Owen Pettiford

SVP SAP Digital Transformation at BackOffice Associates.

  • The Bad Habits That CIOs Need to Curb

    The Bad Habits That CIOs Need to Curb

    CIOs and those handling the digital transformation of a business would benefit from reforming some old habits, leaving behind old mindsets and implementing fresh strategies to drive innovation.

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  • The Time is Right for IoT for Manufacturing Applications

    The Time is Right for IoT for Manufacturing Applications

    IOT technology adoption is growing as it becomes more feasible and delivers useful data. However, manufacturers should resolve issues of security, scalability and data quality.

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  • AI in the Workplace will Change ERP Systems

    AI in the Workplace will Change ERP Systems

    As AI becomes more embedded in workplace processes and bots, it will learn on the job and eventually become more independent, leading to more autonomous ERP systems.

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  • Data Transformation Required for S/4HANA Cloud – Sooner or Later – You Choose

    Data Transformation Required for S/4HANA Cloud – Sooner or Later – You Choose

    Learn the two main reasons why S/4HANA Cloud should be the target for existing ECC customers

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  • Transform for SAP S/4HANA19:59

    Transform for SAP S/4HANA

    SAP Mentor discusses options for moving to SAP S/4HANA.

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  • Blockchain Adoption Must Overcome Hurdles

    Blockchain Adoption Must Overcome Hurdles

    Blockchain applications are not yet widespread, but here are three business models that will be affected and three hurdles to adoption that blockchain must overcome.

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  • Real-Time Alerts Play Key Role in Digital Transformation

    Real-Time Alerts Play Key Role in Digital Transformation

    The trend toward the increased use of real-time analytics will eventually impact all lines of business, and the organizations that grasp it first will reap the benefits of a competitive advantage.

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  • Designing a Better SAP User Experience Key Step Toward Digital World

    Designing a Better SAP User Experience Key Step Toward Digital World

    An IT services consultant advises familiarity with Fiori guidelines, SAP Build and Apple iOS UI tools to drive the user adoption that is essential in digital transformation.

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  • SAP Leonardo “Reloaded” – Unifying People, Process and Technology to Enable Digital Transformation

    SAP Leonardo “Reloaded” – Unifying People, Process and Technology to Enable Digital Transformation

    At SAPPHIRE, SAP redefined SAP Leonardo to mean what SAP is doing to help companies achieve Digital Transformation.

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  • The Future is Automated — The Future is S/4HANA

    The Future is Automated — The Future is S/4HANA

    I find it a strange irony, that just as SAP have sorted out the way users interact with SAP (see the Fiori Design Guidelines) a user interface starts to become superfluous to requirement!

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  • Beginner’s Guide to Transitioning to S/4HANA 1511 for Existing SAP ERP 6.0x Users

    Beginner’s Guide to Transitioning to S/4HANA 1511 for Existing SAP ERP 6.0x Users

    With S/4HANA being a new product from SAP it can be confusing for existing users/customers to understand how much of their existing solution can be converted into the new world of S/4HANA.

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  • 13 Reasons to Migrate from SAP PI to SAP PO – Key for S/4HANA

    13 Reasons to Migrate from SAP PI to SAP PO – Key for S/4HANA

    I want to focus on how you can build the case to move from SAP Process Integration – PI (or any other Middleware solution) to SAP Process Orchestration – PO.

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  • Did I Just See R/4? Start Planning Your Journey to HANA Enterprise Cloud

    Did I Just See R/4? Start Planning Your Journey to HANA Enterprise Cloud

    I believe that those that stay off HANA/Simple Suite/Fiori the longest will see little for their maintenance payment, with most innovation happening in or around Simple Suite (for large enterprise).

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  • Why ERP EhP7 is the First Step to S/4HANA

    Why ERP EhP7 is the First Step to S/4HANA

    With the announcement of S/4 HANA and all the benefits that it brings, ALL SAP customer should be asking themselves how they plan to evolve their SAP Business Suite investment to S/4HANA.

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  • Impact of Platform Changes: How SAP HANA Impacts an SAP Landscape

    Impact of Platform Changes: How SAP HANA Impacts an SAP Landscape

    This blog will focus on the impact of HANA as a platform, while future blogs will cover changes to the application architecture, user experience architecture, and integration architecture.

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