With the announcement of SAP Business Suite powered by HANA, SAP is very happy to have another opportunity to renew our promise of innovation to customers. SAP Business Suite powered by HANA is one of most exciting offerings yet, and it falls right in line with SAP’s focus on real-time applications, which will be at the forefront of SAP’s strategy for the next 5 to 10 years. Most users want data and information, but in this day and age – as SAP’s co-founder Hasso Plattner said –”we don’t want to wait more than three seconds.”
Nor do we want to wait 6 to 12 months to implement innovations. We want our implementations to be ‘Fast & Simple’ – so that’s why SAP is planning to release rapid-deployment offerings for the SAP Business Suite powered by HANA in Q1 2013.(Actually, the first wave of this offering – CRM on HANA – is available now!) Designed to enable customers to go-live in less than six months, this rapid-deployment option includes implementation services, pre-configured software, for a fixed price, and at a fixed cost. For those of you not familiar with SAP Rapid Deployment solutions, it is SAP’s offering that makes implementing SAP more like assembling pre-built components, factory-style, rather than starting every project with a blank sheet of paper. See this video to learn more about rapid-deployment solutions:
What this should signify to our customers is that innovations from SAP are not just about the innovations themselves, but also in how we are delivering them. Simply put, the new direction of SAP is to bring innovations to market using rapid-deployment solutions.
According to Co-CEO Jim Hageman Snabe, “Across all markets, we will leverage our unique solutions approach with rapid deployment solutions, becoming the new norm in how to deliver value at high speed to customers.“
SAP rapid-deployment solutions are available in nearly all SAP’s innovative areas:
The SAP HANA Operational Reporting rapid-deployment solution enhances visibility through the usage of SAP in-memory technology to ensure optimum performance even with high data volumes (which cannot currently be provided without In-Memory technology) for key reporting areas like Financial, Sales, Shipping and Purchasing Reports.
SAP Sybase Unwired Platform rapid-deployment solution, our mobile enterprise application platform designed to simplify the task of creating applications which connect business data to mobile devices.
SAP Afaria rapid-deployment solution, our mobile device management platform, which makes IT management easier, and helps connect mobile devices to your company’s network.
SAP ERP HCM Integration to SuccessFactors rapid-deployment solution , which allows organizations to transfer HR data, including basic employee, compensation planning, and analytics data, from SAP ERP HCM to SuccessFactors Business Execution, Integrating the entire pay-for-performance process, including transfer of compensation results from SuccessFactors to SAP ERP HCM and payroll
SAP Business Suite Integration with the Ariba Network rapid-deployment solution, which connects your back-end SAP software securely and reliably to the Ariba Network for procure to pay process and best practices for Ariba Procurement Content integration.
Cloud-Based Quick Starts – which allow you to leverage cloud-based, pre-configured environments for any of our RDS offerings.
For those afraid of being too far out on the cutting edge, SAP Rapid Deployment solutions are little bundles of “can do” that help take the risk out of adopting new technology. SAP put the packages together specifically to attain the business functionality promised. Then we try them, test them, and document them. All in all, it’s a defined approach with clear business outcomes that you know will work, allowing you rapid value and low risk on SAP’s newest innovations:
We will continue to craft solutions that best fit customer needs, provide a simplified way to deploy those solutions, and help our customers understand their options. SAP Business Suite powered by HANA is just one of the exciting offerings we will be bringing to market via rapid-deployment in the coming years!