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Building Your Business Case for SAP S/4HANA

November 3, 2017

By: Lorraine Howell

A strong business case for a transition to SAP S/4HANA is critical to gain necessary buy-in and support your investment. While SAP provides a number of free tools that can help you begin this process, any business case must be based on the unique needs of your organization and its users.

In our experience, a design thinking or innovation workshop held with members from across your business is an essential step to creating a clear and robust business case.

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How to Prepare Your Organization for SAP S/4HANA

October 20, 2017

By: Lorraine Howell

As you look to transition to SAP S/4HANA, it is important to understand the differences between S/4HANA and your current ERP system. In a past post, we discussed three free tools provided by SAP that can help you understand the specific differences between your implementation and S/4HANA based on custom code, usage patterns, and other areas. But where do you go from there?

It is important to understand that while there have been significant changes to the technical side,

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Three Free Tools to Help Assess Your Readiness for SAP S/4HANA

October 6, 2017

By: Lorraine Howell

When considering a move to SAP S/4HANA, there are a number of questions that naturally arise. Key among them is often, “How does S/4HANA differ from my current ERP implementation?”

Understanding what S/4HANA can do for your business, as well as what gaps or changes there may be from your current system, can be a complicated process. The good news is that there are a number of free tools from SAP that can help assess these areas and make

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SAP S/4HANA: Understanding Your Deployment and Transition Options

September 22, 2017

By: Lorraine Howell

When looking to upgrade to SAP S/4HANA from your current ERP system, there are two broad areas to consider: where your company is starting from, and where you would like to go. Your destination—the deployment option that best fits your corporate needs and environment—will necessarily shape your transition plan.

There are a number of different on-premise and cloud-based deployment options for S/4HANA. For on-premise (or hosted) deployments, there are three core options to consider:

Transition your SAP ECC 6.0 deployment

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Getting to Know SAP S/4HANA: What Does It Mean for Your Business?

September 8, 2017

By Lorraine Howell

An ERP system is a critical component of the smooth operations of today’s business—but some customers are wondering whether an upgrade to SAP S/4HANA is worth the trouble.

While many organizations are considering moving to S/4HANA within the next five years, multiple barriers can pose an impediment to upgrades. Uncertainty over total cost and lack of a supporting business case rank as top reasons why companies have yet to move from their current system. Yet, for many, the reason

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Assessing Issues: How do you manage difficulties with your ERP system?

August 25, 2017

By Shoshana Jamieson

We’ve all been there. First you feel a little twinge in your knee, maybe just the slightest pain in your hip. You think, “It’ll be better tomorrow.” Overuse, maybe—or just a sign of getting older. But the next day the pain’s a little worse, and even worse the day after that. How long does it take for you to go see the doctor?

If you’re like most of us, the answer is probably, “Too long!”

The same pattern holds true

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Four Little-Known SAP Customer Lifecycle Management Tools to Support Your Business

August 1, 2017

By: Shoshana Jamieson

SAP ERP systems are known for their robust reporting capabilities, but most users are unaware of the number of complimentary SAP tools and reports available, many of them leveraging Solution Manager. These little-known tools can help your organization obtain a detailed look at your ERP usage patterns, recommend underused tools or capabilities, help you optimize your KPIs, provide direction for your SAP roadmap and much more.

The top four reports that clients should be aware of are:

Enhanced EarlyWatch® Most

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Four Reasons You’re Not Getting the Full Value from Your ERP System

July 17, 2017

By: Shoshana Jamieson

Implementing an ERP system is a significant investment for any business. Yet, while an ERP system more than pays for itself, common mistakes can keep businesses from achieving full value from their implementation. Here are four of the top reasons that we encounter

Manual processes. In our experience, most companies have at least one area where they are completing a process manually instead of allowing the system to handle the heavy lifting. For example, we often find users dumping

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What is the #1 Reason for Delays in your ERP Implementation?

March 10, 2017

By: Nir Orbach

The number one reason for most ERP implementation delays are data conversions of master and transactional data. To find out more on why this is the case, watch our latest video from Illumiti CEO Nir Orbach. In this video Nir Orbach will discuss what you should consider to avoid data conversions delaying your upcoming ERP implementation.


Data Conversion ERP Implementation Delays Transcript

Data conversions of master and transactional data are normally the number one reason for ERP implementation delays. While companies understand the

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How does Illumiti Improve Mining Maintenance and Safety?

January 20, 2017

By: Lorraine Howell

Maintenance workers are generally not that excited about logging into a desktop and entering data. Any organization will realize that this is one of the areas where user adoption of systems is probably the lowest. With this in mind here is how Illumiti improves Mining Maintenance and Safety from our VP of Research & Development Lorraine Howell.



From a maintenance worker’s perspective, their job is to provide maintenance to all equipment, ensure that it functions correctly and of course ensure

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