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DEFINITION: SAP, started in 1972 by five former IBM employees in Mannheim, Germany, states that it is the world's third-largest independent software vendor. The original name for SAP was German: Systeme, Anwendungen, Produkte. It means "Systems Applications and Products." The goal of the company was to provide large enterprise customers with the ability to interact with a corporate database in real-time.  … 
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SAP (Product) White Papers (View All Report Types)
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CFO Perspective: Finance in the Era of Digital Transformation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This interactive paper presents key results from the IBM Institute for Business Value's recent report, "Redefining Performance: Insights from the Global C-Suite Study – The CFO Perspective." Access now to learn how SAP can help CFOs meet the challenges of finance in a digital world.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 23 Feb 2017

IBM

Indus Motor Company Shifts Quality Control into Top Gear to Win Sales, Nurture Loyalty and Overtake the Competition
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Indus Motor Company decided to build on its SAP environment by seamlessly integrating its entire value chain using SAP S/4HANA. Learn what they achieved.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 23 Feb 2017

IBM

Lower Storage Costs and Comparable Performance Justify Migrating to SAP HANA Sooner
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to discover how to ease the burden of SAP HANA migration and realize full HANA performance by deploying SAP Dynamic Tiering on an all-flash converged infrastructure (CI). Inside, discover a cost-savings and performance comparison for this infrastructure against that of traditional SAP systems, and more.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 22 Feb 2017

Pure Storage

Addressing the Most Pressing Challenges in the Consumer Products Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To deal with the digital empowered consumer and converging industries, consumer products companies need to develop agile, digital capabilities across their business. This e-book examines the cutting-edge technologies that address the most pressing challenges in the consumer products industry.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

IBM

Digital Transformation and the CIO
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, learn the key topics CIOs have outlined as their digital transformation priorities and discover solutions that can help achieve them.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

IBM

Analytics Design Guide for Using SAP HANA & SAP Lumira on All-Flash Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Discover reference architecture for deploying SAP Lumira and SAP HANA analytics on an all-flash converged infrastructure (CI). Read on to provide the reliability business-critical apps demand with SAP on CI, which includes built-in DR to reduce the time required to complete HANA backup, and more.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

How To Turn Shelfware Into S/4HANA Credit
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: This guide focuses on how to swap out your surplus unused and required licenses – shelfware – as credit for your HANA purchase. Access now to learn how to take advantage of this limited time opportunity.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 21 Feb 2017

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Snow Software

The Science of Negotiation with SAP
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: This guide introduces considerations to take into account when developing a strategy for SAP audits and contract renewal negotiations. Learn how to monitor underlying SAP usage and compliance while optimizing costs with automated metering and analytics.
Posted: 20 Feb 2017 | Published: 20 Feb 2017

Snow Software

SAP Licensing and the SAM Lifecycle
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: Software asset management (SAM) best practices can be applied to managing SAP licenses, but what exactly does SAM entail? Explore capabilities of SAM, and learn how you better leverage large ERP investments so you can achieve inventory accuracy, lower costs, enhanced governance and risk management, and more.
Posted: 20 Feb 2017 | Published: 20 Feb 2017

Snow Software

How To Handle Unneeded Data During Shutdowns of Business Units
sponsored by SNP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When business units shut down, your SAP system may end up with unneeded data – which can cause serious problems and toxic effects during upgrades. How can you simplify the shutdown process to avoid these effects? In this white paper, discover how you can better handle this excess data when eliminating business units.
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 | Published: 24 Jan 2017

SNP America, Inc.

Moving to Cloud ERP: What to Look For, How it Can Benefit Your Business
sponsored by SNP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A recent Gartner study found that between 20% and 28% of IT projects were considered failures mainly due to cost or time overruns. Learn 3 ways an ERP transformation can help you run smoother, why data migration is necessary for the future your business, the characteristics of a successful migration project, and 3 benefits of a cloud migration.
Posted: 19 Dec 2016 | Published: 19 Dec 2016

SNP America, Inc.

3 Ways to Migrate SAP to Microsoft Azure
sponsored by Freudenberg IT
WHITE PAPER: Business agility, innovation, cost reductions, scalability, and shadow IT: These 5 critical areas can be largely impacted and improved upon by leveraging cloud services and SaaS. Explore 3 ways to bring these benefits to SAP management by hosting mission-critical SAP apps in the cloud with Microsoft Azure.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Freudenberg IT

Backup and Recovery for SAP Environments
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Storage pros need tools that can provide the effective amount of data protection required of SAP while maximizing its availability, performance, and automation. Discover ways to improve data protection, backup, and recovery in your SAP environment.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Nov 2016

Commvault

Bring New Levels Of Data Access, Visibility, and Insight To Your Organization
sponsored by Pyramid Analytics
WHITE PAPER: The decisions you make can make or break your organization's success – and often, disparate data can get in the way of making effective decisions. Discover how to navigate the path to smarter, faster decision-making by making your data more valuable, democratizing analytics, and more.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Nov 2016

Pyramid Analytics

Transform Your SAP Data and Storage Management
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a long-term, adaptable method of improving SAP data management with next-gen backup and data protection systems. Find out how to deliver real-time insights for better decision-making, enable data portability, and consolidate SAP app management and storage management under one roof.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 24 Oct 2016

Commvault

Improve Your Backup and Recovery Capabilities for SAP Environments
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how the use of Commvault software can help you store and protect your data on both Oracle and SAP HANA platforms. Discover how you can reduce full data backups to once a week, improve your system recovery time, and more.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 13 Oct 2016

Commvault

Veeam Availability Suite and SAP on Oracle: Deployment Guide for VMware vSphere & Microsoft Hyper-V Environments
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, a global collection of experts share real world knowledge to show you how to achieve the highest levels of availability for SAP in today's data center.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

Veeam Software

Modernize Your SAP Implementation to Make Real-Time Business a Reality
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Learn how businesses can extract data directly from SAP ERP, CRM, and SCM systems and analyze data in real-time, enabling business managers to quickly make data-driven decisions.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

Pure Storage

Broad Green Pictures: Simplifying Financial Processes with SaaS Cloud Tools
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: To accommodate fast growth, Broad Green Pictures managed indirect procurement with a fully integrated, real-time ERP suite. Learn how they made financial processes simpler for stakeholders, as well as four business benefits of deploying SAP S/4HANA.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

SAP

McInnis Cement: Implementing an Innovative Business Model in the Cloud
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to easily deploy technology and processes in a fully cloud-based infrastructure. Discover ways to achieve reduced costs with optimized supply chain, shipping, and goods receipt, real-time access to data from anywhere to accelerate decision-making and planning processes, and more.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

SAP

The Renaissance of ERP: Leveraging a Digital Core for Increased Innovation
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can boost innovation by upgrading core ERP systems and extending those capabilities in the cloud. Find out how you can improve your company's ability to manage key business processes with a digital ERP strategy and take advantage of evolving opportunities from big data, IoT, mobility and more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 21 Mar 2016

SAP

IDC: How Retailers Can Drive Revenue, Efficiency, and Loyalty with Smart Adoption of Advanced Technology
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: The digital transformation of retail is changing the buying, sourcing, merchandising, and sales strategies of our in-store past. Learn what your competitors are doing to expand their omni-channel reach, and uncover new ways to approach these changes.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

SAP

Prepare Your Business For A Digital SAP Environment
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: 61% of financial executives are building the business case for a digital transformation, and will need the right technology to get there. Discover an overview of how S/4 HANA can help you digitize your businesses' SAP environment so you can join the small but growing number of digital-ready enterprises.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 19 Sep 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

The Power of Now: Understanding SAP HANA
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: While SAP HANA can help companies leverage analytics and big data initiatives, success with HANA depends on the right analytics applications for your business needs. Discover ways to take advantage of in-memory database technology, analyze big data and gain real-time insights, and more.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Application Development Services Help Vaillant To Optimize Real-Time Analytics
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Vaillant Group needed to create an IT infrastructure for the real-time monitoring of costs and revenues. Learn how this company implemented in-memory computing based on SAP HANA for reliable real-time forecasts.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
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SAP (PRODUCT) DEFINITION (continued): …  Today, the company states that its goal is "to offer the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of business performance and optimization solutions for companies of all sizes." SAP's first software application was a financial accounting software suite that ran on a mainframe and was known for its stability. It eventually became known as the R/1 system. The "R" stands for real-time. During the 1980s, the company went international, and the second iteration of the R system (R/2) accommodated different languages and currencies. In the 1990s, the third iteration (R/3) moved … 
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