INDUS Automotive SIG Meeting
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3. Chairman Speaks
5. INDUS Membership Plan
6. INDUS Automotive SIG Kickoff Meeting at SAP Labs Gurgaon
7. Extending SAP Analytics for Customer Value
8. Influence Corner
11. Announcing the launch of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 Upgrade
Virtual Technical Workshop (Online Videos)
12. CIO Insights-TransAltus
13. SAP Enterprise Support offerings – Remote services for Operation phase
15. INDUS Webinars Replays
17. INDUS SIG
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Manish Choksi, Chairman, INDUS at INDUS Conclave
- South 2016
INDUS Automotive SIG Kickoff Meeting at SAP Labs Gurgaon
INDUS Automotive SIG kick-off meeting was held on 22nd July at the SAP Labs Executive Briefing Center, Gurgaon. It was attended by ~15 representatives from automotive OEMs and component manufacturers. Hero MotoCorp, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, Brakes India, Shriram Pistons, JBM Auto, Federal Mogul were key participants.
Automotive SIG is a INDUS-SAP joint-initiative to provide a collaboration and best-practice sharing platform. Following topics were covered during this meeting to set the overall direction for the SIG:
• Hero MotoCorp’s IT Adoption Journey [delivered by Harish Bawari, Head – Business Solutions, Hero MotoCorp]
• SAP S/4 HANA Roadmap for Automotive Industry [delivered by Debashis Majumder, Innovation Principal, SAP S/4 HANA] (Link to presentation)
:• Enabling the Digital Enterprise with SAP Ariba Business Network for Supply Chain Collaboration [delivered by Mark Rabjohns, Senior Specialist – Business Development, SAP Ariba APJ
Even though SAP has a comprehensive portfolio of Analytics applications – from BI Platform to Lumira to Digital Boardroom – we also rely on our growing partner ecosystem to complement those solutions by building product extensions on top of SAP Analytics.
It makes sense. It fosters collaboration and gives customers a vast spectrum of innovative Analytics extensions to choose from.
A thriving ecosystem is a sign of a healthy environment, much the same in business as in nature.
SAP partner solutions are diverse, from Lumira geomaps to Design Studio export toolsets to Predictive matrix visualizations, and the vendors vary from niche startups to giants like IBM and Infosys. But what all these pioneering extensions have in common is that they are built in a secure environment using SAP software development kits (SDKs).
The Analytics Extensions Directory is all about providing choice, value and quality for the customer. And if you spend a few minutes browsing the 230+ offerings, you will quickly discover it delivers on its claims – the world of SAP Analytics partner extensions at your fingertips.
See for yourself…
Extending SAP Analytics for Customer Value
Advanced Geo-Mapping by Galigeo
The Galigeo solution is an invaluable aid to our management charts and ensures that our public policies are maintained. It provides us with a clearer vision of our work in the region, and promotes dialogue, reaction and decision-making by our chief administrative officers.”
Bruno Stavy, Mgt. Control Officer
Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Council
Graphomate Charts for Design Studio
Our dashboards realized on the basis of graphomate add-ons enables our decision makers very quickly to realize which products and/or regions sell well or not. The Actual-Plan Deviations in the Dashboards have become indispensable element in management- and planning meetings.
Bernhard Fritz, IT – Head of F&C, HR, BI
Influence programs enables:
Customers / Partners to voice out their thoughts on SAP products | CEI program
Enables influence opportunity to shape product roadmap (technically / functionally/ LOB)
Can raise small enhancement requests for a current release of SAP products | CC program
Be aware of the upcoming developments from SAP development and plans for a product.
Participate and listen to SAP product Roadmap sessions conducted across globe.
Experience SAP products before released to market (for 90 days evaluation) | EA program
Get support for successful Go-Live by EAC program
Get Advantage by adopting new innovation | Improvement Requests (IR)
Announcing the launch of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 Upgrade
Virtual Technical Workshop (Online Videos)
As part of our 2016 BI adoption enablement program, complimentary SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 Upgrade Virtual Technical Workshop (in the form of videos) is launched to help customers successfully move to the latest BusinessObjects release.
What this workshop covers?
This is about educating the customers on value proposition to upgrade to BI 4.2 and on how to deploy & upgrade successfully to the latest release. Following are the range of topics covered through these videos;
o Why Upgrade – key value drivers to move to the latest release
o BusinessObjects Maintenance Schedule – how the maintenance schedule helps understand the importance of upgrade
o The new license key requirement in BI 4.2 release
o The new features / functionalities in SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 release - platform side and as well client tools including Web Intelligence and Semantic Layer
o Best practices and guidelines around Deploying and Configuring SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2 release
o Tips and tricks to successfully Update from BI 4.0 / 4.1 to BI 4.2 release
o Things to consider while Upgrade from BOE XI 3.x / R2 to BI 4.2 release
o Why it is important to Migrate from Classic BOBJ / XI R1 / CR x to BI 4.2 release and
o List of Useful Resources to help upgrade to BI 4.2
How to get access?
The process involves you to fill the following details and emailing them to SAPEnableBI@sap.com;
Participant Name, Company Name, Contact Email & Location:
Current BusinessObjects Version:
When are you planning to upgrade to BI 4.2:
Guest CIO- Mr. Saravana Kumar, CIO of TransAltus
For more - http://scn.sap.com/community/product-and-solution-road-maps/blog/2016/06/22/startup-cio-shares-thier-experience-on-influence-programs
Taking a cue from the previous article from Enterprise Support that covered the SAP enterprise Support services relevant for the Build / Implementation phase, the below article is on the services relevant for the Operation phase:
They say “It is easy to start and easier to stop however the toughest part is to operationalize”.
After a successful implementation of the SAP solution, most of the organizations find it challenging to ensure operational efficiency and to consistently improve the system throughputs. There is always a motivation to innovate further once the systems stabilize - recent studies show that companies that have a stable system environment are more likely to succeed in the pursuit to achieve their vision of their digital computing technologies.
While the need for radical change through innovations are becoming ever more necessary, this would be possible only once the systems are operational and stable. With an objective to help you achieve optimal/ stable system health, SAP offers a set of services that help customers to tune their systems and to address common known issues during the Operation Phase.
As already mentioned in previous article, SAP Continuous Quality Checks (CQC) connects you with an SAP Expert who analyses your system based on real life data from your systems and/or solution. Depending on the topic, you need to provide further information (i.e. via questionnaire) that will be part of the analysis.
After each service, you will receive a service report with an executive summary, findings and a detailed action plan to mitigate risks or continuously improve your situation. Implementation of the mentioned recommendations will help you to (a) mitigate potential risks, (b) improve system performance, availability and stability and (c) ensure data security.
Topics addressed during Operation Phase
1. Performance issues on production system – find root cause and offer recommendations
2. Data Volume management – includes supporting customers on archiving strategy
3. Security validation – identify common mistakes in the area of security helping customers avoid system breach
4. Validate the system health check
5. Technical assistance through recommendations for a customer migrating Operating system and/or Database
6. System consistency validation for ABAP transport requests between Development, Quality and Production systems
SAP Enterprise Support offerings – Remote services for Operation phase
Please click here to know about the services in detail.
List of services: https://support.sap.com/support-programs-services/offerings/enterprise-support/
System readiness forService delivery: Central Preparatory Note 91488
SAP Support Portal: http://support.sap.com
Enterprise Support: https://support.sap.com/support-programs-services/programs/
For incident related queries mail to: email@example.com (https://support.sap.com/support-programs-services/about/contact-us/email.html)
24*7 Support hotline: +91 80 4329 8300 or +91 80 3369 8300 (https://service.sap.com/call1sap)
INDUS Webinars Replays
Introduction to SAP S/4HANA The opening webinar of the S/4HANA series gives the audience an overall introduction to the SAP S/4HANA roadmap, products, services, and deployment options to support customers on their journey towards the digital economy.
Introduction to SAP S/4HANA Cloud This webinar will give you an introduction to the product offering and roadmap of S/4HANA Cloud, covering the core business scenarios of an enterprise or lines of businesses and industries - combined with quarterly innovation cycles so customers can take advantage of ongoing innovation with minimal disruption
Introduction to SAP S/4HANA (On-Premise Edition: This webinar will give you an introduction to the product offering and roadmap of S/4HANA (on-premise edition), designed for enterprises across industries that need a deep and broad level of functionality combined with a high degree of flexibility in customization.
S/4HANA Adoption: S/4HANA Activate SAP Activate is the innovation adoption framework for SAP S/4HANA combining SAP Best Practices with pre-configured business content, tools for a guided implementation and a modular, agile implementation methodology to safeguard any SAP S/4HANA implementation.
Transition to SAP S/4HANA: Landscape Transformation This webinar discusses the main steps: From a general interest on SAP S/4HANA, to the creation of a plan, the major work streams during realization, and finally the successful on premise conversion. Key information sources, and service offerings are put into the project context.
SAP Innovation Discovery - A Faster and Easier way to discover SAP Innovations SAP Innovation Discovery service simplifies your search for new functionality delivered by SAP, or to be delivered in the near future. In the session we will cover the following
SAP Predictive Analytics - Overview Session With predictive analytics you can uncover trends and patterns from Big Data, the Internet of Things, and your existing data sources. You can also automate predictive modeling to build models within minutes
SAP Governance, Risk and Compliance - Overview Session: With SAP’s governance, risk, and compliance solutions, you can navigate risk and manage controls and compliance confidently.
SAP Predictive Analytics - Why massive modeling is important SAP Activate is the innovation adoption framework for SAP S/4HANA combining SAP Best Practices with pre-configured business content, tools for a guided implementation and a modular, agile implementation methodology to safeguard any SAP S/4HANA implementation.
BI Solutions for Big Data Data is exploding into data lakes. Everything has a sensor on it. Companies and governments are exposing their data for everyone. But how can you manage all of this data, access it, and get valuable insights from it? In this session, we’ll discuss how SAP’s BI solutions tackle the opportunity of Big Data. We’ll also highlight key roadmap features.
SAP HANA Cloud Platform Road Map Join our SAP product road map webinar and get insights into SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP’s open platform-as-a-service offering. You will get a short intro, an update on what is currently available and a detailed outlook on what is planned.
INDUS Special interest groups
Special interest groups or SIG's as they are popularly known are formed when members who are interested in a specific topic/technology or industry want to meet and discuss about that specific topic. Please find below the list of various active SIGs
Industry SIG's :
Oil & Gas SIG
SAP Solution specific SIG :
SAP Solution manager SIG
Emerging Business SIG
Enterprise support SIG
Emerging Solutions SIG
Emerging Technology SIG
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