> 2008 (Volume 9) > January (Issue 1)
Philip Say, Vice President, Solution Marketing, SAP ERP, SAP
A lot of lip service is paid to the changing role of finance. But what does this mean in real-life terms? How are customers reworking financial processes and systems to address change? What initiatives or strategies are paying off?
How to Escape the Financials Transaction Processing Quicksand: 4 Steps to Transform Your Finance Organizations into a Strategic Partner
Katharina Müllers-Patel, SAP
Even the most sophisticated finance organizations are still mired in excessively manual processes. In this Q&A, Katharina Müllers-Patel offers coveted advice on how finance can effectively free up valuable time and resources to become a strategic business partner.
Finance Departments Are Rethinking Costly, Labor-Intensive Processes: Best Practices for Automating Your Financial Supply Chain
Jim D'Addario, SAP Labs, LLC
Explore how and why Dow Corning and Energy Transfer Partners implemented SAP Financial Supply Chain Management (SAP FSCM) applications to streamline their core accounting processes and gain crucial visibility into finance.
Getting the Most Out of Finance Shared Services: It Starts with Using ERP to Consolidate and Automate
Bernhard Fischer, SAP AG
Find out what three common finance processes are poised to add great value to your business if deployed through shared services — and gain crucial tips on how to make the move to shared services as nondisruptive as possible.
Are You Overlooking Your Largest Financial Asset? SAP Real Estate Management Can Help You Lower Costs, Drive Revenues, and Increase Property Value
Gabriele Pfaffmann, SAP AG and Christian Krämer, SAP AG
For global businesses, real estate is often the largest asset item on the balance sheet. Find out why Shell Real Estate, among other companies, is implementing SAP Real Estate Management for end-to-end visibility and reduced real estate costs.
Martin Riedel, SAP AG and Jason Fox, SAP National Competency Center
Learn how to sell an SAP ERP 6.0 upgrade to the people who count in your company. Walk away with tips on how to pinpoint both the broader business benefits and the IT particulars of what the solution can do for your enterprise.
Peter Graf, SAP, and additional SAP executives
Old IT architectures, designed for efficiency within the company, cannot keep up with new requirements to optimize business opportunities and continuously transform the company and its business network. Uncover how to power your business network now for competitive advantage.
SAP's Strategy for End-to-End ILM Success: The Information Lifecycle Management Solution from SAP Bridges the Gap Between Applications and Storage Technology for Legal Compliance
Dr. Axel Herbst, SAP AG and Tanja Kaufmann, SAP AG
Ensuring that your company’s data — and management of that data — meets regulatory and business requirements can cost you millions, if handled incorrectly. Pick up seven key takeaways to prepare for successful information lifecycle management (ILM).
Arvind S. Pawar, SAP Labs India
Discover how SAP NetWeaver Mobile 7.1 helps IT combat its top three mobile pain points: easing patches and upgrades, ensuring deployed mobile applications are configured properly, and resolving business process issues.
Tom Olds, SAP America, Inc.
Debunk the seven most commonly cited concerns associated with being an early adopter. Uncover how SAP can help you take on cutting-edge applications — without increasing your business risk.
Sindhu Gangadharan, SAP AG and Dr. Susanne Rothaug, SAP AG
To reap SOA benefits like flexibility and reuse, it’s time to get out of SOA “theory” and put services to work. Walk through five best-practice steps to develop a service in ABAP (illustrated by a real-world example) with SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.1.
Do You Know Exactly Who’s Looking at Your Business Data? Secure Critical Business Information Using SAP NetWeaver’s Enhanced XML Encryption Capabilities
Yonko Yonchev, SAP AG
Maintaining the confidentiality of your business data is critically important. But -- until now -- XML encryption was only possible with SAP NetWeaver Process Integration. Step through a valuable sample business scenario to set up XML encryption in your system landscape with tools now available across the SAP NetWeaver stack.
GRC by the Numbers: ASUG/SAP Benchmarking Study Reveals Early Trends in Governance, Risk, and Compliance Initiatives
Steve Strout, ASUG
Find out how the SAP/ASUG benchmarking program has helped more than 200 companies across over 12 industries discern their strengths (and weaknesses!) regarding their GRC practices.
8th Annual DSAG Congress Is a Record-Breaking Success: DSAG Members Embrace Opportunity to Learn More About Enterprise SOA and Other SAP Hot Topics
Angelika Jung, DSAG
Frankfurt was abuzz with SAP enthusiasts eager to discuss the hottest SAP topics at this year’s DSAG Annual Congress entitled, “Design Business Processes – Develop Relationship.” Dive in to what everyone was talking about and find out what’s expected for upcoming events.
Michael Ressemann, SAP AG
Outsourcing your IT systems -- either in full or in part -- can provide a wealth of benefits. But how can you be certain that your outsourcing provider is trustworthy and competent?
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