Our SAP on Google-Site is online!

As we all know, cloud computing is becoming a trend – also when it comes to SAP. Retrieving computing resources over the Internet, instead of over on-premise infrastructure frees companies from large upfront hardware investments and decreases their operating expenses, as they only pay for resources that they use. But finding a cloud provider that is secure, reliable and global is essential. Which is why we partnered with Google and Wabion to offer you a platform that fits your individual requirements.

Innovate your SAP landscape with Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Apart from significant savings, deploying your SAP landscape on GCP will bring more flexibility for your environment, as you can scale it up (or down) quickly to adapt to your workload requirements. By leveraging Google’s technologies, you can drive digital transformation, boost innovations and improve the performance of your SAP landscape:

To summary and group all the information that you need about SAP on Google together, we have launched a product-specific landing page:

SAPonGoogle.Cloud

ITPC Group takes SAP customers to the cloud— and the future—with Microsoft Azure

The launch of its SAP on Azure offering in 2015 not only marked the inauguration of ITPC Group as a Microsoft Partner, but as a pioneer in SAP on Azure throughout Europe. Combining its expertise in SAP technologies with the world’s leading cloud solution, ITPC Group has completed over 36 SAP on Azure projects in different markets and industries over the last five years, delivering greater flexibility, efficiency, and cost savings than an on-premises infrastructure. With a team of more than 50 highly experienced consultants, multiple HANA-certified engineers, status as a SAP partner, and as a Microsoft Gold Partner with Gold Cloud Platform Competency, ITPC Group is an ideal partner for migrating SAP landscapes to Azure cloud and propelling modern businesses into the future.

The only constant is change

SAP has demonstrated its commitment to customers by consistently delivering new features and enhancement packages to previous SAP solutions, and by extending mainstream maintenance for SAP Business Suite 7 core applications. However, to harness the full innovative potential of SAP and to benefit from new technologies that enable an intelligent ERP, SAP will phase out support for previous solutions by 2027, making migration to S/4HANA inevitable.

Although many SAP customers view this as an opportunity for a system conversion and EHP upgrade in anticipation of the 2027 change, few are aware of the potential pitfalls should their journey start off on the wrong foot. Any missteps in the beginning of the journey could result in an inflexible architecture with limited scalability or an improperly sized SAP HANA landscape with potentially degraded performance, as well as incur unnecessary conversions and migrations further downstream—all of which can rapidly and significantly escalate costs.

Since no SAP customer can accurately predict how these impending changes over the next five years might affect their business and the existing structure of their SAP system, it’s to their distinct advantage to adopt a flexible architecture today that can accommodate new technologies and enable future innovation. Microsoft Azure, as the foundation for SAP on Azure from ITPC Group, provides just such flexibility.

“An S/4HANA transformation can be very complex, which many customers are not aware of. Moving their SAP landscape to the cloud now, allows SAP customers to prepare for this migration by gaining infrastructure flexibility that’s simply nonexistent on-premises.”

Vincenzo Boesch, Director & CEO, ITPC AG

Fast, flexible, future-proof

SAP customers who are weighing migrating to the cloud must consider three things: will the new cloud-based infrastructure deliver the flexibility they need to accommodate current and future workloads? Can additional systems be deployed quickly to meet sudden and fluctuating needs? And, of course, can it deliver these things economically?

For SAP customers who have entrusted their cloud migration to ITPC Group, the answer to all three is a resounding yes.

ITPC Group’s SAP on Azure solution allows customers to quickly and flexibly deploy additional systems on demand, increasing their ability to adopt new technologies and ensuring ample room for innovation. With SAP on Azure, customers need only decide on the size, performance, and capacity of the additional virtual machines to be deployed, and they can be up and running in a matter of minutes. By contrast, a typical hardware-based infrastructure can take weeks or even months to accomplish the same.

SAP on Azure also creates a highly dynamic SAP environment that enables customers to continuously transform and adapt their SAP systems without the same restrictions as a physical infrastructure. Free from dependencies on hardware lifecycles, Azure not only delivers the robust adaptability that a customer’s current ERP system requires, but also opens the door to future innovations, such as the upcoming S/4HANA transformation.

In addition to greater flexibility, ITPC Group customers running SAP on Azure also benefit from significantly lower infrastructure-related costs as compared to their on-premises equivalent. It’s easy to understand how; no physical hardware means no maintenance and replacement costs, while consumption-based pricing means customers only pay for what they use, which translates into lower operating expenses. A traditional on-premises infrastructure simply lacks this level of flexibility and cost efficiency.

For SAP customers who have already decided on a definitive path toward S/4HANA or want to accelerate their journey, ITPC Group and its partner Adfinis SyGroup, which specializes in open-source technologies, offer a custom solution called SOLHANA. Shorthand for “Solutions for HANA,” SOLHANA continues a customer’s SAP transformation with ongoing services for planning, implementing, and operating SAP S/4HANA within the customer’s environment. Since every migration path is unique, SOLHANA is individually tailored to each customer’s needs, enabling them to make the move to S/4HANA per a timetable of their own specific resourcing and scheduling requirements.

Ready for tomorrow – realizing benefits today

ProNovia AG is an ITPC Group customer that is constantly exploring ways to increase its adaptability to new SAP applications and technology platforms, as well as improve the overall flexibility of its infrastructure. Following several consultations with ITPC Group—including several performance, stability, and reliability tests conducted by ITPC Group—the company made the strategic decision to migrate its SAP infrastructure to Microsoft Azure. By moving to Azure, ProNovia was able to deploy additional systems in a fast and flexible manner, which increased its ability to adopt new technologies. Thanks to SAP on Azure from ITPC Group, the company not only created room for future innovation, but was also ready to begin its journey to S/4HANA, a transformation that was completed in the following months. In addition, as a result of migrating to Azure, ProNovia lowered its SAP hosting costs by 35 percent.

Read the original success story here: https://partner.microsoft.com/en-US/case-studies/itpc-group

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5 Years of SAP on Azure – Postponed

The event is postponed until further notice

The health of our customers, partners and employees has the highest priority for ITPC AG. Against the background of the current situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus, we are therefore postponing our 5-year SAP on Azure celebration until further notice.

About the event

In March 2020, ITPC is celebrating 5 years of SAP on Azure in Switzerland! In these past 5 years, we closed over 35 projects in diverse countries and different industries, helping our customers to accelerate their digital transformation, increase flexibility of their SAP landscape and reach cost savings.

Agenda:

  • SAP on Azure in Switzerland: How did ITPC and the market develop in the past 5 years?
    Vincenzo Boesch, Founder and CEO at ITPC AG
  • Empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft’s partners like ITPC, make more possible
    Thomas Winter, Head of Partner & SMEs – Member of the Executive Board of Microsoft Switzerland
  • Panel discussion
    SAP on Azure customers
  • Technical insight to SAP on Azure: How do we ensure security for our customers?
    Thomas Brülhart, SAP Technology Consultant, SAP BASIS Project Team Lead at ITPC AG
  • Microsoft Vision – SAP on Azure
    Harald Bolbach, Strategic Pursuit Team at Microsoft Corporation
  • Between hype, fear and reality – Which topics are driving digital transformation?
    Benjamin Talin, Intl. Keynote Speaker | CEO at MoreThanDigital & 361 Group

New date to be announced

The new event date will be displayed on this site as soon as it has been fixed.

Participants who have already registered to the event will be informed immediately of the new date.

If you also do not want to miss any updates regarding this event, write us an email at events@itpccorp.com and we will keep you informed!

ITPC reaches five-year milestone of enabling customers’ digital transformation with SAP on Microsoft Azure

Read the official press release here (German): https://www.netzwoche.ch/news/2020-03-02/sap-on-azure-in-der-schweiz-was-geschah-bisher-und-wie-geht-es-weiter

Swiss-based ITPC AG, a Microsoft Partner with Gold Cloud Platform Competency specializing in SAP basis consulting, this month announced that it has reached the important five-year milestone of enabling digital transformation for customers with SAP solutions on Microsoft Azure. The company helped pioneer SAP solutions running on Azure in Switzerland in 2015, and today is a leading provider of the solution throughout Europe. ITPC will commemorate this five-year achievement with an event on March 19, 2020 at Microsoft Switzerland in Wallisellen.

In the five years since ITPC first began working with Azure, the company has observed a pronounced change in the Swiss market’s view on cloud for SAP landscapes.

Cloud receptiveness in Switzerland has evolved dramatically in recent years. When we started working with Microsoft, many organizations did not know about the benefits of deploying their SAP landscape on Microsoft Azure and were skeptical about running productive workloads on a public cloud platform. Today, they’re following the global trend as everything, including business-critical applications such as SAP, moves to the cloud. We support our customers in their digital transformation, as they are able to quickly adapt their SAP infrastructure to new market demands and innovations thanks to SAP on Azure.

Vincenzo Boesch, Director and CEO of ITPC AG

With SAP becoming an increasingly integral part of a company’s business, having a dynamic SAP environment has likewise become a prerequisite for success. Cloud computing provides organizations with the agility to scale and adapt their business models to market opportunities, creating the foundation for a flexible infrastructure that fosters innovation and growth. By moving their SAP infrastructure to Azure, organizations free themselves from the restrictions of physical infrastructure, enabling them to continuously transform and adapt their SAP systems and ultimately push forward with their digital transformation. Azure also helps deliver the adaptability that current ERP systems require, creating room for innovation, such as the upcoming S/4HANA transformation. Additionally, from a financial perspective, because the cloud follows a consumption-based model, operating expenses are typically significantly lower than an equivalent on-premises infrastructure, while hardware investment and maintenance costs all but disappear—providing companies with a compelling economic incentive to move to the cloud on top of the performance reasons.

Since first introducing the solution in 2015, ITPC has completed over 35 SAP projects on Azure, installed over 250 SAP instances on Azure, and currently has 15 customers with production SAP workloads in the cloud. To commemorate its five years of success at helping customers digitally transform their business with SAP on Azure, ITPC is hosting a celebratory event with Microsoft on March 19, 2020 in Wallisellen. At this event, attendees will hear directly from organizations that have already completed their SAP on Azure transformation as they discuss their journey and the advantages of Azure. In addition, Microsoft will provide insights into its vision for Azure and the role of partners, while a special guest speaker will reveal how organizations should approach the next steps of their digital transformation.

We are pleased to have specialized partners such as ITPC on whom we can rely to accelerate digital transformation for SAP customers by helping them transition to the cloud. Thanks to ITPC’s deep knowledge and experience with SAP on Azure, our customers consistently and smoothly evolve their SAP experience to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing, ensuring customer satisfaction.

Thomas Winter, OCP Lead at Microsoft Corp.

Register for the event here

Microsoft Datacenters in the Middle East

Microsoft’s new datacenter regions

Microsoft is investing strongly in the global digital transformation and economic growth, launching two new datacenter regions in the Middle East. The cloud services are being delivered by the two new cloud locations, in Abu Dhabi and Dubai:

ME MS Cloud regions
Microsoft launched two new datacenter regions in the Middle East.

Azure and Office 365 are already available from the Middle East, since the launch of the datacenters last week, with Dynamics 365 and Power Platform following by the end of 2019.

The importance of the cloud

Microsoft’s cloud already serves more than a billion customers and 20 million businesses across the world. With these two new regions, the organization aims to increase this number even further – as a recent Microsoft study unveiled that 70% of the organizations in the Middle East plan to migrate their IT infrastructure to the cloud by 2020.

The two new datacenters are especially interesting for government organizations and enterprises residing in the UAE that need to comply with their in-country regulations. Having cloud regions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai allows for them to transition to the cloud while maintaining security and meeting compliance needs.

Furthermore, these new regions are expected to create more than half a million jobs in the region by 2022:

“We are working closely with governments in the region to ensure both businesses and individuals are appropriately skilled to take advantage of these opportunities, and we are aligning a number of these initiatives to our new datacentres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.”

Samer Abu-Ltaif, President of Microsoft Middle East and Africa.

What are you waiting for to start your SAP datacenter transformation?

By moving your SAP landscape to the cloud, organizations are able to:

  • Achieve significant cost savings in CAPEX and OPEX;
  • Increase their ability to react to innovations and
  • Prepare for the upcoming S/4HANA migration.

Have we aroused your interest in migrating your SAP landscapes to the Microsoft Cloud? Contact us so we can discuss further advantages personally!: https://www.itpcgroup.com/contact/

For more information on SAP on Cloud visit: SAP on Cloud or www.saponazure.cloud

Source: The official Microsoft announcement about the new datacenter regions in the Middle East: https://news.microsoft.com/en-xm/features/microsoft-opens-two-more-datacentre-regions-in-the-middle-east-and-africa-strengthening-its-cloud-footprint-in-the-region/

Microsoft Swiss Data Centers: Update

Today, we were invited by Microsoft Switzerland to a very special event dedicated to all communication and marketing managers from the Microsoft Partner Network. The goal of this information- and networking-event was to inform us in first-hand about the current status of the Swiss data centers and the planned activities for the launch of the highly anticipated Microsoft Cloud in Switzerland.

Much has happened since Microsoft first communicated the launch of the Cloud in Switzerland, but they have been quite secretive about the details of this launch. Unfortunately, there are still many things they cannot tell us (yet) and others that, even though we know, we cannot share with you (yet). But here is what we you can know so far:

Microsoft is right on schedule

Even though there is no specific and public date yet, Microsoft is on schedule with the plan: the launch of the Swiss datacenters will take place in 2019! We will be informed of the exact launch date in time and the launch itself will be, of course, celebrated and communicated accordingly.

Advantages of the Swiss datacenter

The Microsoft Cloud in Switzerland brings many advantages, from which Microsoft highlights the following:

  • Compliance
  • Data residency
  • Performance

The Swiss datacenters are especially interesting for highly regulated industries which require for the data to be saved and remain locally. Microsoft’s new Cloud is FINMA-compliant, displaying the highest security standards.

Two locations in Switzerland

Microsoft is launching two data centers, which are paired within Switzerland, based in the greater Zurich- and Geneva-areas:

For security reasons, the exact location is kept under high confidentiality – even within Microsoft itself. However, both data centers are deliberately set up at a distance of approximately 200km from each other for geo-redundancy reasons. This ensures, for instance, disaster recovery scenarios.

Have we aroused your interest in migrating your SAP landscapes to the Microsoft Cloud based in Switzerland? Contact us so we can discuss further advantages personally!: https://www.itpcgroup.com/contact/

For more information on SAP on Azure, visit: www.saponazure.cloud

Read the official Microsoft announcement of the Swiss datacenters: https://news.microsoft.com/de-ch/2018/03/14/microsoft-cloud-services-expand-in-europe-including-new-swiss-datacenters/

Mission Migration 2025

Launch with us to SAP S/4HANA!

We have joined forces with Microsoft Azure, Red Hat, SoftwareONE and Adfinis SyGroup to smooth transition to SAP S/4HANA for our customers.

Together, we offer a complete solution for the migration from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA running on Microsoft Azure, including managed services, licensing and cloud consumption.

With Mission Migration, we cover services before during and after the migration to SAP S/4HANA.

You can find an overview of our services and determine your migration status on the following flyer or on our website:
www.mission-migration.com

Mission-Migration Flyer

Visit SAP on Cloud and S/4HANA transformation for more information on our services.

Partnership with license advisor Crayon

SAP is a very complex topic, which is only tackled by a few consultants in Switzerland. This makes it even more important to find the right partners for the various aspects of SAP. For this purpose, Crayon and ITPC have decided to start a partnership which optimally complements each other, covering all the customer’s SAP needs.

In this collaboration, Crayon will focus on the long-term optimization of SAP software licenses, so that customers only license what they need, while guaranteeing that compliance is consistently covered. On the other hand, ITPC ensures that customer SAP platforms are solidly installed, supported, maintained and managed both on-premise and on the cloud.

With both parties at the customer’s side, SAP licenses and infrastructure is ideally covered, including topics such as cloud readiness, database migration and optimization services, contributing to customer profitability. Thus, it is safe to say that Crayon and ITPC start the new year with a win-win-win situation!

CEOs from ITPC and Crayon Vincenzo Boesch (left) and Rolf Stadler (right) announcing their partnership. (Source: Crayon)
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Read the published press release on IT Reseller here: IT Reseller: Crayon und ITPC (DE)

Visit https://www.itpcgroup.com/about-itpc/partnerships/ for further partnerships.

Partnership with STS to push SAP on Azure in MENA region

It is a pleasure to announce our new partnership with STS – Specialized Technical Services!

Delivering the highest quality of SAP services and project management with local support, this new partnership is expected to spark innovation and expedite the Cloud revolution in the Middle East. Together, ITPC and STS offer a one-stop solution for companies looking for SAP and Azure experts.

ITPC, a Swiss consulting company specialized in SAP technology, and Specialized Technical Services (STS), a provider of comprehensive IT solutions in the MENA region, have announced the formation of a strategic partnership. With Microsoft’s assistance, this collaboration aims at pushing SAP on Microsoft Azure in the Middle East by providing local customer support and project management.

The relationship with STS represents a big opportunity for us to significantly grow its presence in the MENA region and extend it to other parts of the world over time.

We believe that STS is the right partner to expand our line of services in the Middle East region. Their in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Infrastructure Services and experience in this market was just what we were looking for. With STS we now have a local team to drive sales in the Arab countries, support customers and manage projects on-site

Vincenzo Boesch, director and CEO of ITPC
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The full press release is published on Arab News: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1395511/corporate-news

Visit https://www.itpcgroup.com/about-itpc/partnerships/ for further partnerships.