Thursday, February 22, 2018

Build your competitive advantage across the entire subsidiary ecosystem with SAP S/4HANA

Managing the subsidiary network can be a big challenge
  • High IT complexity and cost due to heterogeneous applications across subsidiaries
  • High Corporate risk due to limited governance and compliance across subsidiaries
  • Higher cost of finance and increased cash needs due to limited visibility to timely subsidiary analytics
  • Reduced operational efficiencies due to minimal leverage by subsidiaries of Corporate capabilities and services
  • High subsidiary operational costs due to inconsistent business processes
  • High costs to incorporate new acquisitions into the Corporate infrastructure
  • Low collaboration Corporate to Subsidiaries and Subsidiaries to Subsidiaries leads to reduced monetization of the Digital Economy 
A new subsidiary strategy is needed for success in the digital economy

Companies need to expand globally faster
  • New (M&A) and existing subsidiaries are key components of a growth strategy and these need a solution that helps them scale quickly at low cost 
  • Solution standardization is key and the most effective solutions with provide built-in governance, control, visibility, and best business practices 
  • The Cloud value proposition is the perfect fit to enable efficient subsidiary adoption and flexible growth

Success in the Digital Economy will drive companies to implement new business models across all subsidiaries

  • Better collaboration between Corporate and subsidiaries to quickly roll out company-wide products and services
  • Digital economy  business models to allow speedy response to both local  and global business needs 
  • Faster integration into corporate infrastructure for quicker/more effective M&A ROI

Building competitive advantage and out-performing the competition requires a tighter alignment between Corporate and its subsidiaries

  • Real-time visibility across the entire subsidiary ecosystem to drive insight to action and serve customers better
  • One face to the customer with tighter subsidiary ecosystem interrelationships
  • Increased leverage of Corporate services and capabilities out to subsidiaries to build competitive advantages

Cloud solutions are a great choice for subsidiaries

Instant Value
  • Accelerate go-live & user adoption
  • Rapid global deployments
  • Quickly adapt to new business needs

Continous Innovation
  • Instant access to the latest technologies
  • Get the latest best practices
  • Keep up with regulatory changes

Predictable, Lower TCO
  • Shift from CapEx to OpEx
  • Better transparency into costs & usage
  • No infrastructure investment needed

Simple, Reliable & Safe
  • Easy to configure & extend 
  • Fully managed by a trusted 3rd-party
  • Complete data security and protection

An intelligent ERP suite designed specifically for in-memory computing, SAP S/4HANA offers a personalized, consumer-grade user experience with SAP Fiori. No matter your industry or business size, SAP S/4HANA can help you drive instant value across all lines of business.
  • Complete Visibility - Increased global operations, compatible applications, sharing
  • Control & Governance - Manage more diverse operations, more disparity, withcontrol and financial consistency
  • Business Processes - Consistent, best practices, corporate standards
  • Managed Risk - New governments, new laws, new languages, new customers, new employees
  • Optimized IT Cost and Speed - Effectively use limited resources, inexperienced people, time
  • Reduced Complexity - Global suppliers, new channels, new markets, complex supply chains
  • M&A - No longer slow and expensive to ramp up and integrate to Corporate
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The opportunity exists to transform business processes and achieve the digital transformation of your business with more automation and real-time visibility. Our SAP S/4HANA, SAP HANA and Cloud solutions address these important needs and more. Let us show you today! Set up a free consultation. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Cloud Helpers Blog Series - Platform as a Service

Welcome to our blog series, The Cloud Helpers. This series focuses on cloud computing topics and helps you understand how the cloud can impact your business today and in the future. Today we are going to focus on one on the definition of Platform as a Service or PaaS.

What is Paas?

Platform as a service (PaaS) is a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud, with resources that enable you to deliver everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications. You purchase the resources you need from a cloud service provider on a pay-as-you-go basis and access them over a secure Internet connection.

PaaS includes infrastructure—servers, storage, and networking—but also middleware, development tools, business intelligence (BI) services, database management systems, and more. PaaS is designed to support the complete web application lifecycle: building, testing, deploying, managing, and updating.

PaaS allows you to avoid the expense and complexity of buying and managing software licenses, the underlying application infrastructure and middleware or the development tools and other resources. You manage the applications and services you develop, and the cloud service provider typically manages everything else.

Advantages of PaaS
  • DON’T HAVE TO INVEST IN PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE - Being able to ‘rent’ virtual infrastructure has both cost benefits and practical benefits. They don’t need to purchase hardware themselves or employ the expertise to manage it.
  • MAKES DEVELOPMENT POSSIBLE FOR ‘NON-EXPERTS’ - With some PaaS offerings anyone can develop an application, simply through their web browser utilising one-click functionality.
  • SECURITY - Security is provided, including data security and backup and recovery
  • TEAMS IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS CAN WORK TOGETHER - Using the internet, developers spread across several locations can work together on the same application build.
  • FLEXIBILITY - Customers have control over the tools that are installed within their platforms and can create a platform that suits their specific requirements.
  • ADAPTABILITY - Features can be changed if circumstances dictate that they should.
PaaS vs. SaaS vs. IaaS
PaaS is one of three main categories of cloud computing services. The other two are software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

With IaaS, a provider supplies the basic compute, storage and networking infrastructure along with the hypervisor (the virtualization layer). Users must then create virtual machines, install operating systems, support applications and data, and handle all of the configuration and management associated with those tasks.

With PaaS, a provider offers more of the application stack than IaaS providers, adding operating systems, middleware (such as databases) and other runtimes into the cloud environment.

With SaaS, a provider offers an entire application stack. Users simply log in and use the application that runs completely on the provider's infrastructure.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Ask Approyo: SAP ECC vs. SAP S/4HANA

One common theme we hear from customers is the confusion in the market place around SAP ECC and SAP S/4HANA. In this post, we will try to clear up the confusion and explain how the two solutions relate to one another.

What is SAP ECC?
SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) is the previous generation of SAP’s enterprise resource planning software. ECC provides modules covering a full range of industry applications, including finance, logistics, HR, product planning and customer service, linked together into a single, customizable system run on a database of the user’s choice.

What is SAP S/4HANA?
SAP S/4HANA is the successor of ECC. It is a natural evolution and not just a simple upgrade. Currently, SAP S/4HANA 1709 empowers every corner of your organization to deliver business results. SAP S/4HANA is the foundation for businesses to deploy machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios based on SAP Leonardo capabilities, unifying transactional and analytical workloads in real time and helping you stay ahead of the competition.

The route to S/4HANA is achieved either by a system conversion from an ECC solution (including Suite on HANA) or a new install. A system conversion needs to take place with the reason being to enable the new simplified data model. You need to be conscious of what functionality you have lost from your existing system as part of the move to S4/HANA in order to then replace it.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Unleash the Potential of your Business with SAP Hybris

With SAP Hybris increase productivity and customer acquisition and amplify customer satisfaction by having relevant and personalized interactions across any channel. Engage your customers in more proactive and meaningful ways by understanding what matters to them in the moment. SAP Hybris delivers rich predictive insight, flawless execution and contextual customer experience throughout your sales and service organizations.

Mobile (on- and offline)
SAP Hybris supports the three key mobile platforms (Android, iOS and Windows) and is available on mobile devices in an offline mode. That means that SAP Hybris can be used on a tablet even if there is no wireless Internet connection, thus significantly raising user efficiency!

SAP Hybris features, as standard, out-of-the-box integration. Your CRM platform can thus be easily linked to and from many major (3rd party) applications, such as social networks, SAP on-premise solutions or even ERP software from other providers.

SAP offers an extensive Microsoft Excel add-in, as well as one for Microsoft Outlook. The data is constantly synced between SAP Hybris and the Microsoft platform, so that you can choose which platform you work in (bi-directional).
With native SAP ERP and SAP CRM integration and business application mash-ups, you’re always effortlessly up-to-speed on your customers and accounts.

SAP Hybris will grow along with you and is kept up to date. Every quarter (February, May, August and November), SAP launches several new functionalities. Quite often, these updates are inspired by customer feedback, as users are invited to post and vote for the best ideas on SAP’s online.

Multichannel, multi-vendor, multi-language is the set of core features in this application that seems to dazzle every customer that is into this product as an organization. Gartner has positioned SAP Hybris solution in its Magic Quadrant report meant for management of multichannel campaigns.

Omni Commerce Connect is yet another interesting innovation within SAP Hybris that lets businesses network with customers and clients regardless of location. All this is done while simultaneously leveraging fresh channels and touch points enabling highly efficient interaction. The channels referred to here may range from direct mail, call centers, programmatic advertising, email, social media, mobile and websites.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Approyo CEO Chris Carter named one of The 30 Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs by Insights Success

Approyo, a leading enterprise provider of cloud-centric SAP solutions, announced today that Insights Success Magazine has named Approyo CEO Chris Carter among the ‘The 30 Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs of the year’. The publication sheds light on 30 of the most admired CEOs and their journeys to success, it also provides insights on their mission and vision, their backgrounds, and the traits that make a resilient leader.

“Upon review of the nominees of The 30 Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs and going through various factors such as leadership abilities, customer satisfaction, company growth and employee success, Chris Carter, Founder and CEO of Approyo, stood out with his reliable and empowering role of proliferating the company into a leading global SAP HANA technology solutions provider,” mentions the Editor-in-Chief of Insights Success Magazine, Pooja M. Bansal.

“I am extremely honored to be named one of the 30 Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs by Insights Success,” said Christopher Carter, CEO of Approyo. “I personally think the entire team at Approyo made this award possible, not just me alone. This achievement continues to validate our success in the SAP marketplace.”

The magazine spotlights companies that provide leading, effective and groundbreaking technologies. For the full article, please visit Insight Success.

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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.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

SAP Hybris: A Game Changing Solution for your Business

Organizations are drowning in data that accumulates at an increasingly fast pace. It comes from inside and outside the company, from business transactions, the IoT, and social media interactions. It includes structured data, location information, satellite images, drone video, text files, and more.

Yet, CIOs are asked empower users and machines to analyze this new data universe in real-time as the data comes in. This means running analytics on live transaction so that the business can take Timely actions and be ahead of the competition. Decision makers also demand a complete visibility across all the company’s diverse data assets to achieve situational awareness, which
is essential to avoid the pitfalls of making decisions and devising new strategies on partial, stale or inaccurate data.

Agility/Speed of execution is essential for IT and business success, but business fundamentals still need to be respected. For example, new technology investments need to yield clear ROI and avoid exposing the company to unnecessary risks. CIOs need to ensure that they deploy technology that can adapt to changing needs and requirements. This means embracing data management technology that is modern and can easily take advantage of new innovation – such as advances in hardware (ex, GPU or nonvolatile storage). Also, everybody that browses the daily news knows that, when data is shared, corporate accountability and customer trust are also on the line. CIOs need to ensure that, once readily accessible, data is kept secure in compliance with regulations – such as GSPR – and customer privacy is preserved.

Finally, the cloud has become an essential component of every IT strategy. It provides the unprecedented ability to accelerate provisioning, it elastically scales to adapt to changing needs, and it is ubiquitously present and accessible.

But choosing a cloud strategy that can evolve with the needs of the business is essential for business success. It is paramount that a company maintains its ability to freely decide what service provider can best serve its needs, at every given moment - with no vendor lock-in that could undermine business flexibility.

Companies that can achieve these four imperatives are in a strong position to succeed in the new economy. Some studies have reported they can achieve exponential grow that up to 10X their peers. A transformative success achieved through the mastery of data management.

Enter SAP Hybris
In 1997, SAP® Hybris® was launched to create a better commerce solutions. It consistently ranks among the top commerce software platforms because of its customer engagement and multichannel e-commerce solutions with totally-integrated tools. It serves Business to Consumers and Business to Business brands belonging from industries like insurance telecommunication, financial services, manufacturing, retailing, and media.

With SAP Hybris increase productivity and customer acquisition and amplify customer satisfaction by having relevant and personalized interactions across any channel. Engage your customers in more proactive and meaningful ways by understanding what matters to them in the moment. SAP Hybris delivers rich predictive insight, flawless execution and contextual customer experience throughout your sales and service organizations.

SAP Hybris comes with various advantages with regard to e-commerce project development as given below:

  • Bring sales, service, and social engagement in an integrated SaaS CRM system
  • Gain a 360° view of customers to understand their needs in any given moment
  • Use real-time customer analytics and predictive insight to improve interactions across all channel
  • Run your business anywhere, anytime on any device with a mobile-first approach, online and offline
  • Get up and running quickly and cost-effectively with subscription-based cloud solutions

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Approyo featured on - Simplifying SAP Solutions for All Businesses

Approyo CEO Chris Carter recently sat down with the folks at SuperbCrew to talk about the SAP ecosystem, the future of SAP and Approyo and where the industry as whole is going. To read the full interview, please go to

Here is an excerpt of the interview:

Q: Chris, tell us more about your solutions?
A: Approyo provides full SAP service technology with extensive capabilities in consulting, solutions architecture, and product procurement, to develop the right solution for our customers. Our SAP HANA Solutions are typically up and running within 2 – 5 days. Our SAP HANA solution, Ignite, encapsulates SAP HANA’s various components into one neat and easy package. Companies have the freedom to either use the entire package or specific components.

Q: You’ve recently been recognized as one of the Rising Entrepreneurs of the Year by The Technology Headlines; could you tell us something more?
A: This was a great honor and a great way to start off 2018. I owe a lot of this honor to my staff and company who helped make 2017 a very special year. This award really shows how much the company and myself has grown and matured throughout the last several years. I’m expecting even better and bigger things in 2018!

Q: Approyo has also been ranked 47th among Top 100 Cloud Services Providers; what does it mean for you and how hard was it to get where you are today?
A: The ranking further solidifies our strategy and mission to become the leading global SAP Cloud Centric Solution provider. It’s not a question of “if” a company will move to the cloud anymore, it’s a question of “when” and “how”. This shift in thinking has helped us reach many clients who need to move their SAP environments to the cloud. When Approyo started, we really had to educate companies about the cloud. After many years of doing this, we are seeing the reward and we are viewed as a trusted advisor.

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: Growing! Every day I feel we and our staff are growing. We always want to be help and support our customers. We want to grow and help our customer get to the next level.

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