Using Field Data Collection to Maximize Asset Excellence

Posted by Eric Ecker on August 26, 2019

Having reliable, consistent, and up to date information on all your world-wide technical assets is the foundation to operate your business-critical production plants successfully. The goal is to get to the digital plant and have a central registry of all your equipment with clean, standardized, and trusted information. Now an operational plant holds lots of so-called brownfield equipment – i.e., equipment that is running since years in your plant and will continue to be used over the year but is not necessarily digitally registered or up to date in your critical operational and analytical systems.

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To Infinity and Beyond:  How Machine Learning is Accelerating Delivery, Maximizing Quality and Streamlining Efficiency in Data Conversion

Posted by Peter Aynsley-Hartwell on August 21, 2019

Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are the current buzz words. Everyone is claiming they have it and that it will do wonders and solve the world’s problems. But what is it?  Is it like The Terminators Skynet, The Matrix, Ex Machina or Isaac Asimov’s I Robot? Well, right now, no, but how long before movie Sci-Fi becomes reality? We already have driverless cars, which was subject of one of Isaac Asimov’s short stories, Sally, back in 1955.

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Is Your Retail Data Ready for the Future?

Posted by Martin Printz on August 13, 2019

Read any study from Gartner, SAP Benchmarking, and alike. Retailers understand the benefits of high-quality data. For years retailers attended conferences like NRF and SAPPHIRE NOW being promised a bright future by analytics and promised competitive advantages with smart solutions and lately Machine Learning (ML) and IoT.

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Utopia CTO has Staring Role on SAP Webinar:  A Guide to Perfect Asset Data

Posted by Tom Martin on August 8, 2019

Peter Aynsley-Hartwell, CTO of Utopia Global, was recently an honored guest thought leader on SAP’s hit webinar series Data Bite. If you didn’t have a chance to see Peter’s live presentation on some of the most exciting advancements in master data, watch the replay by clicking here (select A Plant Managers Guide to Perfect Asset Data, it’s a quick, yet valuable presentation from a globally leading technologist). 

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Data Governance Benefits for Today and the Long Term

Posted by Utopia Marketing on August 6, 2019

What is Data Governance?  

Data governance is defined as management of data to validate for accuracy as per the requirements, standards, or rules that an individual organization needs for their individual business.  

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ASUG Webinar:  Olin Corporation and Utopia Global

Posted by Thomas Martin on July 25, 2019

“Come Together, Right Now” How Olin Corporation and Utopia Have Partnered in Olin’s Journey to S/4HANA to Reduce Inventory Carrying Costs, Ensure Data Accuracy and Improve Safety While Combining Legacy and Disparate Systems

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Your Journey to SAP S/4HANA: Pivotal Timing, Bridges, Business Cases and More…

Posted by Thomas Martin on July 18, 2019

There's a lot to think about when your company is considering a transition to SAP S/4HANA. When is right to start your journey? Is there a business case for commencing now versus waiting?  No large-scale implementation or migration project is simple.

Let's look at three common scenarios that can accelerate your migration to SAP S/4HANA: New System Installation, System Conversion, or Landscape Transformation.

journey to SAP S/4HANA

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7 Best Practices for a Successful Data Migration to SAP S/4HANA

Posted by Utopia Marketing on July 15, 2019

There can be a lot of risk when migrating to a new platform like SAP S/4HANA. How do you ensure you're creating a smarter approach to managing the data up front?

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Customer Success Story: How Data Quality Helps Yorkshire Water Keep Their Clean Water Promise

Posted by Katie Mowery on July 9, 2019

Protecting the environment is at the core of Yorkshire Water’s day to day business. From supplying customers with a reliable source of clean water, to treating wastewater and returning it back to rivers. Find out how connecting multiple systems with over one million data points in total and managing the quality, consistency, and reliability of that data with SAP Asset Information Workbench by Utopia allowed Yorkshire to deliver on their promise of clean water to their customers.

Don’t have time to watch the video now?  Download the SAPPHIRE 2019 Yorkshire Water presentation here.

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9 Questions to Ask BEFORE Migrating Data in an M&A

Posted by Katie Mowery on June 27, 2019

Like any partnership, there are a lot of moving parts that go into an M&A. While not everything will be a resounding victory – there is one critical component of bringing separate entities together that organizations must get right: preserving or creating better data integrity, accuracy and alignment while combining and integrating systems.

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