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Delays in procurement implementation – How can you reduce the risk of delays?

By: alexandrapogacean | 19 February 2019

It’s not just about implementing a source to pay solution. Most companies tend to focus too heavily on the implementation period, putting the majority of their efforts and attention on this section of the journey. However, the two areas that seem to get the least attention, but are equally as important, are the pre and […]

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UK Political Implications on Tech Evolution

By: Francesca Comsa | 19 February 2019

Are the UK political implications exerting influence on your business and its tech evolution? London ranks as the second most connected place for technology in the world, after Silicon Valley. According to Tech Nation 2018 Report, the digital tech sector is growing continuously across the UK, helping founders to succeed, to increase digital skills, to share […]

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Upskill your procurement team

By: alexandrapogacean | 13 February 2019

Having a world class procurement function has become a hot topic over the past few years with more and more procurement departments really stepping up their game in order to deliver a greater return on investments for the business.   Challenges As the Deloitte’s global chief procurement survey pointed out, 51% of procurement leaders believe […]

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Delayed projects – What is the cause of delay?

By: Martin Bonner | 12 February 2019

Blame IT, but is it always their fault projects are delayed? Recent reports have shown that IT should not be shouldering all responsibility for project delays.  We all know that projects get delayed for many reasons – things like budget restrictions and business decisions – yet amazingly we continue to overlook the simplest of things. […]

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Digital Trends and how they are affecting Procurement – RPA and P2P (part 3)

By: Andrada Sabo | 7 February 2019

Technology is fascinating. It makes us realise that what we used to consider Sci-Fi as children is becoming normal, everyday reality. We’ve now covered what AI and ML can do for procurement, how they’ve simplified complicated task and automated rigorous processes. And this is merely a small part of what AI and ML technologies can […]

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How to transform your supplier collaboration into a competitive advantage

By: alexandrapogacean | 5 February 2019

Procurement systems are most powerful when the majority of spend and suppliers are flowing through it. In turn, this helps improve the user experience, increase compliance and savings and reduce costs. Supplier enablement services can dramatically increase the number of suppliers enabled onto your systems and in turn increasing the benefits your organisation can achieve. […]

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New Year, same problems? – Part 2

By: Ana Cretu | 5 February 2019

Are resourcing issues impacting your business and company evolution? Is there a battle for talent? As mentioned in yesterday’s blog post the same way that growth creates new digital roles, digital talent can heavily impact growth. A 2017 Sage People report reveals details of a survey on more than 500 HR leaders in growing organisations, […]

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New year, same problems? – Part 1

By: Ana Cretu | 4 February 2019

How does a chronic skills gap affect business evolution and shifting employees’ culture? Regardless of political implications on internal UK and external EU economies, the United Kingdom is facing paramount digital skills problems, leading up to an extensive talent shortage. Emerging technologies such as Artificial intelligence, Machine learning or Robotic Process Automation could help fill […]

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Digital Trends and how they are affecting Procurement – ML and Source to Contract (part 2)

By: Andrada Sabo | 1 February 2019

In part 1 of our “Digital Trends and how they are affecting Procurement” blog series we tried to paint a picture of where technology is today and the way in which procurement is making use of this new technology; and we started off the conversation with Artificial Intelligence. When talking about artificial intelligence you can’t […]

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Our Xoomie web developer’s impressions of DevReach 2018

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 14 January 2019

To start the New Year off with great and positive vibes, today we reflect on the DevReach 2018 event that a few Xoomies from our Bulgaria office, Dimana Grigorova, Dragomir Draganov, Hristo Marinov, and Viktoriya Mancheva have attended and enjoyed last November. Below you can read a guest post by Viktoriya Mancheva, one of our talented front-end and […]

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SAP Lumira 2.0 – A future with impressive improvements

By: Yasmina Couty | 20 December 2016

The transition to Mobile BI and integration of Design Studio and Lumira into Lumira 2.0 enhancing the capabilities of both is worth the extended wait. Xoomworks BI will continue to monitor and consult with SAP in the run-up to the launch of Lumira 2.0. We will also make further assessments and run trials which we shall report on in 2017.

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Lack of focus could be the key to starting a Billion Dollar Company

By: Yasmina Couty | 1 November 2016

In the venture capital industry, a unicorn refers to any tech startup company that reaches a $1 billion. In 2016, there are 176 such companies with a combined valuation of $628BN* We have looked at the top 100 unicorns and studied the leadership titles of their founders to see what the secret sauce is to […]

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Beware: you’re most at risk from hackers today

By: Xoomworks | 13 September 2016

The end of August is when your passwords are likely to be least secure – putting everything from your internet banking to your computer at work at risk, according to security experts.

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The good looking ones: The future of reports with SAP UI5

By: Phil Gevaux | 8 September 2016

The team at Xoomworks BI was impressed with the speed and ease of UI5 to create a genuine HTML5 web based application. SAP are engaging with developers and giving the user the ability to create a modern UX and UI with the assurance and sophistication of SAP to handle complex environments. We liked the control we had to truly dictate the design of the application. SAP is in a program of steady upgrading to newer versions of SAP UI5.

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Video Intro: SAP Design Studio – The Basics

By: Phil Gevaux | 17 August 2016

This video aims to take Xcelsius creators on the very first steps in SAP Design Studio and show that it isn’t as scary as it first seems. It covers the very basics of creating a first BI application and introduces the first few lines of coding, which are much simpler that expected.

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Lumira 1.31: paving the way for further BI platform integration

By: Yasmina Couty | 16 August 2016

At Xoomworks BI with so many of our team of ex-BusinessObjects and ex-SAP having been involved with the story of Lumira, we see this new release and further progression of Lumira 1.31 towards Lumira 2.0 as a positive step for business and the user.

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GB&Smith 360 – Your new 3 best friends for migrating SAP BO

By: Yasmina Couty | 28 July 2016

At Xoomworks BI we view the GB&Smith 360 suite of tools as administration intelligence for SAP BusinessObjects. Planning a BI 4.1 to 4.2 migration on the very large scale we undertook, requires simplifying complex tasks. We have experience using proprietary and add-on technology. We use collective expertise and technology to fill the gaps that inevitably occur when planning a complex task in a complex system.

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How to: Plan a successful migration from pre XI BO to BI4.x

By: Alex Palley | 26 July 2016

How to: Plan a successful migration from pre XI BO to BI4.x Since 2007 BusinessObjects Enterprise version 6.5 has been unsupported. The lack of support places the system in the legacy category. Planning the migration from pre-XI BO to BI4.x is essential to ensure smooth transition and conversion of reports, and security. In this article, […]

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The transcript is ready: How to Properly Maintain and Secure Complex, Shared Landscapes

By: Nicolas Henry | 15 July 2016

Business intelligence (BI) is the lifeblood of data-driven organizations, enabling you to turn the data in your SAP systems into actionable information that drives better decision-making, uncovers opportunity, and improves efficiency. The modern BI landscape is an increasingly complex one, however, with trends such as big data, the cloud, and the Internet of Things dramatically changing the type, volume, and interaction of data and systems in play.

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How to best time migrations from SAP Dashboards to SAP Design Studio

By: Phil Gevaux | 12 July 2016

Migration to SAP Design Studio from SAP Dashboards is a manual process. No automation has been built in. SAP states that the manual process gives the user a chance to consider the new technology and decisions over design. A visualisation on Dashboard was made for a specific resolution. Design Studio using HTML5 is compatible with all devices including iPad and android, scalable to all sizes.

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