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Competence Center Summit

The SAP base will determine the success of the S/4 conversion in the coming years, because it is at the base that challenges relating to SAP licenses, staff shortages and digital transformation can be solved.
Peter M. Färbinger, E3 Magazine
March 16, 2023
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This text has been automatically translated from German to English.

Basic solutions for release upgrades

The Customer Competence Center (CCC) and Customer Center of Expertise (CCoE) have a successful past and are still very important today. Only a stable basis and infrastructure guarantee the success of an SAP system. In recent years, the SolMan has become the most important guarantor of innovative SAP operations. The SolMan was the Swiss army knife for SAP Basis employees and laid the foundation for further success.

Cloud ALM

ALM is the logical metamorphosis of SolMan for a hybrid system landscape of private and public cloud. The private cloud is the answer for existing SAP customers with current on-prem concepts, while the public cloud will be the starting point for greenfield projects from innovative new customers. However, every type of SAP system landscape needs one or more management tools. SAP's answer is ALM. Partners complement this offering with tools for monitoring, automation, license measurement, data management and transport management.

Staff shortage

The difficult situation on the personnel market is also noticeable at SAP Basis. The Competence Center Summit can provide an answer to this by presenting tools and methods. If the basic team is relieved by monitoring, test automation, automatic system copy and other automation tools, then the critical personnel situation also eases.

License Management

The tasks of SAP Basis also include planning the release upgrade, and this cannot be done in the direction of Hana and S/4 without a reassessment of the licenses. Of course, SAP offers several options, but existing SAP customers will only find the best way after a detailed analysis of their own situation. Without expert help, however, there is hardly any way forward. Here, success is based on the experience of many projects. At the Competence Center Summit, knowledge about the best possible license agreement with SAP is available.

Data structures

The S/4 conversion demands sustainable concepts for data management from SAP Basis. Archiving concepts as well as data management for operational business must be planned. Expert presentations on the topic of data management inside and outside of SAP systems with transparent access to the history from S/4 will be offered at the Competence Center Summit. SAP Basis is particularly challenged here.

Tasks and future of the CCC/CCoE

Besides the current topics like BTP, Embedded Steampunk and Abap, SolMan and Cloud ALM, Signavio and Test Automation and many more, the CCC/CCoE as an organizational unit has an indispensable place in the SAP infrastructure. A first insight is provided by the E-3 conversation from last year, see YouTube video stream. The numerous technical articles in the current newsletter and the upcoming E-3 Extra in April illustrate the importance of SAP Basis work.

Now to the Competence Center Summit 2023 register and get all the basic knowledge!

Peter M. Färbinger, E3 Magazine

Peter M. Färbinger, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief E3 Magazine DE, US and ES (, AG, Freilassing (DE), E-Mail: and Tel. +49(0)8654/77130-21

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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


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.