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1. Issues With Digital Transformation
If you want the real deal on a topic like digital transformation for the supply chain, the Supply Chain Shaman will deliver! Lora Cecere attended the recent SAP Insider conference where digital transformation ...
Created on 15 March 2017
2. SAP Invests in IoT
If you're wondering where IoT is on the hype cycle, wonder no longer. SAP is making a huge investment to support IoT functionality and expects to unlock its value for their customers.SAP hasn't always ...
Created on 06 October 2016
3. SAP and Microsoft Announce Integration Plan
Two big software players, SAP and Microsoft, have announced an integration plan that should make performing some procurement tasks on platforms we all use a bit easier.The thought process behind the plan ...
Created on 21 June 2016
4. Gaining Value from Analytics Projects
As usual, the Supply Chain Shaman, Lora Cecere, has strong opinions on the topic of projects related to analytics. In a recent post on her site, she shares recommendations on how to best mesh basic project ...
Created on 02 June 2015
5. SAP's Evolution
As you'd expect of an ERP juggernaut, SAP continues to evolve as the technology landscape changes. At a recent conference Charlie Bess of the Enterprise Irregulars viewed some of their recently developed ...
Created on 24 May 2015
6. SAP's ERP Leadership
On the Huffington Post site, Lee Traupel describes why he feels SAP continues to dominate the ERP market. CRM and cloud seem to be two of the driving forces, and SAP has upped its game to address them.Others ...
Created on 27 April 2015
7. Choose Best-of-Breed for Supply Chain Software
As usual, Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, shoots straight when discussing supply chain software. She's seeing some issues with HANA-based SAP implementations, and other large vendors seem to struggl ...
Created on 23 April 2015
8. An Interview with SAP's CEO
Bill McDermott, CEO of ERP giant SAP, gives us a few thoughts in a recent interview summarized by Vinnie Merchandani on the Enterprise Irregulars site. As more companies move to the cloud, SAP is adjusting ...
Created on 10 February 2015
9. Extended Supply Chain Effects
In a thought-provoking guest blog on the Supply Chain Matters site, Prashant Mendki discusses the new extended supply chain world in which we live. He examines the 5 basic functions involved in conventional ...
Created on 04 February 2015
10. SAP's Future Direction
SAP's CEO Bill McDermott recently spoke at their yearly Sapphire conference. It's always instructive to hear what an industry or technology leader is thinking. SAP wants to simplify things, but is also ...
Created on 19 June 2014
11. Interview with Hasso Plattner of SAP
Whether you're an SAP customer or not, their plans are often indicative of what's happening in the ERP world at large. In an interview by Doug Henshen on the Information Week site, SAP's Chairman Hasso ...
Created on 16 June 2014
12. Supply Chain Software Innovation Needed
Lack of successful innovation to support supply chain needs at big ERP vendors SAP and JDA is bugging Lora Cecere. The opportunities are out there to develop something useful, while companies continue ...
Created on 29 May 2014
13. SAP, Procurement, and the Cloud
The cloud has clearly disrupted the ERP market. SAP, for example, has faced the challenge and has made acquisitions and development to address it. Have they succeeded?On the procurement side, the results ...
Created on 21 May 2014
14. SAP's New Supply Chain Strategy
SAP, not known as a supply chain innovator, is making a bold move toward building some interesting solutions. It's not a done deal, but the building blocks are being developed.Steve Banker tells us what's ...
Created on 23 April 2014
15. SAP's Direction
SAP's co-CEO Bill McDermott discusses a number of issues, including cloud, innovation, and workforce issues, in a recent Information Week article. SAP is a huge company that is trying to be as nimble as ...
Created on 27 November 2013
16. SAP's HANA Plans
The Cloud and SAP's introduction of the HANA technology seem to be informing most SAP related decisons nowadays.David Essex on the SearchSAP site looks at what's going on with this important ERP topic. Che ...
Created on 27 August 2013
17. Re-branding SAP
SAP is known for its ERP offering, not for its marketing ability. It appears they're trying to fix that.In an Enterprise Irregulars article, Brian Sommer details what he learned at a recent summit about ...
Created on 19 August 2013
18. SAP and the Cloud
What's SAP doing with the cloud? Not enough, according to David Linthicum.Take a look at his analysis in the Cloud Computing blog on the InfoWorld site HERE.
Created on 14 May 2013
19. Dropship and the Logistics Provider
...  a lot different in Central Africa than North America. Right now, exports are way down, for example. A company in the U.S. called me and needed someone to "land" a shipload of Brazilian sugar in Ghan ...
Created on 06 May 2013
20. SAP Acquisition News
Chris Kanaracus on the Info World site gives us an update on a recent SAP acquisition that enhances their supply chain coverage.Looks like they're leveraging that HANA technology... read all about it  ...
Created on 05 March 2013