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SAP drives blockchain use cases in standard applications

Posted on October 2, 2018

PAC recently caught up with SAP on its initiatives in the blockchain area. The company‘s endeavors are aimed at complementing its SAP Leonardo portfolio with Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) in order to increase both the efficiency and ...

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HPE - Enabling companies' journey to SAP HANA

Posted on September 28, 2018

PAC recently had the opportunity to attend a briefing event held by HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) at the SAP Customer Competence Center in Walldorf, Germany, to discuss the company’s portfolio and strategy with regard to the SAP HANA ecosystem.

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How SAP enables data-driven business innovation in manufacturing

Posted on August 1, 2018

At the recent SAP Industry Analyst Base Camp 2018, which took place on July 16th and 17th in Philadelphia (US), PAC had the opportunity to meet with SAP’s industry executives responsible for the global manufacturing business and be given a “deep-dive” update on SAP’s focus topics, specifically in the manufacturing industry.

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From S/4HANA to C/4HANA: SAP proclaims an end-to-end business software strategy

Posted on June 6, 2018

SAP's Sapphire NOW event is currently taking place in Orlando (June 5-7), and some major announcements have been made, one concerning the launch of the C/4 HANA suite for the customer experience space. By this move, SAP gives a very strong message to customers, partners and the competition that it has lifted the customer-related area to the ...

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App Insights: With AIEP, Accenture has launched a versatile travel companion for the migration journey to SAP S/4HANA

Posted on May 16, 2018

Through its recently announced Accenture Intelligent Enterprise Platform (AIEP) for SAP, Accenture addresses the challenges many SAP customers are faced with when it comes to a possible migration to SAP S/4HANA. In our view, AIEP is a rich framework for planning and delivering SAP projects. And even though it has a strong focus on SAP ...

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Auf dem Weg zu SAP S/4HANA: Migrationsstrategien in der Schweiz

Posted on May 14, 2018

Wie alle SAP-Kunden weltweit beschäftigen sich auch die mittelständischen Unternehmen in der Schweiz mit SAP S/4HANA. Wann und wie sie die Migration angehen wollen, davon handelt eine aktuelle Studie, die Swisscom gemeinsam mit dem Marktforschungs- und Beratungshaus PAC durchgeführt hat.

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Procurement’s digital transformation goes further with SAP Ariba!

Posted on April 27, 2018

At its annual European event, SAP Ariba Live, hosted in Amsterdam on April 23-25, 2018, SAP presented its strategic approach for the next couple of years. The development of the partner ecosystem and collaboration has been the key message for the audience comprising existing and potential customers, partners and influencers.

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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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