Solving a Technology Paradox: Move at the Speed of Innovation, But First Slow Down to Install

SAP Activate Blog In an era when instant gratification is not soon enough, the expectations of the average consumer is requiring businesses to keep pace by moving at a mind boggling pace. By example, when my brand new smart phone arrives by overnight express the day after I order it, I want to take it out of the box and be able to use it right away. I want my apps to synch, my contacts and photos to transfer and I want to be able to set it up whenever I’m ready, day or night. While behind the scenes the process is quite complex, as a consumer I don’t care, I just it want it to happen fast and to work the very first time so I can move on and continue being productive. I don’t want the setup o

Time Is Worth More Than Money

You can't expect innovation teams to bring back perfect and completely validated business ideas without giving them the required time to do the work. In this post, we align expectations for time against the effort your team can place on new validating new business ideas. When it comes to innovation projects inside large companies, the biggest problem is rarely having enough money around. What’s really missing in innovation is adequate time investments. People tasked with searching for and validating new ideas are often expected to do this on top of their day job. The rule of thumb is simple: the more you want your people to seriously search for, shape, test and de-risk new ideas, the more ti

Blockchain 101 from SAP

Intro to Blockchain so we can all get up to speed with what blockchain is and how it works. This video starts with the basics where it will explain what bitcoin is and how that works and then moving into Blockchain and explaining it.

Study Shows SAP Hybris Commerce Cloud Makes Buying Easy and Increases ROI by 307 Percent

WALLDORF — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today said that businesses saw a higher return on investment (ROI) after deploying SAP Hybris Commerce Cloud solutions, due to centralized data and an improved buyer experience, according to a recent Forrester Consulting study commissioned by SAP Hybris.* The study, The Total Economic Impact of SAP Hybris Commerce Cloud for B2B, analyzed qualitative and financial information from a portion of the thousands of customers who run their Web sites with SAP Hybris solutions. It found that over a three-year period, enterprises using commerce cloud solution reported a US$15.9 million increase in net-new revenue and a 307 percent increase in ROI. “SAP Hybris Commerce is

SAP to Acquire Gigya, Market Leader in Customer Identity and Access Management

WALLDORF — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Gigya, a market leader for customer identity and access management. Major independent analyst firms, most recently Forrester Research,* have positioned Gigya as a top vendor in this field. Gigya’s customer identity and access management platform helps companies build digital relationships with their customers. Its platform allows companies to manage customers’ profile, preference, opt-in and consent settings, with customers maintaining control of their data at all times. Customers opt in and register via Gigya’s registration-as-a-service, which addresses changing geographical privacy issues and manages

SAP Optimizes Headcount Spend in Real Time

LAS VEGAS — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced a connection between the SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Planning and SAP RealSpend solutions that will provide managers with real-time visibility into financial forecasts of headcount plans, and help improve expense controls and alignment between HR and finance. The announcement was made at SuccessConnect in Las Vegas, taking place August 29–31 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Planning is a comprehensive solution in the cloud that includes strategic and operational headcount planning. The strategic planning capabilities support planning for the hiring and retention of critical talent to realize mid- and long-term stra

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