Managecore: Maximizing Your SAP Digital Transformation Journey: De- Risking a SAP HANA Project and Google Cloud Migration
Frank Powell, Managing PartnerSpeed, reliability, and in-memory capabilities are some of the crucial aspects that are driving organizations to invest in SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA. However, in an endeavor to make a leap to SAP HANA, organizations often encounter several questions. How long does the migration process take? What is the associated cost and effort to upgrade? And whether to migrate the SAP systems to the cloud at the same time. To answer these questions for customers, managed service providers need a deeper understanding of SAP HANA technical requirements, proper system sizing the trending network systems, software upgradation, technology transitions, and IT processes. Because the fact is many companies running SAP lack time, resources, and certified knowledge to keep pace with the ever-changing technologies and the implementation of specific solutions.
This is precisely where Managecore brings to bear its expertise for SAP-centric customers.
“Our professional services team provides all the necessary guidance and support for customers to seamlessly deploy SAP HANA, SAP S/4HANA, and BW/HANA into the Google Cloud Platform to reap the complete business and operational benefits such solutions provide,” begins Frank Powell, Managing Partner/President at Managecore. Being a certified SAP and Google Cloud partner Managecore is well-positioned to identify customers’ true requirements around deploying, migrating, and managing SAP systems into the Google Cloud Platform that deliverers secure and scalable solutions.
Unlike other managed service providers that ask several questions but provide canned solutions, Managecore believes in flexibility and offers a variety of customized solutions to help customers throughout the migration process. Be it migrating ECC6 to S/4HANA, moving on-premise servers to the public cloud, or switching from an Oracle database to an ASE database, Managecore has it all covered. Accredited with Google Cloud Platform certified architects, Managecore builds cloud environments tailored to customers’ specific needs and formulates a detailed migration plan to mitigate the risk to get there.
Once the customer is on the Google Cloud Platform, Managecore provides complete support in managing the cloud infrastructure.
In addition to our dedicated senior resources, we leverage a variety of cloud automation platforms to enable our customers in their digital transformation journey, ensuring their SAP workload migration to the cloud is successful with the lowest amount of risk
According to Powell, enterprises utilizing SAP’s products are often faced with innumerable challenges that include cost containment, efficiency and performance improvement, to name a few. To address these complexities, Managecore leverages its unique support model utilizing highly skilled senior engineers and industry leading technology. The company employs SAP consultants with decades of experience and follows a non-tiered support model, thereby enabling senior consultants to provide true value-added services to each and every Managecore customer. “We have people with specific skills sets on certain technologies and also people who possess a broad background in SAP and cloud solutions,” says Powell.
Currently, Managecore is focused on enabling SAP customers to meet SAP’s 2025 mandatory requirment to upgrade to SAP HANA. Further, as SAP integrations are evolving into managing other core products, Managecore is working toward supporting cloud-specific applications that typically integrate with SAP systems. The company is also striding ahead with supporting non-SAP workloads in the future. Managecore aspires to venture into new avenues of the Google Cloud Platform and leverage artificial intelligence (AI) along with machine learning to offer one-of-a-kind SAP and cloud solutions to its customers.