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Blog | Sep 25, 2017

SAP TechEd: What I Expect to Gain by Going to an SAP Technical Conference in LAS VEGAS!

Posted by Matt Zajac

I am sure that any of our clients hearing that there is an ‘SAP Technical’ conference in LAS VEGAS will do the eye roll and say ‘ya -sure’.

I have been privileged to go to this conference many times, and can tell you that it is the most informative, futuristic and educational opportunity around for the SAP technical and functional community.

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Blog | Sep 22, 2017

How Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Are Using SAP HANA

Posted by Hemanth Vemanath

SAP HANA is often considered the sole reserve of big business. The simple logic goes that SAP HANA, no matter how outstanding its benefits, is a platform that only the largest enterprises can afford. However, SAP has been changing with the times and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are starting to take advantage of the change. SAP now has offerings and solutions designed specifically for SMEs, and third parties offering SAP hosting and services make the transition even more affordable.

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Blog | Sep 15, 2017

3 Key Benefits of Winshuttle

Posted by James Thomas

Winshuttle is an outstanding suite of tools for getting the most out of your SAP data. There are at least three key benefits that speak directly to what Winshuttle can do for your organization. First, Winshuttle accelerates data movement in and out of SAP by simplifying and automating an otherwise slow, manual, IT-intensive task. Second, Winshuttle greatly improves data integrity, saving time and money otherwise lost to critical data errors. Third, Winshuttle streamlines data processes, empowering teams to easily create custom workflows to optimize key data and business processes without relying on the IT department.

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Blog | Jul 26, 2017

SAP S/4 HANA: How Companies Can Switch or Get Started

Posted by Hemanth Vemanath

SAP S/4 HANA is SAP's latest, and most powerful, ERP software suite. It is designed to take full advantage of the HANA platform, a lightning-fast in-memory database supporting accelerated, real-time processes. S/4 HANA also features the responsive, role-based Fiori interface for a streamlined user experience that saves time while adapting instantly to any device or screen size. Granted, some enterprises may find getting started with S/4 HANA, or making the transition from SAP Business Suite, slightly intimidating. Yet there are feasible deployment options, as well as ERP transition specialists, available to help enterprises make the leap.

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Blog | May 24, 2017

SAPPHIRE 2017 Has Come and Gone...Now What?

Posted by Steve Woodgate

An estimated 30,000 conference-goers met in Orlando, Florida, to enjoy a week of sun, fun, and…SAP!?!

From the thought provoking key note addresses to the dazzling demonstrations, there was something for everybody. SAP has proven again that their brand is as strong as ever and the future is coming fast! Everyone has their own reasons for attending the conference. Whether it is understanding SAP’s path forward, researching the perfect tool to add to your IT toolkit, or reuniting with SAP colleagues from around the globe, SAPPHIRE NOW brings together the greatest SAP minds in a way few conferences can.

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Blog | May 15, 2017

SAPPHIRE NOW is underway: Let’s meet up and talk about your digital transformation journey

Posted by Peter Castello

There’s no shortage of conversation around the topic of digital transformation today, and we can’t talk about digital transformation without referencing SAP. SAP CEO Bill McDermott predicted at last year’s SAPPHIRE NOW conference that the next five to 10 years will be far more disruptive than the last five to 10, with Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality as the next game changers. 

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Blog | Nov 3, 2016

Four Points to Consider Before Moving to S/4 HANA

Posted by James Thomas

There’s a reason S/4 HANA is at the center of SAP’s offering – it’s a powerful next-generation tool available today. It has the ability to transform your business into a high-performance machine. But there are still a number of questions surrounding the implementation. Is it right for my business? Can my organization wait to implement? What skills will I need in the new S/4 HANA world? Keep these four points in mind as you consider your transition to HANA.

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Blog | Oct 28, 2016

Simple Steps to Discover Your SAP Journey

Posted by Steve Woodgate

Running on SAP has clear benefits, whether driving digital transformation or supporting better work processes across core business units, including: finance, service, procurement, supply chain, R&D and human resources.

And SAP continues to advance its priorities to offer more for its customers to benefit from: looking to the future, this means cloud. In fact, the company recently reported that its cloud subscription surged 28 percent in its third quarter and the vendor's next-generation S/4 HANA line of business applications is continuing to attract new customers.

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Blog | Oct 25, 2016

BO Desktop Intelligence Compatibility Pack (DCP)

Posted by Rajendra Balmuri

In SAP Business Objects latest version 4.1, the Deski (Desktop Intelligence) feature is no longer available and in its place a new feature called Desktop Intelligence Compatibility Pack (DCP) has been introduced.
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Blog | Oct 14, 2016

Going Above and Beyond: An Example of a Happy SAP Compliance Client

Posted by Judy Thompson

The Background: SAP Security Best Practice

SAP Best Practices for SAP Security encourage the PRODUCTION systems to keep only Security roles that are used for executing job duties in that system. SAP Roles that are provided during an ‘Upgrade’ or a new installation are to be copied and re-named with the customer’s naming convention.

SAP's recommendation is to copy the standard roles into your own name space and make modifications to the copies as needed”

The standard roles need only exist in the DEV system. This would be the ‘BASE’ to copy the Standard roles needed by the Business, and re-name those roles and modify them to the business needs. This also would be a ‘START’ since later on customized roles can be created based on the usage for a group of users over a period of time.

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