William Newman, MBA, CMC, SA
Mr. Newman brings over 25 years of experience in strategy and IT planning across multiple industry sectors. He is a Certified Management Consultant since 1995 and has led several consulting practices at Booz & Company, DMR Consulting, KPMG BearingPoint, and Grant Thornton. His strategy work with high growth companies - from software start-ups to services firms to associations to green techs - has made him a leader in developing mindshare and market share for his clients in North America, Europe and around the world.
Mr. Newman is a trained SA-8000 social accountability consultant since 1999 and Social Fingerprint coach and trainer since 2012. Well-known in management consulting and industry circles, Mr. Newman served as a national board member of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC USA) and currently serves as a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) Management Consulting Task force, and is a current member of the McKinsey Quarterly Executive Panel. Mr. Newman is a recognized SAP BusinessObjects Influencer by the Americas SAP User Group (ASUG) in the fields of EPM, GRC and Sustainability where he serves as a local chapter volunteer and member of the University Alliance program. He is a former executive and member of the US management team of the IT division of Volkswagen (now T-systems).
Mr. Newman is a graduate of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UCLA (BS, Aerospace Engineering) and holds a masters degree (MBA) from the Conrad L. Hilton School of Business at Loyola Marymount University. He is a current member of the adjunct faculty at Northwood University and the University of Oregon Sustainability Leadership Program, with previous appointments at the University of Michigan - Dearborn College of Business. He is a life member of the Economic Club of Detroit.
William is active in his community, serving as a youth leader to the Boy Scouts of America and as lay leader and civic volunteer to his congregation of the United Church of Christ. He is based in Detroit, and may be followed on Twitter (william_newman) and Google+ (+William Newman).
This book teaches you how SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solutions can improve your business. Covering the core components - Strategy Management, Financial Information Management, Spend Analytics, XBRL, and more - you will benefit from information on the various products in the SAP BusinessObjects EPM application, and develop an understanding of the best practices for implementation, integration, and use. With a scenario-based approach and plenty of practical examples, this book enables you to understand the tools and techniques that are used during enterprise performance management.
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November 21, 2012 - Listen to Managing Principal William Newman on SAP Radio's Coffee Break with Game Changers All About the UI: Technology without the Gory Details
January 27, 2012 - Audio Archive: Leveraging Your Supply Chain for Competitive Advantage listen to the recording sponsored by Sustainable Business Forum, DuPont Sustainable Solutions.
The Capers Jones study determined that 95% of all IT programs fail for reasons other than the underlying technology. Managing Principal William Newman looks at the need for governance around programs across both IT and work practices such as human capital management (HCM), sustainability, and supply chain and considers how a sound Program Design and Oversight approach helps achieve bottom-line results.
September 21, 2012 - 3 Part Interview with William Newman on Social Business Outsourcing for Dig-it-All read the interview series
August 28, 2012 - Going Mobile with SAP Supplier Relationship Management read the article
August 20, 2012 - Manage Supply Chain Risks with SAP Supply Chain Performance Management 2.0 read the article (login required)
August 16, 2012 - Enterprise Risk Management: RM10 Integrations Offers New Ways to Tackle Old Problems read the SCN post by William Newman
June 29, 2012 - SAP Workflow Add-ons Expand Workflow Possibilities read the article
June 12, 2012 - Using Social Business Tools to Increase Performance Management and Reporting of Sustainability Programs read the article
May 29, 2012 - Using Social Media for Inbound Strategic Messaging of Sustainability Programs read the article
May 16, 2012 - SuccessFactors Now Leading SAP Cloud Strategy but Questions Remain read the article
April 25, 2012 - Companies Turning to Enterprise Social Business for Collaboration, Integration read the article
March 30, 2012 - Strategic Intent and Green Marketing for Disclosure using Social Media read the article
March 21, 2012 - Supply Chain Performance Management 2.0 Offers better Integration, Analytics read the article
February 22, 2012 - A Framework for Social Media in Sustainability Programs read the article
December 9, 2011 SAP Announces its Sustainable Business Network Platform read the article on searchSAP.com
October 5, 2011 - Mobile Computing Offers Inroads to Executives, Profit Models for SAP Customers read the article
October 4, 2011 - How SAP Solutions Can Make Audit Management Processes More Cost-Effective read the article on GRC Expert
September 1, 2011 - Implementing Supply Chain Management Abroad Raises Tricky Issues read the interview article
August 9, 2011 - Global IT Outsourcing Raises Compliance, Risk Concerns read the article
July 14, 2011 - eBook featured in searchManufacturingERP.com:
Best Practices for Managing a Sustainabile Supply Chain read the eBook Series
March 28, 2011 - Track Sensitivity Analysis and Performance using SAP StreamWork read the blog entry
January 7, 2011 - Comply with the EPA's MRR Standard with SAP Carbon Impact on Demand get the article
December 12, 2010 - Sustainable Procurement as Part of a Supplier Management Approach get the article
June 3, 2010 - GRC Expert article on Program Risk and Organization Change Management get the article
March 18, 2010 - ERP expert interviews William Newman and Bill Rudiak on building winning strategies for Corporate Sustainability Reporting read about it