Establish action plans to address risks and problems of performance, technical integrity and stability
SAP Application Management
SAP also wants to facilitate the transition to SAP Cloud powered by SAP HANA for users. SAP assures users that they can focus on the real business and "leave the orchestration of continuous processes to the provider.".
"By continuing to expand the SAP support programme via SAP ONE Support, we can reduce complexity and provide the flexibility and simplicity of SAP Cloud, which is tailored to the individual needs of our customers," comments Gerhard Oswald, member of the Board of Management of SAP AG and Head of the Board Division Scale, Quality & Support. "It will now be even easier for our customers to combine applications and services in the public cloud with managed services in the private cloud and on-premise technology to deliver better and faster results.".
Almost a fifth of them were positive or neutral about the more "expensive" support model Enterprise Support. A total of 42% of those surveyed see this as a low or no added value. Interestingly, almost 40 percent did not say anything about this topic. Nevertheless, a positive trend is emerging. In a similar survey last year, nearly three-quarters of the participants said they had little or no added value to Enterprise Support. "The benefits of Enterprise Support, such as free services, have not yet been widely publicised by customers. The Enterprise Support Academy launched by SAP, which is an educational institution, is promising, but should receive even more attention," concludes Andreas Oczko. Nevertheless, SAP is still calling for standard support to remain in focus. The performance of this support model, which is also paid a significant maintenance rate, should not only include a minimum of service levels. We need to create more transparency about what service is included in which support contract. The information day is free of charge for SAP customers, it presents topics around enterprise support. The target group is customers who have an Enterprise Support Maintenance Agreement or are interested in it.
In order to make it easier for companies to get into the SAP HANA Cloud, SAP unifies maintenance and customer service for On Premise and Cloud systems. SAP One Support offers coordinated support for in-house and cloud systems and is designed to ensure flexible and easy use of software in all operating scenarios. This should enable customers to switch to SAP Cloud powered by SAP HANA according to their individual requirements, while at the same time exploiting existing investments in local software solutions.
Some missing SAP support functions in the standard are supplied by the PC application "Shortcut for SAP Systems".
SAP assures users that they can focus on the real business and "leave the orchestration of continuous processes to the provider.".
We offer you support tailored to your needs - from individual expert sessions with your IT department to application support in everyday operations.