Five SAP Podcasts for 2021

If you want to keep up to date with the latest SAP news , developments and innovations then podcasts are a great way to do this. There are a number of excellent SAP podcasts available and here we will look at five that you may want to follow.

SAP Experts Podcast

Probably one of the most popular SAP podcasts currently and it’s not surprising when you have a listen. SAP S/4HANA advisor, speaker and thought leader Alexander Greb is your host and each episode looks to deconstruct all the strategy, innovation and best practices from the world of enterprise applications. Each episode features leading experts and innovators discussing key SAP topics.

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Inside SAP S/4HANA

This is the official SAP S/4 HANA podcast and provides the unique knowledge and expertise of SAP S/4HANA product experts, partners and customers to address your needs by sharing product insights and project best practices. If you are currently working on a S/4 HANA project or are looking to undertake a new project then this podcast will provide you with advice and insights from the very best experts. A recurring guest is Sven Denecken, COO of SAP and Head of Product Success sharing his knowledge and key elements of the SAP S/4HANA leadership vision.

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openSAP Invites

If you’re looking to learn more in the world of SAP then this podcast could be for you. Focusing more on the learning culture, the episodes interview instructors to uncover their own learning habits, discuss their courses, and ask them for additional learning recommendations.

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SAP Cloud Platform Podcast

Designed to keep listeners up to date with what is going on with the SAP Cloud Platform. The episodes provide regular updates on what is new in the world of SAP Cloud. It also covers all technical aspects of the platform with guest speakers providing insights on topics such as pricing updates, best practices and success stories from customers and partners.

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SAP Community Report

This podcast is designed to capture the thoughts and ideas of community members around the world crossing multiple topics. Episodes feature spotlight interviews with SAP influencers and champions as well as community members. This is a good way to improve your own SAP network and gain insights from SAP colleagues around the world.

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Building a business case for S/4HANA: Stakeholders

Any ERP system will have wide-reading impact and be used across the business, from the shop floor to the warehouse. These audiences must each be considered in the business case and have their needs highlighted and addressed. There are three main areas of opportunity following an ERP implemention: technology, process and business transformation. Tailor your business case to each of these stakeholder groups and you’ll hopefully find yourself winning allies.

Technology-focused stakeholders

CIOs, architects and system managers are a key audience who will require detailed specifications to feel satisfied with the proposed solution. They will be most interested in product features, system performance, data inputs and integrations and will be looking for productivity improvements, deployment times, and the total cost of ownership. Convincing this group will be key to moving the project forward as they are, or will have the ear of, key decision makers.

The decision to implement a new ERP system is usually focused on reducing the total cost of ownership, and it is these technology-focussed stakeholders who should be consulted to see if there is a business case for moving to S/4HANA. Reasons for moving might also cover bringing together multiple legacy systems, shelving unsupported systems and generally reducing complexity and risk by reducing the number of systems and suppliers.

There can be external factors that can add pressure. Fixed-price license agreements milestones might be approaching, or compliance issues or complications can add new dimensions that need to be considered. IR35, Brexit and remote-working en-masse are all examples that can put huge strains on people, processes and the software they use to perform their roles.

Process-focused stakeholders

These people are function leaders and process owners. They need to understand that their corner of S/4HANA will improve their lives. They look for streamlined processes and the effectiveness of newly-created processes. The value they seek comes through return on assets, the outcomes of process changes and divisional KPIs such as cost per unit.

Optimising current processes is key to operational success so your business case should cover this in depth. You might want to cover reducing team headcounts, productivity improvements and shared services. To quantify these savings you will need to consider operations across your organisation, and might even require additional expert input from external industry specialists if processes are being completely overhauled.

Business transformation stakeholders

These obviously sit at the head of the organisation: the board, company owners, senior leadership. As well as looking for future growth capability, they look for short to medium term competitive advantage. They know that businesses need to evolve to thrive and structural change is often the way to achieve that. The end result they want to see is enabling growth and improving the bottom line.

Business transformations may be undertaken to change business models and could involve acquisitions, taking on new technologies or new pricing methods. Looking beyond the walls of your company and considering S/4HANA capabilities will further strengthen your business case.

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Building a business case for S/4HANA: Value

For organisations with long-standing ERP infrastructures, making a business case for moving to a system such as SAP S/4HANA is a complex and challenging task. A traditional approach might cover simplification, real-time analytics, deployment options, agility and user experience, but these often aren’t enough to convince the board of a multi-year project and investment. A better approach to a product-focussed business case is one that is value-led, stakeholder centric and outcome-based.

When building your business case you need to expand the scope beyond the costs, benefits and return on investment. Areas for value-led assessments include risk and compliance, business growth enablement, and software innovation.

Risk and compliance

Moving to a cloud-based ERP removes many possible points of failure. S/4HANA customers can expect lower risks from disruptions from upgrade and maintenance work with on-premise software systems. Should there be any downtime or localised access issues, the recovery period is shortened. By using an industry-templated system, rather than custom-built add-ons and reporting to your current ERP, you reduce non-compliance incidents.

Growth enablement

Moving to S/4HANA removes obstacles for organisations that can put them on a path to growth. This could be through process improvements, a single source of truth in data or the ability to create complex and personalised product variations that were impossible to create and track in previous systems. A move away from disparate systems brings the entire organisation closer. Departments now have visibility and foresight into demand and bottlenecks and can adapt accordingly.


S/4HANA removes many of the common gaps found in ERP systems. With a single source of truth and multiple live feeds of data from across the organisation, you are given visibility to product profitability at the granular levels of detail. By linking the entire company to a single system, you enable collaboration across teams, divisions, and locations.

Finding the risk and compliance, growth enablement and innovation value in a move to S/4HANA will require a great deal of investigation and input from around the business. Spend the time to highlight the value to increase the chances of business case success.

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Five job-hunting tips for IT professionals

The candidate market can seem saturated at the moment with more talented candidates looking for work than ever before, and seemingly fewer jobs available than before. Whilst times are undoubtedly difficult, the teams at Whitehall are definitely seeing more businesses hiring again, and projects that were previously put on hold are now back on track.

With this in mind, it’s important to give yourself an edge that enables you to apply for roles as soon as they come available and stand out from the crowd.

Don’t rely on job boards alone

Job boards and search engines are an obvious and essential tool when seeking a new role but they aren’t the only place you should look. With thousands of jobs being posted online every day, it’s easy to become lost in a sea of jobs not suited to you or spend time time looking at the same jobs over and over again. This can become frustrating and time consuming.

Focus your efforts by seeking out specialists that are more likely to have roles that suit you. As well as checking roles from specialists, you need to ensure your details are registered with them. Recruitment consultants have large networks of candidate contacts and you need to make sure you are on their radar. If we have roles in your area of interest, be sure to register with us so our consultants have easy access to your details, so you are appearing in their searches, and be sure to set up job alerts to hear about the latest roles via email. We also have an app so you can be directly notified of suitable roles according to your preferences.

If there are specific companies you have an interest in working with, follow the company on LinkedIn, and connect with some relevant personnel. Many companies will advertise roles via their social media platforms before posting on numerous job sites so it can be a good way of seeing roles before the crowds.

Apply quickly

With the number of applicants for roles at high levels, make sure you do everything you can to have your application viewed and considered for the roles you apply for. Applying quickly can help you to stand out. As previously mentioned, setting up alerts will help you to see roles as soon as they become available. If you see a role that you like, apply as soon as possible. Don’t wait until an advertised deadline or until the weekend, you’ll be at the back of the queue. With the number of applicants applying for roles, some clients may even close the job early if they receive enough outstanding applications for consideration. Get yours in as soon as possible to ensure you have a better chance at being considered early. It isn’t unusual for an agency to receive 200+ applications for some roles so do everything you can to be one of the first they read.

Provide a strong covering letter

A CV helps a recruiter and business understand your skills and work experience but a strong covering letter/statement can help them to understand why you would be a great candidate for a role. A covering letter should not be a repeat of your CV, nor should it be a list of your hobbies and interests. A good cover letter shows that you are serious about your application and understand the role well. Highlight elements of the job description and match aspects of your CV to these. Demonstrate your understanding of the business and why you wish to work for this company specifically. A good, tailored covering statement can help to put across your skills, understanding of the role, and personality prior to an initial interview.

Keep track of your applications

It’s easy to find yourself applying for numerous roles and sometimes you may not hear back from them for a few weeks. By then, it’s likely you will have forgotten elements of the job description and what interested you about the role. Create a file and note down the job descriptions of the roles you apply for. This will help you to keep track of the roles and enable you to quickly retrieve information about the role when a recruiter calls you to discuss the role. Having the job information to hand to discuss straight away helps you to come across as organised, professional, and focused on the opportunity at hand. Recruiters put through the best candidates to their clients, so if you’re not clear on the role, or are vague on why you are a great match, it’s unlikely your application will proceed further.

Stay positive

There’s no doubt that the candidate market is very competitive at the moment. Following all of these suggestions doesn’t guarantee your next application will be successful.  It’s important to try to remain positive when you receive knock backs, keep your persistence up, and seek out new opportunities to apply for. If you are unsuccessful in an application, where possible try to obtain as much feedback from the client or recruiter as possible, as this might help you to refine your future applications. Recruiters and clients might not always be able to give solid feedback (depending on how far you made it through the process) but feedback could highlight skills or experience that you did not promote enough on your CV. Learning this will help you improve your CV, cover letter and how you present yourself in conversations. Staying positive will not only help your mental health, it will also come across well in applications and eventual interviews.

The art of the remote interview

Lockdowns and travel restrictions in 2020 have resulted in the hiring process relying heavily on remote interview processes, with many organisations indicating that they will continue to interview this way even after the pandemic eases. While it can be more convenient to be interviewed via video from the comfort of your own home, it can still massively help or hinder your application based on your performance. Here are some tips for giving your remote interview that winning edge.

Dress for the occasion

A video interview is still an interview so you do everything you can to look as smart and professional as possible. While it is often tempting to only dress smartly from the waist up, as that is all that will be visible on camera, there is a lot to be said about getting yourself in a positive, fully focused mindset. The more you can get yourself in the same mindset as you would if you were going to face to face interview the more professional you will come across. Dressing fully as if you were going to such an interview can help you to achieve that.

Lighting, sound and positioning

You want to ensure that you are in a well-lit room with as little noise and distraction as possible. Try to have any light source either above you or facing you. Practice with your own camera to find out what works best for you. If possible try different rooms to see what gives you the best results. It may be that one room suits morning interviews whereas another suits afternoon ones due to light and acoustics. Also try to position your camera at eye level. If you are using a home office space and PC it is likely that the camera is already almost at eye level. However, if you are using a laptop, tablet or phone the likelihood is that when the camera is operated you are looking down at it. Having the camera at eye level frames you better on the screen and also creates a much more direct and engaging angle, and helps you to sit more upright rather than in a leaning or slouched position. Also consider your background when finding somewhere suitable to sit. A jumble of clutter over your shoulder might give a negative impression, whereas a bookcase or tidy shelves will come across much better. If in doubt, use a plain wall.

Test connectivity

Despite your best efforts to look the part, poor connectivity can really distract and even result in you cutting out and not coming across clear and concise. All the leading video sharing tools allow you to test video and audio connectivity prior to joining the scheduled meeting. If you are having connectivity issues there are a couple of things you can do to improve this. Where possible connecting via Ethernet rather than WiFi can create a more stable connection. Also, try temporarily disconnecting other devices that are using the internet at the same time such as mobiles and smart devices.

Use your environment

One major advantage you have in interviewing remotely is that the interviewers can only see you and not your surroundings. This enables you to use your environment to help you to remember key facts, dates, statistics that you wish to get across during your interview. In a face to face interview, you would have to rely on either your memory or take numerous notes with you to refer to. While this is not unprofessional at all and can be a demonstration of your detailed research and preparation for an interview. Place notes and reminders at eye level on the wall behind the camera or around the camera so that you can quickly refer to them when required. Keep it to pivotal dates, statistics or a particular statement that you are keen to get across during the interview.

Always log on early

Just as you would leave early to get to a face to face interview allowing yourself time should there be travel hold-ups, you should adopt the same approach with video interviews. You could be as prepared as possible only to find that your laptop has suddenly decided to download annual updates before starting. The platform that the client or recruiter has invited you to join might by having performance issues. Attempting to log in early will help you to be in a better position to come up with a contingency and still make the meeting on time. If the platform itself is the issue then don’t be afraid to contact the interviewer as it is likely that they are experiencing similar issues and can maybe provide you an alternative link to join.

AI and Automation in the workplace: Jobs friend or foe

As many businesses look towards the next year and plan how to recover and grow there will be a renewed focus on business optimisation, efficiency and contingency to make processes and functions more streamlined and robust. This will lead to many researching new AI and automation innovations and seeking to implement them into their business processes. In August 2020 the International Data Corporation (IDC) reported that worldwide revenue in the AI market would increase year-on-year in 2020 by 12%, totalling $156bn.

So is this something to be feared? Will this lead to even fewer jobs available in 2021 and beyond. Absolutely not.

Firstly, not all business processes lend themselves to automation. Typically businesses will start with reporting and invoicing technologies, looking to streamline, automate and make these more powerful, less time consuming and labour intensive. Even these implementations require planning, building, testing, migrating and management. So it is feasible for a role to shift from manual management of a finance process to the supervision of multiple automated systems ensuring they continue to run optimally.

Increased AI and automation can also help business to grow and green light new innovative projects. Faster reporting, more powerful business intelligence and cost-effective processes enable businesses to see growth opportunities sooner, identify areas for improvement and development faster and also provide IT professionals key data to enable them to advance their project quicker.

Companies and those working within IT embracing the potential of automation will result in exciting and engaging transition projects over the coming years. The Swiss technology group, Buhler, is beginning a transition to SAP S/4HANA after 20 successful years of running R/3 thanks to a drive to increase performance. Jan Gilig, President of SAP S/4HANA said of the project:

“With increased automation of transactions, SAP S/4HANA enables us to increase the reliability and efficiency of Bühler’s core processes and to create the prerequisites for proactive, forward-looking corporate management with intelligent analysis methods,”

The project will take a minimum of 18 months and will result in a multitude of opportunities and projects to help the transition run smoothly and effectively.

As businesses seek to incorporate more innovative AI and automation processes we should see this as an opportunity. More jobs will be created, businesses will be able analyse performance and improve decision making, the data available to professionals will be faster and more insightful than ever before.

CV writing tips for IT professionals

Competition for jobs in the UK is fierce, so as a candidate, you’ll want to do all you can to stand out from the crowd. Your CV is your first impression, and a good CV could open the door to your next interview.

1. Include all your basic details

It’s surprising how many people forget to add these: name, address, nationality, country of residence, contact number, email address, languages spoken (and proficiency). Some countries like to see a photo of the candidate on the CV – your recruiter will let you know if that’s the case.

2. Start with your most recent experience first

When a recruiter picks up your CV for the first time, they are interested in your most recent and relevant experience. To make a strong first impression, list your most recent job roles and projects at the top of your document. When listing your work experience, consider adding more information about relevant roles and less information about those with no relevance. The further back your CV goes, the less information is required on specific tasks and challenges performed years ago.

3. Tailor your CV to the job role

Although the style and layout of your CV is undoubtedly important, the proof is in the content. If you’re applying for a job that has been advertised, then take the time to match the language used in your CV to that used in the advert. If possible, make a copy of the original job advert and take note of the most important skills and experience. Adjust your CV so that it provides examples of these specific skills and strengthen your claims by highlighting what experience you have in those areas.

4. Quantify your achievements

Anybody can claim that they contributed to a company’s overall target, but only the most efficient candidates provide statistics and figures to back up their claims. Where possible, try to provide some context to your achievements: how quickly did you complete your project? How did this compare to previous projects under the same remit? Any specific numbers you provide will help a recruiter better understand your achievements, so the more specific you can be, the better.

5. Have a unique selling point

What genuinely makes you different from other candidates? Everyone has a particular strength that makes them valuable to a company, ensure you make a point of mentioning yours. Anyone can list ‘soft skills’ as a strength but highlighting a particular aspect of your personality that really stands out will ultimately be more relevant and impressive than generic skills that everyone has.

6. Use keywords

Just as websites these days are commonly optimised for search engines, your CV and online profiles should also be written in a way that makes them easy to find. Recruitment agencies and hiring managers often search for candidates online so you need to make sure your online profile is optimised. Identify the keywords you want to be identified by and make sure that your CV and online social profiles reflect this. Using terms like “the latest technologies” won’t help you, be specific. Ensure you fully complete Linkedin and job board profiles where the option is available and take the time to do so. It might lead to your next interview!

Tip: Have a look at a number of job descriptions of roles that you are interested in and include some of their keywords that match your skills and experience in your CV.

7. Do not exaggerate

Exaggerating your experience or some other detail on your CV is likely to end up in an embarrassing situation before, during or after the interview. When found out, it won’t look good, and will likely be the end of the process for you. Always ensure that the information you are giving is truthful.

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SAP for e-commerce: Supporting digital retail

Online shopping has become a big part of the retail landscape and more recently due to the world pandemic, a necessity for many.

Business has been conducted online since the early days of the internet, though the standard we are at today is lightyears ahead of the first retailers trading digitally. In its beginnings, e-commerce lacked personalisation and good customer service, and the challenges around sharing personal details and bank cards made it even more difficult to operate. It has taken companies a lot of time and effort to build their reputations and gain customers’ trust, but despite all the scepticism, e-commerce has proved that online trading cannot only deliver to great standards, but also that it is a very convenient and time-saving solution that can compete and in many cases beat high street operations.

SAP has a number of solutions that have helped businesses manage e-commerce in a more efficient manner, providing better experiences to customers and employees, and supporting company growth.

ZALORA fashion continues 30% yearly growth with S/4HANA

ZALORA is an online fashion retailer that delivers millions of orders across Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. They offer over 30,000 products on apparel, shoes and accessories from big names such as Mango, Dorothy Perkins and Superdry, as well as ZALORA labels and smaller local brands. Their quick delivery – as fast as three hours in some markets – and flexible payment methods are part of their strategy to become a leading retailer.

ZALORA, first founded in 2012, has sustained a growth  pace of 30% year on year. To support this expansion, they needed to automate and streamline their processes and delivery models across the eight countries where they operate. To resolve this, they implemented S/4HANA Retail solution for merchandise management, with a significantly faster reconciliation of sales orders. This has allowed customers to receive on-time delivery and pre and post-payment options that include cash on delivery, increasing sales as a result.

The real-time reporting and analytics of S/4HANA has helped ZALORA to stay ahead of trends and deliver an exceptional shopping experience to their customers. S/4HANA has provided the scalability required to  provide an increased selection of products and a new ability to quickly add cross-sell products to meet customers needs. This has helped ZALORA build strong partnerships with their main suppliers, but also with local designers, who they have helped expand and reach new markets.

With S/4HANA’s capabilities, ZALORA has optimised the resource distribution and streamlined IT and finance, with a reduction in finance payroll and other administrative expenses. Furthermore, ZALORA has benefited from the visibility, process standardisation and a single source of truth, allowing the online business to better manage workflows, improve transparency in supplier payments and improved cash management.

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Frucor Suntory goes digital with SAP

Frucor Suntory has been distributing beverages for 50 years in Australia and New Zealand to customers of all sizes, from large supermarkets to corner shops. With the evolution of the digital markets, Frucor Suntory customers’ expectations and demands have increased, so they decided to join the online world and build e-commerce capabilities.

To meet the challenge of having an online offering, Furcor Suntory  deployed the SAP Customer Experience solution . Customers can now do their routine shopping through this self-service option from any device at any time of day, and Furcor Suntory now has better insights into their customers, in real-time, improving  their B2B sales and order processes.

With the integration of the C/4HANA suite, the sales teams at Frucor Suntory can access customer data and online orders relevant to their regions. The business has an integrated view across all departments, capturing demand and retail availability and enabling the team to be more responsive to customers’ demands. The Order to Cash system, which combines Commerce Cloud, Sales Cloud and SAP ERP reduces manual effort and errors, allowing employees to focus on more important tasks.

The future of online shopping

As operational software and hardware develops, we are seeing increasingly innovative approaches to meeting customer demands. Businesses are experimenting with drone deliveries and warehouse robotics, customers receive targeted advertising through search engines and e-mail marketing, and some are trying to bring virtual reality shopping  to the mainstream. Social shopping is also on the rise through platforms like Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube, and tools like Idealo, PriceGrabber and Kelko help consumers compare prices from the comfort of their home. There is a large range of products that can now be purchased online including groceries and takeaway food but also services like educational courses or even allergy tests. We can safely say e-commerce is here to stay and we are looking forward to see more of S/4HANA and general SAP capabilities in the  world of e-commerce.

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Lebenslauf schreiben: Tipps für IT-Profis

Der Wettbewerb um IT-Jobs kann hart sein. Als Kandidat möchten Sie also alles tun, um sich von der Masse abzuheben. Ihr Lebenslauf ist Ihr erster Eindruck, und ein guter Lebenslauf könnte die Tür zu Ihrem nächsten Interview öffnen.

1. Geben Sie alle grundlegenden Details an

Es ist überraschend, wie viele Personen vergessen, diese hinzuzufügen: Name, Adresse, Nationalität, Wohnsitzland, Kontaktnummer, E-Mail-Adresse, gesprochene Sprachen (und Kenntnisse). Einige Länder möchten ein Foto des Kandidaten im Lebenslauf sehen – Ihr Personalvermittler wird Sie wissen lassen, ob dies der Fall ist.

2. Beginnen Sie zuerst mit Ihren neuesten Erfahrungen

Wenn ein Personalvermittler Ihren Lebenslauf zum ersten Mal abholt, interessiert er sich für Ihre neuesten und relevantesten Erfahrungen. Um einen guten ersten Eindruck zu hinterlassen, listen Sie Ihre neuesten Jobrollen und Projekte oben in Ihrem Dokument auf. Erwägen Sie beim Auflisten Ihrer Berufserfahrung, mehr Informationen zu relevanten Rollen und weniger Informationen zu Rollen ohne Relevanz hinzuzufügen. Je weiter Ihr Lebenslauf zurückreicht, desto weniger Informationen werden zu bestimmten Aufgaben und Herausforderungen benötigt, die vor Jahren ausgeführt wurden.

3. Passen Sie Ihren Lebenslauf an die Jobrolle an

Obwohl der Stil und das Layout Ihres Lebenslaufs zweifellos wichtig sind, liegt der Beweis im Inhalt. Wenn Sie sich für eine ausgeschriebene Stelle bewerben, nehmen Sie sich Zeit, um die in Ihrem Lebenslauf verwendete Sprache mit der in der Anzeige verwendeten zu vergleichen. Erstellen Sie nach Möglichkeit eine Kopie der ursprünglichen Stellenanzeige und notieren Sie sich die wichtigsten Fähigkeiten und Erfahrungen. Passen Sie Ihren Lebenslauf so an, dass er Beispiele für diese spezifischen Fähigkeiten enthält, und stärken Sie Ihre Ansprüche, indem Sie hervorheben, welche Erfahrungen Sie in diesen Bereichen haben.

4. Quantifizieren Sie Ihre Erfolge

Jeder kann behaupten, dass er zum Gesamtziel eines Unternehmens beigetragen hat, aber nur die effizientesten Kandidaten liefern Statistiken und Zahlen, um ihre Ansprüche zu belegen. Versuchen Sie nach Möglichkeit, einen Kontext für Ihre Erfolge bereitzustellen: Wie schnell haben Sie Ihr Projekt abgeschlossen? Wie war dies im Vergleich zu früheren Projekten unter demselben Aufgabenbereich? Alle spezifischen Zahlen, die Sie angeben, helfen einem Personalvermittler, Ihre Erfolge besser zu verstehen. Je spezifischer Sie sein können, desto besser.

5. Haben Sie ein Alleinstellungsmerkmal

Was unterscheidet Sie wirklich von anderen Kandidaten? Jeder hat eine besondere Stärke, die ihn für ein Unternehmen wertvoll macht. Stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie Ihre erwähnen. Jeder kann „Soft Skills“ als Stärke auflisten, aber das Hervorheben eines bestimmten Aspekts Ihrer Persönlichkeit, der wirklich auffällt, ist letztendlich relevanter und beeindruckender als generische Fähigkeiten, über die jeder verfügt.

6. Verwenden Sie Schlüsselwörter

So wie Websites heutzutage häufig für Suchmaschinen optimiert sind, sollten auch Ihr Lebenslauf und Ihre Online-Profile so geschrieben sein, dass sie leicht zu finden sind. Personalagenturen und Personalmanager suchen häufig online nach Kandidaten, sodass Sie sicherstellen müssen, dass Ihr Online-Profil optimiert ist. Identifizieren Sie die Schlüsselwörter, anhand derer Sie identifiziert werden möchten, und stellen Sie sicher, dass Ihr Lebenslauf und Ihre sozialen Online-Profile dies widerspiegeln. Die Verwendung von Begriffen wie “Die neuesten Technologien” hilft Ihnen nicht weiter. Stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie Linkedin- und Jobbörsenprofile vollständig ausfüllen, sofern die Option verfügbar ist, und nehmen Sie sich dafür Zeit. Es könnte zu Ihrem nächsten Interview führen!

Tipp: Sehen Sie sich eine Reihe von Stellenbeschreibungen der Rollen an, an denen Sie interessiert sind, und fügen Sie einige ihrer Schlüsselwörter, die Ihren Fähigkeiten und Erfahrungen entsprechen, in Ihren Lebenslauf ein.

7. Übertreiben Sie nicht

Wenn Sie Ihre Erfahrungen oder andere Details in Ihrem Lebenslauf übertreiben, kann dies vor, während oder nach dem Vorstellungsgespräch zu einer peinlichen Situation führen. Wenn Sie es herausfinden, sieht es nicht gut aus und ist wahrscheinlich das Ende des Prozesses für Sie. Stellen Sie immer sicher, dass die von Ihnen angegebenen Informationen wahrheitsgemäß sind.

SAP S/4HANA solutions for the automotive industry

Selling a world-class vehicle is no longer enough in the automotive industry. Customers are looking for leading-edge technology and unique customer experiences, encouraging automotive manufacturers to modernise their production processes to be able to deliver.  Companies like Indus Motor Company, Goodyear and Mercedez-Benz are solving this challenge with the support of SAP’s S/4HANA, focusing on smart manufacturing, digital supply chain and services mobility.

Indus Motor Company upgrade to S/4HANA

Indus Motor Company is a joint venture between the House of Habib in Pakistan, Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation of Japan. As a publicly listed company in Pakistan, Indus Motor Company is required to have controls and reporting in place, and maintain high standards of compliance.

Indus Motor Company’s journey to transformation began in 2015, when the company decided the SAP systems they have been working with since 2004 were no longer enough to manage the business. They dedicated six months to evaluate the ERP landscape, including Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle E-Business Suite and SAP S/4HANA. They finally took the decision to upgrade to S/4HANA due its in-memory capabilities not offered by SAP’s competitors at the time, which allowed real-time reporting and data centralisation. Furthermore, upgrading to a new version of SAP meant it would be easier for the users to adapt to the new SAP system, rather than to a completely new provider.

Some of the primary benefits Indus Motor Company received from the upgrade are:

Better Materials Requirements Planning – The process of running their MRP used to take four hours, it now takes 12 minutes and helps them avoid lost production that could cost an estimated $250,000 annually.

Efficient closing of books at the end of a financial period used to take eight days, it now takes three days and is saving the company up to 800 hours per month, which translates to nearly $200,000 in employee time per year.

Quality management – Consolidating defects could only be done at the end of each week, the correction is now done immediately, saving a company $10,000 per minute in lost production.

It’s worth mentioning that for this transition, Indus Motor Company decided not to migrate its old data to the new system as a strategy to streamline the implementation. With the new platform, they have put new processes in place, improving and modernising the company.

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Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tyre companies, employing around 64,000 people across six continents. Before moving to S/4HANA, the manufacturer was running separate ERPs in over 45 sites in 21 countries. Following SAP’s original announcement to cancel maintenance for SAP ERP Central Component by 2025 – now changed to 2027, Goodyear decided it was time to leverage the latest SAP technologies and to simplify and standardize their applications architecture to support business requirements.

Since Goodyear was running in multiple ERP systems, they decided to take a hybrid approach, making their first deployment a new implementation in finance, an implementation that has allowed users to provide fully transparent and highly detailed comparable data globally for the first time in the history of the company.

Goodyear has made this upgrade through deploying SAP S/4HANA on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.  This allows them to focus on processes and business plans while leaving the management of S/4HANA to SAP. Goodyear is currently using finance and plan for central procurement, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Concur, and SAP Fieldglass solutions. Finance professionals no longer make decisions based on yesterday’s numbers, they now make better and more informed decisions based on real-time data.

As mentioned by Horst Ebert, vice president of Global IT at Goodyear, during a recent SAP panel discussion, Goodyear plans to add more business processes and innovations to continue the journey to become an intelligent enterprise, following this successful initial implementation.

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Mercedez-Benz partnership with SAP

In the latest ABB FIA Formula E Championship celebrated in Saudi Arabia, the Mercedez-Benz EQ Formula E team debuted with two fully-electric racing cars. Building a Formula E car involves complexity, advanced technology and specific car parts, it requires efficient procurement processes, as well as thorough supplier evaluation and business performance monitoring. The use of S/4HANA and its tailored solutions has enabled the Mercedez-Benz EQ Formula E team to analyse large volumes of data and manage this process effectively. When it comes to competing on the tracks, Mercedez-Benz makes use of the SAP Sports One solution to monitor, understand and act on human performance through fitness trackers and other wearable technology.  The collection of the drivers’ biometric data allows the team to have visibility of their health, sleeping patterns and hydration levels, as well as coordinate and manage training, talent development and medical processes to ensure performance at the highest level. Take a look at other sports gaining a competitive edge with SAP.

The strong partnership between SAP and automobile brand Mercedez-Benz has opened a range of opportunities to develop technologies in other areas such as retail. In recent years, Mercedez-Benz’ parent organisation Daimler AG, in partnership with SAP Consulting and students at the University of Applied Science, developed the car detection app for their Mercedez-Benz’s customers. The app, which uses recognition algorithms that run on SAP Leonardo Machine Learning, allows users to take a photo of any car they like while being out and about, and displays Mercedez-Benz cars that best match the photo, as well as the nearest car dealerships. Whilst it might sound like a too-simple app for a generation that can control homes and cars from their phones or through voice orders, the technology behind it involves a lot of data storage and AI technology. It is after all the user-friendly characteristics, aligned with the users’ expectations, that makes apps for customers successful.

Automotive predictions

Car-generated data may become a $450 to $750 billion market by 2030. – McKinsey&Company

Sales of electric vehicles will increase from a record 1.1 million worldwide in 2017 to 11 million in 2025 and then will surge to 30 million in 2030. – Bloomberg NEF

89% of millennial new-car intenders who currently own a vehicle with an “infotainment” system are willing to pay for software updates that improve or add functionality to their vehicle. – IHS Automotive

By 2030, more than one in three kilometres driven could involve shared driving. – PWC