Key Take-aways from the 2018 Customer Experience Innovation Forum for Retail

Posted by Thomas Martin on November 13, 2018

Utopia Global was a proud sponsor of the 2018 SAP Customer Experience (CX) Innovation Forum in Dallas, Texas. Bringing together hundreds of SAP customers in the retail, consumer products and wholesale distribution industries, the CX forum focused on sharing practical solutions and best practices to solve the most pressing challenges facing the community.

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How to Assess the State of Your Data

Posted by Katie Mowery on November 9, 2018

Preparing for a digital transformation calls for a comprehensive review of not only your existing data, but also the processes of creating, reviewing, updating and deleting that data. If your goal is complete optimization of data as a business asset for the most effective use of SAP S/4HANA, understanding what lives within the system is critical for sizing the overall transformation effort.

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Data Governance for Fashion Retailers in Today's Fast-Paced Market

Posted by Katie Mowery on November 6, 2018

Successful seasonal & sub-releases of new product lines require flawless go-to-market execution. 

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Utopia Named to 2018 List of Top Global Data Management & Data Governance Firms

Posted by Katie Mowery on November 2, 2018

MDM Institute, a leading and independent community of IT authorities and analysts focused on MDM, has released its list of the top global MDM and data governance consultancies for 2018.

Utopia is honored to be recognized among the list of Top 20 Global MDM and Data Governance Consultancies in 2018. We have 15 years of innovation in the field of smarter data management and helping organizations future-proof their data for long-term sustainability.

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Data Quality's Role in MRO Optimization

Posted by Katie Mowery on October 16, 2018

As any business with effective enterprise asset management knows, improved operational efficiency for reduced costs isn’t a simple, one-solve concept. Reliable, proactive, predictive-based maintenance, for example, encompasses a wide range of solutions, utilized across an organization effectively. Organizations with large-scale asset management programs who rely on critical spare parts will tell you that a better managed and more affordable Bill of Materials is a huge benefit recognized from paying greater attention to critical spares in their inventory and their associated digital twins.

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What You Need to Know About SAP's "All In" On Blockchain

Posted by Katie Mowery on October 10, 2018

Blockchain. It’s a giant topic that everyone wants to talk about, yet at the same time, no one is quite sure how to approach it. Is it over-hyped for practical application? Too immature in the market for companies who want to get serious about their data? Or are we all just not seeing it for the value it brings in its very existence…

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Utopia Gives Back

Posted by Julia Tseline on October 4, 2018

 

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Create, Manage & Maintain Complex Master Data

Posted by Katie Mowery on October 3, 2018

Chances are, you have multiple systems of record where data stakeholders throughout your organization are accessing, changing and storing large amounts of complex data. When it comes to managing that data, and leveraging it's value for analytics, predictive maintenance and more efficient operations, organizations often face challenges in data ownership, long-term business rules identification and creation of workflows that align with everyone's priorities.

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Data Quality for Machine Learning

Posted by Katie Mowery on September 27, 2018

You can’t open a website these days without seeing the words machine learning or AI front and center. Often they’re used without context or explanation of how they relate to what you’re reading. We wrote a while back on the Utopia blog about IoT and other hot buzzwords of our technology-driven society, so let’s dive into machine learning for those who want to know some of the biggest ways it affects them.

In the simplest form, machine learning technology teaches systems to perform tasks by learning from stored and collected data – instead of someone needing to explicitly take those learnings and program them into usable code or instructions.

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Tips to Improve Your Data Quality Leveraging a Data Health Assessment

Posted by Katie Mowery on September 24, 2018

In a 2018 Gartner study of organizations implementing IoT solutions, 68% indicated data quality to be top data challenge. What can you do right now to improve your data quality?

Assess the health of your data!

You don’t know what you have until you look right? A Data Health Assessment (DHA) profiles and analyzes the quality and integrity of your master data (e.g. materials, customers, vendors, financial, etc.). A DHA visualizes the existing, “as-is” state of your data quality… completeness, consistency, conformity to standards and duplicates. The report then summarizes the impact that poor data has on your business and recommends next steps to achieve measurable data and business metric optimization.

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