SAP HANA and S/4 HANA

HANA

SAP HANA is the platform that provides real-time analytics and applications which helps customers to manage and analyse massive volumes of data instantly and cost effectively, while reducing IT complexity.

SAP HANA combines database, data processing, and application platform capabilities in-memory. The platform provides libraries for predictive, planning, text processing, spatial, and business analytics.

This new architecture enables converged OLTP and OLAP data processing within a single in-memory column-based data store with ACID compliance, while eliminating data redundancy and latency. By providing advanced capabilities, such as predictive text analytics, spatial processing, data virtualisation, on the same architecture, it further simplifies application development and processing across big data sources and structures. This makes SAP HANA the most suitable platform for building and deploying next-generation, real-time applications and analytics.

SAP HANA breaks traditional database barriers to simplify IT landscapes, eliminating data preparation, pre-aggregation, and tuning. You can instantly access huge volumes of structured and unstructured data, including text data, from different sources.

It transforms the way you run your business by reimagining business process, transactions, analytics, planning, predictive, and sentiment data processing on a single in-memory database so businesses can operate in real time. Now you can get immediate answers to really complex questions and make decisions like never before.

SAP HANA helps customers

•             Find valuable and actionable information from their mass amounts of data
•             Accelerate business processes with rapid analysis and reporting
•             Invent new business models and processes
•             Reduce Total cost of ownership (TCO) with less hardware and maintenance
•             With SAP In-Memory Computing customers get groundbreaking innovations in                 hardware and software.

What is In-Memory Computing?

In-memory computing is an innovative technology that improves business processes by combining rapid database transactions with real-time data analytics. This database system relies on main memory for data storage versus a disk storage mechanism which makes for faster access to the database and all associated information. The SAP HANA platform leverages in-memory computing to speed up data-intensive process, reduce complexity and accelerate the value delivered from IT. 

Interested in SAP HANA, but still not sure what it can do for your business? Take a look here

S/4HANA

SAP S/4HANA is a new product which is fully built on the SAP HANA platform and designed with SAP Fiori user experience, delivering massive simplification and innovations to help reinvent businesses. SAP S/4HANA is the logical successor, not legal successor for the SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA. SAP S/4HANA is not only fully built on SAP HANA; it‘s fully built for SAP HANA and is the new default for all SAP Business Suite deals.

SAP S/4HANA Simple Finance marks the first step in SAP’s S/4HANA road map for customers. Further simplifications for example Simple Logistics for other areas like logistics, inventory management and procurement will follow later in the year. 

To help enterprises run simple, SAP are breaking all limitations of the past. Building on 40 years of experience across industries, the new suite was built on the most advanced in-memory platform today – SAP HANA – and modern design principles with the SAP Fiori user experience (UX).

SAP S/4HANA delivers massive simplifications

•             customer adoption
•             data model
•             user experience
•             decision making
•             business processes and models

…and innovations 

•             Internet of Things
•             Big Data
•             Business Networks
•             Mobile-first

… to drive instant value across lines of business and industries. Deployable in the cloud, on-premise or hybrid, SAP S/4HANA offers real choice for a reduced total cost of ownership and full flexibility in executing your business and IT strategies.

In the digital economy, staying ahead of the competition through integrated processes, data, and networks to predict and simulate outcomes is the future. Being able to predict what your customers are likely to want, closing your books 72 hours earlier, better forecasting, segmenting pipeline, creating P&Ls on the fly, reinventing and simulating a business model…This is what it means to run real-time, run networked, and run simple.

SAP S/4 HANA: The easiest way to the next generation business suite

SAP S/4 HANA: A reimagined suite for reimagined business

SAP S/4 HANA: Delivering simplicity you need to succeed in the digital economy 

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