Are you a great innovator? Can you envision the possibilities of new technologies and also successfully harness these technology capabilities to transform work and everyday life? Do you have a compelling SAP HANA story to share? Enter your story in the first ever SAP HANA Innovation Award competition for a chance to gain international recognition and acclaim!

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What are the prizes?

Each category has prizes for first, second and third place

  • 1st Place $10,000 donation to charity + 4 Free SAP d-code show floor passes
  • 2nd Place $5,000 donation to charity  + 2 Free SAP d-code show floor passes
  • 3rd Place $2,000 donation to charity  + 1 Free SAP d-code show floor pass
  • All qualified entrants receive an SAP T-shirt
  • All qualified entries will  be promoted on innovation.saphana.com and via social media at #HANAStory

Note: The updated official rules has amended the prizes!

How to Enter?

  1. Create a video/write a blog post
  2. Highlight impact for workforce, partners, customers, society
  3. Submit entry innovation.saphana.com in one of 3 categories 
    • Trailblazer Innovator: Transforming business
    • Social Hero Innovator: Improving Lives, Addressing social needs
    • Big Data Innovator: Re-imagine business with Big Data
  1. Promote your entry #HANAStory

To  increase your chance of winning be sure to include the following in your submission

  • What key business, technical, and data challenges did your organization face and how did your solution help to resolve them?
  • What advanced data management challenges did you face? For example, what kind of volume, data types, real-time analysis requirements did you have to address?
  • What kind of business or social value does your solution  deliver? Consider both qualitative and quantitative measures
  • Highlight impact for workforce, partners, customers, society and identify the person
  • What specific features of HANA did you use and how did it impact your IT architecture?
  • Did the solution drive new way of working? How did you overcome resistance to change?

Timeline:

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Who can enter?

  • Your SAP HANA powered solution is in production, go-live date is Jan 1, 2013  or later
  • You are a resident in one of 15 countries listed in Official Rules.

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Your vote counts

Cast your votes between May 1 and May 23 as the ten entries with the most votes in each category will be selected as finalist. Make your choices using the following criteria:

  • The Human Impact of SAP HANA
  • Simplification of IT architecture and
  • Degree to which the Entry exemplifies the relevant Entry Category

How to vote for an entry?

  1. Visit the voting page
  2. Login or register to vote
  3. Select the category (Trailblazer, Social Hero, Big Data)
  4. Click on Vote (in the entry’s logo – see image below)

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The Panel of judges will score each finalist using the score card to determine the first, second and third places for each

category

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BONUS – New SAP HANA Innovation Award missions and badges on SCN!

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Ready for SAP HANA Innovation Award

Just by bookmarking this blog, you can earn your first SAP HANA Innovation Award badge on SCN!

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SAP HANA Innovation Story Contributor

Simply contribute a SAP HANA Innovation story and qualify (rules above) to earn this badge.

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SAP HANA Innovation Award Finalist

Contribute a SAP HANA Innovation story and be selected as a finalist for the SAP HANA Innovation Award to earn this badge. 

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SAP HANA Innovation Award Winner

Be selected as a finalist for the SAP HANA Innovation Award to earn this badge. Congratulations!

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  1. abilash n

    Hi Omar,

    One of my colleague already posted a blog on my client moving to HANA. If i post again it will duplicate….

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  2. Rukhshaan Omar Post author

    Hi All,

    Thanks for the great postivite feedback. Please check out the entries that came in at the 11th hour – we have 27 awesome entries. Great new stories and new insight from familiar stories. Remember deadline for casting your vote is today 6PM PST and promote your favourites

    We have a great contest between 2 entries with more than 700 votes – who will win?

    Great to see the excitement building up 🙂

    Also remember you can still earn a badge by bookmarking this blog

    Ruks

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  3. Rukhshaan Omar Post author

    Thanks to everyone who supported the first SAP HANA  Innovation Award . Check out my blog summarizing the outcome http://scn.sap.com/community/hana-in-memory/blog/2014/07/08/first-sap-hana-innovation-award-an-exciting-inauguration and in case you have not read the stories they still provide great insights and worthwile read.

    We are preparing for 2015 – please fill out the short survey on your experience and help us improve aspects that did not work so well. Link to survey

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