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How a Target Operating Model can help achieve more value from your S2P technology investment

By: Xoomworks | 9 July 2019

For many organisations, going live with Source-to-Pay (S2P) will be the first time they have had to manage strategic and transactional procurement systems with hundreds or thousands of users and suppliers. But overlooking the structure and organisation of your procurement function can make the difference between the success and failure of your S2P, many months […]

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Benefits of supply chain analytics

By: alexandrapogacean | 2 July 2019

Analytics is the foundation for making data-driven decisions, based on a summary of relevant, trusted data, often using graphs, charts and other means. Supply Chains typically generate massive amounts of data. Supply chain analytics can therefore generate very valuable insights for your business and help you improve on all aspects. Thoroughly monitoring your supply chain […]

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Transaction support services – Does your organisation need it?

By: alexandrapogacean | 20 June 2019

Developing world class procurement with a clear path to a commercially mature function delivers collaborative, digitally enabled, procurement services for a variety of industry and sector specific transformations. Having a clear end to end remit that elevates procurement’s broader value proposition, will maximise shareholder value, drive profit enhancements, mitigate strategic risk, provide visibility and control […]

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Why the CPO should strengthen its relationship with the CIO

By: Andrada Sabo | 10 June 2019

Within an organisation, procurement is responsible for the buying of goods and services in the best possible conditions whilst also ensuring cost optimisation and savings; whereas IT is responsible for automating processes by ensuring the best technology infrastructure is in place, both hardware and software. Even by reading this sentence out loud you can spot […]

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The iGaming Industry is on its way to becoming a standard form of entertainment

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 3 June 2019

It’s no secret that the web has changed the way we do things, driving companies to adapt or get left behind. As smartphones and apps continue to improve and evolve, there is ever greater trust in transacting online. As a consequence, the online betting market is seeing unprecedented growth in a number of countries. Online betting, online […]

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Xoomies Running the Transylvania One Hundred 2019 Ultra

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 28 May 2019

Back in November 2018, we mentioned that a brave bunch of Xoomies will be running the epic Transylvania One Hundred. Below is a guest post by David Bone, with some thoughts from Andreea Grozavu and Ciprian Iacob, who ran the mountain-based trail run two weeks ago. We’ve sent them off hoping our handmade marathon signs would keep them motivated. “Back […]

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Blockchain – What are the opportunities for procurement?

By: alexandrapogacean | 27 May 2019

Blockchain technology is not only related to crypto-currencies, that only scratches the surface of blockchain which has the capability of going far beyond the means of just financial transactions. Even though when thinking about blockchain the first thing that comes into mind is finance, blockchain technology can transform your procurement function too.  Blockchain is revolutionising […]

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Find us at Work.Life Fitzrovia

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 30 April 2019

We are pleased to announce an exciting new phase for Xoomworks’ London Office – effective from May 1st we are taking an 8-person office and additional hot-desks in the Work.Life Fitzrovia shared working space. Tom Ruck, our Senior Operations Manager, spent a lot of time looking at different options to find the best fit for us; as mentioned in a previous XT […]

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Our migration to Microsoft Office 365

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 15 April 2019

After investigating its feasibility a number of our business systems from past providers are now fully migrated to Microsoft Office 365. We were aiming for a smooth migration to Microsoft Office 365 with no downtime for anyone and it is exactly what we achieved. The several driving factors for the migration were: to consolidate our business […]

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Meet XT at IT Services Simplified 2019 – ITSS2019

By: Kamelia Renata G. | 26 March 2019

This week, we at Xoomworks Technology, are hosting our IT Services Simplified 2019 event, being held on the 28th March at the famous Hospital Club, Covent Garden in London, UK. Designed for executives, business managers, and strategists who want to stay ahead of the game. We will discuss product innovation through lean product development by […]

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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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