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Cover story April 2024

SAP Basis with Cloud ALM, on-prem
and licenses.

Salzburg 2024: Hana and S/4 also need a robust SAP basis. The Customer Competence Center of SAP R/3 and Business Suite 7 is transforming itself with ALM, process mining and enterprise architects. The SAP Competence Center Summit in Salzburg is dedicated to this transformation process.

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Successful IT Transformation 

Patric Dahsefounder and managing director of SAP partner Natuvion, and Florian Sackmann, Head of Customer Engagement at NTT Data Business Solutions, show in a recent international IT study that companies underestimate the lead time and complexity of digital transformation projects. In many cases, it is not just a matter of a technical

release change, but rather the sustainable optimization of business processes and data structures. The SAP S/4 conversion is a good example of this.

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Partnership between two IT and process services companies for the energy industry.

Edge Integration Cell

July 18, 2024
Sabine Sölheim, Suse
SAP Edge Integration Cell is a flexible hybrid integration runtime that is available as an optional extension to the SAP Integration Suite. This API management executes integration scenarios within a private infrastructure.

Multicloud–Oracle and Google Cloud

July 18, 2024
E3 Magazine
Google Cloud will offer Oracle Cloud Infrastructure database services and high-speed network connections with Oracle.
Accelerated introduction of AI.
SAP partner BearingPoint has initiated an extensive transformation at retail company Sonepar in Germany. The executive responsible at Sonepar, Andreas Möller, found time to answer key questions for E3 Magazine.
Convista, a transformation consultancy, was honored in the Corporate Services category.
AI development is expensive, which gives most US start-ups with their powerful venture capitalists an advantage. A lack of capital could be replaced by partnership-based innovation and communities—both of which Aleph Alpha lacks.

SAP's Free Add-ons?

July 11, 2024
SAP is trying to make S/4 Hana a sufficiently good ERP product with attractive product combinations and license prices. In the meantime, S/4 has really grown up, but has not yet arrived in the cloud.

RISE or GROW

July 3, 2024
Everyone was perfectly surprised when SAP CEO Christian Klein announced the RISE program three years ago in a virtual living room with an artificial fireplace. No one understood what it means. RISE meanders between marketing and general business.
SAP CEO Christian Klein uses his knowledge and flair to pick the right topics for a strong stock market story. SAP's share price is at an all-time high, but there is little left for SAP customers.

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SAP Edge Integration Cell is a flexible hybrid integration runtime that is available as an optional extension to the SAP Integration Suite. This API management executes integration scenarios within a private infrastructure.
July 11, 2024

AI Wave

A new AI study shows that 98 percent of business leaders believe that AI will have changed their industry within the next three years. According to the survey results, 24 percent have already used AI tools.
SAP is doing well if you look at the share price. Up 40 percent within a year; Oracle jumped almost 20 percent in mid-June and Salesforce still managed 13 percent after a slump at the end of May.
Turning those affected into co-creators of the digital transformation in Germany's companies: this is the completely new concept developed to cure specialists and managers of their fear of digital change.

Community News

Partnership between two IT and process services companies for the energy industry.
Accelerated introduction of AI.
SAP partner BearingPoint has initiated an extensive transformation at retail company Sonepar in Germany. The executive responsible at Sonepar, Andreas Möller, found time to answer key questions for E3 Magazine.
Convista, a transformation consultancy, was honored in the Corporate Services category.

Business Management

For the survey, a total of 600 supply chain management executives worldwide were asked about their experiences over the past year.
A number of companies have already made the switch to a future-oriented business warehouse such as BW/4 Hana and Datasphere as a cloud solution, or a combination of both. Large corporations basically all already use a data warehouse.
In times of international crises and wars, it is more important than ever for companies to secure their value creation. To achieve this, all supply chains must be organized as flexibly and resiliently as possible. The foundation for this is valid data.
Impending recession and supply chain problems: Germany's companies are facing numerous challenges.

IT Management

Google Cloud will offer Oracle Cloud Infrastructure database services and high-speed network connections with Oracle.
To facilitate access to this data, most IT departments centralize as much information as possible.
When asked whether they ever check their emergency user log, most companies still respond with no. Experience from GRC practice shows that these logs usually gather dust in archives instead of being properly checked and documented.
June 4, 2024

AI at Any Price?

Everyone is talking about AI. Even though generative AI is now facing criticism about its quality and reliability, and privacy advocates are taking legal action against Open AI, AI is here to stay.

Economy

The many changes in business, technology, politics, and society can make you think. And the more innovations there are, the greater the desire for orientation and clarity.
Preferred Partnership agreed for convenient procurement processes.
Natuvion Data Conversion Server. The SAP architects at Adesso Orange and the digital relocation specialist Natuvion have expanded their partnership.
Merger creates broad portfolio, strengthens SAP expertise, and expands team strength and global reach

People Management

E3 book tip

SAP Integration Suite

Connect and automate your business applications and workflows with the SAP Integration Suite. Get to know the numerous functions of the platform and find out how you can use it to efficiently manage your integrated company landscape. Are you still working with SAP Process Orchestration or Process Integration? The experts will show you how to migrate your interfaces and optimize them for use in the SAP Integration Suite.

 - Integrate on-premise and cloud systems holistically
 - All SAP Integration Suite functions explained on the system
 - With practical tips on the migration of SAP Process Orchestration

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Working on the SAP basis is crucial for successful S/4 conversion. 

This gives the Competence Center strategic importance for existing SAP customers. Regardless of the S/4 Hana operating model, topics such as Automation, Monitoring, Security, Application Lifecycle Management and Data Management the basis for S/4 operations.

For the second time, E3 magazine is organizing a summit for the SAP community in Salzburg to provide comprehensive information on all aspects of S/4 Hana groundwork. All information about the event can be found here:

SAP Competence Center Summit 2024

Venue

Event Room, FourSide Hotel Salzburg,
At the exhibition center 2,
A-5020 Salzburg

Event date

June 5 and 6, 2024

Regular ticket:

€ 590 excl. VAT

Venue

Event Room, Hotel Hilton Heidelberg,
Kurfürstenanlage 1,
69115 Heidelberg

Event date

28 and 29 February 2024

Tickets

Regular ticket
EUR 590 excl. VAT
The organizer is the E3 magazine of the publishing house B4Bmedia.net AG. The presentations will be accompanied by an exhibition of selected SAP partners. The ticket price includes the attendance of all lectures of the Steampunk and BTP Summit 2024, the visit of the exhibition area, the participation in the evening event as well as the catering during the official program. The lecture program and the list of exhibitors and sponsors (SAP partners) will be published on this website in due time.