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SAP IS-U International Conference take-aways

Jul 25, 2018 12:46:18 PM

EPI-USE Labs recently attended the International SAP Conference for Utilities in Lisbon. We have a mature solution to copy SAP IS-U (Industry Solution for Utilities) test data as part our Data Sync Manager (DSM) suite, and as quite a few customers are using this solution, we wanted to share this further.

As one of the functional developers for the IS-U solution, I attended to learn more about the latest developments in this space. Here are the two main ideas that stood out for me:

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S/4HANA Migration Preparation Checklist

Jun 15, 2018 1:40:43 AM

S/4HANA is the future for every business running SAP, whether this year or the next few years. 

Moving to S/4 is a migration project unlike any other. If done correctly, your business should reap the rewards of a leap forward in both hardware and software technology. This checklist gives you an indication of what you should take care of before starting your SAP migration. Each step indicates how much closer it gets you to the finish line. 

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Converting to SAP S/4HANA: technical options

Jun 13, 2018 12:07:12 PM

What are your technical options as an existing SAP customer today running SAP ERP ECC 6.0 and looking to plan your path to S/4HANA?

SAP has sure come a long way since I first certified as a SAP Basis consultant in Waldorf in 1998, but I find that there is a lot of good – if sometimes confusing or outdated – information out there. For this article, I’m going to focus on laying out the conversion pathway to the latest on-premise version of S/4HANA version 1709 and the technical options available for you at an intermediate level of detail, and avoid the details around the different versions and the different deployment models of S/4HANA – with the caveat that this will eventually age out as well :)

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SLO: beyond optimization, it's about responding to business critical events

Jan 24, 2018 2:38:10 PM

System Landscape Optimization

System Landscape Optimization.  Three mouth-filling words.
On the face of it, this moniker suggests it is a purely technology-centric endeavor.  I believe this is partly due to its abstract wording which masks its true intention.

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SAP cloud deployment: your options (plus a no-cost HANA readiness assessment)

Jan 9, 2018 11:33:52 AM

In our previous post, we discussed practical steps to consider when planning a SAP cloud migration project. Now, let’s take a look at cloud deployment options for SAP.

Companies have a tremendous amount of choice as to where to deploy their SAP landscapes, including S/4HANA. Also, SAP landscapes don’t function in isolation anymore. You will almost certainly deploy systems at various places in the cloud. This has the drawback of additional integration and complexity, but the upside is that you can fine-tune and optimize your landscape to meet different business needs.

Customers who primarily deploy on-premise will have at least some parts of the landscape extended into the cloud.

Your three main SAP Cloud Deployment options
SAP customers primarily have three cloud deployment options: