An Integrated Platform in the Cloud: A Growing Tendency
Latin American companies are increasingly turning to cloud computing services for greater efficiency and agility at a lower cost. Although the novelty has worn off and it has clearly settled as a trend, migration is still slow for growing companies in the region. Nevertheless, there are solutions and offerings that make the journey to the cloud easier and technology partners that help in the transition.read more
Spotlight on... Seidor LATAM
The United VARs member for Latin America
Javier Navarro is Partner and Director for the Americas at Seidor, the United VARs member for Latin America. Seidor is one of the founding members of the United VARs global alliance and an SAP Platinum Partner. Founded in 1982, Seidor specializes in digital transformation and offers a wide range of SAP solutions, including ERP, HXM, Ariba and CX.read more
United VARs member for China
Tracy Zhou is the founder and CEO of Acloudear, an SAP Cloud specialist and the United VARs member for China. With offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hongkong. Acloudear provides digital transformation services and SAP Cloud technologies to both Chinese and international customers. In 2020, the company received the prestigious Pinnacle Award for ‘SAP Cloud Partner of the Year- Small and Midsize Companies’.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
Moving to the Cloud for Faster Business Transformation
Gartner forecasts worldwide public cloud spending to rise by 18.4% in 2021 to total $304.9 billion, and survey data indicates that 70% of organisations plan to increase their cloud spending in 2021, mostly due to COVID-19 disruptions and the subsequent rise in homeworking.read more
Easier and more productive collaboration:
Integration of Microsoft Teams in SAP Sales Cloud
Companies grow, change, and adapt to new requirements. The latter has an impact not only on the IT landscape and work formats, but especially on the way employees, departments and project teams work together. Hence, two scenarios illustrate what can go wrong.read more
Manage Zero-Based Budgets from anywhere with Detaysoft’s Z+Packread 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
Spotlight on... In Cloud Solutions
United VARs member for UK
Caroline Atkinson is the Owner and Director of In Cloud Solutions Ltd, the largest SAP Business ByDesign specialist in the UK. She started the company during a recession in 2012 with Liz Matraves who was her colleague for many years on the SAP Business ByDesign presales team and is In Cloud’s Consulting Director.read more
How to be more effective with remote working
Over the past few months while many businesses have struggled to deliver, In Cloud Solutions saw those with strong systems already in place maintain a high level of service.
This was the comment from one of our customers, Lloyd’s Register; "Taking a moment to reflect on how 'lucky' we were at Lloyd's Register for having implemented an end-to-end cloud-based ERP before the global pandemic hit. It ultimately meant we could keep all our lights on during global lockdowns and continue to support our customers who themselves perform such essential functions for the world at the moment."read more
What the future looks like for businesses after Covid-19
There is much more to the future Post Covid-19 than just pulling off the "dust sheets" and restarting business operations as they were before. Companies will be working out new ways to get their employees back in the offices and working safely. Supplies will need re-ordering and everyday processes re-booting. Sectors, like hospitality, may have to stay mothballed for a bit longer before it’s wise to re-open and demand picks up, but even if it's not happening at the moment– there is a feeling that now is a right time for preparations to be made.
3 Questions regarding global integration of your subsidiaries:
What German customers should know about global SAP rollouts, Cloud ERP, and 2-tier strategy
There has always been a huge debate on what happens to a company's business technology when it merges with or acquires new businesses. Some of them typically try to integrate all of their new subsidiaries, industries and regions into an all-inclusive ERP.
3 Keys to Success for Rollouts Using a Global Template
David Leon, COO at Seidor, USA shares his top tips
A global template enables customers with multi-site SAP installations to efficiently manage their business processes as part of global rollout. It is a container that bundles standardised business processes and contains links to process-specific developments, configuration and test data. "I have three top tips to ensure a successful rollout when using a global template," says David Leon, COO at Seidor, USA.
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.
Beating the Brexit Blues
Why subsidiary companies could be the answer
Brexit uncertainty has reached fever pitch in the UK in the run up to Christmas with MPs voting almost daily on motions threatening to bring down the government.
UK citizens are speechless as each twist and turn takes us further and further into the unknown. Everything is up for grabs from hard Brexit, soft Brexit to no Brexit at all.
So, while businesses STILL don’t know what is going to happen there have none the less been some moves to prepare. After all businesses that sell and buy from the EU need to have contingency plans in place which are flexible enough to cope with a wide range of outcomes.read more
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