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Our internal hands-on Raspberry Pi ® Workshop

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 19 February 2018

This February, Xoomworks Technology held a hands-on Raspberry Pi ® Workshop internally for its employees. Twelve interested Xoomies attended the workshop. The workshop was held by one of our talented Java Developers, Ioan Andrei Cimpeanu, on the 14th and 16th of February from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. The author of the FoodShareCam we have in our office basement, […]

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Supply Chain Optimisation. It’s not as easy as it looks..

By: andreasschroeder | 7 February 2018

The problem There is this fundamental problem in the financial supply chain: Suppliers want to get paid as early as possible, while buyers want to pay as late as possible. This is the age-old conundrum that organizations face, creating friction around payment terms. Small and midsized business suppliers are waiting longer and longer to be […]

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FoodShareCam – An upcoming open source code

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 5 February 2018

Food waste is a real issue around the world, as stated by the FAO (The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). Thanks to one of our talented software engineers, there is now a FoodShareCam and a “Share it!” button in the basement of Xoomworks Technology‘s Cluj-Napoca, Romania office. “Roughly one-third of the food […]

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S curve and procurement: Key to innovation

By: alexandrapogacean | 25 January 2018

When talking about business growth and innovation people consider the S curve to be a good method to follow. The term was first used by Gabriel Tarde in 1903 and the process has been proposed as the standard life cycle of innovations.   The 4 stages of the S curve are: startup – growth – […]

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Strategic Procurement Alignment – Pitfall Avoidance 101

By: Andrada Sabo | 22 January 2018

Achieving procurement excellence should be every company’s dream, as it can help transform a business into an effective organisation and revenue generator. Although, this sounds ideal, if not handled properly it can also turn into a company’s nightmare.   Integrating with the business strategy This is why we believe it is of utmost importance for […]

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Five benefits of cybersecurity assessments

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 22 January 2018

In an increasingly digital world, cyber-attacks on businesses have become an everyday reality. The importance of cybersecurity assessments (penetration testing) will become of paramount importance as more IOT devices, ‘the internet of things’, are connected to the internet in our businesses and homes. We briefly touched on the subject of cyber attacks in the past. “Cybersecurity is […]

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Digital Procurement Change Management – Humans before Robots

By: Nicolas Millet | 17 January 2018

After looking back at over 100+ eProcurement implementations we found that change management is almost always underestimated.   Digging a bit deeper into the areas of most neglect when estimating the impact of change we found forecasting 3rd party support time, internal and external communication resourcing, and employee objection handling as the most common.   […]

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Startup Factory at Xoomworks Technology

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 8 January 2018

A multitude of events was organized last month as part of our anniversary schedule. We’ve talked about the Hackathon Weekend before, so today we’ll focus on the Startup Factory event. Although it is something new for Xoomworks Technology, startup factories are widely held nowadays. “Working with start-ups at Xoomworks Technology helped me develop a great set of skills and […]

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Learning Scratch and 3D modeling with Adopt a School

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 25 December 2017

We, at Xoomworks Technology, want to help the community we live in, as much as we can. When the guys from the Adopt a School Romania (Adoptăm o Școală) program reached out to us, we were more than delighted to accept their challenge. In three months 57 volunteers from 5 companies taught 140 4th graders […]

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Our Knowledge Center in Romania is Celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary this Year

By: Andrada Sabo | 13 December 2017

Celebrating our people Ten years! 10 years of togetherness, 10 years of happiness, 10 years of sharing, 10 years of trust. It was 10 years ago that the Xoomworks management team decided to open its knowledge center in the heart of Romania, in Cluj-Napoca. They started off as a small group of people in a […]

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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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New year, new faces and new experiences – Thoughts from out latest intern

By: David Bone | 18 January 2016

  We were very happy to welcome Ben Nutkins into the office this January, where he spent two weeks immersed in the world of Xoomworks as an intern. Here are his reflections on the time he spent with us: My two weeks work experience at Xoomworks has been fantastic! On the first day Jamie (MD Xoomworks Consulting) […]

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Taking TeamBuilding to new (ski-lift) heights

By: David Bone | 2 December 2015

Over the past few years we have had some truly memorable team-building events at Xoomworks. We’ve always been keen to break out of the city, seek solace in the wilderness and to reconnect with each other as well as mother nature. This year the Cluj + (some of the very lucky) UK team headed into the […]

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Razvan & Crew hit IM World in Bucharest 2015

By: David Bone | 19 October 2015

Here are Razvan’s “Highlights of IM world 2015”: http://www.imworld.ro/  During the somewhat capricious month of October three of Xoomwork’s awesome QAs (Alina David, Cosmin Sandulescu and Razvan Vuscan) have attended this year’s Internet and Mobile World Conference in Bucharest. Right from the moment we walked in we realized that it was going to be a memorable […]

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Wonderful finale to the Summer Work Experience Season 2015

By: David Bone | 17 August 2015

When I first asked Steve Jackson, Co-Founder & Group COO if I could do some work experience I must admit that I didn’t even know what the company did, in fact I didn’t even know how Xoomworks was spelt! Luckily I had time to brush up and check out their website before I came and since then, during my work experience I seemed to have learnt a great deal more than I could have hoped.

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A Returning Work Experience Success Story

By: David Bone | 20 July 2015

We love the work experience process. It’s always fun meeting brilliant young minds and sharing a short period of time together. We always encourage them to keep in touch and to explore ways in which we can continue to support them. Along with the Xoomworks Academy schemes we run and our involvement with the Cluj Familia Association we also hope that these projects will find someone returning to work with us in the future. So it has been a delight these past two weeks that we have had a returning Work Experience star – Caitlan Denham.

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