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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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The energy sector has been waiting patiently for the new generation of SAP solutions. [shutterstock: 145644622, Goodmorning3am]

The energy sector has been waiting patiently for the new generation of SAP solutions. [shutterstock: 145644622, Goodmorning3am]

S/4 for the Energy Sector

The energy companies are waiting excitedly. Starting in 2018, SAP also wants to service the energy sector using S/4. An energy supplier’s IT tasks are extremely diverse now. They are about digitizing business processes and business models. Smart-meter roll-out and smart-meter gateway are also being put into effect.

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Fourth-quarter combined ACV rises 27 percent sequentially to €3 billion, though flat compared with prior year. [shutterstock: 520731340, phongphan]

Fourth-quarter combined ACV rises 27 percent sequentially to €3 billion, though flat compared with prior year. [shutterstock: 520731340, phongphan]

EMEA Sourcing Market Fueled As-a-Service Technology

The EMEA sourcing market rebounded in the final quarter of 2017, with double-digit growth in both traditional and as-a-service contracting values over the previous quarter, according to the findings of the 4Q17 EMEA ISG Index released by global technology research and advisory firm Information Services Group.

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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: Sourcing and Procurement in SAP S/4Hana

For those working with SAP Logistics, SAP ERP’s Materials Management module will be extremely familiar. But SAP ERP is getting older every day, and SAP’s next-generation platform, SAP S/4Hana, is consistently adding new functionality. How does it handle procurement? What kinds of integration options are there? SAP Press’ latest book gives you the comprehensive overview.

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Despite as-a-service sourcing on a record high, the overall decline in traditional sourcing lead to a weak third quarter in the region. [shutterstock: 545178208, Phongphan]

Despite as-a-service sourcing on a record high, the overall decline in traditional sourcing lead to a weak third quarter in the region. [shutterstock: 545178208, Phongphan]

EMEA As-a-Service Sourcing at Record High

The value of as-a-service sourcing contracts reached an all-time high in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, but a drop in traditional sourcing resulted in a weak quarter overall, according to the findings of the 3Q17 EMEA ISG Index released by Information Services Group.

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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: Logistics With S/4Hana – An Introduction

S/4Hana is all the rage. SAP’S current, state-of-the-art ERP is constantly adding new features, functionality, and modules. And while the offerings were initially geared toward finance, SAP has been branching the S/4 moniker out into other areas including business intelligence and logistics.

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