The question isn't "For" or "Against" SAP HANA, but "When"?

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Published on February 5, 2014

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Continuously increasing volumes of data to be processed, the necessity to take real-time decisions and regular add-ons to the existing infrastructure all drive demand for more agile ERP systems. For SAP users this means that at some point they have to decide to adopt new technologies such as the HANA in-memory-technology. Whilst in general the future direction may seem clear, it remains difficult to decide on the right moment when an investment will best pay off. “A sound business case makes the decision easier,” says Diana Bohr, CTO of West Trax, a company with extensive experience in the analysis of ERP systems. Bohr says, “What is really important is not only to decide to make an investment in HANA but to ensure maximum added-value is derived from it. Facts are needed to establish which processes in a system will profit most from HANA and in what way“.

The question is not For or Against SAP HANA, but When? Continuously increasing volumes of data to be processed, the necessity to take real-time decisions and regular add-ons to the existing infrastructure all drive demand for more agile ERP systems. For SAP users this means that at some point they have to decide to adopt new technologies such as the HANA in-memory-technology. Whilst in general the future direction may seem clear, it remains difficult to decide on the right moment when an investment will best pay off. “A sound business case makes the decision easier,” says Diana Bohr, CTO of West Trax, a company with extensive experience in the analysis of ERP systems. Bohr says, “What is really important is not only to decide to make an investment in HANA but to ensure maximum added-value is derived from it. Facts are needed to establish which processes in a system will profit most from HANA and in what way“. Filter out the relevant transactions Not all transactions in a system will profit equally from an in-memory database. Therefore it is particularly important to know which processes will obviously benefit the most and to optimise the system accordingly. “20% of all transactions may provide up to 80% of the benefit realised through SAP HANA,“ Bohr explains. That means that the focus should be on the processes, as well as on modernising the infrastructure and updating the whole system. Bohr says experience has shown that CIO’s often make their decisions without exact knowledge of really important key system data. Important: data quality Primarily HANA accelerates business suite applications that already work efficiently. Workarounds, processes outside of SAP and inefficient or low performance custom code programs will not get the best benefit from HANA. Also manual actions and idle periods will not profit from the in-memory technology either. All the processes involved in the system cannot be accelerated in the same way. “The higher the data quality provided for Copyright West Trax International Ltd January 2014 Page 1 of 2

an analytical process within SAP, the greater will be the benefit from HANA,” Diana Bohr states. Intelligent assessments For the establishment of a business case West Trax takes a critical look at the client’s ERP systems and examines the following conditions. What do all the individual processes look like? Does the enterprise explicitly use SAP core processes or does it rely mainly on individual in-house customisation? Are the processes standardised and efficient or have they evolved historically? “Redundant data from different sources with different content cannot deliver reliable and resilient results,” Diana Bohr says. An assessment requiring minimal client resources rapidly provides decision makers with neutral, automated ratings that offer resilient facts that can establish a firm foundation for comprehensible decisions. Combining facts and intuition During its analysis West Trax considers analytical as well as transactional processes. Only a very clear identification of all relevant transactions in a system will ensure the compilation of a comprehensive business case. Bohr says, “Ultimately the question should not be “Do we need HANA?” but “How can we use HANA in the most effective way?” “You cannot and surely don`t want to stop progress so it’s best to start thinking about HANA early“. Copyright West Trax International Ltd January 2014 Page 2 of 2

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