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Now That SAP Business One 9.3 Is Available, When Is the Right Time to Upgrade?
Richard Duffy
Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, Upgrade April 18, 2018

Now That SAP Business One 9.3 Is Available, When Is the Right Time to Upgrade?

Now that SAP Business One version 9.3 has been released under the general availability rules, the natural next question for customers becomes, "When I should upgrade?" As is usually the case, this complicated question has many potential answers and customers will want to work with their Partner to determine the best approach for your business. But setting aside unique needs of each customer, let's dive into this question at a high level. 

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Why Our View of Being Human in a Digital World Must Change
Paul Kurchina
Paul Kurchina in Digital Transformation, Change, mindset April 14, 2018

Why Our View of Being Human in a Digital World Must Change

Technology innovation has been a source of inspired thinking for generations. From movie screens and books, to the innovator’s sketch pad, the dream of a life that’s automated, informed, and enjoyable has guided inventions throughout human history.

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B1iF 2.0 | The SAP Business One Integration Framework You Have Always Wanted Is Here
Richard Duffy
Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, Integration April 12, 2018

B1iF 2.0 | The SAP Business One Integration Framework You Have Always Wanted Is Here

Recently, I attended the first stop of SAP's SMB Innovation Summit in Ho Chi Minh City, an annual event for Partners to align with SAP around the latest insights and innovations in the SMB space. This year's event centered around the core product as a solution for digital transformation, and less on future innovations. With the recently announced general availability of SAP Business One 9.3, the future is now for SAP's largest customer base (in terms of numbers and customer adoption).  

Learn about the latest enhancements in SAP Business One 9.3 via this ONE.Source  webcast.

However, my..

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SAP Licensing 101 for SAP Customers
Ann Marie Gray in Indirect Access, Licensing April 10, 2018

SAP Licensing 101 for SAP Customers

The Background on the SAP Licensing Conversation

Since September 2017, ASUG and other global user groups (including DSAG and SUGEN) have brought the voice of the customer into the decision-making process at SAP to address some challenges related to licensing, sales, and audits.

Through the process, ASUG has remained focused on what we consider the top three objectives:

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Why You Should View Your Digital Strategy as an Infinite Loop of Evolution
Paul Kurchina
Paul Kurchina in Digital Transformation, Change, Best Practices, Strategy April 07, 2018

Why You Should View Your Digital Strategy as an Infinite Loop of Evolution

Digital transformation. It’s an interesting term that pops up in nearly every business conversation, but few people truly understand what it is. The literal definition of “digital transformation” implies a permanent shift from one state to another–an attainable, concrete, and final destination–achieved through the use of technology.

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Career Changes Coming Your Way: 4 Truths About the Evolving Workforce that Affect SAP Talent
Adam Page in Staffing, ASUG Talent Hub April 04, 2018

Career Changes Coming Your Way: 4 Truths About the Evolving Workforce that Affect SAP Talent

Fifty years ago, the workplace looked like a different place. Smoking was common in the office, and every manager above a certain level had their own secretary. Ten years ago, the workplace evolved again. Flexible working hours and working from home became more-popular options as the internet and smartphones allowed employees to always have what they needed to do their job remotely, rather than in the office.

Fast-forward to today, and another seismic shift is about to take place. Recent research commissioned by Freelancers Union and Upwork..

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One Size Fits All? Not When It Comes to Integration Solutions
Richard Duffy
Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, Developers, Integration, Opinion April 02, 2018

One Size Fits All? Not When It Comes to Integration Solutions

February was our Integration month for our ONE.Source community as we looked at multiple approaches to meeting your SAP Business One integration needs. Our Subject Matter Expert, Richard Duffy, shares his opinions on integration options, as well as recent insights he has gained. 

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5 Common Cybersecurity Risks and 10 Areas to Fix
Paul Kurchina
Paul Kurchina in Security, Cybersecurity Week, Best Practices, Cybersecurity March 31, 2018

5 Common Cybersecurity Risks and 10 Areas to Fix

I guess mom is always right: We should never trust a stranger. Unfortunately, most of us don’t heed this advice when exchanging sensitive personal data and interacting freely across wireless and digital communication channels. From stolen intellectual property and customer data to operation shutdowns that leave people vulnerable, news headlines are giving us every reason to reconsider our false sense of security in the digital technology we use.

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SAP Business One Usability Videos from SAP and ASUG
Richard Duffy
Richard Duffy in SAP Business One March 22, 2018

SAP Business One Usability Videos from SAP and ASUG

One of the goals of our ONE.Source community is to be your trusted conduit to resources and materials to help you get more from your SAP Business One deployment. With that goal in mind, I wanted to highlight some recent videos from SAP. 

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Securing Your SAP Business One Deployment with Technical and People-Based Best Practices
Richard Duffy
Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, Security, Cybersecurity, GDPR March 16, 2018

Securing Your SAP Business One Deployment with Technical and People-Based Best Practices

Our most recent blog on GDPR was one of our most popular to date. In the post, we explored what these impending changes mean and unpacked the business implications of these updated rules and requirements for protecting the data of your customers from the European Union.

The next logical question for SAP Business One customers is, "How do I make sure that my SAP Business One deployment is protected against unauthorized access, both benign and malicious?" The answer to that question is not only technical, but also tied to your business processes..

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