SAPinsider Chief Content Officer Riz Ahmed is joined by Christian Niederhagemann, CIO of GEA Group – a $5 billion+ global organization with more than 200 legal entities — to discuss this week’s Rise with SAP announcement. In this brief video interview, Niederhagemann offers his thoughts on the new business transformation-as-a-service offering from SAP, which enables a single point of contact for SAP customers to undergo business transformations. He shares his reaction to the offering, which he says will make setting up an SAP S/4HANA transformation much easier for future SAP customers, discusses his learnings from the announcement, and covers topics such as:

  • Upfront considerations for companies preparing for business transformations
  • Advice for IT to convince top management to consider undertaking a journey to SAP S/4HANA
  • The importance of collaboration between business and IT to speak the same language and work toward the same goals