Today, in a competitive environment, businesses cannot afford to have misconceptions, and especially those involving SAP HANA! Migrating to SAP HANA is a big deal for many, because of the costs involved. As the SAP HANA platform can be daunting to many, it always pays to take an in-depth look at some of the myths and their idiosyncrasies.
The sooner you get rid of all the myths, the better it is for you since the 21st century sees a guaranteed rise in SAP HANA based applications.
Misconception #1: I don’t have an existing analytics solution therefore I don’t need SAP HANA.
Let’s face it: even large legacy systems have huge loads of data. It requires an intensive effort to handle these data workloads. SAP HANA can certainly help you increase your business efficiency.
Misconception #2: SAP HANA is not compatible with any of my industry solutions.
SAP HANA, being new, cannot support all features, but it does support many. Once these features have been optimized, they will readily work in compatibility mode. There is no doubt about it.
Misconception #3: Implementing SAP HANA is Very Complex.
The On-Premise option allows the scaling down of complexity associated with configurations. Saving the IT department a lot of headache, the service provider can easily customize the flexible SAP HANA infrastructure to get in-tune with latest industry standards. This flexibility and adaptability in optimizing is very important and is in stark contrast to many legacy systems.
Misconception #4: SAP HANA is only available On-Cloud.
Not just the On-Cloud but there is an On-Premise option as well. That being said, this On-Premise option not only has the same speed but also has the TDI (Tailored Data Center Integration) approach. This approach enables the reduction in hardware costs as existing hardware can be scaled-up. Also, the client gets a personalized and customized feel.
Misconception #5: The Fundamental Goal of SAP HANA is to Accelerate Data Processing
Although SAP HANA can crunch data in less time, this cannot be enough reason to migrate from another platform. Basically, SAP HANA helps businesses to cope with the changing trends in Big Data and IoT with a flexibility not seen anywhere else.
Bonus Misconception: SAP HANA Takes Months to Deploy.
This myth is probably the most propagated and widely circulated. Nothing can be further from the truth!
Cloud-based SAP HANA can be deployed in less than a week. In fact, Cloud-based HANA enables a lowering of the total cost of ownership.
At the start of the business day you have to take risks…and face the result at the end of day! As far as SAP HANA is concerned, the risk is a safe and calculated one with the result being…a pleasant RoI!