Avoiding the Pitfalls

Avoiding the Pitfalls

In true Indiana Jones style, implementing Security and GRC can sometime feel like the holy grail quest, with more pitfalls than progress. Lots of content on social media focuses on following a process and a “happy path” approach which is fine to a point. However, I’ve...
Implementing SAP S/4HANA using SAP Solution Manager

Implementing SAP S/4HANA using SAP Solution Manager

In a similar fashion to my good friend and colleague Andrew Noone, in his recent article about SAP Security & GRC “Why Bother?”, I wanted to propose a number of reasons why you absolutely should consider utilising Solution Manager for more than just the bare...
SAP GRC & Security – Why bother?

SAP GRC & Security – Why bother?

Andrew Noone – Senior SAP Controls Technical Consultant Over the past 3 months, I have taken some time out to refresh the mind and think about the next 10 years of my career. On one of my many dog walks, I couldn’t help thinking, that while the SAP resource...
Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions -​ HANA Data Size Extension

Azure Monitor for SAP Solutions -​ HANA Data Size Extension

The cost of cloud based VMs for hosting SAP HANA workloads can form a significant proportion of your overall cloud spend. The default sizing and configuration of SAP HANA systems or incorrect sizing can easily lead to unnecessarily large VMs and higher than expected...
Test Data Management – Opportunity to Streamline Data Refreshes

Test Data Management – Opportunity to Streamline Data Refreshes

Refreshing SAP test systems using full copies of their production counterpart has been around since the birth of SAP R/3 back in the late nineties and was the only available method at the time. For some SAP installations this remains the traditional method but over...