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 SAP’s new licensing model. I have committed to documenting that process and sharing insights with you in a series of blog posts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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..