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LAS VEGAS, NV – 15 novembre 2022 – SAP SE (NYSE : SAP) a annoncé, à l’occasion de la conférence SAP TechEd, le lancement d’une nouvelle offre visant à catalyser la prochaine vague de transformation des entreprises en mettant à profit l’expertise de ceux qui la connaissent le mieux : les utilisateurs professionnels.

 

SAP lance SAP Build qui met l’innovation entre les mains des utilisateurs

S’appuyant sur la profondeur et l’étendue unique de SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP), SAP Build est une solution low-code qui met l’innovation et la puissance technologique de SAP entre les mains des utilisateurs professionnels, leur donnant un accès direct et sécurisé aux processus end-to-end, aux données et au contexte dont ils ont besoin pour prendre des décisions plus éclairées et stimuler rapidement l’innovation. Cette offre permet aux utilisateurs, avec un minimum d’expertise technique, de créer et d’enrichir des applications d’entreprise, d’automatiser des processus et de concevoir des sites d’entreprise par simple drag and drop[1].

« SAP Build réunit les applications de gestion les plus puissantes du monde sur une plateforme conçue pour révéler rapidement l’expertise business des utilisateurs », a déclaré Juergen Mueller, Chief Technology Officer et membre du Conseil Exécutif de SAP. « Dans un contexte économique instable, SAP Build et l’ensemble des innovations que nous lançons aujourd’hui – de notre nouveau partenariat avec Coursera Inc. aux améliorations apportées à notre portefeuille d’entreprises pour maximiser la productivité et réduire le délai de rentabilité – permettent aux clients de préparer l’avenir de leur entreprise et de tirer le maximum de valeur de leurs investissements technologiques. »

Avec SAP Build, les utilisateurs ont à portée de main toute la puissance de SAP BTP ainsi que les données des applications de gestion de SAP. Les utilisateurs peuvent facilement intégrer des systèmes, surveiller, analyser et automatiser intelligemment les processus, mais aussi créer des applications pour le dernier jalon d’innovation, le tout sans déplacer leurs données dans un système externe. Grâce aux solutions SAP Signavio déjà intégrées, les utilisateurs de SAP Build bénéficient également d’une visibilité approfondie sur l’ensemble de leurs processus, leur permettant de savoir où se concentrer et ainsi avoir le plus d’impact possible lorsqu’ils innovent et automatisent. Plus de 275 000 références de processus provenant de 4 000 clients, ainsi que 1 300 workflows et automatisations spécifiques à des cas d’utilisation, permettent aux utilisateurs d’exploiter instantanément l’ensemble de l’expertise métier intégrée à la technologie SAP. SAP Build fonctionne également avec les systèmes non-SAP. Enfin le nouveau programme SAP Builders aide les utilisateurs à se lancer rapidement et à entrer en contact avec leurs pairs par le biais de sessions de formations et de forums de partage des meilleures pratiques.

« La demande de solutions numériques actuelles étant supérieure à la capacité des Développeurs à les fournir, IDC prévoit que les professionnels s’impliqueront de plus en plus dans des initiatives visant à créer des solutions digitales pour résoudre les problèmes urgents des entreprises », a déclaré Arnal Dayaratna, Research Vice President, Software Development, IDC. « A l’échelle mondiale, IDC prévoit l’implication de plus de 100 millions de professionnels dans la production de solutions digitales au cours des dix prochaines années. Les solutions de développement low-code de SAP Build permettent aux utilisateurs de tirer parti de leur expertise dans leur domaine pour créer rapidement des solutions à grande échelle et y apporter des modifications. »

L’impact de SAP Build se fait déjà sentir : « Grâce à SAP Build, nous avons facilement construit une meilleure expérience pour nos clients, tout en réduisant considérablement nos coûts de développement de 90%“, a déclaré Spencer Cook, XM Advocates Lead chez Qualtrics, société leader dans la « gestion d’expérience ». « J’ai pu rapidement construire l’application pour améliorer notre programme de référence client, ce qui va permettre de propulser le taux de satisfaction clients.

 

SAP s’engage à former 2 millions de Développeurs en partenariat avec Coursera

À l’heure où chaque entreprise devient une entreprise technologique, SAP est également conscient de l’importance croissante des compétences et des connaissances que seuls les Développeurs sont en mesure d’apporter. A cet effet, SAP s’engage à former deux millions de Développeurs dans le monde d’ici 2025, en triplant ses offres de formations gratuites sur le site SAP Learning, en s’associant à la plateforme d’apprentissage Coursera Inc. de renommée mondiale, ceci afin d’aider les candidats à lancer leur carrière au sein de l’écosystème SAP, et en donnant des moyens d’action aux publics défavorisés dans le domaine de la technologie.

« Je suis heureux d’annoncer que SAP lance aujourd’hui un certificat professionnel de premier niveau sur Coursera. Un certificat destiné aux apprenants de tous niveaux, sans qu’aucun diplôme universitaire ou une expérience du secteur ne soit requis », a déclaré Jeff Maggioncalda, PDG de Coursera Inc. « Ce certificat préparera les candidats à des fonctions premières, et ce, dans certains des domaines les plus demandés. Nous sommes honorés de nous associer à SAP afin d’accroître l’accès aux compétences professionnelles et de développer les opportunités économiques pour tous. »

Ces deux annonces majeures, tant sur le plan business que celui de la formation, s’inscrivent dans le cadre d’une multitude d’innovations annoncées à SAP TechEd, pour aider les clients et partenaires de SAP à poursuivre les changements dont ils ont besoin pour rester performants. Qu’il s’agisse d’un tout nouvel accès Web natif pour les applications de gestion, améliorant la productivité dans le Cloud et prêt à l’emploi, ou d’innovations SAP dans le domaine des applications intelligentes, la Digital Supply Chain ou le développement durable, SAP TechEd 2022 vise à libérer le pouvoir des entreprises.

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Il ne fait aucun doute que la durabilité transforme l’économie mondiale. La diminution des ressources planétaires, le changement climatique, la division sociale et économique, l’évolution des préférences des consommateurs, l’activisme des employés, l’augmentation des réglementations et la baisse de la confiance institutionnelle conduisent tous à ce que les organisations soient de plus en plus mesurées en fonction de leur objectif ainsi que du profit. Et c’est bon pour les affaires.

 

Agir de manière socialement responsable renforce la réputation de la marque d’une organisation. Les demandeurs d’emploi et les consommateurs veulent aujourd’hui soutenir les organisations qui défendent quelque chose d’important et qui ont un impact positif sur la société dans son ensemble. Les investisseurs mettentdavantage l’accent sur les objectifs de développement durable en mettant davantage l’accent sur l’impact social. Les droits de l’homme et les réglementations environnementales se multiplient rapidement. Tout cela exige une approche plus durable de la part des PDG et des chefs d’entreprise.

 

Les gens, la planète et la prospérité

 

Lorsque vous entendez le mot durabilité, la première chose à laquelle vous pensez peut-être est le recyclage ou la durabilité environnementale, mais la durabilité va bien au-delà de l’élimination des bouteilles d’eau à usage unique et de la réduction de la consommation de combustibles fossiles. Une approche holistique de la durabilité intègre la durabilité sociale, environnementale et économique – ou les personnes, la planète et la prospérité.

 

Les organisations reconnaissent de plus en plus la nécessité de se concentrer autant sur la durabilité sociale, ou sur les personnes, qu’elles l’ont été sur la durabilité économique et environnementale – les trois ensemble soutiennent et stimulent la durabilité de l’entreprise. Les gens constituent la société, ont un impact sur l’environnement et alimentent l’économie. Les gens sont au cœur de toute stratégie visant à progresser vers les objectifs de développement durable. Dans le milieu de travail d’aujourd’hui, les RH ont à la fois la possibilité et la responsabilité de veiller à ce que les employées soient au centre du travail en créant un environnement dans lequel la main-d’œuvre et l’organisation peuvent s’épanouir.

 

People Sustainability Is Emerging as a New Strategic Business Imperative

 

Définir la durabilité sociale

La durabilité sociale se concentre sur le traitement de ces dernières – celles qui font partie de la main-d’œuvre d’une organisation, à travers leurs chaînes d’approvisionnement et dans les communautés dans lesquelles elles opèrent – de manière éthique et équitable.

 

Tout comme la durabilité environnementale et économique qui nécessitent une préservation et une utilisation prudentes des ressources naturelles et financières, la durabilité sociale nécessite de traiter les personnes et le potentiel humain comme des ressources précieuses qui doivent être soutenues et valorisées pour favoriser la résilience, l’agilité et la réalisation des objectifs de durabilité.

 

Les entreprises qui accordent la priorité à la durabilité sociale, en créant un impact social et en créant une culture plus diversifiée et inclusive, sont en mesure de stimuler l’engagement et la productivité des employés. Ils sont également mieux placés pour attirer et retenir les talents. Penny Stoker, leader mondial des talents chez EY, explique comment la durabilité sociale est au cœur de la construction d’un monde du travail meilleur.

 

Déballer les  six piliers de la durabilité sociale

 

L’équipe SAP SuccessFactors HR Research a identifié six domaines distincts, ou piliers, qui comprennent la durabilité sociale. Bien que les domaines soient distincts, il est également clair qu’il existe un chevauchement entre ces piliers. Au centre de tout cela, bien sûr, se trouve la culture – car elle dicte tant de comportements à la fois à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur d’une organisation. Découvrons un peu ces domaines dans le contexte des processus RH et des ressources humaines.

 

Santé et sécurité

Au minimum, vous devez vous assurer que la main-d’œuvre est à l’abri des risques physiques pour la santé et la sécurité et a accès aux nécessités de base. Votre processus d’intégration offre-t-il aux nouvelles recrues une formation et un équipement de sécurité appropriés dès le premier jour ? Avez-vous une visibilité sur l’ensemble de vos effectifs, y compris leurs emplacements ? Savoir qui et où se trouve votre personnel à tout moment vous permet de réagir rapidement en temps de crise et de fournir un soutien en cas de besoin.

 

Diversité, équité et inclusion

Ici, l’accent est mis sur le traitement juste et équitable de chaque individu, quel que soit son groupe d’identité sociale ou son système de croyances, et sur la garantie qu’il ressent un véritable sentiment d’appartenance. Êtes-vous en mesure d’attirer et d’engager des demandeurs d’emploi d’horizons divers ? Avez-vous un processus de sélection et d’entretien standardisé ? Offrez-vous une transparence salariale ? Mesurez-vous et suivez-vous les objectifs de diversité, d’équité et d’inclusion ?

 

Bien-être et équilibre

Au-delà de la santé et de la sécurité de base, ce domaine vise à garantir que le bien-être holistique des employés – psychologique, social, financier et professionnel – est prioritaire et soutenu avec les outils et les ressources nécessaires. Offrez-vous un ensemble complet d’avantages sociaux avec des options intéressantes ? Vos employés se sentent-ils à l’aise de se mettre entièrement au travail ? Avez-vous favorisé une culture de dialogue continu entre les managers et leurs subordonnés ?

 

Confiance et transparence

Ici, l’accent est mis sur le fait que les employés ont une voix, comprennent comment les décisions clés qui les affectent sont prises et font confiance à leur organisation pour agir de manière éthique. Écoutez-vous régulièrement vos employés et agissez-vous en fonction des commentaires qu’ils fournissent ? Avez-vous établi des politiques et des processus pour l’utilisation éthique des technologies intelligentes et la confidentialité et la protection des données ? Publiez-vous publiquement des indicateurs de diversité ?

 

Autonomisation et croissance

Ici, les employés reçoivent la clarté, le soutien et les outils nécessaires pour développer leurs compétences et sont habilités à influencer leur trajectoire de carrière. Offrez-vous des options d’apprentissage inclusif pour répondre aux besoins et aux préférences d’apprentissage d’une main-d’œuvre diversifiée ? Assurez-vous que les managers fournissent des commentaires équitables et exploitables à leurs équipes ? Offrez-vous un accès équitable aux opportunités de développement ?

 

Objectif organisationnel et RSE

Dans ce dernier pilier, l’organisation travaille activement à redonner et à avoir un impact positif sur le monde ; les employés sont encouragés à participer et se sentent dynamisés par la mission et les valeurs de l’organisation. Assurez-vous que les objectifs individuels sont alignés sur les objectifs de l’entreprise pour accroître le sens du but et le sens du travail ? Offrez-vous à votre personnel l’espace nécessaire pour poursuivre ses passions ?

 

Que peuvent faire les organisations pour favoriser la durabilité sociale ?

 

Dans la plupart des organisations aujourd’hui, différentes parties de l’entreprise dirigent ces efforts avec une connaissance ou une collaboration minimale des stratégies des autres. Cependant, nous devons commencer quelque part. La première étape la plus logique est de comprendre où vous en êtes aujourd’hui. Avez-vous une stratégie unifiée – au moins sur certains de ces piliers ? Commencez les conversations et commencez à briser les silos organisationnels.

 

Donnez la priorité aux gens, et la planète et la prospérité suivront. C’est ce que signifie être une organisation résiliente, axée sur les résultats et axée sur les personnes. Une organisation non seulement équipé pour répondre aux besoins commerciaux d’aujourd’hui, mais qui s’adapte aux besoins commerciaux de demain.

 

Pour en savoir plus, regardez une rediffusion du discours d’ouverture de SuccessConnect, Libérez le pouvoir du potentiel humain et changez le travail pour de bon.

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Kim Lessley est  global director of Solution Marketing chez SAP SuccessFactors.

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Jakob Nielsen’s How Users Read on the Web is 25 years old this week, and one glance at an eye-tracking study will tell you its key observations are still relevant today.

Simply put, users don’t read a web page; they scan it for individual words and sentences.

A typical pattern shown in eye-tracking reports is that users will rapidly scan a page, scrolling down to do so. Then either hit the back button and pump your bounce rate, or scroll to the top and re-engage with the content.

Even when content, volume, and quality tick all the user’s boxes, and they choose to stay on your site, they still don’t read; they scan; a slightly deeper scan, but still a scan.

As a result, it’s vital to design websites to be easily scannable, both in a split-second scan to decide if your page is worth the reader’s time and on a second or third pass.

Clarify the Page’s Purpose Immediately

Every page should have a primary goal. The majority of the time, that goal is embodied in a CTA (Call to Action).

The good news is, if your SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) has gone to plan, your goal (i.e., to sell something) and your user’s goal (i.e., to buy something) will align. By clarifying the page’s purpose, you can show the user that your goals align.

You can be experimental if you’re an established company and the user knows what to expect. But if you’re new to the market or have a lower profile, you need to conform to established design patterns. This means that a SaaS should look like a SaaS, a store should look like a store, and a blog should look like a blog.

Including your CTA above the fold — which in the context of the web, means the user doesn’t have to interact to see it. Doing so makes it easier for the user to progress and clearly tells the user what you are offering.

The landing page for next month’s Webflow Conf 2022 clarifies the page’s content, with a clear CTA above the fold.

Employ a Visual Hierarchy

The Von Restorff effect states that the more something stands out, the more likely we are to notice and remember it.

Visual hierarchies are excellent for guiding a user through content. HTML has the h1–h7 heading levels — although, in reality, only h1–h4 are much use — which gives you several levels of heading that can be scanned by different readers scanning at different rates.

For example, we know that subheadings have little impact if a user diligently reads the page from top to bottom, but they are excellent for catching the eye of skim readers.

Amnesty uses very a very simple hierarchy, the only change for its subheading being increased weight. But it is enough to catch the user’s eye.

You can also create visual hierarchies with other forms of contrast; weight and color are often employed in addition to size. For accessibility and inclusive design, it’s wise to combine visual indicators when creating a hierarchy; for example, headings are usually larger, bolder, and colored.

Use Negative Space

Imagine a person standing in a crowd. Let’s say they’re wearing a red and white striped jumper and a red and white bobble hat — pretty distinctive. But if there are hundreds of other characters around them, they might be hard to spot.

Now imagine the same person dressed the same, standing on their own. How long will it take you to spot them? Even without the stripy outfit, it’s not much of a challenge.

Elements in isolation are not only easier to spot, but they pull the eye because the negative space (sometimes referred to as white space) around them creates contrast.

When using negative space, the key is to give elements enough room to breathe and attract the eye without giving them so much room that they are disassociated from the rest of your content.

Across its site, Moheim uses negative space to highlight UI elements while grouping associated content.

Use F Patterns

Users scan a page using either an F-pattern or a Z-pattern.

Because users scan your page in predictable ways, we can employ layouts that cater to this tendency.

Designers have been aware of F and Z patterns for some time, and because they’ve been used for so long, they may be self-fulfilling, with users being trained to scan a page in this fashion. However, both patterns are similar to how eyes travel from line to line in horizontal writing systems.

Whatever the cause, by placing key content along these paths, you increase the chance of capturing a user’s attention.

Kamil Barczentewicz uses a beautiful, natural layout that also conforms to a classic F pattern.

Include Images with Faces

Images are a great way of conveying brand values and making a site engaging. But when it comes to catching the eye of a user scanning your design, the best images include faces.

For example, a testimonial with an image of the customer will catch the eye more than a text-only testimonial.

The Awwwards Conference uses an animated computer with a face to capture attention. And large images of speakers making eye contact.

This is almost certainly due to social conditioning; we see a face, and we engage with it to see if it is a threat or not. Most of us naturally look to expressions of emotion to understand situations, and the distinction between a real-life person and an image hasn’t made its way into our mental programming yet.

You don’t need to use photos. Illustrations are fine. The key is to ensure there is a face in the image. That’s why illustrations of characters perform so well.

Copy Print Design

Print design is centuries older than the web, and many print applications, from newspapers to advertising, developed design elements to catch the eye of readers scanning the design.

Subheadings, lists, blockquotes, and pull quotes all catch the eye. Introductory paragraphs in a larger size or even italics draw users into the text. Shorter paragraphs encourage users to keep reading.

Horizontal rules used to delineate sections of text act as a break on eyes traveling over content with momentum. They are a good way of catching a scan-reader who is losing interest.

You can use a horizontal rule or break up your layout with bands of color that divide content sections.

Omono uses horizontal bands to highlight different sections of content.

Mass, Not Weight

We often discuss design elements as having weight; font-weight is the thickness of strokes.

But it is more helpful to think of design elements as having mass; mass creates gravity, pulling a user’s eye towards them.

The trick is to design elements with enough mass to attract the user‘s eye when scanning at speed without forcing the user to change how they engage with your content.

 

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There were mixed reactions on Thursday morning when Adobe announced it had acquired Figma.

Excited press releases extolling the benefits of the “collaboration” followed the news. Dylan Field, founder and CEO of Figma, said: “There is a huge opportunity for us to accelerate the growth and innovation of the Figma platform with access to Adobe’s technology…”

The reaction from the design community has been a little less enthusiastic.

The problem for the design industry is that we’ve been here before. The acquisition of Macromedia followed a period in which Adobe tried to compete, failed to update its legacy code, lost the battle, and purchased the victor. You only need to look at the number of former Macromedia products in Adobe’s stable (zero) to see where Figma’s heading.

Figma has grown faster than any of its rivals in the last eight years. It is, of course, easier to grow when you start at zero. But there’s no denying Figma is a well-managed business and probably a good investment — if not worth the $20bn that Adobe reportedly paid.

Figma’s technology will give Adobe a leg-up in the collaborative design stakes, where it is clearly lacking. And Adobe’s resources will iron out some of the kinks in Figma, especially around typography, which is, if we’re honest, a bit hacky in places.

Adobe will provide a good home (we hope) for the Figma team, who will have the opportunity for career advancement in a much wider pool of development teams.

And, of course, Figma’s annual revenue will begin to trickle into Adobe’s vault — although it may be some time before it makes a dent in that $20bn hole.

But Adobe didn’t buy Figma for its business model, collaborative technology, team, or revenue stream. Adobe bought Figma’s users, all four million of them.

Adobe‘s approach to design software is upselling. It lures you in with free apps, and when you’re engaged, it integrates them with other parts of its ecosystem until suddenly, without meaning to, you’ve agreed to a Creative Cloud subscription.

Adobe was losing customers to a competitor. And more importantly, due to Figma’s free-use approach for individuals, it was losing young customers to a competitor. If it hadn’t bought Figma, Adobe would have needed to invest heavily in its own products while providing them to freelancers for free; that isn’t viable for a company with as many commitments as Adobe.

Yes, it is entirely accurate to say that competition drives innovation, and with fewer competing apps, there is less need for companies like Adobe to build high-quality, reliable products. However, it is also true to say that a lack of competition creates opportunities for new apps.

Somewhere out there, in a dorm room, or a basement, or on a kitchen table, someone is working on Adobe’s next big acquisition. It’s probably an AR design app; we need a few more of those.

For Figma, the next 12 months will be bright as Adobe works to retain the customers it’s bought. Within five years, you’ll probably need an Adobe Fonts subscription and a Photoshop plugin to use Figma. In ten years, it will be stored in a code archive next to Freehand.

Some designers will turn to Sketch; others will turn to Affinity; some will shrug and keep using Figma; others will shrug and keep using XD.

If an app is intrinsic to your design work, it’s probably time to switch apps. Your skills are transferable. I’ve switched apps many times; some I loved, some I just needed. I’ve never encountered an app that improved my work, although plenty have improved my mood while working.

Figma took a great approach and will continue to be great until it isn’t. Tools come and go, Adobe’s acquisitions team, it appears, is eternal.

 

 

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Dans un marché de la distribution en pleine transformation, le leader mondial des logiciels d’entreprises va ainsi permettre à l’acteur incontournable de la meunerie en France et à l’International de faire évoluer ses outils, pour répondre aux nouvelles évolutions commerciales.

Paris, le 15 septembre 2022 – SAP a été choisi pour participer à la transformation des outils CRM de Grands Moulins de Paris (groupe VIVESCIA). Initiée en novembre 2020, cette collaboration trouve son origine dans la nécessité pour Grands Moulins de Paris de simplifier et faciliter le pilotage de l’activité commerciale des équipes.

Créée en 1919, cette entreprise de meunerie a depuis toujours su se développer et innover pour satisfaire au mieux ses clients, s’ancrant également dans une démarche pour une alimentation responsable. Aujourd’hui, avec un marché de la boulangerie artisanale très concurrencé, Grands Moulins de Paris avait besoin de disposer d’une base de données centralisée en un seul et même outil, permettant d’avoir une meilleure connaissance à la fois de ses clients et prospects.

Depuis avril 2021, Grands Moulins de Paris bénéficie d’une plateforme SAP Sales Cloud qui met l’accent sur les services suivants :

  • un meilleur suivi de l’activité commerciale et de la flotte des commerciaux itinérants
  • une automatisation des processus de suivi client
  • une gestion facilitée et intelligente des données

Depuis la mise en place de ces outils intuitifs, le nombre de tickets informatiques a drastiquement réduit, et les retours des équipes utilisatrices au sein de Grands Moulins de Paris sont très positifs quant à la facilitation des tâches business.

Damien Loiseau, Directeur de Développement des Ventes chez Grands Moulins de Paris, déclare : « Nous comptons aujourd’hui 250 utilisateurs du nouveau CRM. En quelques clics, ils peuvent retrouver toutes les informations pour préparer une visite prospect ou accompagner leurs clients. Les fiches sont enrichies automatiquement d’informations légales et juridiques comme le nom du gérant, la solvabilité de l’entreprise, mais aussi des bons de livraison, commandes, factures, plan de livraison, etc. Nous disposons également de reportings clairs qui permettent désormais à chaque manager de suivre l’activité de son équipe en temps réel. L’outil facilite la recherche d’informations spécifiques au terrain, et toutes les activités nationales sont pilotées par des KPI. Ce nouveau CRM, c’est un gain de temps indéniable pour tous ! »

Samuel Gaudard, Account Executive Customer Expérience chez SAP, indique : « Nous sommes très heureux de la collaboration avec Grands Moulins de Paris. Ensemble, nous avons pu mettre en place les solutions les plus adaptées pour répondre rapidement et efficacement aux besoins uniques de leurs activités. »

Suite à un appel d’offre, SAP a su convaincre par la qualité de son service, son approche des coûts adaptée à la demande du client et la transparence des équipes en charge du projet. « Il nous fallait un outil fiable et simple à intégrer à notre SI existant », confirme Damien Loiseau.

Cet enjeu de CRM constitue la première étape d’un plan d’accompagnement complet entre SAP et Grands Moulins de Paris, qui se poursuivra avec l’intégration de la brique Service Client, puis de l’ensemble Marketing. Ainsi, à horizon 2023, l’expérience de Grands Moulins de Paris powered by SAP saura se montrer complète et cohérente pour aider à l’amélioration en temps réel de l’ensemble de ses services.

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Apple has released an OS update. Packaged in with it is the latest version of Safari, 16.

Expected to be released ahead of next month’s macOS 13, Safari 16 is packed with updates, making it one of the most capable browsers available.

For web designers, the significance is the forward momentum in web technologies that enable freer design work and fewer hacks to achieve complex layouts. Little by little, CSS recommendations are being implemented to the point that using JavaScript for layout is rapidly becoming as unnecessary as it is disliked.

Some of this was announced in June in the Safari 16 beta. But a lot has been added in the last couple of months. So here’s what’s new in Safari 16 today.

CSS Container Queries

The most exciting addition to Safari 16 is CSS Container Queries.

It is hard to understate how in-demand this feature has been; if you imagine an edit button on Twitter that gifted you crypto every time you corrected a typo, you’d be getting close to how popular this feature is.

Until now, media queries have detected the whole viewport. And so, if you have an element like a card, for example, that needs to change at smaller viewports, you need to calculate the available space and adapt the element’s design accordingly. Unfortunately, this frequently gets out of sync with edge cases causing more than a few headaches for front-end developers.

Media queries are severely restrictive to modern layout methods like Grid that wrap elements automatically because there is no way to detect how the elements are laid out.

Container Queries solve this by allowing you to define styles based on the size of the actual containing element; if a div is 300px wide, the contents can have one design, and if it’s 400px wide, they can have a different design—all without caring what size the whole viewport is.

This is dangerously close to OOP (Object Orientated Programming) principles and almost elevates CSS to an actual programming language. (All we need is conditional logic, and we’re there.)

The latest versions of Chrome, Edge, and now Safari (including mobile) support CSS Grid. Even discounting the rapid decline of Twitter, this is way more exciting than any edit button.

CSS Subgrid

Speaking of Grid, if you’ve built a site with it (and if you haven’t, where have you been?), you’ll know that matching elements in complex HTML structures often results in nesting grids. Matching those grids requires careful management, CSS variables, or both. With CSS Subgrid, grids can inherit grid definitions from a grid defined higher up the hierarchy.

CSS Subgrid has been supported by Firefox for a while but is not yet part of Chrome or Edge. Until there’s wider support, it’s not a practical solution, and using a fallback negates any benefit of using Subgrid. However, its introduction in Safari will surely herald rapid adoption by Google and Microsoft and moves the web forward considerably.

CSS Subgrid is likely to be a practical solution within 18 months.

AVIF Support

AVIF is an exceptionally compact image format that beats even WebP in many instances. It even allows for sequences, creating what is essentially an animated GIF but smaller, and for bitmaps.

AVIF is already supported by Chrome, with partial support in Firefox. Safari now joins them.

AVIF support is one of the more valuable additions to Safari 16 because you’re probably already serving different images inside a picture element. If so, your Safari 16 users will begin receiving a smaller payload automatically, speeding up your site and boosting UX and SEO.

Enhanced Animation

Safari 16 introduces some significant improvements in animation, but the one that catches the eye is that you can now animate CSS Grid.

Yes, let that sink in. Combine Container Queries and animation. The possibilities for hover states on elements are tantalizing.

Safari 16 also supports CSS Offset Path — known initially as CSS Motion Path — which allows you to animate elements along any defined path. This enables the kind of animated effect that previously needed JavaScript (or Flash!) to accomplish.

Chrome, Edge, and Firefox all support CSS Offset Path; the addition of Safari means it’s now a practical solution that can be deployed in the wild.

Web Inspector Extensions

Announced as part of the beta release, Web Inspector Extensions allow web developers to create extensions for Safari, just as they would for Chrome.

Web Inspector Extensions — or Safari Extensions as they’re destined to be known — can be built in HTML, CSS, and JS, so the learning curve is shallow. It’s a good route into app development for web designers.

Because the underlying technology is the same as other browser extensions, anyone who has made a Chrome, Edge, or Firefox extension will be able to port it to Safari 16+ relatively easily. As a result, there should be a rapid expansion of the available extensions.

Improved Accessibility

Accessibility is key to an effective and inclusive web. Be like Bosch: everybody counts, or nobody counts.

When testing a design for accessibility, emulators don’t cut it. In my experience, Safari has some of the most reliable accessibility settings, especially when it comes to Media Queries like prefers-reduced-movement.

Further gains in this field mean that Safari continues to be an essential tool for QA tests.

Reduced Resets

Finally, I want to throw up my hands to celebrate the reduced number of non-standard CSS appearance settings.

For years we’ve been prefacing our style sheets with elaborate resets like Normalize, designed to undo all the assumptions browser developers make about design and the UI preferences of their engineers.

Safari 16 has reportedly “Removed most non-standard CSS appearance values.” How effective this is and how much we can rely on it given the other browsers on the market remains to be seen. However, like many of Safari 16’s changes, it’s a step towards a browser that’s on the developers’ side instead of an obstacle to overcome.

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Modals, a nifty little feature that allows you to display different messages at the top of your website, have been touted as extremely useful. Some even claim that they are helpful enough to completely replace the banner ads we all hate so much. But are modals in web design a UX disaster?

If you are unfamiliar with the term, a modal is a dialogue window appearing when a visitor clicks on a hyperlink or hover image.

Suppose you want to collect on-site subscribers or you want visitors to sign up for a freebie. In that case, you can use modals.

However, many web designers – and some website visitors – are against using modals in web design. The main argument is that it affects the user experience. But are modals in web design a UX disaster? Read on to find out.

What Do Modals Do?

Modals often appear as pop-up windows on a web page, requesting a visitor to take action. Most times, they appear following a click on a page element.

Also known as lightboxes, modals isolate the page’s main content. The user will have to complete the action requested by the modal or close it before reassessing the page.

Web designers use modals to capture a visitor’s attention. Since other page contents are inaccessible, a visitor must interact with the modal.

Cons Of Modals In UX

While there are different cons of modals in UX, they all sum up to one con – interruption. When modals appear, they interrupt whatever the user is doing.

Unlike regular pop-ups, users cannot simply ignore the modal and continue browsing. As a result, modals demand immediate attention. 

A user may be interested and decide to interact with the modal. However, if the modal’s content differs from the page’s, the user could forget what they were doing after interacting with the modal.

Furthermore, sometimes modals require action related to information on the page. For example, suppose the user wants to review the information before taking action. In that case, they’ll have to close the modal since the main page is inaccessible.

Statistics show that up to 82% of users dislike pop-ups. Most website visitors aren’t knowledgeable about the technicalities of web design. As a result, they won’t be able to differentiate between regular pop-ups and modals.

After all, modals are a type of pop-up. Some users may consider modals worse since they darken the page’s primary content, making it inaccessible.

Furthermore, people want to visit a website and get what they want immediately. Hence, time is significant. Therefore, modals that require actions that take time can make a website lose visitors.

With all of these cons, you can understand why many web designers say modals are a UX disaster in web design.

Can Modals Be Useful in UX?

In some situations, modals are helpful, and they can improve UX. Many web designers swear on the usefulness of modals, and it’s not difficult to understand why.

Firstly, modals can help simplify a website’s content. For example, a user can immediately exit the page if your website is relatively complex, with lots of content and elements.

You can use a modal to explain the content on the page so that the user doesn’t get confused. Perhaps the modal can display when the user clicks on the back button. The modal can highlight the most critical content on the page and tell the user what to do next.

Secondly, modals are invaluable if you must capture your user’s attention. For example, perhaps you want to display a warning or pass any crucial information that users must know before they continue browsing.

As mentioned before, a user can easily ignore a pop-up, especially if it opens in a new window. However, with modals, the user must at least view the content before they proceed.

Thirdly, a modal can make a web page easier to navigate. It sounds ironic considering the cons, but it’s true if properly implemented. Rather than packing different elements on a web page, you can set some to display as modals.

For example, you can have a page with just text to improve readability. Then, users can click to view visual elements like images and videos as modals.

How To Use Modals the Right Way

Using modals correctly is key to ensuring they don’t negatively affect UX. Here are some ideal situations when you can use modals:

1. Display Warnings

Using modals to give users crucial warnings is ideal, especially if their subsequent actions have serious consequences.

For example, most websites display modals when users click the delete button. Deletion is always critical because, in most cases, it’s irreversible.

A practical example would be an eCommerce website where a user opts to delete items from their cart. You can use a modal to ask the user to confirm before deleting.

2. Input or Collect Information

Modals are effective in prompting users to input information. Sometimes, users must enter specific details before they continue browsing.

A practical example would be a review site where a user wants to submit a review. Before submitting the review, you can use a modal to request the user’s name and other necessary information.

3. Simplify Navigation

As mentioned before, modals can simplify a complex website. In addition, it will help a user navigate better, which is a UX boost.

A practical example would be a news site with many stories and updates. You can use a modal to highlight the day’s trending news stories so that users can visit the web pages with one click.

Conclusion: Are Modals a Disaster in UX?

In conclusion, modals affect a site’s user experience since visitors must interact with them. However, it doesn’t always have to be a negative effect.

Modals become a UX disaster in web design when wrongly used. However, if you follow good practices, modals can improve your website’s user experience.

Generally, only use modals when necessary and in a way that won’t frustrate the users.

 

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WALLDORF, Allemagne – 31 août 2022 – SAP SE (NYSE : SAP) annonce ce jour que le Conseil de Surveillance de SAP a nommé Dominik Asam au poste de Directeur Financier et membre du Comité Exécutif de SAP SE. Dominik Asam prendra ses fonctions le 7 mars 2023 et quittera le poste de Directeur Financier et membre du Comité Exécutif d’Airbus qu’il occupe actuellement, pour rejoindre SAP.

Dominik Asam est un leader expérimenté et chevronné dans le monde de la finance et de la technologie. C’est donc la meilleure personne pour poursuivre la réussite de la stratégie de transformation Cloud de SAP “, a déclaré Hasso Plattner, Président du Conseil de Surveillance de SAP SE, en soulignant l’expérience d’Asam dans des postes similaires chez Goldman Sachs, Siemens et Infineon, ainsi que chez Airbus. “Je profite de l’occasion pour remercier une fois de plus Luka Mucic pour ses 26 années de dévouement et de service à SAP, pour avoir posé les bases solides sur lesquelles Dominik pourra s’appuyer, et pour son leadership qui a permis d’assurer une transition en douceur.

Comme annoncé précédemment, Luka Mucic restera membre du Conseil Exécutif de SAP SE jusqu’au 31 mars 2023.

Dominik Asam a rejoint Airbus en avril 2019 après avoir été depuis 2011 le Directeur Financier de la société munichoise Infineon Technologies AG. Chez Airbus, Asam a contribué à guider l’entreprise à travers la pandémie du COVID-19 tout en pilotant la transformation de l’entreprise et l’innovation.

Dominik Asam siège également au Conseil de Surveillance de Bertelsmann.

Il est titulaire d’un Master en Administration des Affaires de l’INSEAD et est diplômé en Génie Mécanique de l’Université technique de Munich et de l’École Centrale Paris.

Au nom de l’ensemble du Groupe et du Conseil d’Administration, j’accueille très chaleureusement Dominik Asam dans l’équipe“, a déclaré Christian Klein, PDG de SAP SE. “L’étendue et la profondeur de son expertise en matière de finance globale et de technologie s’alignent parfaitement sur la stratégie et le portefeuille de SAP, alors que nous continuons à innover dans le Cloud pour placer le développement durable au centre des activités, rendre les chaînes d’approvisionnement plus résilientes et préparer l’avenir de nos clients dans le monde entier.

Je suis ravi de rejoindre SAP, le leader mondial des solutions Cloud d’entreprise“, a déclaré Dominik Asam. “Je suis depuis longtemps un client de SAP et je connais en premier lieu la valeur unique de la technologie apportée par l’entreprise pour alimenter l’innovation, la transformation et la réussite des clients. J’ai hâte de travailler avec mes nouveaux collègues du Conseil d’Administration et de l’ensemble de l’entreprise pour continuer à favoriser le succès de SAP.

 

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Live chat is one of the most powerful tools for customer experience in the current marketplace. 

In a world where customers are constantly connected to the online world, online chat is a reliable way of getting quick solutions to common problems. 

Today’s consumers prefer talking to an agent over chat to calling a contact center, and they often feel that live chat is less frustrating than waiting for the right person to answer the phone. 

Of course, like any digital tool, live chat is only effective when using it correctly. Today, we’re going to show you the crucial KPIs you need to consider if you want to ensure that your chat strategy is delivering a tangible return on investment. 

The Most Important Metrics to Measure for Live Chat

These days, implementing live chat tools is easier than ever. 

You don’t necessarily need to hire a professional developer unless you want a specialist widget with specific functions and unique branding. Many plugins and tools for sites built on Shopify and WooCommerce allow you to instantly access chat functions. 

However, just because implementing live chat is easy doesn’t mean that there aren’t countless ways for your strategy to go wrong. Keeping an eye on these crucial KPIs and metrics ensures you’re making the right impression with your chat strategy. 

1. First Response Time

First response time is a crucial live chat metric. This measures how long customers need to wait before someone responds to them. Technically, this metric only refers to how quickly an actual agent responds to your customer, so automated “thanks for getting in touch” messages don’t count. However, immediately responding with one of those messages can convince your audience to stick around for a little longer. 

The faster your agents can respond to messages and solve problems, the better your brand reputation becomes. The good news is that a good live chat strategy can lead to pretty quick response times. The average time for an agent to see a live chat message is around 2 minutes and 40 seconds.

To improve your FRT statistics, make sure you:

  • Invest in chatbots: AI chatbots can support customers 24/7 with handy, self-service functionality. These tools will also filter out the customers waiting for an agent who can find a solution to their problem on your FAQ page.
  • Prepare canned responses: Quick responses to common queries can help you to address a problem much faster. In addition, preparing canned responses will ensure that your team members can quickly respond to more customers. 
  • Increase your resources: Ensure you have the right hand and enough agents to handle peak demand.

2. Average Resolution Time

The first response rate only looks at how quickly someone responds to a customer’s message for the first time. However, it doesn’t show how rapidly you deal with client problems. Average Resolution Time is the metric that helps to measure customer satisfaction by seeing how long it takes to get to a point where your customer can close the chat. 

If it takes too long for your employees to solve problems, there’s an increased risk of your customers becoming annoyed and frustrated. Additionally, the longer agents take dealing with each individual chat, the more other consumers will have to wait for someone to become available. Finally, the longer it takes to resolve an issue, the more customer satisfaction decreases.

The key to success is ensuring that the right agent deals with the correct customer and that everyone on your team is empowered with the appropriate tools and information. Boost resolution time by:

  • Giving customers a quick self-service solution: For common questions, make sure that you have an FAQ section that you can direct your customers to. In addition, a chatbot that can offer quick canned responses to regular queries can save time. Plus, they’re great for reducing the pressure on your agents’ shoulders. 
  • Integrate CRM tools with live chat: Make sure your agents have access to information about each customer as soon as they start the conversation. This information should include the customer’s name, what they’ve purchased before, and if they’ve issued any support tickets. Integrating with the CRM makes it easier for agents to jump straight into the action without needing the customer to explain everything first. 
  • Keep resources handy: Your team members should have instant access to all the information they need to answer customer questions. Ensure that searchable data repositories are available for everyone on your live chat team. 

Remember, routing tools that automatically send customers to the agent with the proper knowledge or skills will also improve response times and reduce the number of times a customer needs to repeat themselves. 

3. Chat to Conversion Rate 

Live chat tools aren’t just an avenue for problem resolution. Although customers can get excellent service through live chat, they also look to chat to collect information before a potential purchase. Around 38% of customers say that they end up purchasing a positive live chat experience. 

The live chat app on your website can provide real-time assistance for sales queries, converting leads, and maximizing your return on investment. However, to determine how successful your chat system is at encouraging sales, you must look at the chat to conversion rate metric. 

Essentially, you measure the number of chats your company has been involved in, then compare that number to the total number of conversions from those customers. It might be helpful to narrow down your results here by using your data and analytics tools to separate your total number of live chats into those intended for sales information and those requiring assistance. 

If your chat to conversion rate isn’t as high as you would like, there are lots of things you can do to start making a positive impact:

  • Automatically launch a chat: As soon as someone comes to your website, launch a chat window with a bot that asks whether you can help your customer. You can even include a list of commonly asked questions so your customer can get help faster. 
  • Follow up on chat conversations: Make sure you follow up on any questions that customers ask on your chat widget with an email. This is a great way to reach out to customers that may have been distracted and ended up abandoning their cart.
  • Personalize suggestions: Use AI insights and information from your customer management tools to determine which products are most likely to appeal to each customer, then suggest those items. Remember to ensure that your tone of voice in the chat matches your brand too. 

Remember, the faster you can answer customer queries and address their concerns with your live chat strategy, the more likely the chat will lead to a sale. Ultimately, customers are convinced to purchase when they believe they can trust your business to deliver excellent experiences. 

4. Customer Satisfaction Score

The customer satisfaction score is probably one of the most critical metrics in any customer experience strategy. It directly measures customer satisfaction levels and gives you an insight into how well you’re doing from the perspective of your target audience. 

The best way to measure CSAT through live chat is to add a survey to the end of the chat session. For instance, you could ask, “How would you rate this session on a scale of 1 to 10”. Then, based on the score, you’d calculate a “Net Promotion Score.” Each score falls into one of three categories: “Detractors 0-6”, “Passives 6-8,” and “Promotors 9-10”.

The more information you collect about your CSAT score, the easier it will be to determine where you’re going wrong with your live chat strategy. On the other hand, if the score is pretty good after a chat session, you’re probably on the right track. To improve your overall score:

  • Encourage feedback: Getting people to leave feedback, even on a live chat app, can be difficult. Offering customers the chance to win something in exchange for their insights could help you to get more data. 
  • Follow up: Connect with your “detractors” to find out what you did wrong. Follow up in the live chat session by asking if they’d like to leave a more comprehensive review. Alternatively, you can send an email asking for additional information. 
  • Reach out to promotors: Connect with the people who give you the most favorable scores to ask them for their insights. Find out what they enjoyed most about the experience and request a review that you can place on your website for social proof. 

5. Missed Opportunities

The longer someone waits for you to answer their question in a live chat or respond to their initial message, the more likely they’ll give up on the conversation. Unfortunately, this means that your company ends up with missed opportunities. You lose the chance to potentially make a sale, delight a customer, and strengthen your brand reputation.

While you might assume that your customers will know you can’t be available to answer all of their questions immediately, that’s not the case. INC tells us that 51% of consumers believe a business should always be open. So every missed chat is another negative mark against your reputation. 

If you discover that your team is missing a lot of chat chances, this could be a sign that you don’t have enough resources available in this area. However, there are a few ways that you can reduce your chances of missed opportunities, such as:

  • Hiring more team members: If you know that there are times of the year or week when you have peaks in demand, ensure that you have the correct number of staff members available. 
  • Using chatbots: Chatbots won’t be able to answer all customer questions, but they can deliver quick responses to commonly asked queries and reduce the risk of lost opportunities.
  • Provide alternative forms of communication: if your customer can’t reach you on live chat, make sure that there are other options available, like a phone number and email address or a form where your customer can automatically submit a ticket. 

6. Total Number of Chats and Tickets

Keeping track of the total number of tickets your customers submit, alongside the number of chats your employees engage in, will give you helpful information. First, the total number of conversations shows how many customers are taking advantage of your live chat function on the website. 

You’ll also be able to compare your total number of chats to the number of resolved problems you deal with for your customers. For example, comparing your total number of chats to an unlimited number of tickets shows you how many customers have been left to rely on other sources of communication. You can also see how good your employees are at following up with tickets issued by customers. 

When you’re analyzing your number of tickets and chat sessions, you might notice that many of the queries you dealt with were connected to specific questions or topics. If that’s the case, you might be able to create a new FAQ page for your customers or provide your chatbot with extra information that it can use. 

If you’re getting more support tickets through alternative means than live chat, it might be time to ask yourself what’s wrong with your live chat performance and why your customers choose not to use it. 

Improving Live Chat CX for Your Business

Live chat can be a powerful tool for improving customer experience and an excellent way to strengthen your relationship with existing and potential clients.

Step into the shoes of your customer and discover what it feels like to walk through the whole live chat experience, from the moment that you send a request to the live chat team to the moment when you close down the chat with a solution to your problem. Other quick tips include:

  • Getting the software right: Make sure your live chat app is easy for your end customers and your employees. The chat app you use should be convenient and suit your brand. It also needs to collect information effectively without causing problems like GDPR and regulations. Get a developer involved if you think you have a problem with your chat functionality. 
  • Guide your team: Remember that your team needs to know how to use the live chat tools available effectively if they’re going to deliver the best results to your customers. Make sure you give your employees scripts to deal with problems if needed. In addition, chatbots that can quickly grab information from integrated CRM tools and other solutions could make your agents’ lives much more manageable. 
  • Pay attention to feedback: Ask your customers for feedback on their live chat experiences whenever you can. Ensure you pay attention to what they say they like and dislike about the encounter. If you can listen to your customer’s opinions, they’ll give you a lot of helpful information to work with when you’re enhancing and optimizing your live chat strategy. In addition, listening to your audience shows that you have their best interests at heart.

Remember, as well as customer feedback; you might be able to ask your employees for their insights into how you can improve live chat performance too. Employees also work with these tools regularly, so they know which features are more problematic than others. 

Measuring and Improving Live Chat

Live chat functionality isn’t something that you implement into your website and forget about. Instead, like any form of customer service or engagement tool, your live chat solution should be something you test regularly and constantly update to suit your customers’ needs. 

Knowing which metrics to measure when examining live chat functionality and performance will boost the experience you can give your audience and even open the door for better relationships with clients in the long term.

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