5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 5, 2016
While there were occasional support issues, these were expected and did not exceed reasonable resolution time. This was a significant project and overall all went extremely well.
You can make the business case, but you must engage in negotiation. You cannot simply avoid it based on the very high list price.
Excellent performance. Migraiton was very low impact.
OS was installed by partner, but we should have insisted that we lay down our own operating system image.
I wish we could have confirmed a completely scale-up model instead of needing to hedge and buy additional devices for scaling out.
Get the Help Desk involved earlier--engaging with users and participating in changes, especially updates to SAP GUI, Go Live validation and global triage.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jul 28, 2016
Our organization has had relatively minor issues with ASE. We maintain over 30 databases at around 5TB each and have had excellent performance with virtually no downtime.
Keep up to date with all the new functionally and take advantage of it.
The performance of ASE is exceptional and maintenance of the product itself is easy.
The interactions with the incident team. All the cases are initially done via the web and generally, handle through web interactions.
Change their interactions with how incidents are handled. The only interaction is via email.
Allocate the initial size and space allocations differently.
everything was easy and went as planned
2 out of 5.0, Reviewed Mar 16, 2016
We installed it early on. The cost was over 3 million per half terabyte at the time. We have been using it for 2 years now and it still has a way to go and in our minds has not met the marketing promises that were claimed. However we have been happy with the ability to offload laborsome SAP ERP transactions and accelerate them.
SAP consultants who installed our HANA appliance left us with only only of our nodes running. We had to bring them in several times. Make sure you get top consultants and that they have had multiple successfull installations, also double check their work along the way.
It does improve speed tremendously and has allowed us to take month end processes and reduce processing time from days to hours, yes, days to hours, that is not an exaggeration. This has dramtically decreased our end of period closings by moving transactions to be processed off of the ERP system into Hana.
No way to stop even one analytical user from taking the whole system down. Rebuilding data in memory is timely so when it goes down it takes a significant amount of time to refresh. The backup and restore as well as the load time need to be matured. I do not in general appreciate the vendor reps at conferences drastically overstating what is possible and making it sound like what is working now. There is definitely a massive gap in the marketing and the actual functionality and unfortunately the early customers seem to be paying the biggest price.
Not market a product that is not fully productionized. Some of their authors and out spoken proponents were not able to answer the most basic of questions. Many times we as the customer have felt like we were their QA and Development department.
Wait for a while until SAP has more time to develop and mature the technology. Still in early 2015 they have a long ways to go to truly making this operational as a analytical and operational platform.
Still a work in progress, but we found a niche now that it will work for in transaction accelleration.
We felt like we were their satellite QA and Development departments.
It took way too long to implement and the top consultant team from the vendor left the appliance only funcitoning on one node instead of multiple nodes. We had to be completely enveloped in the entire process to make sure it was successful.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 8, 2015
Quick implementation and better performance in use.
Negotiate with SAP and inform your accountant. Be very carefully with promises to the customer.
With a good impementation it would be a very quiet implementation for your users.
It would have been wise to inform our accountant before implementation, since we were migrating data.
2 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 4, 2015
Expensive, very pushy and create an envirnment that you have no choice but move to HANA. SAP HANA is not required for most organizations at this point.
Develop ROI and go slow, let others be on bleeding edge. no rush to go now and ECC is working fine. Only few applications working with big data (Walmart, air traffic ontrollers, Amazon, etc.) need to leverage the speed of HANA, others have adequate performance with current SAP implementation. Too expensive for the value claiming you will get.
Latest technology and will be good for few years from now.
Cost, lack of need for most organizations at this point.
Not sell it like this, and allow us to continue to use our current investment.
Develop a good ROI, rather than listen to the vendor.
Expensive hardware, software and implementation with lots of training , low value
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