The topic of S/4 and Embedded Analytics is currently giving rise to controversial discussions. What is the added-value of the integrated reporting possibilities in S/4? What does the standard offer and how can additional requirements be met? And what demarcation lines separate this integrated+ solution from SAP BW?
The digital transition is also changing Business Warehouse's (BW's) role in the company. The new BW/4 Hana shows how a BW of the future could look. Yet some questions remain open.
SAP-IT landscapes are complex and each is different. How often have we already read this? It is still true but there is more to it than that.
Migrating to a standalone system for the Diagnostics divison was no easy task for Roche. [Shutterstock; 260144123, PolakPhoto]
In a rollout dubbed “GLOIRE for Americas”, Roche Diagnostics has extracted all of its sales branches in South, Central, and North America from Roche Pharma’s SAP systems and integrated them into a new standalone SAP landscape for their Americas division. The fact that this new landscape is based on Hana posed a particular challenge. Ten months after the project began, however, Brazil was the first country to go live.
The introduction of Hana and S/4 Hana is a big challenge for many companies. The project promises success if a road map with clearly defined steps points the way to the goal. What could that look like? What do companies have to consider during the implementation process?
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SAP has a lot on the shelf looking for PaaS/SaaS solutions. [Shutterstock: 278902874, Syda Productions]
For a few years now, SAP has been offering its own solution for a cloud infrastructure: the Hana Cloud Platform. So it is a good time to give some thought to the platform’s current status and area of use, and to assess the market opportunities both for established customers and for new customers.