1.0 Happy New Year 2012
Now, how cool is that, 5 great articles welcoming 2012 and another great year for SAP Procurement solutions. I just got 4 tweets and 2 DMs on twitter hitting me early morning and one specifically from a great friend and fellow SAP Mentor Jarret Pazahanick (@SAP_Jarret on twitter) about “why the 2012 Jan SAP Insider Issue will excite me”, well I couldn’t resist the tweet and clicked on the link. It was like a long cherished wish-list that had moved from being a mere saved “wish-list” into a Shopping Cart that was ordered. Procurement lingo can never get out of the hides of a #procurement aficionado.
Without wasting much time and getting lost in classic metaphors that have excited me in the dawn of 2012, lets see what SAP Procurement content has been featured on January 2012 – SAP Insider issue.
2.0 To Cut a Long Story Short
Sanjay Poonen (@spoonen on twitter), kicked it off with a strategic vision on SAP Procurement solutions with the Inside Edge and the importance that procurement has gained as an organization inside an enterprise, with the million dollar statement “Centralized approach to De-centralized procurement”, followed by a great cluster of articles that cut across Elevating Procurement’s role in the enterprise by Emily Rakowski & Chris Salis backed by 6 important steps to Sourcing excellence by Carolyn Beal strengthening the story line with a strong Supplier Management best practice and mandate by Frank Suetterlin & just before the SAP Insider Issue moves into other facets like Mobility and Cloud, the procurement graffiti ends with a very important article by Suzanne Miglucci on a crafty approach to choose the right licensing & deployment option.
Here are the short snippets of the articles for further reading and the mug-shots of our authors that helped deliver their thought leadership with structure go-to-market content.
3.0 SAP Procurement : The Social Outreach
There was great Social Out-reach like always on twitter, supported by our followers, the moment the articles were out on the web, we got some really overwhelming tweets, incase the links in the graphic wont go anywhere, please click the root link here to access all the articles http://sapinsider.wispubs.com/Issue/January%20(Issue%201)/1201/.
Here is the cover flow of some overwhelming tweets
Never been so overwhelmed at a stretch, hope you enjoy reading the articles and have constructive follow-on for our thought leaders.
And as always, here’s leaving you on a sign-off note to be tuned in Socially into our SAP Procurement timeline
Please follow @SAP_Procurement on twitter for the latest trends from the SAP Procurement portfolio of solutions, you can also follow my handle @tridipchakra for a dope of procurement xChanges in the SAP world (articles, blogs, whitepapers).
Focused hash-tags for SAP Procurement: #SAPSRM #SAPSourcing #SAPCLM #procurement #SAPSLM #SourcingOnDemand #SAPCatalog and there will be more in the making as we tide along with like-minded Procurement aficionados like you.