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Five Minute Briefing - SAP
December 14, 2016

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

As 2016 comes to a close, experts at SAP are looking ahead at what 2017 may offer. Ken Tsai, vice president, head of cloud platform and data management, product marketing, at SAP, and David Jonker, senior director, product marketing, at SAP, foresee several trends on the horizon that the company will tackle moving forward.

IDERA, a provider of database lifecycle management solutions, has released Workload Analysis for SAP HANA, which is aimed at enabling a smooth transition to in-memory computing platform as an alternative to traditional, relational databases.

MPDV Mikrolab GmbH's HYDRA 8 has achieved certified integration with SAP S/4HANA to provide standardized and stable data interconnect between shop floor applications and business IT software. The SAP Integration and Certification Center has certified that MES HYDRA version 8 integrates with SAP S/4HANA to exchange critical data with instances of SAP Business Suite software.

Onapsis, a provider of business-critical application security, has announced certification by SAP for the Onapsis Security Platform 2.0 (OSP). The certification includes SAP S/4HANA and will enable integration with OSP that allows SAP customers to gain visibility into current detailed information about the vulnerability and audit levels of their S/4HANA system alongside that of their entire SAP environment.

SAP reached more than 4,100 SAP S/4HANA customers globally in the third quarter. The company saw growth from the sales of SAP Hybris and SAP SuccessFactors solutions in SAP's small and medium business (SMB) segment, which is now up to 6,000 customers, including 1,350 that chose SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, according to SAP.

Think About It

IT operations teams have been furiously preparing for this year's holiday season - the retail industry's busiest time of the year for web traffic. Here is a checklist of the key factors IT operations teams need to consider to ensure their IT infrastructure is ready now - and stays that way throughout the shopping season.

ISUG-Tech News and Information

ISUG-TECH is offering a holiday special for their Gold membership (value $299) for only $149 when you use the discount code "2016EOYGift" to join at www.isug.com/join. You can take this opportunity to join or renew your existing membership for another year. It's only available til December 25th.

A new Forbes Insights Briefing Report titled, "Doing Business In-the-Moment: Transforming Transaction Processing for the Digital Economy," is now available. The SAP-sponsored report explores how transaction processing is changing in the digital age, how the volume and nature of transactions is evolving, and how connected devices come into play.