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Tutorial: Media Product Master in SAP S/4HANA

Introduction To fulfill the specific needs of the media and entertainment industry, specific features are required in the product master. Firstly, most of the products in the media and entertainment industry are hierarchical in nature. An often-used example is a TV series with seasons, each of these seasons consisting of …

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Media Product Master in SAP S/4HANA: Extend the Product Master

Introduction With SAP ERP, the Media Product Master is an extension of the Material Master that is shipped as part of the media business function set (IS-Media). A set of media-specific fields are shipped as part of the Media Product Master. Adding new customer-specific fields is a time-consuming task that …

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Why is a digital platform essential to your success?

Every birthday and holiday that goes by, it seems there are fewer physical items for the kids to unwrap. A few short years ago, they got books, CDs, DVDs, and discs or cartridges to play on their consoles. Today, they still enjoy reading, listening to music, watching movies, and playing …

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Hashtags used at @SAPSupportHelp

If you are interested in anything related to SAP Product Support, @SAPSupportHelp handle is the account to follow at Twitter.   We’re posting an average of 15 messages per day covering most of SAP product components as well as SAP Support programs, services, and education. Maybe you’d like to select …

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Media Highlights from SAPPHIRENOW 2015

SAPPHIRENOW is over but the good news is that many of the thought-provoking interactions with our customers have left an imprint for us to draw on.  Three key topics resonated for me at SAPPHIRENOW this year for the Media space :   Audience analysis and engagement with the brand Impact …

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Simplicity Pays for Media Companies

What makes a brand Simple?   Answer:  Remarkably clear and unexpectedly fresh experiences   “Simpler brands garner greater customer loyalty, foster innovation among employees and, in the long run, increase revenue” says Siegel & Gale. For the past 5 years, Siegel & Gale have been surveying over 10 000 consumers …

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A Hard Day’s Night with Rights and Royalties Management

If Paul McCartney, singer and former member of the Beatles wants to perform “Hey Jude”, one of the songs co-written by him, he has to pay royalties to rights owner Sony/ATV, the top music publisher in the world.  Sony/ATV owns the sheet music and Universal Music owns the recordings to …

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The iTunes of Journalism – Blendle

On October 27 the New York Times and Axel Springer announced their joint 23% stake (3M€) in a start-up online news venture in the Netherlands, Blendle.  Blendle uses the iTunes business model to sell news articles from multiple sources online on a per-article basis.  Co-founder Alexander Klöpping says the subscriber …

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Publishing and big data – social sentiment analysis

October is a big month for publishers with the Nobel Prize for Literature being awarded last month and the Frankfurt Book Fair taking place in October.   Interestingly, the Nobel Prize for Literature was less of a surprise to bookmakers Ladbrokes than the prize winner and his publisher. The Nobel …

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Chasing the millennial and becoming audience centric

Millennials are a different breed to Gen X and media companies have learnt that traditional methods of communicating with audience are not successful with them. Millennials like to be challenged, teased and invited to participate in new concept and new product development by giving their opinion.  Millennials aspire to be …

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