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In this live podcast, taped on-site at Controlling 2017 the week before SAP TechEd, Jon Reed of diginomica talks with Julien Delvant of Bluefin Solutions about how his team approaches S/4HANA from a business case perspective. The guys also contrast the views on HANA from the SAP finance pros at this show versus the technical SAP crowd at SAP TechEd. They debate the role of Leonardo and how the SAP customers at this show view S/4HANA. Julien also shares Bluefin's progress developing a business case for S/4HANA. 

Direct download: delvat-reed-SAP-17.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 4:18am EST
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In this informal video hangout, Jon Reed of http://www.diginomica.com talks with SuccessFactors consultants/experts Jarret Pazahanick and Luke Marson to get their views on Sapphire Now and ASUG 2016, and the key questions customers raised. The guys dig into the future of SAP HCM in an S/4HANA world, and also break down the open questions on S/4HANA that customers are asking. Because of the critical issues on private versus public clouds and what this means to customers, Jon has added an 8 minute audio postscript with additional comments and clarifications from SAP Mentor Dick Hirsch.

Direct download: s4hana-and-sap-hcm-review-final.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 1:15am EST
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In this now-infamous reunion shoot, the five dudes/miscreants/wayward travelers are reunited for a rehash of the events of Sapphire Now Orlando 2016. Harald, Jon, Den, Vijay and John all have new gigs or roles since the were last together, but the goal remains the same - a frank breakdown of what they've learned and heard. The guys review the keynotes, discuss the viability of S/4HANA at this juncture, and evaluate SAP's customer-first intentions. Digital moves such as Digital Customer Insight also get the rundown. This audio is pulled from a video shoot - you can read extensive Sapphire Now/ASUG 2016 coverage on diginomica.com.  

Direct download: sapphirenow-fiveguyreview.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 7:26am EST
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Following their annual tradition, Jon Reed and Dick Hirsch steal an empty room - or in this case, a (mostly) empty hallway - for a review of the news and events of Sapphire Now and the ASUG Annual Conference, 2016. Hirsch shares his investigations, and the guys compare notes on topics such as the HANA Cloud Platform, the SAP-iOS partnership, and S/4HANA clarifications. The guys discuss S/4HANA's viability as a digital core, SAP's cloud positioning, and how attendees reacted. Customer feedback to SAP on integration, a big theme of the conference, is addressed. This podcast leans on the technical side, which was surprising given Sapphire Now is a business conference - but even Hasso Plattner's final day keynote had an in-depth S/4HANA migration demo. 

Direct download: hirsch-reed-sapphire16-wrap.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 3:47pm EST
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In this frank video chat from Jon and Den's studio at SAP TechEd Las Vegas, ASUG CEO Geoff Scott offers up strong opinions on ASUG's relationship to SAP and to the German user group DSAG. Scott also shares customer views on S/4HANA and SAP's digital themes. He responds directly to criticisms that ASUG is "soft" on SAP and reacts to Jon's views on customer discounts for S/4HANA migration. 
Direct download: Geoff_Scott_ASUG_talks_turkey_about_progress_with_SAP.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 2:13pm EST
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In a special edition of "Jon and Den's digital dump," Jon and Den of diginomica.com break down three days of SAP TechEd Las Vegas. The guys assess the keynotes, the pros and cons of SAP's S/4HANA strategy, and whether the "digital core" approach is going to work. Will the "customer engagement" play work against CRM rivals? The guys also kick around SAP's progress on developer engagement, and give a final review.

Direct download: Jon__Dens_digital_dump_-_Vegas.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 2:03pm EST
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In the longer, "director's cut" version of this SAP TechEd 2015 on-site podcast, Jon Reed and Dick Hirsch kick around the main conference takeaways and the S/4HANA challenge. Dick shares the main themes he was investigating and the latest on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. SAP's open source initiatives, particularly Cloud Foundry via Hybris YaaS (Hybris as s service), are covered. The guys also set up the themes, particularly around S/4HANA, to look for in Barcelona. SAP's approach to bloggers/communications is also reviewed. 

Direct download: hirsch-reed-teched2015-full.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 3:45am EST
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​​In this extended, director's cut edition, live from SAP Controlling 2015, Jon talks with SAP Mentor Julien Delvat about the buzz behind predictive, and the guys explore some new HANA use cases Julien is working on in the S4/HANA context.​ They also talk about changing customer views on HANA at the conference. 

Direct download: julien-predictive.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 3:18pm EST
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In what has become an annual tradition, Jon and Dick Hirsch took over an abandoned room prior to Dick's plane flight to do the long-form/relaxed review of Sapphire Now/ASUG. Dick shares his cloud and S/4 HANA learnings, and both guys give a behind the scenes view of the challenges SAP is facing and what customers were saying. Keynote reviews are also included. Not covered in the podcast: Dick's daughter is VERY mad at him for missing the Jennifer Lopez concert!

Direct download: hirst-reed-sapphire-asug-longform.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 4:24pm EST
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In this live podcast recording from the New York Stock Exchange, Jon Reed and John Appleby discuss the highs and lows from SAP's S4HANA announcement event, billed as the most important SAP product announcement in 23 years. 

Direct download: sap-s4hana-appleby-reed-nyc.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 9:46am EST
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UPDATE: here's the link to slides that go with this audio on slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/jonerp/digging-into-hana-roi-and-biz-case-analysis

In this informal but focused talk, Jon Reed talks through a HANA business case methodology with Tony Guetersloh of TekLink. The guys review how to move beyond HANA "speed hype" to build a project finance use case - informed by process owners. There will be a companion audio slideshare version released with the slides. Jon has no financial relationship with TekLink, this was just for fun because the content was worth a hard look.

Direct download: jonerp-hanaroi-teklink.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 1:24pm EST
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In this informal HANA 2014 on-site chat, Jon talks with SAP Mentor Julien Delvat about the view on HANA from a financials/functional perspective, and what customers are telling him during his Orlando jaunts and conference presentations. The guys also talke about how firms can punch above their weight with the right use of experts and content.

Direct download: jonerp-delvat-hana-financials2014.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 9:05am EST
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In this very informal sit down, Jon and John talk about SAP HANA Insider Day 1, HANA's level of maturity, apps, and how John hacks through new SAP software. Different HANA use cases are covered, including those John sees in the field. There is some debate about BW on HANA as a starting point, and HANA as tech versus biz. Plus: John's selfie obsession.

Direct download: jonerp-hanainsider-applefymp3.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 7:31am EST
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This is the audio from an informal video hangout with John Appleby of Bluefin Solutions to talk about the HANA realities on John's current project and what HANA use cases are moving the needle with customers. The guys also hash out the strengths of HANA and what might be around the corner with HANA-as-platform. John also fesses up to why he missed SAP TechEd Las Vegas.

Direct download: jonerp-appleby-hana-realities-10-2013.mp3
Category:HANA and in-memory -- posted at: 6:36pm EST
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