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What SAP’s Microsoft Azure Alliance Means for SAP Customers
Geoff Scott
Geoff Scott in Cloud, Opinion, SAP S/4HANA November 30, 2019

What SAP’s Microsoft Azure Alliance Means for SAP Customers

Fever pitch is a term that describes a state of extreme excitement or agitation. It’s an apt assessment of what many SAP customers are feeling as a result of the hyperscalers vying for their SAP applications and workloads.

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Key Takeaways from SAP Capital Markets Day
Sharon J. Rehana
Sharon J. Rehana in November 17, 2019

Key Takeaways from SAP Capital Markets Day

Last month, SAP’s two newest CEOs—Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein—shared news of double-digit growth across revenue, profit, and cash flow during the company’s third-quarter earnings report.

In their first SAP Capital Markets Day as co-CEOs, they welcomed investors and analysts from around the world to talk about the company’s future vision and ambitions. The theme was “Growth and Operational Excellence,” and the duo laid out their plans to achieve both.

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Running SAP on Google Cloud Platform: A Journey to the Cloud
Pamela Perkins
Pamela Perkins in Cloud November 16, 2019

Running SAP on Google Cloud Platform: A Journey to the Cloud

Many companies are embarking on large-scale digital transformation journeys to become intelligent enterprises in the cloud. There is plenty to consider when preparing for the transformational change and, more specifically, the cloud component. One key consideration is determining how to leverage the public cloud to drive meaningful business outcomes with minimal risk.

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Undercover CIO: It’s Time to Govern Your Data
Undercover CIO in Data Operations November 09, 2019

Undercover CIO: It’s Time to Govern Your Data

With the speed of change, when seconds and minutes can alter an outcome or opportunity, data has become increasingly valuable to an organization. So, it stands to reason that data governance should be on top of all C-suite leaders’ minds, no matter their enterprise. 

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The Truth About Change Management and Other Lessons from an Energy Giant
Paul Kurchina
Paul Kurchina in Change Management October 27, 2019

The Truth About Change Management and Other Lessons from an Energy Giant

Change is a pervasive fact of life in every aspect of our external world, internal spaces, and workplaces.

Most of us have learned how to deal with it, even to the point of appreciation. But on occasion, we may still question why a particular shift has to happen in the first place.

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5 Things You Need to Know from SAP’s Q3 2019 Results
Sharon J. Rehana
Sharon J. Rehana in Opinion October 27, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know from SAP’s Q3 2019 Results

At the start of its Q3 2019 earnings call, SAP welcomed its two new co-CEOs, Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein. Both praised former SAP CEO Bill McDermott for his contributions over the last decade but were also ready to move the needle in a new direction.

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Johnsonville’s Journey: The “Indirect” in Indirect Access
Ron Gilson
Ron Gilson in Indirect Access, Licensing October 20, 2019

Johnsonville’s Journey: The “Indirect” in Indirect Access

In my role as CIO of Johnsonville, I am analyzing indirect access, the impact of digital access licensing, and the pros and cons of adopting the new licensing model. I have committed to documenting that process and sharing insights with you in a series of blog posts.

Where Johnsonville’s Indirect Access Journey Started

In my first post, I provided some background and laid out Johnsonville’s high-level approach to the process. In my second post, I walked through the actual steps Johnsonville took to get a first-pass estimate of our document..

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MRO Material Masters: Building a Bridge from the Digital Core to Your People
Conrad Greer
Conrad Greer in Data Operations October 12, 2019

MRO Material Masters: Building a Bridge from the Digital Core to Your People

Your company may be considering moving to SAP S/4HANA, but pockets of cynicism probably still exist about ERP and its benefits. Building broader support requires listening and addressing concerns. This blog is about one of those topics of cynicism—weak material master descriptions that harm maintenance and supply chain performance in the energy and utilities businesses. I limit my discussion to maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) material catalogues in the energy and utilities space (where I’m experienced), but I suspect these issues will..

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My Perspective on SAP’s CEO Announcement
Geoff Scott
Geoff Scott in Opinion October 10, 2019

My Perspective on SAP’s CEO Announcement

SAP announced today that Bill McDermott is stepping down from his role as CEO, and is promoting Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein to be co-CEOs, effective immediately.

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Deprived Master Data and Its Remedies
Bala Subbaih
Bala Subbaih in Data Operations October 05, 2019

Deprived Master Data and Its Remedies

Envision a company that has bad data but perfect process mapping. A company with this setup could lose revenue because inaccurate data may lead to challenges such as higher resource consumption, higher maintenance costs, negative publicity on social media, and lower productivity. The company would need to erase its old data and collect new data, which likely would require spending more time and money. This is a red flag.

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