The ASUG Experience for HR & Payroll is coming to Toronto October 9-11. As the communications chair for ASUG Ontario, I look forward to welcoming you to the fastest-growing tech-employment city in North America when you join us in Toronto this fall.
If the technology community had anything to say about it, “cloud” might be the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year. Those of us who work in the SAP world generally hear this word at least once a day, along with one of its relatives such as “digital transformation,” or the latest phrase brought into our vocabulary by SAP, “intelligent enterprise.” Cloud technology is about as hot as it gets right now.
At ASUG, we like to hear from our community about relevant topics, trends, and shifts in the marketplace. If you’ve participated in some of the surveys we’ve conducted on topics like this one, we’d like to thank you.
With more than 80 ASUG sessions and hundreds more hosted by SAP, it can be a little intimidating for a first-timer at SAP TechEd Las Vegas (October 2-5). What should you do? What should you absolutely not miss?
ASUG member and volunteer, Tammy Powlas, has some tips to help you get the most from this event.
The more companies become digital and global, the more finance organizations need to step up their game. It’s just not enough to report numbers, pay the bills, and secure steady cash flow. They must also deliver self-explaining, reliable financial information that provides the full story of how the business is performing in real time. But all too often, many financial teams struggle with isolated business systems full of inconsistent—and sometimes conflicting—information.
When I say, “early adopters of artificial intelligence (AI),” what do you see? Big shiny robots on a manufacturer’s assembly line? Smart grids diverting energy resources automatically to prevent blackouts? Autonomous cars “driving” down the highway?
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..
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.
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?
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.