How small does the required effort need to be to run an experiment if in the event of success you can be a hero?
How about a click and your PayPal® information to get access to a leading revenue assurance software running on HANA in the Amazon Cloud followed by a few steps to upload your data which you can then explore using a business intelligence interface designed for a business user?
For the past year or so, I have had the pleasure along with my colleague Wilson Ramos and a team from the SAP Co-Innovation Lab in Brazil to work with Choice Technologies on enabling their proven solution for energy theft and bad debt on SAP HANA – this is a utility-specific solution! For their effort, Choice was recognized as an SAP Pinnacle Award Finalist in 2013. In addition, Choice’s Revenue Intelligence©®-Portfolio 1.0 Solution was certified by SAP as Powered by SAP HANA®. The certification coupled with the availability of HANA in Cloud makes it possible for literally any customer – large or small – to jump online and have access to a very powerful solution.
The words “online” and “solution” are the ones that stands out to me. I often speak with employees at utilities who face business challenges just like any other employee does. And just like any other employee, these professionals need to, and more importantly want to present compelling and credible business cases to their management. Often times, a key obstacle is the burden of proof for “compelling” and “credible”. How do you meet the expectation without a large upfront investment of time and dollars? In other words, how can you run a low cost and quick experiment?
I believe the offering from Choice and SAP make running an experiment practical and the use case is killer. If you click here you will see the pricing
What do you think? Ready to be a hero?