Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Approyo Honored as Back-to-Back Winner from Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 747

Inc. magazine today ranked Approyo NO. 747 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“Approyo is honored to be named to the Inc. 5000 list for two years in a row” said Christopher Carter, CEO of Approyo. “This ranking continues to validate our success in the SAP industry worldwide. We would like to thank our amazing clients and partners who have been and continue to be supporters of Approyo, plus our talented and dedicated staff for their passion and continued commitment to excellence.”

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

"The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 10 through 12, 2017 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as former Ford president Alan Mullaly, FUBU CEO and founder and “Shark Tank” star Daymond John, Dollar Shave Club founder Michael Dubin, researcher and #1 New York Times bestseller BrenĂ© Brown, and Gravity Payments’ founder and CEO Dan Price.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

About Inc. Media:
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 18,000,000 today. For more information, visit

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit

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Monday, July 31, 2017

The Cloud Helpers Blog Series - Hybrid Clouds

Welcome to our new blog series, The Cloud Helpers. This series will focus on cloud computing topics and help you understand how the cloud can impact your business today and in the future. The first topic today focuses on the Hybrid Cloud.

What is the Hybrid Cloud?

A hybrid cloud is a combination of a private cloud combined with the use of public cloud services where one or several touch points exist between the environments. The goal is to combine services and data from a variety of cloud models to create a unified, automated, and well-managed computing environment.

Combining public services with private clouds and the data center as a hybrid is the new definition of corporate computing. Not all companies that use some public and some private cloud services have a hybrid cloud. Rather, a hybrid cloud is an environment where the private and public services are used together to create value.

Examples of a hybrid cloud environment:

  • If a company uses a public development platform that sends data to a private cloud or a data center–based application.
  • When a company leverages several SaaS (Software as a Service) applications and moves data between private or data center resources.
  • When a business process is designed as a service so that it can connect with environments as though they were a single environment.

Why is the Hybrid Cloud important for your business? 
The Hybrid Cloud enables the enterprise to allocate its data, applications, and other computing resources to either its own dedicated private cloud or to third-party public cloud infrastructures. This flexibility helps organizations achieve a wide range of business goals, including efficiency, availability, reliability, security, and cost efficiency.

A hybrid cloud architecture also allows balance between the differing demands of infrastructure and business. On the one hand, because it uses technology already in place for an organization’s private cloud, a hybrid cloud environment enables technology executives to ensure that their on-premises infrastructure continues to deliver a return on investment.

On the other hand, because it leverages the public cloud, a hybrid cloud allows companies to capitalize on the many benefits the public cloud offers. These benefits often include cost efficiency, agility, mobility, and elasticity.

Want to learn more?
Continue to follow this blog for more updates. And schedule a time to speak to the experts at Approyo. The team at Approyo has migrated and managed hundreds of SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA environments to the cloud. Schedule a complimentary assessment with the team today.
Approyo is honored to announce that it has been selected among The 10 Most Valuable SAP Solution Providers by Insights Success Magazine.

Insights Success is a platform that focuses distinctively on emerging as well as leading companies, their confrontational style of doing business and way of delivering effective and collaborative solutions to strengthen market share. This magazine talks about leaders and orators from the world of technology, which includes CEO’s, CIO’s, VP’s, Managers and other professionals who had set a benchmark in the revolution of the industry.

“Starting their own business, while knowing all the difficulties, obstacles and competition one will have to face, is the greatest challenge the brave entrepreneurs of today are accepting wholeheartedly. One such outstanding influential entrepreneur, who’s running his venture, while influencing the world is Chris Carter of Approyo.” Archana Ghule, Editor-in-Chief of Insights Success.

“We are honored to be named to this great list. We want to be the most customer-centric SAP HANA business in the world. This means our team is focused on our customers and making sure that they are achieving their goals,” said Chris Carter, CEO of Approyo.

Approyo has been providing SAP HANA solutions such as SAP S/4HANA 1610 in the cloud for the last three years. Approyo built an entire platform using the best solutions in the market, allowing clients to move SAP HANA quickly and benefit immediately without the massive upfront cost structure typically seen with those bare metal solutions.

About Insights Success
Insights Success is a forum where top leaders and executives talk and share about their experiences, views, and mantra for success which will help the young and dynamic bloodline of professionals to learn, cater and deliver business needs for customers in order to become futuristic market leaders. FAST is widely recognized as a leader of both on premise and cloud-based software solutions for the insurance industry. Insights Success has listed FAST as one of The 10 Fastest Growing Financial Solution Provider Companies based on its performance, its innovative solutions and its contribution in the changing scenario of financial market.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Transform Research and Development with SAP S/4HANA

A successful research and development (R&D) department brings new designs to life with speed and accuracy based on market, customer, and quality insights. R&D prepares the downstream departments to manufacture, sell, and service products with high quality and low cost while continuously iterating designs to create more profitable, desirable, and reliable products. Digital tools are needed for rapid design-prototype-test iterations to foster a “fail fast and fail cheap” approach. There is also pressing need to simplify the complexity in downstream processes such as manufacturing, service, and sales to execute a “lot size of one.” An intelligent, integrated, and visual product innovation platform is essential for efficient product development, faster time to market, and fundamentally better initiative success rates.

With SAP S/4HANA as the digital core, customers can iteratively and more collaboratively build a foundation of requirements-driven smart products that are brought to the market faster with full compliance and a wide range of configurations and variants. SAP S/4HANA allows companies to gain live visibility into idea pipeline, portfolio prioritization, project actuals versus budget, new product design, development history, engineering changes, and finally phase-out.

SAP S/4HANA enables companies to integrate, embed intelligence,and visualize the entire R&D process from idea, to product, to production, to service, and disposal. Connected and individualized products can be developed with full compliance and shorter time to market.

  • Run design processes on live insights into customer needs and market opportunities
  • Perform multilevel “what if” analyses with predictive insights to drive better design decisions
  • Analyze live performance of the project portfolio with predictive insights at any stage of the innovation process
  • Simplify access to project information for stakeholders and team members with the ability to drill down
  • Define and analyze product costs and manage all engineering changes effectively along the lifecycle
  • Create a platform as the single digital backbone of product master data for internal and external collaborations across the enterprise
  • Provide connected design capabilities, integrating requirements, mechanics, electronics, software components, and simulation, as well as synchronizing all downstream product development needs internally and externally
  • Manage flexible, high-performing, and ease-of-use configuration and classification for product individualization
  • Integrate and validate compliance requirements in the development process and manage product declarations as part of the product properties for all variants across the product supply chain and lifecycle
  • Plan and communicate resource demand to match available resources in the long and short term
  • Simplify decisionmaking and processes across the enterprise for manufacturing, service,and marketing through intuitive visualization

Ideation and Concept Development

  • Innovation campaigns running inside and outside the enterprise
  • Repository for ideas and feedback for development-to-concept stage

Portfolio and Project Management 

  • Respond quickly to customer inquiries and requirements
  • Coordinate resources across a project’s lifecycle
  • Use performance metrics to make informed decisions
  • Support for product, service, and asset lifecycles

Product Development 

  • Reuse existing components and recipes
  • Do costing simulations
  • Manage change-controlled structures and variants
  • Hand over to manufacturing and service, with full design authoring tool integration

Compliance Management

  • Design products keeping material, global, regional, and industry compliance
  • Prepare quality and safety sheets for downstream use

SAP S/4HANA is The Next Generation Business Suite For A Digital World
The opportunity exists to transform business processes and achieve the digital transformation of your business with more automation and real-time visibility. Our SAP HANA and Big Data solutions address these important these needs and more. Let us show you today! Set up a free consultation.

Approyo Expands Team Adding Vice President of Marketing

Approyo, a leading enterprise SAP HANA Solutions Provider, announced today that Kyle Ackerman has joined the company to the position of Vice President of Marketing. In this newly created position, Kyle will lead all marketing efforts for Approyo.

 “I’m thrilled to join the Approyo team in this role and help share Approyo story to the world,” Kyle said. “I’ve worked with Approyo for several years and I am excited about the positive momentum and culture developing at Approyo.”

“Approyo is ready to make the next leap in our business and we need to get our story out there to more businesses” said Christopher Carter, CEO of Approyo. “I believe Kyle can help Approyo get to the next level. He has worked with us as a consultant for several years and it is a pleasure to bring his marketing expertise to the team.”

In addition to over 10 years of marketing experience, Kyle has extensive experience within the technology industry. Most recently, Kyle, worked as a freelance Marketing Consultant, helping several small businesses achieve success through digital marketing. Additionally, Kyle has worked for several technologies based companies focusing on Cloud Computing, Hosting, SAP, Microsoft and Software Licensing.

Approyo has been providing SAP HANA solutions such as SAP S/4HANA 1610 in the cloud for the last three years. Approyo built an entire platform using the best solutions in the market, allowing clients to move SAP HANA quickly and benefit immediately without the massive upfront cost structure typically seen with those bare metal solutions.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Experience a true one-of-a-kind SAP Certified Cloud

We revolutionize the adoption of SAP and SAP HANA solutions by making SAP simple for all businesses.

Approyo is a leading global SAP technology solution provider. We are the only SAP partner that allows you to choose how your cloud environment is set up, how we manage it and how we support you.

Flexible Private Cloud, built specifically for SAP Customers

  • Easy
  • Secure
  • Cost Effective
  • 24 Hours a day, 7 Days a week, 365 Days a year

The Approyo SAP HANA Advantage

  • Certified SAP Environments
  • Enterprise Ready
  • Scalable and Reliable 
  • Global Team of SAP Experts
  • Flexible Pricing Options 
  • Quick Implementation

Join the Revolution
The opportunity exists to transform business processes and achieve the digital transformation of your business with more automation and real-time visibility. Our SAP HANA and Big Data solutions address these important these needs and more. Let us show you today! Set up a free consultation.

Are you going to SAP SAPPHIRE NOW 2017?
Visit us along with our partners, PCM, CoreALM and Abreon on the show floor at Booth #1027. And stop by our exclusive SAP SAPPHIRE NOW 2017 After Party at the Icebar Orlando on Tuesday, May 16. RSVP today.

Join us for THE SAP SAPPHIRE NOW afterparty at the ICEBAR Orlando

Are you going to SAP SAPPHIRE NOW? Cool down with Approyo, PCM, CoreALM and Abreon at the ICEBAR in Orlando at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW.

Join us for the one-of-a-kind ICEBAR experience and a fun night of networking, drinks, and food. Plus, learn about our unique SAP Eco system and get to know our teams.

Event time
Date: Tuesday, May 16
Time: 8pm – 11pm

Event location
8967 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819

RSVP Today!

While you're at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW, visit us at Booth #1027!
Abreon, Approyo, CoreALM and PCM have partnered this year to bring you a complete SAP Ecosystem Partnership and we will all be together under one booth at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW 2017. Stop by the our booth, #1027, to learn how we can make your business run simple.

You can also enter to win a HELLO device. HELLO transforms any TV into an all-in-one communication and collaboration tool and provides voice-controlled smart-home or office-device for video conferencing, wireless screen sharing, live broadcasting, security surveillance with motion detection, and more. Enter to win here!

We look forward to seeing you there!