Thomas Saueressig is a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE. He leads the SAP Product Engineering area and has global responsibility for all business software applications. This includes all functional areas from product strategy and management to product development and innovation as well as product delivery and support. He is also in charge of all development cross-functions at SAP, comprising the overall quality of SAP software products, its user experience, and the underlying global cloud infrastructure. These responsibilities ensure a consistent level of scalability, reliability, performance, security, and data protection across all solutions for SAP’s customers. Thomas has a degree in business information technology from the University of Cooperative Education in Mannheim (Germany) and a joint executive MBA from ESSEC (France) and Mannheim Business School (Germany).
Jan Gilg is the president of SAP S/4HANA, SAP’s flagship product that encompasses ERP, finance, and the supply chain. In this role, he has global responsibility for the development, delivery, and product management of SAP S/4HANA, SAP’s Industry Solutions, as well as the SAP Digital Supply Chain portfolio. With SAP S/4HANA, customers have the choice to balance standardization with customization when running their mission critical processes with an intelligent ERP system. Jan is also a member of the SAP Engineering Senior Leadership team. Prior to his current role, Jan worked at SAP’s IT organization as the head of enterprise architecture and later as the head of IT business services. He reported to SAP’s global CIO, representing SAP IT internally and externally. In this role, he was responsible for implementing a significant portion of SAP’s product portfolio. He drove SAP IT’s agile transformation and in this way his organization was essential in supporting SAP to become an intelligent enterprise. Jan started his career at SAP in 2005 as a consultant: He moved to the US in 2008 to lead SAP’s enterprise content management (ECM) practice for North America consulting. He then worked in the office of the CEO as part of SAP’s corporate strategy group on portfolio strategy and in the office of the CTO before joining the North America field organization in various business development roles as a value and enterprise architect.
Oliver Betz is a senior vice president and global head of product management for SAP S/4HANA at SAP SE. In this role, he assesses customer and market requirements and drives the SAP S/4HANA product strategy. Under his leadership, his team has discovered key market trends and collaborated with customers and partners globally to define SAP’s next generation software solution for the digital core, helping customers to gain a competitive advantage. His team is continually assessing the latest technologies and evaluating ways to leverage them in SAP S/4HANA to drive new innovation. The mission of the SAP S/4HANA product management team is to bring the client’s vision to life and enable them to transform their business and become an intelligent enterprise leveraging the power of the next-generation ERP. Oliver began his professional career as a software developer and consultant in 1996 and joined SAP in 2000 as a technical support consultant. Prior to assuming his current position, he was senior vice president and general manager of SAP Innovative Business Solutions. Oliver holds a Master’s Degree in Physics from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
Marcus Homann is chief of staff and head of customer engagement of SAP S/4HANA product management at SAP. In this role he supports important strategic initiatives and takes care of critical customer requirements. Marcus joined SAP in 2014 and has had different roles in SAP’s support and engineering organizations including development manager, IT planning architect, escalation manager, operations expert, and customer office lead. Marcus began his professional career as IT strategy consultant at Accenture before he moved to the SAP University Competence Center in Munich, where spearheaded key initiates in the areas of data center infrastructure, SAP HANA, and SAP Mobile Platform. Marcus holds two Master Degrees in Computer Science and Business Information Systems as well as a Ph.D. in Business Information Systems. He studied at the Technical University in Munich, the University of Bamberg, the Aston Business School in Birmingham (UK) as well as at the University of Applied Sciences in Hof.
Thomas Saueressig, Tobias Stein, Jochen Boeder, Wolfram Kleis
520 pages, hardcover
Pop the hood on SAP S/4HANA with this guide to its technical and application architecture! Understand the new data and programming models that underpin SAP S/4HANA and see how they differ from SAP ERP. Learn about technology components, like embedded
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Understand the technical foundation of SAP S/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Explore the architecture of key application areas, including finance, logistics, procurement, and sales
Learn about SAP S/4HANA Cloud’s unique architecture