Business Engagement and Adoption Problems in SAP Land

Michael Sampson - Currents

Les writes about how not to roll out a new system or process : Last week it was reported that Avon … had abandoned a $125 million SAP system. So does this mean that installing large-scale systems and processes, whether from SAP, IBM, Oracle or any other provider, is a bad thing, a waste of everyone’s time? 2012) , albeit with a focus on collaboration systems, but many would be equally applicable to SAP and other ERP systems. Over on Inc.,

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NetBase Partners with SAP Expanding Social Media Analysis Across the Enterprise

Portals and KM

This is exactly what NetBase is doing through its reseller relationship and collaboration with SAP.  Lisa Joy mentioned that they now have a global partnership with SAP.  Here is an example of social and BI data NetBase metrics and Business Objects viewed on an iPad.

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Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

Portals and KM

One book at the top of the pile was Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: Choosing the Right Tools and Resources to Fit Your Needs. The 2006 one drew 150,000 business partners. SAP Developer Network), and mass collaboration (e.g.,

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IBM Covers the Transformation of Business Email

Portals and KM

Business email remains big despite some attempts to get stuff out of an overcrowded inbox.  In 2009, there were over 800 million business email users worldwide, and that number is expected to jump to almost 970 million by 2014, according to IDC.

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SAP Big Data Startup of the Year” Award to TWeather

Portals and KM

Darwin Eocsystems’ technology is back in the business of winning awards. This time Tweathe r received “SAP Big Data Startup of the Year” awar d.

Social Networking at Work: A Business Revolution, or a Ruse? Knowledge@Wharton

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Knowledge@Wharton web site recently asked whether business-centric social networking is a revolution, or a ruse? But while proponents tout the push for a more "social" business sector as a new era that will alter the way companies manage employees, skeptics say it could amount to nothing more than a ploy to help software companies sell more products. ". The author asserts that many of the trials of social networking in business are being undertaken by technology companies. -

Open Text Adds Social Media, More Web 2.0 Features, and SAP Integration

Portals and KM

organizations to intelligently manage and deliver a broad set of corporate information to users over the Web, and features extensive usability upgrades, a new technology foundation, and deeper and more comprehensive integration with the Open Text ECM Suite and the SAP NetWeaver¿ Portal component.? Not only are they brining in social media components, but they are also offering tighter integration with legacy applications such as SAP.

Newsgator Integrates Social Software into Core Work Process

Portals and KM

Now they are expanding beyond SharePoint to other systems of record that tie in with an expanded sets of business process. So they are now connected with such systems as: CRM, ERP, and HR through such products as SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, and MS Dynamics. 

IBM Connections Conversations - 2: Overview of Next Release

Portals and KM

This is the second of a three part series on I BM Connections , their collaboration platform for social business. The common underlying theme is the movement from Connections providing a suite of applications to becoming a comprehensive social business platform with tighter integration.

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Convert excel spreadsheets into online simulations and dashboards

The Bumble Bee

They are Simulate from Forio and Crystal Dashboard Design (formerly known as xcelsius) from SAP. Business SimulationThere are two neat tools you can use to quickly turn excel spreadsheets into online simulations, what-if models and dashboards.

Three Elements You Need for Successful Creation Spaces - John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Buy it now » Guide to Better Business Writing One-third of professionals write poorly. We pointed to World of Warcraft , and touched on SAPs Software Developer Network (SDN), and the world of big wave surfing. Harvard Business Publishing is an affiliate of Harvard Business School.


An Update on the Online Community Unconference 2013 #OCU2013

Online Community Strategy

Community Management Conferences Online Business Online Community ocu2013 unconference I wanted to provide a quick update regarding the Online Community Unconference that we are putting together in Mountain View on May 21.

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The Role of Brands in Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

Building and hosting the network creates a business asset that is generative in value if managed properly. Examples include Autodesk’s AREA , SAP’s Community Network , Dell’s TechCenter and Lego’s CUUSO .

How Procter & Gamble Got Employees to Use Social Networking at Work - - Business Technology Leadership

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Executive Competencies Assessment Tool Assess Your Business Leadership Skills with the Councils new benchmarking tool. Through its Global Business Services group, P&G is deploying an intranet that allows users to create value beyond their usual circles. What They Did: P&G began with skunkworks projects undertaken by its IT innovation group and IT teams supporting R&D, marketing and other business functions. Get Google Enterprise Search for your business information.

Join me at SAP in Palo Alto for a talk on Social Media and Influencers

Ant's Eyeview Blog

I’m spending the day with SAP on the 26th. One of cool things they do are the SAP Salon events which are open to the public talks. …This session will provide a business explanation of what Social Media is, why it matters to a business and most importantly how to operationalize it in a global business environment. tags: SAP , events , Socialmedia , influencers


Social Analytics: Another Front For Business Intelligence

Collaborative Thinking

I would expect other players to consider similar moves - although they may partner with vendors like SAP who provide social analytics. Finally - I do like the term "social business intelligence" - but for it to become widely adopted - other vendors need to leverage the concept - I could see someone like Attensity Group , Attensa's StreamServer (the company seems to be recasting itself), SAP , etc leveraging the idea for instance.

How Data Drives Effective Decision Making

Portals and KM

The New York Times ran a story, When There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Information , by Steve Lohr, that covered some of the value of using data to help with business decisions. The drive to help companies find meaningful patterns in the vast amounts of content has created a fast-growing business intelligence (BI) industry. Major technology companies – IBM, Oracle , SAP and Microsoft — have collectively spent more than $25 billion buying up specialist companies in the field.

From Email to Basic Collaboration to Results-Oriented Work « The Decision Factor Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

A fresh perspective on business analytics. This blog contains personal views, thoughts, and opinions from SAP employees, mentors, and friends working in the area of analytics. It’s not endorsed by SAP nor does it constitute an official communication of SAP.

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Share2011 - Keynote: Looking at the Business Solutions of SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Online (Jerry Smith, Microsoft)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Key points from Jerry's talk: - SharePoint is a $2 billion business. Another area of focus is on linking SharePoint with business applications. business intelligence, SAP with Duet Enterprise to link SharePoint and SAP. -.

Notes on "Social Business: Moving the Business Needle Forward" at AusLUG 2013 - Chris Crummey, IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

IBM platform for social business - enabling "systems of engagement" solutions. We should be selling business outcomes. -. A "social business" - need to use it to attract new talent, and various other outcomes. Want to take the Activity Stream and turn it into a Business Stream. A social business card gives people direct access to your blogs, files, wikis, communities, etc. Can approve an SAP workflow item. -.


My Favorite Tweets for December 1 – 15 2011

Portals and KM

Gameification: How 'Kids' Games Transform Business [link]. SAP pays $3.4 Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason. Since Twitter archiving is an oxymoron, I am now going to post my favorite links for the month so they can be easily accessed later.

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In The Next Version - It’s Like Facebook For Work. Wait It Is Facebook For Work

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The lack of understanding of how social network could benefit businesses lead to my introducing of the theme of Purposeful Collaboration , where social features were integrated directly into the business tools people use to get their jobs done. socialnetwork_km social business

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All you ever learned about meetings is wrong

The Bumble Bee

This wastes time and saps the energy of the other participants. I have developed a radical new approach to meetings which I call "Egoless Meetings" which addresses three popular unwritten rules about good meeting practices which are unfortunately totally wrong. RULE 1 is that everybody gets to speak. RULE 2 is that discussions in themselves can be useful. RULE 3 is that when you meet you must work as a team not as individuals.

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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

The opening general session included: Keynote Speaker: Alistair Rennie, IBM General Manager, Social Business ; and other speakers, including Kurt De Ruwe, CIO, Bayer; and Premier Healthcare. Alistar came back and started about social business. Social is the new business model.

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The 2011 State of Community Management Report: Best Practices from Practitioners

John Tropea - Delicious Community

These organizations understand that using social technologies successfully requires both business process adaptation and people that understand how to manage these new social environments – at both a tactical and a strategic level.

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Thoughts on Conversation: Enterprise 2.0 Workshop at Somesso 09

Evolving Web

Somesso is an Enterprise 2.0 / business social media firm based in Switzerland. To be sure this is a challenge, given that E20 can be employed in nearly every aspect of a business to include business intelligence, customer support, production, advertising.the list goes on.

An Ant’s Eye Point-of-View: Recruiting on Social Media is more than LinkedIn

Ant's Eyeview Blog

The SAP LinkedIn Careers tab gives an overview of the recruiting functionality on LinkedIn. It features jobs that are matches for your profile, shows your network connections to SAP, a quote from an employee about working there and insight into the people and life at SAP. An Ant’s Eye Point-of-View is curated and written by Senior Social Business Consultants: Kristy Bolsinger, Geoff Knox , Ali McCourt , Laura Feeney , Anthony Garcia , David J.

The State of Community Management Report: Best Practices from Practitioners

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Jeremiah Owyang – Altimeter Group People and th eir processes are front and center to the whole reason for business computing, but all too often technology solutions are allowed to shape the way people interact.

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An Ant’s Eye Point-of-View: Ideation Communities

Ant's Eyeview Blog

While marketing may be ready to gather customer ideas to demonstrate that they are listening, product development and operations must be ready to act on ideas that are both popular with customers and align with the company’s business objectives. SAP’s Idea Place is not all-inclusive, but it lets users suggest products and solutions to add to the topic list. Collecting product and services ideas from your customers is a great idea, right?

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The social process | Web 2.0 and business process management

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

” The impact on process Aviva is also an organisation that is further down the road of business process management than most. to business processes promises to have just as evolutionary an impact as it does in the realm of knowledge management, if not greater, says Redshaw. “They are based around a very old-fashioned view of static business processes executed by people.” That does suggest a very different way of designing and executing business processes.”

The Business Case for In-house Social Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Newvine StumbleUpon Reddit Already, companies from Kodak to SAP are up and running with some species of internal networking site that in most cases offers opportunities to blog, create wikis, put up podcasts, and, definitely, to create multidimensional personal employee directory listings that probably will include a photo, possibly some video or an audio file, almost certainly a skills listing, and then the standard directory material such as office location and phone numbers.

Social Network Analysis in the public sector

Collaborative Thinking

SAP Innovation: Social Networking at the Service of the French Public Sector | SAP Web 2.0. Alexis Naibo of the SAP BusinessObjects Innovation Center gave a demonstration of the SNA technology, explaining how it can import data from a wide variety of sources including internal business applications, corporate databases, and external interfaces. SAP Innovation: Social Networking at the Service of the French Public Sector | SAP Web 2.0.

My App Gap Posts for September 2012

Portals and KM

IBM Acquires Kenexa To Support Social Business Initiatives. SAP “Big Data Startup of the Year Award” Goes to TWeather The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.    Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for September. There will be more in October. UserVoice Supports Customer Engagement through Online Feedback and Support. Awareness Releases Social Marketing Automation.

What did Da Vinci know about Knowledge Management?

Chris Collison

Curious then that one of his quotations (one of the few which I disagree with) states “As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.“.

Changing the Way People Find Experts at CEMEX, Luis Garza (Social Connections V, Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Licensed Community Insights from IBM Research, to provide paths of action for community leaders to increase adoption and business value. - For linking to business processes, integrating SAP worklist items in the Activity Stream. Roadmap for social business - one direction is to integrate internal and external collaboration tools to core apps. Luis Garza from CEMEX is talking about how people now find experts at CEMEX. Some notes: 1.


My Favorite Tweets for November 16 - 30 2011

Portals and KM

RT @webtechman : Gratitude As A Business Strategy [link] RT @franciscojsaez. via @dpontefract : "SAP to buy social networking company Jive?" 5 Top Challenges of Integrating Social Media Data w Business Applications [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason.

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Clearstep Business Community : Whats your Governance Model Look Like.

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Issue at SAP is that were not so good at being out in the open, highly politicized environment. Welcome, Guest L ogin R egister Username: Password: (?)

Why the Metamovement Will Ultimately Fail

How to Save the World

And every failure, like the recent failure of the anti-pipeline demonstrations in Washington DC (despite evidence of unethical and possibly illegal activities by both US and Canadian governments and regulators working with Big Oil), will only serve to demoralize the Metamovement and sap its energy.

Community management: The 'essential' capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts | ZDNet

John Tropea - Delicious Community

In this vision they should be free of corporate heavy-handedness or even immediate business requirements, thereby allowed to grow organically and naturally to fruition without the chill of censorship or excessive expectation. Others believe that there must be some central oversight as well as guidance and support to accomplish anything useful with social software, especially in a business context.

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Talking about Mobility - a Briefing Paper by Martin White

Michael Sampson - Currents

What is currently driving application development is access to business intelligence applications, where speed of decision and productivity gain are almost measureable and provide a convincing RoI for investment. There are many major IT companies with significant interests in this market sector, including Apple, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Symantec and Unisys.