CIO Conversation: SAP runs SAP, but does SAP rapidly deploy SAP?

Martin Heisig, member of SAP Global IT Management Team has written his first blog post for SCN. 

Here is a snippet.

Todays ever changing business environment requires flexible and agile IT solutions, thus requiring Chief Information Officers (CIO) to face multiple challenges. On the one hand, CIO’s need to provide stable, reliable, world-class IT services to support a global business. On the other hand, IT needs to support new business models and provide fresh innovations to enable new business opportunities.

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SAPPHIRE NOW Demo Theater Recap: SAP Runs Better on SAP Sybase ASE

Today, Bill Kozel shares his findings from the SAP Runs Better on SAP Sybase ASE Demo Theater at SAPPHIRE NOW Orlando. 


Martin Heisig, VP Enterprise Architecture, SAP AG

Jim Swartz, CIO, Sybase 

On Monday, May 14 at 3:30 p.m., this discussion theater focused on how Sybase and SAP migrated key applications to the Sybase ASE relational database management system.


A SAPPHIRE NOW Preview from Martin Heisig

Martin Heisig, VP, Enterprise Architecture, is a leading ambassador for SAP Runs SAP. Bill Kozel asked for his perspectives on must-see presentations at SAPPHIRE NOW. Here are his recommendations – all of which are located in the SAP Runs SAP area of the Run Better campus.

  • Sybase ASE: Hear about SAP’s experience in migrating to Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), and the resulting benefits of this high-performance relational database management system – including a lower total cost of ownership.
  • Mobility: See how SAP leverages the latest mobility solutions, including new analytic apps, SAP Leave Request, SAP Customer Briefing, and new Windows Mobile apps. Also, see a live demo of the future “Zen” analytic dashboard tool.
  • New Afaria release: See the usability improvements in SAP Afaria 7.0, the latest version of SAP’s enterprise mobility management solution. These include the new self service portals for end-users that make it easier  to manage various devices.
  • SAP HANA: See SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 10.0, an advanced BPC solution that harnesses the power of the SAP HANA platform to help accelerate planning, streamline financial reporting processes, and reduce risk. Plus, see other late-breaking developments on SAP HANA.
  • Cloud-based applications: See a real-world implementation of SAP Travel OnDemand, a cloud-based application that helps manage every aspect of business travel, from planning to expense reimbursements. Get also the latest news on how SAP will leverage the on-demand solutions from Success Factors highly integrated with our HR on-premise solution.
  • Fujitsu presentation: On Monday, May 14 at 12:30 p.m., learn how SAP uses Fujitsu Infrastructure Solutions for SAP HANA to run its business better. (Session ID 9147)
  • Analytics: Learn more about the brand new analytics front end SAP Visual Intelligence. SAP Visual Intelligence makes it easy to analyze your data and provides a complete new user-experience no matter if you are using BW, SAP HANA or any other data source.


Martin welcomes the opportunity to speak with customers. If you’d like to schedule a one-on-one meeting, stop by the SAP Runs SAP area at any time during the conference.

Author: Bill Kozel

SAP Runs SAP: Run Better in Orlando!

 With SAPPHIRE NOW 2012 Orlando kicking off in less than a week, SAP Global IT’s SAP Runs SAP program is preparing for a great event.

For first-time and returning visitors to SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP Runs SAP is an SAP Global IT program led by SAP CIO Oliver Bussmann, which offers customers unique insight as an early adopter and first-reference customer of SAP applications, solutions, and products in each of five market categories.  As an SAP Ramp-Up program customer, we have the opportunity to give early feedback to SAP from a customer perspective that allows us to make our product even better. 

SAP Runs SAP is not only dedicated to future thinking, identifying trends, and sharing our experiences with new technologies, we are also a trusted advisor and enabler for your business.



    SAPPHIRE NOW Orlando is only a week away and I can’t wait.

Many of my favorite SAP Runs SAP ambassadors are going to be there — such as Michael Golz, Martin Heisig, Martin Lang and Matthias Wild. If you are attending, make sure you visit the SAP Runs SAP booth. It is your chance to see SAP Runs SAP in action.

I am most excited about the fact that enterprise mobility expert Eric Lai and SAP’s Chief Information Officer Oliver Bussmann will be taking part in a live #SAPCHAT on Wednesday, May 16 at 1:00 p.m. ET in Orlando.

Eric and Oliver will be talking about social media, SAP Runs SAP, bring your own device (BYOD), enterprise mobility and, and, and – anything goes live on Twitter.

To be part of the party, on site or online, use this link or simply watch the #SAPChat tag on Twitter.

If you have never seen a #SAPCHAT in action on Twitter, then make this a date for your diary. You do not need to be in Orlando to take part. I, for one, will be taking part from the comfort of my own home.


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SAP Runs SAP Mobility: Helping Tablets and Smartphones Get Down to Business

We live in the era of mobility, with smartphones and tablets dominating the technology market. While most of these devices were designed for personal use, their potential value to business users is enormous. To learn how SAP is leading the way in developing and testing mobile applications for its business customers, Bill Kozel spoke with Martin Heisig, SAP Vice President, Enterprise Architecture.


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