Application Management Services (AMS)

By Johannes LeRoux

Information technology complexity, the ever-evolving technologies and solutions, and the demand for stabilized support are increasing on daily basis. Three or four decades ago, complex business processes were understood by only a handful of people who had been with the company a long time. However, just as people are making mistakes, software and hardware make errors, too. Therefore, every company must have an application support organization to ensure that these business applications run successfully.
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Why not outsource your financial processes to increase your company’s chances of success!!!

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By Willie Van Dyk

Only 40% businesses make it past the 5 year mark and only 25% past the 10 year mark. There are various reasons for this but one of the most important one is the fact that most entrepreneurs are either (or start out as) financially illiterate!
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Get Unstuck With Supply Chain Intelligence

IMG_990psdBy Johann Terblanche

ABOUT the author: Johann is a seasoned Management and Technology Expert with a specific focus on Supply Chain Improvement. He has almost three decades of extensive Supply Chain Management Experience and has proven success record on multiple implementations servicing clients in a wide range of industries. His specific focus the last 16 years was on implementing and improving SAP Supply Chain solutions in Asia, Europe and Africa.

9 out of 10 industries have not grown in the past 10 year, this is based on data compiled by Supply Chain Insights, an organization focused on delivering independent, actionable and objective advice for supply chain leaders. Moreover, key metrics like inventory turns, are down over time while costs, complexity, and inventory keeps rising.
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Need more than one Account-Type dimension in a SAP BPC model – it is possible!

Giuseppe_Dal_ColBy Giuseppe Dal Col
Principal Consultant at Infogility

It’s been a while since I’ve written a purely technical article, so I thought I’d share a very handy solution to a sometimes common problem in SAP BPC – how to get around the standard system limitation on the number of SAP-delivered key dimension types that can be included in a SAP BPC data model.

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Analysis for Office verses Fiori Apps

Johannes_Le_RouxBy Johannes Le Roux
Principal at Infogility – S/4 HANA Architect

Over the past year I found my customers debating the use of Analysis for Office verses Fiori Apps to find the best reporting solution. However the conclusion is that both tool has its place and provide a great reporting solution to the user’s community. You just have to find what works best for your user group.
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Enterprise Performance Management: How can I ensure that my organisation gets it right?

Giuseppe_Dal_ColBy Giuseppe Dal Col
Solution Architect at Infogility

Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) refers to an integrated management approach that links strategic goals directly to the operational and financial activities necessary to reach those objectives. From an application perspective, EPM encompasses a suite of solutions that are targeted at an organization’s decision makers, including those that coordinate the budgeting, reporting and consolidation activity. Read more

Where to go – Part 2

John_LouwBy John Louw
Principal at Infogility

In the first part of this series I illustrated SAP’s planning application roadmap and how SAP Business Objects Planning and Consolidation (BPC) and SAP Integrated Planning (BW-IP) have come together in the latest release SAP BPC 10.1. This latest release offers the ability to develop planning solutions utilizing different functionality and approaches:

  • BPC 10.1 “Standard” – follows the classic BPC design approach of prior BPC versions
  • BPC 10.1 “Embedded” – Unifies the solid back-end of BW-IP with the BPC Excel user experience

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SAP Business Planning – Where to go next?

John_LouwBy John Louw
Principal at Infogility

SAP Business Objects Planning and Consolidation (BPC) and SAP Integrated Planning (BW-IP) has come together in the latest release – SAP BPC 10.1 Embedded combines the solid back-end of BW-IP with the slick BPC Excel user experience so many of us have become accustomed to.  In addition, the new web interfaces make use of HTML5, overcoming old obstacles on Mobile devices. Read more

Benefits aplenty in the latest SAP HANA based Profitability and Cost Management Solution

Johannes_Le_RouxBy Johannes Le Roux
Principal at Infogility

In today’s global supply chains, it is common to have several plants involved in the manufacturing of a single product and in turn multiple levels of production crossing plants and different legal entities. This complexity in the manufacturing and management accounting supply chain constantly challenges companies and CFO’s in monitoring their profit, cost and variances. Read more

Trusted Advisor – A Key Ingredient To Success

Lourie_LouwBy Lourie Louw
Solution Architect at Infogility

Don’t fall in the trap of getting the latest fashionable planning tool and then adjusting your planning process to enable a successful implementation. Very often this leads to total loss of confidence in the system and end user resistance. Never forget to consider how a new application will fit into your overall Corporate Business Intelligence (BI) strategy and how it will interact with your existing systems environment.

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