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A Newcomer’s Perspective on Sapphire Now 2017

By Khalif Woodard

As I boarded the plane from Philadelphia, PA to Orlando, FL I pondered what my experience would be like at SAPPHIRE Now. I envisioned an exciting time with very knowledgeable people, and that is the exact experience that I had. This was my first time attending SAPPHIRE Now and most certainly will not be my last. Rows and rows of exhibitors occupied the 1,000,000 square feet of Orlando’s North and South convention center halls. Each booth possessed its own unique appearance, as well as its own unique brand of people. There were so many companies at this event and their focus was learning more about SAP and connecting with the community at large.

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SAP Optimization & Performance Tuning – Infrastructure; Part 1

By Travis Stonebraker and Matthew Costello

SAP system performance is a common topic of discussion in the world of consulting, and as consultants, we are usually tasked with identifying and assisting with the solution to challenges causing a system to run slowly or inefficiently. We’d like to take some time to lay out and discuss some improvements that can be made in infrastructure, implementation, and work process to increase the speed of a slow system, or how an inefficient process can be improved. In part one, we’ll focus on infrastructure.

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SAPPHIRE NOW & ASUG – Five Years in the Making – PLM

By Christoph Fischer

Having worked exclusively with SAP customers over the last five years, this year marked my 5th consecutive SAPPHIRE NOW & ASUG, focusing on Discrete Manufacturing & PLM.

Each year I attend the event with more experience, knowledge, and eagerness to hear from “real-world” SAP customers. This also provides the opportunity to empower new and existing SAP customer’s with the industry best practice and future direction, leveraging SAP software.

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Benefits of Implementing SAP for Multi-CAD Systems

By Thuc Nguyen

  1. Advantages of the SAP Engineering Control Center Interfaces (ECTR)
    a) All CAD relevant data and object links are available at any time for downstream processes. This includes procurement, project system, production planning, production preparation, production, sales, services etc.
    b) Engineers can work comfortably in their own CAD environment Continuous SAP change management with a complete change history in one system
    c) Significant cost savings due to optimized CAD process integration in SAP and no cost for a separate PDM system or its interfaces. Continue reading “Benefits of Implementing SAP for Multi-CAD Systems”

How are Instagram Filters Related to Engineering?

By Madeleine Neisler

What is the significance of an Instagram filter? Instagram filters make an image more appealing and draw more attention to an image, thus resulting in more media traffic and followers. Instagram is certainly one of the top social media platforms for promoting your brand. But what about behind the scenes? The engineers that work around the clock supporting the app are so vital to its success. A lot of times we do not even think about the creators behind these apps, the engineers that support and maintain them, and the overall big picture of what it takes to make an app successful.

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SAP GUI Navigation For Beginners – Part Two

By: Travis Stonebraker

Welcome to part two of the CIDEON quick guide to SAP GUI Navigation for beginners. In our last post we covered the basics of logging into SAP and working through the table of contents including any presets for favorites based on your role.

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Acronyms…stop the Madness!

By: Doug Golomb

Good Morning everyone, I am Kim Doe; on behalf of your project team, I am here to provide you a status update on the HDF for GGP in PPD. My hope is that PPD will grant approval in conjunction with DFM in our up-coming release gate.

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Ford Motor Company’s Revolution, Industry 4.0, and IoT

by Chris Fischer

In 1913, Henry Ford and his team at Highland Park assembly plant launched one of the world’s greatest contributions to manufacturing, business, and ultimately the consumer. This contribution and innovation – known as the world’s first mass production assembly line – revolutionized production and drastically dropped the assembly time of the automobile, enabling Ford Motor Company to pump out a fully assembled automobile every 24 seconds by 1927. As a result, employee wages increased, production cost decreased, product quality improved, and industries across the United States, and eventually the world, began to innovate and shape the products that we know and use every day.

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Is Less More in PLM?

By Bill Svokos

Is less, more, or is more, more? This is a question that all people have pondered at one point or another. The context of the question varies, and thusly so does the conclusion. Today we want to narrow our focus to how this profound question applies to “product” lifecycle management, and save the discussion on “personal” life management for another day.

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