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How it all began

My story at Delaware Consulting starts in 2001. My goal was to become a good SAP project consultant. In Delaware Consulting, I found a company where I really felt the fit with my vision, and I wanted to be part of that community.

There were some key points that convinced me to join this company. I could immediately identify myself with the down-to-earth attitude. With our Sherpa mindset, we enable our customers to excel in their business without the urge to be in the spotlight. Secondly, I valued the long-term vision on customers, the company and the Delaware Consulting people respecting the fact that we are all unique individuals sharing a dream to co-construct our company.

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I am a firm believer in the self-fulfilling prophecy. If you believe hard enough in something to happen and you act accordingly, there is a fair chance that it will come true. I have seen it work, as well to the negative as to the positive side. That is also why we at Delaware Consulting are currently conducting a new strategy exercise. We are restating our own prophecy of where we should stand as a company five years from now.

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Sometimes graduates ask me whether it is still a good idea to become an SAP consultant, since every software package is bound to become obsolete one day. They fear that the expertise built up during the years as an SAP consultant will become worthless should the software ever become outdated. Such technological revolution could be a threat for their career.

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I have been working as a project manager for 5 years now. More than once, I heard people discuss the following question:

in our IT world, does a project manager need to have an understanding of the business of his customer and of the technical background of his project?

Each project manager has his own opinion on this. Some cannot imagine running a project without a broad or high-level comprehension of the business and technology/product behind. While for others, this does not matter at all.

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Since December 2013, SAP Solution Manager 7.0 is out of maintenance. When you are currently using the 7.0 version, you should make some decisions to ensure the continuity of your business and operational support. You can choose to upgrade, but another option is to perform a fresh installation.

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Why an increasing number of organizations is planning to hire a Chief Digital Officer

Although there has been a constant rapid evolution in IT over the last decades, the digital economy now seems to impact our organizations on a much larger scale.  Whereas IT and technology used to lead to an increased efficiency of our business, the digital evolution interferes with the core of our business. Companies like Amazon have digitized the book industry and Google has a tremendous impact on the digitalization of advertising. Typically for the digital revolution is its focus on an increased user experience.

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As a business consultancy company, Delaware Consulting is continuously innovating and developing concepts, processes and systems in order to bring true added value to its customers.
Nowadays ‘bringing value’ is mostly defined as: increasing profits, reducing costs and optimizing efficiency. Only rarely, solutions can have a direct impact on all 3 of these value dimensions. However, that is exactly what we achieve with our cost-to-serve expertise.

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