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A secure future with hybrid SAP scenarios

Whether 2025 or 2027 - why now is the right time to rethink your SAP operations.
Arvato Systems GmbH
March 9, 2020
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IT managers at utilities walk a tightrope every day: Despite cost pressure, scarce resources and regulatory challenges, they have to safeguard existing business. At the same time, all eyes are on IT when it comes to the urgent development of new business areas or digital services. The expected end of support in 2027 for the ERP systems SAP R/3 and the industry solution IS-U further shakes this already delicate balance.

With the migration to S/4 HANA and HANA database technologies, utilities are relying on a platform that will secure their existing business in the long term. This also lays the foundations for future-oriented solutions such as intelligent charging station management, smart meters or load forecasts. Innovative services from the Microsoft Azure Cloud perfectly complement the usual on-premises stack.

Hybrid cloud approaches give utilities tangible strategic and operational advantages:

  • SAP on Azure sandboxes and project systems for rapid piloting
  • Scalability of systems for uncertain data growth on HANA
  • Investment security and cost flexibility
  • Mapping new digital services on scaling Azure infrastructure
  • Modern business management through the use of AI in planning and forecasting
  • Data localization also possible in Germany
  • Customized hybrid and multicloud solutions for specific application scenarios

Learn more about the opportunities that a change in your SAP strategy holds in our webinars.->

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Arvato Systems GmbH

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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.