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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.

RISE with SAP: 3 takeaways from the RISE with SAP announcement

By |2021-08-24T23:46:15-05:00March 11th, 2021|Categories: SAP News|

In late January, SAP became one of the latest businesses to shift to a subscription model with the introduction of RISE with SAP—a business transformation as a service offer. Details about RISE with SAP remain scarce, but here is what we know so far: RISE with SAP is a new offer that bundles licensing,

Managing SAP During Uncertain Times: Innovation

By |2021-01-28T06:55:29-06:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: SAP News|

An Interview with Founder/CTO Patrick Osterhaus Hear from Protera Technologies Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Patrick Osterhaus on how innovation helps companies running SAP remain agile during times of uncertainty. Watch Next: Managing SAP During Uncertain Times: Operations Interview with Binoy James, SVP of Operations

Is Your System Properly Connected to SAP Support Backbone?

By |2020-03-10T12:21:25-05:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: SAP Support|

On January 8, 2020, the SAP Support Backbone—the infrastructure maintained by SAP to provide technical assistance to its customers—underwent an important update. This action required users of the Support Backbone to upgrade two SAP products: Focused Run – Users were asked to upgrade to 2.0 SAP Solution Manager – Users were asked to upgrade

SAP Extends ECC Support Through 2027

By |2020-02-27T14:20:37-06:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: SAP Support|

SAP recently announced that Business Suite 7 standard support services will be extended through 2027. Like most professionals tasked with managing SAP, you may be wondering what this announcement means for you. Here’s a breakdown of what happened and some options for moving forward. What Happened? SAP announced the following changes to their

Customer Question of the Month: What Are My Options Moving SAP to the Cloud?

By |2021-01-28T07:00:57-06:00November 30th, 2019|Categories: Cloud Migrations|

Moving SAP to the cloud is not a single option, but a continuum. Customers can choose anything from a quick, as-is migration to cut hosting costs, to a full upgrade to SAP S/4HANA. Here’s a quick guide to your options for SAP cloud migration. Primary  Options for Migrating SAP to Cloud There are three primary 

How SAP Transformation Navigator Affects Your Upgrade

By |2019-10-07T12:52:18-05:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Cloud Migrations|

SAP Transformation Navigator (TN) is a useful tool to help customers undergoing SAP upgrades and migrations. Released at SAP SAPPHIRE NOW 2017, Transformation Navigator was built in response to SAP customer requests for more guidance during the transformation process. The tool not only provides an intuitive way to create a product map and prepare

SAP HANA Migration: 3 Steps to a Successful Transition

By |2020-07-23T04:30:53-05:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Cloud Migrations|

In infrastructure upgrades, the goals often shape the process. For example, if you’re repainting a building and your goal is to get it done as quickly as possible within budget, the process reflects that. You don’t spend a lot of time comparison shopping, or investigating different types of paint — you find a painting crew

How to Save 50% on Your SAP HANA Migration

By |2020-07-23T04:34:31-05:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Cloud Migrations|

Let’s face it: no one gets excited about migrating. However, much vendors tout the considerable benefits of SAP HANA, migration is still a costly and potentially disruptive (albeit necessary) process that takes resources away from your core business activities. But anything worth doing is worth doing well — mainly when your whole business depends on

ASAP Methodology vs. SAP Activate: Understanding the Differences

By |2020-03-04T00:50:05-06:00June 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 |2019-05-22T12:48:18-05:00May 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 —