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SAP TechEd 2015 is right around the corner (October 19-23 in Las Vegas), and all eyes are on SAP S/4HANA, SAP's next-gen business suite. This is SAP's flagship product built on the most advanced in-memory platform out there (SAP HANA) and delivered with SAP's new modern user experience (SAP Fiori). You have the choice of implementing it in the cloud or on-premise, and it's designed to give you a new level of value across most all lines of business and industries.

But what is the best way to get started? Should you start with a new implementation? Convert your systems? Or perhaps a more incremental landscape transformation? In the cloud or on-premise? The answer is yes! Or, rather, it depends... We've got the tools to help you make the best decision for your circumstances. Enter SAP Activate: the innovation adoption framework for SAP S/4HANA. It's built right into SAP S/4HANA (you can take a look right now via the SAP S/4HANA free trial) or accessible separately (if you want to review your options before jumping into the product directly).

If we may be so bold, we like to think of SAP S/4HANA as the Elvis Presley of enterprise software (who doesn't love the King of Rock and Roll?). And if Elvis is S/4HANA, it's the combination of his music, dance moves, and voice that come together as SAP Activate. Let's take a closer look.

The Music - aka SAP Best Practices

Take all the influences, experiences, and many years of early 20th century Southern musicality and then add some modern sensibility with relevant lyrics about today's business challenges and opportunities, and boom! You have SAP Best Practices.

The Dance Moves - aka SAP Activate Methodology

Designed to look easy and spontaneous even if we all know that behind the scenes there are some methodical processes followed for those shaking hips! Why not bottle up that magic and make it repeatable so that every dance (or project, that is) can move just as smoothly.

The Voice - aka Guided Configuration

Who doesn't love the sound of a swooning Southern love song guiding you through a catchy melody? No need for voice lessons (or intensive blueprinting) when you have a tool that allows you to sing your way through updates and configuration changes without disruption.

The Show - aka Visit Us at TechEd 2015

So here's the deal, although we can't guarantee an Elvis sighting at our booth at TechEd in Las Vegas... anything is possible; it is Vegas after all! But what we can guarantee is a fun conversation and the release of a new SAP Activate "Solution in Detail," which will be a handy guide for you -- or anyone interested in SAP Activate -- to get up to speed quickly and easily.

So be on the look out for the SAP Activate booth and come have a chat with the Activate team. We're here to make sure your Elvis experience, that is, your S/4HANA experience is a great one!