SAP has been widely regarded for its software solutions having complex user interfaces. In May 2013, when SAP announced the launch of SAP Fiori as “a collection of apps that are simple, easy-to-use, and provide an intuitive user experience for broadly and frequently used SAP software functions, across a variety of devices — desktop, tablet, smartphone — to help easily get the job done”, the way users access backend data started changing gradually from using transaction codes, or tcodes, to simply navigating around a user interface easily accessible from web browsers.
Cloud computing has gained popularity as more and more organizations realize the business value it brings to the table. As cloud adoption becomes mainstream, it is no longer a question for organizations “if” they need to migrate to the cloud, rather, “what” their cloud-first strategy would be.
In 2014, the hashtag #ChickenSad on Twitter became a trending topic worldwide. This has led people to wonder why a bird with emotions has to trend that fast. Jollibee, a Filipino food chain famous for its Chickenjoy, eventually closed 72 of its Metro Manila stores and lost about Php 92 million (nearly $2 million USD) in just one week because of a failed system migration which led to a major disruption of supply chain management from warehouse to retail stores in the cities. This failed system migration was said to have happened on account of several factors which include complex multi-step business processes, unreliable data management, mismanaged ERP, and unscalable business strategy.
A hybrid workforce is the future of work.
According to IBM Institute for Business Value C-Suite Series: The 2021 CEO Study, with insights from more than 3,000 CEOs around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic served as a turning point for how businesses respond to uncertainties. As CEO Fernando Gonzalez of CEMEX mentioned in the study, ”COVID-19 has changed how we look at the future. We started questioning and challenging everything. The traditional ways of planning are outdated. We sense every hour, every day, every week and react to it.” The urgent question facing CEOs today is this, “What will it take to be essential?” Most CEOs emphasize that they have to focus on their edge as a business, what makes them different, and how they would deliver the most value to their customers, employees, community, and investors.
Imagine this scenario. Your business just scaled up because of the increasing demand for your product and service. However, your hardware requirements are not enough to match the demand. Scaling up also means the inability to control the current demand for data and more requirements. Now, your team is thinking of switching to the cloud. Should your team do it?
With contributions from Femi Charles and Linh Nguyen
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