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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.  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.
 

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:




5 New Year's resolutions for smart Basis teams

Jan 2, 2018 10:59:18 AM

Tick-tock tick-tock. Holiday vacation has come and gone, and there never seems to be enough time in a day. From holiday parties to shopping and time spent with friends and family, it’s a fun but crazy time. However, for Basis teams, an actual “vacation” is rare. While others spend time with their families, we spend time with our laptops to prepare the SAP systems for another year of improved performance, security and reliability. The Basis team are always overworked and underappreciated, but someone has to go through the sometimes tedious and complex process to make sure their company’s SAP data is safe.


Practical steps when planning a cloud migration project

Nov 16, 2017 9:01:40 AM

In our previous post, we covered the first steps for migrating SAP, including why companies are moving to the cloud, and some practical considerations. In this post - which is a little more technical - we take a deeper dive and look at guidelines that should be applied to all SAP migration projects, regardless of complexity. We include practical experience from successful migrations on client projects. These are generic enough to be applicable to any SAP cloud migration project. Additional steps may be needed if you combine a technical migration project with a functional upgrade, like S/4HANA, and the sequence of steps will also differ based on specific project requirements.


Top 5 take-aways from SAP TechEd 2017

Oct 11, 2017 11:51:09 AM


SAP TechEd...Boldly go where no enterprise has gone before

We had a full team from EPI-USE Labs attending SAP® TechEd this year (along with about 6,000 others) and we all geeked out. Most geeky of all was the Star Trek theme of the SAP TechEd Keynote delivered by Björn Goerke, SAP Chief Technology Officer and President SAP Cloud Platform. Björn kicked off the conference with an inspirational keynote relating the Star Trek theme with the digital transformation journey happening at companies around the world. Captain Kirk (played by Goerke) got right into character, and took the crowd through space focusing on Machine learning, blockchain, digital assistants, neural networks, and IoT. There was a big announcement during the keynote, which is my first takeaway.