Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Christopher Carter, Approyo CEO, Featured on Coffee Break with Game-Changers, Presented by SAP

Approyo CEO Christopher Carter participated in the January 18 edition of Coffee Break with Game-Changers, Presented by SAP. During this episode, Chris talked in-depth about technology predictions for 2017.
The buzz: Crystal ball for 2017. If #1 on your business wish list is to know what 2017 holds for your company, your industry and the world, we’ve got insightful predictions from more than 75 thought leaders about the technologies, strategies, and trends that can help you grow and compete in 2017 and beyond. Pour a cup of Joe, Earl, or Dom, and join us for SAP Game-Changers Radio 2017 Predictions – Part 5 live. Hear our complete 5-part special on-demand at Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio.

About Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Game-changing technologies are transformational, exciting and disruptive for a reason. They shake up your status quo. They get you thinking about new ways to scale, compete and grow. They move you in amazing new directions.

If you’re not already having a weekly breakfast with game-changers, join us for valuable food for thought, inspiration and information. Learn how you can become the savvy innovator who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next breakthrough strategy. Coffee Break with Game-Changers, Presented by SAP, is broadcast live every Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific Time and 11 AM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

Are you ready for 2017! Meet with 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.

Top myths about SAP HANA in the Cloud

SAP HANA is a relational database that runs in-memory for fast access, allowing business analysts to query large quantities of data without having to wait for the database to read and write data. This speed allows users to explore and analyze both analytical and transactional data from almost any
data source.

However, SAP HANA has some common myths throughout the technology world. SAP HANA cloud solutions helped change the way SAP HANA is deployed and used.

Myth #1. SAP HANA takes months to deploy
One common myth with SAP HANA is that slow implementations can be costly. Traditionally, on-premises SAP HANA projects can take months to fully deploy. The longer it takes to deploy SAP HANA, the longer it takes to realize the ROI benefits.

Rapid deployments can increase ROI. Most organizations can expect a cloud-based SAP HANA implementation in less than 30 days and in some cases, under a week.

Using SAP HANA in the cloud allows businesses to shift from a large upfront capital expense to a more manageable monthly operational expense. This reduces the infrastructure total cost of ownership an average of 28% or more within a three-year period.

Myth #2. Latency and speed issues
There are speed benefits to being closer to the HANA production lines. Close geographic proximity puts your data nanoseconds away from the SAP HANA cloud engine. This is what happens when your application exists in the same data center as the HANA cloud. This type of speed is possible when you have a physical data center infrastructure that allows you to incubate, test, and grow IT environments that have a nanosecond access to HANA cloud.

Faster access improves flexibility because it allows you to grow an SAP HANA database, add new apps, and expand your geographic footprint giving you the lowest cost, greater speed, and least disruption. Having HANA in the cloud allows the service provider to focus on delivering an SAP HANA solution so that your IT department doesn’t have to accommodate a new platform and manage yet another system.

Myth #3. It’s a complex implementation
It’s unfortunate that SAP HANA has a reputation of being very complex and hard to deploy, especially with an on premise solution. By moving an on-premises solution to the cloud, it allows your service provider to take care of complex configurations for you.

While some businesses may be hampered by a complex on-premises solution, having the right provider will make it easy to get customizations up and running quickly and easily. This allows the service provider to manage and optimize your SAP HANA implementation, so that your IT department doesn’t have to.

Optimization is critical for any system. Businesses have learned that optimization is not a once and done process. It is an ongoing process that requires a business to revisit and optimize on an ongoing basis. By having a strategic partner that manages your SAP HANA service, they can continue to help you optimize as they have learned some of the latest and greatest best practices from the industry.

Myth #4. I don’t have a current analytics solution, so why do I need SAP HANA?
What if your company doesn’t have an analytics tool; can you still get the
benefits from all of those legacy systems that have disparate data that need to be combined into one dataset?

Using SAP HANA, you can handle these large loads of data from legacy systems and tie them all together. This will allow you to quickly analyze data to increase business effectiveness. This is one of the true business benefits of analytics.

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Don’t let the new digital world pass you by. 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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Ask Approyo - 2017 Technology Predictions

It's the start of 2017 and everyone wants to know, what are some predictions in technology for the new year. In the latest edition of Ask Approyo, Approyo CEO Chris Carter talks about some big technology predictions for 2017.


The predictions for 2017 differ from 2016. Big Data will have an impact on both personal and business standpoints. Companies will no longer just dip their toe in Big Data, they will be all in by the end of the year. in fact, we will start to refer to Big Data as just "data".

Additionally, more things will be automated from personal devices from Google and Amazon to business applications. Plus, Virtual Reality will start to go more mainstream.

Are you ready for the New Year
Don’t let the new digital world pass you by. 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.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Why is SAP S/4HANA a game changer for your company?

SAP S/4HANA, the modern digital core, is designed to integrate with and utilize IoT, Big Data, Mobile, Business Networks, and more. SAP S/4HANA helps our customers create a truly Live Business:

  • SAP S/4HANA is immediate – empowering business users with insights to act in the moment
  • SAP S/4HANA is intelligent – beyond automation to predictive suggestion
  • SAP S/4HANA is integrated – not only between your departments, but connected to the world

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 for 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
Why should you embrace a digital core now?
We are at the dawn of the next big technology change where everything is connected and software is embedded in our lives. This technology change is bringing new opportunities and new threats. Cycle time for innovation is 5–10X faster, and enterprises can no longer compete unless complexity is reduced, business is re-invented, and data becomes the fuel for value creation. With SAP S/4HANA, you can now enable your digital enterprise and drive this value creation.