Presenting at ASUG Minnesota Chapter Meeting

Dickinson + Associates is pleased to announce their sponsorship of the upcoming October 25 ASUG Minnesota Chapter Meeting! We will be presenting twice throughout the day with the topics and descriptions for each listed below:


10:30-11:30

SAP S/4HANA Roadmap - Considerations and Recommendations

This session will focus on details that must be collected and analyzed before beginning a S/4 Hana Roadmap journey. We will focus on how to collect details on migration/conversion activities. In addition the session will cover how to address functional impacts. Options based on current state will be discussed such as Re-Implantation vs Migration

12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM

SAP S/4HANA Finance New Features and Functionality

SAP has re-imagined finance for the digital age with S/4HANA Finance (formerly SAP Simple Finance). The software runs on the SAP HANA in-memory computing platform so you can optimize processes, run on-the-fly analysis, and more. Some of the key benefits include the following.

  • Enterprise-wide consistency and minimized errors reduce the need for time consuming reconciliations.

  • Instant insight to enable timely relevant decisions with no lag time.

  • Evaluation of the financial implications of strategic business decisions.

In this session, you will be introduced to some of the S/4HANA Finance key features and functionality likely to benefit your organization immediately. If you are an existing SAP user you will see that some long awaited functionality has been introduced eliminating the need for time consuming work-arounds. Whether you are an existing SAP customer or simply considering SAP, you will see that S/4HANA Finance provides the foundation for real time analytics into your organization.

View the agenda and register to attend here.

Sponsoring Minneapolis Els for Autism Golf Challenge

Dickinson + Associates is thrilled to sponsor another Els for Autism Golf Challenge on September 17 at Windsong Farms Golf Club in Maple Plain, MN. It’s always a joy to support SAP as a partner, but especially when it comes to their support of Els for Autism - raising money for a foundation that seeks to better understand the aspirations of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and helping them to fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives.

Dickinson + Associates Announces Successful Go-Live Implementation of SAP Software at MOD Pizza

Chicago, IL — June 28, 2018 — Dickinson + Associates announced that its client MOD Pizza went live on SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Cloud in September 2017. The SAP public cloud solution is designed to support the store construction, procurement and accounting operations for this leading chain of fast casual pizza restaurants. MOD Pizza, recently named the fastest growing restaurant chain in America by Technomic, is headquartered in Bellevue, WA and currently has over 340 locations and 7,000 MOD Squaders system-wide across 27 states and the UK. Known for its people-first culture and commitment to providing opportunities to individuals who often face barriers to employment, MOD’s mission is to use the business as a platform to make a positive social impact

Through a close partnership, Dickinson guided MOD Pizza through the selection and implementation of the cloud ERP system. MOD chose to become an early adopter of SAP S/4HANA Cloud as it could enable simplification and standardization of their business processes, without the expense and overhead associated with traditional on-premise solutions.

Commenting on the successful implementation, Joe Dollries, Vice President, Delivery at Dickinson + Associates said “MOD Pizza has fully embraced the public cloud for all of its Business / IT solutions. With the SAP S/4 HANA Enterprise Cloud project, they adopted the built-in SAP Best Practices to standardize their business processes supporting their goal of real-time insight to their business performance.”

Bob Barton, CFO for MOD Pizza added, “As we continue our rapid expansion, leveraging the right solution for immediate insight to our performance is an important step forward for us.”  Bob went on to say Dickinson has been a great partner for MOD, “They demonstrated their business and SAP Cloud ERP knowledge and led us through implementing this very new technology while helping us adopt, and where needed, extend the SAP S/4 HANA Cloud solution to help MOD fit to this Best Practice solution.”

About Dickinson + Associates

For 19 years, Dickinson + Associates has partnered with global enterprises and small / mid-sized businesses to improve business processes and realize value from SAP investments.   In 2016 Dickinson was selected as the first SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud Lighthouse Partner in the U.S. This partnership highlighted Dickinson’s core commitment to innovation with SAP while implementing the public cloud edition of SAP’s flagship S/4HANA Business Suite. In April of 2017 Dickinson was named a Finalist for the SAP Pinnacle Award in the SAP S/4HANA Partner of the Year – cloud category.  In April of 2018 Dickinson was again named a Finalist for the SAP Pinnacle Award in the SAP S/4HANA Partner of the Year – Small and Midsize Companies category.

Dickinson + Associates is a premier SAP Gold Partner that delivers world-class Business Solutions and Enterprise Support of SAP Business Suite, S/4 HANA Cloud Solutions, SAP Cloud Platform Applications, SAP Enterprise Analytics, and SAP HANA Enterprise Data Management.

About MOD Pizza

MOD Pizza is a pioneer of the fast-casual pizza segment, founded in Seattle in 2008 by entrepreneur husband and wife team Scott and Ally Svenson. MOD’s individual artisan-style pizzas are made on demand, allowing customers to create their own pizzas and salads, using fresh-pressed dough, signature sauces and over 30 toppings, all for one incredible price. With more than 340 locations system-wide across 28 states and the United Kingdom, MOD is committed to creating not only a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work. The company was recently ranked as America’s fastest growing chain restaurant by Technomic, earned a spot on the Inc.500 list, and was recognized by Fortune as one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Retail,” a “Best Workplace for Women”, a “Best Workplace for Millennials”, and a “Best Workplace for Diversity”. For more information, please visit www.modpizza.com or connect with the brand via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

·       *The term “system-wide” refers to all company-operated and licensed store locations.

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SAP Qualified Solution for SAP Leonardo

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Dickinson + Associates is proud to announce the qualification of our SAP Leonardo focused partner-packaged solution.  This packaged solution for Overall Equipment Effectiveness is the first qualified partner-packaged solution in North America!

The Overall Equipment Effectiveness Advanced Analytics package  features SAP Leonardo, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Cloud Platform with services for SAP HANA, IoT, and Cloud Foundry.  It is designed to solve the business challenge of measuring effectiveness and efficiency of production processes and machines.

See the OEE solution page for more information.  

Exhibiting at SAPPHIRENOW 2018

Orlando, June 5-7

Organizations today are often faced with the challenge of building an intelligent, connected enterprise to retain an advantage in an ever-shifting competitive landscape. Achieving innovative transformation is the key to your competitive advantage.

Dickinson + Associates delivers innovative SAP solutions that transform the way you work -- simplifying complexity, reducing costs, and improving transparency across your organization.

Stop by booth #1061 for live in-booth demonstrations and discussions showcasing specific transformative solutions that result in true competitive advantage:

 

Our booth will provide demonstrations that showcase our certified Leonardo application for monitoring and predicting overall equipment effectiveness, how a distributor portal built on SAP Cloud Platform simplifies and streamlines the way a company interacts with dealers and distributors, creating powerful storyboards within SAP Analytics Cloud, and automating the process of your SAP S/4HANA Migration!

2018 Pinnacle Award Finalists

Dickinson + Associates today announced for the second consecutive year SAP recognized it as a finalist for an SAP® Pinnacle Award.  This year, Dickinson was named finalist for:

  • SAP S/4HANA Partner of the Year - Small and Midsize Companies
  • SAP Analytics Cloud Partner of the Year

The annual SAP Pinnacle Awards acknowledge the contributions of leading SAP partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP and helping customers meet their goals. Finalists and winners in 29 categories were chosen based on recommendations from the SAP field, customer feedback and performance indicators.

With 20 years experience working exclusively with SAP solutions, Dickinson + Associates partners with enterprises of all sizes around the globe to improve business processes and realize value from SAP investments.  In 2016 Dickinson became an SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud Lighthouse Partner.  This partnership highlighted Dickinson’s core commitment to innovation while implementing the public cloud edition of SAP’s flagship S/4HANA Business Suite.

“We are honored to be named a finalist in the SAP Pinnacle Awards in both of these categories, and are excited to be recognized as one of the leaders in the SAP S/4HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud markets,” said Donald Dickinson, President and founder of Dickinson + Associates. “Today, our clients seek solutions that deliver benefits offered by the right combination of next generation in-memory architecture, deployed with a lower-cost.  Whether implementing SAP S/4HANA or SAP Analytics Cloud, customers expect that both cloud and on-premise solutions are built on a foundation of proven best business practices with room for differentiation and extensibility, and encouraging ongoing innovation.  We believe strongly in the value SAP S/4HANA ERP and SAP Analytics Cloud have to offer and are investing heavily to support customer migrations from SAP ECC, as well as future expansion and adoption across our expanding client base.  We are proud to work as an SAP Partner to help customers realize the benefits possible with these solutions implemented individually or in tandem with one another.”

With the SAP Pinnacle Awards, SAP shines a spotlight on its most distinguished partners who have demonstrated their commitment to teaming with SAP to help mutual customers run simply.

About Dickinson + Associates

Dickinson + Associates is a premier SAP Gold Partner that delivers world-class Business Solutions and Enterprise Support of SAP S/4HANA, SAP Leonardo Accelerators, SAP Cloud Platform Applications, SAP Analytics Cloud, and SAP HANA Analytics and Data Management.