Does the thought of Disruptive Innovation Have you on Edge?

In his keynote at Sapphire NOW, Hasso Platner spoke about change in SAP systems and applications not only being a good thing, but essential. He used the term,  ‘Disruptive Innovation’, an expression that often has management and staff alike shuddering at thoughts of what this means to their daily work existence. As SAP solutions evolve and take advantage of new technologies, customers evolve as well. And, the change can be disruptive in a good way. What everyone wants to avoid is true disruption of ‘business as usual’. How do organizations avoid the pain of change?  They don’t. They plan for it. By planning, they can avoid the worst of disruption and cultivate a formula for transition. Plan ahead. Change doesn’t have to be an endurance test. Like anything else, it can be handled with a well thought out plan. We’ve found the fastest results occur when companies spend the necessary time planning ahead before they dive in. What does this mean? There are ways to ease the change process. Plans need to be well thought out including getting input from all constituencies involved and everyone understanding the effects of the new technology. The plan also needs to be tested, often tweaked, and re-tested to get the architecture right. Organizations that recognize and quantify their objectives can maximize the value they derive from innovative technologies. Most importantly, they can reduce risk when new solutions are implemented. Dolphin has proven strategies for simplifying the transitioning process that can help you achieve your goals and get the most from an optimized SAP environment. As an example, we have worked with companies to streamline their data management infrastructure prior to moving BW to the Hana platform. Prior to going ‘live’ with it, they could calculate the breakeven point and predict costs due to the extensive testing to get it right te first time around. The results in this case, and across the board, are innovation without negative disruption, faster payback and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). What kind of strategy would minimize your pain threshold when it comes to change?

Does the thought of Disruptive Innovation Have you on Edge?

In his keynote at Sapphire NOW, Hasso Platner spoke about change in SAP systems and applications not only being a good thing, but essential. He used the term,  ‘Disruptive Innovation’, an expression that often has management and staff alike shuddering at thoughts of what this means to their daily work existence.

As SAP solutions evolve and take advantage of new technologies, customers evolve as well. And, the change can be disruptive in a good way. What everyone wants to avoid is true disruption of ‘business as usual’. How do organizations avoid the pain of change?  They don’t. They plan for it. By planning, they can avoid the worst of disruption and cultivate a formula for transition.

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Soccer, Life & SAP Innovation.

Over half of the world’s population – that would be more than 3.5 Billion people – is expected to tune into the 2014 World Cup before it concludes in a few weeks. They will watch on TV, listen on radio, or check in via YouTube on shared screens or mobile devices in the far reaches of every continent. An incredible showing for a sport that barely registers in the world’s two most populous countries of India and China.[Continue Reading]

Tactics for Reducing TCO of SAP HANA

Recently, at SAPinsider’s BI/HANA/Admin & Basis 2014 conferences, Dr. Werner Hopf talked to Jon Reed of Diginomica to talk about Dolphin’s approach to reducing the TCO for SAP HANA. Werner discussses how with proper information management, including savvy use of near-line storage, SAP customers can bring the TCO of SAP HANA in line with the BW on HANA benefits.

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