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SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA
Over 1,200 Customers and Growing

New hardware, software, and services innovations from SAP and its partner ecosystems have continued to accelerate the customer momentum of its flagship product SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA. The number of customers has now reached 1,200 and is growing. In this article, discover what five of these customers had to say about their experiences at SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 in Orlando, Florida.


Varian case study
Varian Medical Systems Focuses Energy on Saving Lives, One Goal at a Time

While Varian Medical Systems’ mission of developing cancer-treating technologies has never changed, it became challenging to ensure that employee goals were aligned with the overall business strategy. To get employees on the same page, Varian implemented SuccessFactors Talent Solutions suite, including the Performance & Goals solution, which helped provide a more engaged and productive workforce.


Leprino Foods case study
Leprino Foods Manages Supply Chain Simplicity

Read about how the world’s largest manufacturer of mozzarella cheese simplified its IT landscape and instituted best practices across the corporation. SAP ERP replaced a legacy system that had been in use for 25 years, and the adjustment was not always smooth. Learn how a revisiting of the implementation led to increased understanding and efficiency between users in the corporate office, IT, and plants around the globe.


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Latest Industry Experts Insights

Launching the User-Experience Revolution

Nucleus Research Vice President Rebecca Wettemann discusses the evolution of the user experience, with line of business users now having much more input into enterprise applications than in years past. In this Q&A, Wettemann addresses reasons for this shift, how it affects enterprise IT, and the SAP user-experience perspective.


Cybersecurity & Privacy

by Joshua Greenbaum

A personal discussion about cybersecurity during a visit to SAP headquarters led analyst Joshua Greenbaum to muse on SAP’s role in promoting “responsible use” in its approach to cybersecurity. Greenbaum discusses how the traditional “notice-and-consent” framework concerning internet privacy is insufficient to protect individual rights, and why “responsible use” is the framework of the future.


How to Use Cloud as a Catalyst to Drive Standardization

Mike Ettling, SAP Global Head of Cloud and On-Premise HR, discusses his new role in a comprehensive Q&A that touches on SAP’s overall HR roadmap and the SuccessFactors integration strategy. Ettling joined SAP in April, 2014, to oversee the human resources (HR) line of business.