Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ask Approyo - Why Does the Database Speed Matter?

Speed is important in today’s business world. You want all the data and information from your business at your fingertips anytime, anywhere. This is where SAP S/4HANA can make the biggest impact on your company. And Approyo can get your company up and running in an SAP S/4HANA sandbox in minutes, not days with SAP S/4HANA Ignite.

The biggest business advantage of SAP S/4HANA is the simplicity of the database layout. This allows for higher data entry speed, unbelievable improvements in reporting and most importantly a complete flexibility in reporting using external hierarchies. These hierarchies can be changed any time (restructuring, acquisitions, etc) without changes to the database.
The new UI isn’t just cleaner, easier to understand and use, but completely new processes are possible because of the speed of SAP HANA. The fact that any field in a table can be used as an index adds to the simplicity and no database administrator has to be involved. This system is ready to grow again in functionality and become the backbone for the new digital world. That management meetings can now use live data to illustrate the current situation of their company’s business, that predictive analytics and simulations help to open up a window into the future in real time, is only possible because of the extreme database speed.

All bottlenecks after an assembly process finished or mass data entry are gone, batch programs become transactions, reports run in seconds and the period end closing is now completely streamlined.

Try SAP S/4HANA today
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.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Manage your Business in Real Time with SAP S/4HANA

Manage every aspect of your business in real time.
  • What if you could price a custom item, the moment the request is made?
  • What if tomorrow’s weather shifted your inventory today?
  • What if your suppliers told you what you needed, not the other way around?
These are not concepts from some distant future. These are actions happening today, thanks to the transformation that small and midsize companies are realizing through the use of a digital core.

The modern digital core serves as the nerve center of the enterprise. It is interconnected, agile and fast. While still retaining elements that made enterprise resource planning (ERP) critical to success, the digital core is a revitalization of that stack, allowing more external inputs and providing the information that helps yield a truly live business.

You can meet these challenges and more with SAP S/4HANA. This solution covers end-to-end processes with expertise for 25 industries, localized for 62 countries. It provides midsize or quickly growing small companies with the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software required to manage sales growth, operational efficiency, and financial agility. You can gain an integrated
view of your business, and the software can scale and adapt easily to meet your evolving business needs. SAP S/4HANA  can help you run your business more efficiently, in line with industry specific best practices and in real time.

With SAP S/4HANA, you can also benefit from smarter business innovations, faster business processes, and simpler business interactions. You can reduce your IT overhead through the efficiency of SAP HANA applications.

Leveraging SAP S/4HANA, organizations are realizing the benefits of a digital core that allow their enterprise to be:
  • IMMEDIATE - Empowering business users with insights to act in the moment
  • INTELLIGENT - Beyond automation, to predictive suggestion
  • INTEGRATED - Not only between your departments, but connected to the world
Try SAP S/4HANA today
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.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Tips for Choosing the Best Technology Partner - Part 2: Cloud

Picking the right technology partner can be a daunting task. You want to make sure this is the start of a long lasting successful partnership. In this new blog series, we will explore some of the top questions to address when picking a specific partner. In part 2 of our series, we will take a look at some questions to ask a potential Cloud partner. Did you miss part 1? Check out our tips for choosing an SAP Partner..

Cloud computing is becoming a normal part of everyday business. You need a cloud partner you can trust. A successful Cloud partner is determined by a number of factors, and selecting the right provider is high on the list. Here are a few important questions to ask when selecting a cloud partner?

1.    Which cloud services do you provide? Know what you are looking for. Many cloud vendors offer different solutions and services. Do you want to work with a cloud vendor that does a little of everything or a vendor that a specific focus on a service such as storage or Big Data? 

What Does Approyo offer?
Approyo is focused on Big Data with SAP. Through SAP HANAS/4HANA and other solutions, we make big data worry-free by handling your licensing, cloud environments, backup, support and ongoing services. This enables customers to experience the benefits of digital transformation without disruption, while minimizing cost and risk.

2.    How long will it take to implement a cloud solution? It’s important to know how long it will take the provider to implement your solution. Obviously the scope of the project can impact this greatly but this is a good opportunity to review case studies and talk with other customers. You don’t want to be stuck waiting a long time to implement a project. 

What Does Approyo offer?
Approyo can have you up and running in a certified SAP HANA environment quickly, sometimes in just minutes or hours. Our cloud environments are built from the ground up for SAP HANA, S/4HANA, Hadoop and other technology solutions. Our solutions and experience allow for fast implementation and increased flexibly for customers of all shapes and sizes.

3.    Security in the Cloud – Cloud security is one of the most discussed items in the technology world today. You need to understand where the data centers are locations, what security certifications are in place and how secure the cloud is. Your data is very important to your business and you need to have full confidence that it is as secure as possible. 

What Does Approyo offer?
Security is very important to us. In fact, Approyo CEO Chris Carter was recently quoted in Talkin Cloud in an article about Cloud Security and has produced a number of videos talking about the Security

Our environments are certified with SAP and recently, we achieved a new certification status for the Cloud. We use tier III data center facilities with our partner, PCM. These are purpose built Tier III facilities defined by the Uptime Institute’s tiered classification system. These enterprise class hosting facilities provide security-rich, controlled environments and high availability design features for business critical applications environments that need protected against natural disasters, power outages, network issues and unauthorized access.

SSAE 16 and PCI DSS purpose built Tier III data centers adhere to strict operational standards and offers a security-rich, controlled environment designed from the ground up for high availability.

Next steps…If you have an upcoming Cloud project and need a great partner but are unsure about the options available for your business, Approyo offers in-depth, advisory meetings to help you explore the most suitable option available for your business. For more information, contact us….

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Approyo Achieves SAP Certification for Cloud

Approyo, a leading enterprise SAP HANA Solutions Provider, announced today has achieved SAP Certified in Cloud in partnership with PCM. Approyo is the first North America SAP partner to achieve SAP Certification for SAP HANA Operation Services, Infrastructure Operation Services and Cloud.

Market conditions are changing in the blink of an eye. To thrive in such an environment, companies must have immediate access to relevant raw data, presented in a way that facilitates good decision-making. Using SAP HANA powered by Approyo in a properly certified cloud environment allows companies to access this data and make real-time decisions.

“This latest SAP certification is a tremendous accomplishment for our business, reflecting a significant investment in our SAP services alongside our partner PCM” said Christopher Carter, CEO at Approyo. “We know clients look for SAP certifications when they are researching SAP Partners and we are proud to be able to offer this to our clients.”

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.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

What are some of the most useful features of SAP S/4HANA?

Run a truly live business with SAP S/4HANA, an in-memory ERP suite available in the cloud or on-premise. SAP S/4HANA is the digital core that enables your business to take complete advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, real-time analytics, mobile, business networks, third-party systems, and more.

SAP S/4HANA is the digital core – the nerve center – of your entire business. It consolidates internal and external elements into a single, living structure that goes beyond traditional ERP software. In other words, it connects all of your processes, provides you with live information and insights, and seamlessly integrates your enterprise with the digital world at large.

  • MODULARITY - Unlike the traditional monolithic approach, SAP S/4HANA enables best-of-breed architectures and combination of solution components in different ways.
  • HYBRID CLOUD - All SAP S/4HANA components can be deployed either on premise or in the cloud.
  • INTEROPERABILITY - Hybrid cloud enables a different integration approach, with better, deeper API layers.
  • PLATFORM - Full integration with the Cloud, allowing applications to be built faster and cheaper.
  • OPENNESS - More ways to leverage data from business transactions and client interactions.
  • FLEXIBILITY - More options for architecting and developing integrated solutions.

Try SAP S/4HANA today
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 consultationhttp://www.approyo.com/.