Bastian • 24 Jan 2017
automation, HANA, S/4, Sandbox
“There is nothing wrong with having other priorities than to convert to SAP S/4HANA, but the lack of information or even wrong facts about it shouldn’t be the reason.” - HassoPlattner, SAP, November 30, 2015 More than a year after HassoPlattner’s statement, it still...
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Ory Zurr • 19 Dec 2016
Factory model, HANA Migration, Repeatability
Most companies face the continuous challenge of modernizing their portfolio of applications. IT managers are constantly innovating to find better, faster and cheaper ways to maintain and manage IT assets. Especially platform migrations and upgrades can be complex, but...
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Ory Zurr • 23 Nov 2016
Distributed development, Dual maintenance, retrofit
SAP systems are often mission critical. They support ongoing core operations of the companies that rely on them.These companies need to be able to support their production systems at all times, which includes addressing critical bugs and urgent enhancements in a timely...
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Ory Zurr • 24 Oct 2016
HANA, In-memory, mobile
SAP HANA is an in-memory product, designed to take advantage of the hardware advances of the last decades. SAP’s architecture has been renewed by moving the data management system from disk storage to the main memory of the server. Thismechanism eliminates seek time...
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Ory Zurr • 26 Sep 2016
automated code deactivation, maintenance costs, unused code
Most SAP systems contain an extraordinary amount of customizations, which are typically the result of many years of maintenance, enhancements, and upgrades. Customizations are typically designed to support a specific business process. As business processes...
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Ory Zurr • 31 Aug 2016
automation, enterprise software, transformational projects
When your ERP software supplier provides an upgrade or enhancement, or the business demands new functionality only available in a new release, how do you organize the migration of your many customizations? Most companies start a manual migration process with a time...
smartShift Cloud • 27 Jul 2016
AWS, Cloud, Managed Services
smartShift Technologies (smartShift), an industry leading cloud automation, migration, and managed services provider, announced today that it has achieved status as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Managed Services Partner . This achievement builds on an already...
Joe Hewitson • 22 Apr 2016
big data, data analytics, hadoop, S/4HANA, SAP
SAP S/4HANA offers all the impressive performance you'd expect from a modern in-memory database. Due to substantially quicker access times, in-memory databases lend themselves to the needs of big data environments. Add that to the ability to process data streams and...
Haran Sold • 11 Apr 2016
cloud delivery model, custom code, test automation
In this series of articles, Haran Sold provides his thoughts on the state of large-enterprise software, the move toward business cloud delivery models, the role of automation and the impact of legacy thinking. When large businesses have complex back-office systems,...
Karin Kelley • 8 Apr 2016
ABAP, big data, communication protocols, databases, Direct SQL, enterprise software, RFC, SAP interfaces
Millions of businesses worldwide rely on SAP software to operate, and their critical business applications create a massive amount of valuable data. Further, most companies use more than one SAP application in addition to various third-party applications. Even though...