Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ariba Network grows; SAP PartnerEdge provides new path to cloud

Ariba Network grows; SAP PartnerEdge provides new path to cloud: "The Ariba Network is growing rapidly, and this in turn is helping to fuel growth in some of the companies that participate in it. SAP reports that nearly 1,300 new sellers per day joined the Ariba Network in the second quarter of 2016, and that more than 2 million companies are now connected and doing more than $2.5 billion in business every day." - Read more here...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Interview with Alicia Tillman, CMO at SAP Ariba

Interview with Alicia Tillman, CMO at SAP Ariba:
"1. Could you tell me a little about your background and how you came to be the CMO at SAP Ariba? 
Prior to joining SAP Ariba, I spent 11 years at American Express operating in a similar capacity, leading Marketing and Corporate Communications, in the company’s business travel division. I recently celebrated my one year at SAP Ariba after joining last spring. My desire to join SAP Ariba was driven by a fierce desire by our company President to double the size of the business in the next five years. That goal would call for change – and Marketing would be part of that.While SAP Ariba is the market leader in their space, doubling our business would require refreshed messaging, brand elements and awareness. I was very interested to lead that for SAP Ariba.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Software Maker SAP Ditches Annual Reviews

Software Maker SAP Ditches Annual Reviews: "Germany’s SAP, maker of software used to grade the performance of millions of employees worldwide, is ditching its own annual performance reviews as too expensive, time-consuming, and often demotivating. 
 Once championed by business leaders as the key to better productivity, annual appraisals are falling out of fashion with companies including IBM, Gap, and even General Electric, whose longtime chief executive Jack Welch is credited with popularizing the system."
The slant made by some media outlets implies that SAP doesn't believe in the processes covered by it's own solution. In fact, many companies are moving away from the Annual Review system, including my own. We just believe that it focuses more on the negative and is reactive in nature... SAP has a similar belief.

Letter: SAP remains committed to Newtown Square HQ

Letter: SAP remains committed to Newtown Square HQ:
"To The Times:
There has been some concern over recent media coverage in the Philadelphia area suggesting that SAP has plans to move our North America headquarters from Newtown Square to New York City. This has understandably raised concerns and angst for some and I want to address it directly and set the record straight. Later this year, SAP will be opening a beautiful new office in New York City. We’re in the process of renovating our space in Chicago, we’ve opened a new office in Atlanta, and rolled out a brand new location in Boston. These are just a few examples of our continuous efforts to improve and better align our real estate footprint across North America to our business needs and growth plans. The new location in the prestigious Hudson Yards development in Manhattan will unite all of our existing New York locations into one. But what it won’t do is alter our presence or footprint here in Newtown Square."

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A few helpful Workflow links

  1. The following video contains an excellent example on how to build your first workflow model Creating your first workflow (Video)
  2. View official workflow tutorials from SAP help.
  3. SAP SDN page about Workflow.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Thoughts on Digital Transformation - Steve Lucas

A great read Posted by Steve Lucas
Digital Economies: As economies (or marketplaces) evolve, they become more efficient over time. Any economist will tell you that. What is clear to me is that the next frontier of efficiency for all global economies is digital and driven by ones and zeroes, regulated by hyper efficient algorithms all of which will be modeled, executed and continually optimized in real time. In a Digital Economy, a very real currency is the data exchanged between entities, not just goods, services and monetary funds in the traditional sense. You need to look no further than the Financial Services “economy” to get a glimpse of what your industry will look like in a very short period of time.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Video: SAP HANA - Innovations and Intel IoT and SAP.

Video: Innovations and Intel IoT and SAP.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Easy to Understand Guide to SAP HANA Cloud Platform - SAP HANA

Prakash Darji points to some really good material describing SAP HCP and related SAP technologies.
"The vignette series begins by focusing on digital transformation – what it is and what it means to different companies and industries. I highlight how simplified experience, real-time connectivity and smart recommendations allow companies to attain full digital transformation.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Ivan Bond's blog – SAP ByDesign

  1. Check out Ivan Bond's blog for some good content on SAP ByDesign.
  2. For reporting tips with Excel, check out the ExcelGuru...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

SAP HANA Cloud Platform and the Intel Smart Building

View Video "SAP HANA Cloud Platform and the Intel Smart Building"