SAP Insights | January 2021
SAP Insights | January 2021
Data-Driven Solutions Create New, Innovative Connections to Enhance Operations
Like all businesses, wholesale and distribution organizations found themselves trying to manage sudden and extreme disruptions to their operations in 2020, due to the impact of COVID-19. For many, supply chains faltered as domestic and international vendors shut down just as demand was ratcheting up, particularly for consumer goods.
The challenging environment forced wholesale and distribution organizations to review their suppliers and transport facilities and networks. It also delivered a clear message: Beef up digital business capabilities to boost efficiency and competitiveness, or risk failure.
See how opportunistic companies immediately recognize the importance of digital transformation in this blog.
Enhancing Customer Experience and Driving User Adoption with SAP Fiori
As organizations continue to develop and refine their digital transformation roadmaps, a central component of the transformation revolves around Intelligent ERP deployment. While SAP announced that its end of support for ECC 6.0 was pushed to 2027, customers continue to formulate strategies for shifting their business systems to SAP S/4HANA. The extension provides customers the opportunity to further refine their approach and ensure the organization is appropriately prepared to manage and minimize the disruption.
While the main drivers of a digital journey remain focused on enhancing the customer experience (CX) through popular channels such as marketing, product selection and supply chain efficiency, there are additional avenues of transformation, such as user experience (UX) that are often overlooked.
Common Pitfalls of ERP Implementations: A Project Risk Management Perspective
Industry research reports have shown that 70% or more of ERP implementations fail. A poorly executed project can create many risks including budget overruns and delayed timelines which can negatively impact financial performance. Our team collaborates with the business and system integrator (SI) to identify high-risk areas and raise considerations such as:
- Does the project have the right level of sponsorship to succeed?
- Has the business defined the vision for future state business processes?
- Have the impacts of changes to the business been assessed?
Protiviti’s Project Risk Management advisory services, along with a robust managed support model, provide technical and business resources to support the implementation of large-scale digital transformations and coverage of day-to-day business operations.
Taking a Test Drive of SAP Analytics Cloud Report Design
When I talk about SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), one question that I am asked quite often is “How do I get my Web Intelligence reports into SAC?” My answer is typically that you can’t. SAP Analytics Cloud is a very broad product with a plethora of capabilities. While modernized data visualizations are one of the strengths of the platform, paginated transactional report development is not. Due to this limitation, we have always suggested the hybrid approach between SAP BusinessObjects and SAP Analytics Cloud. This makes it possible to keep existing Web Intelligence and Crystal Reports hosted in the SAP BusinessObjects platform and then augment those transactional reports with modern data visualizations in SAP Analytics Cloud Systems (i.e., SAP Analytics Hub) to help seamlessly move between the two.
In 2021, the roadmap for SAP Analytics Cloud states that classic transaction reporting design is coming.
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