|Patrick Osterhaus

About Patrick Osterhaus

As President and Chief Technology Officer for Protera, Patrick Osterhaus is responsible for driving the company’s technology vision for innovative enterprise computing systems delivered to our valued customers. Prior to founding Protera, Patrick worked as a Senior Technical Consultant at SAP America. As a strategic SAP thought leader, Patrick has co-authored executive white papers, industry articles on various SAP topics including Cloud Computing, and is a sought-after presenter in the SAP ecosystem.

ASAP Methodology vs. SAP Activate: Understanding the Differences

By |2019-06-24T15:40:03+00:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Cloud Migrations|

SAP Activate is a complete methodology, more comprehensive than any system SAP has built before. SAP customers have a vast range of landscapes, with an almost unlimited array of tech stacks, configurations and destinations. SAP has managed to create a system to upgrade, migrate or transform nearly any conceivable SAP landscape, enabling companies to

The Role of SAP Migration Cockpit in S/4HANA Transformation

By |2019-05-22T12:48:18+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cloud Migrations|

The SAP Migration Cockpit is what it sounds like: a central control repository used to execute SAP HANA upgrades and migrations from legacy solutions. The cockpit works with both SAP and non-SAP legacy solutions, moving your data to HANA or S/4HANA. The S/4HANA Migration Cockpit is a key tool in the data migration process —

SAP HANA 2025 Deadline: Assessing Your Progress

By |2019-03-29T11:56:34+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: SAP HANA|

We’re still years away from the SAP HANA 2025 deadline, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be working on it. Upgrading to S/4HANA is an involved, complicated process, requiring significant transformation beyond simply updating your software. Here’s how to evaluate your progress so far — and how to plan your journey to S/4HANA 2025. Why

Greenlight Your SAP Migration Project Into The Public Cloud

By |2019-03-29T11:58:43+00:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Cloud Migrations|

Automation decreases the risk and costs of SAP migration, while accelerating the timetable. If you’ve been having difficulty going forward with your SAP cloud migration project, here’s how automation might be the missing ingredient. SAP Self-Service Assessment Lets You Plan Before Investing The SAP assessment has often been a stumbling block for starting SAP

An Executive Guide to SAP HANA 2.0

By |2019-03-29T12:00:30+00:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: SAP HANA|

There’s a lot of uncertainty among customers about HANA 2.0. A recent survey found that nearly two thirds of SAP customers have not yet performed an SAP HANA migration, and nearly one in five haven’t even made plans to migrate. Many others have only completed their migration in the last year or two, and

ERP Data Migration Best Practices

By |2019-03-29T12:01:30+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Cloud Migrations|

Although moving ERP to the cloud poses important platform and software-specific considerations, the basics of a sound cloud migration remain consistent, regardless of your vendor or host. Here are 5 ERP data migration best practices every company should follow. 1. Set Right-Sized Migration Goals The IT industry often makes enterprises feel left behind. While market

What is SAP HANA?

By |2019-03-29T12:02:23+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: SAP HANA|

SAP HANA is an in-memory database, designed to maximize the performance of SAP’s next generation software, S/4HANA. HANA offers significant advancements over previous generations of databases including: Full in-memory functionality, for accelerated speed and throughput A simplified data model, uniting transactional and analytical data Real-time reporting Enterprise-wide visibility Modular functionality, replacing nearly all previous

What is SAP Activate?

By |2019-03-29T12:10:53+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Protera Flexbridge|

SAP Activate is SAP’s current methodology for deploying, upgrading or migrating to a HANA or S/4HANA landscape. Activate draws on SAP’s accumulated experience to provide a detailed roadmap to S/4HANA, from scoping the project to post go-live. Activate also guides your team through integration with third-party software offerings and cloud solutions, training, project management

Hidden Benefits of an SAP Public Cloud Solution

By |2019-03-29T12:11:13+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Cloud Migrations|

For many SAP customers, moving to the cloud marks the transition from a legacy, capital-intensive landscape to a cost-effective, high performance future. The rate of transition varies, but as companies upgrade SAP ERP and migrate to HANA, most inevitably leave their aging on-premise servers behind. The reasons, as we’ve said before, aren’t because of

3 Types of Cloud Migration Strategies

By |2019-03-29T12:11:40+00:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: Cloud Migrations|

Migrating to the cloud is a complex process, that must be customized to address the technical, functional and operational needs of the organization. A successful migration strategy should address short-term aims, like decreasing hosting costs, as well as longer-term goals like better alignment between IT and business objectives. Here are the three main cloud