Forrester Key Takeaways On SAP Following SAP SAPPHIRE Event

Forrester IT

Forrester VP and Research Director Allen Bonde interviews VP and Principal Analyst Liz Herbert on takeaways from SAP’s SAPPHIRE event. Also, check out our recent report on SAP and whether SAP is a good fit for your digital business. age of the customer

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Making Your Business Case For SAP S/4 HANA

Forrester IT

Clients continue to ask about the business case for SAP S/4 HANA — even more so now that SAP has pushed back the maintenance/support window for the predecessor product SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) to 2027 (with extended maintenance options also available beyond that date).

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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


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 ( SAP's integrated Hybris front office tools a shot at Salesforce ( Big Data Events News events National security NS2 SAP SAP HANA technology

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SAP NS2 Solutions Summit Highlights


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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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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SAP Makes The Right Decision By Extending Support For Business Suite 7

Forrester IT

SAP today announced that it will continue to support customers on Business Suite 7 until 2030. This won’t surprise many people, because the 2025 deadline was unrealistic given how slowly SAP’s customers are moving to S/4HANA. It was never likely that SAP would risk its €11.5

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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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Bosch And SAP Agree A Strategic Internet Of Things (IoT) Partnership To Facilitate Data Orchestration

Forrester IT

I recently attended an event at which Bosch and SAP announced a major partnership to more closely align their respective cloud and software expertise around the industrial internet of things. The SAP and Bosch partnership focuses on two main items: Read more Categories: Bosch.

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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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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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Top SAP Services Providers Focus on Transformation– Not Implementation?

Forrester IT

The set of relevant services for SAP in the services market is growing, fueled by SAP’s recent cloud acquisitions and focus on the digital core. Watch below to learn more, and find the full Wave here: The Forrester Wave™: Services Providers For Next-Generation SAP Products, Q2 2018”. age of the customer digital transformation implementation SAP SAP services providers

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Will SAP’s Acquisition Of Qualtrics Help Propel It Forward In The AOC?

Forrester IT

Yesterday, SAP announced that it is acquiring Qualtrics for a hefty $8 billion in cash. For SAP, this does make some sense. SAP is often perceived as being a legacy provider that struggles to play in the consumer space, and this acquisition may help it make a larger data play.

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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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C/4HANA: SAP’s Industrialization Of Customer Engagement

Forrester IT

SAP announced a new name, market position, and strategy for its customer engagement portfolio. Instead of a potpourri of products, SAP will now offer the quirkily named C/4HANA, which is comprised of SAP Marketing Cloud, SAP Commerce Cloud, SAP Service Cloud, SAP Sales Cloud (including CallidusCloud), and SAP Customer Data Cloud (Gigya).

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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

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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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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SGI and SAP Plan In-Memory Appliance

Data Center Knowledge

SGI announces plans to develop an appliance based on the SAP HANA platform, and Switzerland telecom Sunrise Communications selects Violin Memory to dramatically speed up processing times. SGI Storage flash memory sap sap hana Violin Memory

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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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What SAP Customers Should Know About The $8B Qualtrics Buy

Forrester IT

SAP has been on an acquisition binge in recent years (Successfactors, hybris, Ariba, Concur, Fieldglass, CallidusCloud, Gigya and others) – a marked departure from SAP’s build-it-all strategy of the past. Qualtrics is the latest – and largest — in this shopping spree. Like many of the other acquisitions, Qualtrics will roll up into the Business […

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CEO Departure Gives SAP The Chance To Refocus On Customer Priorities — But Also Brings Risks

Forrester IT

Last night, SAP’s CEO of the past 9-plus years, Bill McDermott, announced his plan to resign.

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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's vision for innovation uncovered

IT Toolbox

A new eBook gives some insights into where SAP sees itself going on the innovation front

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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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SAP HANA: A Fantasy Football Use Case


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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4th Annual SAP NS2 Solutions Summit


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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SAP Gives Enterprise IT Customers an Extension

Information Week

ERP giant SAP wants all its customers to migrate to its new platform S/4HANA, but it's a time consuming and expensive process. So the company is extending maintenance on its earlier platform

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SAP online learning cracks half a mill

IT Toolbox

more than half a million user use SAP's online learning

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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

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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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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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA Now Available on AWS


Just announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA has expanded their availability to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA offers an open, integrated and highly available platform. Enterprises can now leverage the stability, security and reliability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SAP HANA to run public cloud-based big data workloads. Googling for an SAP HANA business case (

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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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