Lives up to the expectation
May 30, 2022
Lives up to the expectation
Score 9 out of 10
SAP HANA, enterprise edition
Overall Satisfaction with SAP HANA Cloud
SAP S/4 Hana 1809 - PM, MM-IP, FI, ABAP, HCM, Real Estate. The reports are much faster if the code is optimized based on ABAP 7.5 syntaxes. Many tables are simplified, and new CDS views are introduced, which can be used to generate reports in a much-simplified manner. The product is consistently upgraded by SAP, and the 2020 version offers near-zero downtime during SP upgrades.
- Digital transformation
- Easy delta restore on tables
- Lesser memory issues
- Analytics capability on FIORI
- Table simplifications (no more cluster etc.)
- AI and ML algorithms as a part of SAP HANA DB offering
With the simplification of tables and code pushdown techniques, the technical debt has been reduced at least by 40%. Many BI reports are now sunset because of the analytical capabilities offered by SAP FIORI on HANA DB. Many transaction codes are now accessible directly as a FIORI tile. SAP HANA consistently adds more FIORI tiles, replacing the need to go to the SAP backend to execute a transaction via GUI. Side by Side extensions are easier and provides a quick turnaround.
JSON is used widely along with the SAP integration suite running on the SAP Cloud Platform, which is again based on SAP HANA DB. JSON makes it easier to communicate with non SAP systems as well as design quick apps. This is also helpful for low code no code scenarios. This is an important aspect of our business.
It has reduced dependency on BI reporting. We have suspended or removed many process chains because the simple analytical reports can now be generated through FIORI apps.
When you consider SAP HANA for your enterprise system needs, it's important to consider the complete offerings from SAP because, in the long run, it saves a lot of time and money, which will be spent on integrations. Needless to say that the support provided by SAP to maintain the products would also help to save money and onboard new products.
A lot of SAP notes every day, but it's OK. If the organization follows proper EH and SP upgrade cycles, it'll reduce the need to apply SAP notes every now and then and result in a more stable ERP system.
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This is the future. In-Memory computing is for real. SAP HANA is not a database, but it's a platform. SAP is now coming up with a new product suite. SAP is also trying to offer more test systems hosted in the cloud for nominal prices. SAP BTP is another great offering with a one-year trial subscription.