Putting technology at your service at SAP SAPPHIRE and beyond

By Mike Molaison

Thanks to 28 years of a very close partnership, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and SAP continue to create amazing solutions that rely on powerful technologies from both companies. But our partnership also includes another key element that helps you select and implement the solution that’s right for you … and keeps it operating and evolving to respond to your requirements. This element is based not on boxes or speeds and feeds, but on expertise and experience. It’s called “services.”

 That’s the point of HPE Pointnext
I have been closely involved with the HPE consulting practice, specifically as it applies to SAP, for about 25 years. Throughout that time my goal, and that of the practice, has been to put our joint technology solutions at your service to drive your business strategy and help you get the most value out of SAP and, now, HANA.

Today, the launch of HPE Pointnext is adding to those capabilities. This innovative IT services organization is built to make Hybrid IT simple and power the Intelligent Edge by offering:

  • Advisory and Transformation Services that design the digital transformation and help build a roadmap tuned to your unique challenges. 
  • Professional Services to help ensure flawless and on-time implementation, on-budget execution, and creative configurations that get the most out of your software and hardware investment. 
  • Operational Services that offer new ways of delivering IT by managing and optimizing workloads, resources, and capacity, both on-premise and in the cloud.

There is dedicated SAP expertise within HPE Pointnext in key areas such as data and analytics, mobility, core, intelligent edge, and more. That means we have everything you need to select, implement, and operate a SAP HANA solution that will deliver the best results for your business.

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Pointing you in the right direction
If you’ll be at SAP SAPPHIRE 2017, I’d like to point out a couple of ways for you to find out more about what HPE Pointnext can do for you:

1. Stop by the HPE Guru Bar, Booth #456. I’ll be there, ready to discuss your strategic goals, see what type of transformation roadmap we can develop for you, and how we can make sure that the SAP solution you get is the one you need.

2. Sign up for one of the FREE HPE Pointnext Advisory Workshop and let us put our services into action for YOU. These personalized Advisory workshops are interactive and practical, focused on what you need to accelerate your value from your SAP investment. To sign up, please contact us at: Specific topics discussed during these 45-minute sessions include:

  • Developing a better understanding of your roadmap to S/4HANA with the HPE Pointnext S4in4 Advisory. Relate your current situation to several example customers who have worked with HPE Pointnext.
  • Demystifying what you are hearing about HANA 2.0.
  • Understanding and developing a customized architecture for Enterprise Application Continuity for HANA.
  • Defining the right mix for HANA and understand how to take advantage of HPE Pointnext Flexible Capacity for SAP HANA. Compare your environment to several customer use case examples. 
  • Developing a better understanding of hybrid infrastructure real world examples from several HPE Pointnext customers.

3. Attend the Theater session I’ll be giving: ”Big Bang vs Agile - Move to S/4HANA faster, more easily and more affordably with HPE’s agile S4in4 approach.” We’ll discuss the steps and the core elements that will move your environment to S/4HANA without disruption by leveraging SAP Best Practices/tools. The session will be presented twice – both at HPE Booth #456 :

  • Wednesday, May 17 at 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
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4. Come back to see me at the Guru Bar after the workshops and/or Theater Sessions if you have any questions or want additional support to craft your SAP HANA solution.

Everything points to a great event
HPE is an Onyx Sponsor at SAPPHIRE, which will be held from May 16-18, 2017. In addition to the Guru Bar, the HPE Booth #465 will feature 30+ Theater Presentations, demos and much more. Check out the HPE SAPPHIRE site for complete information.

I look forward to seeing you there. And check out the HPE – SAP Alliance web site if you want additional information on the powerful solutions we offer.




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