Need improved SAP business performance? CIOs can benefit by starting with core systems.

Need improved SAP business performance? CIOs can benefit by starting with core systems. Think it is easy being a CIO these days? Perhaps more than any CXO role, the chief information officer is coping with significant ‘new’ business challenges. Rapidly evolving technologies, an increasingly mobile workforce and pressure from internal groups to launch their own applications are just a few of the drivers jeopardizing overall business performance. Throw the push to operate at the “speed of now” and the expectations for Big Data into the mix, and it is no wonder that the CIO’s head is spinning. Historically, IT was the guardian of the corporate technology infrastructure. That model led to the precarious budget scenario that exists within most corporations today; 80% allocated to existing infrastructure simply for maintenance. In today’s new business environment, the CIO must balance the requirements for centralized management with demands for an evolving decentralized business environment. The question is what is the best approach? It might appear easier to tackle performance improvement by inserting generic, stand-alone applications. If you have built your business in an SAP environment, there is substantially more value lying within your core systems. Here’s why… Data management and process efficiency are more critical than ever to fueling performance. Address both challenges by streamlining core functions such as accounts payable, accounts receivables and implementing a data archiving strategy. The business will run faster and smarter. In addition, you’ll free up cash for new investment and enhance corporate data management capabilities.. For CIOs, the road to improved enterprise-wide business performance starts with leveraging existing core SAP systems.

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Need improved SAP business performance? CIOs can benefit by starting with core systems.

Need improved SAP business performance? CIOs can benefit by starting with core systems.

Think it is easy being a CIO these days? Perhaps more than any CXO role, the chief information officer is coping with significant ‘new’ business challenges. Rapidly evolving technologies, an increasingly mobile workforce and pressure from internal groups to launch their own applications are just a few of the drivers jeopardizing overall business performance. Throw the push to operate at the “speed of now” and the expectations for Big Data into the mix, and it is no wonder that the CIO’s head is spinning.

Historically, IT was the guardian of the corporate technology infrastructure. That model led to the precarious budget scenario that exists within most corporations today; 80% allocated to existing infrastructure simply for maintenance. In today’s new business environment, the CIO must balance the requirements for centralized management with demands for an evolving decentralized business environment. The question is what is the best approach?

It might appear easier to tackle performance improvement by inserting generic, stand-alone applications. If you have built your business in an SAP environment, there is substantially more value lying within your core systems. Here’s why… Data management and process efficiency are more critical than ever to fueling performance. Address both challenges by streamlining core functions such as accounts payable, accounts receivables and implementing a data archiving strategy. The business will run faster and smarter. In addition, you’ll free up cash for new investment and enhance corporate data management capabilities..

For CIOs, the road to improved enterprise-wide business performance starts with leveraging existing core SAP systems.