Gains in efficiency and cost reduction are the driving forces behind predictive maintenance in Europe. [shutterstock: 702095194, Zapp2Photo]

Gains in efficiency and cost reduction are the driving forces behind predictive maintenance in Europe. [shutterstock: 702095194, Zapp2Photo]

Predictive Maintenance Is Going Strong in Europe

A recent PAC/CXP study finds that 83% of European manufacturers and transport operators plan to increase their spending on predictive maintenance solutions in the next two years in order to redefine their maintenance processes and improve operational efficiency.

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Spending in enterprise software is particularly picking up the pace. [shutterstock: 421360228, Zakhar Goncharov]

Spending in enterprise software is particularly picking up the pace. [shutterstock: 421360228, Zakhar Goncharov]

Global IT Spending to Grow 6.2 Per Cent in 2018

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 6.2 per cent from 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. Growth for enterprise solutions and IT services remains strong on the back of the evolution of digital business and much needed modernisations.

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Support for SRM in SAP will end in 2025. However, S/4Hana and Ariba offer a solution. [shutterstock: 417294322, cybrain]

Support for SRM in SAP will end in 2025. However, S/4Hana and Ariba offer a solution. [shutterstock: 417294322, cybrain]

What The End Of SRM Means For SAP Users

Support for SAP SRM expires in 2025. As a result, companies have to re-map their complex purchasing processes, some of which have been built up over many years. The solution: S/4 Hana and SAP Ariba - in combination.

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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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The digital leader of tomorrow will be required to not only understand the concepts of digital workspaces but also have a solid understanding of proper employee training. [shutterstock: 645563746, pcgraphis]

The digital leader of tomorrow will be required to not only understand the concepts of digital workspaces but also have a solid understanding of proper employee training. [shutterstock: 645563746, pcgraphis]

Strengthening Digital Leadership Skills

Realising that corporate structures change as a result of technological transition and that it also has an impact on the management of personnel is self-evident in HR. Nevertheless, investing in the development of management levels is unfortunately neglected too often.

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