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Five Minute Briefing - SAP
September 27, 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

IBM is launching new SAP-certified bare metal servers for SAP HANA platform deployments in the IBM Cloud and new configurations for VMware environments that will give enterprises the power and performance they need to manage their mission-critical applications running on SAP HANA. IBM's newest cloud infrastructure for SAP HANA solutions on the IBM Cloud is designed to provide clients with larger and more powerful infrastructure to run memory-intensive applications running on SAP HANA.

Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, has announced that its iWay Universal Adapter Suite has achieved SAP-certified integration with the SAP NetWeaver technology platform. The certification is a reflection of the iWay Adapter Suite's interoperability and ability to integrate data residing within SAP solutions.

SAP is connecting SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Planning and SAP RealSpend to provide managers with real-time visibility into financial forecasts of headcount plans. Working together, SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Planning and SAP RealSpend enable managers to access financial data in real-time for their operational headcount planning needs.

SAP is updating its cloud platform to unlock and drive more business agility and business digital transformation, according to Dan Lahl, SAP's vice president of product marketing. "If you think about where cloud platform exists in the SAP portfolio I would use two analogies: either we're the plumbing and electricity that makes the house go or we could be viewed as the glue that holds the house together," Lahl said.

Think About It

Regardless of industry, the ability to collect, manage, and intelligently leverage data will clearly be a differentiator for the foreseeable future. Executives in healthcare are acutely aware of the disruption being driven by this new paradigm and understand that this trend is impacting every sector, from banking to farming to manufacturing. Ultimately, investing time and resources in data collection and analysis is only valuable if it provides insight for making proactive, tactical decisions. Innovative companies today are using big data and analytics to drive attributable revenue and compete more effectively.

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.

Unable to Attend TechEd in Vegas?  Bradmark Technologies along with SAP and ISUG-TECH will be in downtown Chicago hosting a half-day event focused on SAP database management.

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.