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The Rockport Group Walks Tall in the Cloud

The Rockport Group has long been focused on helping its customers find the right fit – and when the business was sold and subsequently set up as an independent company, it needed to find a good fit for itself. The organization began looking for a way to stand up its ... MORE »

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Take Asset Management Planning to the Next Level

The requirements of ISO 55000 are growing increasingly important for organizations whose health depends on the health of their assets. They’re recognizing more and more that asset management is not just about keeping up with asset maintenance; rather, it’s about balancing cost, risk, and performance in order to tie asset ... MORE »

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The Kraft Heinz Company Unlocks Recipe for Strategic Business Insight

When the merger between Kraft Foods and Heinz was finalized in July 2015, the resulting Kraft Heinz Company became the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world — and the volumes of data that the newly merged company had to manage were as expansive as the organization itself. Learn ... MORE »

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Maximize Your Move to SAP S/4HANA Finance

by Dr. Christoph Ernst and Steve Stechschulte

As more and more customers are moving to SAP S/4HANA Finance, they have many questions about how to prepare for the transition and about how the company’s finance and closing processes will be affected. During a recent SAPinsider Live Q&A, Dr. Christoph Ernst, Global Solution Owner for Accounting and Financial Close Solutions at SAP, and Steve Stechschulte, Senior Solutions Consultant at BlackLine, answered questions from attendees regarding integration, analytics, automation, and more.

Below is an abridged transcript of the SAPinsider Live Q&A conversation where Christoph and Steve discussed what changes to expect with the move to SAP S/4HANA Finance and how BlackLine can help. The full transcript is available on SAPinsider Online at bit.ly/MaximizeYourMove.

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Considerations for Disaster Recovery and Automated Failover Clusters for SAP HANA Infrastructures

by Peter Schinagl and Markus Gürtler

Data corruption, component failures, and power outages are just a few examples of major issues that IT departments must be prepared for at any given moment. In the event of system downtime, organizations must have a proper disaster recovery (DR) and high availability (HA) strategy in place to minimize the business impact. But how can organizations ensure failover and fallback procedures run smoothly? During a recent SAPinsider Live Q&A, Peter Schinagl, Technical Architect, and Markus Gürtler, Technical Alliance Manager SAP Global Alliance at SUSE, answered questions from attendees regarding DR and HA scenarios for SAP HANA infrastructure, automation solutions for failover, system replication, and more.

This is an abridged transcript of the SAPinsider Live Q&A conversation where Peter and Markus discussed best practices for DR and automated failover clusters for SAP HANA infrastructure. The full transcript is available on SAPinsider Online at bit.ly/HAandDRscenarios.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About ABAP Coding but Were Afraid to Ask

by Faisal Altaf

With all the advances in the SAP space since the advent of SAP HANA, the many cloud-based offerings, and most recently SAP Leonardo, many wonder about the future of the ABAP programming language. During a recent SAPinsider Live Q&A, Faisal Altaf, SAP Technical Division Head at Al Yamamah Steel Industries Co., shared how even with technology like SAP Fiori as a front end, ABAP coding will always be used on the back end. Below is an abridged transcript of the SAPinsider Live Q&A conversation during which Faisal shared tips for designing queries, forms, and dashboards. The full transcript is available on SAPinsider Online at bit.ly/ABAPdevChat.

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