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The top 4 Challenges in Retail and how Digital Applications can help

By Alex Fishlock – Digital Marketing Associate. Everyone knows how demanding the retail landscape currently is. Based on the recent end of year and quarterly results of major players like M&S, ASDA, and the collapse of BHS and Austin Reed, it’s clear that conditions will remain ‘challenging’ for the foreseeable future. Given our ongoing work … Continue reading The top 4 Challenges in Retail and how Digital Applications can help

Extending SAP Solutions using HCP – What a Customer needs to know (Part 2)

By Garth Liebenberg – ERP Technical Services Consultant. Following on from part 1, this blog explores what customers need to know about creating bespoke applications, the costs involved and how to extend SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) solutions. Creating Bespoke Applications: In HCP two types of bespoke applications are currently supported (more are on their way). … Continue reading Extending SAP Solutions using HCP – What a Customer needs to know (Part 2)

How to Build a better Analytic Engine in the Mendix Platform

By Nolan Ramsey - Senior Manager, RAD Solutions. I was recently asked my thoughts on how I would solve a slow reporting and analytic environment within the Mendix platform. The developer described the following scenario: I have been working on a project that creates a lot of data (millions of records per year) with no … Continue reading How to Build a better Analytic Engine in the Mendix Platform

Extending SAP Solutions using HCP – What a Customer needs to know (Part 1)

By Garth Liebenberg – ERP Technical Services Consultant. The SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) is where customers can create bespoke extensions to SAP cloud and even on-premise solutions. Customers can also purchase partner extensions to add value and functionality to their current solutions. This blog aims to provide all the information about HCP that a … Continue reading Extending SAP Solutions using HCP – What a Customer needs to know (Part 1)

A small Start in their Data Quality Journey

By Craig Mackie - Consultant. Local HR Managers knew there were improvements to be made with their reporting processes, so one of them asked a couple of simple questions which reduced time, cost and improved efficiency, allowing their HR Business Partners to do what they do best - support their businesses. The Telegraph recently held a poll … Continue reading A small Start in their Data Quality Journey

8 Considerations for Picking your first Digital Innovation Project

By Roald Kruit - Co-founder of Mendix. By this point, most organizations don’t have to be convinced about the need to go digital. The more pressing question is how to make digital innovation a reality. After learning about the Mendix platform and approach, CIOs, CDOs, and innovation heads typically say something like, “This is great. How do … Continue reading 8 Considerations for Picking your first Digital Innovation Project

Digital Transformation or a series of Tactical Projects?

By David Helme - ‎Digital Transformation and Development Manager. EPI-USE launched a new business line around a year ago called Mendix Solutions (www.mendixsolutions.com) for rapid application development (RAD) using the extremely powerful Mendix platform (www.mendix.com), which is probably one of the fastest ways to transform your ideas into business applications. I have participated in many conversations … Continue reading Digital Transformation or a series of Tactical Projects?

How to reduce Payroll closure window with SAP Payroll Control Center (Part 2 – Solutions)

By Akshay Patil - Payroll Consultant. Following on from part 1, this blog explores some solutions to a common challenge faced by many organisations - how can HR teams ensure that the correct employee data is entered quick enough before the regular payroll closure window? These solutions enable the payroll closure window to be reduced, … Continue reading How to reduce Payroll closure window with SAP Payroll Control Center (Part 2 – Solutions)

How to reduce Payroll closure window with SAP Payroll Control Center (Part 1 – The Challenge)

By Akshay Patil - Payroll Consultant. Payroll closure window (the time during which the data input is locked) should be kept to a minimum, especially when there is a distributed payroll and HR team – in addition to a streamlined process definition enabling an efficient hand off between teams; Payroll Control Center offers functionality that … Continue reading How to reduce Payroll closure window with SAP Payroll Control Center (Part 1 – The Challenge)

How to Determine which Technology best Supports your HCM Strategy (Part 3 – Key Considerations)

By David Braithwaite - Head of Technical Services. The previous 2 blogs in this series have explored the issues faced by organisations when choosing the systems for successful HCM strategies, as well as how to solve these via HCM technology. Other key points to consider include: User Experience (UX) It’s likely that almost every employee … Continue reading How to Determine which Technology best Supports your HCM Strategy (Part 3 – Key Considerations)