Global SAP Hybris Summit Sum Up

It’s been almost a week since the close out of the SAP Hybris Global Summit in Barcelona and our team here at Global Enterprise Partners has finally had a moment to settle down and collect our thoughts after the flurry of activity during the Summit.

For us, it was important to attend the Summit as we work regularly to supply client requirements within the SAP Hybris. In order to provide a quality service, it’s important for us not only to be able to express our expertise within contract recruitment, but to also understand the ins and outs of the requirements and technology.

What was also interesting on our side, was to see the directions SAP Hybris is taking as it surpasses the offerings of the standard SAP suite.

Here are our three main takeaways from Summit:

 

  1. SAP Hybris has been very popular among retailers, where their business has been heavily dependent on effective omni-channel and competitive ecommerce activity, but is now quickly expanding to other types of businesses and industries. It was surprising to see the number of heavy engineering and telecommunication players in attendance, seeking solutions and guidance in their SAP Hybris implementations. However, this begins to make sense when you consider the broad offering of the SAP Hybris suite, as well as the growing need for businesses across industries to incorporate omni-channel and ecommerce into their IT strategies.
  2. Personalized data is the future and companies that harness it correctly will be able to make the right approach, at the right time, in real time, at all times. The underlying message, however, is that with great power (personalized data), comes great responsibility (security, compliance).
  3. Innovation is at the heart of everything that SAP Hybris is investing in. If we learned anything from Pepper, the robotic in-store assistant, or the Galaxy virtual reality booths, it’s that technology will not be hampering the pace of innovation. What may actually slow the implementation of new technologies is the ability to innovate- this includes the organizational capacity and expertise present in the company. We increasingly see that while organizations have committed to various SAP Hybris implementations, both the companies and their partners often struggle to find the expertise and staff required to drive these implementations. The drive to innovate is stronger than ever and the technology is available. The only thing that is missing in many cases is the staffing element to push the initiative forward.#

 

It was great to be able to attend the SAP Hybris Global Summit with some of our team at Global Enterprise Partners and it was a fantastic opportunity to connect with partners and consultants working in the field. We’re certainly looking forward to watching this years’ developments within the SAP Hybris space closely—until next year SAP Hybris!

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