Host Analytics Perform 2019 day one opened with a look into spreadsheets past - and the continuous close of the future. Here's what I've learned so far, including views on the transformation of finance from American Express Global Business Travel.
Enterprise hits and misses - Amazon and Walmart face off on deliveries, while big SIs are held to account
This week - Retailers make omni-progress, but face challenges from competitors - and tariffs. Plus: big SIs get scrutinized. Event season rolls on, with cloud ERP on deck. And: I blow gaskets in the whiffs section.
PowerPlex 2019 brought the opportunity of connected manufacturing to the fore - but also the challenges. Here's an inside look at Toyotetsu America's ambitious push, as they launch Plex and real-time PLC integration at the same time.
PowerPlex 2019 review - CEO Bill Berutti on why Plex's shift in cloud manufacturing strategy will fuel growth
PowerPlex 2019 had loads of important storylines to pursue, so I made myself a nuisance. Grab your beverage of choice; check out the cloud manufacturing strategy revealed by CEO Bill Berutti - and my analysis.
This week - we take on one of the nuttiest event weeks of the silly season, inundating you with our best stuff across time zones. And, I pay tribute to one of the best enterprise instigators and thorny questions specialists that ever thwarted a press conference. As always: your whiffs.
"Something has changed," Dick Hirsch said to kick off our Sapphire Now podcast, and we were off. Hirsch gave his take on why SAP's shift with the hyperscalers is so important. Here's my rundown of six key points we addressed in the podcast.
SAPPHIRENow 2019 - MOD Pizza goes the early adopter route with S/4HANA Cloud and SuccessFactors together
At this year's Sapphire Now, SAP doubled down on their S/4HANA and SuccessFactors integration plans. I got a hands-on view from ASUG Board Member Tara Gambill of MOD Pizza, one of the earliest adopters of the S/4HANA cloud and SuccessFactors combo.
After the SAPPHIRENow day one keynote, I got perspective on SAP's licensing news from ASUG Board Member Ron Gilson. He also shared hard-won insights on S/4HANA migrations.
On the eve of a critically important SAPPHIRENow event, I asked some of SAP's most respected - and opinionated - community leaders to give their views on what SAP needs to accomplish this week, and beyond. The role of ASUG is also addressed.
This week - voice search isn't waiting for the enterprise. Also: why CEOs can't delegate AI responsibility. Fresh looks at digital transformation contrast with digital duopolies. Your whiffs include: mocking open offices, and a new low for dynamic personalization.
Profitability matters in cloud ERP - Tandem HR's journey towards business insights with Sage Intacct
Profitability is what we’re all after, but it’s not going to land in our laps. Finance teams have to change. Here’s what I learned about profitability measurement from Tandem HR’s standout presentation at Sage Intacct’s last user event.
Prescriptive analytics has my attention. Most users don’t have time to assess data – they need exception alerts and next best actions. Here’s what I’ve learned talking to Profitect customers.
Enterprise hits and misses - AI's diversity problem is scrutinized, digital transformation is defined
This week – fresh data on AI’s diversity problem and: does machine learning have a performance problem? Buzzwords get decoded, from edge clouds to digital transformation. Your whiffs include SEO link panhandling with… Tony Robbins?