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 |2022-06-02T06:11:22-05:00March 11, 2021|Categories: Cloud Migrations|

In late January 2021, 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,

Why “as-is” SAP cloud migration can be more complex than expected

By |2022-06-02T06:11:39-05:00January 26, 2021|Categories: Cloud Migrations|

3 commonly overlooked aspects of cloud migration for the SAP environment “As-is.” “Lift-and-Shift.” These names may imply the possibility of a fast and easy cloud migration for your business’s SAP environment. But the process tends to be far more complex than a simple transfer from an on-premise system to the cloud. As most CIOs

Cloud in an SAP World – Be Prepared to Change Your Mindset

By |2021-12-15T00:32:31-06:00November 5, 2020|Categories: Cloud Migrations|

Understanding how to get the best out of Cloud computing in an SAP environment requires a change from the traditional CIO mindset Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to talk with many different CIOs about the technical aspects of adopting cloud as one component of their SAP landscape. If you are

What is an SAP Basis Administrator?

By |2021-12-15T00:34:50-06:00October 5, 2020|Categories: SAP Support|

An SAP Basis administrator is an IT professional responsible for running your SAP landscape. Basis admins handle routine maintenance, operation, and upgrades, and play a major role in planning and executing migrations and other major projects. On a technical level, HANA Basis administration is simpler than administering previous generations of SAP software, but it

Managing SAP During Uncertain Times: Innovation

By |2021-01-28T06:55:29-06:00March 24, 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 10, 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 24, 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 30, 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 

The Making of a Top SAP Basis Administration Team

By |2021-12-15T00:38:22-06:00November 15, 2019|Categories: IT Services|

Administrators have never been the rockstars of the IT world. While your developers build exciting new products and features, your admins work quietly behind the scenes, keeping everything running smoothly. But despite their low profile, your SAP Basis administrators are some of the most important figures in the success of your organization. They prevent

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