It's time to tackle bigger changes!
There is no doubt that the digital revolution is underway. But the COVID-19 pandemic has served to highlight some of the existing deficits in busi-ness and society: the true potential of digitalization hasn't yet been fully exploited. Overall, revenues and IT budgets haven't been as badly impacted by the pandemic as was feared last year, according to a recent survey con-ducted by the German-speaking SAP User Group (DSAG) among its mem-bers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This gives companies more lee-way to deploy intelligent technologies in an integrated way, rethink estab-lished processes and build new business models – all in keeping with this year's DSAGLIVE slogan, "Courage and Intelligence – Now". For example, in terms of implementing consistent, end-to-end processes, there is still a huge need for action and information when it comes to integrating SAP applica-tions with the cloud and hybrid environments. The same goes for harmonizing data models. Furthermore, there is still room for improvement in users' ac-ceptance of cloud solutions.