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Do stakeholders really understand the value your Purchase to Pay system brings to the organisation?

By: alexandrapogacean | 26 February 2020

Procurement’s success depends heavily on its ability to engage with its stakeholders. To understand how much you really know about your stakeholders, we recommended you go out and ask your suppliers, sponsors and internal business users what their view of the procurement function is. Almost always the responses are quite different than expected. A client […]

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Why a S2P solution didn’t solve all your procurement challenges

By: Andrada Sabo | 19 February 2020

“Because a software implementation alone doesn’t change processes, it also doesn’t magically improve your procurement strategy and most definitely doesn’t change behaviour.” That would be the short answer to our title. Now let’s dive in a bit deeper and analyse the real situation. Implementing a new piece of software or upgrading to a better software […]

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How to plan your Source to Pay implementation project

By: alexandrapogacean | 14 February 2020

An efficient procurement operation is unquestionably of high importance for any business. You can significantly reduce costs and boost profitability by utilising the information gained from procurement performance measurements. It is also well known that a quality P2P solution will enable delivery of procurement goals and adherence to business process.  During the last 200+ source […]

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Is Implementing a Source to Pay System Different to Adopting it?

By: alexandrapogacean | 28 January 2020

The short answer is yes. The more detailed explanation is that there are some very important differences between implementing a source to pay solution and adopting it.    Every procurement team dreams of a 100% user and supplier adoption rate for their new shiny purchase to pay system. In this article we will try to […]

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Meet the Team – Alexandra Lovin, Principal Consultant

By: alexandrapogacean | 17 January 2020

First meet the team article in 2020 features one of our principal consultants, Alexandra Lovin. She has been working within our company for almost 10 years. With an active role in creating and updating the Coupa and Ariba Implementation Methodology (XoomCloud), as well as managing internal teams and supporting commercial negotiations, Alex covers a complex […]

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Providing Project Management Expertise to Global Real Estate Services Provider

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 13 August 2019

Xoomworks Technology delivers projects for our clients in both a supportive role or as a fully outsourced implementation team. Our approach uses flexibility, agility and open communication to support client engagement and ensure our clients’ individual projects meet scope, timeline and defined milestones alongside budget and quality expectations. Xoomworks Technology has gained experience and insight […]

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Centralised property management: where artificial intelligence meets real estate

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 12 August 2019

Technology has transformed the way people work across many industries and this pattern is set to continue. Artificial intelligence (AI) and real estate might seem an unlikely fit, but the opportunities AI brings are likely to revolutionise this industry. Artificial intelligence could be used in a number of ways to improve communication and processes within […]

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Testing interactive digital city models to help visualise the future

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 9 August 2019

The use of digital city models has been rapidly adopted by the construction industry, replacing both computer-generated images and physical models. Digital city models help stakeholders visualise new development plans and they have now become a requirement for an increasing number of local authorities. As well as helping visualise new urban planning landscapes, these models […]

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How to bridge the gap between Health & Safety, Quality and Production

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 8 August 2019

Construction businesses must strike a delicate balance between the important considerations of health and safety, quality and production as they seek to make performance and efficiency improvements. There is no quick-fix solution – and any solution implemented must ensure high standards are maintained across each of these aspects. Xoomworks Technology worked with one of our […]

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Developing Health and Safety Applications

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 7 August 2019

Measuring safety performance is an important aspect of day-to-day life in the construction industry. If you cannot measure performance, you cannot manage it. Xoomworks Technology has helped our clients to improve their health and safety and workplace hazard reporting processes through the development of a mobile application. The app helps clients to create and reinforce 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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