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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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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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TechEd: SAP works out details of Leonardo

Posted on November 17, 2017

At its tech conference in Barcelona, SAP demonstrated the progress it had made on its SAP Leonardo strategy. This includes additions to machine learning features and the availability of ABAP as a programming language for SAP Cloud Platform.

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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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How SAP Ariba intends to digitize procurement

Posted on July 25, 2017

From June 12-14, 2017, SAP Ariba held its annual conference dedicated to European customers. The conference reunited the entire Ariba ecosystem, customers, partners, press and analysts.

A few novelties were presented and announcements made, such as on the launch of SAP Ariba® Spot Buy capability for European customers with Mercateo as the ...

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SAP Leonardo: lots of potential but still a work in progress

Posted on July 14, 2017
For us, SAP Leonardo is SAP’s approach to a platform that allows for the development and deployment of data-driven applications leveraging technology components such as analytics, IoT, blockchain and machine learning. The promise is for companies to be able to create solutions ranging from edge devices to back end without the need to leave the ...

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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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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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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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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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Will more developers fall in love with SAP HANA?

Posted on November 9, 2016

While there can be no doubt that SAP is a leading provider of business application software, this does not apply to the vendor's role as development platform player. The software maker hopes that an extended offering named SAP HANA 2 will resonate with the developer community. 

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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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Hybris to push SAP into the post-CRM era

Posted on February 22, 2016

At its customer conference "Hybris Summit 2016" in Munich, Germany, Hybris unveiled its strategy for microservices and omni-channel customer experience management.

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Comment on SAP’s preliminary 2015 results and future challenges for SAP

Posted on January 22, 2016

Today, SAP announced its preliminary 2015 results. After a strong Q4 2015 the results were not really astonishing. SAP had a very good year. 18% growth in revenue and exceeding €20 billion of revenue for the first time. Triple-digit growth in cloud and network products. 2,700 customers bought S/4HANA. This was achieved in spite of tough and ...

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Les défis des DSI en 2016

Posted on January 8, 2016

2016 sera une année consacrée à la transformation numérique.

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SAP S/4HANA: Innovation is not in the driver's seat yet

Posted on November 4, 2015

In a comprehensive study, PAC analyzed the relevance and the expectations of German SAP customers regarding SAP S/4HANA. The analysis, which was conducted in cooperation with Dell, Intel, Arvato Systems and SNP AG, reveals that the driver for S/4HANA is not the creation of new business models.

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PAC RADAR nimmt Anbieter für SAP C&SI in Deutschland unter die Lupe

Posted on October 1, 2015

Vor wenigen Wochen hat PAC den diesjährigen PAC RADAR über die führenden Anbieter von SAP Consulting & Systemintegration in Deutschland abgeschlossen. Hierin wurden 22 starke Anbieter für SAP Consulting & Systemintegration (SAP C&SI) nach rund 70 Kriterien bewertet und ihren Stärken entsprechend positioniert. Neben Kenntnissen und ...

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SAP HANA - Kennen Sie Ihren Storage-Bedarf wirklich?

Posted on September 18, 2015

SAP HANA – Warum Sie ihren Storage Bedarf im Auge behalten sollten…

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SAP Services simplifies customer engagements with “One Service”

Posted on May 11, 2015

At this year’s SAP Services Analyst 1 day prior to SAPPHIRE 2015, the services organization announced it would be following the software organization down the road of simplification. All units of the services organization (support, education, consulting, CDS, cloud delivery) are going to merge their forces under a new “One Services” ...

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SAP and IBM become friends in cloud HCM

Posted on May 11, 2015

IBM and SAP have acquired SaaS providers in the HCM space, Kenexa and SuccessFactors, respectively. To a certain extent, the solutions compete against each other. The partnership is about the integration of the solutions so that customers are able to use them in a combined fashion.

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SAP S/4 HANA: Simplified ERP may not lead to simple migrations

Posted on May 8, 2015

After the initial announcement earlier this year, SAP revealed more details about the way its core product, S/4 HANA, is evolving. Some questions remain. One is how big the effort is for companies to move to the new core solution.

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