Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SAP Announces BW/4HANA

SAP unveiled SAP BW/4HANA, a next-generation data warehouse application for running a real-time digital enterprise. This announcement will help in clearing the confusion that has lingered since the beginning with HANA. SAP released SAP S/4HANA, 18 months ago and it became apparent that an update for the data strategy was required. The questions that has lingered since that announcement.... Do you need BW now that you have HANA? Do you switch to HANA from BW?

What is SAP BW/4HANA?
SAP BW/4HANA – an integrated data warehouse solution optimized to fully leverage the SAP HANA in-memory platform. SAP BW/4HANA dramatically simplifies development, administration and user interface of your data warehouse resulting in enhanced business agility.

SAP BW/4HANA customers will benefit from:
An end-to-end data management platform for running a live digital business through the automatic generation of views in SAP HANA that combine SQL data logic and application data taken directly from SAP S/4HANA

  • Extreme performance through advanced, in-memory analytics and algorithm pushdown
  • Faster application development with a fully redesigned user interface for enhanced data flow modeling
  • Reduced data management and storage costs through automatic distribution of multitemperature data
  • Efficient data warehouse migration and implementation with unified data load management and full scale-out support, as a de facto standard for customers
  • Easy transition for customers with the SAP Business Warehouse application to SAP BW/4HANA through utility features

SAP BW/4HANA is unlike any other data warehousing application on the market. SAP BW/4HANA is an integrated data warehousing solution that has been optimized to fully leverage the SAP HANA in-memory database. This optimization empowers business’ to deliver on the demand for simple, open, flexible and highly scalable solutions that will meet the data warehouse needs of the business today and beyond.

  • Simplify your data warehouse architecture and free up more time for line-of-business requirements
  • Integrate SAP and non-SAP applications and data into one logical data warehouse for a single version of the truth
  • Future ready for new business opportunities and growing volumes of data
  • Built for on-premise and the cloud 

SAP BW/4HANA Functional Capabilities
SAP BW/4HANA is based on four design principles that enables the next generation of data warehousing. SAP BW/4HANA is designed for the future so it can more easily accommodate business changes opportunities, address changing market demands and adjust into competitive situations.

  • Dramatically improves performance for data loading, querying, analysis, staging, and planning processes
  • Simplifies data modeling using a modern user interface, Advanced DataStore Object, and Composite Provider
  • Accelerates open data warehousing environment thru simplified object models and SQL support
  • Offers advanced multi-temperature data store options that allow systems and costs to be managed more easily
  • Cuts development time with prebuilt models and Eclipse-based modeling tools
  • Consumes and integrates mixed architecture scenarios: SAP BW on SAP HANA and SAP HANA data marts

See the Benefits of Big Data SAP HANA today with Approyo! 
Approyo can help your company deal with the changing world. Our SAP HANA and Big Data solutions address these important questions and more. Let us show you today! Set up a free consultation today. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SAP to acquire Altiscale

Big news in the SAP Ecosystem! According to Venturebeat, SAP is acquiring Altiscale. 

Why is this important!
  • Validates SAP and SAP HANA in the cloud
  • Confirms SAP is all-in on Big Data! 
Altiscale provides us the ability to take everything into a cloud, take all the data and bring it into real-time with SAP HANA.

Altiscale is a four-year-old startup that specializes in cloud-based Hadoop and Spark services. Altiscale differentiates itself from these low-cost providers by combining high-performance Hadoop and Spark services with integrated ingestion, transformation, and analytical capabilities.

See the Benefits of Big Data SAP HANA today with Approyo!
Approyo can help your company deal with the changing world. Our SAP HANA and Big Data solutions address these important questions and more. Let us show you today! Set up a free consultation today

Friday, August 26, 2016

Ask Approyo: What is GRC?

Approyo recently introduced GRC Ignite. GRC Ignite provides customers with a flexible, innovative solution that can include SAP software license fees as well as SAP maintenance fees, hosting and hardware, and implementation and functional support services. In addition, customers may deploy the GRC applications as an entire suite or as individual elements, based upon needs and budget.

But what is GRC?
GRC (governance, risk management and compliance) software allows companies to integrate and manage IT operations that are subject to regulation. Such software typically combines applications that manage the core functions of GRC into a single integrated package.

GRC software enables an organization to pursue a systematic, organized approach to managing GRC-related strategy and implementation. Instead of keeping data in separate "silos," administrators can use a single framework to monitor and enforce rules and procedures. Successful installations enable organizations to manage risk, reduce costs incurred by multiple installations and minimize complexity for managers.

Why is GRC software important?
GRC software can satisfy the needs of multiple stakeholders, including:
  • Business executives that need to identify and manage risk.
  • Finance managers assigned to meet regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Legal counsels grappling with discovery and records retention.
  • IT directors managing software installations related to GRC projects across an organization.

Data retention and risk management procedures mandated by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), HIPAA, Basel II and regional regulations have all placed unprecedented pressure on IT administrators to coordinate enterprise-wide tracking and organization of compliance measures. As a result, the GRC software category has rapidly become a hotly contested space between industry giants like SAP, Oracle, IBM, CA and a host of other companies. Given the complex regulatory burden imposed upon both executives and IT administrators, the tools provided by GRC software will become increasingly important to meeting the new standards.

Learn more about GRC and Approyo
We invite you to join us for a free webinar, Introducing GRC Ignite from Approyo on September 13. During this webinar you learn more about the importance of GRC and how our new solution, GRC Ignite can help your organization.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Ask Approyo: Why should my company implement SAP S/4HANA now?

SAP S/4HANA is the next generation business suite for the digital world. 

SAP S/4HANA is built on the advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and offers a personalized user experience with SAP Fiori. Deployable in the cloud or on-premise, SAP S/4HANA is designed to drive instant value across all lines of business and industries.

  • With in-memory technology and embedded analytics, SAP S/4HANA provides instant, real time insight for better decisions
  • Because of it’s maximized throughput and speed, as well as its native integration into SAP solutions, SAP S/4HANA gives you greater performance
  • SAP S/4HANA leverages the FIORI user experience so that your entire workforce can benefit from not only intuitive, mobile first design, but also proactive decision-making support
  • And finally, SAP S/4HANA uses a simplified architecture with a lean data footprint, and cloud deployment, to lower your total cost of ownership


Instant, real-time insight for better decisions
 • In-memory technology
 • Embedded analytics

Reinvented processes for higher performance
 • Maximized throughput and speed
 • Native integration to SAP solutions

SAP Fiori user experience = higher productivity
 • Intuitive on all devices, mobile first
 • Proactive decision-making support

Simplified Architecture for lower TCO
 • Lean data footprint
 • Cloud deployment for higher flexibility

Seeing is believing - Try SAP S/4HANA today! 
Approyo is the leader in SAP S/4HANA deployments. Bring your data and licenses, we’ll set up a POC/sandbox in our environment for you to see how SAP HANA works in the cloud and can help your business. Get started today...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Approyo Ranks No. 120 on the 2016 Inc. 5000

Inc. magazine today ranked Approyo NO. 120 on its 35th 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 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 achieved its ranking in part due to tremendous sales growth of in the past three years. Furthermore, Approyo has grown globally, with an increased presence in Europe, South America and Asia, in addition to its presence throughout North America. Approyo’s vision is to be the world's most customer centric SAP HANA and Big Data technology solution company.

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

“It’s been a privilege to have Approyo as part of the SAP Startup Focus program since its early days” said Manju Bansal, VP & Global SAP Startup Focus Head. “The Program helps startups build quality solutions that can be adopted by the enterprise market in the Big Data, predictive and real-time analytics space including machine learning, AI, data security and IoT”

The 2016 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. 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 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

To see Approyo’s ranking on the line Top 5000 list go to 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ask Approyo: What are the key benefits for moving to SAP S/4HANA now?

SAP S/4HANA is designed to drive instant value across lines of business and industries with the ultimate sophistication: simplicity. SAP S/4HANA is only built on SAP HANA because, as of today, only the SAP HANA platform can deliver such level of massive simplifications and innovations.

From a business value perspective, this means that SAP S/4HANA creates unique opportunities to reinvent business models and drive new revenues and profits. First, enterprises can now easily connect to people, devices, and business networks to deliver new value to their customers on any channel – the Internet of Things and Big Data become accessible to any business. Second, enterprises can dramatically simplify their processes, drive them in real time and change them as needed to gain new efficiencies – no more batch processing is required. And finally, business users can now get any insight on any data from anywhere in real-time: planning, execution, prediction, and simulation – decisions may be made on the fly with a high level of granularity for faster business impact.

From an IT value perspective, this means that SAP S/4HANA creates unique opportunities to simplify the landscape and help reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) with SAP HANA as the great simplifier. First, enterprises can now reduce their data footprint and work with larger data sets in
one system (for example, ERP, CRM, SRM, SCM, PLM co-deployed) to save hardware costs, operational costs, and time. Second, innovation is also made simple with an open platform (SAP HANA Cloud Platform) to drive advanced applications – for example, predicting, recommending, and simulating – while protecting existing investments. Third, business users can leverage a simple
and role-based user experience based on modern design principles which minimizes training efforts while increases productivity. We also support customers with simple configuration: setting up the system and during its use. And finally, enterprises get choice of deployment: cloud, on premise, and even hybrid to drive quick time-to-value.

Try SAP S/4HANA from Approyo today! 
Approyo can help your company deal with the changing world. Our SAP HANA and Big Data solutions address these important questions and more. Let us show you today! Set up a free consultation today. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

You're Invited - Introducing GRC Ignite Webinar

Did you see the news! Approyo is proud to introduce our new solution, GRC Ignite.

According to a recent study, only 1 in 10 organizations are confident they have adequate Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) tools, technologies and processes to manage current obligations, let alone future challenges.

A typical organization loses 5% of revenue each year to fraud corresponding to annual costs exceeding $3.5 trillion worldwide. 

Join Approyo CEO Christopher Carter for this free webinar and learn:

  • A brief overview of GRC.
  • Why is a proper GRC Solution is important for your company?
  • What is GRC Ignite from Approyo?

Webinar details:

  • Tuesday, September 13
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
  • Presenter: Approyo CEO, Christopher Carter

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Ask Approyo: How can SAP S/4 HANA lower your TCO?

Simplified Architecture for Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

SAP S/4HANA can dramatically reduce your TCO by impacting all pillars of the TCO equation:
  • Lower data footprint: By storing a single copy of data in-memory and eliminating the needs for aggregates, materialized views and indexes
  • Reduction in setup costs: Faster time to value with SAP Activate
  • Lower testing costs: By eliminating certification requirements for non production HANA hardware
  • Simplified landscapes: by blending transactional and analytical systems into one platform.
  • Native integration: offering out of the box integration with SAP Cloud solutions like SuccessFactors and Ariba
  • And Increased asset utilization: with co-deployment of APO on the same HANA box as SAP S/4HANA

See the Benefits of SAP S/4HANA today with Approyo!
Approyo can help your company deal with the changing world. Our SAP HANA and Big Data solutions address these important questions and more. Let us show you today! Set up a free consultation today. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Approyo Launches New SAP Solution, GRC Ignite

Approyo, a leading enterprise SAP HANA Solutions Provider, today announced the launch of a new SAP Solution, GRC Ignite. GRC Ignite is an adaptable solution for customers wishing to deploy one or more of the SAP Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) suite of applications.

GRC Ignite provides customers with a flexible, innovative cloud solution that can include SAP software license fees as well as SAP maintenance fees, hosting, implementation and support services. In addition, customers may deploy the GRC applications as an entire suite or as individual elements, based upon needs and budget.

GRC Ignite represents an exciting new solution for Approyo” said Christopher Carter, CEO of Approyo. “GRC has been a hot topic for many of our customers and we are happy to be able to provide an industry leading solution to help customers deploying SAP GRC.”

Learn more about GRC Ignite
Approyo will be holding a free webinar, “Introducing GRC Ignite” on Tuesday, September 13 to explain the full details of this new solution. Register today...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Ask Approyo - Can I run transactions and analytics on the same system without adding more DRAM and CPU resources?

SAP HANA Platform vs. Disk-Based Database with In-Memory Cache

YES - Because SAP HANA requires only one copy of data.

SAP HANA Platform is designed to take advantage of the latest hardware innovations. It utilizes SIMD instructions, advanced parallelization with multi-core processors and data compression to maximize CPU and RAM utilization. This allows for processing mixed workloads on the same system and on the same copy of data with the most efficient utilization of system resources.


Disk-Based Database with In-Memory Cache
NO -Because data is copied and stored multiple times for transactions and analytics.

To process transactional and analytical workloads on the same system, disk-based databases need to use specialized in-memory caches. To leverage this new technology layer the database not only has to create multiple data copies and keep them synchronized, but in addition must also route incoming requests to the appropriate data copies. This increases the amount of CPU and memory required and delays system response.

See the Benefits of SAP HANA today with Approyo!
Approyo can help your company deal with the changing world. Our SAP HANA and Big Data solutions address these important questions and more. Let us show you today! Set up a free consultation today.