Gartner Research

SAP's Business Suite on Hana Will Significantly Impact SAP Users

Published: 01 February 2013

ID: G00247476

Analyst(s): Nigel Rayner , Yefim Natis , Donald Feinberg , Daniel Sholler , Massimo Pezzini , Derek Prior

Summary

The announcement of SAP Business Suite on Hana is a significant step for both the Business Suite and the future credibility of Hana as a technology platform. However, SAP has execution challenges to overcome. This research analyzes the implications for CIOs, ERP managers and business leaders.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The announcement of SAP Business Suite on Hana makes Hana a DBMS deployment option for existing SAP users and SAP's preferred option for new users
  • The integration of analytics with transaction processing in SAP Business Suite on Hana provides potential benefits but means many users must rethink their strategy for NetWeaver BW and analytic applications
  • A successful rollout of SAP Business Suite on Hana will validate the Hana DBMS as a general-purpose platform, will bolster SAP's position as a key technology provider with customers, and will validate the use of in-memory technology for corporate applications

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