With S/4 AnyDB on the deathbed, where can the SAP community turn to for help? [shutterstock: 232844677, lassedesignen]

With S/4 AnyDB on the deathbed, where can the SAP community turn to for help? [shutterstock: 232844677, lassedesignen]

S/4 AnyDB: Can Oracle save us?

If you believe the message from the DSAG Technology Days, S/4 AnyDB is dead. At least that is what is in my staff's report. But who is saving the community now? Perhaps an implementation of the NetWeaver stack in the Oracle cloud?

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Amidst the bombardment of buzzwords, it's getting hard to find a companies core competence. That is also true for SAP. [hutterstock: 63443797, Muemoon]

Amidst the bombardment of buzzwords, it's getting hard to find a companies core competence. That is also true for SAP. [hutterstock: 63443797, Muemoon]

What Was That About Core Competence Again?

A few years ago core competence was a popular term. Then the paradigm shift began, unnoticed. More and more often, every IT service provider was able to do it all. It seems impossible for the application user to make distinctions. Direction and credibility are lacking.

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You might like this latest book release from the SAP Community. [shutterstock: 532904239, jakkaje808]

You might like this latest book release from the SAP Community. [shutterstock: 532904239, jakkaje808]

Review: Warehouse Management in SAP S/4Hana

SAP continues to enhance its logistics offerings within SAP S/4Hana. Named embedded Extended Warehouse Management (EWM), the latest in warehouse management is available to all with an S/4 license. SAP Press has just released a book on the solution.

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GDPR is not a one time job. Finding a solution for data discovery in SAP now may thus be a good idea in the long run as well. [shutterstock: 170340608, ESB Professional]

GDPR is not a one time job. Finding a solution for data discovery in SAP now may thus be a good idea in the long run as well. [shutterstock: 170340608, ESB Professional]

GDPR: A Practical Example For Data Discovery In SAP

Metadata discovery software vendor Silwood Technology has expanded its series of GDPR Starter Packs for major application packages, including SAP, JD Edwards and Siebel. The recent launch of Oracle E-Business Suite and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Starter Packs will enable more users to quickly and simply identify the precise location of Personal Data. Silwood Technology has also provided E-3 Magazine with a working example of data discovery in SAP that can be found below.

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Enterprise Software Management is a key factor in getting getting corporate strategy and operational IT aligned towards the same objectives. [hutterstock: 1028847439, turgaygundogdu]

Enterprise Software Management is a key factor in getting getting corporate strategy and operational IT aligned towards the same objectives. [hutterstock: 1028847439, turgaygundogdu]

ESM: The Link Between Corporate Strategy And Operational IT

Companies will face immense challenges over the next few years. On the one hand, they are approaching digitalisation projects that will decide on their market success in the medium term. On the other hand, the daily business processes must continue running steadily and be incrementally improved and adjusted. IT support is essential for both sides. Terms such as Systems of Engagement and Systems of Records address the different IT requirements for the ‘new’ system world, which has to adapt agilely and flexibly to digitalisation approaches, and to the ‘old’ proven Business Suite system landscape.

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In some cases, AI is already better than humans. In a lot of other cases, there is still a lot to learn. [shutterstock: 568431658, whiteMocca]

In some cases, AI is already better than humans. In a lot of other cases, there is still a lot to learn. [shutterstock: 568431658, whiteMocca]

The High Art Of Artificial Intelligence

Are we experiencing an unprecedented technological advance through artificial intelligence (AI)? There is a lot out there that suggests this! Still, it will take a long time for machines to truly become equal or superior to humans. Until scientists have developed super-intelligence (strong AI), we humans will continue to co-exist and work well with weak AI.

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