Students receiving federal financial aid are expected to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward completing their degree. Miami's SAP policy applies to the following federal financial aid programs:
To measure progress, the Office of Student Financial Assistance will evaluate a student’s academic record each year when the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Records are reviewed in accordance with current academic standards of the University.
Undergraduate students must always maintain a 2.00 cumulative GPA. Graduate students must always maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA.
Students must meet the academic requirements necessary to remain at Miami as a student as outlined in the Miami Bulletin, General Edition (MiamiOH.edu/bulletin).
Federal regulations require Miami to establish a maximum time frame for a student to complete a degree. For undergraduate students, we define this as 150% of the length of an academic program. For graduate students, we define this as five years from the acceptance into a Master’s program and 10 years from the acceptance into a Doctoral program. As a federal aid recipient, degrees must be completed within this time frame. The maximum time frame includes all prior terms of attendance at Miami, including part-time attendance and any other college or university, whether or not federal aid was received. The maximum time frame also includes all periods of attendance at Miami, whether or not a student received federal aid. Repeated coursework will count as additional attempted hours.
Please note: If an academic fresh start is received, all hours attempted prior to the fresh start are considered in the SAP calculation. Additionally, students pursuing a second degree are expected to maintain each standard of SAP, and progress will be monitored annually, per Miami’s academic progress review.
1Miami’s Standards of SAP Policy is reviewed annually by members of management within the Office of Student Financial Assistance. The policy is reviewed by comparing it to the Miami Bulletin, as well as any federal updates related to SAP. After review of the policy, it is then posted on Miami’s website for prospective and current student access.
Progress is reviewed each academic year by dividing the cumulative number of credit hours earned at Miami and the total number of transfer credits, by the total number of credit hours attempted at Miami. Progress is also reviewed by ensuring that the student has not exceeded the maximum time frame for the degree the student is obtaining. If a minimum of 67% of the cumulative credit hours attempted are earned, progress is satisfactory. If less than 67% of the cumulative credit hours attempted are earned, progress is unsatisfactory. The GPA requirement and the maximum time frame will also be verified. The review process occurs at the end of spring semester for those students who have submitted a FAFSA. This review is based on the entire enrollment history at Miami and includes all transfer hours accepted. Transfer hours will also count toward the maximum time frame.
Students may appeal the suspension or termination of federal aid if they have a reason(s) that prevented them from meeting SAP.
Common reasons for an appeal include:
Common reasons for denial of an appeal include:
To appeal, the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form and the following supporting documentation must be submitted:
If the appeal is due to exceeding the maximum time frame for degree completion, the SAP Maximum Time Frame Evaluation Form will also need to be submitted.
Appeals should be filed within three weeks of the date of notification that aid is suspended or terminated. Appeals must be submitted by the published deadline for the term in which the student is appealing to receive federal aid. Appeals are reviewed by a committee consisting of staff members from the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Students will be notified of the appeal outcome via email approximately three weeks after receiving the complete appeal.
A student’s change of major can be considered as part of an SAP Appeal if the student is appealing as part of the Maximum Time Frame requirement. A change of major is not an automatic appeal approval.
Credit/No Credit courses do not affect a student’s grade point average (GPA) and are not factored into the GPA component of the SAP calculation, but the courses do count toward the pace of progression.
Incomplete grades ('I', 'IG', ‘IU’, 'IGY', ‘IUY’, or 'S') count as attempted hours and will negatively impact academic progress. Notify the One Stop if a grade is changed. Eligibility for aid could be recalculated based on an increase in earned hours. This would include having a non-passing grade changed to a passing grade.
SAP does not affect eligibility for private loans or Miami scholarships.
Students may re-establish eligibility for federal student aid by taking classes to raise their cumulative GPA to 2.00 or higher and/or raising their completion rate to 67% or higher without the use of federal funds or through grade changes. Students should submit the SAP Appeal Form and a statement explaining that they have raised their GPA and/or completion rate to meet the SAP Standards and wish to have their federal aid reinstated. If a student is not able to re-establish eligibility by making up deficient hours, they may submit an SAP Appeal. Taking a semester off without enrollment or paying for coursework without aid for a semester will not be, in and of itself, sufficient for reinstatement of federal aid eligibility.
Students can receive federal financial aid for up to 30 credit hours of remedial coursework. Once 30 credit hours of remedial coursework is reached, federal aid will no longer be offered for additional remedial courses. Further, students can only retake remedial courses twice while receiving federal financial aid. Remedial courses and any repeated remedial courses will be included in the SAP calculation.
Repeat course hours will be included as additional attempted hours. In addition, students can only take a specific course and receive a passing grade twice and still receive federal aid.
When a student officially drops a course during the first 20% of the course, no grade or other designation will appear on the official transcript. If a course is officially dropped after the first 20% of the course, the grade report and transcript will show a grade of W. Grades of W or F (and other negative grade marks) can affect aid for future semesters or years, because those hours will count as hours attempted but not earned. See Miami’s Academic calendar for official deadline dates.
When students receive aid from federal programs but officially withdraw during a semester, a percentage of aid may be used to pay the bill for the portion of the semester attended. Since the semester was not completed, 100% of federal aid may not have been earned. A federal calculation will be done to determine if any aid will be returned to the U.S. Department of Education. If aid is returned,the student will owe Miami for any unpaid charges. In addition, the student may jeopardize future federal financial aid. To understand the possible impact on federal financial aid, please consult with the Student Success Center at 513-529-0007 or studentsuccess@MiamiOH.edu prior to withdrawing from Miami.
For more information about withdrawing from Miami, please visit MiamiOH.edu/Withdrawal.
Students maintaining SAP but approaching financial aid suspension will receive written notification. The following guidelines are developed to notify students early of possible financial aid suspension:
If the student’s progress is unsatisfactory but an SAP Appeal was approved, federal aid will be reinstated for one semester and reviewed each semester of attendance until progress is satisfactory. Students must complete at least 67% of the courses attempted and achieve the GPA required as part of the academic plan if the current cumulative GPA is less than 2.00. If SAP is not made during the probationary semester, federal aid eligibility will be suspended again.
A student’s pace, cumulative GPA, and whether the degree can be completed within the maximum time frame are reviewed annually by the Office of Student Financial Assistance with an automated process after official grades are posted. A notation is entered in the student’s electronic record to indicate that the student is meeting SAP standards.
If a student’s progress toward degree completion is unsatisfactory, federal aid eligibility will be suspended. The Office of Student Financial Assistance will send written notification of the suspension and information on appealing the suspension to the student. The notification includes an explanation of Miami’s policy on SAP Standards and the form for students to appeal their financial aid suspension. Submitting an appeal is not a ensure of aid reinstatement. If an appeal is not submitted, denied, or it is determined that a student will not be able to complete their degree within the maximum time frame allotted, the student must complete coursework at their own expense until they are once again meeting the Standards of SAP. Denied appeals may be reviewed by the Director for reinstatement prior to meeting SAP Standards. The student may complete coursework at Miami or at another institution, provided the credits can be transferred to Miami. Any credits earned and transferred to Miami must have been earned after the Miami term(s) in which federal aid was denied.
A student who is not meeting one or more of Miami’s SAP Standards as outlined may submit an SAP Appeal for reconsideration of eligibility for federal aid. Students that are not meeting SAP will receive instructions for completing an appeal as part of the notification of failure to maintain SAP standards. While there is no limit to the number of times a student may appeal, the review for subsequent appeals will be less lenient. Appeals should include a statement from the student explaining the circumstances that prevented them from being able to maintain the SAP Standards, as well as any corrective action taken by the student to Excellerate their progress. Documentation of the reason(s) for not meeting SAP should also be submitted as part of the appeal. Incomplete appeals will be denied and the student will receive a notification explaining that they may appeal again with complete information.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced a multi-year North American partnership with SAP SE, the enterprise application software and database leader. As the official cloud software provider of the NHL®, SAP collaborated with the League on the transformation of the NHL's statistics platform on NHL.com and the introduction of new and enhanced statistics that will establish NHL.com/Stats as the definitive destination for hockey analytics. Starting today, fans, broadcasters and media around the world will be able to analyze official League, team and player statistics via a more comprehensive, interactive and personalized interface that includes advanced search features and new filters for team and player comparisons.
"Hockey is extremely fast-paced with very little stoppage in play, which results in many aspects of the game failing to show up in the box score," said John Collins, NHL Chief Operating Officer. "In partnering with SAP and using its best-in-class SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service, we are now able to capture data points like never before and present existing and new statistics in a visually appealing way.
"The new NHL stats platform goes beyond data to offer insights that will help avid fans go deeper and help casual fans understand the game better. There are also unlimited storytelling opportunities as we provide our fans with a personalized and interactive experience."
Phase one of the NHL.com/Stats redesign includes the League's presentation of enhanced statistics - shot attempts (SAT), unblocked shot attempts (USAT) and shooting plus save percentage (SPSV%) - and the introduction of more than 30 new extended statistics, including first and second assists (1st A, 2nd A), goals by time (G/20), penalties (taken and drawn) by time (Pen/20, PenDr/20) and average shot length (ASL).
In time for the 2015 Stanley Cup® Playoffs, phase two of the NHL.com/Stats redesign will feature analysis for every Stanley Cup Playoffs game and series. Based on a team's recent performance, each series will be examined based on an algorithm that incorporates 37 variables – such as road record, goals against, special teams statistics, and many more. NHL.com/Stats also will feature advanced filtering to enable game, season and career comparisons between players, teams and games, delivered in dynamic line graphs.
Shortly before the start of the 2015-16 NHL season, phase three of the NHL.com/Stats redesign will incorporate additional new features that could include new metrics, innovative visualizations, active player comparison tools, player performance prediction tools, NHL pre-season rankings and NHL team power indexes.
In 2016, to coincide with the launch of the NHL's Centennial Celebration, phase four of the NHL.com/Stats redesign will feature the entire official statistical history of the NHL, including every box score dating back to the NHL's inaugural 1917-18 season. Once the complete archives of the NHL's statistics are fully integrated, new tools and functionality of NHL.com/Stats, including advanced filtering and visualizations, will be applied to the entire history of the League. For the first time ever, fans will be able to compare players and teams spanning all generations.
"Our partnership with the NHL will allow fans to gain deeper insights from the game and tell enticing stories about hockey and its players," said Quentin Clark, Chief Technology Officer, SAP. "With the new NHL stats platform, we are going to deliver real-time insight at the player and team level that has never been seen before in hockey. Together with the NHL, we will continue to look for new opportunities to help innovate and Excellerate the game, as the next generation of hockey begins."
SAP will be the presenting partner of the NHL.com/Stats destination. In addition to implementing the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud® service, the NHL will utilize various SAP® solutions and technologies including potentially deploying the SAP Cloud for Customer solution, the SAP® InfiniteInsight® solution, the cloud edition of SAP Lumira® software, SAP® BusinessObjects™ business intelligence solutions, SAP Predictive Analytics software and SAP Data Services software.
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INGOLSTADT, Germany—SAP (System applications and products) security provider SecurityBridge announced it has been selected by Schneider Electric as its SAP security platform.
SecurityBridge noted that its platform provides Schneider Electric with “advanced level of SAP visibility that enables the company’s IT teams to proactively manage potential risks arising from applications and custom code.”
Schneider Electric is a multinational energy and research company headquartered in France that focuses on digital automation. Its portfolio ranges from residential to industrial applications and more.
“SecurityBridge helped us automate our SAP application monitoring and vulnerability by easily integrating with our SIEM platform,” Schneider Electric Digital Risk Leader Thierry Eyraud said. “By doing this, we boosted security, lowered costs, and allowed our security team to focus on remediation.”
SecurityBridge’s continuous SAP security management process accelerates and prioritizes risk management with intelligence-driven and accelerated remediation processes through a two-step approach that:
1. Identifies cybersecurity tools targeting the SAP application layer and custom code while integrating the solution with the SIEM platform (QRadar from IBM).
2. Evaluates solutions for robustness while covering forensics, internal and external threats, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and ease of integration and maintenance.
The SAP platform also provides Schneider Electric with a single-pane-of-glass on the SAP security posture that covers multiple geographical regions with their local SAP installations. In addition, high-privileged access roles were reduced to a minimum, and the company’s security department received real-time policy break alerts.
“SecurityBridge is a true partner, and we count on this platform to alert us on critical vulnerabilities while automating SAP risk management practices,” noted Tony Parrillo, Global Head of Cybersecurity for Schneider Electric. “Our teams now communicate more effectively. SecurityBridge has become essential to our overall cybersecurity strategy.”
“Without complete visibility into the system and a continued patching process, SAP can be particularly vulnerable to internal and external cybersecurity threats,” added SecurityBridge CEO Christoph Nagy. “We are proud to help Schneider Electric enhance the resiliency and stability of their business operations.”
For more information, visit securitybridge.com
WALLDORF, Germany, July 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced a new share repurchase program. The program, with a volume of up to €500 million, is planned to be executed in the period between August 1 and December 31, 2022. It will be implemented based on the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting of SAP SE on May 17, 2018, and in compliance with the restrictions set forth therein. Repurchased shares will primarily be used to service awards granted under share-based compensation plans for employees.
The new share repurchase program follows SAP's 2020 repurchase of around 14 million shares for about €1.5 billion and the repurchase of around 10 million shares for about €1 billion in the first half of 2022.
SAP's strategy is to help every business run as an intelligent enterprise. As a market leader in enterprise application software, we help companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: SAP customers generate 87% of total global commerce. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers' businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps supply people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology for companies so they can consume our software the way they want – without disruption. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables business and public customers across 25 industries globally to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and Excellerate people's lives. For more information, visit www.sap.com.
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Electronic components distributor Avnet traces its history back over 100 years to the store on New York’s “Radio Row” where founder Charles Avnet first sold surplus parts to hobbyists. The company soon began supplying manufacturers, opening its own assembly operation and warehouses across the country.
To better serve its industrial customers, it began building its first automated warehouses in the mid-1980s, run on homegrown logistics software, and then about 30 years ago put SAP’s ERP system at the heart of its business.
“SAP runs about 85-90% of our services,” says Avnet CIO Max Chan, who still runs SAP ECC on premises but sees advantages in adopting a cloud-native architecture to help Avnet increase margins and provide more value-added services in the face of fiercer competition and industry consolidation.
But while Avnet is taking up SAP on its encouragement of customers to migrate to its newer S/4HANA platform with a planned move to the cloud, Chan says, “The business cannot wait until the S/4HANA journey is completed to reap this benefit.”
That’s why Chan and his colleague Peter Robinson, Avnet’s VP of IT for the Americas and global applications, set out to build a suite of business cloud services around SAP that would enable them to respond more rapidly to the needs of the enterprise.
Starting with a new data hub, the electronics distributor has moved away from its older, expensive-to-maintain ETL interfaces toward a series of microservices and self-service APIs providing real-time access to data in Microsoft’s Azure cloud, a project that has earned Avnet a CIO 100 Award for IT innovation and leadership.
Developing the new self-service capabilities while planning the S/4HANA upgrade, rather than after, has saved Avnet “five to seven years” on its cloud roadmap, Chan estimates. “As we move on to S/4HANA, the architecture is already in place for us to be able to move SAP on to the same environment,” he says.
Improving Avnet’s quoting process was among the first tasks the development team tackled. Because they were working in a more modern environment, Robinson says, they were able to add six or seven new services to the quote tool, including things no one thought they could add to their legacy tool such as external data insights into competitor pricing and stock levels.
The new system makes it easier to refresh quotes in response to price changes, which has been particularly beneficial throughout the pandemic due to wild swings in component availability and in demand for various electronics products. With customers placing orders up to 12 or even 24 months ahead, Avnet’s sales staff must refresh quotes whenever prices change significantly. Previously, they would receive a list of products for which prices had changed and be left to figure things out for themselves. Now, says Robinson, “We can tell them all the line items that have been impacted, and we can automatically call an API and create a quote, and then send that quote to Salesforce and say, ‘Go and talk to the customer.’”
One of the guiding principles for the business cloud services project was that it all had to be accomplished within the existing resource envelope: There was no new budget for capital expenditure, but any savings made on existing activities could be redeployed elsewhere to support the project.
That also meant no new hiring, so Robinson set out to get his existing team of legacy on-premises SAP certified reskilled for the cloud.
As Chan describes it, “He took his legacy application team, and said, ‘Look, I want you to stop thinking of yourself as a sales and distribution expert in SAP, stop thinking of yourselves as a materials management functional consultant in SAP. Start thinking of yourself as more of a domain thought leader in sales execution, in material management, in warehouse management.”
Experienced IT professionals, they had intimate knowledge of the company, its business processes and data, lacking only the knowledge of newer ways of doing things. They filled the knowledge gap with Microsoft’s Azure certifications and other training.
Working within tight resource constraints, Avnet found a way to get maximum value out of educational opportunities such as the Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs), where an enterprise’s business team works with Microsoft software architects to envision roadmaps, define architecture, or develop prototypes of the applications they need.
Robinson says he drew on his experience of past courses: “Back in my SAP days, I’d come out of a course wishing I’d done some pre-work, because I was left with more questions. Then a couple months later, I wished I could do the course again because I felt I could take more in.”
When Microsoft suggested that Avnet move some of its data into the cloud in order to get the most out of an MTC session, Robinson says he went a step further: “We put our data into the cloud — a lot of it. And then we built first pass applications for the things we were trying to achieve.”
Because they had done their homework, the Avnet developers were able to turn what might have been a two-day session on getting started into an opportunity to take what they had built and make it work at scale.
“That showed huge benefits because the team left the sessions with real answers to real problems that they were then able to go and build on,” says Robinson.
Wrapping the old ERP system in cloud-based microservices has saved Avnet’s sales team money and time that they can devote to higher-value work, increasing sales and profitability.
Chan says the project has been transformative in other ways, too.
“The business is seeing IT in a very different light now with this success, to the extent that IT is now part of the strategic priorities for the entire organization. Instead of being seen as a supporting organization, we are a key component,” he says.
In the next wave of transformation, he plans to take a more holistic approach, ensuring that what the core software team has learned can also serve other IT teams working on infrastructure or security.
And while the business cloud services team has achieved much with little, he plans to ask for a bigger budget as the company’s appetite for transformation increases. “We learned a great lesson through delivering this with minimal incremental spend,” he says, “but we need to be smarter about it and there are better ways. There are certain things that, if we had gotten more money, we would have been able to do a lot more things sooner.”
SAP is partnering with Saudi Aramco in creating a new solutions platform to enable Saudi Aramco to launch a digital business marketplace with thousands of Saudi Aramco buyers and suppliers in partnership with SAP Ariba.
Saudi Aramco says the move forms part of its digital transformation strategy and will help it and its global subsidiaries to manage and simplify real-time collaboration between their buyers and suppliers.
The deal will make it Saudi Arabia’s first company that will run solutions on the SAP Cloud Hub, which will launch shortly as part of SAP’s four-year SAR 285 million investment plan in the Kingdom. As a result, the firm will be able to run cloud-based business applications to optimize business processes and costs, and enhance customer and provider relationships.
Using SAP Ariba, Saudi Aramco can capitalize on several solution functionalities, including e-Bidding, e-Sourcing, Contracts Life-Cycle Management and provider Onboarding, to create a collaborative supply chain environment that will enhance supply chain efficiency and open wider business opportunities for the local and regional supplier-base.
SAP Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world’s largest Internet-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners. Companies around the world use the software to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver.
“Saudi Aramco is showing global leadership in digital business innovation in the oil and gas sector. Through the SAP Cloud Hub, SAP continues to co-innovate with the Kingdom’s leading players to drive Saudi Vision 2030 digital transformation and support Saudi job creation through our academies,” said Ahmed Al-Faifi, Managing Director of SAP Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Yemen.
“Using the Ariba business platform, Saudi Aramco buyers and suppliers can gain new levels of business competitiveness, and simpler, smarter sourcing. SAP fully supports Saudi Aramco’s digital transformation agenda for long-term and sustainable business and economic growth” said Mohammad AlZaubi, Global Director for Saudi Aramco, SAP.
Through the SAP Ariba source-to-pay applications, buyers and suppliers worldwide have benefitted from 60 percent lower costs, at least 50 percent greater efficiency, at least 5 percent more sales, and about 15 percent improved customer retention.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and PORTLAND, Ore., July 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Devo Technology, the cloud-native logging and security analytics company, and RHONDOS, the leader in security and observability for SAP, today announced an integrated solution—SAP PowerConnect for Devo—to simplify how organizations manage and monitor security and performance of SAP systems.
The SAP PowerConnect for Devo solution enables organizations to unlock the value of SAP transaction data by leveraging the power of the Devo platform, taking advantage of Devo’s rich data visualizations, alerting capabilities, and analytics. Access to crucial SAP performance and security data allows organizations to reduce costly downtime of business-critical SAP systems and readily identify impacted systems during potential security incidents.
"Security teams are faced not just with more threats than ever before, but have to sift through more data than ever," said Upesh Patel, SVP of corporate development at Devo. "The partnership between Devo and RHONDOS gives our customers one centralized source of information that combines all of their application log data — including allowing for the ingest of on-premise SAP data — and provides full visibility into their security environment. Security teams are now able to take massive amounts of complex data and access it in an easily digestible way that enables analysts to detect and respond to threats faster."
By enabling the correlation of SAP and non-SAP data, the new solution unlocks contextual insights to help organizations to shift from a reactive to proactive SAP monitoring approach. With SAP PowerConnect for Devo, users will gain a holistic understanding of business health and supporting processes, allowing them to:
“By bringing SAP PowerConnect to market-leading solutions like Devo, RHONDOS is enabling the SOC to get more out of their data and in a more streamlined and efficient way,” said Brant Hubbard, CEO of RHONDOS. “Organizations have long been plagued by inadequate solutions for monitoring their SAP data as a part of their security posture and this partnership will now enable them to more quickly and simply analyze their most critical systems.”
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To learn more about SAP PowerConnect for Devo, view the solution brief and join Devo’s Director of Technology Alliances, Ash Patel and RHONDOS’ Solution Architect, Brian Bates on August 2nd at 1:00 PM ET for a webinar on how you can harness the power of your SAP data with SAP PowerConnect for Devo.
Devo is the only cloud-native logging and security analytics platform that releases the full potential of your data to empower bold, confident action. With unrivaled scale to collect all of your data without compromise, speed to supply you immediate access and answers, and clarity to focus on the signals that matter most, Devo is your ally in protecting your organization today and tomorrow. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Devo is backed by Insight Partners, Georgian, TCV, General Atlantic, Bessemer Venture Partners, Kibo Ventures and Eurazeo. Learn more at www.devo.com.
The RHONDOS team is committed to partnering with you to make you the SAP hero in your organization. We are the experts of PowerConnect for the North American market and provide first-line Support and Implementation Services that facilitate maximum return on investment when ingesting SAP security logs, performance metrics, and business data into your observability platform of choice. See what is now possible with SAP at www.rhondos.com.
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