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SAP HANA was released as a work in progress. Tenants could leverage the increased speed of the HANA database immediately, but had to wait for the updated SAP S/4HANA applications to be released. Each release has allowed applications to more fully harness HANA, creating new, compelling reasons to migrate for a range of use cases. With the S/4HANA 1709 release, SAP has taken yet another step toward creating a complete product, with substantial benefits over Suite on HANA for most use cases. As with any ERP software, there will be future improvements and innovations, but at this point upgrading to S/4 is a worthwhile investment for nearly every landscape still on SAP ECC or Suite on HANA. New Functionality in the S/4HANA 1709 Release SAP S/4HANA 1709 provides brand new functionality in a range of sectors and industries, including manufacturing, finance, shipping, commodi... (more)

What SAP’s Partnerships Mean for HANA Big Data | @BigDataExpo @SAP #Cloud #BigData

For SAP, 2016 will go down as the year of the partnership. The SAP/Apple announcement took all the headlines, but SAP SAPPHIRE NOW featured many other announcements affecting everything from SAP hosting to data visualization. While it's understandable that those flashy announcements will get the most attention, the implications of the new partnerships for big data might prove to be the most important revelation. VMware Partnership Makes HANA Big Data Easier and More Flexible The VMware/SAP announcement didn't attract a lot of buzz, but it's big news to SAP customers. The release of... (more)

5 Reasons to Be Excited About SAPPHIRE NOW 2016

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG is the event of the year for the SAP® community. SAP will announce and clarify new product releases and roadmaps, while innovative speakers like Steve Wozniak will bring fresh insight into the state of tech today. There will be enterprise vendors to talk to, new products to preview, and plenty of illuminating case studies and presentations to help you plan your next move in the SAP landscape. Here's what we're excited about. SAP SAPPHIRE NOW Predictions   1.    New SAP S/4HANA Release Announcements: Earlier this ye... (more)