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Before You Go Live, Maximize the Benefit from Your MRP Output

In a brief interview at SCM 2017, Beverly Desjardins, solution architect at itelligence North America, answered some questions related to her session on how to use material requirements planning (MRP) results to improve the stability of your system.

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Learn How to Prepare Your User Access Review to Comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Sergei Peleshuk provides an overview of SAP BW/4HANA and key considerations to think about when making the decision to migrate.

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Reap Benefits from One of SAP's Hidden Treasures: Liquidity Planner Actuals Determination

Sergei Peleshuk provides an overview of SAP BW/4HANA and key considerations to think about when making the decision to migrate.

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McLaren Races Ahead in the Cloud

Like most industries, auto racing is increasingly defined by what kind of data a company can generate — and analyze. As an innovative, successful racing company with a storied history to honor, McLaren Group knew that it needed to find better ways to benefit from the massive amount of data it was generating — about 100 gigabytes each racing weekend. Discover how McLaren harnessed SAP HANA on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud to get the information it needed to remain a champion.

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IDEXX Laboratories Tames Troublesome Reporting

Animal Healthcare Innovator Eliminates Performance Bottleneck by Upgrading SAP Business Planning and Consolidation to Run on SAP HANA

IDEXX Laboratories, an animal health diagnostics and veterinary software innovator, prides itself on the quick turnaround of diagnostic test results for its customers. Internally, the business planning team was not seeing the same fast results. With complex reports taking over 30 minutes to complete (or time out), IDEXX knew it was time to improve query runtimes, speed up reporting, and enhance overall performance of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC). Read about how IDEXX migrated SAP BPC data from a non-SAP database to SAP HANA and upgraded the application to reduce reporting wait time from 20 minutes down to 10 seconds or less and increase adoption with single sign-on capabilities — all without downtime or disruption to the business.

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CNH Industrial Cultivates Automated Account Reconciliation Landscape

CNH Industrial, a global capital goods corporation specializing in the manufacture of agricultural and construction equipment, along with commercial vehicles and powertrain solutions, takes pride in designing and producing machines that “keep agriculture and industry growing.” But with more than 63,000 employees, 64 manufacturing plants, and 50 research and development centers, managing financial tasks is no easy feat. The company knew it had to increase visibility and consistency into account reconciliation processes, mitigate risks in financial closings, and ensure accuracy of overall financial statements in order to simplify and streamline its processes. Learn how CNH Industrial implemented offerings from SAP partner BlackLine to automate account reconciliations and account activity monitoring for more than 7,000 accounts in SAP ERP Financials and establish end-to-end visibility of financial processes.

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Cooking Up Cost Savings with Order-to-Cash Automation

JBS USA Estimates $6.4 Million Savings within 5 Years by Automating Cash Application, Collections, and Dispute Management Processes

With more than 6,000 customers on six continents, JBS USA sells a staggering amount of meat products all over the world. To improve how payments were collected from all of those sales, the business wanted to do away with manual financial processes and consistently — and in the process, lower its days sales outstanding (DSO) metric. To automate and streamline the order-to-cash process, specifically, JBS USA embarked on a project to implement SAP Cash Application and SAP Collections and Dispute Management. Discover how these solutions enabled JBS USA to decrease DSO metrics, obtain 85% zero-touch processing for electronic payments, and, over time, save $6.4 million. 

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Duke University Men’s Basketball Enhances Digital Playbook

Statistics Portal Running on SAP HANA Reveals Deeper Insights

SAP HANA powers statistical analysis for websites for the NBA and NHL — and now also runs a statistical algorithm that produces insights about Duke University’s men’s basketball team. The university developed #DukeMBBStats Insights on www.goduke.com to serve as the fans’ ultimate source for in-game comparisons and analysis to show how what they are watching compares with players and events from Duke’s entire history. Learn how Duke used SAP technology and collaboration across its athletics and IT departments to build the tool. 

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Considerations for Disaster Recovery and Automated Failover Clusters for SAP HANA Infrastructures

Q&A with SUSE’s Peter Schinagl, Technical Architect, and Markus Gürtler, Technical Alliance Manager

Data corruption, component failures, and power outages are just a few examples of major issues that IT departments must be prepared for at any given moment. In the event of system downtime, organizations must have a proper disaster recovery (DR) and high availability (HA) strategy in place to minimize the business impact. But how can organizations ensure failover and fallback procedures run smoothly? During a recent SAPinsider Live Q&A, Peter Schinagl, Technical Architect, and Markus Gürtler, Technical Alliance Manager SAP Global Alliance at SUSE, answered questions from attendees regarding DR and HA scenarios for SAP HANA infrastructure, automation solutions for failover, system replication, and more.

This is an abridged transcript of the SAPinsider Live Q&A conversation where Peter and Markus discussed best practices for DR and automated failover clusters for SAP HANA infrastructure. The full transcript is available on SAPinsider Online at bit.ly/HAandDRscenarios.

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