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.,

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 a useful idea for taking advantage of the transparency within social media.

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Benefits from Using iPads at SAP #ipad #mobility

Michael Sampson - Currents

The CIO of SAP talks about the benefits of deploying iPads to 14,000 of its employees : " The SAP iPad enterprise deployment is one of the biggest in the world, with more than 14,000 employees using Apple's tablet. For SAP, iPad use has made employees more productive, and the software giant has been able to collect more accurate data from sales reps in the field and other mobile workers, CIO Oliver Bussmann said.

SAP Updates to StreamWork - Playing a Broader Game

Michael Sampson - Currents

Good to see the updates and improvements rolling out from SAP for StreamWork , its collaborative decision-making service. I said last year that I was worried the offering is too special purpose and that this would hinder uptake and adoption. but it's still early days.

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SAP and MindTouch Work Together to Enhance Customer Experience

Portals and KM

Now we have these capabilities thanks to partnerships like the one with MindTouch and SAP This week I will be looking again at new technolgies. 


SAP StreamWork for Direct Relief International: To Focus and Accelerate Projects

Michael Sampson - Currents

SAP StreamWork published a case study on how Direct Relief International is using SAP StreamWork for collaborative decision-making : " Humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief International has been bringing critically needed medicines and supplies to people affected by poverty, disaster or civil unrest for more than 60 years. In 2010, the organization selected SAP software to help it get personnel and supplies to the right places and people as efficiently as possible.


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

So they are now connected with such systems as: CRM, ERP, and HR through such products as SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, and MS Dynamics.  Daniel mentioned that transactions systems such as SAP work fine as long as the answer to a process action is: yes or no.

Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

Portals and KM

SAP Developer Network), and mass collaboration (e.g., See F our Examples of Wikis Working within the Enterprise for more on the SAP example and similar efforts. I did some catching up on my reading over the last holidays.

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In The Next Version - Enterprise Collaboration Vendors I’m Currently Tracking

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Saba SelectMinds Socialtext Telligent + Leverage (external) ThoughtFarmer Traction Attini Beezy Blue Rooster NewsGator Nexocial SnapworkSocial Convofy Eureka Streams Flowr Neudesic Pulse Presently Salesforce (Chatter) SAP (StreamWork) SocialCast (VMware) Tibco (Tibbr) Yammer AgileZen Any.Do In The Next Version. Alan Lepofskys blog about technology, travel and the occasional golf post. About. Enterprise Collaboration Vendors I’m Currently Tracking. January 7 2012 01:30:27 PM.

IBM Connections Conversations - 2: Overview of Next Release

Portals and KM

For example, an approval request from an SAP application can be placed into the activity stream and acted upon without leaving the activity stream. You can have both manual updates like Twitter or auto-generated updates such as the SAP example.

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. tags: SAP , events , Socialmedia , influencers I have the pleasure of presenting next week…get the details and register here: [link]. Here’s an abstract of the session: Social Media and Online Communities: If you could only leverage what your customers know. We’ve been inundated with a wave of new buzz words…Web 2.0,


Hello from SAP's unplanned, but cool, community conference " Scobleizer - Tech Geek Blogger


Notes about SAPs customer and developer cmomunities.

Traditional Mobile Workplace vs. Phone and iPad

Michael Sampson - Currents

Carsten from SAP Hybris compares his work style and everyday device carry with a traditional mobile workplace.

How Data Drives Effective Decision Making

Portals and KM

Major technology companies – IBM, Oracle , SAP and Microsoft — have collectively spent more than $25 billion buying up specialist companies in the field. 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 article began with the challenge and opportunity provided by the massive about of information we have today.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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. Director, Product Management, SAP StreamWork.

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Hyper-Social Summit – Creating Successful Online Communities – Part One

Portals and KM

 For example, the SAP social network provided financial rewards for individual participation. Sometimes money gets in the way of this fairness as in the SAP example. I had the pleasure of attending an extremely useful meeting recently on a very snowy day in Cambridge, Mass. But then most days are snowy this winter. Here are my notes from the Hyper-Social Summit sponsored by the Human 1.0 Network.

My Favorite Tweets for December 1 – 15 2011

Portals and KM

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. I spot tested the reduced shortened urls and they all should work.

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Appreciative Inquiry and Knowledge Management? No problem.

Chris Collison

The video below sums it up nicely when he describes the conventional approach to improvement as viewing the organisation a “problem to be solved” –and how over time, a problem-resolution mindset can sap energy, goodwill and enthusiasm from the workforce.

Internal Knowledge Markets: A Framework for Success

Portals and KM

Early adopters like SAP have seen positive results with as SAP saved more than $6 million in technical support costs when they used a knowledge market to enable a peer-to-peer response system to support enterprise software developers both within and outside the company. The quest for uncovering internal knowledge within an organization has been around for a very long time and was one of the early goals of knowledge management.

IBM Covers the Transformation of Business Email

Portals and KM

SAP is one example, of this increased connection. Business email remains big despite some attempts to get stuff out of an overcrowded inbox.    As IBM mentioned, organizations still consider email to be their most important, mission-critical application.

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An Update on the Online Community Unconference 2013 #OCU2013

Online Community Strategy

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

MindMeister - Mobile Device and Offline Access

Michael Sampson - Currents

MindMeister maps can be created and accessed through SAP StreamWork.

Online Collaboration Tools by Robin Good | ZEEF

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

SAP Jam. ZEEF works best with a modern browser. Browse Happy. Upgrade your browser today! Type Subject Company Personal Page name Curator Site or domain Tag Language EN NL FR. ui-button. This page. Subjects. Companies. Curators. Links. Create a page. Sign up. Login. Preferred region. Global (selected). Nederland. France. Online Collaboration Tools. Software tools, web apps and services for online collaboration. by Robin Good. Since 1998 publisher of MasterNewMedia.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

This has led to vendors such as SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, Infor, IBM, Microsoft (who acquired Yammer) and others have made sharing, commenting and liking native features of their CRM, ERP, HR and other business applications. In The Next Version.

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. There are two neat tools you can use to quickly turn excel spreadsheets into online simulations, what-if models and dashboards.

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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.

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. We all know that finding the right employees for your company is key. You need to hire for culture fit, not just someone who can do the work. It’s resource-intensive to onboard a new employee.

Random lessons from learning conversations

Chris Corrigan

As humans we are easy in relationship, but our energy and lives are sapped by turning away from what nurtures us and tending nto a system of professional practice, regulations, administrative accountabilities and resource deployment that leaves us tapped out.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Now corporations are hoping they can tap into those capabilities as a way to improve employee productivity, collaboration and communication on the job -- and a long line of software vendors, such as Cisco, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM and, along with upstarts like Yammer, are hoping to position themselves as the platform to integrate social networking and business processes.

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The Role of Brands in Online Communities

Online Community Strategy

Examples include Autodesk’s AREA , SAP’s Community Network , Dell’s TechCenter and Lego’s CUUSO . T here seems to be a wave of bad advice and misguided thinking regarding where and how brands should engage with their communities.

The State of Community Management Report: Best Practices from Practitioners

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The Community Roundtable A peer network for community managers and social media practitioners.

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Darwin Ecosystems Moves Forward with Tweetzup

Portals and KM

It has been almost a year since I reported on Darwin Ecosystems at the 2012 SF TechCrunch Disrupt where it won the 2012 SAP Big Data Start-up of the Year  award for its Tweather offering.

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Talking about Mobility - a Briefing Paper by Martin White

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are many major IT companies with significant interests in this market sector, including Apple, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Symantec and Unisys. Martin White from Intranet Focus has just published a new briefing paper on enterprise information mobility: " Enterprise Information Mobility (EIM) is my term for providing access to enterprise information, and indeed external information resources, over mobile smartphones.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

For linking to business processes, integrating SAP worklist items in the Activity Stream. Luis Garza from CEMEX is talking about how people now find experts at CEMEX. Some notes: 1. Luis started by showing a video about how bringing ideas together improves current practices at CEMEX. CEMEX is a global building company. More than 50 countries. About 44,000 employees. The last few years have been difficult for the construction sector.

Introducing the Collaboration Curve - John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison - John Hagel III and John Seely Brown - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

Suzanne showed multiple examples of integrated with third party apps like SAP and Trilog. This is the first in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2012. I am very pleased to be back again after last year.

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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. Alexis explained that the prototype has been implemented as a beta project within SAP and has proved very popular with employees.

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

Ant's Eyeview Blog

SAP’s Idea Place is not all-inclusive, but it lets users suggest products and solutions to add to the topic list. Note: Some examples used in this post (SAP, Intuit, P&G, Salesforce and Dell) are current or former Ant’s Eye View clients. Collecting product and services ideas from your customers is a great idea, right?

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