Yesterday on January 10, 2013, SAP AG announced the availability of SAP ® Business Suite powered by SAP HANA ®. The global press event took place simultaneously in New York, Frankfurt and Palo Alto. SAP senior executives including Co-Founder and Chairman Hasso Plattner, Executive Board Member for Technology and Innovation Vishal Sikka, and President of Sales and Global Management Board Member Robert Enslin discussed the next wave of innovation around real-time applications and explained how SAP is redefining business, markets and the meaning of real-time. For more details please view the recorded session and read the official SAP Newsroom press release.
SAP University Alliances Professors who joined this global press event onsite expressed their excitement about the upcoming changes:
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“SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA creates opportunities to innovate business education, including in logistics where students can now be shown how SAP HANA enables organizations to run their supply plans multiple times on demand, explore “what-if” scenarios, and optimize their supply plans. And as University Alliances enhances the Global Bike, Inc. teaching case with “big data,” students will gain further value in exploring analytic scenarios in logistics and beyond. VSU looks forward to contributing to the SAP HANA @ UA initiative!”
Ray Boykin, Virginia State University
“I am impressed with SAP’s speed in enabling business processes on HANA. As Vishal Sikka said, one of the key areas that will drive value for organizations is re-thinking their business processes now that HANA enables real-time insight into organizations’ “big data.” I look forward to supporting University Alliances’ efforts to evolve the Business Process Management curriculum to take advantage of SAP HANA!”
Yvonne Antonucci, Widener University
“I congratulate SAP in following up in-memory analytics on HANA with the SAP Business Suite on HANA. This creates new opportunities to enhance education of business processes and analytics, including the power of predictive analytics to improve process execution. I look forward to contributing to the University Alliances’ HANA curriculum!”
Bob Szymanski, Georgia Southern University
SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA creates new opportunities to educate students in dynamic thinking. Students expect data to be real time, and SAP HANA will enable enhanced real-life experiences in the classroom. I look forward to contributing to creating academic content for the “Use Cases” at SAPHANA.com…these will be a truly valuable classroom resource. And it’s exciting to hear about broad use of “design thinking” across SAP and now with SAP customers!”
Sue Metzger, Villanova University
Attendees Nancy Jones of California State University and Ashley Davis of San Jose State University discussing the impact of SAP Business Suite on HANA on the SAP University Alliances program and the needto balance change and curriculum development. Further professors attending the global press event in Palo Alto: Fawzi Noman, Sam Houston State University and Professor Simha Magal, from the University Grand Valley State University.
Two Webinars dedicated to the announcement Business Suite Powered by SAP HANA will be offered exclusively to SAP University Alliances members on Monday, January 14, 2013 (7 am PST, 10 am EST and 4 pm CET), and Tuesday, January 15 2013 (7:30 am CET and 2:30 pm SGT). Register here. If you are unable to watch the webinar live – the recording will be available here a few hours later.
Join the webinar presented by Ann Rosenberg, Head of Global University Alliances, to hear about University Alliances’ future strategic initiatives and opportunities for students and professors. You are welcome to submit your questions prior to the webinars via e-mail.
We look forward to welcoming you to the webinars next week!
Head of Global University Alliances