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E3 Category: IT Management

Information technology, IT architectures, and infrastructure, as well as algorithms and data structures are essential to operate SAP software.

SAP S/4 Hana is available both in the cloud and on-prem. Although SAP as a company prefers the cloud, there are many reasons to opt for a local installation, including security. This article compares both options.
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In future, SAP transactions can be easily controlled and automated without using the SAP user interface. Data entry via the SAP GUI is not self-explanatory and requires time-consuming user training.
Automation tools have long since become established for creating SAP system copies. SAP Basis teams expect providers to provide them with such software systems based on the latest technologies.
Austrian SAP customer Agrana is one of the world's leading food and industrial goods companies. In Germany, Agrana is probably better known for its strategic partner Südzucker, which is also an SAP user.
Invoicing is often still manual and thus prone to errors. During a labor shortage, it also deprives companies of valuable capacity for more value-adding activities. AI-based invoicing provides a remedy here.
Although the GAEB file format considerably simplifies and accelerates the purchasing of construction services, it is not supported by SAP. This can be particularly problematic for energy suppliers.
With a size of more than 30 TB, the BMW Group's SAP ECC had reached its limits. The car manufacturer opted for S/4 and Natuvion as its transformation partner.

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


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


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

Event date

28 and 29 February 2024


Regular ticket
EUR 590 excl. VAT
The organizer is the E3 magazine of the publishing house 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.