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Progress takes many forms, but it involves moving forward and trying different things. This top 5 list of SAP Business Trends stories explores new ways to work, run a business, think about mobile and more.

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Dave Franco (center) and Vince Vaughn (right) are among the movie stars who posed for stock photos to help promote their new comedy “Unfinished Business,” which opened last week.

Great Satire and Marketing Take Care of Unfinished Business

A clever marketing campaign for the new comedy Unfinished Business gets everybody in on the joke — even people who haven’t seen the movie. With more than a punchline, Derek Klobucher tells how a Hollywood studio and a stock image company partnered to inspire one and all to participate.

SAP S/4HANA Businesses Runs Simple with a “Do-over”

Like a kid who gets to try something again, SAP S/4HANA offers another chance for companies to apply lessons learned — and not repeat previous mistakes. Harry Blunt shows off technology that provides an unprecedented way for firms to reinvent and reimagine their business.

Long Live Work!

Bureaucracy and non-productive tasks are driving up anti-work sentiment — and may finally be forcing organizations to reinvent the concept of work. Tom Loeffert examines a solutions-based economy via an alternative model that has already proven itself: movie making.

Unlocking Networks: the Growing Mobile Mandate

Mobile is about more than just the apps, according to SAP’s CEO. Fresh from Mobile World Congress, Bill McDermott links up a cohesive value chain that begins and ends with empathy for the individual user — regardless of the device he or she might be using.

Creating a Space for Innovation

Organizations that want to foster a culture of innovation must create spaces that inspire people. Andreas Hauser imagines an open environment where walls double as whiteboards, and workers can relax, share a beer and feel at home.

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