What a Week! Reflections on SAPPHIRE NOW 2017


More than 20,000 customers and partners recently landed in Orlando last week for the largest SAP customer-driven event of the year — SAPPHIRE NOW and the ASUG Annual Conference. The event was underpinned with theme of “digital transformation”, highlighted by the new SAP Leonardo digital innovation system which took center stage. The notion of intelligently connecting people, things, and businesses and next generation cloud was on show. And of course, the event was packed with engaging key notes, strategic analysis, in-depth product sessions and panels.

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Avoid Cloud Management Busy Work

The necessity of managing multiple workloads across a variety of hosted environments and cloud service providers (CSPs) is driving unnecessary complexities for IT organizations. Innovations available in market today, like powerful multi-cloud management (MCM) platforms with integrated managed services (on-demand) are causing IT organizations to once again have the cyclical discussion of in-sourcing vs. out-sourcing. 

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SAP Tech Tips Series: Why is S/4HANA Poised to Become Your Customer Master System of Record? (Part 3)


Master data management is a key task in every organization, supports multiple systems, and directly impacts all processes. With that in mind, our next blog in our SAP Tech Tips series (See Part 1 and Part 2) will focus on customer master data and explain how and why S/4HANA 1610 is ideally positioned to become your system of record for this essential information.

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Introducing Digital Connect: A CenturyLink Podcast Series for Digital Transformation


Welcome to the launch of the new Digital Connect podcast. In this podcast series, we aim to create a collaborative environment to discuss topics essential to enterprises who are undergoing digital transformation. We will bring together thought leaders to provide insight into current events and trends that will shape the future of the industry.

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A Powerful Partnership to Enhance your SAP Solutions


As a Global Certified Premier SAP Provider, CenturyLink delivers consulting, hosting, network and managed services for your SAP workloads with a number of key partners. While several components of our SAP solutions are based on Hewlett Packard Enterprise solutions, technology is only one dimension of our relationship with HPE.

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SAP Tech Series: Advanced Available-to-Promise (aATP) in S/4HANA 1610 Execution (Part 2)


In case you missed our first SAP Tech Tips blog, we documented the detailed aATP configuration, activated Product Allocations, and updated Master Data to set the foundation for running with aATP in our new S/4 HANA 1610 system.  With business benefits identified to improve our order management, we are ready to move forward with the transactional data to put the aATP process in motion.

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A Closer Look: Real-World Digital Success Stories


Business as we know it is being re-defined. Adoption of strategies built on cloud, advanced networking and cloud managed services is changing the way organizations interact with customers, suppliers, partners, and each other. There’s no escaping it. Digital transformation is here – and it’s time to act.

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Taking on Big Data – The Easy Way


Big Data Management and analytics is one of the biggest obstacles today’s organizations must overcome as a part of their digital transformation initiatives. It’s estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are actively produced daily – and this number is growing faster than ever before. In fact, experts predict it won’t be long before 1.7 megabytes of information are created globally – every second of every day! This information is the foundation upon which meaningful business, customer and market intelligence is built.

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