One common myth with SAP HANA is that slow implementations can be costly. Traditionally, on-premises SAP HANA projects can take months to fully deploy. The longer it takes to deploy SAP HANA, the longer it takes to realize the ROI benefits.
There are speed benefits to being closer to the HANA production lines. Close geographic proximity puts your data nanoseconds away from the SAP HANA cloud engine. This is what happens when your application exists in the same data center as the HANA cloud. This type of speed is possible when you have a physical data center infrastructure that allows you to incubate, test, and grow IT environments that have a nanosecond access to HANA cloud.
Faster access improves flexibility because it allows you to grow an SAP HANA database, add new apps, and expand your geographic footprint giving you the lowest cost, greater speed, and least disruption. Having HANA in the cloud allows the service provider to focus on delivering an SAP HANA solution so that your IT department doesn’t have to accommodate a new platform and manage yet another system.
It’s unfortunate that SAP HANA has a reputation of being very complex and hard to deploy, especially with an on premise solution. By moving an on-premises solution to the cloud, it allows your service provider to take care of complex configurations for you.
While some businesses may be hampered by a complex on-premises solution, having the right provider will make it easy to get customizations up and running quickly and easily. This allows the service provider to manage and optimize your SAP HANA implementation, so that your IT department doesn’t have to.
What if your company doesn’t have an analytics tool; can you still get the
benefits from all of those legacy systems that have disparate data that need to be combined into one dataset?