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A heavy focus of consolidating and harmonizing global SAP landscapes remains the engine for strong growth at cbs. [shutterstock: 287096177, ESB Professional]

A heavy focus of consolidating and harmonizing global SAP landscapes remains the engine for strong growth at cbs. [shutterstock: 287096177, ESB Professional]

cbs Increases Annual Turnover by 41 Percent

In fiscal year 2017, SAP consultancy Corporate Business Solutions (cbs) increased its turnover by more than 41 percent compared to the previous 12 months. The €82.1 million in revenue generated by the cbs group shows that it remains on a steep upward trajectory.

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With S/4 AnyDB on the deathbed, where can the SAP community turn to for help? [shutterstock: 232844677, lassedesignen]

With S/4 AnyDB on the deathbed, where can the SAP community turn to for help? [shutterstock: 232844677, lassedesignen]

S/4 AnyDB: Can Oracle save us?

If you believe the message from the DSAG Technology Days, S/4 AnyDB is dead. At least that is what is in my staff's report. But who is saving the community now? Perhaps an implementation of the NetWeaver stack in the Oracle cloud?

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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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SAP's Business Partner concept in S/4Hana isn't new but has important impacts on MDM. [shutterstock: 481815439, Tashatuvango]

SAP's Business Partner concept in S/4Hana isn't new but has important impacts on MDM. [shutterstock: 481815439, Tashatuvango]

Does S/4Hana’s Business Partner Approach Revolutionize MDM?

The SAP Business Partner concept isn’t something new that was invented with SAP S/4Hana. A quick overview and what you really need to know to understand the basic concept and the related impacts.

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If you want to avoid the draconian penalties of GDRp, your data needs to be protected by May. Not the easiest task with SAP systems. [shutterstock: 346246118, ImageFlow]

If you want to avoid the draconian penalties of GDRp, your data needs to be protected by May. Not the easiest task with SAP systems. [shutterstock: 346246118, ImageFlow]

GDPR: 1% Of Data Could Cost 4% Of Annual Turnover In May

Metadata discovery software vendor Silwood Technology has conducted research into five of the largest and most widely used application packages to understand the scale of the challenge encountered by their customers when locating personal data for GDPR compliance. Nick Porter, CEO of Silwood Technology spoke to E-3 on how SAP systems are taking the general problem to the extreme.

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