Friday, May 6, 2016

The benefits of SAP Event Management to the Supply Chain

The benefits of SAP EM are dependent on the specific challenges an organization faces. This blog describes common challenges that we face today and the 2nd part of the blog will show how SAP EM can be leveraged to address this issues.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

SAP Global Batch Traceability Whitepaper

Click here to download the Reveal whitepaper on SAP Global Batch Traceability.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

SAP OPInt - Order to Cash scenario demo

Check out this demo of SAP Operational Process Intelligence in the OTC space: 

Creating a Premier Order-to-Cash Process (Mark Wells)

Mark Wells wrote a nice little article on the Order to Cash process. See the full article here from his blog "Supply Chain Action Blog". An excerpt from the blog follows:

A premier O2C process possesses the following hallmarks:
1) Standardization.  That is not to say that all orders are treated in the same way, but that you have determined beforehand what types of orders you will receive and how each type will be handled.  Standardization applies to how orders are anticipated, qualified, promised, priced, allocated, fulfilled, invoiced, collected and serviced.

Keeping Track of your Supply Chain - 8 1/2 key points to ponder

When it comes to the Extended Supply Chain, it is critical to ensure that any issue that occurs during the process is uncovered in a timely manner. Once an issue has been uncovered it then becomes critical to take action on it in order to get the process back on track. Without this kind of actionable insight we will simply running less effectively and ultimately end up paying more for the execution of our Supply Chain. Increased buffer stock to account for Supply Chain irregularities, poorly optimized reorder points and optimal order quantities, and so on... We have lived with chaos and exceptions for so long but there is hope; there is light at the end of the tunnel. We need to take charge of the Supply Chain and it all begins with gaining control through visibility in to what is actually happening.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Announcing the Reveal 2016 Webinar Series

Supply chain industry experts present an all-new monthly Webinar series on pertinent topics for supply chain management professionals.
Join Reveal for an exciting monthly Webinar series, starting in March 2016 and running through November. This all-new Webinar series covers timely topics relevant to effective end-to-end supply chain management (SCM). Look forward to Reveal’s leading SCM experts discuss how to transform and optimize your organization’s supply chain. A question-and-answer period will follow each session, allowing attendees the opportunity to interact directly with the thought leader.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Peoplesoft Tips

This mini-manual highlights tips to navigating and working more efficiently in PeopleSoft. Most of the tips and tricks in this document apply to both the Human Resources and Financial sides of PeopleSoft, with the exception of Journal Tips. Check it out here.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Enhance your IT support desk processes by integrating SAP with any ITSMtool

In this post I'll show you how you can reduce SAP ticket handling times and keep your support department happy at the same time.

The problem

A lot of time is wasted in SAP software testing and maintenance processes due to incomplete or incorrect error reports from users and testers. Support people (analysts, developers) usually have to ask for more information about the error. This takes a lot of valuable working time from both the reporters of the error and support people. Solving the problem is often blocked until all information is available.

Friday, January 15, 2016

SAP's Cloud Bookings Jump

SAP stock jumped as much as 3.1% in early trading in the stock market today and nearly surpassed an 18-month high of 81.21 touched on Dec. 29. In early afternoon trading, though, SAP stock had trimmed the gain to a little more than 2%, near 80.
SAP, which like all software vendors is migrating more customers to a cloud model, said preliminary non-IFRS operating profit gained 7% to 2.28 billion euros ($2.47 billion), although IFRS profit slipped 3% to 1.70 billion euros, on revenue up 16% to 6.35 billion euros, where Wall Street had expected 6.07 billion euros. SAP is scheduled to release final Q4 results on Jan. 22.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Did You Get the ROI You Anticipated? - by Sean Elliffe of Reveal

Sean Elliffe, from Reveal, has written a great blog around whether folks are getting the ROI from their SAP implementation or not. An excerpt from Sean's blog...

"Your SAP implementation is behind you, and you are up and running. Transactions all are working, and the system is collecting and building data that is rich in content for analysis and improved decision-making. All the same, a question more often posed than not is “Did you get the ROI you anticipated? ... we hear of many anticipated expectations, most of which were key in influencing the cost-benefit decision. Some of these include: 31% reduced direct and indirect shop labor costs, 22% improved profits from better practices, better inventory, increased turns and streamlined purchasing... However, only a small percentage of companies seem to really believe that they actually received the full anticipated return from the investment made...

Read the entire article on Reveal's website - Click Here.