SAP HANA adoption presents opportunities and challenges for older generation products
September 25, 2019

SAP HANA adoption presents opportunities and challenges for older generation products

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Software Version

SAP HANA, enterprise edition

Overall Satisfaction with SAP HANA

SAP HANA forms the core of our digital enterprise. We are using SAP Business Suite on HANA and plan to use other SAP products on HANA in the future.
  • It provides a path for adoption of future SAP solutions on the same platform.
  • It makes access to data easier and faster using HANA Studio.
  • Provides OLAP and OLTP capabilities.
  • There is often confusion between the database and product suite bearing the same name.
  • There seems to a wide portfolio of products that utilize HANA, and the product road map of tools seem to overshadow the core native functionalities.
  • Improved data collection and consolidation by being the single platform of choice for SAP.
  • Maintenance on a new platform was an initial challenge, but that has improved over time.
Partially beneficial. HANA studio and querying are widely used, but still have a way to go for analytical usage.
Spatial and Graphs are not very useful at the moment, due to a lack of application support. We would like to utilize more of its document store and text capabilities.
We have started embedding more logic into HANA data extracts. However, old relational DBMS habits die hard. Large queries do run fast. Learning and training to utilize HANA is a work in progress and will allow us to use HANA better.
HANA was the only choice for our SAP Business Suite installation because it provided a path to future SAP solutions.
Overall, it works as expected and delivers the value promised. SAP's application tools using HANA are still evolving. Training and learning still present a barrier to utilization

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Digital core for SAP applications, especially working with larger databases, is a good fit for HANA.
However, there are specialized suites available that may be more suitable for some applications because they include a good application package.