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The Future of ERP

The Future of ERP podcast is a show hosted by thought leader and evangelist Richard Howells, and marketer and blogger in the area of ERP and Supply Chain, Oyku Ilgar.

They discuss hot topics, best practices, and the latest innovations to drive innovative industry-specific business models and build sustainability directly into your business. The show features interviews with experts from the world of ERP and finance and addresses the issues of the day across the business world. This is an ideal podcast for finance, operations, and IT executives to learn and share ideas and best practices with their peers.

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Episode 34: The Power of Digital Transformation: The Evolution to Cloud ERP with SAP’s Uwe Grigoleit and Thomas Bamberger

SAP's Thomas Bamberger and Uwe Grigoleit engaged in an insightful discussion on the impact of digital transformation as businesses transition to a modern Cloud ERP solution. Discover the key business challenges, opportunities, benefits that come with it!

Published: 10. April 2024

Duration: 0:23:16

What Does Localization Really Mean?

This week, we had a great discussion with SAP's Bruce Romney about localization and its impact on businesses and ERP systems.

Published: 20. March 2024

Duration: 0:23:42

Episode 32: The Secrets of Accelerated and Successful Cloud-ERP Adoption with Westernacher's Alexander Greb

Ready to level up your skills and stay ahead of the changing times? Join us as we discuss the future of ERP together with Westernacher’s Alexander Greb on why businesses need to prioritize cloud adoption.

Published: 6. March 2024

Duration: 0:26:57

Episode 31: The Value of AI with Kelly Amaroso

The answer is AI, but what's the question? Join us for an insightful discussion on how AI and generative AI are revolutionizing ERP systems with SAP’s Kelly Amaroso.

Published: 21. February 2024

Duration: 0:13:12

Episode 30: The Impact of GenAI on the Quote-to-Cash Process

Are you curious about how artificial intelligence is reshaping the way businesses handle the entire Quote-to-Cash journey? Listen now to unlock the future of Quote-to-Cash!

Published: 7. February 2024

Duration: 0:29:44

Episode 29: Top Things to Know Before Implementing ERP System with SAP's Paul Saunders

Join us as we explore the common misconceptions of ERP implementation and unrealistic expectations with Paul Saunders, Chief Evangelist of Cloud ERP at SAP. Tune in now and gain valuable insights on optimizing your business processes.

Published: 24. January 2024

Duration: 0:30:18

Episode 28: 2024 Cloud ERP Predictions with SAP’s Benno Eberle

On this very first episode of 2024, SAP’s Benno Eberle and Richard Howells discuss the new year’s ERP predictions and how Cloud ERP transforms the industries and lines of businesses.

Published: 10. January 2024

Duration: 0:20:06

Episode 27: How Manufacturers Fuel Growth Priorities with As-A-Service Models with SAP’s Judy Cubiss

In this episode SAP’s Judy Cubiss discusses the growing importance of the as-a-service business model and how Cloud ERP and supply chain solutions need to have the agility and capabilities to support this end-to-end business model.

Published: 20. December 2023

Duration: 0:21:25

Episode 26: ERP in the Eco-Conscious Organization with IBM

In this week's episode, we discussed the IBM Institute for Business Value survey regarding organizations' sustainability efforts, gaining insights into the effective strategies employed by companies, as well as the challenges they faced along the way.

Published: 6. December 2023

Duration: 0:25:59

Episode 25: The Impact of AI on the Modern Enterprise with IBM and SAP

Having a boundless list of potential use cases, AI seems to resolve any problem. Join us as we discuss AI's impact on modern enterprises, specifically on the finance functions, together with TruQua and IBM.

Published: 22. November 2023

Duration: 0:33:31

Episode 24: How Scan-Based Trading has Become a Competitive Differentiator at Walgreens

Want to improve inventory turnover and reduce costs? Listen to Walgreens on their successful implementation of Scan-Based Trading and learn how businesses can benefit from this innovative solution.

Published: 8. November 2023

Duration: 0:32:28

Episode 23: Transforming the Modern Treasury Experience with JP Morgan

Join J.P. Morgan and SAP as we discuss how finance and ERP systems can connect through intelligent embedding. Discover how finance leaders can bring their finance data directly into their ERP system using technology like AI for better decision-making.

Published: 25. October 2023

Duration: 0:32:43

Episode 22: Why the Time is Right for Cloud ERP with Accenture's Robert Wickel

Curious about the challenges and opportunities driving cloud adoption today? Tune in to our podcast where we dive deep into the concept of Cloud ERP and discuss the importance of reinvention and realizing the true potential of a digital core.

Published: 4. October 2023

Duration: 0:23:50

Episode 21: Talking Generative AI and Its Role in the Future of ERP with PwC's Wim Rymen and Elizabeth McNichol

Get ready for an exciting episode as we dive into the endless possibilities of generative AI! Join us as we chat with PwC's brilliant minds, Wim Rymen and Elizabeth McNichol, who will reveal how businesses are seizing the power of generative AI.

Published: 20. September 2023

Duration: 0:23:52

Episode 20: Cloud ERP and the Clean Core Strategy: Navigating Business Change with Agility

We discuss the value of Cloud ERP and a “Clean Core” strategy to keep up with the latest solution capabilities, remain compliant with the latest rules and regulations, and innovate to keep up with the speed of business with SAP’s Martin Barkman.

Published: 6. September 2023

Duration: 0:14:44

Episode 19: Harvard Business Review Research: Driving Professional Services Growth with Cloud ERP with Paul Saunders

Are you ready to take your professional service company to the next level with cloud ERP? Join us as we discuss a recent Harvard Business Review study focused on the value of a Cloud ERP Solution in driving professional service growth.

Published: 30. August 2023

Duration: 0:35:26

Episode 18: Enabling a Sustainable Business in the Cloud with SAP’s Jan Gilg

This week, SAP’s Jan Gilg shed light on the value of moving to the cloud in today's business landscape and how this shift is a valuable guidance for businesses beginning their sustainability journey.

Published: 16. August 2023

Duration: 0:30:31

Episode 17: How Cloud ERP Helps Empower CFOs To Make Better Decisions Faster with Sonja Simon and Carl-Christian von Weyhe

This week, we discuss the value of Cloud ERP for Chief Financial Officers with two real live CFOs, Sonja Simon and Carl-Christian von Weyhe, and how it empowers them to make smarter and better decisions at the speed of business.

Published: 2. August 2023

Duration: 0:26:57

Episode 16: Unleashing the Power of Generative AI for Cloud ERP with SAP’s Julia White

In this episode we discuss the hot topic of Generative AI and how it can change the game for Cloud ERP solutions with SAP Board Member Julia White.

Published: 26. July 2023

Duration: 0:18:56

Episode 15: How Carbon Accounting in the Cloud Will Revolutionize Business Transformation with SAP’s Sebastian Steinhaeuser

This week, we discuss the interaction of finance, sustainability, and cloud computing - Transactional Carbon Accounting. Because, in today’s world, every transaction has a financial and an environmental cost.

Published: 19. July 2023

Duration: 0:26:45

Episode 14: Discussing Business Process Transformation with Rouven Morato from SAP Signavio

Join us as we discuss the business process transformation and explore why we should be interested in the topic in general and Signavio in particular.

Published: 12. July 2023

Duration: 0:28:14

Episode 13: The Pros and Cons of Best-of-Suite vs. Best-of-Breed with Jeanney Kim

SAP’s Jeanney Kim discusses the main differences between the Best-of-Breed and the Best-of-Suite approaches and their pros and cons for business users. Come join us and let’s explore these two areas together.

Published: 28. June 2023

Duration: 0:25:26

Episode 12: Uncovering Blind Spots: A Guide to Measuring and Managing Your Cybersecurity Risks with SAP & IBM

Join us as we discuss the art of cyber-risk quantification and how it can save your business with IBM's Julian Meyrick and Mercedes Barrachina Fernandez.

Published: 14. June 2023

Duration: 0:20:19

Episode 11: The Challenges of Scaleups & How a Solid Software Stack Can Help with Umar Khan

In today's episode, SAP’s very own Umar Khan is discussing the common challenges that Scale-ups face, and how they can be prepared for growth by choosing the right software stack.

Published: 31. May 2023

Duration: 0:20:28

Episode 10: The Path to the Green Ledger and How Finance Departments Can Lead the Sustainability Transition

Join us in this episode of The Future of ERP as Deloitte’s Andrea Vogel and SAP’s Stephan Mueller discuss how sustainability requirements impact the strategic and operational decisions in finance departments.

Published: 16. May 2023

Duration: 0:31:57

Episode 9: The Evolution of ERP Over Decades, and What is Next with Josh Greenbaum

In this episode of The Future of ERP, Joshua Greenbaum Principal Enterprise Applications Consulting (EAC) with over 30 years of experience in the ERP space is discussing the significant changes in ERP and which challenges and opportunities it brings.

Published: 10. May 2023

Duration: 0:31:31

Harvard Business Review Research: Cloud ERP Transforms Manufacturing with Paul Saunders

In this episode, SAP’s Paul Saunders discusses the Harvard Business Review research on how cloud ERP transforms manufacturing and how ERP helps companies to drive innovation.

Published: 26. April 2023

Duration: 0:31:20

Securing Data and Applications in the Cloud & How This is an Opportunity for Cybersecurity

What does it mean to secure data in the cloud, and how is this different to on-premise deployments? Accenture’s Andreas Kirchebner, and SAP‘s Gabriele Fiata discuss securing data and applications in the cloud from cybersecurity perspective.

Published: 12. April 2023

Duration: 0:26:13

Changing the Way People Work with Business Process Intelligence and Automated Controls

In this episode, Deloitte’s Jan Grüne and SAP’s Dr. Neil Patrick discuss business process intelligence, its benefits to organizations, and how automation can help optimize internal controls around finance, compliance, and sustainability.

Published: 29. March 2023

Duration: 0:22:59

Episode 5: CFO's Role to Navigate the ESG Trilemma: Cost, Commercial and Compliance with PwC UK’s Ganesh Ram

In this episode PwC UK’s Ganesh Ram discusses how to balance cost pressures, commercial constraints, and compliance regulations in today’s ever changing world. Hear how the role of the CFO is changing as they have to navigate the ESG Trilemma.

Published: 15. March 2023

Duration: 0:19:41

Episode 4: Quantum Computing with Laure Le Bars

Quantum computing, qubits, magical computers… Is it science fiction? Laure Le Bars, the President of the European Quantum Industry Consortium discusses quantum computing and its potential impact on business systems.

Published: 1. March 2023

Duration: 0:27:23

Episode 3: Kicking Off Your Journey to Subscriptions and Recurring Revenues with Isabelle Roussin

Published: 15. February 2023

Duration: 0:26:02

Episode 2 - Composable ERP with Paul Saunders

Talking composable ERP with SAP’s Paul Saunders

Published: 1. February 2023

Duration: 0:26:16

Episode 1: ERP Predictions with Simo Said

ERP Predictions with Simo Said, Richard Howells & Öykü Ilgar

Published: 13. January 2023

Duration: 0:25:19

Episode 34: The Power of Digital Transformation: The Evolution to Cloud ERP with SAP’s Uwe Grigoleit and Thomas Bamberger

SAP's Thomas Bamberger and Uwe Grigoleit engaged in an insightful discussion on the impact of digital transformation as businesses transition to a modern Cloud ERP solution. Discover the key business challenges, opportunities, benefits that come with it!

Published: 10. April 2024 Duration: 0:23:16

What Does Localization Really Mean?

This week, we had a great discussion with SAP's Bruce Romney about localization and its impact on businesses and ERP systems.

Published: 20. March 2024 Duration: 0:23:42

Episode 32: The Secrets of Accelerated and Successful Cloud-ERP Adoption with Westernacher's Alexander Greb

Ready to level up your skills and stay ahead of the changing times? Join us as we discuss the future of ERP together with Westernacher’s Alexander Greb on why businesses need to prioritize cloud adoption.

Published: 6. March 2024 Duration: 0:26:57

Episode 31: The Value of AI with Kelly Amaroso

The answer is AI, but what's the question? Join us for an insightful discussion on how AI and generative AI are revolutionizing ERP systems with SAP’s Kelly Amaroso.

Published: 21. February 2024 Duration: 0:13:12

Episode 30: The Impact of GenAI on the Quote-to-Cash Process

Are you curious about how artificial intelligence is reshaping the way businesses handle the entire Quote-to-Cash journey? Listen now to unlock the future of Quote-to-Cash!

Published: 7. February 2024 Duration: 0:29:44

Episode 29: Top Things to Know Before Implementing ERP System with SAP's Paul Saunders

Join us as we explore the common misconceptions of ERP implementation and unrealistic expectations with Paul Saunders, Chief Evangelist of Cloud ERP at SAP. Tune in now and gain valuable insights on optimizing your business processes.

Published: 24. January 2024 Duration: 0:30:18

Episode 28: 2024 Cloud ERP Predictions with SAP’s Benno Eberle

On this very first episode of 2024, SAP’s Benno Eberle and Richard Howells discuss the new year’s ERP predictions and how Cloud ERP transforms the industries and lines of businesses.

Published: 10. January 2024 Duration: 0:20:06

Episode 27: How Manufacturers Fuel Growth Priorities with As-A-Service Models with SAP’s Judy Cubiss

In this episode SAP’s Judy Cubiss discusses the growing importance of the as-a-service business model and how Cloud ERP and supply chain solutions need to have the agility and capabilities to support this end-to-end business model.

Published: 20. December 2023 Duration: 0:21:25

Episode 26: ERP in the Eco-Conscious Organization with IBM

In this week's episode, we discussed the IBM Institute for Business Value survey regarding organizations' sustainability efforts, gaining insights into the effective strategies employed by companies, as well as the challenges they faced along the way.

Published: 6. December 2023 Duration: 0:25:59

Episode 25: The Impact of AI on the Modern Enterprise with IBM and SAP

Having a boundless list of potential use cases, AI seems to resolve any problem. Join us as we discuss AI's impact on modern enterprises, specifically on the finance functions, together with TruQua and IBM.

Published: 22. November 2023 Duration: 0:33:31

Episode 24: How Scan-Based Trading has Become a Competitive Differentiator at Walgreens

Want to improve inventory turnover and reduce costs? Listen to Walgreens on their successful implementation of Scan-Based Trading and learn how businesses can benefit from this innovative solution.

Published: 8. November 2023 Duration: 0:32:28

Episode 23: Transforming the Modern Treasury Experience with JP Morgan

Join J.P. Morgan and SAP as we discuss how finance and ERP systems can connect through intelligent embedding. Discover how finance leaders can bring their finance data directly into their ERP system using technology like AI for better decision-making.

Published: 25. October 2023 Duration: 0:32:43

Episode 22: Why the Time is Right for Cloud ERP with Accenture's Robert Wickel

Curious about the challenges and opportunities driving cloud adoption today? Tune in to our podcast where we dive deep into the concept of Cloud ERP and discuss the importance of reinvention and realizing the true potential of a digital core.

Published: 4. October 2023 Duration: 0:23:50

Episode 21: Talking Generative AI and Its Role in the Future of ERP with PwC's Wim Rymen and Elizabeth McNichol

Get ready for an exciting episode as we dive into the endless possibilities of generative AI! Join us as we chat with PwC's brilliant minds, Wim Rymen and Elizabeth McNichol, who will reveal how businesses are seizing the power of generative AI.

Published: 20. September 2023 Duration: 0:23:52

Episode 20: Cloud ERP and the Clean Core Strategy: Navigating Business Change with Agility

We discuss the value of Cloud ERP and a “Clean Core” strategy to keep up with the latest solution capabilities, remain compliant with the latest rules and regulations, and innovate to keep up with the speed of business with SAP’s Martin Barkman.

Published: 6. September 2023 Duration: 0:14:44

Episode 19: Harvard Business Review Research: Driving Professional Services Growth with Cloud ERP with Paul Saunders

Are you ready to take your professional service company to the next level with cloud ERP? Join us as we discuss a recent Harvard Business Review study focused on the value of a Cloud ERP Solution in driving professional service growth.

Published: 30. August 2023 Duration: 0:35:26

Episode 18: Enabling a Sustainable Business in the Cloud with SAP’s Jan Gilg

This week, SAP’s Jan Gilg shed light on the value of moving to the cloud in today's business landscape and how this shift is a valuable guidance for businesses beginning their sustainability journey.

Published: 16. August 2023 Duration: 0:30:31

Episode 17: How Cloud ERP Helps Empower CFOs To Make Better Decisions Faster with Sonja Simon and Carl-Christian von Weyhe

This week, we discuss the value of Cloud ERP for Chief Financial Officers with two real live CFOs, Sonja Simon and Carl-Christian von Weyhe, and how it empowers them to make smarter and better decisions at the speed of business.

Published: 2. August 2023 Duration: 0:26:57

Episode 16: Unleashing the Power of Generative AI for Cloud ERP with SAP’s Julia White

In this episode we discuss the hot topic of Generative AI and how it can change the game for Cloud ERP solutions with SAP Board Member Julia White.

Published: 26. July 2023 Duration: 0:18:56

Episode 15: How Carbon Accounting in the Cloud Will Revolutionize Business Transformation with SAP’s Sebastian Steinhaeuser

This week, we discuss the interaction of finance, sustainability, and cloud computing - Transactional Carbon Accounting. Because, in today’s world, every transaction has a financial and an environmental cost.

Published: 19. July 2023 Duration: 0:26:45

Episode 14: Discussing Business Process Transformation with Rouven Morato from SAP Signavio

Join us as we discuss the business process transformation and explore why we should be interested in the topic in general and Signavio in particular.

Published: 12. July 2023 Duration: 0:28:14

Episode 13: The Pros and Cons of Best-of-Suite vs. Best-of-Breed with Jeanney Kim

SAP’s Jeanney Kim discusses the main differences between the Best-of-Breed and the Best-of-Suite approaches and their pros and cons for business users. Come join us and let’s explore these two areas together.

Published: 28. June 2023 Duration: 0:25:26

Episode 12: Uncovering Blind Spots: A Guide to Measuring and Managing Your Cybersecurity Risks with SAP & IBM

Join us as we discuss the art of cyber-risk quantification and how it can save your business with IBM's Julian Meyrick and Mercedes Barrachina Fernandez.

Published: 14. June 2023 Duration: 0:20:19

Episode 11: The Challenges of Scaleups & How a Solid Software Stack Can Help with Umar Khan

In today's episode, SAP’s very own Umar Khan is discussing the common challenges that Scale-ups face, and how they can be prepared for growth by choosing the right software stack.

Published: 31. May 2023 Duration: 0:20:28

Episode 10: The Path to the Green Ledger and How Finance Departments Can Lead the Sustainability Transition

Join us in this episode of The Future of ERP as Deloitte’s Andrea Vogel and SAP’s Stephan Mueller discuss how sustainability requirements impact the strategic and operational decisions in finance departments.

Published: 16. May 2023 Duration: 0:31:57

Episode 9: The Evolution of ERP Over Decades, and What is Next with Josh Greenbaum

In this episode of The Future of ERP, Joshua Greenbaum Principal Enterprise Applications Consulting (EAC) with over 30 years of experience in the ERP space is discussing the significant changes in ERP and which challenges and opportunities it brings.

Published: 10. May 2023 Duration: 0:31:31

Harvard Business Review Research: Cloud ERP Transforms Manufacturing with Paul Saunders

In this episode, SAP’s Paul Saunders discusses the Harvard Business Review research on how cloud ERP transforms manufacturing and how ERP helps companies to drive innovation.

Published: 26. April 2023 Duration: 0:31:20

Securing Data and Applications in the Cloud & How This is an Opportunity for Cybersecurity

What does it mean to secure data in the cloud, and how is this different to on-premise deployments? Accenture’s Andreas Kirchebner, and SAP‘s Gabriele Fiata discuss securing data and applications in the cloud from cybersecurity perspective.

Published: 12. April 2023 Duration: 0:26:13

Changing the Way People Work with Business Process Intelligence and Automated Controls

In this episode, Deloitte’s Jan Grüne and SAP’s Dr. Neil Patrick discuss business process intelligence, its benefits to organizations, and how automation can help optimize internal controls around finance, compliance, and sustainability.

Published: 29. March 2023 Duration: 0:22:59

Episode 5: CFO's Role to Navigate the ESG Trilemma: Cost, Commercial and Compliance with PwC UK’s Ganesh Ram

In this episode PwC UK’s Ganesh Ram discusses how to balance cost pressures, commercial constraints, and compliance regulations in today’s ever changing world. Hear how the role of the CFO is changing as they have to navigate the ESG Trilemma.

Published: 15. March 2023 Duration: 0:19:41

Episode 4: Quantum Computing with Laure Le Bars

Quantum computing, qubits, magical computers… Is it science fiction? Laure Le Bars, the President of the European Quantum Industry Consortium discusses quantum computing and its potential impact on business systems.

Published: 1. March 2023 Duration: 0:27:23

Episode 3: Kicking Off Your Journey to Subscriptions and Recurring Revenues with Isabelle Roussin

Published: 15. February 2023 Duration: 0:26:02

Episode 2 - Composable ERP with Paul Saunders

Talking composable ERP with SAP’s Paul Saunders

Published: 1. February 2023 Duration: 0:26:16

Episode 1: ERP Predictions with Simo Said

ERP Predictions with Simo Said, Richard Howells & Öykü Ilgar

Published: 13. January 2023 Duration: 0:25:19