In this post, find out how ERP data entry requirements often lead to severe data quality issues in the enterprise.
Late in 2013, an article surfaced through the wires citing that time wasted by office workers hunting for lost documents cost British businesses a staggering £15 billion a year. The survey of over 1,000 desk-based office workers found that more than two-thirds of them spent up to an hour a day hunting for missing documents. The research by infoMENTUM was carried out by independent research agency Censuswide. Up to £15 billion wasted annually in the UK looking for ‘lost’ documents at work Almost one fifth of workers were described as having failed to find what they were looking for and then used… Read more
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A thoughtful review of Business Process Integration with SAP ERP by Simha Magal and Jeffrey Word.
It’s not easy to change the way we do things. We become accustomed to a process and before long the process becomes policy, and then we don’t realize that we are able to change it. Human nature leads us to make emotional decisions, to sway from logic and reason and choose the less practical approach. Sometimes these emotional decisions are the best decisions, but most of the time they’re not. I have worked on several SAP implementations and the project environment varies significantly. There are a multitude of factors that influence the decisions we make on projects, as well as… Read more
SharePoint is one of the fastest growing products from Microsoft, with Gartner estimating that over 50% of the companies in the world have implemented SharePoint in their organization. It is not only proving very useful as a file repository, but is increasingly being used as THE corporate portal in many companies and as an important way for employees to collaborate and interact with various business processes within the company. SAP ERP is one of the largest business applications today and a vast majority of Global 2000 companies use SAP ERP as their system of record for most key business processes… Read more
Just as many customers are evaluating the potential of SharePoint 2010 in order to make a decision on when to upgrade their existing SharePoint environment, the Winshuttle Central team is looking closely at SharePoint 2010 from a software vendor’s perspective. Not only do we want to adequately support customers on SharePoint 2010, but the expanded capabilities of the latest SharePoint release also increases the potential of products that are built on top of SharePoint such as Central. The next release of Central, version 10.1, will be fully compatible with SharePoint 2010. This means that regardless of whether customers are running… Read more
So let’s continue with our discussion about measuring SAP usability and focus on what we can learn from your SAP users, the transactions they are executing, and information about the volume and complexity of these transactions. Let’s call it … Business Value Assessment 2.0 or “BVA 2.0”. Let’s start with a couple of questions: Sure it helps to understand how my company is using SAP, the number of transactions, the volumes of screens and the fields processed. But what I really need to know is “What is my finance team’s SAP performance? Who are my SAP Finance transaction power users… Read more