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Top SAP Insights from 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on the various thought pieces that our industry experts here at Clarkston have created throughout the year. Below, I’ve highlighted some of our top SAP insights for 2023. From SAP Signavio to master data consolidation, take a look at the major updates and conclusions of the year here. For all our 2023 SAP insights, you can explore more here.

Top 8 SAP Insights from 2023

1. How to Budget for SAP 

Implementing SAP into any size enterprise can help make all company operations smoother, more efficient, and more profitable. However, the initial implementation requires a notable investment of time, money, and other company resources. In this piece, James Savage and Sarah Broyd detail some actions that businesses can take to create a successful budget strategy in advance to cover the SAP investment and create a more profitable, efficient business. 

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2. What is SAP Signavio? 

Any business in any industry understands the fast-changing nature of technological advancements, consumer demands, and general industry expectations. SAP Signavio is a platform based in the cloud designed to model and then optimize business operations to keep up with these quick business changes. In this piece, Anand Nataraj introduces the SAP Signavio solution and explains its unique advantages as a Business Process Management (BPM) tool to get your company started with the platform. 

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3. Exploring the Key Capabilities of SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) 

Many companies already use SAP technologies to manage and optimize their business operations, and the ability to easily navigate and change these systems is essential for keeping up with fluctuating industry demands. SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) is a new solution that presents an opportunity for process automation, AI modeling, and a greater agility between SAP systems and non-SAP technologies. In this piece, Anand Vidhyasekaran explores how SAP BTP can be used to enhance business operations and achieve SAP goals. 

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4. Business Considerations for Implementing SAP Ariba 

Businesses looking to streamline the supply chain and procurement process may benefit significantly from SAP Ariba, a cloud-based management system that can be used for supplier collaboration and procurement operations. However, the SAP Ariba solution can be complex and therefore is a significant undertaking that businesses should be familiar with. In this piece, Stacey Erickson and Anand Nataraj outline key considerations to make when evaluating whether SAP Ariba would be a strong choice for your company’s operational and management goals. 

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5. SAP Assessment and Roadmap for a Global Food Company 

Investing in an SAP solution can be incredibly valuable but does require consistent maintenance and upgrades to keep up with evolving business processes and operations. In this case study, Catherine Ault, Sebastian Valencia, and Brajinder Singh walk us through Clarkston’s role in creating a roadmap for SAP redesign and management to optimize the SAP operations of a large consumer products food company. 

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6. Consolidating Master Data for a Consumer Healthcare Company with SAP MDG 

SAP MDG is a framework designed to consolidate and manage master data across multiple systems and offers a data governance and workflow strategy to keep businesses efficient. In this piece, Cara Ridenhour takes us through the steps that Clarkston experts took to implement an organized data governance solution for a consumer healthcare company dealing with outdated systems and a lack of data accuracy. 

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7. What to Consider Before an SAP Quality Management (QM) Implementation 

The SAP Quality Management (QM) solution is a supporting module that offers improved inventory management, but it can be a low priority for many companies due to its non-essential nature in the SAP solutions suite. In this piece, Wayne Hurd explains the major considerations businesses should make when deciding to implement and use SAP QM or not, such as how it fits into your current system landscape and what advantages there are to upgrading. 

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8. Payment Gateway Integration with SAP for a Multi-National Retail Network 

Payment gateway integration with SAP technology creates an opportunity for seamless, accurate management of a business’s financial transactions and timelier as well as more accurate customer data analysis and order updates. In this piece, Lorraine Mackiewicz and Traigh Groover take us through Clarkston’s involvement in designing and preparing for the use of SAP-payment integration within a multi-national agricultural retailer’s store network. 

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