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Wende Burgess

Wende Burgess is an Associate Partner at CCP Global. She has led multiple global SAP Ariba and SAP S/4, ECC programs related to Procure-to-Pay solutions, Supplier Management, Sourcing & Contract Management, and Change Management. Wende formerly worked for SAP Ariba, where she was tasked with ensuring the success of high-risk deployments and re-deployments of SAP Ariba.

Ariba Quarterly Updates
November 11, 2022

SAP Ariba 2022 Q4 Release: Best Upstream Features

The SAP Ariba 2022 Q4 Release on 11-11-22 included 89 new features. One of the top picks is also a top pick in our Best Upstream Features of the Q4 Release blog: the enhanced Icertis/SAP integration of their contracts modules. Most of the focus has been on the impact on upstream modules, but there are a lot of benefits for downstream as well. These are the features that our consultants think will be the most useful to most users from the Ariba 2022 Q3 release.
Ariba Quarterly Updates
August 23, 2022

SAP Ariba 2022 Q3 Release: Best Upstream Features

The big news for this release is the increased focus on improving the Guided Sourcing to have more of the functions and features associated with standard sourcing. There are also a lot of tweaks to solution integration with S/4HANA ahead of the expiration of the standard support contract in 2027. These are the features that our consultants think will be the most useful to most users from the Ariba 2022 Q3 release.
SAP Ariba Solutions
August 18, 2022

Integrate Ariba with 3rd Party Systems

Ariba is one of the top e-procurement and supply chain solutions for a reason. But it’s also not the only solution application that manages the complex world of source to pay. Many companies, even if they have Ariba, want to continue to use other systems as well to complement their Ariba systems. The trick is to get them to integrate with Ariba so all of the solutions can communicate and work together as seamlessly as possible.
July 28, 2022

Mid-Market S/4HANA Migration

At CCP Global we’re discovering that many small business and midsize enterprises are holding off on getting the required SAP ECC to S/4HANA migration on their calendars. There are a couple of factors at play. Part of it is cost and complexity. Part of it is that many of these companies feel as if they “just” deployed ECC and now they have to start over. The good news? It doesn't have to be that costly or that complex.
June 15, 2022

SAP Business Suite: SAP ECC, ERP and S/4HANA Explained

When a potential client starts looking solution for an all-in-one application to transform their business, SAP Business Suite is usually one of the top products they explore. SAP Business Suite has all the applications necessary to perform essential business functions. Read more to understand the differences in these solutions and how S/4HANA will change them.
June 9, 2022

SAP S/4HANA Migration: FAQ

If you have a current SAP ERP system, you already know what’s around the corner: you’re going to have to migrate to S/4HANA prior to the end of the standard support contract in 2027 (or extended support contract in 2030). While the thought of an ERP system upgrade can seem overwhelming, it is important that you begin your preparation sooner rather than later.
Ariba Pre-Deployment Readiness
February 21, 2022

Ariba Pre-Deployment Readiness: Common Threads

In working on our Pre-Deployment Readiness series, we examined the specific preparatory steps a client should take before their deployment partner walks in on Day One. Many of these actions are specific to a single solution; however, what we discovered was that there are a few tasks that are necessary no matter which solution or module you’re deploying. This roundup takes one last look at each of these crucial factors in making your deployment as smooth as possible.

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