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The importance of Data Analytics and how to make it work

By: arunyadav | 24 May 2018

Fancy bar and pie charts, complex scatter graphs, even those 3-D area graphs we all wish we could use, they may look good, but what are they actually telling us? Let’s start with what Data Analytics is. It refers to “qualitative and quantitative techniques and processes used to enhance productivity and business gain. Data is […]

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How to Become Paperless and Why Some Never Will (Part 3)

By: Dan Butts | 23 May 2018

Within part 2 of this blog series we outlined the initial steps necessary to achieve a truly paperless procurement environment. In this final part of the series we will reveal how to engage Accounts Payable, Procurement and your suppliers all in harmony. We will then break down the KPI’s to measure for success along with […]

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The environmental benefits of using Procure to Pay software

By: joeciotkowski | 18 May 2018

With environmental issues perhaps slipping down the political and consumer agenda in these tumultuous times, it can be easy to for procurement leaders to focus on the bottom line. However, when it comes to the use of procure to pay software (P2P), the bottom line and environmental benefits are often intrinsically linked. Of course there […]

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Our charity events in Cluj-Napoca, over the last few months

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 14 May 2018

We’ve talked about charity before, several times because at Xoomworks Technology, we like to keep busy even in our downtime. It touches our hearts to see that so many Xoomies take the time to think of others. Again, and again, they show their continued support and, in the process, we all enjoy some quality time together. In September […]

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Where to next? AI in procurement

By: alexandrapogacean | 11 May 2018

On a daily basis, we see artificial intelligence (AI) impacting our lives, and its advancement is not slowing. It’s already at work in iPhone’s SIRI and Amazon’s Alexa. Not so long ago, the greater part of the AI talk appeared to be centered around future transformations and future possibilities. Now we see that that future […]

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What GDPR means for Procurement and how it could give you Competitive Advantage

By: Andrada Sabo | 2 May 2018

GDPR – the topic that’s been on everyone’s mind, in the business world, for the past few months is slowly reaching its due date. So, is your business GDPR compliant? Moreover, is your procurement organisation GDPR compliant?   At first glance, making sure your company is GDPR compliant can be a real hassle – time […]

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Helpdesk Support Team for Expedia Affiliate Network

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 30 April 2018

For over 8 years, we at Xoomworks Technology, have been building and supporting several business critical systems for Expedia and global partners. This includes numerous hotel and service inventory integrations with major Online Travel Agents (OTA’s) and Airlines, multi-product and currency purchasing, and a partner credit system that enables 15,000 partners worldwide to run a credit […]

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Implementing the use of a Media Repository on your Online Help website

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 16 April 2018

As part of a yearly Innovation Week competition held by a Xoomworks Technology Customer, one of our Technical Authors decided to enter with her idea to update the Media Repository on the Customer’s Online Help website and implement its use throughout the business. She went through the entry process, submitted her idea on the Customer’s competition […]

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How we approached building a Mobile Engagement Platform

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 2 April 2018

Xoomworks Technology was commissioned to build a Mobile Engagement Platform; a self-service tool for merchants wishing to integrate with an existing mobile e-commerce platform. This involved integrating with multiple pre-existing systems to modify and insert configuration data. Our developers worked alongside product owners and technical architects of the existing systems to understand and where necessary […]

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Steps to take before GDPR comes into effect

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 19 March 2018

Business systems, workflows and internal processes will be affected on minor or larger scales come May 25th, 2018, and the enforcement of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the new EU-wide data and privacy law. Touching on the subject of GDPR we talked about the five benefits of cybersecurity assessments in a past blog post, and understand […]

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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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