Traditional sourcing declined sharply, particulalry in the UK and DACH region. [shutterstock: 445192957, MaxxiGo]

Traditional sourcing declined sharply, particulalry in the UK and DACH region. [shutterstock: 445192957, MaxxiGo]

Traditional Sourcing in EMEA Slumps as GDPR Approaches

The EMEA ISG Index for Q1 2018 released by Information Services Group (ISG), a global technology research and advisory firm, found the sourcing market in Europe, Middle East and Africa slumped in the first quarter of 2018 as European enterprises focused attention and discretionary spending on preparations for GDPR, set to take effect May 25

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A heavy focus of consolidating and harmonizing global SAP landscapes remains the engine for strong growth at cbs. [shutterstock: 287096177, ESB Professional]

A heavy focus of consolidating and harmonizing global SAP landscapes remains the engine for strong growth at cbs. [shutterstock: 287096177, ESB Professional]

cbs Increases Annual Turnover by 41 Percent

In fiscal year 2017, SAP consultancy Corporate Business Solutions (cbs) increased its turnover by more than 41 percent compared to the previous 12 months. The €82.1 million in revenue generated by the cbs group shows that it remains on a steep upward trajectory.

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The joint venture aimes at supporting large multi-national enterprises in the implementation of their digital transformation projects. [shutterstock: 256348438, faithie]

The joint venture aimes at supporting large multi-national enterprises in the implementation of their digital transformation projects. [shutterstock: 256348438, faithie]

New Joint Venture Allows Datavard To Facilitate Digital Transformation

Software and consulting company Datavard teamed up with the consulting firm +Rasmussen to establish Innovard, a joint venture focused on digital transformation. Innovard provides business transformation consultation and combines technological know-how and leadership skills to facilitate the digitization process.

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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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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: SAP SuccessFactors Learning: The Comprehensive Guide

In order to keep workforces on the top of their game, many companies encourage and provide training for their employees in a variety of formats. But how can you manage all of this disparate learning? With a learning management system such as SAP SuccessFactors Learning. SAP Press provided us with an advance copy of their book on the solution. Here’s what you’ll learn.

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