SAP News: Why Businesses Demand Greater Cutting-Edge Analytics

Registration just kicked off for SAP TechEd in 2018, so I reached out to Thomas Grassl, vice president and global head of Developer Relations and Marketing at SAP, who gave me his take on why this year’s event promises to be the best-ever learning experience for newbies as well as seasoned pros.

“If you’re already working with SAP, and want to advance your career and learn where to go, that’s a major reason to come to SAP TechEd 2018,” said Grassl. “If you’re already going deep on SAP Cloud Platform and our other technologies, you’ll learn how to apply the latest innovations like machine learning, AI, IoT, and blockchain to your business processes. Or, maybe you’re new to an enterprise or with a startup, and want to find out about all the cool stuff SAP is doing. This is the event for you.”

Highly Personalized Learning

While SAP TechEd has always put learning front and center, this year’s conference doubles down on personalization. Software developers, technologists, and other attendees can select from 35 learning journeys, and that’s just to start.

“What makes this year’s learning journey approach so special is that it’s personal and goal-oriented to each participant,” said Ric Rogers, global events lead for SAP TechEd. “People can choose their personal learning journey, then personalize it even more for themselves. They’ll build the skills they need to further their individual careers using the latest technologies.”

Creating the Intelligent Enterprise

SAP TechEd is where developers learn about what’s new and strategic, and certain to impact their job right now. I’m talking about the intelligent enterprise, and SAP TechEd delivers that learning experience big-time. All the content ─ executive keynotes, show floor demos, hands-on workshops, networking with experts and peers ─ provides attendees with an immersive learning experience they can map out for themselves across the hottest seven intelligent enterprise buckets, plus one:

  • Applied Intelligence
  • Open Platform
  • Integration Out-of-the-Box
  • Cloud Native Architectures
  • Consumer Grade Experience
  • Next Gen Data Management
  • Security by Default

Developers newer to SAP technologies may be most interested in jumping on the bonus track called Explore SAP. It’s packed with everything to get started, from top strategic opportunities at SAP, to gaining baseline skills for applying innovation to solutions. Overall, SAP TechEd in 2018 will give attendees the personalized, inspirational learning journey of their careers. I’ll be video reporting from the show floor, and hope to see you there.

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Cloud Extension Model

SAP offers fast track to innovation using a flexible path to the cloud

Since introducing the cloud extension model in 2013 SAP has been helping customers transition their landscapes from an on-premise to a hybrid cloud strategy non-disruptively, including offerings from SAP companies like SAP Ariba and SAP SuccessFactors (see a list of eligible solutions).

Based on their existing investments in SAP software, customers can decide to reallocate elements of their installed on-premise solutions to the respective public cloud or private managed cloud solutions from SAP, replacing on-premise license and maintenance with public cloud or private managed cloud subscription. Such transactions assume an expanded investment with cloud solutions from SAP, given the substantial added value from this new hybrid scenario.

Consume cloud innovations at your own pace

SAP removes barriers and enables customers to drive speed-to-value and unlock opportunities to lower total cost of ownership, taking care that existing investments are protected and exploring new options with innovative cloud solutions from SAP at their own pace.

The hybrid solution can be fully integrated offering seamless delivery and support as well as full control over the application landscape, including on-premise and cloud applications. With this integrated approach, customers gain the flexibility, choice and efficiencies needed to innovate for growth across their entire business in the cloud.

The cloud extension model helps companies of any size create entirely new experiences for their customers, empower employees at scale, optimize the use of resources and unlock value for their business.

SAP believes that every customer has a different approach to adopt these cloud innovations based on unique business requirements. This cloud extension model is an optional model that flexibly supports many different entry points for a cloud strategy.

For more information, please visit the SAP Newsroom or download one of the following assets:

Cloud Extension Model Rules

HEC/SCP Specific Cloud

This document describes the key elements of the cloud extension model related to SAP HANA®, SAP HANA® Applications and the SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA® subscription models deployed on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud

Generic Cloud

This document describes the key elements of the cloud extension model related to public cloud offerings from SAP companies Ariba and SuccessFactors

List of Public Cloud Solutions

List of public SAP Cloud solutions, such as Ariba, or SuccessFactors, in scope of the cloud extension model

Customer Examples

Examples of recent cases where SAP customers extended their SAP on-premise landscapes with SAP Cloud solutions, also highlighting the key business rationales.

Customers and partners who have questions based on their individual contracts are encouraged to contact their respective SAP account team or local SAP representative for an assessment of their current license contracts.



On-Premise Extension


Flexibility and Choice for changing business requirements SAP introduces On Premise Extension Model

With the on-premise extension model SAP provides customers and partners with the same flexibility and choice to adapt to their changing business requirements based on their existing on-premise SAP solutions. SAP is proactively redefining how customer application landscapes can be enhanced and modernized.

Customers can decide to evolve their existing on-premise landscape with other solutions from the SAP on-premise portfolio. Customers can replace existing on-premise licenses and maintenance with selected solutions from SAPs innovative on-premise portfolio. For example, customers can reallocate investments into the future of real-time businesses based on in-memory computing with SAP S/4HANA®.

The on-premise extension model requires the new maintenance resulting from the reallocation to, at a minimum, remain the same.

This model supports customers in extending their SAP on-premise application landscape into business processes where additional coverage with SAP's innovations helps maximizing the value from the investment in SAP. Customers can leverage this model to determine which on-premise solutions from SAP´s innovation portfolio fit best with their business needs.

Additionally, customers and partners still have the opportunity for enhanced value from hybrid cloud / on-premise solutions, where only SAP can deliver end-to-end seamless, secure and reliable business processes and hybrid support based on SAP ONE Support program. SAP ensures customers have flexibility and choice to direct investments to the point of maximum return and to adopt the latest SAP innovations at their own pace.

With the on-premise extension model, SAP shows clear responsiveness to customer demands for having the opportunity to choose between cloud, on-premise and hybrid solutions with high flexibility.

For more information, please see the following document:

On-Premise Extension Model Rules

This document describes the key elements of the on-premise extension model

Customers and partners who have questions based on their individual contracts are encouraged to contact their respective SAP account team or local SAP representative.

Requests outside Cloud or On-Premise Extension

Customers that are not looking to realize the opportunities from the additional flexibility and innovation offered through the cloud and on-premise extension models - can abandon usage rights of certain existing software licenses and request the corresponding maintenance termination without purchasing new SAP on-premise or SAP Cloud solutions.

Such a request will lead to a rediscounting of the customers' individual maintenance base for the product family in which the reduction is requested. This will span across all contracts in which the product family is included.

This re-discounting will be done based on volume list price discounts only. For further information please refer to your SAP Account Executive.

For more information, please see the following document:

Other requests outside cloud and on-premise extension models

This document describes the key elements for other requests out side cloud and on-premise extension models

SAP cannot predict the economic attractiveness of this model, as original contract terms may vary substantially.
Customers will need to work directly with their SAP account team to assess this option.

New SAP HANA Data Management Suite




New SAP HANA Data Management Suite


Dear All,

We would like to further inform you about the new SAP HANA Data Management Suite, the industry’s first comprehensive data management solution, which was announced during this year’s SAPPHIRE NOW conference.

All systems rely on data, yet the challenge facing companies today is distributed data — data that is not just in transactional systems but scattered across products, machines and people. It is about data that must be ingested, prepared and made enterprise relevant. SAP HANA Data Management Suite enables enterprises to turn massive amounts of data — both structured and unstructured — into valuable, usable knowledge, no matter where it resides.

The SAP HANA Data Management Suite is based on the latest versions of the SAP HANAbusiness data platform, SAP Data Hub solution, SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services and SAP Enterprise Architecture Designer Web application. It allows for secure, governed enterprise-class applications and analytics by providing an open, hybrid and multicloud-enabled solution suite that orchestrates all the data needed into a trusted, unified landscape. SAP HANA Data Management Suite is the foundation for building agile, data-driven applications that are always tapping into live data. With one query, SAP HANA Data Management Suite can deliver results from a single logical data set that covers the whole enterprise — turning the concept of universal data into a reality.

SAP Customer Experience: Discover the SAP HANA Data Management Suite


Learn more:



Getting the Most from Your Support

Dear Recipient,

In this Webinar you will learn about the support resources that are available to you as an SAP Customer. The objective is to provide you with the information you need to successfully engage with our support organization.

Languages: Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish.

- Introduction
- Contents
- Customer Interaction Center (CIC) Overview
- Introduction to the SAP ONE Support Launchpad
- User Management
- Incident Management
- How to Download Software
- System Administration
- How to Request a License Key
- Self Service & Support Channels
- Contact Details for CIC

Brazilian Portuguese - Register Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM ((UTC-03:00) Brasilia)
Spanish - Register Thursday, June 21, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM ((UTC-03:00) Brasilia)

Important: A valid S-user is required to attend Expert Webinar sessions. For more information, please refer to the following link:

SAP Business ByDesign Una solución construida completamente en la nube para empoderar su negocio

 SAP Business ByDesign les ofrece a las empresas de rápido crecimiento la plataforma necesaria para transformar ese potencial de crecimiento en resultados reales. Esta solución de ERP basada en la nube conecta cada función de la empresa con las mejores prácticas probadas a lo largo del tiempo, además de contar con análisis profundos. Usted obtendrá la base para escalar y competir sin la complejidad ni el costo, de modo que podrá crecer en su empresa a su manera. Obtenga más información en

SAP Improvement Finder en Customer Connection

SAP Improvement Finder en Customer Connection


Asiste a este webinar de SAP - en vivo, en español - en el que un experto compartirá las novedades sobre SAP Improvement Finder, la herramienta que te ayuda a encontrar mejoras funcionales, entregadas dentro del marco del programa: SAP Customer Connection, y cómo beneficiarse de ellas.


Fecha: Viernes 20 de abril (agendar)

Horario: de 9 a.m. a 10 a.m.


Datos de Conexión


Link Audio y Video Join Skype Meeting


Código solo Audio  Conference ID: 6180773454#


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01 800 926 9077


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SUGEN da la bienvenida al nuevo modelo de licenciamiento para accesos indirectos, pero opina que SAP debe asegurar a los clientes existentes que no pagarán más si su uso y alcance comercial no cambian

Los invitamos a participar en este webinar interesante y muy relevante sobre Accesos Indirectos.

New license model for Indirect Access explained

Date: April 17th, 2018

Time: 16.15 – 17.15 CET


Sonya Swann, GVP Global Head of Pricing and Commercialization

Joe LaRosa, VP Strategic Pricing and Commercialization

Online meeting room:

Dial-in numbers:


Participant Passcode:

684 021 9532