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IBM THINK 2018: BIG BLUE AND BIG BLOCKCHAIN

Posted on April 5, 2018

IBM’s gigantic Think 2018 conference came on the back of the company’s first quarterly revenue rise since Q1 2012. Good news then, and it undoubtedly lent an extra spring to the proceedings at the Mandalay Bay convention centre in Las Vegas....

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Digital CX: How the concept of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) can offer benefits to B2B sales processes

Posted on March 15, 2018

Solutions for Configure Price Quote (CPQ) are not a new topic, but in the context of digital customer experience and omni-channel commerce, functions for product configuration, price calculation management and quote generation can help to innovate, streamline and automate sales processes. For this reason, we expect an increasing demand for ...

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Tendances 2018 : plus d'intelligence et d'automatisation

Posted on December 5, 2017

Le numérique reste un sujet prédominant dans le programme des DSI pour l'année à venir. Ce concept a déjà fait couler beaucoup d'encre et suscité de nombreuses discussions. Bon nombre d'entreprises ont déjà lancé des projets et augmenté leur budget numérisation de manière significative. Pourtant, il est clair qu'il reste encore beaucoup à ...

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Dreamforce: Details enrich the Salesforce platform in various respects

Posted on November 20, 2017

At its annual Dreamforce mega event in San Francisco, Salesforce presented a number of enrichments and expansions for the various components of its cloud platform. This includes Einstein Analytics as well as the integration of its solutions.

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SAP as a prism

Posted on November 16, 2017

SAP unveiled its new face at TechED Barcelona in November 2017.

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Is blockchain eating SAP’s lunch?

Posted on November 16, 2017

The blockchain technology is making a huge media impact. Enterprise leaders are pushing their IT departments to set up blockchain projects just to be part of the trend. For some established enterprise software vendors - like SAP - blockchain can be a threat or a big chance. For those not in the enterprise application software business - like ...

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German SAP users call for IoT-ready software license models

Posted on September 28, 2017

Companies have started their digital journey and  for SAP customers, the ERP backend is a fundamental part of the technological foundation. These firms evaluate other SAP solutions such as SAP Leonardo that support IoT-based applications and the SAP Cloud Platform as development and deployment environment for native applications that run on ...

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The Google/SAP partnership may be underestimated

Posted on September 13, 2017

In March of this year, SAP and Google announced a business partnership. Initially, some observers thought that this partnership might mainly focus on SAP's usage of Google's artificial intelligence engine, Tensorflow. However, this was a misinterpretation.

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Sapphire Now 2017: key take-aways on SAP's innovation roadmap

Posted on June 1, 2017
Last week, Julia Reichhart and I took part in the Sapphire Now 2017 conference in Orlando/Florida, where we could talk to SAP representatives and many of its partners. In this blog post, we would like to share some of the key take-aways from the conference as well as from the SAP Partner Summit.

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Artificial Intelligence: Innovating Applications and Related IT-Services

Posted on May 11, 2017

Artificial intelligence is becoming mainstream as more and more vendors of application software and providers of applications-related services are making use of these technologies. Although still at an early stage, many examples suggest that AI is going to augment the software and software-related services business in a number of different ways.

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Un top 10 logiciel en mutation, mais un marché dynamique

Posted on May 2, 2017

Les éditeurs vivent de grands changements, pour s’adapter à un marché dont les conditions ont rapidement et drastiquement changé :

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BearingPoint: making good progress towards achieving its goal of becoming a €1bn consulting firm!

Posted on March 22, 2017

BearingPoint demonstrates a strong performance and has reaffirmed its ambition to reach the 2020 revenue target of €1 billion. In this regard, inorganic growth will play a more important role than has been the case in the last few years.

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ERP in the digital era - challenges and new beginnings

Posted on March 17, 2017

ERP is one of the most widespread and important IT systems used by companies, representing the backbone of the business. The big trend of digital transformation certainly has an impact on these systems, from a technical, but also from a business point of view.

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Le marché des logiciels et services reprend des couleurs !

Posted on March 9, 2017

Le marché des logiciels et services en France se porte plutôt bien avec une croissance en 2016 de 3,6%. Nous anticipons même une accélération sur 2017 avec un taux qui devrait passer à +4,1% !

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SAP S/4HANA: IT users and vendors need to rethink

Posted on February 16, 2017

As more and more companies evaluate SAP S/4HANA, IT users as well as IT service providers are thinking about whether, why and how they should move to the next-generation application platform. The opportunities for both sides are huge – and so are the challenges, as a recent PAC Market InSight report shows.

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Workday adds more analytics to its SaaS applications

Posted on November 24, 2016

The SaaS HCM and financial management solution provider extends its analytics capabilities for Workday and non-Workday data. Users will be enabled to analyze various data sets within the context of their applications.

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SAP S/4HANA: Relevance issue splits the SAP community

Posted on November 15, 2016

About one year after its introduction, the relevance of S/4HANA is still highly controversial among SAP users in German enterprises.

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NetSuite: Time to scale up the cloud ERP business truly globally

Posted on October 19, 2016

NetSuite is among the few global players that offer cloud-based ERP. The company has a good chance of growing its business globally. But the future is very much in the hands of the potential new owner, Oracle.

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DSAG: New business models require innovation beyond traditional SAP ERP software

Posted on September 21, 2016

SAP customers from the German-speaking countries gathered in Nuremberg for their annual meeting “DSAG Jahreskongress” to discuss how they should develop their business and their ERP software to align them with their digital strategies.

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IBM is looking for ways to lead ERP into the cognitive era

Posted on August 26, 2016

Cognitive computing is IBM's new mantra. The vendor intends to make meaningful use of cognitive technologies within processes that are driven by business applications. Such solutions can help improve and speed up decision-making, increase automation and reduce costs. In addition, cognitive intelligence is integrated into service delivery.

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Sage pushes Salesforce.com as its strategic development platform

Posted on August 1, 2016

Sage has outlined a strategy to innovate and transform its business solutions towards the cloud. Solutions that are globally available and cloud-based are the cornerstone of this transition. Expanding the market in the U.S. is in the focus of these efforts.

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