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We are pleased to invite you to the 2014 SAP Middleware webcast series starting on April 30th.

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These informative public webcasts are sponsored by SAP and hosted by SAPInsider and will showcase the advantages of SAP Middleware offerings that build on the trusted SAP NetWeaver technologies and leverage SAP HANA and the cloud.

Whether it is Intelligent Business Operations, the ability to deliver on amazing user experiences, security in the age of Big Data, or developing next generation apps that are meant for a cloud and in-memory world, this webinar series will prime you for taking the next step to enhance your business.

During this series, you’ll:

• Hear SAP senior strategists and technology experts articulate new and emerging solutions, as well as best IT and business practices that address the needs and challenges of our times.

• Discover how new innovations and capabilities from SAP can transform and grow your business.

• Hear SAP customer stories about how they are leveraging these capabilities for enhanced success.

UPCOMING: Part 5 – August 27, 2014: Steer your business operations with real-time visibility gained with SAP Operational Process Intelligence

The initial promise of Business Process Management (BPM) was that it would enable our businesses to be managed holistically through business process models that were implemented in software. The vision was enticing, but the reality – as always – is more complex. The business reality of restricted budgets, organizational change complexity, M&A activity and more means that processes will always be implemented using patchworks of systems.

SAP Operational Process Intelligence platforms offer a practical, pragmatic way forward. Working side-by-side with existing systems, they provide real-time insights into end-to-end business process health and performance, and they help operations managers and leaders to make quick, evidence-based decisions to manage risks and tackle problems.

The webinar will also include a demo of how SAP provides real-time intelligence across end-to-end processes with its solution SAP Operational Process Intelligence powered by SAP HANA.

Attend this webinar to learn how to: 

• Better understand the business value of Operational Process Intelligence 

• Explore some likely use cases for the technology 

• Gain real-time insights into your business operations across complex, heterogeneous system landscapes

• Better navigate through daily operations by knowing the most critical situations in real-time and prioritizing workloads accordingly

Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Time: 11:00 am ET | 16:00 pm UK | 17:00 pm Central Europe

Presenters: Neil Ward-Dutton, Research Director MWD Advisors and Dr. Harsh Jegadeesan, Product Management, SAP

Duration: 60 minutes

Register here for the live event and/or to get the recording.

UPCOMING: Part 6– September 10, 2014: The API perfect storm: how to ride the wave of the digital economy with simplification

Think back a few decades and API was purely a geek term related to developers and software architects – how times have changed. Today we see APIs as the key enabler for anything a company wants to sell such as products & services. Think about the business models of NetFlix, Amazon Web Services, Google, Fitbit, etc. As the world is moving beyond simply providing consumer information on a website to engaging consumers in new modalities including mobile applications, social media, wearables, and other specialized user interfaces, the challenges of providing simple access in a secure and scalable manner has created a perfect storm that breaks the traditional IT governance models. Join SAP to understand how provisioning scalable and secure APIs can unlock your digital assets to new developer ecosystems and support new business innovations, while at the same time leveraging out-of-the-box integrations with your SAP and non-SAP systems. 

Attend this webinar to learn: 

• What the API economy means to SAP & its Ecosystem

• How you can scale and secure the access to your back-end systems to support new digital channels and consumer-oriented applications

• How you can reuse non-SAP and SAP back-end systems together to support new consumer facing use cases with a standards-based approach

• What SAP’s strategy is and what key capabilities will be introduced in this exciting new area of API management

Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Time: 11:00 am ET | 16:00 pm UK | 17:00 pm Central Europe

Presenter: Darren Crowder, Vice President & General Manager – Middleware, SAP

Duration: 60 minutes

Register here for the live event and/or to get the recording.

UPCOMING: Part 7– September 30, 2014: Security in an age of Big Data and proliferating systems

With cyber-crime and security breaches seemingly lurking around every corner, is it any wonder that companies are worried about their assets, or seeking more opportunities to minimize risk? Join this session to find out how SAP’s Identity and Access Management solutions can help allay your concerns. You will also discover what SAP plans to deliver to detect cyber-attacks in your system landscape! 

By attending this webinar, you will come away with: 

• A deep understanding of SAP’s technology security portfolio 

• Knowledge for how to combat challenges to today’s sophisticated cyber-attacks 

• An early exclusive on SAP’s plans to help customers detect cyber-attacks across their landscape 

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Time: 11:00 am ET | 16:00 pm UK | 17:00 pm Central Europe

Presenter: Matthias Kaempfer, Product Manager, SAP

Duration: 60 minutes

Register here for the live event and/or to get the recording.

DELIVERED WEBCASTS – WATCH ON DEMAND!

DELIVERED: Part 1: Intelligent Business Operations: Infuse Big Data insights into your processes in real-time- watch on demand

Here is how Darren Crowder introduces this webcast: “While many organizations recognize opportunities presented by Big Data, fewer understand how to harness Big Data’s full potential. Collecting and analyzing data is a start, but the full value is only realized by embedding Big Data insights in your business processes in real-time, allowing you to work smarter and improve responsiveness to threats and opportunities. This is where the Intelligent Business Operations offering powered by SAP HANA comes in.”

Join us to learn how this next-generation Business Process Management (BPM) offering elevates business operations to a new level by taking advantage of real-time intelligence. Hear how line-of-business users can now gain full visibility into end-to-end operations to improve decision making in their processes and take corrective actions when or even before issues occur.

Make the time and join us to learn how to:

• Work smarter by infusing Big Data insights into your processes

• Take corrective actions when or even before issues occur

• Anticipate what will happen using predictive analytics

• Gain real-time visibility into your end-to-end operations

Watch on demand and access the slides by registering here

DELIVERED: Part 2: How to Automate Your IT Operations with a Software Defined Data

Evolving business demands necessitate a new way of managing data centers and enterprise IT operations. They have been traditionally managed with manual processes which take up too much time, introduce opportunity for errors, and distracts strategic resources from more important projects. The advent of in-memory and cloud technologies has enabled SAP customers to move toward an approach best described by the term: software defined data center (SDDC).

By leveraging SDDC, SAP customers can automate provisioning, operation, maintenance, optimization and auto-correction capabilities. SDDC provides SAP customers the same level of automation for your SAP landscapes that you are able to achieve at the infrastructure level with solutions from VMware, IBM, Cisco and others.

This webcast will walk you through:

• Benefits of automation while transitioning to cloud based infrastructures

• How to gain insight into end-to-end automated processes for daily IT operation requirements with higher accuracy and visibility

• The impact of SAP’s software defined data center approach to system agility, operational costs, and business growth

Watch on demand and access the slides by registering here

DELIVERED: Part 3 – New Age Application Development using time-tested technology- watch on demand

Approximately 80% of business requirements, solved with IT, can be covered by standard applications. To thrive with competitive differentiation, these standard applications must be tailored to enterprise-specific business processes and information needs. Make or buy these extensions? Regardless of what makes good sense to your business, this does not necessarily mean that you need to extend your system landscape with different technologies from an ever increasing number of different vendors. See how you can customize your on premise and cloud system landscape with cutting-edge technology coming with SAP’s development portfolio.

This webinar will highlight:

• What are SAP development environments about

• SAP HANA XS: only fast?

• How can you fully leverage ABAP on SAP HANA

Watch on demand and access the slides by registering here

DELIVERED: Part 4 – Superior User Experience: Unlock the value of your SAP Investments

User experience encompasses a variety of aspects of which UI is just one. Newer SAP Fiori apps are merely the beginning. Learn how you can build your own Fiori-like apps and employ a more intuitive approach to developing business process applications. Learn of advances in how you can achieve a greater degree of interoperability between your SAP and Microsoft applications providing your end-users with an enhanced user experience.

You will learn how to: 

• Leverage SAP offerings for a comprehensive UX strategy

• Build your own Fiori-like apps

• Leverage third-party tools and partner offerings to complement SAP tools

Watch on demand and access the slides by registering here

We look forward to meeting you there!

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