heard about the go-forward plans for the core Employee Central products […]

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What I learned at SuccessConnect 2015

We had a great week at the 2015 SuccessConnect conference. We got the opportunity to connect with many companies who were somewhere along the journey of implementing SuccessFactors. It is motivating to see so many companies who are ready to launch their HR transformation and IBM is thrilled to take part in this journey. Common […]

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From the back of the closet to the front of the display case

Today is an exciting day at the SuccessFactors conference. The best dressed IBM Partner (that would be me) is eagerly awaiting the best dressed client (that would be Brooks Brothers) to participate in a panel discussion with other clients in order to share their cloud journey experience. Brooks Brothers is globally live with Employee Central […]

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The Race to HR Cloud – Formula 1 or Wacky Races (Part 1)

The flippant title is not to suggest that there isn’t a systematic process for the push to cloud software, but more that whilst Cloud is all about best practice, the solution maps for customers appear more like ‘man-in-a-shed’ drawings than state of the art design. Whilst HR or IT Directors seek a single box or […]

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The art of making secure mobile choices……

In the consumer driven economy the power of data and its impact on customer engagement is prevalently well known. What is lesser known, is its parallel universe of enterprise data security, where the loss of data plays into the Billions of Dollars, and is a CIO’s biggest obstacle. This could be a mobile device that […]

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SAP S/4 HANA – OLTP on OLAP system – changing the backoffice

If SAP’s vision of S/4 HANA becomes real with Simple Finance and Simple Logistics being the start of the rewrite of ERP then the S/4 database will become the analytics database that runs all the backoffice transactions of your business with connections to the SaaS based systems and will make real-time business a reality. While […]

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