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EITL Forum Debrief: Application Leaders Tackle the Challenges of Sourcing, Data Integration and Centers of Excellence (Mar-13 Forum EMEA)

Published: 02 May 2013

ID: G00251856

Analyst(s): Alisa Streifler, Debra Chamberlin


Application leaders must not leave the relationship dynamics among outsourced and business teams to chance. EITL peers shared insights about common challenges regarding sourcing, vendor management, SAP Hana, enterprise data integration and centers of excellence.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Keep Key Functions and Roles In-House, and Bridge the Communication Gaps
    • Deciding What Resources and Capabilities to Keep In-House
    • Determining the Perfect Vendor Blend
  • Conduct Prototypes With Hana to Determine Business Value
    • Applying Best Practices With Hana
  • Connect With Other Application Leader EITL Members on These Key Challenges
    • Modeling SAP Centers of Excellence
    • Managing Enterprise Data Integration
  • Conclusion

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