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Supply Chain Management is still based on concept that are now 60 years old. Demand-Driven is a revolution. [shutterstock: 686836708, KieferPix]

Supply Chain Management is still based on concept that are now 60 years old. Demand-Driven is a revolution. [shutterstock: 686836708, KieferPix]

Revolution After 60 Years

Is Demand-Driven really an innovation or just old wine in new bottles? What is Demand-Driven MRP & SCM all about and why should the SAP community deal with this topic right now?

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The experts from Alegri demonstrate how SAP customers can benefit from S/4 functionality without having to migrate to S/4 just yet.[shutterstock: 531002764, Peshkova]

The experts from Alegri demonstrate how SAP customers can benefit from S/4 functionality without having to migrate to S/4 just yet.[shutterstock: 531002764, Peshkova]

Four Perspectives On The World Of S/4

How can the extended functionality of S/4 be used in procurement without having to switch to S/4 Hana? How does EIM turn data into valuable information? How does the Edge approach lead to high performance in IoT projects? How can budgets for these innovations be freed up without conflicts? Alegri accompanies its customers holistically on their way into the world of S/4 Hana - neutrally and independently. The following four perspectives show how it is done.

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The future will be dominated by virtual and interactive product configuration. [shutterstock: 796031083, Beros919]

The future will be dominated by virtual and interactive product configuration. [shutterstock: 796031083, Beros919]

Interactive Virtual Reality in the CPQ-Process

Industry 4.0 initiatives support the trend towards customized product variants and the sale of machine and plant systems. Thus, sales become a digitization driver: new, innovative next-generation CPQ (Configure Price Quote) software, the symbiosis of ERP master data and object dependencies with an interactive Virtual Reality configuration and simulation display, is required.

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With 3D variant configuration, sales staff can provide customers with interactive offers for complex products. [shutterstock: 707776618, TierneyMJ]

With 3D variant configuration, sales staff can provide customers with interactive offers for complex products. [shutterstock: 707776618, TierneyMJ]

Special: Visualization for Sales and Services

CAD data is the foundation. Variant configuration means that individual offers to the customer and in addition, good relationship management and pricing are a must. Until an ERP system becomes a satisfactory system for supply and sales however, many adaptations are needed. SAP partner SAE has managed to bridge the gap. Peter M. Faerbinger, E-3 Magazine, spoke with the managing directors Susanne Henkel and Erich Schaarschmidt.

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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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