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It’s not our perspective, it’s our customer’s: Medtronic’s HANA implementation was fast and successful because SAP Services was involved in the entire process. A steering committee was formed early on that included Medtronic and SAP executives.The implementation team consisted primarily of SAP consultants and internal Medtronic resources to ensure that SAP HANA was deployed most efficiently.

Medtronic operates in a highly regulated industry and couldn’t take any chances with this implementation. They needed to guarantee their business needs were fully met to achieve these goals:

  • Fast connection back into to their development organization
  • Direct knowledge transfer without an integrator in the middle
  • Strong, collaborative project environment
  • Small, digestible deployments for easy business consumption

The outcome: “We actually thought our implementation was fast…in our industry with the regulations and the amount of testing we have to do to release reports that have to go to the FDA, it was pretty fast.” Hear more from Steve Teichman, IT Director for Business Intelligence at Medtronic.

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