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Hana Proof of Concept? Considerations for quick wins in testing and evaluating HANA

by Christopher Carter

October 29, 2012

Companies using SAP are engaged in evaluation, of the new Hana in memory solution. As companies strive to justify and leverage these investments, executive management is looking for the following:

> Reliability in testing for your POC of Hana (NOT just a HW POC)

> ROI from the investment in new tools and applications (Try it before you buy it)

> Higher levels of acceptance, utilization and production from its user and technical communities

Companies are challenged in two areas: determining ways to access a fully functional SAP Hana system where SAP users can construct Proof of Concept and Conference Room Pilot environments to experiment with this new SAP functionality ­ with full control and usability and no disruption to your production environment. This also has to remain secure while offering full Hana Studio access to a fully configured SAP Hana Cloud that allows you to grasp the new Hana solution, build upon knowledge needed in the complex issue of SAP, all while not having to install, service or support the solution.

When speaking to organizations looking at issues for HANA we have noticed the 1st pain is the complete lack of knowledge on the solution, what it can do and what is a true business use case for them. Our PoC solution allows you to begin that process immediately and allows you to leverage Hana with a PoC and to not get pigeon holed with one specific hardware appliance provider.

One of the next concerns is about in-house skills.  This has become a major situation as Hana is NOT the same knowledge base as Core SAP. What we came up with over 13 months ago was the ability to provide Post Production Support (PPS) for those firms not up to speed yet and who need some support for a few weeks, months or longer.

Some larger trends that we have viewed come to the AWS cloud solutions and the need for folks to use Hana either on-site or in AWS.  We find their needs to be a stronger knowledge of Hana as AWS WILL NOT provide SAP Hana support for you, they provide the infrastructure support NOT the Hana support, we have become engaged both by SAP & AWS to support firms with this need, which is becoming more prevalent.

This is where the cloud comes in: I invite you to explore HANA options to jump right into your research without waiting for hardware or time to build an on-site system. You can immediately deliver capabilities to numerous staff members for assessment and acclimation. build upon knowledge needed in the complex issue of SAP, all while not having to install, service or support the solution.

 

About Approyo: Approya has invested over two years working hand in hand with SAP experts in creating a reliable, fully functional SAP Hana cloud solution to address this need. This offering will enable any SAP client to access their own fully functional SAP Hana  environment for Proof of Concept and experimentation purposes. Your “cloud” is highly secured and only accessed/used by your organization and requires NO internal resources (systems/ or technical staff) to utilize (Only to do a Hana Studio implementation). This solution is intended for non-production utilization as an alternative to buying/sup porting incremental servers whereby we handle the hosting of your Hana cloud instance –in 17 minutes!! As confirmed by select trial users of this offering, “the Silver Lining SAP Cloud Solution” adds tremendous value throughout the SAP POC process and is ideal for rapid, low-cost access to a fully functional Hana environment.

Contact Approyo for more details on The Silver Lining® Cloud for your SAP Hana Proof of Concept. Sign up and go through a normal SAP log on GUI pad or on an Ipad or thru the web. You will have full Hana Studio access to a fully configured SAP Hana Cloud that allows you to grasp the new Hana solution, build upon knowledge needed in the complex issue of SAP, all while not having to install, service or support the solution.

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