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Rapid Change – World & Technology

Key Research Findings

With all things technology – cell phones, computers, internet enabled devices – the pace of change can be overwhelming. And once a product is purchased, many can’t help but feel that it has already changed or been updated, before it can be truly leveraged.

With all things technology – cell phones, computers, internet enabled devices – the pace of change can be overwhelming. And once a product is purchased, many can’t help but feel that it has already changed or been updated, before it can be truly leveraged. In an asset intensive industry,

With all things technology – cell phones, computers, internet enabled devices – the pace of change can be overwhelming. And once a product is purchased, many can’t help but feel that it has already changed or been updated, before it can be truly leveraged. In an asset intensive industry, this poses a challenge not only in terms of technology investment decisions but also in its effects on our ability to manage change and our staff; processes need to be updated, staff need to be notified and re-trained, or possibly even reconfigured or let go of altogether.

Technology – Current & Ongoing

Key Research Findings

While chemicals organizations maintain an eye for the future, equally important is how they can continue to drive value from the investments they have already made into their current technological landscape. Even without changing or upgrading their own

While chemicals organizations maintain an eye for the future, equally important is how they can continue to drive value from the investments they have already made into their current technological landscape. Even without changing or upgrading their own systems, the world around the

While chemicals organizations maintain an eye for the future, equally important is how they can continue to drive value from the investments they have already made into their current technological landscape. Even without changing or upgrading their own systems, the world around the chemicals industry is rapidly evolving. A more visible, mobile, “real-time” world has impacted supply chain and logistics professionals especially by increasing the speed at which we do business, and changing the expectations of those relying on these business functions. Customer expectations have changed, with customers now wanting to track shipments and understand logistics in real-time.

 

Customer Centricity – Engagement & Experience

Key Research Findings

In our personal lives, we expect to operate digitally – from music to pictures to videos, we do everything online. We expect an “Amazon” or “Apple” level of digital experience when we interact with consumer facing technology. We have witnessed the “Uber-ization”

In our personal lives, we expect to operate digitally – from music to pictures to videos, we do everything online. We expect an “Amazon” or “Apple” level of digital experience when we interact with consumer facing technology. We have witnessed the “Uber-ization” of parts of the transportation

In our personal lives, we expect to operate digitally – from music to pictures to videos, we do everything online. We expect an “Amazon” or “Apple” level of digital experience when we interact with consumer facing technology. We have witnessed the “Uber-ization” of parts of the transportation industry, and we can now expect to face the same pressures within Chemicals. While mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures are still commonplace, many organizations are now set on modernizing and digitizing their resulting new business units. A new focus on customer experience and customer engagement has accompanied this transition and chemicals organizations want to know how SAP and their technology footprint will enable this transition to the greatest impact.

Technology – Strategic & Future

Key Research Findings

The value of any IT migration is not only in its use case, but also in both its business value (ROI) and its sustainability over the long-term (the ‘why’). While the use case may be clear, many companies worry that the cost of the migration will not lead

The value of any IT migration is not only in its use case, but also in both its business value (ROI) and its sustainability over the long-term (the ‘why’). While the use case may be clear, many companies worry that the cost of the migration will not lead to an ROI by the time that

The value of any IT migration is not only in its use case, but also in both its business value (ROI) and its sustainability over the long-term (the ‘why’). While the use case may be clear, many companies worry that the cost of the migration will not lead to an ROI by the time that a new investment or a new migration is needed. Further, our research found that many in the chemical communities wanted to better understand the path pre-migration and post-migration that would allow them to make the transition with limited disruptions to their business (the “how”).

Analytics – Data & Decisions

Key Research Findings

Having sound data to take meaningful action was the thread most common to the various issues and concerns brought up by our chemical industry representatives. The need for data accuracy to drive decision making with standardization and transparency was

Having sound data to take meaningful action was the thread most common to the various issues and concerns brought up by our chemical industry representatives. The need for data accuracy to drive decision making with standardization and transparency was stressed by all participants

Having sound data to take meaningful action was the thread most common to the various issues and concerns brought up by our chemical industry representatives. The need for data accuracy to drive decision making with standardization and transparency was stressed by all participants in the roundtables and in the interviews. Further, all recognized this as a key point of competitive advantage – that the ability to best leverage data would open up significant possibilities by showing areas for improvement and opportunities for cost savings.

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