Sure, everybody wishes their system would be faster, but there are those long-running processes which we kick off and look at their result later. Either we have a coffee in between (and forget about our business question in between) or wait until “tomorrow”. Examples are probably a dunning run or an MRP run.
Now, imagine that any such processes would run say a hundred times faster. Instead of waiting 2 minutes you would get a result in 10 seconds. Instead of waiting 2 hours you would wait 10 minutes.
Would that make any difference to you or your business users?
Here are my questions to you:
1) What are those long-running transactions / business processes which you wish would be shorter?
2) If it were 100 times faster, would that make an actual difference in running your business? Could you do things much better than before? Would you do them differently?
Thanks for your thoughts,
Oliver (from SAP’s Office of the CTO)