Business Transformation as a Service for the Midmarket
RISE with SAP
The ongoing restrictions and supply chain disruptions due to Covid-19 policies across the world mean organisations are having to respond to change faster than ever. To thrive in such uncertain times, it’s essential for businesses to become more agile and to have the right technology to help them uncover the insights from their data to drive process efficiencies and enable innovation so they can thrive.read more
Innovate Like a Startup with SAP’s Business Technology Platform
According to a recent Global CEO study by the IBM Institute of Business Value, 56% of CEOs emphasize the need to aggressively pursue operational agility and flexibility. However, most midsize companies have complex technology landscapes and rigid systems which hold them back from being able to innovate quickly and cost-effectively. This makes it extremely difficult for them to respond appropriately to market changes and customer demands.read more
How the United VARs alliance is improving lives
SAP’s purpose is to help the world run better and to improve people's lives with sustainability at the core. These are objectives shared by United VARs and the members of our global network, all of whom are SAP Platinum Partners. Let’s take a look at some of the initiatives which United VARs members are supporting to help make the world a better place…read more
How to move to SAP S/4HANA quickly and cost-effectively
The recent market disruptions, caused by coronavirus restrictions, and the subsequent rise in homeworking have catapulted digital transformation to the top of the ‘to do’ list for many organisations. United VARs members are reporting a surge of interest from midsize businesses wanting to accelerate their move to SAP S/4HANA, especially from businesses currently running SAP ECC, the legacy ERP.read more
Launching one of the largest ever SAP SuccessFactors Global Transformation in a Covid year
United VARs member for the UK & Ireland, Edenhouse Solutions, has been working with Dentons, a global law firm, for the past 18 months to transform their talent program. It is one of the largest ever SAP SuccessFactors implementations, bringing together 77 countries and 189 locations under a common global template.
How digital transformation projects are enabling finance leaders to thrive in difficult times
Amidst the current restrictions and uncertainties, it may be tempting to just focus on how to keep the most urgent, business-critical processes running efficiently. But many midsize businesses are investing in digital transformation projects; for example, upgrading to Intelligent ERP platforms which centralize information in the cloud, and enable people to work from home with the right level of authorizations and access control.read more
A Brief Look at the Intelligent Enterprise
Christian Klein, CEO of SAP, recently stated, “Together, as Intelligent Enterprises, we can turn the world’s biggest challenges into our greatest opportunities. The recent pandemic is a crisis that will drastically impact societies and business for months and probably years. Digital transformation is no longer an option, but a must.”read more
4 Ways to Increase your Supply Chain Resilience
The current pandemic has brought supply chain to the top of concerns for most midsize businesses. We have seen demand volatility spikes; and increase in demand for medical equipment and vital necessities plus a huge drop in demand for luxury items such as new cars.read more
Establishing Future - Proof Digital Platforms
Seven of the ten most valuable companies globally are now based on a platform business model: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Tencent and Alibaba, and they have used the model to grow exponentially, taking significant market share from established firms. With customers spending the majority of their time on digital platforms – e.g. social, messaging –do you believe they are becoming the preferred and dominant business model offering for consumers?read more
How COVID-19 is accelerating the move to SAP S/4HANA
United VARs members are reporting a recent increase in enquiries from SAP ECC6 customers wanting to bring forward their migration to SAP S/4HANA. This Intelligent ERP enables enterprises to unlock the insights in their data and know what changes to make for increased business value and productivity. According to SAP, S/4HANA customers typically experience a 10%–40% boost in productivity.read more
Disruptive Technologies: Let's get Phygital
The word disruption may have a negative connotation, however digital disruption is a positive movement for the technology world and can improve and transform a business model giving professionals the opportunity to re-engineer their organisation in a much more efficient and agile manner.
At the heart of all digital disruption is data, which fuels operational and digital transformation and we look at how some United VARs members collect data, platforms used to manage data and how data is made available.read more
COVID-19: How United VARs Members are Responding
COVID-19 has affected businesses throughout the world and while work didn’t stop, many workplaces did - with employees having to adapt to new ways and methods of working. We were interested to know how United VARs members have been responding to these challenges to support customers, colleagues and communities. It is apparent technology is playing an important role in building the world’s business confidence back up again and we would like to share a snapshot of some examples of what members are doing and saying during the pandemic.read more
How United VARs Is Dealing with Corona
Corona virus creates unprecedented challenges for businesses worldwide, from keeping staff, customers and partners safe, to continuing to service clients, protecting the business and preparing to emerge from the crisis stronger and ready for the challenges to come.
Corona virus: The fear of global companies with subsidiaries in China
The corona virus causes great uncertainty for globally operating companies in China. But that does not mean that you should stop all business operations. However, travel prohibition and restricted business operations means that companies with SAP deployment in China need to access local resources.
What You Can Gain from SAP’s Cloud ERP Two-Tier Strategy
4 Astonishing Advantages of Running a Two-Tier System
Typically, growing companies attempt to integrate all of their new subsidiaries, business areas, and regions into one all-encompassing ERP system. Thomas Kramer, Head of SAP Cloud ERP at All for One Steeb, points out that “smaller subsidiaries, () often don’t need the complexity and functional depth from headquarters systems and might be overwhelmed by the so-called Tier-1 systems in terms of complexity and costs.” However, more often than not a tier-1 ERP system is the bottom-line, essential for reporting to headquarters, thus making it appear to be the only viable solution for smaller subsidiaries as well.
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