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A uniform SQL interface between Hana and blockchain is key to ensure process integration. [shutterstock: 597769856, Panchenko Vladimir]

A uniform SQL interface between Hana and blockchain is key to ensure process integration. [shutterstock: 597769856, Panchenko Vladimir]

SLES For SAP: Hana, Linux And Blockchain

Relying on blockchain for certain specific business processes makes sense. SAP supports companies from various industries with blockchain services. Hana and Linux are great examples for being blockchain compatible.

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Thomas Reuters facilitates access to price and reference data, in particular for foreign exchange data. [shutterstock: 1034047960, oekka.k]

Thomas Reuters facilitates access to price and reference data, in particular for foreign exchange data. [shutterstock: 1034047960, oekka.k]

Thomas Reuters Connectivity To SAP Market Rates Management

SAP announced the expansion of its strategic partnership with Thomson Reuters to simplify converting cross-border transaction prices into a single currency, no matter where or when the transaction happens.

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The research finds that more than 90 percent of companies plan to invest into technology that enables predictive maintenance. [shutterstock: 551791498, Zapp2Photo]

The research finds that more than 90 percent of companies plan to invest into technology that enables predictive maintenance. [shutterstock: 551791498, Zapp2Photo]

European Manufacturers Take Steps Towards Predictive Maintenance

A new PAC/CXP Group study finds that 93% of European manufacturers and transport operators believe that their maintenance processes for industrial equipment and vehicles are not very efficient.

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The SAP standard can be problematic in purchasing processes, particularly in construction. [shutterstock: 284725655, iMoved Studio]

The SAP standard can be problematic in purchasing processes, particularly in construction. [shutterstock: 284725655, iMoved Studio]

Limitations And Opportunities Of Service Purchasing In SAP

In procurement, service purchasing is often seen as the most demanding discipline. However, the SAP standard is not sufficient for seamless digitization of cooperation with suppliers. Whether utilities, industrial parks or financial institutions: In most industries, significantly more services are purchased than materials.

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The deadline has come and passed with a lot of companies not managing to be ready for GDPR. [shutterstock: 223838977, Filipe Frazao]

The deadline has come and passed with a lot of companies not managing to be ready for GDPR. [shutterstock: 223838977, Filipe Frazao]

Most European Organisations Not Ready For GDPR

A new PAC/CXP Group study finds that only 19 per cent of European organisations are ready for the full roll-out of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The report “Moving beyond the GDPR” is based on briefings with more than 200 senior business and IT executives at medium-sized and large companies operating across manufacturing, services and the public sector in Europe.

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