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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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5 Tips for Your Trip to Minneapolis for ASUG Experience for Enterprise Information Management (EIM)
Beth Bushmen
Beth Bushmen in October 05, 2019

5 Tips for Your Trip to Minneapolis for ASUG Experience for Enterprise Information Management (EIM)

The fifteenth annual ASUG Experience for Enterprise Information Management (EIM) will take place in Minneapolis Oct. 28–30. EIM professionals coming in for the conference will learn about the newest SAP solutions for EIM, network with other professionals, and pick up tips on how to succeed in their roles and within their organizations. Beyond all the learning and networking, attendees are in for a treat while visiting my city—which, by the way, is also the largest city in Minnesota.

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Why Experience Is the Key to Successful HR Strategies
Paul Kurchina
Paul Kurchina in Human Resources September 29, 2019

Why Experience Is the Key to Successful HR Strategies

Human resource professionals have a front-row seat to one of the most significant forces that are shaping the global economy: a renewed focus on experience. As demonstrated in a statement signed by nearly 200 CEOs from top companies such as Amazon, Apple, GM, IBM, and SAP, business leaders are calling to put the needs of their employees, customers, suppliers, and local communities ahead of their shareholders' interests.

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Touring the AIOps Solutions Landscape
Wayne Caccamo
Wayne Caccamo in Best Practices September 22, 2019

Touring the AIOps Solutions Landscape

The market for AIOps tools is exploding. According to Forrester Research, only 12% of organizations rely exclusively on modern tools to support IT operations. Yet 68% of companies are planning to invest in AIOps-enabled monitoring solutions over the next year. So, if you plan to keep pace with your industry peers by using modern tools, but haven’t begun educating yourself on the power of AIOps and relevant solution options, you’re already behind.

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A Local’s Guide to Toronto During the ASUG Experience for Human Resources & Payroll
Mark Richardson
Mark Richardson in Human Resources September 22, 2019

A Local’s Guide to Toronto During the ASUG Experience for Human Resources & Payroll

The ASUG Experience for Human Resources & Payroll is coming to Toronto Oct. 16–18. As the communications chair for ASUG Ontario, I look forward to welcoming you to North America’s fourth largest and fastest growing market for tech workers when you join us in Toronto this fall.

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