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SAP Planning: Best Practices in Implementation by George W. Anderson

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How the SAP Solution Vision Drives TCO

Total cost of ownership analysis seeks to measure the life cycle costs of a particular solution stack—the end-to-end complete costs incurred to own and operate a mySAP solution over its useful life. Thus TCO serves to highlight the relationship between cost and performance, illuminating how quickly a particular solution can claim a return on investment.

Returning to Chapter 3 and the various solution characteristics that need to be envisioned and planned for in advance, a number of characteristics were discussed. I have collapsed these into a few key areas or considerations:

  • High Availability

  • Disaster Recovery

  • Performance

  • Scalability

  • Security, Manageability, and other Operations areas

Throughout the next few ...

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