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. 

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  1. AWS

    AWS is the platform of choice and innovation for 5000+ SAP customers and hundreds of partners. Whether you want to lift and shift ECC to reduce costs, migrate to SAP S/4HANA, or innovate with 200+ AWS services, you can count on AWS’s unmatched experience, infrastructure, and platform breadth to get more value out of your SAP investments.

  2. Roadblocks on the Path to Blockchain Industrialization

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider   Every technology, in its emerging stages, has certain limitations which need to be overcome in order to propel the technology to maturity/Industrialization. Blockchain is not an exception. If you look at Gartner’s hype cycle for 2021, blockchain technologies have not reached the plateau of productivity stage yet, as…
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    How to Retain Your Data Science Talent

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider Attrition in Data Science teams had hit an all-time high prior to the pandemic. And now we are looking at “The Great Resignation”. There is no speculating what type of talent is the most desired (and required) in this digital decade as companies scramble to attract as well as…
  4. Insights on migration to SAP S/4HANA in a hybrid world

    Many SAP customers are utilizing the transition to SAP S/4HANA to drive digital transformation, customer experiences, and business processes. But customers need immediate access to their data, regardless of where it is located, so they can streamline business operations and enhance customer support. The journey to SAP S/4HANA is neither easy nor quick. The time…
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    Centralizing User Access Management

    A global tools and storage company that generates $14.5B in annual revenue and employs more than 10,000 workers worldwide had more than 100 enterprise resources planning (ERP) systems to handle. To get a grip on this sprawl, the company decided to optimize its IT environment with a plan that included a migration of its financial…
  6. How to Choose the Right Simulation Modeling Method

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider Practice makes a modeler perfect When you have a business problem for which you need to create a simulation model at hand, the most critical next step, which in some instances can even mean success or failure of your modeling project, is to determine how exactly to model the…
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    A Beginner’s Guide to Spend Analysis

    By Shashi Jina, Research Director, SAPinsider and Kumar Singh Research Director, SAPinsider This article is the first in a series of five articles that will explore the fundamental and strategic aspects of spend analysis. While the imperatives today are more focused on providing enhanced products and services to customers, there is no denying that controlling…
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    Building Best in Class Sales & Operations Planning Teams

    By Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider It is All about Teams A highly collaborative process like Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is all about the team. How you design your core S&OP or Integrated Business Planning (IBP) team may end up determining the magnitude of the effectiveness of your S&OP process. The approach suggested in…...…
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    Re-Imagining the Sales Approach

    During the COVID-19 pandemic that forced many companies to re-imagine how they did business, Dallas-based GDT, a provider of IT infrastructure — upon which applications serve healthcare, retail, state government, and other industries — redesigned its sales approach to accommodate customer Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) needs. This changed GDT’s billing model to a subscription-based model where it…
  10. Evolve Your Manufacturing Execution System (MES) into a Digital Twin- in the Cloud

    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, SAPinsider   What exactly is a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)? You will find a plethora of definitions of Manufacturing execution systems. But to put it in the simplest possible way, MES systems are computerized systems that help with the following three aspects in a manufacturing environment: Tracking…