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Thursday, July 28, 2016

15 Vulnerabilities in SAP HANA Outlined | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

15 Vulnerabilities in SAP HANA Outlined | Threatpost | The first stop for security news: "SAP recently fixed 15 different vulnerabilities that existed in the database management system HANA and subsequent communication channels used by the software. All told the vulnerabilities affect just north of 10,000 SAP customers running different versions of the system, according to researchers at Onapsis, who disclosed the bugs Thursday.

SAP Sees Its Future in the Cloud - Bloomberg

SAP Sees Its Future in the Cloud - Bloomberg: Rob Enslin, board member of SAP, discusses SAP's push into the cloud, how their ramping up the push and where he sees growth in Asia. He speaks to Bloomberg's Angie Lau on "Asia Edge." (Source: Bloomberg)


Supply Chain Action Blog | Actionable Insights to Prepare You for Next Week's Value Network Decisions

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."

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

SAP: Anywhere & Everywhere | SAP News Center

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 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

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: "SAP – Internet of Things for Business Learn how billions of things are connecting with one another."- View Video

Top 20 software suppliers, 2016

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 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

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 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."

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Day in the Life of SAP’s CIO | SAP News Center

A Day in the Life of SAP’s CIO | SAP News Center: "Join SAP CIO and Chief Process Officer Helen Arnold for a typical day in the office, including a major project go-live. Being a business leader overseeing SAP’s digital transformation means Arnold needs to ensure that everyday operations run rock solid while her teams lead SAP innovation. " View Video

Inventory Management - 3 questions that you should know the answer to... | Supply Chain Action Blog

Inventory Management | Supply Chain Action Blog: "If you can’t answer these 3 questions in less than 10 minutes (and I suspect that you can’t), then your supply chain is not the lever it could be to drive more revenue with better margin and less working capital: 1) What are inventory turns by product category (e.g. finished goods, WIP, raw materials, ABC category, etc.)? How are they trending? Why? 2) What is the inventory coverage? What will projected inventory be at by the start of a promotion or season. Within sourcing, manufacturing or distribution constraints, what options do I have if my demand spikes or tanks? 3) What proportion (and how many) of your customer orders (or margin or revenue) shipped at 99% on-time and in-full? How many at 98%? And so on . . . Do you understand the drivers?"

Monday, July 18, 2016

Digitally Connected, From Trading to Treadmill | SAP News Center

Digitally Connected, From Trading to Treadmill | SAP News Center: "From London’s financial district to the privacy of his own home, SAP GCO CTO Irfan Khan takes viewers behind the scenes of his digital life." - View Video

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Siemens Industry Cloud runs on SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Siemens have chosen the SAP HANA Cloud platform as the foundation of their industry cloud. To find out more, listen to Dr. Peter Weckesser, CEO of Customer Service from Siemens Industry from SAPPHIRE NOW.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Designing for the Internet of Things

This interview explores how holistic and collaborative design strategies promote success in designing products for the Internet of Things. Find out why thinking in a bigger context is essential for designing connected products and how data from smart products can positively influence your R&D process.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Ariba President Alex Atzberger on the Future of Commerce | Ariba LIVE 2015 Munich

Alex Atsberger, President of Ariba, dives into the value and power of the network and Ariba's goal of becoming the world's digital commerce network through collaboration with SAP. See what can come from a global, collaborative network and how you can be a part of it, too. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Walmart runs SAP HANA

Walmart CIO Karenann Terrell and SAP Executive Board Member Rob Enslin talk’s about Walmart’s use of SAP during Bernd Leukert’s SAPPHIRE NOW Keynote.