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The SAP CX review - what we learned at Sapphire Orlando, and what lies ahead This article is sponsored by:

SAP CX didn't get the main stage time at SAP Sapphire Orlando, but behind the scenes, spirited discussions took place. Grab your summer beverage of choice, and check out what I learned from these debates - as well as my first sit-down with Ritu Bhargava, President & Chief Product Officer, CX/CRM at SAP.

SAP's Ritu Bhargava at Sapphire Now Orlando
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Enterprise hits and misses - shoppers hit the grocery stores, AI gets an ROI check, and the metaverse hype machine refuels This article is sponsored by:

This week - shoppers return to grocery stores - are retailers ready for the hybrid consumer? Events season rolls on; Oracle offers tech earnings hope. Transformation turns into lessons learned, and, just in time for the whiffs section - the metaverse gets a $5 trillion hype projection.

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Should CFOs be a factor in DEI, sustainability, and cybersecurity? Sage's Judy Romano responds to fresh data This article is sponsored by:

Just when CFOs had enough on their plate, the plot changes. Sage's Redefined CFO report points towards CFOs taking active roles in cybersecurity, sustainability, diversity/inclusion and more. For context, I spoke to Judy Romano, Sage VP and CFO, North America.

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Enterprise hits and misses - the Vaccine Economy changes online commerce, robots get hired, and the AI debate gets sentient This article is sponsored by:

This week - new data on digital commerce in the Vaccine Economy - but are B2B buyers changing? Demand for robots continues to surge in the labor gap. Across the pond, diginomica finds itself part of the story, via our UK governance reporting. As always, your whiffs.

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How to ensure your customer panel is a world-class yawn festival This article is sponsored by:

The gap between potential and reality is always with us - never more so than with the customer panel. The chance for a stellar session is right there in front of us. Or, we could stick with the script, and go for yawns.

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Enterprise hits and misses - the push for talent gets real, remote work meets reality, and vendors get an event grilling This article is sponsored by:

This week - the push for talent gets put to the use case test, while enterprise events get the satirical treatment, and retailers grapple. Remote work "flexibility" runs smack into real world policies - and all the way into the whiffs section.

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Planful Perform 2022 - how ProMach powers its acquisition strategy with cloud finance This article is sponsored by:

We'd heard plenty about legacy tech slowing down the productivity of finance teams. But what happens when it threatens your business growth? Here's how ProMach solved that - and why they became an early adopter of Planful's Predict AI solution.

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Enterprise hits and misses - enterprise vendors face off against Wall Street, and Davos grapples with future of work contradictions This article is sponsored by:

This week - enterprise software vendors make their case versus Wall Street's tech blues. Retailers deal with inflationary-conscious consumers, and we attempt to extract future of work lessons from Davos' contradictions. As always, your weekly whiffs.

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The Planful Perform 2022 review - time for finance collaboration to move beyond finance teams This article is sponsored by:

Are we in a "golden age" of CFO tech? Is AI ready to make a difference to overworked finance teams? Is finance collaboration a tools problem, or a culture problem? These were some of the questions I dug into at Planful Perform 2022 Las Vegas - here's my review.

Planful CEO Grant Halloran at Perform 2022
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Supply chain agility - an achievable goal? How NVIDIA uses SAP Business Network and AI-enabled planning to minimize the gotchas This article is sponsored by:

In this SAP Sapphire Orlando exclusive, we share the story of NVIDIA's push for supply chain excellence - and how the SAP Business Network fits in. Cloud-based planning with SAP IBP also plays an important role.

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Enterprise hits and misses - employers play the Great Resignation blame game, and retailers face the inflation-wary consumer This article is sponsored by:

This week - Retailers are next to get the Wall Street treatment, but what is the consumer sentiment? Are employees fickle, or are employers dodgy? Let's play the Great Resignation blame game. Plus: cloud-native is a skills issue, and AI job futures get a twist. As always, your whiffs.

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SAP Sapphire 2022 - How Bristol Myers Squibb uses SAP BTP to evolve their S/4HANA landscape - and their business This article is sponsored by:

At SAP Sapphire 2022 Orlando, I sat down with Bristol Myers Squibb to discuss their S/4HANA migration. I did not expect to hear such a compelling story about their cloud ambitions, and how SAP BTP makes those transitions possible.

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Enterprise hits and misses - vanity metrics get exposed, DeFi deflates, and the connected consumer puts brands on notice This article is sponsored by:

This week - brands grapple with the connected consumer and their brand (dis)loyalty. Vanity metrics get called out - we need better project KPIs. DeFi has a rough week, and the diginomica team fans out as on-the-ground events kick in.

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