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Issue 4
SAPinsider Magazine: The Inside Edge for SAP Customers Worldwide (Issue 4 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, best practices, expert insights, and technical columns that provide deep-dive expertise. Get tips for assessing a move to the cloud; gain insights from ... MORE »

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SAP and the Circular Economy

Organizations and citizens worldwide have seen the results of the global plastic crisis. In response, policymakers, society, and leading companies, such as SAP, are coming together to work on solutions — by avoiding single-use plastics, better managing and recycling the plastic waste stream, and creating what’s called a “circular economy.” ... MORE »

Excel in the Experience Economy with Seamless System Integration
Excel in the Experience Economy with Seamless System Integration

Most organizations today are somewhere along the journey toward becoming a digital business, with meeting high expectations for the customer experience a central driver. One of the keys to creating an exceptional experience is the ability to access data in back-end systems in real time, which means that robust integration ... MORE »

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It's Time for Finance to Captain the Boat

Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) is a top financial concern for SAP customers, according to a recent SAPinsider benchmark report, “SAP S/4HANA Finance: State of the Market,” where more than 400 individuals across all lines of business from nearly 150 companies were surveyed regarding their strategy for SAP S/4HANA Finance. ... MORE »

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Cooper Standard Accelerates Cross-Platform Access Management

When Cooper Standard — systems and components provider for the automotive and industrial industries — saw the need to automate access management, the company undertook a project would affect over 11,000 desktop users, require defining common processes to meet compliance requirements, and improve control over its heterogeneous SAP and non-SAP application landscape. ... MORE »

Clearing the Way for Painless and Sustainable SAP S/4HANA Adoption

Data migrations historically have been painful endeavors for SAP customers and consequently avoided as much as possible. However, avoiding the adoption of the next-generation core solution — SAP S/4HANA — presents even more risk to future business growth. For SAP customers that are moving to SAP S/4HANA, the expertise, tools, ... MORE »

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How to Leverage Customer Experience Data in Manufacturing

Customer trends in the consumer and B2B marketplaces today are moving toward models where manufacturers can deliver unique services versus traditional “off-the-shelf” products. Demand for this sort of individualized manufacturing puts pressure on manufacturers to innovate/design and deliver goods faster. Therefore, supply chain professionals are challenged with how to become ... MORE »

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What SAP Customers Need to Know for Employee Tax Filing
in 2020

The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which took effect in January 2018, made significant modifications to both corporate and individual taxes. In September 2018, the IRS announced that it would mandate the use of a revised Form W-4 revisions on January 1, 2020. The 2020 version is expected ... MORE »

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Data Can’t Wait: Start Planning Today

Since the inception of SAP S/4HANA, one of the main risks that often derails the implementation journey centers around preparing, cleansing, converting, and managing the data. This article presents leading practices that SAP customers can leverage during their SAP S/4HANA implementations to significantly reduce program risks associated with the data ... MORE »

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It’s “Do or Die” for Many SAP Customers

The past few years have shown a rapid increase in new consumer products, proven by the vast array of new choices appearing daily. Shifting consumer demands and disruptive business models are driving manufacturers to introduce new products at an unprecedented pace and scale. Speed to market and business agility are ... MORE »

SAP’s Integration Solution Advisory Methodology (ISA-M) for the Intelligent Enterprise
SAP’s Integration Solution Advisory Methodology (ISA-M) for the Intelligent Enterprise

A holistic integration approach is a key prerequisite for organizations pursuing a digital path for their business. This article introduces SAP’s Integration Solution Advisory Methodology (ISA-M), which helps organizations shape their integration strategy — using predefined integration patterns for processes-, data-, user-, and Internet of Things-centric integration scenarios — and ... MORE »

Introducing SAP Cloud Platform Credential Store
Introducing SAP Cloud Platform Credential Store

Secure connections between applications is critical in modern, hyperconnected landscapes. The SAP Cloud Platform Credential Store service enables highly secure connections between applications in cloud-based landscapes by storing the required credentials and making them available to applications via a REST API. This article provides an overview of the key concepts ... MORE »

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