SAP Cloud Strategy


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    Moving to the Cloud is About More Than Infrastructure

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    Organizations are moving their SAP workloads to the cloud, either by replacing legacy hardware with flexible and scalable cloud infrastructure or with the adoption of cloud-based applications. But today’s cloud investments must provide more than just new and faster infrastructure, as organizations look to make those investments the basis for broader innovation. SAPinsider research has…...…
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    Video – SAP Workloads in the Cloud: Opportunities and Risks

    When it comes to SAP workloads in the cloud, knowing the route of cloud technology your organization is heading toward, whether public or private cloud, or a hybrid approach, is foundational to reaping its rewards. For example, the cloud offers opportunities to test ideas more easily and cost-effectively. With 95 or 98 percent of SAP…
  3. How do you choose which private or public cloud infrastructure to run SAP?

    How can you adopt the flexibility of cloud, with the cost control of an on-premise implementation? How does this compare to use of a public cloud? Companies are worried about the costs and new complexities of public cloud implementations, but they value the easy scaling and speed. Utilities need close control of their data. When…
  4. Enterprise Cloud Deployment 2021 Benchmark Report

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    In This Report: Cloud has become a de-facto standard and technology that every organization must consider, but moving to the cloud carries unique technical considerations and skills requirements. This SAPinsider report revisits and updates our 2019 and 2020 reports on Cloud adoption in our Community and takes the pulse of the enterprise market to determine…
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    Cloud Decisions for Executives Who Run SAP

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    The cloud is here. According to SAPinsider research results and discussions with executives, many companies are now operating in the cloud. During the November Executive Meeting, participants learned about the latest research around cloud and heard executives share their cloud journeys. The meeting and its executive insights are the focus of this article. Riz Ahmed,…
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    SAP S/4HANA in Private Cloud Helps Build up Organization

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    Since COVID-19 struck the United States, the building products industry has undergone unprecedented growth. However, the industry has also experienced significant impacts associated with a lack of resources to meet demand. SAPinsider sat down with Marty Menard, CIO for Pacific Coast Companies Inc. (PCCI), one of four major subsidiaries generating revenue for Pacific Coast Building…
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    Cloud Success Requires a Clear Vision

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    By Robert Holland, VP and Research Director, SAPinsider SAPinsider research has shown that 88% of our community are running at least some SAP workloads in the cloud, with more transitioning to that environment. But while there is a focus on the typical cloud goals of reduced operational costs, increased flexibility and scalability, and faster deployment…
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    Three Steps for Starting Your Cloud Journey

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    By Robert Holland, VP and Research Director, SAPinsider Companies operating with on-premise SAP solutions are seeking a transition to the cloud for greater agility and flexibility. However, the move comes with several considerations regarding cost, security, and native toolset capabilities. Navigating this landscape requires a trusted partner with a strategy appropriate for the business. A…
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    Embracing a Multi-Cloud Strategy with SAP BTP

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    By James Wood, Principal Consultant, Bowdark Consulting The SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) has been subject to several key transformations over the years. While cynics are quick to point to marketing shenanigans with all the product name changes (“SAP BTP: Now with 63% more awesomeness…”), there has absolutely been a method to SAP’s madness:…
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    Cloud and SAP S/4HANA Drive IT Landscape of the Future

    Barry Carney, Senior Director of Global Business Services at Bentley Systems, shares how the global software provider is building a roadmap toward achieving a competitive edge.  Bentley Systems runs a highly evolved, intertwined infrastructure. Essential for the company, says Barry Carney, Senior Director of Global Business Services, is keeping pace with innovations as they happen. To balance its complex SAP landscape with its ambition to develop an enterprise system of the…
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    Deliver Competitive Advantage via Cloud-Based SAP Workloads

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    By Alex Soto, Editor, SAPinsider Organizations today are transitioning their SAP workloads to the cloud to achieve greater flexibility and scalability. Benefits of this move include increased efficiency, improved productivity beyond the initial transition, and the ability to deploy applications more rapidly than on-premise infrastructure supports. While the underlying thread that enables successful cloud adoption…
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    Video: Leveraging the Cloud After Transformation

    Organizations are moving enterprise applications to the cloud to leverage the flexibility and scalability that it offers, in addition to having an environment on which they can more rapidly deploy applications. But once they have moved to the cloud, what can they do to leverage the functionality that it offers beyond that initial deployment? And…...…
  13. Randstad Looks to the Cloud to Improve Employee Experiences

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    As the pandemic disrupts the business world, employee experience remains a top priority for organizations. According to SAPinsider’s State of Human Experience in the Workplace Benchmark Report, creating modern employee experiences is taking on a new level of strategic and business urgency thanks to the shift to remote work. Earlier this year, to maintain its…
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    Accelerating ROI and Innovation in the Cloud

    Over the last few years, SAP customers are migrating more and more business processes and data to the cloud. This transition requires that companies navigate some critical decision points and add specific skills and experience to their arsenal. In this video interview with Frank Powell, President, Managecore we discuss some of the reasons why SAP…...…
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    How SAP Customers are Accelerating ROI and Innovation in the Cloud

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    Over the last few years, SAP customers are migrating more and more business processes and data to the cloud. This transition requires that companies navigate some critical decision points and add specific skills and experience to their arsenal. In this interview with Frank Powell, President, Managecore we discuss some of the reasons why SAP customers…
  16. Panel Discussion | Cloud versus on-premise deployments

    Cloud-based deployments are becoming a key part of the deployment model for SAP S/4HANA, with 95% of those preparing infrastructure saying that they will run at least some instances in the cloud. This is mainly due to its promise of flexibility for enterprises, to include saving money and time to improving on scalability. But regardless…
  17. Building the Business Case for SAP S/4HANA in the Cloud

    Support your organization's adoption of SAP S/4HANA by constructing a business value case. In this session, learn why the move to SAP S/4HANA is the ideal time to consider your cloud strategy. Microsoft cloud services have been certified by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security. Hear how one customer has increased business agility and performance, driven…
  18. Ultimate Guide to Optimizing SAP Operations in the Cloud

    So you are in the cloud, congratulations! Does the work stop? Of course not, so how do you optimize your SAP landscape post migration? If you want to level up your cloud management game but not sure how – this is the perfect webinar for you. In this webinar with SUSE you’ll learn all about…
  19. Video: Learn How Lloyd’s Register Uses the Cloud to Help Its Customers Engage and Turn Ideas Into Solutions

    At a time when uncertainty appears to be steering the ship amid a disrupted marketplace, asset-intensive industries are looking to accelerate digital transformation. But in navigating rough waters, they face many challenges in relation to aging infrastructure, evolving global supply chains, and meeting sustainability demands of customers. Lloyd’s Register, one of the world's leading providers…
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    Lloyd’s Register Adopts SAP’s Portfolio of Cloud Solutions As The Engine to Address Uncertainty In Asset-Intense Industries

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    At a time when uncertainty appears to be steering the ship amid a disrupted marketplace, asset-intensive industries are looking to accelerate digital transformation. But in navigating rough waters, they face many challenges in relation to aging infrastructure, evolving global supply chains, and meeting sustainability demands of customers. Lloyd’s Register, one of the world's leading providers…
  21. The (almost) perfect business case for an SAP HANA cloud system transformation

    Understanding your TCO is one of the biggest challenges of moving to the cloud. One provider charges based on number of users, traffic, storage used, and instances, while another charges based on CPUs, storage, energy usage, hardware, network traffic, and manpower. This makes comparing different solutions and providers with on-premise environments extremely difficult. In addition,…
  22. Your SAP Cloud’s Full Potential Is Waiting to Be Unleashed

    Many organizations have a cloud-first strategy for critical applications such as SAP. Those in the cloud environment need trusted providers of enterprise-grade shared file systems, simplified operations, and data protection. But how can they take advantage of the benefits of cloud while retaining some on-premise processes? This session will cover deployment options and use cases…
  23. Double-Down on Digital Without Doubling the Risk: Fast-track complex SAP cloud migrations with a near-zero downtime approach

    COVID-19 has changed everything. In six months, the global market has matured ten years in terms of embracing digital as the #1 channel. Deficiencies in supply chains and operational resiliency were fully exposed. While a 5% burst of technology spending during the first three months of the pandemic was directed to remote work enablement and…
  24. SAPinsider Research Insights | Enterprise Cloud Deployment

    Digital transformation and the deployment of applications in the cloud has been a key topic of discussion within the enterprise software market for several years but that conversation has been accelerated by the global events of 2020. Organizations whose workforces had been entirely on-site have had to quickly convert to a remote work environment. Many…
  25. Cloud Deployment and Configuration

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    Cloud deployment and configuration can be confusing with understanding the platforms, as well as changing product names and requirements. How do you choose between public, private, hybrid, and on-premise cloud scenarios? Attend these sessions to help make the appropriate cloud deployment and configuration choices for your organization, and understand strategy and plans moving into 2021…
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    How Endress+Hauser Is Creating a Simpler Business by Making Integration a Strategic Imperative

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    As SAP customers today begin to look more strategically at integration, some are creating centers of excellence dedicated to integration priorities. This case study reveals how one such organization, Endress+Hauser, formed a competency center that focused all the company’s resources and skills around applications integration in one place. Learn how the business moved its integration…
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    How a Cloud-First Integration Strategy Helps Eneco Offer Innovative Energy Services and Cut Costs

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    SAP customers can learn a great deal from their peers, and energy company Eneco has many learnings from its cloud-first strategy that other businesses can benefit from. This Q&A with Cloud Integration Consultant Marco Verhoef offers insights from Eneco’s experiences as an early adopter of SAP Integration Suite. In this article, he shares: – How…
  28. Set Yourself Apart with Cross-Industry Insight

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    Competitive pressure, advancements in technology, or the pursuit of new business opportunities are compelling companies to move into adjacent industries. According to SAP, companies need to look beyond creating new processes within their organization that set them apart from other businesses. Instead, they need to find ways to take advantage of shared knowledge across industries…
  29. Your Journey to SAP Cloud Certification

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    SAP is moving forward with a “cloud-first” approach, and with this, they need to ensure a skilled population of business users and consultants are ready for this leap. Cloud solutions require SAP customers and consultants to contain an enhanced skillset based on a continuous learning mindset to keep pace with software that changes frequently. The…
  30. SAP Pre-Announces Q1 Results, Updates 2020 Outlook

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    This week, after an initial internal review, SAP announced their preliminary financial results for the first quarter of 2020. Highlights of the announcement included an increase in IFRS cloud revenue by 29%, an increase in total revenue by 7%, and an increase in IFRS operating profit by more than 100%.
  31. Europeans Are Under Pressure to Centralize, While North Americans Are Demanding Agility in Their ERP Cloud Strategy

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    By Robert Holland, VP Research and Publishing, SAPinsider In SAPinsider’s recently published research report on “SAP S/4HANA in the Cloud,” we explored the ERP cloud strategy of members of the SAPinsider community to gain insights into what they were doing. We were particularly interested in determining what was driving their strategy towards the cloud, how…...…
  32. SAP Doubles Down on the Cloud and Customer Focus in FY2019 Results Release

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    By Robert Holland, VP Research and Publishing, SAPinsider On January 28 SAP conducted their Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2019 Results Release, and announced that they had met all of their 2019 revenue and profitability targets – albeit with their cloud numbers only passing the post because of a single very large Q4 transaction. Source: https://news.sap.com/2020/01/sap-announces-preliminary-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2019-results/ In…
  33. What to Expect From Our SAPinsider 2020 Event: Insights From Rizal Ahmed, President and Head of Research, SAP S/4HANA and Cloud at SAPinsider

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    On March 17-19 in Vegas this year at SAPinsider’s 2020 conference the word that will be buzzing around every room in the Bellagio is SAP S/4HANA, and for good reason. From our research we know that moving to SAP’s latest upgrade is the most consuming, important decision and project that SAP customers are facing, and…
  34. Opportunities And Considerations For Running SAP In The Cloud

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    Most enterprise companies are running some sort of hybrid cloud environment, but now the pressure is on to increase your investment in the cloud to lower costs and power innovation. But why should you consider the cloud when it comes to mission-critical a This content is available to (General or Premium) members. Sign in or…
  35. Bring Financial and Employee Value to Your Consumerized Digital Business

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    This article provides an inside look at three of SAP’s most popular cloud products: SAP Cloud for Real Estate, SAP RealSpend, and SAP Financial Statement Insights. Each of these solutions can be purchased on the SAP Store and have been purpose-built to accommodate the modern business users’ needs to access personalized data and solutions instantly.…
  36. Community Management in the Cloud? Key Considerations

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    Build Quickly and Lower Your Overall Costs There is no doubt that the cloud is here to stay. There are so many advantages, especially for smaller companies with limited IT staffs. For example, moving to the cloud enables companies to pay for what they use, without any ownership responsibilities or a need to maintain servers…
  37. The Future of Cloud Consumption Economics

    This video is hosted by SAPinsider and sponsored by Virtustream. Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player enabled in your browser to watch the video stream. Infrastructure-as-a-service cloud growth is accelerating and complex.  The value perception is shifting from controlling the costs of IT infrastructure to enabling the business with agility…...…
  38. Bridging the Gap: How a Hybrid Cloud Scenario Leverages the Agility of the Cloud and the Security of On Premise

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    While the advantages of the cloud are widely recognized in today’s business landscape, moving your entire business to the cloud can still seem like a risky proposition. For that reason, many organizations are opting for a hybrid cloud approach. So how do you go about developing a hybrid cloud strategy? This article explores that question,…
  39. Break Free from On-Premise Complexity

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    Increasing demand from customers for innovation and convenience has played a major role in moving businesses toward cloud technology, as the cloud allows organizations to be more agile and responsive to customer needs. Recognizing this trend — and the needs of its customers — SAP released SAP S/4HANA Cloud, an end-to-end ERP system purpose-built for…
  40. Examining Public Cloud for SAP Applications

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    Public cloud is a very appealing option for many organizations, with opportunities for reduced maintenance costs, enhanced agility, and accelerated innovation. When it comes to choosing a public cloud provider for your SAP applications, there are several important factors to consider. This article explores some of these considerations — including your readiness for the cloud,…
  41. Leverage the Momentum of the Cloud

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    If you’re an IT service provider or reseller, it’s likely that the cloud has been — or soon will be — a disruptive force in your business. The cloud is changing how companies consume IT services and software and, as a result, what they expect from their service providers. Fortunately, SAP offers its partners support…
  42. 6 Steps to Adopting a Hybrid Cloud Scenario with Your SAP ECC System and SAP Cloud Platform

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    Learn about the steps required to get a hybrid electronic bill presentment and payment scenario set up using an SAP-delivered application in SAP Cloud Platform. Key Concept Electronic bill presentment and payment is a process that enables a company’s end customers to view their bills and make a payment in an Internet portal. SAP delivers…...…
  43. Leading the Way with Cloud

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    Today’s enterprises are weathering an incredible amount of change in how both businesses and consumers use technology, and the cloud is at the center of all this change. Across all lines of business and in all industries, the cloud can help organizations simplify their processes, increase agility, and more quickly meet customer needs. And if…
  44. Becoming a Digital Enterprise Starts with Cloud

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    Today’s enterprises have to contend with an uncomfortable truth: Legacy systems simply aren’t responsive enough to handle the explosive data growth or the rapid customization economy. In order to avoid being left behind, enterprises need to make the move to a more robust IT environment powered by a digital core. And for many, the most…