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  • What are my options to migrate to SAP S/4HANA?
    What are my options to migrate to SAP S/4HANA?
    Gerd Danner from SAP & Frank Schuler from BackOffice Associates Recorded: Jan 10 2019 60 mins
    Anyone planning a move to SAP S/4HANA will want to optimise their investment to achieve full business benefits from day one. This means getting it right from outset — starting with the migration. Yet data migration is often not highlighted as a key work stream in S/4HANA projects. So, considering so many data migration projects run over time and/or over budget, the question to ask is how is your business planning to do this?

    This informative webinar will discuss the various migration options available and share best practice customer cases.

    Gerd Danner Vice President EMEA Centre of Excellence for Information Management at SAP

    Frank Schuler SAP Mentor and Vice President SAP Technical Architecture with BackOffice Associates
  • Data & Analytics Governance: From Current Challenges to Future Possibilities
    Data & Analytics Governance: From Current Challenges to Future Possibilities
    Saul Judah, Research Director, Gartner Research & Rex Ahlstrom, Chief Strategy & Technology Officer, BackOffice Associates Recorded: Dec 18 2018 51 mins
    Traditional methods for managing data and analytics landscapes are not evolving fast enough to meet the increased scale and demands of businesses facing a digital transformation program. If you are planning any major transformation involving data, such as a move to S/4HANA, hyper scale cloud, large scale analytics efforts, ML/AI implementations or other major changes to your current IT landscape, now is the time to think about how you will advance your data and governance strategy.

    Join Saul Judah from Gartner Research as he discusses the present state of data and analytics governance practices, provides guidance to help you get on (or back on) the right track, and previews where governance practices are heading in the future so that you can keep your strategy on track.
  • Go Green or Go Brown: Which S/4HANA Road is Right For You?
    Go Green or Go Brown: Which S/4HANA Road is Right For You?
    Owen Pettiford and Frank Schuler Recorded: Nov 6 2018 43 mins
    With SAP ERP sitting at the core of your business and having invested in it over a number of years it can seem that Converting it to S/4HANA (known as a Brownfield project) is the easiest and lowest risk path to S/4HANA. However a growing number of organisations are discovering that the further they get into planning for their Brownfield project to more attractive starting with a fresh slate becomes and some are changing their plans to doing a New implementation (known as a Greenfield project). This webinar given by 2 SAP Mentors, will describe the key risks and benefits of each approach and highlight where BackOffice Associates can help to de-risk the journey with its services and software.
  • Successful SuccessFactors® Data Migrations
    Successful SuccessFactors® Data Migrations
    Jan Wade & Nikkia Conley, American Airlines and Nate LaFerle BackOffice Associates Recorded: Sep 21 2018 44 mins
    Preparing your employee data for SuccessFactors® is more complex than you think. American Airlines tackled highly challenging transformations from multiple legacy systems and pre-merger organizations to bring a unified HR platform to life with SuccessFactors®.

    Join Jan Wade, Director, HR Information Systems and Nikkia Conley, Sr. Manager, HR Shared Services, of American Airlines; and Nate LaFerle, Client Partner at BackOffice Associates, as they discuss how they addressed key challenges along the way.
  • PLM and Great Data Make Product Portfolios Profitable
    PLM and Great Data Make Product Portfolios Profitable
    Chris Knerr, Global Big Data & Analytics Leader, BackOffice Associates Recorded: Jul 25 2018 61 mins
    Today's PLM programs are helping companies build new capabilities to improve product portfolio management, sku-level profitability, customer service levels, and regulatory compliance. Data management, migration, and governance are a critical foundation for success, but have added complexity for PLM since much of the data is in "unstructured" sources like PDFs.

    Please join this webinar to hear Chris Knerr, BackOffice Associate's Global Big Data & Analytics Leader, share Life Sciences and CPG best practices for PLM programs.
  • Quelles sont mes options pour migrer vers SAP S/4HANA?
    Quelles sont mes options pour migrer vers SAP S/4HANA?
    Pierre Adloff, BackOffice Associates & Jean-Francois Floch, SAP Recorded: Jul 6 2018 28 mins
    Sécuriser son projet d’implémentation de S/4HANA, sa mise en production permet d’optimiser son investissement et de choyer ses utilisateurs qui pourront en tirer pleinement profit plus rapidement.

    Dans les projets S/4HANA, la migration des données n'est souvent pas perçu comme clé et sa criticité est trop souvent sous-estimée. Les projets ayant pris du retard à cause de la migration des données sont courants, impactant ainsi les coûts initialement alloués au projet, sa date de livraison et la qualité des données. Vous devez donc bien en amont vous poser les bonnes questions sur ces problématiques de cette migration vers S/4HANA ?

    Pour connaître les différentes options de migration disponibles, nous vous invitons à découvrir celle que nous préconisons lors d’un webinar informatif. Nous vous présenterons les bons outils qui amélioreront l'agilité et l'efficacité des processus opérationnels lors de cette phase critique de la migration, et nous partagerons des cas de clients.

    Pierre Adloff - Directeur des ventes, BackOffice Associates
    Jean-Francois Floch – Responsable des services d'engagement pour la transformation informatique, SAP
  • Modern M&As require data transformation
    Modern M&As require data transformation
    Santosh Mathew, Director of Global Mergers & Acquisitions at Nielsen Recorded: Jun 27 2018 50 mins
    Today's M&As need to quickly demonstrate return on investment. As data is a critical asset that impacts business performance, a successful merger requires a data transformation strategy that quickly consolidates to a single set of business rules, policies, and data knowledge between two companies for seamless processes and operations.

    Please join this webinar to hear guest speaker Santosh Mathew, Director of Global Mergers & Acquisitions at Nielsen discuss how they rethought their M&A through a data transformation strategy.
  • Business Strategy requires Data Strategy
    Business Strategy requires Data Strategy
    Guest speaker Michele Goetz, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research and Rex Ahlstrom, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer Recorded: Jun 26 2018 63 mins
    Analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence will have a bigger impact on your business strategy. None will be effective without the right data. Therefore when defining your business strategy, it must be aligned with your data strategy.

    This webinar will help your organization find that right combination by demonstrating how:

    • Organizations are aligning data to business strategy
    • New collaboration models accelerate data activation and outcomes
    • Augmenting data management processes with Agile Process scales and accelerates data capabilities
    • Harnessing enterprise tribes overcomes resistance and shadow IT for data
  • You Can't Make Good Business Decisions Today with Yesterday's Data
    You Can't Make Good Business Decisions Today with Yesterday's Data
    Larry Romireo at EFCO Corporation & Giacomo Lorenzin, Managing Director, Direct Solutions at BackOffice Associates Recorded: Jun 19 2018 46 mins
    There is a growing demand for high-speed analytic database systems and platforms where data can be processed at lightning speed for business decision-making. However, is that data up-to-date? If the process to update that data is batch or overnight, the data delivery may be fast, but the information may be outdated which can result in error-prone reporting and ineffective (or disastrous) business decisions.

    For successful analytics it’s important to move data in real time from multiple systems, including legacy databases, so that combined data can be properly presented in a uniform way.

    Change Data Capture is a technology employed in the best data replication solutions to minimize the amount of time and resources necessary to update data changes from one system to another. By propagating only what’s changed since the last check on the source system, minimal data is passed between systems in order to ensure identical copies of data on both source and target.

    Change Data Capture is frequently used to select and update copies of key data for operational reasons such as maintaining activity on separate systems that interact externally with customers or vendors, or remote systems that interact with corporate databases. However, it is also useful to maintain freshly updated data in systems that are used extensively for non-transactional activity, such as for analysis, reporting and data warehousing.

    Main points:
    1.Retrieving information from any source database for your analytic system
    2.Specialized and configured support to load data into the analytic system
    3.Automatically prepare and map the data between systems, saving time and resources
    4.Best-in-class process to automatically and continuously update data
    5.Change Data Capture saves time, money and effort through efficient and cost-effective technology
  • Transform for SAP S/4HANA
    Transform for SAP S/4HANA
    Owen Pettiford, SAP Mentor, SVP Digital Transformation, BackOffice Associates Recorded: Jun 5 2018 20 mins
    Some analysts say that over 50% of data migration projects run over schedule or over budget. The best moves to SAP S/4HANA will optimize this investment to achieve full business benefits from day one. Hear from the experts on best practices for data migrations for SAP S/4HANA and lessons learned from over 20 years of experience migrating SAP data.

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