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Tackling tail spend – it’s time to address the issue

By: Andrada Sabo | 14 August 2018

Category management, spend analysis and contract management – all the processes that ensure spend is handled properly in an organisation. Risk is controlled, compliance is maintained and the organisation is delivering savings. But these activities don’t apply to 100% of a company’s spend. It accounts for about 80%, which is still a lot but not […]

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Xoomies working by the Seaside

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 6 August 2018

Working by the seaside is beginning to look like an annual thing for Xoomworks Technology. In a blog post last year, we’ve briefly mentioned our Xoomies taking trips to work by the sea. For two weeks over a dozen of our developers built some of the most stand-out code of 2016 and 2017 on innovative tech […]

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e-Invoicing – Part 2: The benefits and how it can impact your business

By: Andrada Sabo | 3 August 2018

Now that we know what the prerequisites for an e-Invoice enabled business are, and we’re one step closer to understanding if e-Invoicing is right for your business, we need to make sure we understand the benefits and that we can maintain an environment where e-Invoicing keeps on delivering on the business case. In part 2 […]

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e-Invoicing – Part 1: creating the context for an e-Invoice enabled business

By: Andrada Sabo | 31 July 2018

Did you know that invoices account for 10% of all trees cut worldwide? Not to mention the millions of pounds and energy invested in producing these paper invoices annually. There are multiple reasons for giving up paper-based invoices and turn to the more efficient and environment-friendly solution, which is the e-invoice. e-Invoicing has been around […]

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Integrating your procurement platform into your ERP

By: alexandrapogacean | 31 July 2018

Your financial systems are the backbone of your business and integrating procurement technology into these systems can be a real headache if you don’t have the right strategy, experience and tools. Generally, once organisations go live with a new system, there is a large sigh of relief and they start to relax. However there are […]

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How to transform spend data into actionable insights

By: alexandrapogacean | 24 July 2018

Understanding how cash is spent is very important for the effective operation of any business. Yet, businesses still lack clear visibility into spend. This lack of visibility is usually caused by disparate systems across the world, employees spending outside of hard-to-use systems, and spend occurring in different languages or currencies. Once you take the time […]

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What Xoomies are Reading

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 23 July 2018

As we’ve mentioned before – we believe in fostering opportunities to improve, learn and share good practice. From the training budget available for each employee here at Xoomworks Technology, one can opt for attending training courses, getting certifications, attending events, or ordering books to learn from, etc. In this regard, we asked Xoomies what they are currently […]

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Xoomworks Technology VR Office Tour

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 9 July 2018

As we have mentioned in one of our previous blog posts, we are very excited about the development of AR and VR in recent years. In today’s blog post, you can read all about one of our talented Xoomie developer’s project, in his own words. Ovi Chis has worked on a VR Office Tour project for […]

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We believe in fostering opportunities to improve, learn and share good practice

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 25 June 2018

Xoomworks Technology follows the principles of continuous process improvement inherent in a predominantly agile environment. With Customers, we use the Xoomworks One Team™ methodology, our unique set of guiding principles that deal with the critical elements and opportunities of successful technology innovation and transformation projects. We facilitate feedback and retrospective review across the company with a […]

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Techsylvania 2018 – Networking & Insights Day 2

By: Ana Cretu | 19 June 2018

We, at Xoomworks Technology, are digital innovation specialists and so, attending Techsylvania 2018 looked like something natural to us. We’re always trying to understand new markets and the way developers and entrepreneurs help build and approach new and emerging technologies. In yesterday’s blog post I gave you the highlights for Day 1 of this year’s […]

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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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