Digitalization Transformation

The Integration Conundrum – A Point of View Paper

I would like to begin this article by first introducing the CIO Guide that was published by SAP, documenting SAP’s vision around integrating SAP applications in both a cloud and hybrid landscape. I personally think that the guide is a great starting point to deal with one of the evolving architecture decision point around integration especially when organisations move towards adopting cloud applications. While SAP treats the enterprise in a …

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Team Michelangelo Paints a Value Masterpiece

Hudson Yards was the location for a kick-off Summit establishing a new Digital Procurement Think Tank Community. We welcomed analysts, executives, and thought leaders to brainstorm with us on the future of Procurement, and broke them out into eight teams for a Design Thinking program. I’m always hesitant to overstate things, opting for a more conservative approach. That’s why I would never say that Team Michelangelo embodied their namesake’s skill …

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Team ‘Da Vinci’ Designs a Futuristic Value Solution

I currently work as a Senior Director in the Global Network Value Organisation (NVO) within the SAP Ariba line of business of SAP. My role is to bring the latest thought leadership and insights to executives and to modernise approaches for working with customers to create impactful value assessments. As a procurement professional with over 20 years senior line management and consulting experience, I was asked to support the SAP Ariba Partner Think …

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SAP App Center, The Digital Marketplace for Partners

By Bill Rojas, SAP Digital Almost every business leader has in some way experienced the overwhelming process of buying software, from the seemingly infinite number of options to the endless sales calls and the ongoing challenge of integration with existing software. Purchasing software, in short, is hard. However, it’s not just buyers that are challenged by this process — it’s just as hard for software vendors. In a sea of …

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Launching the Digital Procurement Think Tank Community!

On November 8, the SAP Ariba Partner Ecosystem team hosted 50 thought leaders, analysts, and innovative CPOs, including 12 SAP and SAP Ariba executives in the SAP Leonardo Center in NYC. The inaugural Digital Procurement and Supply Chain Networks Think Tank Summit is a catalyst in forming a Thought Leadership Community where we will: Connect strategists and technologists to conceptualize next-generation procurement and supply chain networks Discover new paths to …

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AI North of the Equator: A Holiday Case Study

To avoid getting put on someone’s not-so-nice list, I need to state before we begin that this is a purely fictional account of an AI implementation project. SAP Ariba’s commitment to driving procurement transformation via technologies like AI is certainly not fictional, however. For more information on what we’re working on, please visit us at www.ariba.com. Remote locations pose significant challenges for manufacturers, especially those with complex distribution networks. Weather …

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Adopting a Digital First Approach to Demand Generation

I don’t think anybody would debate the size of the opportunity available from digital channels to drive incremental business revenue. The numbers are staggering, and the growth is constant. There are now over 3.7 billion internet users globally with 2.8 billion active on social media. Google are supporting over 40,000 searches per second, which equates to a whopping 3.5 billion queries per day. This level of access to information and …

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The Integration Conundrum – A Point of View Paper

I would like to begin this article by first introducing the CIO Guide that was published by SAP, documenting SAP’s vision around integrating SAP applications in both a cloud and hybrid landscape. I personally think that the guide is a great starting point to deal with one of the evolving architecture decision point around integration especially when organisations move towards adopting cloud applications. While SAP treats the enterprise in a …

Read More »

Team Michelangelo Paints a Value Masterpiece

Hudson Yards was the location for a kick-off Summit establishing a new Digital Procurement Think Tank Community. We welcomed analysts, executives, and thought leaders to brainstorm with us on the future of Procurement, and broke them out into eight teams for a Design Thinking program. I’m always hesitant to overstate things, opting for a more conservative approach. That’s why I would never say that Team Michelangelo embodied their namesake’s skill …

Read More »

Launching the Digital Procurement Think Tank Community!

On November 8, the SAP Ariba Partner Ecosystem team hosted 50 thought leaders, analysts, and innovative CPOs, including 12 SAP and SAP Ariba executives in the SAP Leonardo Center in NYC. The inaugural Digital Procurement and Supply Chain Networks Think Tank Summit is a catalyst in forming a Thought Leadership Community where we will: Connect strategists and technologists to conceptualize next-generation procurement and supply chain networks Discover new paths to …

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