Cutting Cost and Complexity on the Road to SAP S/4HANA

To truly lower costs when making the move to SAP S/4HANA or SAP HANA Cloud, you need practical strategies to retain valuable information from your legacy systems and a roadmap for decommissioning those systems. This webcast discusses real-world SAP HANA use cases that include:

  • Proven approaches and methodologies to retain information—cost effectively—to meet your current and future business needs.
  • Technology options for leveraging SAP and third-party add-on solutions to manage the retention and decommissioning process and provide seamless access to legacy data in SAP HANA.
Speakers: Dr. Werner Hopf, CEO, Dolphin Enterprise Solutions Corporation Ken Campbell, Senior Solution Architect, Dolphin Enterprise Solutions Corporation Please fill out the form to access the webcast: [marketo-fat form="889"]
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Cutting Cost and Complexity on the Road to SAP S/4HANA

To truly lower costs when making the move to SAP S/4HANA or SAP HANA Cloud, you need practical strategies to retain valuable information from your legacy systems and a roadmap for decommissioning those systems.

This webcast discusses real-world SAP HANA use cases that include:

  • Proven approaches and methodologies to retain information—cost effectively—to meet your current and future business needs.
  • Technology options for leveraging SAP and third-party add-on solutions to manage the retention and decommissioning process and provide seamless access to legacy data in SAP HANA.

Speakers:
Dr. Werner Hopf, CEO, Dolphin Enterprise Solutions Corporation
Ken Campbell, Senior Solution Architect, Dolphin Enterprise Solutions Corporation

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Achieve the Next Step in Your Digital Vision with Cloud-Based Smart Applications

Screen Shot 2016-08-19 at 1.39.04 PMSAPinsider, July/August/September 2016. For companies looking to achieve the next step in their digital vision, the cloud-based smart applications that are available on SAP HANA Cloud Platform provide an ideal solution. These applications can be quickly rolled out to users even before a full business suite migration to SAP HANA, which means they can be strategically used to add new capabilities and address key business pain points in existing SAP environments. Because the applications run on a cloud-based, in-memory platform, users can benefit immediately from the applications’ modern user interface, powerful computing capabilities, and seamless integration with on-premise systems. They are faster and are easier to use, deploy, and maintain than legacy solutions.

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Dolphin Advanced Approvals on SAP S/4HANA Cloud Platform

Advanced Approvals Add On for Accounts Payable

Dolphin Advanced Approvals is an add on solution for Dolphin Process Tracking System for Accounts Payable. The application enables business users to approve or manage exceptions on vendor invoices using the web or a mobile device. Listen to Dolphin CTO Vishal Awasthi explain the benefits of using this application and watch a demo to see how it can:

  • Reduce costs
  • Improve efficiencies
  • Reduce cycle time for processing invoices

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PO and Invoice on SAP HANA

Dolphin is an AppDev partner with SAP. We help our customers improve the performance of their business processes by giving them the solution that optimizes and automates them. At the same time, we also help them improve the performance of their SAP systems through data volume management.

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The solution that we are going to show here is called the Dolphin’s Advanced Approval for Accounts Payable. It runs on the HANA Cloud Platform. This solution is essentially an extension app for our on premise accounts payable application (PTS-AP). The app allows us to extend the reach of our on-premise solution to the new user base.

In this demo we’re gonna see the example of Dolphin’s advanced invoice approval application that runs on the HANA cloud platform.

Here we’re going to take the example of the invoice that has just been sent by the accounts payable team for approval and the verification of the accounting information.

To take an action the user can actually click on this web approval link which you can see down here. That link essentially points to the HANA cloud platform base UI5 app. When they click on that app link using the single sign-on option, they might be taken to a screen like this here.

I can see the image side-by-side with the invoice information, which is shown here on the left-hand side.

We can see information like the PO number, the invoice number, the date, the amount, the reason code, why the invoice was sent

This application isn’t just limited to the invoice approvals, so it can also be used to resolve the exceptions such as the price mis-match between the PO and the invoice.

I can scroll down and I can see the notes from the accounts payable team in case they have some special notes about this invoice.

I can see where the invoice is going next.

I can see the invoice history as to what has happened to this invoice from the point it came into the accounts payable team.

I can upload any extra attachments.

I can put some notes of my own.

But finally, I can simply approve or reject the invoice using these two options.

When that happens, at that point, I can say accept and now basically the invoice will be approved. This actually will be sending a real time approval to the Dolphin add on solution (PTS-AP) that runs on the ECC which will then allow the accounts payable [team] to post this invoice or if you have the rules configured to auto post the invoice, the invoice will actually post automatically in the finance module in SAP.

We offer deep integration to SAP and at the same time we bring deep domain knowledge in accounts payable.

Our solution really plugs into SAP and now with the HANA cloud extension app we can bring the innovation at a much faster pace in the cloud and also extend the reach of our on-premise application (PTS-AP).

We chose to go with the HANA cloud platform because it really does offer us seamless access to the on premise components of the Dolphin solution. It allows us to give our customer the options for the user authentication and it really makes it very easy for us to manage the deployment and the ongoing maintenance of the solution.

Extending Process Innovation to the Cloud: The Future of Enterprise Application Strategy

HANABy Vishal Awasthi | SAPinsider, Volume 17, Issue 2 April 26, 2016
For many companies, moving to the cloud can seem like a risky move. Whether they fear a lack of security or have invested too much in their on-premise systems, companies are reluctant to make the leap. But what if they could have the best of both worlds? By adopting a hybrid cloud approach and leveraging SAP HANA Cloud Platform, companies can simply extend their business processes into the cloud while leaving their SAP systems on-premise. Hear the benefits of a hybrid approach in terms of process efficiency, business agility, and growth scalability as well as how security can be factored in to protect your business.

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Simplify Your SAP Landscape and Reduce Costs with a Modern Content Management System

SAPinsider, April 2016
Dr. Werner Hopf and Vishal Awasthi

SimplifiedConentManagementROIAs more organizations look for ways to simplify the SAP landscape by moving to SAP HANA and retiring aging systems it’s time to look for a more modern approach to content management as well.

In a this Q&A with SAPinsider Dolphin CEO Dr. Werner Hopf and CTO Vishal Awasthi discuss how organization can adopt modern content management strategies that will enable organizations to remain agile for future growth and change.

Dolphin’s lightweight, service-based Content Archive Service (CAS) enables companies to store unstructured data wherever it makes the most sense for the business, in the cloud or on disk, yet still access it easily from SAP applications – thus lowering storage costs and simplifying access.

Customers who have adopted the Content Archive Service have saved 50% on maintenance costs for legacy ECM systems and report that the solution is much easier for both the IT department and users to manage.

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Hybrid Cloud: The Future of Enterprise Application Strategy

CIO Review, April 2016
Vishal Awasthi

hybridcloud_article_coverThe shift to hybrid cloud solutions is undeniable. According to MarketsandMarkets, the hybrid cloud market is expected to reach $85 billion in 2019, up from $25 billion in 2014. As CIOs look to make organizational changes in an effort to lower costs and reduce IT complexity, many will evaluate the decision to move to a hybrid cloud solution. While cloud storage and cloud hosted applications have long been popular options for many CIOs, many organizations are still reluctant to abandon the safety and security of on-premise systems, installed and controlled on-site rather than remotely, or relinquish control of key business assets. As the future of enterprise IT, a hybrid cloud solution provides CIOs the best of both worlds.

The benefits of a hybrid cloud solution are apparent at any level within the organization, in particular offering significant advantages to finance departments. However, it is important that all potential risks be evaluated before making the leap. . . .

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Advanced Approvals on SAP HANA Cloud Platform

advanced-approvals-ssFast invoice approvals allow organizations to control cash flow and capture early payment discounts from vendors. To do this, busy users need an application (app) that will let them approve and handle exceptions for Accounts Payable invoices anytime, anywhere using any device. Organizations, however, need an app that does more than that. They need an app that provides users with a simple and consistent user experience from their desktops to their mobile devices. They also need an app that is tightly integrated with sophisticated Accounts Payable processes and workflows, cost effective, and easy to deploy to thousands of users. Dolphin Advanced Approvals is the first cloud-based app that provides such a solution.

Available on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, Dolphin Advanced Approvals is a modern and responsive app that ensures organizations can deploy an innovative app for approving invoices and managing exceptions in days, not months, without breaking the budget or increasing support efforts.

Individuals can use the Dolphin Advanced Approvals app to quickly review, correct, and approve invoices on a mobile device or on their desktop. The app’s simple and modern user interface makes it easy to use, even for those who are unfamiliar with SAP® applications.

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Faster Invoice Approvals on SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Fast Invoice Approvals & More Discounts with a Modern and Responsive App on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Want to capture early payment discounts from vendors and have better control over cash flow? Dolphin Advanced Approvals enables companies to quickly and easily approve Accounts Payable invoices and manage exceptions anytime, anywhere using any device.  Available on the HANA Cloud Platform, Dolphin Advanced Approvals is a modern and responsive web-based application that is both easy to deploy and use.

In this Webcast:

  •  Learn how enabling users to approve invoices quickly ensures the organization can capture more vendor discounts and lower invoice processing costs
  •  Discover how extending SAP applications with invoice approval solutions can improve transparency and control over organizational spending and cash flow
  •  Leverage the power of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform to quickly transform outdated, manual processes with minimal administration and support effort
  •  Increase user adoption with modern, responsive solutions that provide a consistent user experience on a desktop or mobile device

 

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Cloud Storage Solution for Archived SAP & Data and Documents

The use of cloud storage for archived SAP data is demystified as we show how easy it is to use, do a cost analysis and present the benefits of aligning data usage with cost.

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Cloud Storage for SAP Archived Data and Documents

cloudstorageThe SAP world is abuzz about Cloud Computing, and for good reason. In the past few months, SAP announced a number of tools to help companies run SAP solutions on private cloud architectures. But amidst all the buzz, there hasn’t been much talk on one aspect of cloud computing highly relevant for any user of SAP solutions: incorporating cloud storage into SAP data and document archiving strategies. Dolphin is the first.

Dolphin’s Content Archive Service for Cloud lets SAP users use Storage as a Service as an ArchiveLink repository. The service allows a direct connection, acting as a “cloud connector,” from the SAP archiving layer to major public cloud providers such as AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service, Amazon S3 and Google Cloud. It’s an option that makes sense for any organization, whether or not you are running other SAP solutions in the cloud. This cloud archiving solution enables SAP archived data and documents to be stored to cloud and transparently accessed whenever and wherever they are needed.

The primary advantage is that cloud storage lets SAP users align the cost of SAP storage with the value of their data. It frees customers to invest in high performance access for current, frequently used data, while shifting seldom used data and documents to a lower cost and practically infinitely elastic cloud storage services. Results thus far indicate that cloud storage may cost as little as 10 percent of the total of more traditional archive storage solutions built around traditional on-premises hardware.

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Dolphin’s Cloud Storage Solution for Archived SAP Data and Document

presentationUsing cloud storage for archived data and documents is a low-risk, cost-effective and a viable option—today. This is particularly attractive when you can access the archived information fast, transparently, and you are using a solution that earned both SAP NetWeaver and ArchiveLink certification.

Dolphin’s Content Archive Service for Cloud is a zero footprint solution that plugs right into SAP—no new “box” (real or virtual) is needed.

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Harness the Potential of Unlimited Data Storage

SAPinsider, Volume 16, Issue 2, April 2015.

Organizations are collecting data at an ever-increasing rate. In the past, it was simply too expensive to store every bit of data, but the real-time processing capabilities of SAP HANA makes it possible to lift this limitation.

In this article, learn how a data storage strategy based on SAP HANA allows you to retain virtually unlimited amounts of data at a fraction of the cost, enabling you to answer previously unanswerable questions about your business.

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Dolphin’s SAP Cloud Computing Solutions

Dolphin, a technology and solutions company provides business performance improvement solutions for companies running SAP software. Vishal Awasthi discusses Dolphin’s Content Archive Service for Cloud that allows a direct connection from the SAP archiving layer to major public Cloud providers. The primary advantage is that cloud storage lets organizations align the cost of storage with the value of their data.

 

 

Store SAP Archived Data and Documents to Cloud

Computer Technology Review, June 13, 2012

You can deliver performance and hold the line on costs.

Can you win the war against data volume growth? Data is being created faster than we’re willing-or able-to destroy it. And that rising data volume requires management. What’s more, our appetite for real time information demands that it be accessible whenever and wherever it is needed.

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