SAP News Overview for September 2022 - Safe O'Clock

SAP News Overview for September 2022

October 13, 2022

SAP SuccessFactors gathers 5,000 customers

SAP SuccessFactors has been innovating in the cloud since 2012. SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, which is part of it, provides a solid core solution to comfortably and easily manage HR in the cloud. Organizations that have chosen this particular solution include Telefónica, BAC Credomatic, Heineken N.V., Paramount, and Coles Group. 

SAP is proud to announce that the number of customers using SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central has reached 5,000 to date. As for the solution itself, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central becomes the basis for companies to globally transform the way they manage and develop their employees. The solution embodied everything that is necessary for the work of HR – employee data, compliance capabilities, organizational insights and much more. The solution is available in 45 languages ​​in more than 100 countries.

 

Version 2023 of SAP S/4HANA announcement

SAP talked about the upcoming changes in their SAP S/4HANA release and maintenance strategy. Now customers will have access to more opportunities for more comfortable and efficient work.

Version 2023 of SAP S/4HANA will be released in October 2023. The solution will be adapted both to next-generation technologies and compatible with outdated software. Going forward, SAP S/4HANA plans to move to a two-year release cycle and a seven-year mainstream service for each release. In addition, the solution will be accompanied by an easy-to-implement feature package. For a smoother upgrade transition, SAP will provide customers with SAP S/4HANA versions 1709, 1809, and 1909 with an enhanced maintenance option so that users can more easily migrate directly to version 2023.

 

Current SAP security landscape

The security landscape for SAP applications has undergone significant changes in recent years due to a greater focus on the cloud. This reorientation has resulted in a number of significant changes ranging from location to configurations of SAP technologies from on-premise environments to cloud mixed landscapes.

Of course, corresponding changes have also taken place in the principle of attacks on SAP systems. Unfortunately, statistics show that attackers began to try to attack vulnerabilities in the SAP system with unprecedented persistence – the attacks became not only faster, but also more thoughtful. Meanwhile, a 2021 report says that more than 400 confirmed exploits have been identified, including more than 100 attacks on organizations in less than a year. For more information about the security of SAP systems at the moment, read the article at the link.

 

 

 

 

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