Addressing Master Data Challenges for an SAP S/4HANA Migration: One Utility Organization's Story

Posted by Katie Mowery on September 18, 2018

What does one large privately owned utility organization hope to achieve from leveraging SAP Master Data Governance for Enterprise Asset Management by Utopia?

Customer Profile

An investor-owned utility organization supplying electricity to over 14 million people across 50k square-miles in the Western United States.

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Achieving Digital Transformation Excellence with SAP Solution Extensions

Posted by Katie Mowery on September 14, 2018

Tom Roberts, Vice President of Third Party Solutions at SAP, discusses how the software enterprise space is entering into an era where the intelligent suite is coming into its own. Customers expect all the pieces to come together seamlessly in order for them to take full advantage of the emerging trends of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain. Tom dives deeper into how solution extensions fit perfectly into the Intelligent Enterprise model, discussing both challenges customers face and benefits solution extensions provide.

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Utopia to Make a Big Splash at Best Practices for Oil & Gas 2018

Posted by Tom Martin on September 13, 2018

It’s 2018 and the global Oil & Gas community is braving a “new normal.” With increasingly dynamic fluctuations in the global commodity trade, Oil & Gas companies are turning to effective enterprise asset management to increase output and efficiency to maximize margins and mitigate the global risk matrix.

Paramount to a successful asset management approach is the powerful and effective use of company data. With a desire to rationalize data characteristics and easy access to information, Oil & Gas companies understand that moving to digital business processes with simple classification systems and effective data governance can be game changing.

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Improving Operational Efficiencies & Achieving Regulatory Compliance - Oil & Gas Case Study

Posted by Katie Mowery on September 13, 2018

What does one of the world's largest Oil & Gas companies hope to achieve from leveraging SAP Master Data Governance for Enterprise Asset Management?

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What's All This Buzz about SAP Data Hub?

Posted by Jeff Knotts on September 11, 2018

Gone is the notion of one size fits all - or in other words - that all of your data and processes need to be in a centralized system or database. Today, we see customers with many different systems and environments that are required to run their business. We often create custom programs to make their systems talk to each other and share information. Sometimes, the answer is to move all of the important data to a data warehouse and do your processing there. This adds a layer of complexity because you have to get the data from wherever it lives and bring it into the data warehouse which means your data is often out of sync in the various systems that you store it in.

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Data, Statistics & Fantasy Football

Posted by Katie Mowery on August 30, 2018

It’s that time again – (no, we’re not talking about the early release of Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes), it’s American football season and arguably more interesting… the start of Fantasy Football season.

For those who partake in the chest-thumping, smack-talking, armchair quarterbacking display of pure football passion – the next 16-18 weeks are a master class in a level of data analysis and advanced statistics you thought was only possible by MIT grads. 

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Utopia Recognized in Gartner’s 2018 Market Guide for MDM External Service Providers

Posted by Katie Mowery on August 23, 2018

Utopia Global, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise data solutions and a long-time SAP partner, has announced its inclusion in Gartner’s “2018 Market Guide for MDM External Service Providers.” Utopia was included alongside 27 vendors in the Market Guide which provides an overview of MDM external service providers who provide strategic, tactical and operational support to organizations engaging in MDM programs. These services include the development of information strategies, business cases, roadmaps, business and technical metrics, governance organizations and processes, organizational recommendations, information life cycle discovery, and program and project planning. These services may also be used to assist in the selection, installation and configuration of MDM software.

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#WomenInTech Series: Presales - Laura Dugas

Posted by Katie Mowery on August 20, 2018

For the last 7 years, Laura Dugas of the Utopia Presales team has contributed to hundreds of client projects. What makes Laura excited about the evolving technology industry and her role at Utopia? We caught up with her to ask. 

When did you start at Utopia and how has your role changed since then? 

I have been with Utopia since 2011 and started out on the Delivery team working as a liaison between on and off-site teams.  At that time, I was working on a project for an Oil & Gas client.  I later joined the Presales team and now work to support client engagement, communication and satisfaction between our clients and our Utopia Sales, and Delivery organizations. 

What made you decide to get into technology?

Technology appealed to me because it’s a constantly evolving area. There are always so many changes, and that makes it an exciting industry.  I love the opportunity to expand on my previous experience and gain new knowledge, whether it’s in a specific industry or a new area of emerging technology.

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When Data Management 'Best Practice' Isn't Just a Buzzword

Posted by Katie Mowery on August 20, 2018

A best practice, proactive approach to master data management seeks to maximize business value and minimize risks and data uncertainty. Often, you hear about 'best practices' as an inflexible strategy which is completely standardized - we think there is more to it. Our approach to master data management is focused on how organizations can balance and leverage their own important mix of people, process and technology to maximize program effectiveness.

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The Man Behind the Technology - Interview with Utopia CTO, Peter Aynsley-Hartwell

Posted by Julia Tseline on August 9, 2018

IMG_0442Have you ever wanted to know more about the people behind Utopia’s industry leading technology? We caught up with Utopia Chief Technology Officer, Peter Aynsley-Hartwell, to learn a little more about him.

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