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Five Minute Briefing - SAP
August 26, 2015

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

OpenText, a company specializing in enterprise information management, is partnering with SAP SE to provide B2B managed services and capabilities to multinational enterprises. Together with Ariba, an SAP company, OpenText will provide customers with a solution that enables them to improve time to revenue, reduce costs, and help to advance the digital transformation that today's leaders are undertaking, according to OpenText.

Highlighting its commitment and renewed focus of customer user experience, SAP recently conducted an app development competition. The challenge of developing SAP Fiori apps on the openSAP platform inspired thousands of participants to work within the context of their individual experiences to build for their own use cases, according to SAP.

SAP SE is offering an on-premise 30-day trial edition for SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA. The trial edition spans end-to-end digitized business processes in finance, procurement, sales, and manufacturing.

SGI, a provider of high performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced that its SGI UV 300H is now certified to run the SAP HANA platform in controlled availability at 20-sockets - delivering up to 15 terabytes (TB) of in-memory computing capacity in a single node. Being integrated with the recently announced SAP HANA SPS10, the SGI UV 300H capitalizes on deep collaboration between SAP, Intel, and SGI to optimize SAP HANA-based workloads on multicore NUMA (non-uniform memory access) systems.

SUSE has announced that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is now available to support IBM Power Systems running the SAP HANA platform. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server will allow customers to take advantage of IBM's recently introduced series of Power Systems Solution Editions for SAP HANA.

Think About It

Many enterprises are vulnerable to losing business or revenue despite an investment in governance, risk and compliance (GRC) and companies are not satisfied with their solutions to meet regulations, according to a new study commissioned by SAP.

ISUG-Tech News and Information

ISUG-TECH plans to have a booth in the SAP TechED Exhibit Hall so make plans to come and visit. There is still time to plan and attend the conference. Join us at SAP TechEd in Las Vegas, October 19-23, 2015.

SAP SE announced that independent analyst firm Gartner Inc. has positioned the company as a leader in the "Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools 2015" report. The evaluation marks the company's eighth consecutive year as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools.