Approyo: Simplifying SAP with Innovative SAP Cloud Solutions

The current IT landscape is evolving more rapidly with the brand new cloud technologies and massive transformation in business processes. Approyo brings SAP solutions with years of SAP experience and unparalleled expertise. That experience is the foundation of the company and allows us to help companies of all shapes and sizes to implement these new and exciting SAP solutions.

Making SAP HANA simple for all

Approyo was established in 2012 when SAP HANA was just coming into existence. The Founder and CEO Chris Carter saw that SAP HANA is going to be a major game-changer and he decided to come out of retirement to start Approyo with the aim to help companies realize the benefits of deploying HANA in an easy and effective manner.

Chris started Approyo with the goal of making it easy for customers to embrace SAP HANA and other SAP solutions. When Chris started Approyo, he was looking for an identity, something a little different from the normal technology company. Chris saw Alice in Wonderland sitting on his bookshelf and a light bulb went off in his head:

The leap you have to take from being an entrepreneur and the leap it takes to get customers to the new world of Big Data and SAP, it just fell into that world of Alice in Wonderland for me.”

Approyo, today, manages over 300 SAP cloud landscapes and has evolved into the leading global SAP cloud centric solution provider. The company headquarters are located in Wisconsin, and it maintains Data Centers in Columbus, OH, Atlanta, GA, Palo-Alto, CA, as well as a Latin American HQ in Sao Palo, Brazil and a European base in Brussels, Belgium.

Providing Innovation and Leadership

Christopher Carter is the CEO and Founder of Approyo. He works with businesses around the globe, assisting them in their journey to the usage of Big Data in the forms of Hadoop (Cloudera and Hortonwork’s) and SAP HANA.

Mr. Carter has been in the “Big Data” industry and the SAP industry for almost 25 years, He has been nationally recognized by The American SAP Users Group, SAP, Hadoop World, Cloud Expo and more.

The “Design-thinking” Approach

Being a customer centric organization, Approyo takes a “design thinking” approach with the customers to become a true business partner.

We want to first understand their business needs. We start with asking “what the customer wants to accomplish” and dive deep into the business goals and dreams. Then, we look at the economic and technical feasibility to truly deliver the best possible solution for the customer. Finally, we deploy the right SAP solution for our customers and continue to provide ongoing support and services”, states Chris, the CEO.

SAP HANA and the future

The introduction of SAP HANA sparked Chris Carter to create Approyo. HANA—a big data platform—allows customers to manipulate and design the available data specific for their business needs and help gain better insights into their company’s functioning.

Built upon the premise of making SAP HANA an easy, flexible, and cost-effective on-boarding solution for companies, Approyo has developed custom-made solutions, with Ignite being one of their flagship products. Ignite encapsulates HANA’s various components into one neat and easy package, with companies having the freedom to either use the entire package or only those components fit for their specific purposes.

SAP powered by Approyo

Cloud Ignite: This solution provides the services and tools that enable its clients to minimize the cost and risk associated with having the HANA systems up and running.  Cloud Ignite sandbox-as-a-service provides a hosted SAP HANA sandbox, for as long as the client needs it, for a fixed monthly fee.

SAP HANA: This is an in-memory data platform that helps its clients in accelerating business processes, delivering more business intelligence, and simplifying any IT environment.

SAP S/4HANA: SAP S/4HANA is an entirely new generation of SAP Business Suite that is characterized by simplifications, massively increased efficiency, and compelling features such as planning and simulation options in many conventional transactions.

SAP Leonardo: This is a holistic digital innovation system that seamlessly integrates future-facing technologies and capabilities into the SAP Platform.

SAP Application Hosting: The SAP Application Hosting services offers flexibility, scalability, easy access to new technology advances within limited costs.

Apart from these prime solutions, Approyo also provides SAP Consultation, SAP Support and SAP Services.

Companies need to embrace a digital strategy and SAP solutions powered by Approyo allow companies to take the steps to fully embrace the digital world. In addition to its expertise, the speed to market really makes Approyo stand out in today’s world. This allows companies to see the benefits right away and not struggle through the initial set up phase typically in association with SAP hosted solutions.

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