30-day update cycles are a heavy burden on the shoulders of SAPs customers. [shutterstock: 588778556, optimarc]

30-day update cycles are a heavy burden on the shoulders of SAPs customers. [shutterstock: 588778556, optimarc]

Hana Development: Status Critical

A DSAG symposium (German SAP User Group) on the topic of Hana close to SAP’s headquarter in Walldorf, Germany recently has shed light on critical points in the ongoing Hana development: Hana’s code is still leaving a lot to be desired.

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Predictive maintenance can reduce cost, increase productivity and streamline production. [shutterstock: 340585748, kenary820]

Predictive maintenance can reduce cost, increase productivity and streamline production. [shutterstock: 340585748, kenary820]

Predictive Maintenance With SAP Hana: Giving Data A Meaning

For industrial companies, predictive maintenance is the ideal point of entry into highly-automated production, based on internet technologies and the Internet of Things. Data gathered and processed in real time can improve production processes and bring down maintenance requirements.

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SEAL Systems makes SAP systems fit for paperless production. [shutterstock: 339520541, Who is Danny]

SEAL Systems makes SAP systems fit for paperless production. [shutterstock: 339520541, Who is Danny]

Making a Case For Paperless Production

Many industrial firms have not yet made full use of the possibilities of digitization. Work instructions, technical drawings and orders are still printed on paper; manual feedback or releases are common. SEAL Systems shows how they assist businesses in making their SAP systems fit for paperless production.

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SAP Startup Focus companies have impressed on stage with their Hana-based solutions. [shutterstock: 580714435, Rawpixel.com]

SAP Startup Focus companies have impressed on stage with their Hana-based solutions. [shutterstock: 580714435, Rawpixel.com]

CeBIT Round-Up: SAP Startup Focus at Scale 11

CeBIT 2017 is in the books and one of the best parts was the Scale 11 startup program. SAP Startup Focus had a chance to contribute during numerous presentations by both SAP professionals as well as representatives from five selected companies.

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With various alternatives available, it's time to get thinking about tomorrow - today. [shutterstock: 549285574, Kritsada Rajmanee]

With various alternatives available, it's time to get thinking about tomorrow - today. [shutterstock: 549285574, Kritsada Rajmanee]

Operational Reporting with Hana Live or S/4 Embedded Analytics?

A migration of SAP's Business Suite onto S/4 Hana requires a technological reorientation of existing reporting-applications. Operational Reporting with Hana Live is the preferred solution for SAP's Business Suite powered by Hana; by contrast, S/4 is taking the route of embedded analytics and a different technical substructure. What does this mean for customers? What needs to be borne in mind so that customers can continue to use in-house developments?

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Recent court rulings have caused an uproar among SAP customers as companies are facing huge financial risks. [shutterstock: 299616500, Evlakhov Valeriy]

Recent court rulings have caused an uproar among SAP customers as companies are facing huge financial risks. [shutterstock: 299616500, Evlakhov Valeriy]

Risks of Indirect Use – Better Practice

The recent judgment in favor of SAP in the litigation regarding indirect use disconcerts the global SAP community. As an outcome, transparency when it comes to the entire SAP infrastructure of a company is rapidly becoming a high priority.

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