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  • MoneyShot SAP S4HANA Services 2021 2022 RadarView - SAP S/4HANA Services 2021–2022 RadarView™

    SAP S/4HANA Services 2021–2022 RadarView™

    The SAP S/4HANA Services 2021–2022 RadarView™ helps enterprises define their approach for SAP S/4HANA adoption and identify the right implementation partner to support them in their journey. It assesses implementation services providers based on their ability to offer services with limited disruption. The 71-page report also provides our point of view on how SAP S/4HANA implementation service providers are catering to the changing needs of enterprises through a wide portfolio of accelerators and preconfigured solutions, thus delivering a general ranking based on key dimensions of practice maturity, partnership ecosystem, and investment and innovation.

    November, 2021

  • MoneyShot SAP S4HANA Services 2021 2022 RadarView - SAP S/4 HANA and Service Providers Unlocking New Business Process with Analytics

    SAP S/4 HANA and Service Providers Unlocking New Business Process with Analytics

    Enterprises are adopting SAP S/4HANA to exploit new sources of revenue and streamline processes with the help of its big data and analytics capabilities. To respond more effectively to volatility in supply and demand, enterprises leverage SAP S/4HANA to improve visibility over business processes. Faster implementation cycles with the use of preconfigured solutions, fewer customizations, and agile development have gained traction, as enterprises are looking for faster time-to-value from their investment in SAP S/4HANA.

    November, 2021

  • PrimaryImage SAP4HANA2020 600x400 - SAP S/4HANA Services 2020 RadarView™

    SAP S/4HANA Services 2020 RadarView™

    This report is designed to help enterprises define their approach for S/4HANA and to identify the right implementation partner to support them in this journey. It assesses implementation services providers on the basis of their ability to offer implementation services with limited disruption.

    June, 2020

  • Research Bytes - New Customer-Facing Systems Extend the Reach of SMBs

    New Customer-Facing Systems Extend the Reach of SMBs

    Small businesses play a vital role in the economy and are often the leading innovators in new products and services. In recent years, software vendors have announced new products to address the challenges of multichannel commerce and the global markets that small and medium sized businesses face. In this Byte, we review two of them, SAP and Microsoft, which are building new, customer-facing systems specifically to serve SMB customers.

    January, 2017

  • Technology Trends - Understanding Cloud ERP Buyers and Providers

    Understanding Cloud ERP Buyers and Providers

    Not all ERP systems that are labeled “cloud” are the same. At the same time, vendors need to realize that not all ERP buyers are the same. The study provides an overview of ERP cloud vendors and describes the two major categories of buyers in this market: first-time buyers looking for their first ERP systems and established companies replacing their legacy systems. We also segment cloud ERP providers into two categories: cloud-only ERP providers and traditional vendors that have added cloud or hosting as deployment options. We conclude with recommendations for buyers and providers who seek to serve these markets. Two appendices provide our analysis of key ERP vendors in each category.  (32 pp., 6 fig.) [Research Byte]

    August, 2014

  • Research Bytes - What Fiori Means to SAP and Its Customers

    What Fiori Means to SAP and Its Customers

    Over the past several months, a debate has been raging about whether SAP should offer its new user apps, collectively called Fiori, at no charge to customers under its maintenance program. This Research Byte summarizes the arguments, including factors not often recognized, along with recommendations on what SAP should do in its own best interest and what it all means for SAP customers.

    April, 2014

  • Research Bytes - Enterprise Software Suites Don’t Always Win

    Enterprise Software Suites Don’t Always Win

    The major enterprise software providers promote their pre-built integration as a selling point in capturing new business from existing clients. But do suites always win? Based on recent deals observed by Computer Economics, it appears that the integration story is not resonating with buyers as it once did.

    February, 2014

  • Research Bytes - Moving Outside the Box of Enterprise IT

    Moving Outside the Box of Enterprise IT

    Information technology goes far beyond the realm of enterprise IT. New technologies, such as big data, mobile applications, and cloud computing hold promise in addressing many of the world's great problems, while at the same time offering strategic advantage for businesses. Corporate IT leaders, therefore, need to reach outside their narrow focus on ongoing support to incorporate these new technologies to deliver business value.

    June, 2013

  • IT Best Practices - Guiding Successful Business Intelligence Initiatives

    Guiding Successful Business Intelligence Initiatives

    Today, enterprises rely on many systems to run the business: SCM, ERP, CRM, POS systems, call centers, and e-commerce and online customer touch-points. Each of these systems produces volumes of data about customers, transactions, sales, inventory, and human resources. The problem becomes how to amass this data and turn it into actionable information for decision makers across the enterprise. This is the focus of the business intelligence (BI) environment, enabling an enterprise to wring greater business insight from the increasing volumes of data. This article looks at the technology that drives the business case for BI and at how this technology is integrated into business decision making.

    November, 2004

  • Technology Trends - SAP Opens Up and Moves Down Market (June 2002)

    SAP Opens Up and Moves Down Market (June 2002)

    Though it may seem longer, especially if you have been personally involved in implementing R/3, SAP AG released its premier ERP suite just ten years ago. Among the painful lessons that R/3 users have learned during that time is that enterprise-level applications rippled through the entire fabric of an organization and took much longer to roll out than expected. But the costs and effort required were often rewarded by major gains in competitive advantage and entry into new marketplaces.

    June, 2002