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Top 10 Reasons Customers Choose Us!

We understand the amount of choices available on the market today for Enterprise Business Software, but we also understand where we stand as well! You may have heard it numerous times from us…we are PROUDLY partnered with SAP. And today you are in luck, we are going to show the top 10 reasons customers continue to choose us throughout the years.

SAP Top 10 Reasons Customers Choose Us

Here is a quick insight to our “Top 10” –

  1. Leadership
    • SAP has expert solutions for companies of all sizes, Zerion360 provides a solution to the Small & Midsize companies.  (Beating out Oracle, Microsoft, and IBM)
  2. Innovation
    • SAP is known to innovate without disruption, which means everyday business continues while implementation of the software system occurs in a parallel form. (Our integrated solutions ensure innovative results)
  3. Focus
    • Our customers benefit from comprehensive industry expertise with software design and the alignment of Business Processes, for all departments. (Multi-industry support on a single platform) 
  4. Analytics
    • SAP is the industry leader in business analytics, helping companies transition to becoming a Data-Driven company, no matter what industry! (Recognized by Gartner as a leader in BI Platforms, Corporate Performance Suites, Data Integration Tools, Data Quality Tools)
  5. Mobility
    • We have the best-selling mobile enterprise application platform among enterprise application providers, so business can continue no matter where you are. (Market-leading mobile solutions will unwire your enterprise)
  6. Real Time
    • We deliver the “real” real-time enterprise through the most advanced in-memory technology – meaning all departments are always on the same page, at all times. (Empowering organizations to review segmentations, merchandising, inventory management, and forecasting information at the speed of thought)
  7. Value
    • SAP’s value management program is the most advanced effort of its kind… offer[ing] advanced business solutions along with dee–domain expertise and insights. (Value management helps companies run 2x more on time, 1.9x more on budget, and 1.6x more on value)
  8. Cost
    • We help to reduce your total IT cost so you can increase spending on innovation, not allowing IT operational costs consume the majority of company resources. (We help by having a 23% lower implementation service cost than our leading competitor)
  9. Support
    • Our SAP Enterprise Support brings a peace of mind to the business by offering 24×7 Service License Agreements, Fixed-Price Commitment, and End-To-End Support. (The full range of support options is tailored to allow business to run at any time of day or night, because we understand the importance)
  10. Choice
    • Finding the best fit software for your business is our sole focus, and we are the only provider that can deliver the highly specialized solutions you need… with the build-in versatility you want. (Zerion360 delivers even more choice – helping to get the complete software and business needs taken care of)

 

Make sure to download our info-graphic PDF for some great visuals below –

 

SAP Top 10 Reasons Customers Choose Us


6 Ways The Digital Economy Is Reshaping The Future Of Work!

6 Ways The Digital Economy Is Reshaping The Future Of Work!

Hyperconnectivity has led us to a new era, in which the “knowledge worker” has come to an end and the “digital worker” now needs to step up and create instant value from a vast array of real-time data. As technology continues to increase computing power and data analysis speed to real time, today’s companies and employees are called to adapt to the reality of automated and instantly available data.

The speed of information and data is driving such significant change in how and where we work that the digital worker is becoming a critical resource in decision-making, learning, productivity, and overall business management. How we adapt to these changes when we learn, interact, motivate, engage, connect, and create value for ourselves and our society will make the difference between being successful and being left behind.

How everything we know about work is being redefined

The opportunity ahead is to allow the digital worker and the future of work to serve as a platform for innovation and business transformation – enabling higher levels of engagement, passion, creativity, and productivity. Here are 6 main areas where the future of work and digital workers are key to business success in the digital economy:

1. Leadership involves everyone

In a workplace marked by instability and decreasing security, leadership is increasingly focused on building cohesive and well-functioning teams by tapping into a demographically diverse pool of often short-term employees or contractors. As digital workers are mindfully incorporated into this continuously changing workplace, management must juggle a distributed workforce that requires real-time analysis, prognosis, and decision-making. At the same time, they must develop the next generation of leaders who will actively take responsibility for innovation and engagement.

2. Engagement and the ability to make an impact

While 38% of millennials in developed markets still aspire to become leaders within their organization, the opportunity to take on personally meaningful work drives productivity and success. In fact, 53% of millennials would work harder if their organization actively made a difference to others. Thanks to the rise of the digital worker, new levels of transparency, and the ability to instantly measure the outcome of assets, tactics, and strategies, Generation Z has the potential to realize personal goals and improve engagement across the board.

3. Benefiting from technology means being more human

The importance of real engagement is not limited to employees; it also applies to interactions with vendors, partners, and customers. The rise of the social enterprise is a great example of how companies are starting to use technology to enable collaboration with employees, partners, and vendors. All the while, these same businesses are incorporating customer feedback into a single platform to increase customer satisfaction, business insight, and employee retention.

4. Workplace simplicity drives productivity

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, 55% of executives believe that their organizational structure is extremely or very complex – even to the point where their profits are negatively impacted. Even more astonishing is the loss of 45 minutes of productive time per day for U.S. executives.

To reduce complexity and increase productivity, management must drive a culture of collaboration and clearly measurable outcomes. And if done properly, the reward is significant: 76% of executives cite that if they could cut complexity down by half, their company would be at least 11% more productive overall – a massive improvement that any company could use.

5. A new workforce in a new job market

Both millennials and Generation Z are facing a new environment where job security is a thing of the past. This high-risk reality, combined with the desire for more work/life flexibility and control as well as job satisfaction, has driven the freelance economy to new heights – soaring as high as 45% of the workforce by 2017.

Companies need to reconfigure and adjust their physical locations to adapt to an ever-changing, digital workforce that is engaged in multiple projects for potentially various employers, located anywhere in the world, and comfortable with a virtual work style. To answer the needs of this growing segment of workers, organizations must quickly ramp up employees on any given project, enable collaboration, and foster team spirit for very diverse teams.

6. Leading in the future means a new perspective on learning

With a much more distributed and highly contingent digital workforce, managerial requirements are finding new ways to create cohesive, innovative, and well-functioning teams. However, team building is not the only focus – it’s also about delivering a comprehensive approach to reducing complexity, leading by example, and training the next generation of managers to be true leaders in the digital economy. For employees and freelancers alike, the digital economy creates an opportunity for providing continuous learning that is more active and self-directed.

The future of work is the future of the enterprise

Because the rise of the digital worker dramatically impacts the way we work, learn, hire, retain, manage, and make decisions, the future of work is intrinsically linked to the future of the enterprise. It transforms the way we deal with customers, vendors, employees, partners, and competitors.

By connecting the four areas of digital disruption (workforce, suppliers, assets, and customers), the digital core becomes the platform for future business innovation. Fluid, nimble, real-time digital business – this is the future of work.

 

**Taken From SAP’s Digitalist Magazine, Authored by Michael Rander**


The Case for Cloud

The cloud provides agility by allowing companies to quickly and cost-effectively deploy the solutions they require in the areas of their business that need them. Imagine that your company is expanding into a new market in Asia. It typically takes months to get the right functionality in place and integrated into the central system. With cloud solutions, that process is cut down to weeks, allowing you to get up and running quickly and capitalize on the market opportunity.

For small and midsize enterprises (SMEs), the cloud is the great democratizer. Until now, many SMEs felt enterprise technology was out of reach and instead deployed point solutions with custom integration. That slower IT adoption curve limited business growth, further inhibiting IT investment.

But no longer can larger companies hide behind their scale, because smaller companies are growing quickly and leveraging big-company resources via the cloud. Today, SMEs can deploy the robust functionality needed to govern their unique processes and support rapid growth, all via the cloud. Cloud solutions provide the agility to scale up IT resources without the long implementation cycles that may accompany on-premise investments.

by Raymond Homan, SAP


Find Agility in the Cloud

If there is one word at the top of every company’s priority list today, it’s “agility.” More organizations are realizing that while size and speed are important, agility — the ability to scale up and scale down to meet the latest needs — is one of the most valuable capabilities in an unpredictable business environment. Companies want to be able to capitalize on growth opportunities as they come up, without having to invest in significant IT resources that take months to implement.

Cloud computing provides an unprecedented level of agility when deploying technology and introducing new business processes. The cloud brings the flexibility, scalability, and targeted functionality organizations are seeking to make the most of their opportunities and solve complex business challenges. The opportunities brought about by SAP’s cloud platform are vast. And customers have access to a broad array of cloud-based solutions via the SAP ecosystem.

The Case for Cloud

The cloud provides agility by allowing companies to quickly and cost-effectively deploy the solutions they require in the areas of their business that need them. Imagine that your company is expanding into a new market in Asia. It typically takes months to get the right functionality in place and integrated into the central system. With cloud solutions, that process is cut down

to weeks, allowing you to get up and running quickly and capitalize on the market opportunity.

For small and midsize enterprises (SMEs), the cloud is the great democratizer. Until now, many SMEs felt enterprise technology was out of reach and instead deployed point solutions with custom integration. That slower IT adoption curve limited business growth, further inhibiting IT investment.

But no longer can larger companies hide behind their scale, because smaller companies are growing quickly and leveraging big-company resources via the cloud. Today, SMEs can deploy the robust functionality needed to govern their unique processes and support rapid growth, all via the cloud. Cloud solutions provide the agility to scale up IT resources without the long implementation cycles that may accompany on-premise investments.

The Ecosystem’s Role in the Cloud

For SAP customers, the agility brought about by cloud technology is extended by the resources available to them in the SAP ecosystem, including infrastructure providers that leverage virtualization and next-generation architectures to deliver a low-cost private and hosted infrastructure optimized for SAP solutions; independent software vendors (ISVs) that develop and build

applications running on SAP’s platform-as-a-

service; and services partners that help migrate customers to the cloud and connect cloud solutions with on-premise systems. And SAP worked closely with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to

deliver the first and only certified public cloud solution to our customers, offering a flexible,

low-cost alternative that maintains the security and performance levels customers expect.

Clouds Forming Behind the Scenes

Part of the power of the SAP ecosystem is its breadth. SAP customers gain access to partners of all sizes, ranging from small ISVs to large,

industry-leading cloud players. And while virtualization might not be as visible as front-end applications, it is an area in which more customers are seeking guidance — specifically, how to best leverage private clouds. While many organizations are aware of the benefits cloud and virtualization bring, they may not be ready to commit to a fully cloud-based environment. For those companies, SAP has expanded its private cloud offerings with the help of partners like VMware and EMC.

SAP is working with VMware and EMC to deliver cloud and virtualization services to customers. Companies that run SAP and want to create private clouds gain both the benefit of deploying their SAP landscapes virtually and the confidence that comes from working with market leaders like VMware, EMC, and SAP. The risk is minimized and the benefits are maximized, letting customers gain more experience and confidence in the cloud.

SAP customers can run their SAP on-premise solutions or provision new SAP on-premise

solutions in a partner’s cloud environment. This results in lower TCO, faster time to value, and more flexibility. SAP partners such as IBM, AWS, and others offer cloud expertise and the benefit of choice, allowing customers to select the cloud platform that best suits their needs.

SAP customers leveraging cloud offerings through our partners also gain the benefit of out-of-the-box integration. Integrating various point solutions from multiple providers can be costly and time-consuming in the cloud. SAP’s cloud-based solutions and those our partners develop on our platform are designed to be integrated with SAP’s core applications and line-of-business solutions, providing deeper connectivity.

In addition to integration, the biggest challenge for many companies is mobilizing their enterprise quickly and cost-effectively. To expedite that process, most of SAP’s cloud-based offerings, as well as those of our partners, are designed to be accessed on mobile devices and have user interfaces that function well on a mobile device. SAP and its partners understand that mobile devices will be the entry point for many cloud-based applications going forward; we are engineering that capability into all of our cloud-based products while encouraging our partners to do the same.

Collaborate in the Cloud

Why does SAP give its partners the platform to develop these solutions? In many cases, partners are trusted advisors to customers, working on the front lines with customers in specific areas of their business. Partners understand those niches very well and can develop the innovative cloud-based solutions with the out-of-the-box

integration that SAP customers require.

For example, with only 35 employees, bathroom outfitter and online dealer b-cube is always looking for ways in which new solutions can make its business even more productive and more efficient. With the help of implementation services partner All for One Steeb, b-cube recently implemented SAP Business ByDesign, SAP’s ERP software solution offered in the

cloud, to manage the more than 15,000 products it offers and streamline its supply chain

and product management processes.

As an online retailer, b-cube’s online store is a key component of the company’s overall go-to-market strategy and its primary method of interaction with its customers. The front end of its system had to accurately reflect its business and cater to its customer base. So b-cube engaged with SAP software partner Hybris to develop its online store. Hybris’ technology came pre-integrated with SAP Business ByDesign, allowing b-cube to take the 15,000 products that it manages in SAP Business ByDesign and present them in the online store for easy customer access and navigation.

By combining SAP Business ByDesign with a carefully selected partner solution, b-cube now has a closely integrated, cloud-based system that provides the back-end functionality that a small business needs, but the front-end usability that its customers expect.

Reach for the Clouds

Cloud is an area that truly demonstrates the benefits of a strong ecosystem. As the ecosystem grows, so does the selection of cloud-based partner solutions and implementation options. To bring it all together, SAP Landscape Virtualization Manager helps customers with complex environments manage multiple cloud and infrastructure providers, whether on premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid. Looking beyond today’s solutions, SAP actively participates in TOSCA, a standards body to help ensure seamless integration and migration among providers of cloud applications, middleware components, and infrastructure components. This all means that SAP provides a true cloud platform for the ecosystem — and customers — to thrive. n

If there is one word at the top of every company’s priority list today, it’s “agility.” More organizations are realizing that while size and speed are important, agility — the ability to scale up and scale down to meet the latest needs — is one of the most valuable capabilities in an unpredictable business environment. Companies want to be able to capitalize on growth opportunities as they come up, without having to invest in significant IT resources that take months to implement.

Cloud computing provides an unprecedented level of agility when deploying technology and introducing new business processes. The cloud brings the flexibility, scalability, and targeted functionality organizations are seeking to make the most of their opportunities and solve complex business challenges. The opportunities brought about by SAP’s cloud platform are vast. And customers have access to a broad array of cloud-based solutions via the SAP ecosystem.

by Raymond Homan, SAP