Increasing Governance and Agility in SAP S/4HANA Implementations for a Digital World

Swen Conrad
Ocean9 Solution

DATUM and Ocean9 are excited to join forces via a Strategic Partnership!

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October 26, 2016

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DATUM and its customers get it: Digital Business relies on well governed data. Hence, DATUM helps companies identify the business data that matters and then builds a framework around it including organizational ownership and policies for use. With the growth and velocity of data, of course this is not a one-time task but rather an ongoing process. Establishing such a data governance and management process is what DATUM does with the help of its Information Value Management (IVM) solution. The results: 

  • Customers are able to reduce overall data volume, often by up to 40%.
  • Customers realize a reduction in system size and related infrastructure cost.
  • Customers establish a clear data ownership and stewardship framework and are able to groom and share data with maximum digital business benefit.

And I am not the only person impressed by these capabilities. Read the Forrester Wave™ Data Governance Stewardship Applications, Q1 2016. In this evaluation, DATUM's top scores were in the Policy Management & Types, Stewardship Management, Data & Governance Valuation, Project Management, and Revenue Growth criteria.


The Combined Power and Expertise of DATUM and Ocean9

DATUM is all about managing the growing data size and making it more actionable via stewardship and governance and that is great. However, for real real-time action, you do need a next generation solution like S/4HANA or BW/4HANA. And before the average SAP customer is able to test drive an S/4HANA, significant infrastructure investments are required.

Not so with Ocean9 for SAP HANA on AWS and Azure. Finally, a subscription based solution requiring next to no setup: A first SAP HANA platform can be provisioned within an hour, which cuts out a normally highly complex, time consuming and expensive step toward the breakthrough S/4HANA.

So when combining DATUM IVM with Ocean9, our mutual customers will save time and effort with their S/4 implementation while also materializing significantly more business value overall. Results include:

  • Clear data ownership and governance leads to reduced system size, faster data loading, clear responsibilities for to-be process design and therefore a reduction in project effort and duration.
  • Having SAP HANA systems available early, whenever needed and at a flexible size via scale-up, scale-out and scale-down further accelerates project execution while reducing administrative overhead.
  • Lastly, and most importantly, having a well-defined set of data available after go-live combined with clear ownership on a flexible and modern cloud platform like AWS or Azure, customers can now innovate at their hearts content. Next generation IoT services and many more unique cloud based capabilities enable business for a digital world.

Telling the World – Our joint Press Release

Please see DATUM's official press release about our partnership here. – While this is only the beginning of our joint path in the SAP Ecosystem, we have many more ideas and plan to further enable our customers with a joint approach and solution. ... So stay tuned ...

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