Data Creates Huge Value - What is the Value of Your Data?

Posted by David Kuketz on January 14, 2020

“I cannot figure out the value of my data!” Exactly! Art or science, theoretical. Few have connected the value of data to the value of a business or shown causality of quantitative improvement in Data Quality (DQ) to a measurable increase in business outcomes. If a race car team has a new motor with more output than the previous generation (or competitors), should they use the same fuel or improve the fuel quality to maximize the output of the new motor? The answer is, it depends on what the motor requires; that may determine whether they win races, or not.

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ANNOUNCEMENT:  Utopia Video Podcast Release–Episode 1 with Eric Stine

Posted by Utopia Marketing on January 8, 2020

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The long-awaited and much anticipated Utopia video podcast series is officially LIVE! Utopia is honored and privileged to feature Eric Stine, Chief Customer Innovation Officer, NA, SAP in Episode 1, where he and Utopia CEO, Arvind J. Singh chat about the criticality of a data foundation in the digital core, and how each company is innovating to bring serious business value to SAP customers.

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All NEW Utopia Video Podcast Series: Launching January 8, 2020

Posted by Utopia Marketing on December 13, 2019

Coming January 8, 2020:  The All-New Utopia Video Podcast Series. Keep an eye on the Utopia blog and social media for bi-weekly releases of our all-new video podcast series launching January 06, 2020.

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The Future of Digital Twins in Enterprise Asset Management

Posted by Thomas Martin on December 5, 2019

There are many definitions and interpretations of what a digital twin actually is. In the world of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), the core definition is that no matter what system a record for a physical asset exists in, that the critical attribute values are the same in all other systems. It doesn’t matter if the system is SAP S/4HANA, SAP Asset Central, ESRI GIS, Intergraph Smart Plant Foundation etc. - the key information must be the same. Even in the more sophisticated renditions of the digital twins like dynamic finite element models, the need for accurate key master data is still paramount. 

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Data and Utility Excellence

Posted by Todd Hall on October 16, 2019

Transformation. The Utility Industry has ongoing challenges that demand just that, transformation! Common among Utilities are large efforts such as hardening/modernizing the transmission and distribution systems, creating a new clean (non-fossil) energy front print, integrating these new generating systems, regulatory pressure on costs and rates, aging workforce and raising customer expectation of excellence in service. Removing all impediments as these critical initiatives are inflight is necessary to ensure a successful implementation.

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Data as a Digital Foundation to the Digital Transformation and Move to S/4HANA

Posted by David Kuketz on October 11, 2019

Today, companies are moving at the speed of thought, moving the needle on the KPIs for the outcomes that make them great companies. Great companies provide optimized customer experience management (CX) and operational excellence (OX), not to mention accurate, real-time reporting with full transparency of information to stakeholders.

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Tactical Steps for On-Time and On-Budget Data Migrations

Posted by Steve Ludwig on September 26, 2019

We get it. Data migration has been a headache in the past. Projects balloon out of control and before you know it, your 12-month, $20 million migration project turns into an 18-month, $30 million project due to poor project management and delays in development. Now that ECC is old news and S/4 is the way of the future, your business knows that it’s time to start that process all over again.

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Save Time and Enjoy an Improved User Experience:  SAP MDG vs. SAP ECC or S/4 HANA and the SAP Material Master

Posted by Bill Meinweiser on September 20, 2019

One of the first differences between the SAP Material Master in an ECC or S/4 HANA systems and a in SAP Master Data Governance (MDG) that one notices is the number of entities in MDG compared to the views in the classic ECC or S/4 HANA systems. What used to be approximately 20 views in ECC or S/4 HANA becomes over 40 different entities in the MDG System.

As striking as that difference is, once you begin working with the MDG “version” of the SAP Material Master, you begin to see that it becomes much easier to customize access to specific areas of the material master because of those entities. Hence, the user experience can be much more tailored to specific functional roles that the users perform during the creation and modification of the material master data.

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Leveraging Asset Information and Data Governance to Drive Asset Uptime

Posted by Sharon Blake on September 13, 2019

Confused about how to use SAP’s MDG-EAM and SAP’s Asset Information Workbench (AIW) capabilities with SAP’s Intelligent Asset Management solutions? Let’s discuss how the solutions complement each other to help organizations ensure complete, trustworthy, and accurate master data.

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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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