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9 key takeaways from SAP TechEd Las Vegas

SAP seeks to simplify app development on its cloud platform, while helping customers make the most of machine learning.

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RPA – useful for business, or more trouble than it’s worth?

In certain industries - or even specific departments within any enterprise organization - Robotic Process Automation can free employees from repetitive, manual tasks so they can focus on more important, higher-value work. But is it...

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How data hygiene leads to customer success

Before integrating ERP or CRM systems with other tools, Spear Education CEO Kaleim Manji advises reducing customization and cleaning up your dataset.

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Oracle goes all in on cloud automation

Oracle adds more automation, business networking, recruitment tools and a plethora of digital assistants to its cloud apps.

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Health insurer shifts ERP to the cloud to transform financial operations

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is reducing legacy complexity by migrating to cloud-based ERP, while experimenting with RPA to help prepare staff for the changes ahead. 

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RPA and AI: Business process automation gets smart

Organizations seeking to reap the full benefits of robotic process automation are beginning to see artificial intelligence as a key technology for optimizing their process flow.

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Fear of premature escalation (FPE): Diagnose and treat this silent ERP program killer

Recognizing the early warning signs and taking appropriate action can reduce the overall impact of this affliction, which can be deadly for an ERP project.

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Infor CEO: Our IPO will take us to the next level

This scrappy provider of cloud ERP, CRM, HR, and vertical software believes its IPO will raise its profile and market share by a magnitude. Infor CEO Charles Phillips lays out the game plan in an exclusive interview.

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NetSuite refines focus on SMBs facing growth challenges

Cloud technology and the increasing pace of globalization allow small and medium-size businesses to scale up faster than ever, but also puts them in a bind. How do they take advantage of opportunities to grow when they have limited...

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Smithfield cloud ERP sows analytics opportunities

Smithfield Foods, purveyor of Nathan’s Famous and other pork product brands, consolidated three ERP systems into one SAP S/4 HANA cloud platform in push to better serve the business.

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What is ERP? Key features of top enterprise resource planning systems

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software standardizes, streamlines and integrates business processes across finance, human resources, procurement, distribution and other departments. Here's what you need to know about these key IT...

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Moving ERP to the cloud? Expect delays

Businesses are attracted to cloud ERP systems by their scalability and security patch automation, but compliance challenges and difficulties in moving sensitive data to the cloud are still a concern, a study by the Cloud Security...

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UCSD shifts from Cobol to real-time data streaming

At the University of California San Diego, CIO Vince Kellen is taking a modular, incremental approach to replacing Cobol applications with modern ERP systems in a quest to give analysts real-time access to data.

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Gartner: Cloud, enterprise software to drive global IT spending increase

Spending on enterprise software, particularly cloud services and applications, is expected to grow faster than any other category of IT this year, fueling an overall increase in global spending on technology.

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Oracle CEO Mark Hurd on the rebellion against complexity

As enterprises transition from on-premises IT, Oracle is positioning itself as the premier provider for cloud computing. You may think this is a stretch, but the company has steadily revamped its vast software portfolio to the point...

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Inside Western Digital’s massive cloud ERP migration

A three-company merger has given Western Digital CIO Steve Phillpott a unique lens on moving ERP to the cloud. Here are his key takeaways.

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Workday CIO on tackling SaaS debt and sprawl

Configure your software, don’t customize it — but make sure you have the skills available to do it well: That’s the advice of Workday CIO Diana McKenzie

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SAP’s big Qualtrics buy: It’s all about your customers

SAP’s $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics may help put customer experience on the CIO’s agenda.

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