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Five Minute Briefing - SAP
June 21, 2017

Published in conjunction with the Independent SAP Technical User Group (formerly the International Sybase User Group), this monthly publication contains news, market research, insight for the SAP user community, as well as ISUG-TECH news and information.

News Flashes

SAP is unveiling a newly designed SAP SuccessFactors Mobile app for iOS after partnering with Apple. Driven by the partnership between Apple and SAP, the new iOS design will help revolutionize the HR experience for employees and managers, increasing engagement and impact of the SAP SuccessFactors human capital management (HCM) solutions.

OpenText, a provider in Enterprise Information Management, is entering its global reseller agreement with SAP for SAP to resell the OpenText Extended ECM as SAP SuccessFactors Extended Enterprise Content Management solution. Designed exclusively for SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite, the new cloud-based solution helps organizations manage human resources (HR) and employee documents from generation to disposition in a secure and compliant manner.

SAP and Accenture are expanding their collaboration to co-innovate, co-develop, and jointly go to market with digital solutions based on the new SAP Leonardo digital innovation system. The long-standing strategic partners will focus on embedding digital technologies including additional machine learning, analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) at the core of clients' businesses to deliver even greater value from their SAP investments.

SAP is releasing SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) version 11.0 for SAP BW/4HANA, improving planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial consolidation, and reporting. The latest version of SAP BPC supports more strategic decision-making and better results through accelerated insight to action and serves as a platform for finance transformation and innovation.

Think About It

By using Knoa Software, a provider of user experience management (UEM) software, Westcon-Comstor, a global distributor of security and more, was able to tap into the SAP User Experience Management platform (SAP UEM) by Knoa to assist with its global rollout of the SAP ERP application to 4,000 employees in 54 countries. The SAP UEM application provides visibility into software usage, enabling Westcon-Comstor to monitor and analyze user activity and system performance, and understand training needs, according to Knoa Software.