At 40 years old, I do not consider myself to be an old fogie. With that being said, I think back to tethered remotes to the cable box (remember the A/B switch?) and remember spending hours playing Techno Bowl at the Mall and later thinking how cool I was to be wearing my company issued pager (they gave those to the important people…right?). I purchased my first desktop for $1500, was top of the line and dealt in storage of MB, not GB or TB.
Later generations have enjoyed a tremendous amount of technology growth. Cell phones, laptops, tablets, and most importantly, the internet, have made information immediately available. You want to know the current weather in Cincinnati, the statistics from your favorite Lacrosse Team, or watch every video from the Black Eyed Peas, no problem. Pop open your device of choice and you are on your way to information in an instant. So, what’s next?
Information consumption is going to continue to RISE! This not only goes for access to consumer information, but as the kids of today turn into the leaders of tomorrow, access to information is going to be expected…immediately. Why would someone think that it is necessary to wait a day to extract data out of ERP to populate a data warehouse to review information? The new expectation is that information is going to be available at the push of a button. SAP SoH (Suite on HANA) provides the tool to be able to access information in “Real Real-Time”. Merging transactions and analytics together to immediately be able to react to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is where some of the gold nuggets can be found around the value of HANA (search SAP Smart Business for more info).
The question that you should now be thinking about: “How do I get to Suite on HANA?” The answer is simple: itelligence. You need a stable partner that can do more than just spell H-A-N-A. itelligence can sell, implement, host, and provide overall support for HANA. In addition, itelligence is one of a select few that has been certified to host HANA in the cloud. As with all SAP products, we can guide our customers through the entire lifecycle of SAP products and become your SAP Partner of Choice! Find out how we can help!