SAP Leonardo Is Growing Up

Forrester IT

Here are a few thoughts from the SAP Leonardo Center launch in Singapore in early May. The good news: since we last reported on Leonardo, SAP is clearer about what Leonardo actually is, and has more mature messaging and interesting customer examples to share. Leonardo itself, though, continues to be a work in progress. So, […].

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SAP NS2 Solutions Summit Highlights

CTOvision

On October 29th, SAP had their 4th Annual SAP NS2 Solutions Summit. This event featured SAP's Mark Testoni, President George W. Find out more information on SAP NS2 here. Watch the SAP NS2 2015 Solutions Summit here. SAP TechED 2015- Las Vegas.

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SAP Breathes Renewed Life Into Their Cloud CRM

Forrester IT

Three announcements impacting CRM came out of SAP Sapphire, held in Orlando on June 4-7. The announcements are: A renewed focus on CRM in order for SAP to be considered a viable player in the $45B CRM market.

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SAP’s Customers’ CIOs Face Some Urgent Crucial Decisions

Forrester IT

The CIOs of SAP customers need to pay close attention to the vendor’s announcement earlier today with details on how it intends to modernize its software licensing model.

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SAP NS2 Solutions Summit

CTOvision

Upcoming event SAP's NS2 Solutions Summit on October 29th. The 4th annual SAP NS2 Solutions Summit acknowledges that commitment with a day of programming focused on the people who power the mission. SAP focuses on improving customer experience (neuralytix.com). SAP's integrated Hybris front office tools a shot at Salesforce (itbusiness.ca). Big Data Events News events National security NS2 SAP SAP HANA technology

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Identity Management for SAP customers

IT Toolbox

Following SAP's recent purchase of Gigya, Janrain is offering a migration deal and questioning Gigya's independence

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How Hana is disrupting SAP hosting services

Computer Weekly

We look at the differences from traditional SAP architecture that are introduced by the software supplier’s Hana technology

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Now Available: ThreatConnect Powered by SAP HANA™

CTOvision

ThreatConnect + SAP HANA: Intelligence-Driven Defense Supercharged with In-Memory Computing. BUSINESS WIRE)--ThreatConnect, provider of the leading intelligence-driven defense platform and SAP NS2, a U.S. subsidiary of the global enterprise software company SAP, announce the availability of the ThreatConnect platform built on SAP HANA™, the leading in-memory database and analytic platform. About SAP National Security Services, Inc. SAP NS2®). Bob Gourley.

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Deloitte readies enterprise public cloud practice with AWS and SAP

Computer Weekly

A 2,500-strong consulting practice will focus on delivering SAP Hana on Amazon Web Services for analytics to drive digital business

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SAP anywhere is nowhere

IT Toolbox

Cloud offerings are proving a challenge for SAP

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GDPR and SAP Systems

IT Toolbox

SAP ECC provides businesses with several mechanisms for handling the requirements of GDPR, here I will discuss some of them

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High Court rules for SAP, against Diageo in indirect licensing case

Computer Weekly

Judge rejects Diageo’s submission that SAP PI is a “gatekeeper” licence for gaining access to the SAP suite of applications and database

IBM to retire Emptoris and work with SAP Ariba on next generation digital procurement

Forrester IT

SAP Ariba & IBM today announced a partnership that had been a rumour for a few days now. Part of the deal includes IBM gradually retiring Emptoris and encouraging its customers to migrate to SAP Ariba. It's an ambitious move by SAP Ariba. SAP Ariba has a good suite of products and a captive market, but now its leaders have shown that they also have a vision for digital procurement. · SAP Ariba will benefit from IBM's vision, technology, and influence.

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4th Annual SAP NS2 Solutions Summit

CTOvision

SAP's annual Solutions Summit is an opportunity to engage and lead the dialogue that is grounded in perspectives from national security leaders such as yourself, on critical issues facing the U.S. The 4th annual SAP NS2 Solutions Summit acknowledges that commitment with a day of programming focused on the people who power the mission. Altogether, SAP NS2 will deliver a valuable day of learning and networking to advance the mission and business performance of its customers.

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Boots SAP centre of expertise helps take back control

Computer Weekly

Walgreens Boots Alliance has built an SAP centre of expertise to take back control of the strategic direction of its IT organisation from its previously outsourced structure

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FastCompany: SAP NS2 Targets Terrorism with AI

CTOvision

FastCompany published a good overview of SAP NS2 and some of their use of artificial intelligence capabilities titled "SAP NS2 Targets Terrorism with AI". Marty Meehan.

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SAP tackles Banking segment

IT Toolbox

The banking industry has never been a strong suit of SAP but this may be changing

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Treading softly around SAP license compliance

IT Toolbox

I have written before on the challenges presented by licensing indirect SAP use and despite the launch of a new mechanism to check compliance this area still represents and area of concern for SAP customers

SAP 2016 results: cloud revenue almost €3bn, 5,400 S/4 customers

Computer Weekly

SAP declares full-year 2016 revenue of €22bn, of which nearly €3bn was cloud – almost 14

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McDonald’s in Saudi Arabia to support growth with SAP

Computer Weekly

Fast food chain is using SAP software to help it better understand its customers and operations

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SAP and customers still in cockpit of debate about indirect licensing

Computer Weekly

SAP and the UK & Ireland SAP user group have been thrashing out the topic of indirect licensing in 2017. Is there an amicable settlement in sight

SAP HCM - Stuck in the middle again

IT Toolbox

SAP dropped $3.4 Human resources features are starting to appear in SAP's next-generation ERP system, S/4HANA - that's creating confusion for existing and prospective SAP customers billion on human capital management software company SuccessFactors in late 2011, at the time they were one of the biggest vendors of a SaaS HCM solution.

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SAP HANA: A Fantasy Football Use Case

CTOvision

In 2013, the NFL launched an enhanced fantasy football analytics platform, powered by SAP, that provides users with real-time insights to help them make more informed decisions as they manage their teams, and offers a competitive edge as they face off with others in their league. The platform leverages the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, an in memory database and analytics engine, and SAP Lumira, a powerful cloud based data visualization suite.

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SAP users react with concern to SAP High Court victory over Diageo

Computer Weekly

SAP UK and Ireland User Group has reacted to the supplier’s High Court victory over Diageo in indirect licensing dispute

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Teradata Launches Analytics for SAP

Data Center Knowledge

Teradata (TDC) launched a software and services solution for SAP that bundles business insight with analytics, combining SAP data with operational data and big data. Big Data analytics sap teradata TDC

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Five Shades Darker? – What The Diageo “Indirect Access” Judgement Really Means For SAP Customers

Forrester IT

The trigger is the SAP vs Diageo verdict , which generated a lot of hysterical blogging and tweeting with dire predictions for SAP customers. IMO most commentators have overlooked the crucial parts of the judgment and therefore significantly overstated the case's negative implications for SAP customers. My analysis, subject to the usual IANAL disclaimer, is that the real implications are: Read more Categories: SAP.

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Plumbing the depths of SAP data opportunities with data containers

IT Toolbox

Docker like containerised data from SAP leonardo holds promise

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Greggs bakes in business change programme with SAP

Computer Weekly

UK baker and food-to-go retailer says it has significantly advanced its business change programme with a full panoply of SAP software

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Can you work around SAP indirect access software licensing?

Computer Weekly

The SAP legal case against Diageo highlights the seemingly arbitrary rules governing software licensing

Most SAP users plan to stick with older ERP due to costly Hana migration

Computer Weekly

Survey finds many SAP users are considering augmenting their existing enterprise resource planning with cloud applications rather than go to S/4 Hana

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UKISUG 2016: 5% of SAP customers are using S/4 Hana

Computer Weekly

On the opening day of Connect, the 2016 SAP UK & Ireland User Group conference in Birmingham, it was revealed that 5% of customers are using S/4 Hana, and 12% have not heard of the ERP system

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SAP connects S/4 Hana in the cloud with ‘intelligent’ ERP

Computer Weekly

SAP has announced an intensification of S/4 Hana cloud delivery, together with an infusion of its enterprise resource planning with artificial intelligence

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TSG 1899 Hoffenheim gets 'faster in the head' with SAP analytics

Computer Weekly

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim has been using SAP’s Hana database and applications to speed up players mentally, as well as using SAP Hybris to sell shirts

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