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
Pharma plant digitally transforms with SAP S/4HANA in just 4 months
Kiara Health, a manufacturing partner for a top five pharmaceutical company, bought a manufacturing plant from one of the large pharmaceutical companies. They wanted to digitally transform the plant’s processes, from product ordering through to production. Working with United VARs member for South Africa, Seidor Westrocon, they migrated from SAP ECC and implemented a greenfield SAP S/4HANA in only 4 months. We talked to Martin Van Wyk, Director at Seidor Westrocon, to discover more about this successful digital transformation project.read more
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
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
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.
Cybersecurity in times of Coronavirus
The hasty implementation of remote working exposes companies to cyber attacks
As a result of the coronavirus, many companies have taken preventive remote working for their employees as a protective measure. Which, in many cases, is a hasty and impromptu move that has forced employees to make use of their own computers and technology to access corporate resources. Thus, exposing data and resources of the companies to possible cyber attacks.
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.
Why to invest in i-ERP now?
An IDC Info Brief by UVARs member Detaysoft
Many companies with decades of records in systems built prior to the digital era use legacy business processes and models, thus old ERP solutions. Those ERP solutions reduce the competitiveness of companies and make it difficult to satisfy increasing needs. This study focuses on intelligent ERP (i-ERP): What does it imply? What are the benefits of going to the cloud solution? Why to invest in it?
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