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  1. Working with the Data Monitor in SAP S/4HANA Finance for Group Reporting

    By Dr. Marco Sisfontes-Monge

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    An Introduction to DataOps: A New Approach to Acting on Large Volumes of Information Faster and More Effectively

  3. Are You Ready for SAP S/4HANA? The Time Is Now

    Are You Ready for SAP S/4HANA? The Time Is Now


  1. Streamlining End to End Supply Chain with Rodan+Fields

    When global growth is your target, avoid manual processes that slow your progress and compound complexities. Facing widespread challenges in order fulfillment and supply planning, Rodan+Fields (R+F) needed to make a change. Rapid growth and a global reach led this skincare manufacturing and distribution company to outgrow its mostly manual processes. The company’s legacy processes…
  2. An Introduction to Marketing Analytics

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider   Marketing is evolving significantly into digital marketing with the explosion of online channels and rapid digitalization of processes. The pandemic has massively accelerated the shift to online and consumers are shopping more and more online or are expressing their buying sentiments more frequently on social media. All this…...…
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    Companies Combine their SAP Security Redesigns

    A poorly executed SAP security redesign can have significant effects on an organization: unauthorized access, increased potential for fraud, inefficient access provisioning for end-users, and audit issues. To avoid this scenario and improve security, more companies are combining their SAP security redesigns with updates to their SAP GRC solutions, observes Adam Fattorini, Senior Manager, PwC…
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    Basics of the Newsvendor Model

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider The “Optimal” Dilemma Assume that you have decided to leverage the power of e-commerce to start your own business. Your classmate during your MBA days, who was from China and has relocated back to China, now owns a factory that manufactures floating ducks for swimming pools (the kind that…
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    How to Retain Your Data Science Talent

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider Attrition in Data Science teams had hit an all-time high prior to the pandemic. And now we are looking at “The Great Resignation”. There is no speculating what type of talent is the most desired (and required) in this digital decade as companies scramble to attract as well as…
  6. How to Choose the Right Simulation Modeling Method

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider Practice makes a modeler perfect When you have a business problem for which you need to create a simulation model at hand, the most critical next step, which in some instances can even mean success or failure of your modeling project, is to determine how exactly to model the…
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    Taking AI from Buzzword to Reality

    For many companies, determining where and how to apply artificial intelligence (AI) technology for business gain can be an elusive objective as leaders grapple with understanding its complexity. Viakem, an 81-year-old specialty chemicals manufacturer based in Mexico, recently completed a successful AI initiative to support its HR function. As part of the initiative Viakem’s CIO…
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    Leverage SAP Integrated Business Planning for Forecasting

    Robust is a difficult term to define. It’s something that is useful for the organization, something that makes sense. A robust demand forecasting process must be able to handle variances in demand and enable control your supply chain — with the intent of avoiding situations where you have 1,000 days of inventory or are missing…
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    A Beginner’s Guide to Spend Analysis

    By Shashi Jina, Research Director, SAPinsider and Kumar Singh Research Director, SAPinsider This article is the first in a series of five articles that will explore the fundamental and strategic aspects of spend analysis. While the imperatives today are more focused on providing enhanced products and services to customers, there is no denying that controlling…
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    Building Best in Class Sales & Operations Planning Teams

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider It is All about Teams A highly collaborative process like Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is all about the team. How you design your core S&OP or Integrated Business Planning (IBP) team may end up determining the magnitude of the effectiveness of your S&OP process. The approach suggested in…...…