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How to master the journey toward an Intelligent Enterprise

Discover how you can go from digital transformation to an Intelligent Enterprise with automated processes and integrated data for business analytics supporting better business decisions. Hear from our experienced partner GPA Group on how customers mastered their journey around the SAP S/4HANA migration successfully, and used tools to automate their business and infrastructure processes while integrating data for analytics.
Recorded Apr 20 2021 24 mins
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Karl Silhanek, SAP Business Developemtn CEMEA, Red Hat; Diego Barbisan, Senior Vice President, GPA Group
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