IT Operations & Administration

While line of business teams focus on application functionality and how that will impact day to day business operations, just as critical for operational success is IT operations and administration. This can involve monitoring SAP systems for error logs, tuning operating systems and hardware to ensure optimal performance, or applying patches and updates. This has become further complicated by the advent of different cloud-based systems and deployments which can require everything from minimal intervention to an identical amount of effort to an on-premise system. Content in this topic area will focus on the tools that IT teams need to successfully manage and maintain systems, tips on using those tools, the path for SAP Solution Manager as systems move into the cloud, and how operational resources can be prepared for the different levels of support required for each system. 


  1. SAP S4/HANA

    SAP S/4HANA is a future-ready enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with built-in intelligent technologies, including AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics. It transforms business processes with intelligent automation and runs on SAP HANA – a market-leading in-memory database that offers real-time processing speeds and a dramatically simplified data model. With SAP S/4HANA, you can choose and deploy from a wide range of SAP S/4HANA ERP capabilities – all of which leverage the latest technologies and intelligent automation to transform your business processes. Capabilities span lines of business, from finance, supply chain, and manufacturing to sales, distribution, and more. To learn more visit

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    What is Critical to SAP S/4HANA Success?

    By Robert Holland, VP and Research Director, SAPinsider Nearly half of those moving to SAP S/4HANA have indicated that they are planning on performing a system conversion, but is a new implementation a possibility they hadn’t considered? Any transition to SAP S/4HANA involves understanding how and where you are doing to deploy the solution. Choices…
  3. Fundamentals of Supply Chain Transformation

    by Shashi Jina, Supply Chain Management Research Director, SAPinsider In an age of digital supply chain transformation, organizations are looking to integrate emerging technologies such as blockchain, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), artificial intelligence/ machine learning (AI/ML), robot process automation (RPA), drones, and IoT devices with their existing SAP system and platforms. Most are challenged…
  4. Call for papers | Amplify your Voice; Share your Success Story

    We want to know if you’ve had an SAP technology journey experience that could help guide your peers facing similar challenges, or did you master a process or discover best practices around implanting a new product – then we enthusiastically encourage you to amplify your voice as an expert with SAPinsider! As an SAP professional,…
  5. SAP SwoopTalent acquisition SuccessFactors

    Breaking Down SAP’s SwoopTalent Acquisition

    SAP recently acquired SwoopTalent, but not for SwoopTalent’s current go-to-market strategy. SAP intends to bring SwoopTalent’s underlying models into SAP SuccessFactors. In the article, find out: – How SAP hopes to bolster its skilling and upskilling recommentations with SwoopTalent – Why that fits into the upcoming SAP SuccessFactors Opportunity Marketplace – What this means for…
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    Evolving Your Organization’s AI Capabilities

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider AI is a critical component in helping organizations transform the way they operate, improve customer service, and offer new opportunities to their workforce. At SAPinsider, we will be publishing an AI and ML State Of the Market benchmark report for the first time in early 2022, to capture insights…
  7. Enterprise Supply Chain Control Towers

    By Shashi Jina Supply Chain Management Research Director SAPInsider In our continuing series on supply chain visibility and the emergence of enterprise control towers, we exam the importance of data. The emergence of big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) have opened new possibilities for using real-time data to improve and drive greater…
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    Why Hyperscalers Need to Become Consulting Companies

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider The future is going to be inevitably cloudy But in a positive way. If you regularly follow my blogs, you may be a bit irritated by now as I repeatedly hammer “cloud is the future”. And it is not only in terms of technology infrastructure. Companies will, eventually, operate…
  9. SAPinsider 2022 Conference

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  10. Is Design Thinking the Missing Link in Data Science ? Part I/II

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider What is the true failure rate of data science projects? During one of the conversations with a guest we were hosting during the 4th of July weekend, we started a discussion focused on guesstimating what percentage of data science projects are actually successful. The other person had an opinion…