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27 Nov: SAP Acquires Contextor to Augment RPA Capabilities

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) SAP announced that it has acquired Contextor SAS, a European leader in the design and integration of robotic process automation (RPA), to help SAP accelerate the development and expansion of its SAP Leonardo Machine Learning portfolio. Contextor’s RPA technology relieves business software users from performing repetitive tasks and enables both attended and unattended RPA…

29 Oct: VA, DLA Give High Marks to Robotic Process Automation

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) For all the buzz around emerging technology in government, agency IT executives see an uncertain road ahead in looking for the next great innovation amid constrained budgets. Joseph Ronzio, the deputy chief technology officer at the Veterans Health Administration, said at an Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) luncheon on emerging technology, that…

25 Sep: The Coming Federal ERP Systems Battle

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) Across government, agencies can expect their IT business systems to fall behind at an accelerating rate. Vendors are aiming many of their advances in business analytics, big data and artificial intelligence at their cloud platforms and not at on-premises systems. That approach will hit enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems hard. Chatbots, for instance, now…

19 Aug: CACI Closes $84M Buy of GD Business Unit

TAKE NOTE (Insights into Emerging Technology) CACI International has closed its purchase of CSRA’s former systems engineering and acquisition services business unit from General Dynamics for $84M to expand support work for the U.S. Navy. CACI International wants to capture a piece of the Navy’s push to grow to a 355-ship fleet over the next few decades and has found…

25 Jul: Is SAP’s 2025 Deadline Real?

TAKE NOTE (Insights into Emerging Technology) Enterprise and software giant SAP has set a 2025 deadline after which its systems will be built to run on just one single database – SAP’s HANA. If you use SAP’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, and you’re not using SAP S/4HANA, you’re on a deadline. A deadline that was recently extended to 2025,…

23 Jun: OTA Comes Under Increased Scrutiny

TAKE NOTE (Insights into Emerging Technology) In the wake of Oracle’s successful protest of a $950 million “other transaction authority” award by the Army to REAN Cloud, House appropriators are putting the Defense Department on notice that they’ll be keeping a close eye on future OTA awards. For appropriators, as was the case for the Government Accountability Office, the issue…

27 May: Four Reasons to Attend Sapphire 2018

TAKE NOTE (Insights into Emerging Technology) Here are four reasons you should be in Orlando June 5–7. Time To Modernize There’s been more innovation in the last five years than in the last 100. A vast array of game-changing technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and intelligent Cloud ERP are redefining business models and creating a chasm between…

17 Apr: SAP Puts a Bullseye on Salesforce.com

SAP Puts a Bullseye on Salesforce.com TAKE NOTE (Insights into Emerging Technology) Betting it can expand and elevate the CRM market as digital business is reshaping the global economy, SAP is taking direct aim at SaaS powerhouse Salesforce.com and its market leadership in CRM with SAP CEO Bill McDermott promising to deliver “next-generation business modeling for the perfect customer experience.”   SAP’s…

24 Mar: What is sLOG or Simple Logistics on S/4 HANA?

What is sLOG or Simple Logistics on S/4 HANA? The market has seen huge increases in the number of S/4HANA implementations globally, whether they are for the S/4HANA general suite, or more specifically Simple Finance or S/4HANA Finance. But what’s going on with S/4HANA Enterprise Management, also known as sLOG or Simple Logistics? In the same way that SAP S/4HANA…

19 Feb: Is BPM Under Threat From RPA Bots?

Is BPM Under Threat From RPA Bots? TAKE NOTE (Insights into Emerging Technology) The business process management (BPM) world appears to be under threat from a number of sources with many questioning whether there is still a place for BPM in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Megan Potrzeba, marketing and content strategist at BPM software solutions provider Appian, points out that traditional…