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Business process outsourcing (BPO) of shared services centres (SSC) is not really something new, but lately BPO's and SSC's have become particularly popular as discussion topics in large organizations with complex and simple business processes. In reality, the BPO function is nothin...
The recent train wreck that was the CA batch process failure at RBS should probably be ringing alarm bells for some folks running batch processes into their systems; however, more importantly it should remind us of two important things. A call I participated on a couple of months back...
My supermarket is often out of the products I need, so when they are stocked, I need to buy in larger quantities. You’d think this would be easy to address: the stock-outs, but it seems it isn’t. So I thought I would pound out some ideas on inventory management exercises that I wish my...
One of my professors used to always tell his students a story about a company that he performed a work study at and discovered an elderly gentleman, let's call him "Thomas Bean", who produced colorful graphs every month on the performance of a business-related resource or asset. I don'...
It's frustrating that business users will often articulate about IT and the enterprise technology architect, but more frequently in an environment where one of the major ERP vendor products like SAP or Oracle Business Suite have been invested in. I am talking about the general disregar...
I am on my favorite soapbox - "standards" - standards around form filling. Generally speaking, no discussion of standards could be complete without an assessment of the state of play of the not so humble Adobe Portable Document Format or as most of us know it, PDF. I debated the merits...
Enterprise monitoring gets a great deal more air time these days than it ever did in the past. Perhaps it's because our technology dependent lives have become some so reliant on the availability of systems and infrastructural services. Have things improved? How would you know? In real...
As anyone who has gone through any home improvement project will tell you, the experience can be relatively energizing, frustrating, soul destroying or all of these. Bathroom refurbishments in particular seem to be extraordinarily stressful due to the uniquely intimate nature of this b...
While it may seem a little late to consider New Year's resolutions, you should try and identify as many opportunities for reducing paper use as possible. In any given SAP-centric business environment it is likely that there are already a number of measures in place for the creation of ...
Look how far we've come with software and how many devices these days rely on generic software to run a multitude of devices. The question comes down to the level of rigor that has been applied in the testing and quality assurance processes, and the relevance of the technology to the ...
Two articles that I read recently, by Jakob Nielsen and by John Brinkman, got me thinking that it was probably time to revisit the very topical subject of form design. In the world of SAP, it comes as no surprise that people want to retain the rich functionality of the ERP system but g...