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Deloitte Global SAP Alliance

With deep SAP knowledge and broad industry experience, Deloitte leaders readily share their perspectives in a variety of print and online publications.

3 Ways SAP HANA Can Help You Unlock Exponential Potential in the Evolving Digital Economy

Learn three ways SAP HANA makes large data loads and complex business models easier to manage and process, enabling organizations to seize business opportunities in the digital economy.

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A Pragmatic Approach for Moving to the Cloud - 3 Key Considerations for Developing an Effective Strategy

There’s certainly a lot of excitement around putting business processes in the cloud, but this can’t be realized without a pragmatic cloud strategy. A number of factors can make the move to the cloud complex or inefficient. Many companies are attempting to streamline their move with hybrid cloud offerings, such as SAP HANA Cloud Platform or SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, but before jumping into an SAP-based hybrid cloud strategy, IT leaders must ask themselves three big questions. Learn what three questions every company must consider in order to develop a pragmatic approach to the cloud.

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Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Digital Innovation Platform? 6 Key Considerations for Boosting Your Mobile Capabilities

As mobility increasingly becomes a way of life, it has steadily grown more apparent that simply rebuilding legacy applications as mobile applications does not deliver significant value. Building a mobile-first platform, however, can establish new business channels and uncover new opportunities. Today’s business leaders recognize the power of SAP solutions, such as SAP S/4HANA, SAP Fiori, and SAP HANA Cloud Platform, to deliver digital innovations and cutting-edge mobile strategies. Before taking advantage of these solutions, however, those who wish to make the most of their mobile strategy must keep in mind six key elements.

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Bring Your Own Data Visualization - Adopting SAP HANA As a Universal Engine for Generating Insights

Across all lines of business, data drives the modern enterprise. As a result, user groups from throughout an organization often select the data visualization tools that best meet their needs. This strategy makes sense in the short term, but can make things challenging for IT when it’s time to upgrade the performance of these tools. Fortunately, there is a single platform that will speed up any third-party data visualization application: SAP HANA. Read on to learn how SAP HANA can be deployed as a universal engine for driving fast and efficient insights from data visualization tools.

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Decrease ALM Costs, Increase Mobile App Innovation - How Optimized Application Lifecycle Management Can Pave the Way for What Users Want

In today’s digital workplaces, there is a growing expectation for consumer-friendly mobile applications. Users expect easy mobile productivity, and that means intuitive user interfaces while using their smartphones or tablets. Yet building these simple-to-use applications isn’t always an easy task, and today’s IT organizations are limited by enormous pressures to do more with less. For this reason, SAP provides a comprehensive service management framework as part of SAP Solution Manager that can be used to enhance application lifecycle management (ALM) processes, freeing up the resources needed to improve mobile technology. Learn how this feature of SAP Solution Manager can enable you to cut out excess ALM costs and modernize the user experience.

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Extending Your Vision of Value - How Central Finance Can Add Value Beyond Simplification

Changes in technology and in the ways businesses operate have made the finance function increasingly fragmented, with data residing in disparate systems and locations. The Central Finance deployment option for SAP S/4HANA Finance helps finance departments overcome this challenge by enabling a single source of truth for finance data. This article looks at how Central Finance helps you not only streamline finance operations but also transform the finance function within your organization.

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Is Your HR Strategy Sustainable? How to Create an HR Strategy That Will Survive Constant Disruption

In the era of digital business, organizations are recognizing the importance of digital HR and of leveraging highly diverse and highly flexible teams. They are moving fast and disrupting their existing HR delivery models to adapt to the broader disruption underway on a global scale as a hyperconnected, data-driven economy takes shape.

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New Expectations, New Tools - How SAP S/4HANA Finance Addresses Top Challenges for Finance Leaders

Finance leaders operating in a challenging business environment focus on reducing costs, honing leadership skills, and developing new finance talent. Discover how SAP S/4HANA Finance can serve as a critical tool for helping the finance team accomplish these three key objectives.

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SAP S/4HANA and the Public Cloud: A Powerful Combination That Brings Simplicity to Business

Simplification is essential to remaining competitive in the digital economy — simple landscapes are nimbler and easier to manage. Public cloud and SAP S/4HANA are two technologies that can help businesses simplify significantly, enabling access to deep functionality with minimal setup. Learn five factors you need to consider prior to deploying SAP S/4HANA Cloud, and what you need to do to address them and make simplification a reality.

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Think Beyond Your Wish List - New SAP Offerings Enable the Exponential Supply Chain

Experience often dictates what supply chain leaders expect — and don’t expect — is possible, leading many to assume items on their wish list simply “can’t be done.” New offerings from SAP offer previously unimaginable functionality, however, and supply chain managers who don’t reevaluate their expectations may be missing the opportunity to take advantage of the benefits of digitization. This article discusses how to adopt a broader vision of what’s possible for your supply chain.

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Where Digital HR and Teams Intersect - Workforce Management Trends Are Shaking Up Today’s Organizations

The shift toward digital business has helped to drive two key trends in the workforce: the rise of digital HR and the increasing prevalence of working in teams. Digital HR, which provides workers with self-service tools and easier ways to collaborate, has changed how employees interact with their work and with the HR department. Meanwhile, the rise of teams has altered the traditional departmental structure. Read on for an analysis on what these new trends mean for your organization.

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The Source of Value

Procurement executives across the globe continue to see the potential they can unlock throughout the supply chain. They understand that business today is about engaging, collaborating, adapting instantly to evolving needs, and finding new sources of value. Getting that value, however, can prove a challenge.

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