What to Expect at SAP TechEd 2017: Customization, Content Management and the Move to HANA

Next week, thousands will descend upon Las Vegas for SAP TechEd 2017: “The Technology Conference for the Truly Curious.” Dolphin will be there this year, along with Dolphin CEO Dr. Werner Hopf and Dolphin CTO Vishal Awasathi. We’ve attended for years now and are always excited for what the conference will bring. The SAP TechEd conference, held at The Venetian – Palazzo Congress Center in Las Vegas from September 25-29, focuses on technology with an emphasis on collaboration and hands-on workshops, going beyond technical education. For those who are attending for the first time, or perhaps are just interested in what to expect, here are my predictions for what will be top of mind for attendees. The Future of SAP Systems: Customization We all know that preparing our SAP Systems for the future is critical. As SAP moves away from on premise and more toward the SAP Cloud platform, companies will need to reconsider how they think about customizations or unique features in the future. Customization is going to look very different in the new SAP landscape. Companies must start thinking about how they’re going to keep their unique business processes, in a world that’s increasingly SaaS and managed off premise and in the Cloud. Solutions available on the SAP Cloud Platform help companies leverage the power of SAP systems and provide the flexibility and enhanced capabilities necessary to make a successful transition to the SAP HANA platform.  The challenge is going to be how to retain their unique custom processes in this new environment.  TechEd attendees can expect to hear more about ways to protect and expand upon these unique features. The Move to SAP S/4HANA or SAP HANA: Data and Document Management To truly lower costs when making the move to SAP S/4HANA or SAP HANA, companies must know how to manage the information in their systems before, during and after the transition. At SAP TechEd, attendees will learn practical strategies to reduce the volume of data in existing systems now using data archiving and system decommissioning. By connecting with people at the conference who have already completed this journey and asking questions for real-life insight, companies can learn how to reduce the cost and complexity of future transitions to this new in-memory platform. Attendees will also learn how modern content management can reduce IT complexity. With business knowledge of legacy content management systems diminishing, and new license and maintenance fees being cost prohibitive, lean architecture can reduce the impact on IT infrastructure while simplifying ongoing maintenance and backup. Significant savings from this migration will be realized in a little over one year. Want to learn more about the future of SAP Systems as it relates to data management? Join the Dolphin team at SAP TechEd at booth 710, and at the following sessions: Fast Path to SAP HANA with Dolphin Data and Document Management Strategies Networking Session 1, Show Floor | Tues. 01:30 p.m. – 02:00 p.m. Nexeo’s Multi-Phased Approach to Data Retention and Compliance HBD143 | Wed. 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Pepper Snapple Group Speeds Move to SAP HANA with Data Management HBD218 | Thu. 05:45 p.m. – 06:45 p.m

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What to Expect at SAP TechEd 2017: Customization, Content Management and the Move to HANA

Next week, thousands will descend upon Las Vegas for SAP TechEd 2017: “The Technology Conference for the Truly Curious.” Dolphin will be there this year, along with Dolphin CEO Dr. Werner Hopf and Dolphin CTO Vishal Awasathi. We’ve attended for years now and are always excited for what the conference will bring.

The SAP TechEd conference, held at The Venetian – Palazzo Congress Center in Las Vegas from September 25-29, focuses on technology with an emphasis on collaboration and hands-on workshops, going beyond technical education. For those who are attending for the first time, or perhaps are just interested in what to expect, here are my predictions for what will be top of mind for attendees.

The Future of SAP Systems: Customization

We all know that preparing our SAP Systems for the future is critical. As SAP moves away from on premise and more toward the SAP Cloud platform, companies will need to reconsider how they think about customizations or unique features in the future.

Customization is going to look very different in the new SAP landscape. Companies must start thinking about how they’re going to keep their unique business processes, in a world that’s increasingly SaaS and managed off premise and in the Cloud. Solutions available on the SAP Cloud Platform help companies leverage the power of SAP systems and provide the flexibility and enhanced capabilities necessary to make a successful transition to the SAP HANA platform.  The challenge is going to be how to retain their unique custom processes in this new environment.  TechEd attendees can expect to hear more about ways to protect and expand upon these unique features.

The Move to SAP S/4HANA or SAP HANA: Data and Document Management

To truly lower costs when making the move to SAP S/4HANA or SAP HANA, companies must know how to manage the information in their systems before, during and after the transition. At SAP TechEd, attendees will learn practical strategies to reduce the volume of data in existing systems now using data archiving and system decommissioning. By connecting with people at the conference who have already completed this journey and asking questions for real-life insight, companies can learn how to reduce the cost and complexity of future transitions to this new in-memory platform.

Attendees will also learn how modern content management can reduce IT complexity. With business knowledge of legacy content management systems diminishing, and new license and maintenance fees being cost prohibitive, lean architecture can reduce the impact on IT infrastructure while simplifying ongoing maintenance and backup. Significant savings from this migration will be realized in a little over one year.

Want to learn more about the future of SAP Systems as it relates to data management? Join the Dolphin team at SAP TechEd at booth 710, and at the following sessions:

Fast Path to SAP HANA with Dolphin Data and Document Management Strategies

Networking Session 1, Show Floor | Tues. 01:30 p.m. – 02:00 p.m.

Nexeo’s Multi-Phased Approach to Data Retention and Compliance

HBD143 | Wed. 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Pepper Snapple Group Speeds Move to SAP HANA with Data Management

HBD218 | Thu. 05:45 p.m. – 06:45 p.m