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Five Minute Briefing - SAP
April 22, 2020

Published in conjunction with the Independent SAP Technical User Group (formerly the International Sybase User Group), this monthly publication contains news, market research, insight for the SAP user community, as well as ISUG-TECH news and information.

News Flashes

HVR, an independent provider of real-time cloud data replication technology, is now certified by SAP for integration with SAP HANA. The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) has certified that HVR Software 5.6 integrates with SAP HANA using SAP standard integration technologies to load data into SAP HANA database.

Pure Storage, a provider of storage-as-a-service IT solutions, has achieved the platinum level in the SAP PartnerEdge program and is an SAP global technology partner. This enables Pure Storage's FlashArray product to provide significant value to customers and service providers running mission critical SAP workloads.

SAP is making several update to its Schedule a Manager and Ask an Expert Peer services, among others, to better focus on the customer support experience and enable customer success. Based on AI and machine learning technologies, SAP has further developed existing functionalities with new, automated capabilities such as the Incident Solution Matching service and automatic translation.

SAP is launching "Bridge-IT," an app created using SAP and Qualtrics technology that empowers employees and customers with accurate real-time facts on COVID-19. Created to support employees and combat inaccurate news, the app will collate information from trustworthy sources including The World Health Organization (WHO), and combine it with specific country data, local government guidance, travel information, and relevant company policies, to provide localized information for users.

Think About It

To get a full appreciation for the incredible pace of change in business technology, look at the past 6 years. In 2014, IDC published a report that said that, by 2020, the digital universe would contain nearly as many digital bits as there are stars in the universe, and the data we create and copy annually would reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes. Guess what? It's 2020. And it turns out IDC was correct in assuming that we were about to endure a data deluge.