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Digital Government Management with S/4 HANA

Hyperconnectivity, Big Data, Supercomputing, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and a Smarter World are trends that do not stop in front of the doors of Government. They will impact Government as they have impacted the consumer or the private economy. Governments that run digital will deliver better outcomes when they start …

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The future of digital gov’t in New York City: NYCTF

This week, I attended the New York City Technology Forum (NTCTF) at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge in Downtown Brooklyn. SAP was proud to be a sponsor of this informative program designed to address the most important policy, management and technology issues surrounding the future of digital government in …

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Social Protection Is Much More Than Just Working With People

When governments at all levels around the world present their budgets for the next year, innovation is frequently mentioned. However, those words hardly ever become a reality – which is, unfortunately for constituents – a missed opportunity. For example, innovating social security has the potential to bring many positive economic and social …

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SAP Public Sector in action at the SCEWC16

A vigorous debate focused on Cities for Citizens will be underway next week, at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. SAP is excited to participate and partner at this year’s event. In between the tapas and the rioja, we encourage you to come see us in action: Stop …

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Calling All Smart Citizens

Smart city governments (and their citizens) know the statistic: By 2050, 75% of the earth’s population may be living in urban environments: that’s 7.5 billion people, compared with 55% (around 3.8 billion people) today They understand the impact: Challenges to transportation, pollution, water, energy, and safety And welcome the opportunities: …

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Handling Co-Liabilities with SAP

Shared or Co-Liabilities is an important topic for public sector organizations to collect outstanding and overdue invoices from all involved debtors which are liable for these outstanding debts. The reason for shared liability is founded in general based on public laws e.g. Co-Ownership on properties, companies ….. but can also …

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Reimagine Business Models in Social Protection

Earlier this month SAP’s Digital Transformation Officer, Dr Chakib Bouhdary, published an excellent paper: “Reimagine Business Models – Navigating your company in today’s new reality” (https://dam.sap.com/mac/download/ad/yxAU8.htm). The paper’s premise is that digital transformation is the fourth industrial revolution impacting all industries, and that organisations need to adopt new business models …

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An analysis of SAP for Social Protection case studies

Case studies in ICT are typically focused around solutions – products and platforms, project duration, response times, etc. But when we implement solutions for Social Protection organisations, the more interesting story is how those solutions are being used to deliver social and economic outcomes for citizens. What follows is an …

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Climate Change, Brain Drain, and Digital Government

Last week, I went to an eye-opening event at Bloomberg Government. The topic of discussion was the impact of climate change on Latino communities in America, which at first glance seemed like an oddly specific combination of topics. As the conversation went on, the need for the conversation, as well …

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Best Practices -Shaping Organizational Culture and Aquisition Strategies for ERP Programs

https://sap.na.pgiconnect.com/p88phijv7hi/?OWASP_CSRFTOKEN=cb9b0c63bb1a0e69dce57d7cc419e870004238fc852987d78f17ff5a91817433During a recent presentation to US Dept of Defense cost analysts, SAP’s Mike Lennon (DC/Reston) described organizational cultural aspects that influence and shape the cost profile of successful ERP programs. These include but are not limited to organizational education, acquisition strategy and change management plans.  Mike covered factors that drive …

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The French Police Digitizes with SAP HANA

INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY FOR MORE EFFICIENT LAW ENFORCEMENT To reduce cost, optimize resources and to reduce crime with predictive policing the French Police builds on the wealth of information that resides within their various databases, all in compliance with privacy and legal regulations. And the challenges they face are tremendous, but at the …

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Provide, Protect and Prosper: The Golden Braid for Cities

Governments on all levels have a timeless mission: to provide services, to protect the society and  to enable economic prosperity. Yet, in recent times, governments are facing a growing number of major changes: Globalization puts businesses and governments under pressure, massive urbanization stresses cities and leaves rural areas under served …

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Follow the paper…

We were promised a paperless world (and jet packs), yet we all still deal with tons and tons of paper. Metric tons. Metric sh*t-tons of paper. Nowhere is this more obvious than when dealing with the government…particularly your friendly, local DMV. Yesterday, I sold my car. It was a sad …

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The impact of real-time on core business processes

Introduction In a previous blog I presented four use cases for Real-time Analytics within the context of the Social Protection industry. Real-time capabilities, enabled by technologies such as SAP S/4HANA, can also be applied to transform core business processes. In this blog I will investigate the impact of Real-time Payments …

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Spilling the Beans on Youth Social Exclusion

Australians are known for their love of coffee. In fact, the average Australian ordering a medium coffee each day spends $1522.05 a year on their addiction! Hipsters, executives, and everyone in between rely so much on the passionate and hard-working baristas who sustain the smooth crema of Australia’s coffee-drinking culture. …

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New location for my SCN blog posts and documents as of today…

Dear All,   As explained in my blog post “New SCN Platform coming soon” (http://scn.sap.com/people/vanessa.barth/blog/2016/05/20/new-scn-plataform-coming-soon), personal blogs will not be migrated to the new platform.   Due to that, I needed to move my personal blog posts to SAP Public Sector blog posts area.   In addition, I reviewed all …

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