blog-2014-03-24-fiGreetings from sunny and warm Orlando, Florida! I’m here for the Basis & SAP Administration 2014 conference and I’m gearing up for multiple talks later in the week.


Over the past few weeks, I’ve used this blog to talk about a few topics of interest at this year’s conference, including how to beprotect your data without devastating your budget. This week, let’s focus on six effective strategies to manage complexity and reduce the total cost of ownership in your SAP environment.


An overtly complex environment not only affects your pocketbook, but can also be a risk to critical systems. It’s critical to have the right strategies in place to effectively manage your critical SAP environment while also lowering your total cost of operation.


In Orlando, I’ll be going through best practices in a step-by-step fashion. As we work through the steps, you’ll learn to identify the exact sources of complexity in your SAP environment—and how to combat them.


I’ll explore a client-use case, outlining specific SAP technical requirements, including notes, best practices and lessons learned. Then, we’ll walk through a framework for reducing complexity of software, hardware, system architecture, vendor relationships and staff support structures. You’ll learn how to reduce the risk of outages and avoid financial loss.


Lastly, I’ll wrap up the session by providing guests a sample technical blueprint and a detailed roadmap of how to set up a fully optimized environment.


You should be sure to add it to your itinerary if you’ll be in Florida on Tuesday, March 25, from 4:45-6 pm. But if you can’t join us, visit us at or call at 1-888-SYM-CORP for a free overview. I promise you, it’s a call you won’t regret.


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About Kevin Knuese - Vice President of SAP Solutions

As Vice President of SAP Solutions, Kevin Knuese leads Symmetry’s SAP Cloud Hosting and SAP HANA solution development efforts. After decades of problem solving within the IT world, Knuese provides strategic leadership to help navigate the complex world of SAP application management for Symmetry’s valued customers. Working shoulder to shoulder with our customers’ executive management team, Knuese assess business requirements to ensure the IT infrastructure in place is meeting the enterprise needs, while providing operational guidance to leverage emerging technologies. Knuese ensures Symmetry customers are delivered tailored enterprise cloud solutions that are expertly managed, with state-of-the art security and built in scalability to grow as our customers’ businesses grow. He is a sought after thought leader and can be frequently seen presenting on the main stage at leading edge IT conferences in the U.S. and around the world.