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SAPinsider Issue 3 2019
SAPinsider Magazine: The Inside Edge for SAP Customers Worldwide (Issue 3 2019)

Access the latest insights from SAPinsider in this digital edition of the magazine, which includes case studies of companies using SAP technology to improve their business outcomes, such as Columbia Sportswear's use of automation and SAP Apparel and Footwear to modernize its operations; best practices, such as key considerations for ... MORE »

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Columbia Sportswear Connects Active People with Their Passions Faster Than Ever Before

To continue to excel in its market, leading outdoor apparel company Columbia Sportswear embarked on an ambitious global business transformation project to modernize its operations and deliver products faster to its customers. Learn how the company automated the conversion of millions of data records from various legacy systems to the ... MORE »

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Revolutionizing the Innovation Experience: SAP Leonardo Experience Centers

Discover the SAP Leonardo Experience Centers — state-of-the-art centers intentionally designed to help customers rethink and reimagine their business stories, from the outside-in, and innovate on behalf of their customers and employees. With the flagship experience center now open in Walldorf, Germany, and the next location set to open in ... MORE »

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Delivering “Complete” Experiences Where the SAP Customer Is the Hero

Hear from Nick Tzitzon, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications for SAP, who shares recent changes within SAP and how they will affect its customer and partner ecosystem. In this executive Q&A with SAPinsider, Tzitzon offers an inside perspective on the big shifts of SAP S/4HANA and Qualtrics coming ... MORE »

Ericsson Delights Customers with DevOps SAP Integration
Ericsson Delights Customers with DevOps SAP Integration

After 140 years in business, global technology giant Ericsson knows a thing or two about staying at the forefront of a changing industry. Learn how the company has modernized its IT delivery approach, and increased customer satisfaction, by adopting a continuous delivery model for its digital business support systems portfolio, ... MORE »

New Features for SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment
New Features for SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment

SAP Cloud Platform ABAP environment, released in September 2018, was a leap forward for ABAP developers, enabling them to move their existing ABAP skills and assets to the cloud while taking advantage of innovative SAP HANA-based capabilities. Since its initial release, SAP has added two new important features: connectivity to ... MORE »

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What Business Users Can Expect from the New Functionality in SAP S/4HANA Finance

As SAP customers start to adopt SAP S/4HANA Finance, they want to know how the new solution differs from their current SAP ECC implementation and what new capabilities it presents. This article will help to illuminate how these SAP S/4HANA Finance innovations provide business users more efficiency and automation, which ... MORE »

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Are You Ready for One Simple Cloud?

Most SAP customers, by now, have heard of SAP Analytics Cloud — SAP’s self-service platform for data visualization, exploration, dashboarding, planning, and predictive analytics. However, many customers wonder what exactly the new platform offers, if it’s appropriate for their environment, and what it integrates with, replaces, and/or complements. This article ... MORE »

The Future of Support Services
The Future of Support Services

SAP customers want support experiences that are personalized to who they are and the SAP products they use, and that compare their issues to questions that have already been answered. So how does SAP meet these expectations? This article explains how new technologies are changing the way SAP provides support ... MORE »

Complying with Data Protection Regulations
Complying with Data Protection Regulations

Data protection regulations are on the rise, with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018, due to go into effect in January 2020, one of the more recent examples. CCPA in combination with the already existing European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to have a major impact ... MORE »

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Closing the Customer Experience Gap

Many organizations are creating a disjointed customer experience (CX) and need to find new ways to capture the exponentially growing amount of customer data, integrate their isolated systems, and achieve a single view of the customer. While companies commonly are talking about doing more with less and improving customer satisfaction, ... MORE »

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Key Considerations for Migrating Your SAP Finance Operations to SAP S/4HANA

Many SAP customers are voicing apprehension about migrating their finance operations to SAP S/4HANA, not sure of what is in store for them and how best to prepare for the shift. This article focuses on two major considerations for SAP customers making the move: implementing the material ledger and moving ... MORE »

Don't Wait Until It's Too Late
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

Despite the present and growing threat of cyberattacks — especially when it comes to ERP systems that contain mission-critical and sensitive information — many enterprises often fall behind in applying security patches to address identified vulnerabilities in their systems. So why do organizations struggle with this, and what can they ... MORE »

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Strengthen Your Core Before You Do More

Before investing in additional technology to improve their supply chain, SAP customers must consider what value they currently receive from their existing SAP software. Supply chains specifically can feel the negative effects of organizations’ underutilization of the SAP capabilities available to them. This article reveals several areas where SAP customers ... MORE »

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Migrating Custom ABAP Code to SAP S/4HANA

Ever since SAP first introduced SAP S/4HANA back in early 2015, there’s been a lot of confusion in the SAP community about what SAP S/4HANA really is and how it will affect the SAP development landscape going forward. With so much misinformation out there, these mysteries can be hard to ... MORE »

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