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Author's profile photo Subhankar Pattanayak

3 HANA use cases that can shape the future

In one of earlier blogs, i had mentioned about how HANA potential should be unleashed by Enterprises to make the world “run better“.

The new world is different.It has its own sets of challenges ( and opportunities). With burgeoning world population and rising middle class, the demand for limited resources is increasing. We are slowly observing more protectionism and defensive policies being put in place by governments. It also provides us an opportunity to innovate and optimally use our resources.

The HANA Use Case repository is a rich library of business cases where the problems are discussed. These are my pick of  3 business cases, where HANA is well positioned to shape the future.

1.) HANA empowers the organisations to tackle this issue by boosting supply chain effectiveness. It enables companies with sophisticated analyses and data that are beyond the reach of traditional supplier management and spend analysis applications. The real time power of HANA enables companies to take immediate steps to ensure certainty in supply networks.

2.) Specifically in the utilities sector, HANA with its real time analytics can process huge amount of data real time and ensure optimal distribution of energy.

SAP Smart Meter Analytics powered by HANA analyzes smart meter and interval data in seconds to provide insights that were not possible before. It delivers

  • Powerful Customer Insights
    Instantly aggregate data and analyze customer energy usage at any level of granularity and dimension
  • Advanced Customer Segmentation
    Precisely segment customers based on consumption patterns.

3.) Real Time Inventory Analysis by HANA is the pick no.3. As demonstrated by the customer, big data analysis became easier and inputs flowed back to the system which in turn enabled higher efficiency.

Effective use of technology can assuage the growing malice of scarcity. The concept of transforming huge data into actionable insights in real time is required. In these use cases, HANA enabled that and hence i chose them. Do you agree?

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
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      Well written article on HANA, definitely something everyone should read.Thank you for sharing!

      Author's profile photo aaron(yumin) feng
      aaron(yumin) feng

      the 3 points above which point out core competitiveness are just spot on, especially which reflects the concept of realizing near real-time big data processing and analyzing is just mind-blowing.  thank you very much!

      Author's profile photo Nikolaos Fiolitakis
      Nikolaos Fiolitakis

      I think tha you only understand the real beaty of HANA and of the in memory computing in  general by combining them in some Business Procesess.

      Think about the order to cash process with HANA in the  automotive industry. Think of it once with and once without HANA. I can not simulate the process in this comment but do you understand  the difference?

      Think about how HANA could change the corparate planning process? You could use HANA to totaly simulate new strategies for your company.

      You will tell me (criticize me) you can use any other application for that or even you can apply special software. Yes, but with HANA you stay in your environment. You copy existing corporate environment and simulate  strategies.

      But HANA reveals its real beauty combined with other applications is service oriented environment.  I mean in an environment which utilizes web services and  enterprise software integration. You could combine such an environment with other big data systems. You can create big data large scaled models and place them on the source of social and global macroeconomic data and extract the date permanently to your HANA application.

      Combine your enterprise data with the extern big data in you HANA and utilize all that in you business. To make it more sexy just think that your basic big data model utilizes Artificial Intelligence!

      Assume you are producing baby food. Having created this landscape You can ask the question? How many babies where born yesterday in Pensacola FL?  You can use this info to plan sales of your best selling brand.

      But you will tell me your best selling brand could change. Taste can shift?

      Yes, but you can utilize your likes in the Face book and the messages in the Twitter to oversee market sentiment.

      This huge information sliced the way I need can accompany me on my mobile every where. Das IT matter again?