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Making Managing Sales Tax Less Taxing in 2018 with Tax Automation Solutions

As you run closer and closer to the end of the year, it's not uncommon to start refelecting on the year that's almost past. With that reflection, many of you are natually thinking ahead to what you can do differently in the new year to make life easier and streamline your operations.

Before we officially kick off our ONE.Source curriculum in 2018, we wanted to end this year with a focus on a few topics that can help you sooner rather later.

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GDPR-Compliant Data Protection: For Consumers, It’s Personal
Paul Kurchina
Paul Kurchina in Security, Cybersecurity November 14, 2017

GDPR-Compliant Data Protection: For Consumers, It’s Personal

Operational disruptions, damaged reputations, data theft, financial loss, and regulatory fines — headlines worldwide have covered every possible downfall of a growing number of successful cyber attacks. Thanks to the media, awareness of the importance of personal data and its value is opening up the eyes of executives, as well as their employees and customers.

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The McKinsey 7S Model: Building an Integrated Small Business Planning Process and Executing Against It – Begin with the End in Mind
Richard Duffy
Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, Planning, Best Practices, Strategy November 14, 2017

The McKinsey 7S Model: Building an Integrated Small Business Planning Process and Executing Against It – Begin with the End in Mind

This is a follow-up to our recent webcast: Aligning Your Strategy and Systems to Drive Results. While this presentation was geared towards our ONE.Source Community for SAP Business One, the content was mostly product-agnostic and has general application for small and midsized businesses, regardless of the technology platform you may use.

If you missed the live session, you can access this presentation on demand.

As we covered in the webcast, the primary success factor in this process is to start with a view of the overarching business goals. In the McKinsey 7S Process we..

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5 Ignored Practices That Can Disarm Your Cybersecurity Time Bomb
Paul Kurchina
Paul Kurchina in Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity November 13, 2017

5 Ignored Practices That Can Disarm Your Cybersecurity Time Bomb

Year after year, data breaches become messier, bigger, and more dangerous — and no business or person is immune from cybersecurity attacks. In fact, any form of cyber crime can impact over half of the world’s population. That’s roughly 3.8 billion people, up from 2 billion in 2015 — and that attack population will grow to 75 percent as another 2.2 billion people gain access to the internet by 2022.

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The SAP HANA Conversation Continues for SAP Business One Customers (Plus New E-Learnings Available)
Richard Duffy
Richard Duffy in SAP Business One November 08, 2017

The SAP HANA Conversation Continues for SAP Business One Customers (Plus New E-Learnings Available)

One of my first projects upon joining ASUG earlier this year was a two-part blog series on SAP HANA versus SQL Server: Understanding the differences and making the right choice. It was the inspiration for our webcast in October and our most popular post to date. Here are the links (Part 1; Part 2) if you want to catch up.

If you have followed my thoughts  over the past few years, you will know that I have a friendly but complicated relationship with SAP HANA.

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4 Steps Can Turn a History of Bad Digital Investments into a Future of Valuable Outcomes
Paul Kurchina
Paul Kurchina in Digital Transformation, Change, Roadmap November 08, 2017

4 Steps Can Turn a History of Bad Digital Investments into a Future of Valuable Outcomes

Ill-considered technology investments are similar to a Trojan horse. New technology is integrated with the IT infrastructure with fanfare and welcomed adoption. Then, over time, that shiny beacon of business improvement and future success becomes a threat — or worse, an obstacle  to achieving the ultimate vision.

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Why Your Digital Strategy Is Most Likely Not Keeping Your Business Secure Enough
Paul Kurchina
Paul Kurchina in Community Advocates, ASUG News November 07, 2017

Why Your Digital Strategy Is Most Likely Not Keeping Your Business Secure Enough

 

Technology is driving a deep interconnection between all business process — from customer experience to supply chain management  to drive a stronger influence and leadership in technology as it relates to the business. Every day, we see this in action as companies such as Amazon, Netflix, and Uber go from startup to mainstream darling in a stunningly short amount of time by using technology to change the way products and services are delivered, as well as the products themselves.

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Integration, APIs, and the SAP Business One Developer's Dilemma
Richard Duffy
Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, Developers, Integration November 06, 2017

Integration, APIs, and the SAP Business One Developer's Dilemma

If you are building an application that integrates to SAP Business One, you are spoiled for choice these days. In some respects, this leads to a bit of a dilemma as to which way you should go.

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What We Learned About the Future of SAP Business One at Biz.ONE Conference
Richard Duffy
Richard Duffy in Digital Transformation, SAP Business One, Biz.ONE November 01, 2017

What We Learned About the Future of SAP Business One at Biz.ONE Conference

After the successful Biz.ONE Conference last week in southern California, I will be following up with a few posts on key takeaways from the event. 

As you would expect, there were many of the senior folks from SAP in attendance and delivering sessions at the conference. Within these sessions and in conversations throughout the event, there were three core messages that I took away:  

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Your Journey to the Cloud as an SAP Business One User
Richard Duffy
Richard Duffy in Cloud, SAP Business One October 30, 2017

Your Journey to the Cloud as an SAP Business One User

Now that the Biz.ONE Conference has wrapped up, it is time to continue the discussion we started in Anaheim. (Side note: Kudos to our colleagues at Eventful Conferences for taking this event to the next level!)

The timing is also quite fortunate, as ASUG kicks off a webcast series on Cloud and Cloud Culture. Not all of these sessions may be directly applicable to SAP Business One; but the three higher-level sessions should be helpful for understanding the complexities of these topics. (If you cannot attend the live sessions, they will be ..

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