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.
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.
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.
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).
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:
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.