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SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG ANNUAL CONFERENCE Beyond the Show Floor: What You Need to Know About ASUG
Rebecca Garrett in May 15, 2018

SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG ANNUAL CONFERENCE Beyond the Show Floor: What You Need to Know About ASUG

As an SAP customer, you are probably very familiar with SAPPHIRE NOW, or simply SAPPHIRE, as those who have been around a while affectionately refer to the event coming up in June. If you’ve attended, you most likely spent much of your time on the show floor… the jewel of the conference. With a dramatic display of technological wonder, it IS impressive. With jumbo screens, product and solution-focused areas, live theaters, meet up areas, partner exhibits, and walk-through displays showcasing the newest solutions from SAP, it is a thing of..

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Your Top 6 SAP Licensing Questions, Answered
Ann Marie Gray
Ann Marie Gray in Licensing, Indirect Access May 13, 2018

Your Top 6 SAP Licensing Questions, Answered

Ever since SAP released its official announcement about its new documents-based licensing model in early April, we’ve been receiving lots of questions from ASUG members about the changes. But we’ve seen some common themes emerge from all of them. To help others in the SAP community who might be asking themselves the same things, we’re sharing the top six most common questions and their answers here.

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What You Need to Know About Blockchain Today
Adam Page
Adam Page in Blockchain, Digital Transformation, GDPR May 13, 2018

What You Need to Know About Blockchain Today

There’s a definite buzz around blockchain these days. The success of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and experimentation with additional uses, such as providing assistance to Syrian refugees and preventing voter fraud, have made companies take note of the new technology. As they are assessing its potential uses within their own organizations, a lot of questions are arising. What’s the current state of blockchain, and what do we need to know right now?

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Data and the Reversal of Digital Transformation Misfortune
Paul Kurchina
Paul Kurchina in Digital Transformation May 12, 2018

Data and the Reversal of Digital Transformation Misfortune

The debate over digital transformation is really a battle of definitions. While both sides agree that going digital is critical to the survival of a business, there seems to be a difference of opinion of what “digital transformation” means. One side argues that it’s about advancing the customer experience with technology, while the other believes process automation is the key.

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Announcing ASUG's Call for Presentations for 2018 SAP TechEd Las Vegas | Submit Your Story
Danny Pancratz in Announcement, SAP TechEd May 09, 2018

Announcing ASUG's Call for Presentations for 2018 SAP TechEd Las Vegas | Submit Your Story

ASUG is excited to once again partner with SAP for 2018  SAP TechEd Las Vegas. Along with the latest insights and expertise from SAP, the conference will feature real-world customer stories from our ASUG community. This year's event is taking place October 1-5, 2018 at the Venetian | Palazzo Congress Center in Las Vegas. 

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The Transformation Conundrum: Are You Innovating, Inventing, or Improving?
Paul Kurchina
Paul Kurchina in Best Practices, Strategy May 05, 2018

The Transformation Conundrum: Are You Innovating, Inventing, or Improving?

So much has changed in our digital landscape in recent years. What started as a quest to capture data and get a view of how the business is performing has become a platform for continuous learning. People and machines now can work together to continuously uncover new–and hopefully better–ways to get things done.

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Top 5 Reasons to Switch to Agile Data Operations Management

This is a guest post from Ella Brand, Big Data Solution Specialist for Product Marketing at SAP.

Accepting that every organization today wants to be data-driven, we should all recognize that data flows are nothing else but business workflows without prose. Efficient data operations are key to the agile management of data in the complex enterprise landscapes we live in nowadays.

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Digital Deadlock: Is Your Technology Strategy Running Out of Time?
Paul Kurchina
Paul Kurchina in Digital Transformation April 28, 2018

Digital Deadlock: Is Your Technology Strategy Running Out of Time?

 Businesses are running on such an infinite loop of evolution that it’s easy to forget that there are things that stand the test of time. Customers may adopt new ways to interact with brands, and employees may embrace the convenience and speed of digital technology in everyday work. But one thing that will never change is the fundamental need for understanding and connecting with customers.

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Purpose Matters When Building Your Long-Game Digital Strategy
Paul Kurchina
Paul Kurchina in Digital Transformation April 21, 2018

Purpose Matters When Building Your Long-Game Digital Strategy

Digital transformation. It’s at the top of every boardroom agenda, prompting much debate over data management, analytics-driven decision-making, personalized user experiences, and automation. Yet for most executives, the primary purpose and end goal of these initiatives remain, at best, fuzzy.

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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, Upgrades 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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