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SAP HANA: Concrete Financial Incentives for Making the Switch

June 1, 2023

Business growth happens in two ways: when the business brings in more revenue, or when business operations are optimized—particularly in terms of costs. When you invest in smart tools, your business will be more efficient, and you’ll positively impact your bottom line. Migrating to SAP HANA is one such important investment you can make for your business growth.

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SAP/HANA: 4 Ways Investing Can Save Your Company Millions

May 24, 2023

SAP HANA is the impressive all-in-one enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that streamlines business. This solution incorporates machine learning and an in-memory database to deliver real-time insights. It’s the answer for today’s digital transformation and cloud migration needs.

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How Security Works for Different SAP HANA Deployment Options and Scenarios

May 17, 2023

SAP HANA (High-performance ANalytic Appliance) is the answer to the market’s increasing demand for faster and better-performing database management systems (DBMS). This iteration is known for its cloud-friendly and improved in-memory database features, which allow SAP HANA to be used for data-intensive computing operations—from business intelligence and analytics to CRM and warehousing.

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American Tech Companies Are Getting Ripped Off Overseas

May 10, 2023

SAP, one of the largest enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions in the world, is evolving. SAP S/4HANA is the latest version of this popular business suite. And in light of its unique architecture that facilitates faster, real-time analytics and computational capabilities, SAP S/4HANA migration is a hot topic for many enterprises!

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Sap S/4Hana Migration: Most Common Questions for Businesses

May 5, 2023

SAP, one of the largest enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions in the world, is evolving. SAP S/4HANA is the latest version of this popular business suite. And in light of its unique architecture that facilitates faster, real-time analytics and computational capabilities, SAP S/4HANA migration is a hot topic for many enterprises!

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SAP HANA: Where New Tech Is Heading This Year

April 4, 2023

The year 2023 brings several changes and additions to SAP HANA. The improved systems promise to deliver a better user experience, enhance tool performance, and increase your team’s productivity.

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SAP HANA CLOUD: Identity Management and Data Access Security

March 21, 2023

Data security is important for any system, and all the more so for enterprise-critical information in the SAP cloud. By failing to protect what matters, you could run the risk of incidents like account hijacking and data breaches—from inside and outside your organization. Fortunately, there are security tools available to keep your data secure.

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SAP Cloud: Understanding How Security Works

March 16, 2023

Data security is important for any system, and all the more so for enterprise-critical information in the SAP cloud. By failing to protect what matters, you could run the risk of incidents like account hijacking and data breaches—from inside and outside your organization. Fortunately, there are security tools available to keep your data secure.

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SAP Compatibility Packs: What You Should Know Before Investing

March 6, 2023

As more companies start to plan their transition to SAP S/4HANA, it’s time to take a closer look at SAP compatibility packs as well as the available alternatives.

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SAP S/4HANA Adoption: The Ultimate 2023 Roadmap

February 15, 2023

SAP S/4HANA adoption is gaining pace across the business community—including new and existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) customers.

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Workload Migration Isn't Just a Good Idea...It's Becoming a Necessity

February 3, 2023

To succeed in the saturated business world, companies must leverage the fast, scalable, and flexible cloud. SAP is one of the largest providers of enterprise application software that integrates multiple parts of a business into an intelligent digital suite. Now, 56% of the businesses that rely on SAP plan to undertake a workload migration to SAP S/4HANA.

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ERP Vs. CRM: What Are the Pros and Cons of Each System?

January 26, 2023

Ensuring company success entails proactively looking for ways to keep up with changes in the increasingly competitive business landscape. In an effort to stay ahead of the curve, companies have likely encountered enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and customer relationship management (CRM) platforms. So, ERP vs. CRM: how do they compare?

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How Cloud Network Technology Will Push SAP in 2023

January 17, 2023

With everything migrating to the cloud, the world can expect a huge number of companies to move their services online and adopt cloud networking. A Gartner study predicts that worldwide public cloud end-user spending will reach nearly $600 billion in 2023. That’s because cloud network technology is not only highly scalable but also very flexible and adaptive to business needs.

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Cloud Migration Companies: The Top 3 Companies You Should Be Using

January 4, 2023

Choosing the best SAP service provider usually requires a lot of in-depth research. And weighing up the respective pros and cons of different cloud migration companies can end up being quite complicated!

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Virtual Cloud Network: How Does It Work and What Does It Offer?

December 20, 2022

You may have heard of a new type of network that’s been touted as the future of the internet. The virtual cloud network (VCN) works privately anywhere on the internet, eliminating the constraints of on-premises networks. In fact, operating a VCN is like having both your own network for cloud computing and on-premises computing.

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Is Cloud Transformation a Good Idea in Our Current Economy?

December 8, 2022

As businesses move from on-premises infrastructure to the cloud at ever-increasing rates, the current pace of cloud transformation seems near unstoppable. And the stats bear this out. The global digital transformation market—valued at $594.5 billion in 2022—is expected to reach $1,548.9 billion by 2027. That’s a CAGR of 21.1%.

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SAP HANA Migration - The Ultimate Guide (2022)

December 6, 2022

As businesses strive to remain competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape, the need for advanced technologies like SAP HANA becomes increasingly apparent. For those looking to migrate to SAP HANA, this comprehensive guide will provide all the information you need to make an informed decision.

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How Secure is the SAP Cloud?

December 5, 2022

There's no question that SAP Cloud is a powerful platform that can help businesses increase efficiency and productivity. However, as with any online system, security is a major concern. How vulnerable is SAP Cloud to hackers and other online threats? And what steps are being taken to ensure its security?

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What is SAP HANA Security?

December 3, 2022

Imagine this: you are the CIO of a large company, and one day you get a call from the CEO. He or she wants to know what SAP HANA is and how secure it is. You're not sure where to start. Don't worry - we've got you covered! Here, we'll explain everything you need to know about SAP HANA security.

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Top 3 SAP Management Software Providers of 2022

December 1, 2022

An SAP management software is a platform that lets companies handle business processes in one integrated system. Data consistency, real-time information, better collaboration, and workflow efficiencies are but a few benefits of this platform. An SAP management software provider plays a valuable role in supporting companies through SAP implementations and migrations.

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SAP HANA: Everything You Need to Know About this Application

November 23, 2022

SAP high-performance analytic appliance (HANA) is a popular database management system used in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The system stores data in memory, rather than on a traditional storage device. This makes it much faster than other database management systems.

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SAP Monitoring

Top 3 SAP Monitoring Tools Your Company Should Be Using

November 10, 2022

SAP has been around for more than four decades, helping businesses both big and small oversee the performance of mission-critical tasks. It has become an invaluable part of business operations. In fact, the global SAP cloud platform industry is expected to grow by over 30% to reach an estimated $7 billion by 2032. And yet, troubleshooting in SAP is still quite inadequate. That’s why it’s crucial for businesses to find the right SAP monitoring tools to track performance.

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How to Choose the Right SAP Vendor For Your Long Term Support

November 2, 2022

SAP development applications are the core of every enterprise’s ecosystem. SAP software streamlines business processes and provides greater control and insight over your business, combining core business functions (such as customer relationship management, procurement, sales, logistics, and finance) into one system. But keeping these critical functions operational requires expert support from an SAP vendor.

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SAP HANA Security: Complete Tutorial

October 26, 2022

Are you using SAP HANA? If so, it's imperative that you understand the security features and options available to you. This complete tutorial will show you everything you need to know about SAP HANA security. We'll cover user management, authorization checks, and more. By the end of this tutorial, you'll be able to secure your SAP HANA environment with confidence!

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SAP S/4HANA vs SAP ECC: Key Similarities and Differences That’ll Help You Decide

October 10, 2022

Companies looking to manage or upgrade their key business processes now have two SAP products available as enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions: SAP S/4HANA and SAP ERP Central Component (often shortened to SAP ECC). When deciding between SAP S/4HANA vs SAP ECC, it’s important to consider their similarities and differences. An assessment of the two products will help you decide which works better for you today—and tomorrow.

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How Third-Party SAP Support Benefits Your Company

October 7, 2022

When it comes to enterprise software support, many businesses continue to depend on their original vendor for maintenance services. However, how beneficial are these agreements to business innovation and return on investment? Do they really offer you the support your enterprise needs? With the costs of maintenance contracts and software upgrades quickly escalating, many companies are now seeking SAP support from third-party vendors.

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SAP Consulting: The 3 Biggest Mistakes Most Companies Make

October 6, 2022

SAP consulting helps your business to deploy, manage, and maintain an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This includes all data related to financial, production, and staff records, as well as customer relationship management software (CRM) and supply chain management software (SCM).

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Approyo is a Future 50 Company!

September 21, 2022

Muskego, Wis. – Approyo has been named a 2022 Future 50 company by BizTimes Media in partnership with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.

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Christopher M. Carter

September 19, 2022

With almost 30 years of experience in the SAP industry, Christopher M. Carter founded Approyo to provide full SAP service technology with extensive capabilities in hosting and managing services, upgrades, and migration of its clients, running any AP-supported core functionality.

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Unexpected SAP Cloud Challenges and How to Overcome Them

September 6, 2022

Businesses are increasingly turning to SAP cloud solutions to power their digital transformations. Most companies choose SAP as their ERP system due to its comprehensive feature set and its ability to handle a wide range of business processes. However, even the most well-designed systems can present unique challenges during implementation and operation.

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SAP and the Cloud: An Overview of SAP's SaaS Solutions

August 22, 2022

As one of the world's leading business software providers, SAP offers a comprehensive suite of cloud-based solutions to help organizations of all sizes move their businesses into the digital age. Here we'll take a closer look at SAP's SaaS offerings and explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of their cloud solutions.

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Approyo Ranked on Channel Futures 2022 MSP 501

June 19, 2022

Approyo has been selected as one of the technology industry’s top-performing providers of managed services by the editors of Channel Futures. For the past 16 years, managed service providers (MSPs) from around the globe have submitted applications to be included on this prestigious and definitive listing. The Channel Futures MSP 501 survey examines organizational performance based on annual sales, recurring revenue, profit margins, revenue mix, growth opportunities, innovation, technology solutions supported, and company and customer demographics.

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Cloud 101: How to Effectively Track & Manage Your Cloud Spend

May 4, 2022

Cloud spend management is an important consideration for businesses looking to optimize their cloud infrastructure and maximize cost savings. No matter your business size, tracking and optimizing cloud-based spending is the best way to get the most value out of your cloud resources. These approaches can help businesses maintain control over cloud costs and make the most of their cloud investment. Whether you are looking to improve your cloud efficiency or simply better understand where your money is going in the cloud, these tips can help you achieve your goals. So, if you're ready to start tracking your cloud spend more effectively, consider implementing these strategies today.

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Approyo Reveals New Brand Identity, Corporate Logo, and Website

February 15, 2022

The new branding and accompanying website are the next step in Approyo’s continued evolution and expansion of critical systems and service offerings into new global regions in order to better support the world’s leading SAP IT environments. These changes come at a time when the company is experiencing tremendous growth, expanding its global enterprise reach and evolving its product and service offerings.

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What is a Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE)?

September 3, 2021

A Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) is a team of individuals responsible for identifying and managing the best-practice approach to their clients' digital transformation strategy. It is a cross-functional team of people responsible for developing and managing the cloud strategy, governance, and best practices, acting as an IT consultative business unit, that the rest of the organization can leverage to transform their clients' business using the cloud. The team leads the organization as a whole in all cloud projects, including implementations, migrations, and overall operations in the cloud.

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Ask Approyo: What are the Benefits of Using SAP Cloud Platform Mobile Services?

May 27, 2021

With the 2027 end of support deadline for SAP ECC, more and more companies are moving to SAP S/4HANA. The platform has become increasingly more popular, now reaching 14,600 customers, with over 7,400 being live.

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Earth Day 2021: How SAP Solutions Can Help Create Sustainable Business

April 22, 2021

Global businesses take steps every day to become more innovative through new technologies, but overlook the bigger picture. Businesses should be building on top of their core foundation, operations, and mission to ensure a better future tomorrow. Creating sustainable solutions that reduce your carbon footprint, will lead to a more sustainable world in the future. Our partner, SAP has taken great strides in bettering our world through providing sustainable business solutions, built with the goal of putting social impact first. In fact, SAP has set a goal to be carbon-neutral in its own operations by the end of 2023.

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How SAP S/4HANA can Transform Mining Industry Operations

April 8, 2021

Just like in every other industry, the future of mining is digital. Businesses in the mining industry need to deliver resources responsibly and efficiently to be truly successful.

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Is PaaS the Right Option for Your Cloud Environment?

March 23, 2021

PaaS stands for Platform-as-a-Service and is a service offering where a provider delivers a platform to customers, for a development environment in the cloud, including servers, storage, networking, middleware, development tools, database management, and business intelligence services.

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Why you Should Consider Moving to SAP S/4HANA Sooner Than Later

March 16, 2021

An SAP S/4HANA conversion allows businesses to leverage innovative intelligence, enabling agility across all business processes. The move can be complex, which leaves some customers wary to make the switch.

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The Benefits of Outsourcing SAP Basis Support

March 8, 2021

Your IT Infrastructure is vital to the success of your business, which means that you want it well-managed and running as efficiently as possible. It is important that you outsource your SAP Basis Support from an experienced and trusted managed service provider. Many companies who perform SAP Basis in-house, are burdened by ongoing unprecedented changes in the business world.

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Cloud Migration: 5 Approaches to Make The Move [Infographic]

March 4, 2021

Businesses of all sizes and industries are migrating to the cloud. There are many different options when moving to the cloud. Organizations must choose between moving to a public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud. 94% of enterprises use the cloud in some shape or form. With the Covid-19 pandemic affecting businesses around the world, migrating to the public cloud and/or expanding private cloud became the top IT spending driver in 2020. It is predicted that more than 90% of enterprises will rely on hybrid cloud by 2022, as well as many more companies moving to a multi-cloud approach. Regardless of which cloud environment you choose, you need to have a migration strategy in place to ensure the success of your project.

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Keep More Money in Your Pocket With SAP S/4HANA Banking Solutions

February 17, 2021

New market changes are forcing the need for business transformation. Changing business models, advances in technology, along with rising customer expectations, require new processes. Banks must be able to respond to changing demands, while complying with regulations and reporting requirements. SAP S/4HANA is the all-in-one platform that can help businesses in the Banking industry adapt to these changes.

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What's the Difference? On-premise vs Hosted vs Hybrid Cloud Solutions

February 7, 2021

An On-premise Cloud is when your business keeps the data servers within the organization and manages them internally. Hosted Clouds are when you pay a software provider to manage your data externally. A Hybrid Cloud is a mix of both, when data servers are still located within the organization but shared among other locations within the organization through the cloud.

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What's the difference? SAP ECC vs SAP HANA vs SAP S/4HANA

January 27, 2021

Understanding the differences between SAP's core offerings will define your roadmap. For those without a technical background, there may be some confusion surrounding the differences between these SAP platforms and applications. So what are the differences between SAP ECC, SAP HANA, and SAP S/4HANA?

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What's the Difference? IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS?

November 25, 2020

Cloud computing has become essential to the optimization of enterprise technology. When exploring your options, you will see antonyms like IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, the list goes on. These might just look like a bunch of random letters to you, but they are all "as a service" models.

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Ask Approyo: What Are The Top Benefits of Using a Managed Service Provider (MSP)?

November 19, 2020

SAP's popularity has slowly grown over the years, due to the amount of innovation and data it takes to operate business. While adopting SAP is a great step toward the digital transformation of any organization, it definitely comes with its challenges. Constant changes and upgrades to SAP database environments, managing tools, and ensuring the security of your systems, applications, and platforms, can be difficult without any help.

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What's New in SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 05? (Updated 2020)

October 15, 2020

Released in Novemeber 2016, SAP HANA made its mark as the first in-memory database system, built on Intelligence, Agility, and Effiency. SAP HANA has the ability to give you access to a stable, highly available and secure data environment for all of your applications. It simplifies computing environment for better data management, giving you an end-to-end view of your organization.

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5 Benefits of Embracing SAP on Microsoft Azure

October 2, 2020

After 25 years of their partnership, in 2019 SAP and Microsoft launched Project Embrace, with the goal of providing enterprises with a simple roadmap to business innovation, while utilizing the cloud.

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5 Benefits of SAP in the Higher Education & Research Industry

September 16, 2020

One of the most important things within the Higher Education industry is to ensure that your students are satisfied. A simple way to do this is to implement an SAP platform as your ERP system. SAP is able to deliver the ultimate customer experience to students, professors, administrators, and advisors. Creating a unified experience brings universities together. As for Research companies, SAP is able to streamline the research study process through digital automation and more. Not only does SAP keep educational institutions better organized, but it helps them plan for the future.

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Ask Approyo: Is SAP HANA 1.0 still supported?

February 3, 2020

Over the years, technology has reached a whole new level of innovation. With the Digital transformation of AI, Machine Learning and other technologies, It is important that every company keeps moving forward as well. With that being said, SAP decided to take a step forward back in 2016.

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AI, Machine Learning and SAP Drive the Healthcare Industry

December 30, 2019

There has been a spike in healthcare concerns and crisis throughout 2019. So much that the World Health Organization’s has implemented a 5-year strategic plan, the 13th General Programme of Work, to resolve some of these major issues in our society. The healthcare industry is extremely important for the well-being of our world and is constantly evolving and improving over time.

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