Nine Reasons Why SAP HANA Could Transform Your Business

Before I delve into the benefits of SAP HANA, let me first explain what it is. SAP High-performance Analytic Appliance (HANA) is a data warehouse appliance for processing high volumes of operational and transactional data in real-time. It uses in-memory analytics, an approach that queries data stored in random access memory (RAM) instead of on hard disk or flash storage.

The engine of the real-time enterprise, SAP HANA provides a foundation on which to build a new generation of applications. Knowing that, here are a few ways in which SAP HANA could transform your business.

1. Speed

SAP HANA enables users to analyse large quantities of data in real-time, from virtually any source. It analyses current point-of-sale data, empowering your organisation to review segmentation, merchandising, inventory management and forecasting information at the speed of thought, on any device, anywhere, anytime.

2. Agility

Pull up-to-the-minute data from multiple sources. Quickly analyse consumer sentiment and promotion effectiveness. It can rapidly analyse the impact of short term supply, demand fluctuations and last minute orders, rationalize large volumes of point-of-sale and channel data to gain insights into inventory movement.

3. Insights

SAP HANA integrates structured and unstructured data from internal and external sources and can work on detailed data without aggregations. It can be integrated into a wide range of enterprise environments, allowing it to handle data from Microsoft SQL Server and other databases.

4. Complex Predictive Analysis

In the past, analytics has meant preconfigured dashboards, long wait times on custom reports and the inability to define future expectations. SAP HANA allows you to quickly and easily create ad-hoc views without needing to know the data or query type. These faster reactions to articulated queries allow you to hone your processes to outpace the competition.

5. Applications

The SAP HANA Application provides many benefits to organisations today. For example:

  • The processing power of HANA enables real-time profitability reporting.
  • Immediate and flexible insights into workforce composition and dynamics, and segmenting massive volumes of customer data at unparalleled speeds.

6. Cloud

SAP HANA powers the next generation enterprise cloud. A single location stack enables real-time collaboration, processing and planning. The highly robust cloud service allows quick deployment of current and next generation applications, scaled to your business needs, and your data is secured through the entire cloud solution with independently audited standards of data security and governance.

7. Innovation

An early innovator for in-memory computing, its configurability, easy integration and revolutionary capabilities make it flexible enough for virtually anything your business requires, including:

  • Energy management
  • Real-time transit routing
  • Software piracy detection and prevention.

8. Simplicity

Use SAP HANA to reduce or eliminate data aggregation, indexing, mapping and exchange-transfer-load needed in complex data warehouses. Incorporate pre-packaged business logic, in-memory calculations and optimisation for multicore 64-bit processors and spend less on real-time computing.

Fewer layers = simpler landscape = lower cost.

9. Value

SAP HANA’s unique capabilities make it possible to optimize your business in ways you might never have considered previously. Real-time reporting and speed-of-thought analysis will help you capture incremental revenue and realize cost savings, adding real value to your business.

SAP HANA can help you unlock value by optimizing revenue sources, micro-targeting offers planning and forecasting with confidence.

About Sapphire Systems

Sapphire Systems offers comprehensive implementation, consultancy, training and support services of business management solutions, most notably, SAP Business One, Infor10 Financials Business (SunSystems) and Infor10 Enterprise Asset Management (EAM).

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