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by Scott Priest, Managing Editor May 31, 2012
SAP Professional Journal – 
See how Solution Manager bridged the gap between the development and project teams in a global project.

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During implementation projects, change management can be forgotten amid more tangible technology-related project areas. If your employees aren’t adequately prepared for change and assisted with the transition into new processes or work functions, however, the project’s return on investment (ROI) and overall success may suffer. We talked to SAP’s Kerry Brown about the importance of change management and best practices for building a change management initiative.


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by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts March 21, 2011
SAP Professional Journal/BI – 

SAP’s roadmap for business intelligence (BI) has been the subject of intense focus and debate since SAP bought Business Objects in 2008. The user-facing applications from the renamed SAP BusinessObjects have been the strategic direction for BI for more than three years, but still many companies struggle to move forward. Davin Wilfrid, senior analyst at insiderRESEARCH, showcases five tips for project managers gleaned from his recent research report: The SAP BI Roadmap: Perceptions, challenges, and opportunities for SAP customers.


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by David Hannon, Contributing Editor February 17, 2011
SAP Professional Journal – 

As the economy improves and companies’ access to capital continues to grow, so too does the amount of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) across a variety of industries. If M&A activity reaches your company, will you be prepared to integrate unfamiliar systems together under one unified ERP environment?


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by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts November 18, 2010
SAP Professional Journal – 
As the economy faltered in late 2008 and early 2009, it became clear that the companies with the best chance of success were those that could adapt quickly and find new ways to improve operational efficiency. At Bayer MaterialScience, surviving the downturn would require improving several processes along its supply chain.

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by Laura Casasanto, Former Managing Editor September 9, 2010
SAP Professional Journal – 
To get the most value for their investment, many companies create a center of excellence (COE) to oversee SAP projects and ensure their lasting success. David Jantzen and Dan Haynes of Deloitte discuss how to build a COE that can support your SAP project long after go-live.

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by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts August 17, 2010
SAP Professional Journal – 
Growing a healthy business is like growing a healthy garden — you need the right amount of sunlight in just the right spots. Using the right SAP NetWeaver Portal and SAP BusinessObjects tools, the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company was able to build a robust workbench to illuminate the right data for the sales staff.

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by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts June 30, 2010
SAP Professional Journal – 
Determining which functionality to implement or activate from an SAP enhancement package poses a significant challenge. To simplify this process, SAP now offers a free service called Business Function Prediction, which uses real data from your system to recommend functionality specifically for your needs. Learn how the service works and how SAP plans to enhance it in the future.

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by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts June 29, 2010
SAP Professional Journal – 
Virtualization is no longer a new concept for most SAP companies, yet many are just getting on the bandwagon. SAP upgrade expert Lon Blake explains several virtualization options SAP project teams should consider, and how they can get the most out of the SAP Adaptive Computing Controller — SAP’s customized approach to virtualization.

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by Laura Casasanto, Former Managing Editor June 2, 2010
SAP Professional Journal – 
Formalizing your testing strategy will go a long way toward ensuring that issues and enhancements are dealt with quickly and at minimal cost. Nathan Sharp of Siemens shares 10 key elements of a successful testing strategy.

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by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts May 11, 2010
SAP Professional Journal – 
Collaboration tools are increasingly vital for SAP companies in several industries. While there are many to choose from, Alan Mendel and Eric Stajda of LeverX say SAP’s cFolders is a flexible, full-featured collaboration tool for sharing data quickly and easily with internal and external groups — with minimal implementation effort and user training.

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by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts April 30, 2010
SAP Professional Journal – 
The SEC recently pushed back the deadline for converting to IFRS, instead opting to study convergence between IFRS and US GAAP. We examine how the SEC arrived at its decision, and gather thoughts from an expert panel on what SAP companies should do next.

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by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts March 17, 2010
SAP Professional Journal/Financials – 

Corporate sustainability is more than a feel-good endeavor. Identifying waste and inefficiency is a key way to boost your company's bottom line. William Newman and Bill Rudiak of Newport Consulting Group have identified several ways SAP companies can leverage technology to help them meet their financial goals while improving sustainability.


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by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts March 12, 2010
SAP Professional Journal – 
An implementation partner can add tremendous value to many SAP projects. However, failing to properly manage the relationship with your implementation partner can have disastrous effects -- from delays to cost overruns or even project failure. In this article, Yosh Eisbart of NIMBL shares six signs that you may be mismanaging your implementation partner and offers concrete advice for avoiding calamity.

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by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts February 11, 2010
BI/Financials/HR/SAP Professional Journal/SCM – 
SAP companies are increasingly expanding their core systems and processes into mobile devices and applications. As mobile applications proliferate, companies must develop coherent strategies for managing the expansion of their SAP mobile solutions.

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by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts February 4, 2010
SAP Professional Journal – 
Earned Value Management (EVM) is a method for calculating overall project progress in a single metric. See how an SAP consulting team is applying EVM to track project progress during a large banking implementation.

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by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts January 8, 2010
SAP Professional Journal – 
While every SAP customer owns a version of SAP Solution Manager, far too many overlook the full range of capabilities offered by the tool. In this article, experts weigh in on the SAP Solution Manager functionalities you should consider and offer tips for getting started.

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by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts January 5, 2010
SAP Professional Journal – 
Securing user adoption in a multi-language global project requires careful planning beyond simply activating the language features of SAP. In this article, Camilo Muñoz of Translation Source identifies six rules for ensuring your user community buys in from the beginning.

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by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts December 7, 2009
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by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts December 2, 2009
SAP Professional Journal – 
While every SAP customer owns a version of SAP Solution Manager, far too many overlook the full range of capabilities offered by the tool. In this article, experts weigh in on the SAP Solution Manager functionalities you should consider and offer tips for getting started.

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