It has been a while since I last blogged here on SCN. Partially I needed to find a my way and also I was looking for additional sources of inspiration. I have met some excellent professionals in the last couple of weeks who are all working on SAP HANA. There has been a lot of buzz about SAP HANA and in-memory computing in general lately and I believe the good news is that if the incumbents are as well jumping on the in-memory train it is a clear signal that this technology will drive fundamental changes and value.
I came across two blog posts of Andrew De Rozairo from SAP. His Blog Building The Business Case For Your HANA Investment Illustrates very nicely the 4 main parts which are to be considered when building a business case.
- Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) savings
- Productivity savings
- Business benefits
- Project costs
He started to detail on the Productivity savings and you can expect more updates soon as the series is being completed. The post underlines in a very illustrative way that it is not only the vast performance of SAP HANA in itself that is driving the savings but the possibility that are opened up.