Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
Top SAP S/4HANA alternatives to add to your ERP shortlist
SAP S/4HANA competitors from Microsoft, Oracle and QAD have much of the capability and scalability you need but with less of the hassle. Here's how they compare. Continue Reading
How to think long term about SAP ECC customizations
Because customizations have long-term implications, organizations currently running SAP ECC as their core ERP system must give careful thought to their approach. Learn more. Continue Reading
4 steps for creating an analytics strategy on SAP ECC
Many companies can benefit from analytics' capabilities, and organizations staying on SAP ECC can still create an effective analytics strategy. Learn how. Continue Reading
SAP S/4HANA migration: A definitive guide
Implementing S/4HANA comes with significant risk -- yet it also offers a real opportunity for digital transformation. Here's the information and best practices to ensure success. Continue Reading
5 SAP S/4HANA certification and training courses to consider
Online training from LinkedIn Learning, Skillshare, Udemy and SAP may be the fastest route to S/4HANA proficiency -- and higher levels of mastery including certification. Continue Reading
SAP Business ByDesign vs. SAP S/4HANA: A comparison
After years of evolution, Business ByDesign has found a sweet spot in SaaS ERP for SMBs and the public sector compared with S/4HANA's strengths in larger enterprise deployments.Continue Reading
9 top SAP S/4HANA benefits for businesses
For today's highly nimble business models, SAP S/4HANA can provide speed, flexibility, simplicity, faster analytics, lower costs and the strength of HANA's in-memory database.Continue Reading
What SAP product supports project-based teams?
SAP's SuccessFactors Dynamic Teams could help support project-based teams in the workplace and solve associated challenges. Learn more about the new capabilities.Continue Reading
How can SAP's predictive analytics improve SCM?
SAP's predictive analytics could help users with their supply chain management as supply chain problems persist. Learn more about how these capabilities could benefit users.Continue Reading
How can SAP's Signavio acquisition help companies?
Learn about process mining's capabilities and how Rise with SAP users could potentially benefit from the company acquiring process mining company Signavio.Continue Reading
Is Rise with SAP a good fit for you?
The service Rise with SAP is likely a good fit for some organizations but not for others. Learn how to decide if SAP's new offering is right for your company.Continue Reading
Overview of SuccessFactors Opportunity Marketplace
SuccessFactors Opportunity Marketplace's core functionality is providing recommendations for employees, such as a training course. Learn how it could help your company.Continue Reading
Which SAP software supports sustainability?
SAP is releasing new sustainability software to give organizations the environmental data they need to achieve climate targets. Learn more about each type.Continue Reading
A buyer's guide to customer-managed S/4HANA Any Premise
Customer-managed S/4HANA Any Premise is best for users who prefer to use a different set of tools and processes than HEC and have more control over the environment.Continue Reading
Sapphire 2021: Unlocking an intelligent business community
Supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic enabled SAP to rethink business networks. Now its strategy is to reduce friction so businesses can work together as a community.Continue Reading
What are the options as SAP HANA 1.0 support in the Neo environment sunsets?
With support for SAP HANA 1.0 in the SAP BTP, Neo environment ending soon, users will face a choice between the Neo environment and Cloud Foundry for SAP HANA 2.0.Continue Reading
A buyer's guide to S/4HANA Cloud Private Edition
S/4HANA Cloud Private Edition is best for users who need greater flexibility and are willing to pay a bit more for it. Learn whether it's right for your company.Continue Reading
Move to S/4HANA or not? Some real-world experiences
With end of support looming for ECC, the race to S/4HANA is on -- for some. Learn some pros and cons of S/4HANA and why some companies are taking a 'just say no' approach.Continue Reading
A buyer's guide to S/4HANA Cloud extended edition (EX)
S/4HANA Cloud EX offers much of the multi-tenant version's simplicity and standardization but with much greater environment control. Learn more to see if it's a good fit for your company.Continue Reading
A buyer's guide to S/4HANA Cloud SaaS ERP
SAP's multi-tenant SaaS ERP, S/4HANA Cloud, is a viable choice for companies that need ease in their infrastructure management. Learn what it offers and what it requires of IT.Continue Reading
Understand your S/4HANA deployment options
SAP deployment options can be confusing, particularly with name changes. Learn which SAP program is right for your company based on your organization's goals and needs.Continue Reading
Consider moving from ECC to S/4HANA sooner rather than later
Reinventing your business processes and revamping your ERP system is not as simple as pushing a button, but an S/4HANA conversion may not be as risky as you think. Here's why.Continue Reading
Compare SAP S/4HANA vs. SAP ECC: Five main differences
As ECC users consider their options for the future, understanding how their current SAP ERP system compares to S/4HANA is critical. Here are some important differences.Continue Reading
How can SAP Work Zone for HR help enable a digital workplace?
Part of SAP SuccessFactors HXM, Work Zone for HR is a digital workspace meant to boost employee experience. Learn more about its features and functions.Continue Reading
What is SAP Field Service Management and what can it do?
Organizations need to get more from their technicians and field workers, and SAP Field Service Management is meant to help. Learn what it can do.Continue Reading
What Qualtrics integration questions should IT ask of SAP?
Qualtrics has certain technical integration challenges, and IT needs to address questions to uncover what they are and how they will affect the implementation. Here's a look.Continue Reading
How can SAP AMS simplify ERP administration?
A number of companies offer SAP Application Management Services, which can help offload some of the administration duties required to manage SAP ERP. Here's a look.Continue Reading
Decide on SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Single-tenant vs. multi-tenant edition
Understanding the benefits and limitations of S/4HANA Cloud versions is essential to making the right choice. Here are some factors for consideration.Continue Reading
How can SAP for Me simplify SAP ecosystem management?
SAP for Me is meant to serve up the most important information about a customer company's SAP technology ecosystem. Here's a look at just what that means.Continue Reading
How can SuccessFactors CPM improve performance management?
Learn how SuccessFactors Continuous Performance Management can help more organizations realize that a good employee experience requires ongoing performance management.Continue Reading
Real-life look at SAP intelligent RPA uses, benefits, limitations
SAP intelligent RPA works with the SAP ecosystem to help automate time-consuming processes. Learn what intelligent RPA is, how some companies are using it and a few of its limitations.Continue Reading
How can SAP Analytics Cloud help boost business agility?
SAP Analytics Cloud is meant to boost business agility, which business leaders need now more than ever. Take a look at the tool's features and how it might help.Continue Reading
Use Qualtrics surveys to boost employee engagement
SAP Qualtrics surveys may help uncover workforce sentiment so business and HR leaders can act on it and help improve employee engagement. Learn what that entails.Continue Reading
Overview of SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll
In this introduction to SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll, learn about the cloud-based payroll system meant to handle global enterprise needs.Continue Reading
How can SAP tools help during a COVID-19 economic downturn?
Managing cash flow, anticipating demand and getting insight into data are three critical ways to manage COVID-19's effects. Here are a few tools meant to provide those capabilities.Continue Reading
How can SAP Data Custodian boost public cloud data control?
Public cloud technology has evolved, but business leaders still worry about its ability to manage and protect their data. Learn how Data Custodian may help.Continue Reading
What is a benefit of Qualtrics Text IQ sentiment analysis?
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound effect on consumers. Text IQ provides sentiment analysis to understand just what that effect is -- as it evolves.Continue Reading
SuccessFactors implementation methodology: Overview of choices
There are three different SuccessFactors implementation methodologies. Here's the information you need in order to select the one that will work best for your company.Continue Reading
How Concur AP automation streamlines accounts payable
Some finance departments are turning to SAP Concur for accounts payable automation to manage processes and increase accuracy. Here's what the automated process looks like.Continue Reading
SAP Business One overview: Features, benefits and more
SAP Business One promises holistic business management software. Learn more about its advantages and pitfalls, as well as pricing and integration, in this SAP Business One overview.Continue Reading
How to pick a SuccessFactors implementation partner
Selecting the right SuccessFactors implementation partner is a critical step in the journey to deploying the system. Check out these six tips for finding a partner.Continue Reading
4 SAP Leonardo use cases
With IoT and blockchain capabilities, some companies are putting SAP Leonardo to work. Here are four examples that illustrate the product's use cases.Continue Reading
Understand SAP ECC vs. HANA vs. S/4HANA vs. R/3
SAP ECC, HANA, S/4HANA and R/3 are all valuable tools in the IT world, but it's easy to get them confused. Learn about their similarities and differences.Continue Reading
Is the SAP ECC support deadline extension important?
With an extension to the SAP ERP Central Component end-of-support deadline, customers are wondering what it means for them. Here's a look.Continue Reading
What capabilities does Qualtrics EmployeeXM offer?
Employee Experience Management tools from Qualtrics are meant to give managers and HR concrete ways to gather feedback and support workers. Here's a look at five features.Continue Reading
What are some key SuccessFactors onboarding capabilities?
Onboarding is critical to employee experience and a company's reputation as a talent destination. Learn about SuccessFactors functionality to help improve this important process.Continue Reading
An SAP Cloud Platform overview: Capabilities and benefits
SAP Cloud Platform is often confused with other SAP cloud products. Dispel any confusion with an explanation of how the technology works and what it can do.Continue Reading
How to use Qualtrics employee experience tool to gather feedback
SAP Qualtrics is meant to be a powerful employee experience tool. Discover its features, feedback software and which products are currently available.Continue Reading
The move to SAP Intelligent Enterprise starts with small steps
When it comes to moving to SAP Intelligent Enterprise, taking the journey one step at a time is the best method.Continue Reading
What is an SAP Intelligent Enterprise? Don't look for a clear answer
What does Intelligent Enterprise actually mean? If the SAP term confuses you, you're not alone. Learn what the experts say and why the concept might matter more than you think.Continue Reading
Pros and cons of SAP migration to the cloud
Hosting SAP on cloud services can bring added security and scalability. But organizations must also watch out for issues such as resource mismanagement and downtime.Continue Reading
SAP vs. Oracle: Compare their cloud platforms
SAP Cloud Platform vs. Oracle Cloud Platform is an important issue for organizations that are considering either vendor. Here's what you need to know.Continue Reading
Is SAP Cloud Platform architecture the same as SAP cloud migration?
With so many SAP products using the term 'cloud,' understanding what Cloud Platform is -- and isn't -- can be confusing. Here's a quick intro to help bring clarity to the issue.Continue Reading
S/4HANA public cloud vs. private cloud: Compare the pros, cons
In addition to SAP's on-premises and hybrid models, the vendor offers S/4HANA in public and private clouds. Here's a look at the differences in some important areas.Continue Reading
How does SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding support crossboarding?
Onboarding a new hire is one thing, but what about when an employee simply moves from their role into a different one at the same company?Continue Reading
Experts debate whether SAP acquisition of Qualtrics can deliver CX
Ten months after SAP paid $8 billion for the SaaS experience management platform, experts still differ on what Qualtrics adds to SAP's portfolio, especially its C/4HANA CX suite.Continue Reading
How can SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding help retain employees?
A well-run onboarding process can also be a savvy retention tool. Here's how the SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding module can help provide a positive experience for new hires.Continue Reading
How SAP C/4HANA could transform the CRM market
Find out how C/4HANA is not only changing the CX game, but also transforming the relationship with CRM by combining front-office CRM apps with back-end transactional ERP systems.Continue Reading
Inside SAP C/4HANA and how it's changing the customer experience
SAP has officially entered the CX game with C/4HANA, but what is it exactly? Here's a breakdown of the platform and its components to ensure buyers and users have a firm understanding.Continue Reading
Project Embrace SAP hyperscaler options offer holistic cloud route
Analysts and SAP provide more details on the vendor's new program to ease cloud migrations through its partnerships with AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.Continue Reading
5 third-party apps for the SuccessFactors Recruiting module
SuccessFactors is a capable recruiting platform, but it can't be all things to all people. The right external application can provide the specialized help your organization needs.Continue Reading
Pros and cons of SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting
SAP's primary recruiting platform is capable and feature rich, but users should consider these important factors before adopting the cloud-based system.Continue Reading
As SaaS ERP, S/4HANA Cloud not meant to replicate ECC
In a Q&A, Jan Gilg, SAP's new global head of S/4HANA, joined SVP Sven Denecken to explain the differences between the on-premises and cloud versions of S/4.Continue Reading
SAP Leonardo technologies seek to empower the digital enterprise
Learn the fundamentals of Leonardo, how it has evolved over the years and key steps to using its advanced technologies to build a responsive, real-time digital enterprise.Continue Reading
Experts' tips for evaluating SAP cloud computing options
For a successful deployment of SAP software in the cloud, your company must consider factors including what's required of the application as well as the industry itself.Continue Reading
'SAP Nation 3.0' examines the state of the SAP economy
In this Q&A, analyst Vinnie Mirchandani discusses his book, 'SAP Nation 3.0,' the third in a series that examines the expansion of the SAP software empire and how companies manage it.Continue Reading
Where can I get SAP SuccessFactors online training?
The SAP Learning Hub has a wealth of resources for training, certification and knowledge sharing for users and administrators of the SuccessFactors suite.Continue Reading
What are the top 5 reasons to move to SAP Cloud Platform Portal?
Gavin Quinn of Mindset Consulting shares why organizations should take advantage of the portal to ensure their users are getting the best experience possible.Continue Reading
Patch early, patch often to manage SAP exploit
In this Q&A, Onapsis CEO Mariano Nunez and SAP security head Tim McKnight discuss the recent SAP security system threat and what companies can do to protect systems and data.Continue Reading
SAP vs. Oracle: Which ERP system is right for your company?
The choice often comes down to flexibility vs. standardization. Here are the key differentiators between the two vendors and advice on how to match their strengths with your needs.Continue Reading
SAP partner program promises to focus on customer happiness
SAP's partner program shifts from sales emphasis to customer happiness; to lead the efforts, SAP named Karl Fahrbach as the company's first chief partner officer.Continue Reading
Overview of SAP HANA features and how it's being used today
There has been a lot of hype around SAP HANA since it became available nearly a decade ago, but what is it exactly and what role should it play in your organization today?Continue Reading
SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central time management choices
If implementing SuccessFactors Employee Central is in your company's future, you should know which options you'll need for time management. Here's a look.Continue Reading
SAP S/4HANA Cloud vs. on-premises -- benefits, limitations, adoption
When it comes to SAP S/4HANA Cloud vs. on-premises, issues such as functionality and customization are paramount. Here's a look at where each shines and where each falls short.Continue Reading
Criticism of SAP HANA database: Fair or false?
SAP HANA is an in-memory database and its namesake's highest profile product. The platform has added new functionality over the past decade, but industry experts disagree on how successful it has been.Continue Reading
Inside SAP CoPilot for SuccessFactors, a digital assistant for HR
SAP's digital assistant, CoPilot, can now be put to use by human resources. Here's a look at how the technology can enable better service delivery through conversational AI.Continue Reading
Release of ABAP in SAP Cloud Platform to extend S/4HANA
ABAP's future is bright with the support of SAP technology like S/4HANA, but having ABAP in the cloud will take some adjustment, and developers may face challenges along the way.Continue Reading
What it's like to implement SAP Leonardo
Pregis implemented Leonardo's IoT technology to improve its customer service and ensure that its machines run effectively, but it ran into some challenges along the way.Continue Reading
SAP Leonardo makes progress with new branding strategy
Leonardo initially suffered from high expectations, but SAP is unearthing opportunities in new industries to improve its branding strategy and show there are practical applications.Continue Reading
Closer look at SAP cloud integration with Cloud Platform tools
Time to connect all the moving parts of the digital enterprise. But are the SAP integration tools up to the task? Experts give the lowdown on APIs, ABAP and more.Continue Reading
SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment brings ABAP to the cloud
SAP ABAP developers can now use their skills in a cloud environment with SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment, but they will need to update their development methodologies.Continue Reading
How good is SAP Cloud Platform integration with non-SAP apps?
An analyst and a user say SAP partners continue to release adapters for specific applications, filling in gaps in SAP's offerings and saving the time spent using generic adapters.Continue Reading
SAP intelligent enterprise melds core apps with analytics engine
Built on three integrated pillars, the intelligent enterprise helps companies become more innovative, flexible and responsive, according to SAP CTO Björn Goerke.Continue Reading
A complete guide to SAP Cloud Platform integration
There's a lot to consider when contemplating a move to SAP Cloud Platform, and this Essential Guide provides a starting point, including practical advice, case studies and in-depth analysis.Continue Reading
What are the top 3 barriers to SAP S/4HANA migration?
Many SAP customers are taking a wait-and-see approach to the vendor's next-generation ERP business suite. One expert shares three reasons why.Continue Reading
Experts laud SAP Analytics Cloud but question market position
The platform may be solid for predictive analytics, financial planning and other tasks of business analysts. But why use it instead of SAP BusinessObjects or a third-party BI tool?Continue Reading
SAP S/4HANA real-time analytics best for tactical decisions
Experts say the built-in tool is fine for operational decisions when running S/4HANA business processes, but not for sophisticated strategic planning and predictive analytics.Continue Reading
Exploring the SAP ERP system lineup
With its five main ERP products, SAP cast a wide net in the ERP market. Here's a rundown of SAP ERP software offerings, including its stalwart on-prem ERP and next-gen S/4HANA.Continue Reading
Which SAP C/4HANA deployment options create great customer experience?
Companies looking to SAP to help them create great customer experience should understand C/4HANA deployment options and which is best for them.Continue Reading
French transit develops chatbot with SAP Conversational AI
The transit system in the Paris metropolitan area is tackling an AI-driven chatbot project to create an easy way for riders to access personalized information. Here's a look.Continue Reading
Renewed push for Business One could boost SAP SMB strategy
SAP has strived to dispel a reputation for pricey, hard to deploy ERP with aggressive marketing and products for small businesses. How's it going, and where does S/4HANA fit in?Continue Reading
Journey to SAP S/4HANA Cloud driven by need for agility
Executives from midsize and large companies detailed their motivations and hoped-for benefits for migrating to the SaaS version of S/4HANA in a panel at the Sapphire Now conference.Continue Reading
Sapphire conference intros raise SAP integration questions
Unveiling of Salesforce challenger C/4HANA and lingering indirect licensing issue give mixed message about SAP's willingness to integrate with popular products from competitors.Continue Reading
Five important questions about the SAP S/4HANA HCM 'sidecar'
SAP's transitional vehicle for on-premises SAP HCM owners is a detour to SaaS HR on SuccessFactors. To help you prepare, here are answers to your most pressing questions.Continue Reading
Pros and cons of SAP Cloud Platform integration tools
While SAP offerings are often best for cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground integration, sometimes, it's better to look elsewhere. Here's a rundown of the many options.Continue Reading
New leadership and redesign may spark SAP Community revival
SAP Community Network was once the best forum for SAP developers to share ideas, but user activity declined significantly. Can top executive attention and a redesign save SCN?Continue Reading
What are three ways SAP Material Ledger improves product costing?
Implementing SAP Material Ledger in a manufacturing environment expedites the month-end financial closing process through inventory valuation at actual costs. Here's how.Continue Reading
SAP's Barry Padgett on future of SAP Ariba Network
In this Q&A, new SAP Ariba President Barry Padgett discusses the future of procurement and the experience he will bring to Ariba from his roles with the SAP SMB Group and Concur.Continue Reading
ControlPanelGRC app eases Steelcase's compliance pain
When Steelcase's SAP environment grew in size and complexity, it turned to Symmetry ControlPanelGRC to save time, have more accurate data and take the pain out of compliance auditing.Continue Reading
Translytical data platforms emerge with SAP HANA as a leader
SAP HANA is a leading translytical platform, according to Forrester, and consulting firm Convergent IS says the combination of transactional and analytical data creates new opportunities.Continue Reading