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5 Weeks, 5 Webinars: SAP HANA Expert Series, presented by Protiviti

August 23, 2017

5 Weeks, 5 Webinars: SAP HANA Expert Series, presented by Protiviti

Staying abreast — or ahead — of the latest SAP HANA enhancements can be a full-time job. Everyone’s resource-challenged: There’s not enough time, not enough staff, and not enough funding for training. We hear stories from clients every day who feel they’re not making the most of their SAP HANA investments or that their teams aren’t able to train on enhancements and upgrades often or quickly enough to maximize their significant IT investments.

Beginning September 7, Protiviti is offering a five-part SAP HANA Expert Webinar Series that can help your organization achieve its goals to optimize the SAP HANA platforms you’ve selected or are considering.

Each hour-long session will be led by one or more of our SAP HANA experts. Attendees will take away valuable best practices ranging from choosing the right next step on your SAP HANA journey, to maximizing the SAP HANA security model, to making the right choice between cloud, on-premise, or hybrid platforms.

Register now for one, two, or all five webinars, which are detailed below.

What's Your SAP BW Strategy — SAP BW powered by SAP HANA, SAP BW/4HANA or SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud? 
Speakers: Sri Velicheti and Vinay Suneja
Thursday, September 7 @ 2:00 pm ET

If you are debating whether to migrate to SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) powered by SAP HANA, implement SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud or SAP BW/4HANA, or combine these options moving forward, you will want to take advantage of this webinar. You'll gain a pragmatic approach to your SAP HANA journey, including practical insights for making the right choice and understanding how the choice you make influences your SAP S/4HANA journey.

Key Learning Points

  • Learn the value proposition and compare pros and cons of SAP BW/4HANA versus SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud based on your specific system landscape 
  • Discover a comprehensive three-step process focusing on business applications, usage statistics, and technical infrastructure that will influence your SAP HANA migration strategy 
  • Understand the impact of "change" to your technical organization and opportunities to retrain your workforce to meet future demand

Mastering the SAP HANA Security Model 
Speaker: Jonathan Haun
Thursday, September 14 @ 2:00 pm ET

Join us for this thorough overview of how SAP HANA's security mechanisms works. You'll walk through technical explanations and practical examples, hear best-practice strategies for properly provisioning users and managing repository roles, explore how third-party authentication can integrate with SAP HAHA, and find out how to provide selective access to data using analytic privileges. 

Key Learning Points 

  • Learn best-practice strategies to properly provision users and manage repository roles 
  • Explore how third-party authentication can integrate with SAP HANA, and see examples using SAML and Kerberos authentication
  • Find out how to provide selective access to data using analytic privileges in SAP HANA

What to Consider When Moving to HANA 2.0 
Speaker: Jonathan Haun
Thursday, September 21 @ 2:00 pm ET 

This webinar will introduce you to a comprehensive overview of everything needed to implement or upgrade to SAP HANA 2.0, the "next generation data management platform for digital transformation." This includes the impact on SAP applications, key changes to the platform as well as information regarding the hardware and operating systems required.

Key Learning Points 

  • Discover what's new and different with SAP HANA 2.0 and what steps are ahead to implement or upgrade to SAP HANA 2.0
  • Examine the hardware required to support SAP HANA 2.0
  • Understand what operating systems are required to support SAP HANA 2.0

Best Practices for Optimizing SAP HANA Views to Create a Robust Analytic Platform
Speaker: Marshall Kelley
Thursday, September 28 @ 2:00 pm ET

SAP HANA is an extremely fast and powerful tool, but has your organization solved the challenge of how to best optimize SAP HANA views for speed, flexibility, and reusability? Attend this session to hear strategies for creating an analytical foundation in SAP HANA, which can then be leveraged directly for simple analysis and/or re-used in secondary views for advanced analysis.

Key Learning Points

  • Fundamentals of SAP HANA modeling, and why these techniques are crucial to performance 
  • Why SAP HANA models are like icebergs and why it's important to pay attention to what's under the surface 
  • How to optimize all types of SAP HANA views to achieve speed, flexibility, and reusability
  • A look at calculation views — current and future state 
  • Why performance testing isn't just for the racetrack
  • Common challenges faced when accommodating multiple tools and use cases

SAP HANA Deployment Options: On Premise, Cloud, or Hybrid
Speaker: Scott Golden
Thursday, October 5 @ 2:00 pm ET 

Navigating the decisions around SAP HANA can be daunting. In this session, we will review the deployment options available and offer tips on determining which is the best fit for your business needs, budget, and resources. Whether it's on premise for maximum control, in the cloud for fast time-to-value, or through a hybrid model that supports a variety of deployment scenarios, this webinar will cover them all — and more.

Key Learning Points 

  • Review the pros (and cons) of on-premise, cloud, or hybrid platforms 
  • Address security and performance concerns
  • Discuss license types: perpetual versus subscription 
  • Analyze cloud options: Subscription, hosted, and platform as a service (Amazon, Azure)
  • Learn best practices to achieve maximum operational efficiencies 

Don’t miss this great SAP HANA learning opportunity – register today!

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