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Reducing complexity is solving the Gordian knot of the digital era. The problem is still overwhelming for many companies. [hutterstock: 50093458, Mny-Jhee]

Reducing complexity is solving the Gordian knot of the digital era. The problem is still overwhelming for many companies. [hutterstock: 50093458, Mny-Jhee]

Legacy Systems: Shutdowns are Part of the Strategy

Heterogeneous system landscapes lead to greater complexity and less transparency. Standardization and centralization are the strategic answer. In case of the Deutsche Telekom, that also includes the shutdown of legacy systems.

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GDPR brings legacy systems to the attention of data protection officers - technically as well as financially. [shutterstock: 413733049, Santi S]

GDPR brings legacy systems to the attention of data protection officers - technically as well as financially. [shutterstock: 413733049, Santi S]

Data Protection: You Save It, You Delete It

The timer has finally run out. Today on May 25th, the transitional period for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has ended. However, the technical and organizational measures necessary to fully comply with the requirements of the regulation still appear to be slow to find their way onto the priority list of IT managers.

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With over 25 old ERP systems out of comission, Japanese brewery giant Asahi is achieving lasting reductions in IT operating costs. [shutterstock: 263923439,somsak nitimongkolchai]

With over 25 old ERP systems out of comission, Japanese brewery giant Asahi is achieving lasting reductions in IT operating costs. [shutterstock: 263923439,somsak nitimongkolchai]

New Recipe For Historical Data

Asahi, the Japanese brewery group, is shutting down 25 old systems in Central and Eastern Europe, thereby making a lasting reduction to its running costs for access to legacy data.

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Mail order pharmacy giant Zur Rose has found a short path to S/4 while dealing with a complex set of regulatory requirements. [shutterstock: 547342309, Africa Studio]

Mail order pharmacy giant Zur Rose has found a short path to S/4 while dealing with a complex set of regulatory requirements. [shutterstock: 547342309, Africa Studio]

The Shortest Path To S/4 Hana

SAP customers know: ultimately all paths lead to SAP S/4 Hana. But which path is the fastest and simplest? The Zur Rose Group of Switzerland knows the short-cut – shutting down legacy systems.

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Navigating the migration to S/4 requires a clear roadmap that takes into account a wide range of topics. [shutterstock: 50627389, allstars]

Navigating the migration to S/4 requires a clear roadmap that takes into account a wide range of topics. [shutterstock: 50627389, allstars]

Special: S/4 Migration Roadmap

In the SAP community there is a growing realisation that practically all roads lead to Hana and S/4. A strict deadline expires in 2030. So anyone not able to present a Hana and S/4 migration roadmap this year is running short on time. SAP Partner Data Migration Services has the answers the community is looking for. Thomas Failer, Administrative Council member and owner of Data Migration Services, and Tobias Eberle, CEO, talked with E-3 Editor-in-Chief Peter M. Färbinger.

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