Supply Chain Action Blog | Actionable Insights to Prepare You for Next Week's Value Network Decisions: "There is a process that is fast becoming a necessary and key component of both demand planning and sales and operations planning. I have heard it described as “forecastability”and “demand curve analysis”, among other terms, but, here, I will call it a “Demand Plan Sanity Check” or DPSC for short. I am seeing this across industries, but particularly in consumer products. The concept is simple – how does one identify the critical few forecasts that require the skill and experience of demand planners, so that planner brainpower is expended on making a difference and not hunting for a place to make a difference."
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Supply Chain Action Blog | Actionable Insights to Prepare You for Next Week's Value Network Decisions
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
SAP: Anywhere & Everywhere | SAP News Center: "Megan Meany and Rodolpho Cardenuto have breaking news: SAP Anywhere, the newest cloud solution from SAP, is about to go live. The front-office, mobile, consumer-graded solution will rock retailers and their customers worlds. Tags: SAP Anywhere, SAP TV" -View Video
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
SAP Q2 FY2016, an S/4 HANA take – diginomica: "SAP’s S/4 HANA story is in the early stages of unfolding. Even so, the company gave some good indicators of where it is going that should help in better understanding momentum, even while further questions are left hanging in the air.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Intrapreneurship: Run Your Idea! | SAP News Center: "Three days, 27 ideas, 20 coaches, nine jury members – and loads of cool pitches. At the recent Intrapreneurship event in Berlin, five SAP teams from all around the globe managed to convince the jury. Now they have the chance to validate their business idea." - View Video
Saturday, July 23, 2016
SAP – Internet of Things for Business: "SAP – Internet of Things for Business Learn how billions of things are connecting with one another."- View Video
Top 20 software suppliers, 2016: "The story for the 2015 market for supply chain management (SCM) software, maintenance and services is a tale of two currencies, according to Chad Eschinger, vice president at the research firm Gartner.
Friday, July 22, 2016
SAP Second Quarter Earnings Shrug Off Brexit - InformationWeek: "SAP second quarter earnings showed no sign of weakness from the recent Brexit vote in the UK. Instead, the company's revenue and earnings grew as SAP added new customers, particularly for its S/4 HANA platform. 10 ERP Players Shaping The Market (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) SAP's second-quarter results, announced Wednesday, were a welcome development for the German-based enterprise applications company. Like other tech giants such as Oracle, IBM, and HPE, SAP has been struggling with the growing pains of transitioning to cloud-based workloads and business models over the last few years. The company's CEO Bill McDermott told analysts during an earnings conference call (audio) that the company experienced double-digit growth in software, cloud, and operating income. Despite widespread concern, SAP executives said during the earnings call that the company had experienced no negative effects so far from the Brexit vote in the UK, which happened at the end of the quarter."
Changing the World, One Smart City at a Time | SAP News Center: "By 2050, 75% of the world’s population will live in cities, bringing challenges and opportunities for urban citizens. Over 500 leaders from major cities worldwide gathered at the Smart Cities Congress in Barcelona to discuss what the future holds for urban innovation." - View Video
SAP and APWorks to accelerate on-demand industrial 3D printing for aerospace industry | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News
3ders.org - SAP and APWorks to accelerate on-demand industrial 3D printing for aerospace industry | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News: "German software solutions corporation SAP SE has certainly been making a name for itself within the 3D printing industry, having recently partnered with UPS to establish a U.S. wide on-demand 3D printing network. Now, in the wake of their partnership with UPS, SAP has just announced it has signed a co-innovation agreement with APWorks, a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space GmbH which just months ago unveiled its stunning 3D printed Light Rider motorcycle. Both companies will work together to accelerate and promote the adoption and standardization of industrial 3D printing within the aerospace and defense sectors.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
SAP Profit Tops Estimates as Clients Move to New Software - Bloomberg: "SAP SE reported results that topped analysts’ estimates as the company put a weak start to the year behind it and closed more software deals despite political turmoil in Europe. Operating profit for the second quarter was 1.52 billion euros ($1.67 billion), topping the 1.45 billion-euro average of analysts’ estimates collected by Bloomberg. Sales were 5.24 billion euros, compared with the average 5.22 billion-euro estimate. Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott said he’s positioning SAP’s software to help companies remake sales plans and purchasing processes in light of U.K. citizens’ vote last month to leave the European Union. "Any time there’s a pressure point where things are changing, business leaders are looking for a solution," he said in an interview. New software license revenue, an important predictor of earnings potential from support contracts, rose 10 percent to 1.04 billion euros. That followed a 13 percent decline in the first quarter, which the company blamed on a failure to close deals."