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.
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.
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.
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.
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.