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It’s time – to put your HR content to work

Ensure efficient and seamless personnel processes – Calculate your savings If you have followed our HR story you are probably wondering –  about the return? This interactive tool illustrates some of the benefits delivered by OpenText Employee File Management. Enter data appropriate to your company and see the potential savings …

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HP wants to save your day in case of disaster

It’s hard to imagine losing big data, yet it’s a real concern. Doug Janes, product manager, SAP HANA and BWA, is onsite in Madrid talking about the HP offering that make a bad day in IT turn out a good one disaster tolerance for SAP HANA.   https://youtube.com/watch?v=W9gl0n8JgDw

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Analytic Dashboards using HTML5 — Which Product?

For organizations looking to create mobile HTML5 dashboards, there are two choices from SAP. The latest version of SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (formerly known as Xcelsius) will be available in the next few weeks, and new product SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio (aka project “Zen”) is now generally available At SAPPHIRE NOW …

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Bill McDermott Keynote at SAPPHIRE NOW Madrid

[update: you can now see the recording of Bill’s and Jim’s presentation on the SAP Virtual Event site] With a DJ and rockin’ intro video, SAPPHIRE NOW Madrid kicked off with with a bang. Linzie Janis, host of Bloomberg Television’s Countdown, opened the session and introduced co-CEO Bill McDermott. Unfortunately, …

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Advantages of a digital personnel file

On behalf of, Tanja Zboril, Program Manager OpenText Reduce administrative effort and respond more flexibly to new conditions in the market and in your organisation – all this with a computerised personnel file? Does that sound too good to be true? Admittedly, deploying a digital personnel file in isolation cannot …

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Why customers choose SAP Partners

In the run up to SAPPHIRE NOW Madrid, I have been blogging about why customers choose SAP Partners. The series began after speaking to numerous customers about the things they find most important when working with a partner. “Excellent team work; immediately understood our needs; team so strong it became …

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SAPPHIRE NOW Madrid, the ‘Nexus of Forces’ Edition

A perfect storm is developing, according to research firm Gartner. Four hugely disruptive technology trends are converging, bringing change and opportunity to the way businesses operate, and restructuring the IT industry as a whole. Gartner calls this the “Nexus of Forces” — four distinct yet increasingly intertwined technological trends: social, …

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SAPPHIRE NOW – Let the show commence!

Just one more day and SAPPHIRE NOW in Madrid will kick off with the keynotes of Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe. Can’t wait to see them get the ball rolling! My first day won’t be quiet – it will be quite packed. Lots of great sessions and meetings can …

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Employee Portals – Inspiration or Frustration?

On behalf of, Tanja Zboril, Program Manager OpenText Your company certainly has an intranet or an employee portal where HR and Top Management share information with employees. However, there are huge pitfalls in the negative event of a badly implemented employee portal and huge benefits in case of a smart …

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Behind the Scenes Photo Essay

On Sunday, with less than 48 hours before the event  was to open, it was hard to believe that the showroom floor, keynote theatre and campuses would ever be ready to receive 11,000 visitors. The whirr of electric power tools drowned out all conversation, the floors were covered in  plastic …

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Welcome to SAPPHIRE NOW Madrid!

It’s the opening day of SAPPHIRE NOW.  With so much to see and do, it’s probably difficult to figure out how to best use your time.  Here are some suggestions:  Are you considering an HR solution in the Cloud?  At 1:00pm, head over to the Cloud Campus Theatre to hear …

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Take Off for Mobile at SAPPHIRE NOW Madrid

Tickets at the ready, Passports at the ready… Euro’s bought? Well its finally upon us and all the SAP folks you will be meeting this week in Madrid are packing and getting ready to jet off! I expect to see lots of Tablet devices in Madrid… iPads, Galaxy Tabs & …

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Sample Analytics Agenda for SAPPHIRE NOW

Here’s a sample agenda for the analytics sessions at SAPPHIRE NOW Madrid — see you there! Tuesday, November 13, 2012 SAP Executive Keynote: Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe with Guest Tim Minahan Keynote Tue., 09:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Keynote Area, Hall 6 BA3300 Drive Innovation and Growth with …

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What itelligence France expects from SAPPHIRE NOW 2012 Madrid

My dear colleague from itelligence France, Anthony Berges, was so kind to write down his thaughts about SAPPHIRE. I would like to share them with you. “At SAPPHIRE NOW, itelligence will highlight the topics like SAP HANA or it.compact – SAP-qualified rapid-deployment solutions – matching customer requirements for speed, either …

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SAPPHIRE NOW’s Industry & LoB Campus Runs 24/11

It’s the final stretch before SAPPHIRE NOW and most attendees are busy packing their bags for Madrid. In the weeks leading up to the event, a truly impressive array of blogs have been posted to let you know what’s in store across SAP’s Industry & Line of Business (LoB) campus. …

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