SAP HANA offers a powerful solution for organizations looking to run their business processes faster. But the real purpose behind SAP HANA is not just to run one application or line of business — it’s to use it to reimagine the business as a whole, from bringing new, innovative products and services to market, to innovating in the cloud. This special report explores the ways in which SAP HANA serves as a springboard for innovation for SAP customers. Steve Lucas, President of SAP Platform Solutions, opens the report with a look at how SAP HANA can radically simplify how an organization runs its business application, how it runs in the cloud, and how it capitalizes on macro-trends such as big data, the Internet of Things, and Industry 4.0. In the articles that follow, SAP partners continue this theme by exploring topics such as how to take SAP HANA to the cloud, how to transform analytics landscapes with SAP HANA, and how to ensure a successful SAP HANA deployment in modern customer landscapes.