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SAP SAPPHIRE NOW Recap – Are We Simple Yet?
May 29, 2015

SAP SAPPHIRE NOW Recap – Are We Simple Yet?

I just returned from the SAPPHIRE conference last week, and I have to say… it was surprisingly, the least inspiring conference I have attended.  Normally, I would return all revved up after drinking the “Kool Aid” and learning how SAP’s latest toys are changing the...

Categories: SAP Solutions, News + Events

Tags: Configuration, SAP

May 27, 2015

SAP Variant Configuration (VC) Projects are not just about Modeling!

Working in the IT domain in the past years, I have come to realize that the technical realization of a project is one thing, but the planning and facilitation of it is another. In the Variant Configuration (VC) world, this is also true. Very often, a good part of the workload and challenge of...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Variant Configuration

May 20, 2015

The Challenges of Changing Demographics in Manufacturing – and the Role of Technology to Power the Next Generation: Infographic

Here’s a link to a great blog post by Steve Hanna, CIO of Kennametal. He presents an insightful role for technology to help bridge the widening gaps in workforce demographics within Manufacturing. This topic is very much ‘top of mind’ for leaders in manufacturing...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights, eBooks + Infographics + Video

Tags: B2B, CRM for Manufacturers, Microsoft

Infographic: 3 Key Technology Drivers for 100 Top Manufacturing CEOs
May 11, 2015

Infographic: 3 Key Technology Drivers for 100 Top Manufacturing CEOs

In Mike’s post following the 2015 Smart Manufacturing Summit, he reflects on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), CRM for Customer Engagement, and Service Lifecycle for Customer Care.  In this infographic, we reveal 3 of the most important technology drivers that...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, eBooks + Infographics + Video

Tags: B2B, CRM for Manufacturers, Dynamics 365 for Sales, Manufacturing

The Voice of the Customer on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and CRM
May 04, 2015

The Voice of the Customer on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and CRM

From the frontlines of Smart Manufacturing Summit with 100 CEOs I just came back from the Smart Manufacturing Summit, sponsored by the Chief Executive Network, in Indianapolis. This two-day annual conference was attended by the business executive leaders from 100 mid-sized manufacturers....

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: CRM for Manufacturers, Dynamics 365 for Sales, Manufacturing, Microsoft

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