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To be (customized) or not to be..

Customization is a way of life for most ERP implementations. Only 10% of ERP implementations report no customizations and over 25% report significant or extremely customized ERP environments The goal is tailoring systems to business needs and sometimes build a customer-specific platform on which to standardize company-wide processes. The end …

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Tip how to retrieve measures filtered from SAP Cloud Platform Internet of Things for the Cloud Foundry Environment postgres database

Pre-requisite is that postgres data storage option has been configured for your SAP Cloud Platform Internet of Things for the Cloud Foundry Environment instance. You can find a URL like the following in the api hub but its not so easy to understand the filter syntax for the timestamp with …

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The Ghost Of Retail Future

Charles Dickens describes A Christmas Carol’s Ghost of Christmas Future in frightening detail. The phantom moves “slowly, gravely, silently,” he writes, scattering “gloom and mystery” wherever it travels. Spooky stuff. But the scariest thing about the apparition is what it shows Ebenezer Scrooge: a world where people ignore – even …

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The future of SAP Community

Recently I put myself on the line that SAP would restore SAP Community to a position of strength. After a steady stream of feedback that the community’s voice had been diminished, it was clear that we needed to act. We asked some of the company’s up-and-coming leaders to come together …

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The foundation of innovation & extreme quality

The bearing eaters This goes back to my childhood days. SKF has always been a synonym for highest quality. Their excellence in making ball-bearings broke my wrist and gave me tremendous joy. I grow up in the city of Schweinfurt, a capital for ball bearings. SKF and Kugelfischer both had big …

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The Fall 2017 University of Chicago Innovation Fund Finals

Had the pleasure of attending this event today.  Summary below. The University of Chicago Innovation Fund (IF) is excited to announce the Fall 2017 investment cycle. Applicants from across the University of Chicago, Argonne National Lab, Fermilab, and the Marine Biology Laboratory will compete for up to $250,000 in proof-of-concept capital. …

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The Essentials of Building an Engaged and Influential Workforce

Let’s keep it simple; your workplace has two types of employees. There are the engaged employees who move mountains for you and contribute to the company’s bottom line. Then there are disengaged employees who do what you tell them, but only because they know you’ll ask again! Disengaged employees don’t …

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The Digital Guardian Angel

IoT is saving lives in steel and mining Working in a technology company (and being an engineer) I always enjoy the opportunity to visit a “real” manufacturing plant. I still vividly remember my first visit to an integrated steel mill in the 90s. The plastic sole of my shoe suddenly …

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The Blockchain Is Changing the Financial Market

Modern technologies have made the financial market highly efficient and fast. Nevertheless, it is not devoid of shortcomings, and its fundamental principles remain, in fact, the same as several centuries ago. The model that the securities market uses today in order to manage transactions and control the transfer of property …

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Ten Tips to Design Better Bots for Business

On Nov 30th, I was invited to CXxAI — an interactive roundtable for Customer Experience leaders in enterprise organizations. During the panel, we focused on the most widely used form of artificial intelligence in customer experience — chatbots and virtual assistants, enhanced with natural language processing capabilities. We discussed how are …

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Technology Powers DIY Small Business Sales

The life of a small business entrepreneur is one filled with challenges, triumphs, and even a few disappointments. It’s a full-time occupation that features the kind of professional demands that most people would never choose to face. That’s why it takes a special type of dedication to succeed as a …

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Technology is Leading to a Fitness Revolution

Today’s digital economy is fast paced and highly competitive. It’s an environment that lends itself to stress and unhealthy habits, as we struggle to meet the demands of modern everyday life. As such, it’s very easy to lose sight of what needs to be done to stay healthy and operating …

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Technology Can Be the Key to Growing Your Company

Growing your business often means overcoming a number of different barriers. These barriers can be internal or external to your business, and sometimes they’re even both. While some of these barriers may seem to be insurmountable, that’s rarely the case. Every challenge can be defeated if you know how to …

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Technologies Set to Revolutionize Marketing Analytics in 2018

Anybody who’s tracked the analytics market would know how new technologies keep on pushing the bar, and changing the analytics ecosystem in unimaginable ways. These tech revolutions are disrupting markets, making old analytics tools absolutely obsolete, marking the influx of enhanced analytics technologies, and making the benefits accessible as well …

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Technical details about data aging Part II

To understand the data aging in detail we will go a little bit deeper in this part of the blog series. As example we will use table CDPOS. Data aging is in use and aging runs already were executed. As result we get this data distribution. So if we select …

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