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Author's profile photo Shreekant W Shiralkar

Derive High Value : Supply Chain Analytics using Business Content

Managing business of today is more challenging than ever before. External and internal business environment continue to get influenced by constrained economy, shrinking demand cycles, longer supply chains, and knowledgeable customers—a better control on the supply chain is more than essential. Supply Chain Analytics is therefore an essential resource that provides the business manager a better control over business thru accurate and actionable insights.

Challenge of measuring level of performance of a business processes using a standard definitions that doesn’t allow any scope for differing interpretations of the result, is as critical as is to comparing the level of performance in contrast to well establish benchmarks so as to identify the scope for improvement and stay competitive in this global marketplace.

For the organizations that have transformed and run their business processes on SAP platform and have SAP-BW as the chosen Analytic solution, have a huge gain from the “Business Content” that comes along with the SAP-BW and delivers many pre-configured information models and reporting scenarios, covering all business areas including integrating content from almost all SAP and selected external applications. The models capitalize the well-defined standard measures prescribed in the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR®) model and therefore help define and measurement on a standard framework.


I and Amol Palekar, another SAP Community member, recognised an opportunity to increase level of value derivation from the Business Content aside from highlighting its relevance to a faster time to market and rapid implementation of Supply Chain Analytics. This was the motivation and basic plot for our book titled “ SCM Analytics with SAP NetWeaver BW”. Contents of this book have been crafted to address the challenges associated with standardization of performance management, its measurement and also the high costs and time in implementation of an analytic solution for this purpose in the most easy format for immediate application for business needs.

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      Author's profile photo Satish Talikota
      Satish Talikota

      Yes, as mentioned in the first para of the blog, it seems that the SAP SCM Analytic tools are going to be very busy and demanding in current times.

      No matter which times we are in, the basic Supply Chain quest by any organization has been to identify the "strategic fit" for them to sustain in the business.  And therefore the Analytic tools will be very helpful to derive that strategic fit.

      So, it is very essential to get these tools to light and make business feel at ease to implement and optimize.

      This book is a great contribution to the SCM business community's awareness.

      Congrats to Amol and Shreekanth !!

      Author's profile photo Shreekant W Shiralkar
      Shreekant W Shiralkar
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      I agree with your observation Satish that irrespective of the period, decision making using analytics and Supply Chain remain core business management activities !!

      I thank you for recognizing that primary objective of our book was on raising awareness levels about the value delivered by SAP in the business content !

      Author's profile photo Shreekant W Shiralkar
      Shreekant W Shiralkar
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      Published a point of view on Analytics & Business Intelligence highlighting how SAP leads the space with innovations like HANA  [refer ] and hope to trigger discussions on CHALLENGES from this rapid paced evolution are..while technology can fetch and process humongous data, Does ecosystem i.e.the Software Industry and Business, have skills/resources to keep pace and gain exponentially pace ??