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

    By Dr. Marco Sisfontes-Monge

  2. data connected city

    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

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    Operational Excellence: Achieving S&OP Success

    The majority of companies that have implemented S&OP do not have a fully mature process in place, leaving gaps between a company’s current S&OP process and what is possible. Many report they are “going through the motions,” lack executive support, struggle with end-to-end integration of their supply chains, and continue to operate in functional silos. Arguably, the biggest…
  2. Real-Time Inventory and Order Visibility: Key for Successful Supply Chain Management

    With advancements in technology such as Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, and big data, demands and expectations for supply chain management have continuously grown over the past few decades. Greater organization of real-time data and visibility into inventory and orders can be a crucial tool in achieving more efficient operations and greater customer value. Large-scale…
  3. Why Did We Do This?

    The move to SAP S/4HANA is likely the biggest technology and business investment related to SAP that your company has or will complete over the next several years. Many organizations are struggling with building the business case and understanding the full impact of this significant transition. While the traditional approach to upgrades has been technology…
  4. SAS and the Theory of Delayed Agility

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, SAPinsider   SAS refused the Broadcom offer After all hype around Broadcom’s potential acquisition of SAS, we finally learned that SAS has refused the offer. And my take is that it was a wise move. Create a grid of Broadcom offerings and you will find that there…
  5. Video Q&A with Sahil Dhawan, Global SAP Business Head, TechMahindra

    Automotive industry is going through a challenging phase due to supply chain disruptions experienced during the pandemic. These challenges, along with other imperatives like the need to digitize for cost leadership, changing product portfolio and customer excellence are some of the drivers that are making many automotive suppliers look at tools and technologies that can…
  6. Why AI Needs to Play a Critical Role in America’s Supply Chain Innovation Capabilities

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation and Analytics, SAPinsider The Tomorrow War In the movie “The Tomorrow War”, people from the future (2051) time travel to 2030 to ask for help. In 2051, our planet is being overrun by invading aliens from outer space and with their numbers dwindling rapidly, humans are bound to lose…
  7. For Successful Digital Transformation, Each Organization Must Find Its Own, Utterly Unique Path

    Digital transformations can be hard going and are rife with business risk. Organizations need more than traditional support when making the leap to next-generation technologies. SAP Enterprise Support value maps can help. In this article, Ami Patel, Global Program Lead for the SAP Enterprise Support value maps program within SAP Services and Support, explains the…
  8. Looking for Opportunities to Leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Your Business ? Use These Three Ingredients

    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, Supply Chain Management, SAPinsider   Common business sense dictates that no two organizations will be the same in terms of organizational structure, culture, current capabilities etc. so any strategic initiative that may work for one  might not work for another. Yet, when we embark on strategic digital…
  9. New Features for SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment

    How Cloud Can Transform the Realm of Analytics Pilots

    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, SAPinsider   Getting into the pilot seat Pilots are a critical element in advanced analytics journeys. For those not familiar with this jargon, a pilot essentially is testing a analytics application use case, in a scaled down, siloed environment. And as organizations evolve in their analytics journey, they…
  10. Why Analytics Drives The Real Value in Smart Manufacturing

    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, Supply Chain Management, SAPinsider   The lucrative opportunity in smart manufacturing Back in 2018, IDC estimated that by 2020, at least 55% of the organizations would leverage Industry 4.0 technologies to transform their businesses and operating models. While they have not published the most recent stats on…