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Five Minute Briefing - SAP
August 23, 2017

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

Automic Software, a provider of business automation software and subsidiary of CA Technologies, announced a new automation use case to help enterprises empower digital transformation initiatives across their SAP environments.

Knoa Software, a provider of user experience management (UEM) software, is helping ABB Mexico, a global provider of power and automation technologies, use SAP User Experience Management (SAP UEM) to solve business operations issues and improve user experience for its SAP applications. Since the SAP UEM implementation in January 2016, it has been used in conjunction with SAP Learning Hub and the SAP Enable Now solution (formerly SAP Workforce Performance Builder). ABB Mexico has identified a 35% reduction in support tickets.

SAP is releasing an S/4 HANA Cloud update that further enhances user experience and improves the platform's machine learning capabilities. Replacing the manual aspects of day-to-day finance with automation is a core focus at SAP S/4HANA Cloud. The latest update takes aim at financial transactions and reporting on currency risks by including treasury management. Treasury deals such as fixed term deposits, FX forwards, and interest rate swaps can be managed with ease.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is now available as the operating system for SAP solutions on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), allowing enterprise customers to become more agile and reduce operating costs by only paying for what they use. With the addition of Google Cloud Platform, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is now available on three major cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

Think About It

The future value of hybrid cloud computing is to empower customers to embrace a cloud strategy of their own, versus being dictated by a vendor. A hybrid cloud environment is defined by the customer—a hybrid cloud solution should not dictate where or which cloud the customer must use with their on-premise installation. Although this may seem obvious, large vendors often ignore this critical point, as they dictate choices based on their (lack of) capabilities.

ISUG-Tech News and Information

Join us for a full-day event on Thursday, October 12, at the SAP office in Hudson Yards, NY, to hear about the latest trends, features, and innovations for SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (SAP ASE), designed to help businesses process faster, more reliable transactions. We'll provide in-depth, technical information about the newest innovations and future road map for SAP ASE SP03 and SAP IQ.

Elevate 2017 will bring you more than 60 hours of tech sessions from industry experts, including many of our own MVPs: Bruce Armstrong, Matt Balent, Roland Smith, John Strano, and Yakov Werde.

SAP ASE is offering a webcast series with topics featuring: What is New with SAP ASE 16 in 2017 and Beyond, What is New with SAP ASE 16 in 2017 and Beyond, MemScale Part 1: Technical Overview of xOLTP Features in ASE 160 SP03MemScale Part 2: Multi-Version Concurrency Control, Migration Considerations, and more.