Wednesday, January 25, 2017

SAP Rolls Out S/4HANA Retail for Merchandise Management -

"German software behemoth, SAP SE SAP recently launched SAP S/4HANA Retail, a special version of the SAP S/4HANA platform for merchandise management. This will help retailers develop an omnichannel end-to-end retailing solution, thus meeting the rising demands of the digital economy. 
Noteworthy features of industry-specific SAP S/4HANA Retail include the ability to provide end-to-end support for all core retail processes, offer meaningful insights into operational retail data and a simple and intuitive user interface. This will enable users to access real-time information, thus enhancing decision-making process.   
 SAP believes that there is a pressing demand among retailers to optimize processes and retail frameworks. The SAP S/4HANA Retail will aid customers in exploring other business models. SAP S/4HANA's powerful real-time predictive analytics will enable clients meet present needs of the market and plan for future ones flawlessly.  
Without doubt, SAP S/4HANA has been the company's biggest top-line driver ever since its introduction in 2015. This platform has established itself as a "mission critical control center" for businesses pursuing digital transformation. SAP foresees the demand for S/4 HANA to surge, as SAP Cloud powered by HANA is the only 'real-time digital data offering' which helps in modernizing client operations." Read the full article here 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SAP Grows on Sturdy IoT, Cloud Prospects; Macro Woes Stay -

SAP Grows on Sturdy IoT, Cloud Prospects; Macro Woes Stay - "We issued an updated research report on German software giant -  SAP SE SAP - on Jan 9, 2017. Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, SAP is one of the largest independent software vendors in the world and the leading provider of enterprise resource planning ("ERP") software. Over the past six months, SAP's shares recorded an average return of 13.4%, outperforming the Zacks categorized Computer Software-Services industry average return of 10.5%. However, the company has a dismal track record as far as earnings are concerned, having missed estimates thrice in the trailing four quarters, with an average negative surprise of 1.8%." Read full article at

Monday, January 23, 2017

SAP Leonardo Jump-Start Enablement Program | SAP News Center

"WALLDORF — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced a jump-start enablement program for its Internet of Things (IoT) innovation portfolio. The program is intended to help customers connect the emerging world of intelligent devices with people and processes to achieve tangible business outcomes. 
Promotional Pricing and Consultative Services Will Help Customers Adopt Successful IoT Strategies; Global SAP Leonardo Event Announced for July 2017 in Frankfurt 
Following through on SAP’s recently announced commitment to invest €2 billion in IoT over five years, the IoT portfolio combines adaptive applications, Big Data applications and connectivity in packaged solutions across line-of-business and industry use cases ranging from connected products, assets and infrastructure to vehicle fleets, markets and people." Read the full article at SAP News Center.

Friday, December 16, 2016

What’s New in SAP Business SAP Business ByDesign 1608

The release of SAP Business ByDesign 1608 brought with it many changes and improvements, and you may not be taking full advantage of them.

In this blog, we’ll tell you all you need to know to about the changes that have occurred during the SAP 1608 update.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Whitepaper: Demystifying SAP HANA on VMware vSphere

“Organizations considering or pursuing the implementation of in-memory database technologies would be wise to investigate SAP HANA and VMware vSphere virtualized solutions.” Charles King, Principal Analyst, Pund-IT, Inc. 
Despite the well established benefits and values of virtualizing SAP HANA on VMware vSphere, we continually run into a number of urban myths. Charles King, Principal Analyst at Pund-IT, Inc. debunks 10 such myths covering sizing, consolidation, architecture, compatibility and more in this whitepaper. Download whitepaper here

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Looking for new SAP authors

Genie Press publishes books for ERP consultants that want to have a bit more freedom to express their thoughts and knowledge in the format that they wish to. Send an email to if you are an aspiring author with a valuable message to tell...

Saturday, December 10, 2016

What is SAP Global Batch Traceability? (SAP GBT)

SAP GBT is SAP’s enterprise solution for providing for the GMP requirements around batch management:
  • Manufacturing and Distribution records are enabled to capture a complete history of a batch. These records must be in a comprehensible and accessible form
  • A system is in place that allows for the recalling of any drug from sale or supply 
Simply put, it is an enterprise repository of the complete history of batch transaction records that allows for easy querying in order to produce distribution records for the purpose of targeted recalls and holds.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Philip Evans: How data will transform business

What does the future of business look like? In an informative talk, Philip Evans gives a quick primer on two long-standing theories in strategy — and explains why he thinks they are essentially invalid.

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Future Of Work Is Now - SAP Future Factor

The Future Of Work Is Now: "Far beyond collaboration, the digitization of work determines how we work and engage people. Technologies – such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, analytics, and cloud technologies – change the way we recruit, develop talent, and make our workforce more inclusive. They also introduce new jobs, largely with different skill set requirements. Some of the most-wanted jobs today did not exist five years ago – and many jobs we wouldn’t even imagine today will arise in the near future. Our workplace is changing at light speed.

IoT Expert Talk - Richard Kelly and Jim Harris

SAP TV talked to Richard Kelly, Partner McKinsey & Company about opportunities and challenges through the Internet of Things.

SAP TV's Thomas Leonhardi gets insights from Jim Harris, Innovation Speaker, Strategic Advantage.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Creating On A Tight Wire - SAP Design Talk with Boris Verkhovsky (Cirque du Soleil)

Have you ever wondered how the "magic" is created for the famous Cirque du Soleil® performances? Around the latest SAP Design Talk, SAP TV's Thomas Leonhardi talked to Boris Verkhovsky, Director of Design and Performance Development. Boris reveals insights on the conception and design of the shows.