This year's FinancialForceX was a virtual event, full of live content and learnings from the impact of COVID-19 on SaaS and IT services businesses
On the second day we hear interesting stories that continue to demonstrate the pragmatic nature of implementations, even during the crisis
ASUGForward 2020 - How do you achieve project success amidst a pandemic? Tips from IT leaders at Dell Technologies and Johnsonville Sausage
ASUGForward day two introduced a new track: IT Operations. After getting under the SAP operations hood, we re-emerged with some vital customer lessons from IT leaders. But have we done enough to automate the management of SAP systems?
Putting on virtual events is fraught with challenges. How would ASUGForward fare? Here's my day one review - with a focus on e-commerce, and how Under Armour responded to a pandemic that thoroughly disrupted their 2020 go-to-market plans.
How are supply chains holding up in the current crisis? In some cases remarkably well but there's plenty of pressure
Sapphire Now 2020 - how Sodales Solutions' health and safety app is helping companies re-open, and retool their transformation efforts
I'm always looking for a partner app gut-check - especially one that meets an urgent industry need. Sodales Solutions' health and safety application, built on the SAP Cloud Platform, was one of the best stories I heard on the run-up to Sapphire Now Reimagined. Here's why.
How will you get through the worst and prepare for opportunities ahead? Sage Intacct's David Appel brings advice from SaaS finance leaders
COVID-19 took its toll on buying decisions for Oracle, but the pick-up is already being seen, according to CEO Safra Catz, while CTO Larry Ellison flags up his HCM growth confidence.
Sapphire Now 2020 - how do we make sense of the SAP S/4HANA, ByDesign, and Business One mix? Ask Rainer Zinow
One area of persistent SAP confusion is the market scope of SAP Business One, ByDesign, and S/4HANA cloud. Another underplayed question at Sapphire Now Reimagined is the role of SAP partners. This calls for a candid Q/A with SAP's Rainer Zinow.
Engine maker Rolls-Royce is known as a leader in servitization. Nick Ward from Rolls-Royce explains the 'Blue Data Thread' behind IntelligentEngine, its next chapter
SAPPHIRENow 2020 - CEO Klein's inaccessible keynote focuses on resilience, profitability and sustainability
'Service unavailable' for the CEO's keynote marred an otherwise interesting vision SAP has set for itself.
A year in and how does Rob Enslin view the relationship between Google and SAP? A conversation.