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SAP HANA Cloud Portal Movie Critic: SAP HANA Cloud Portal Video

Following Announcement of SAP Portal and HANA Cloud Portal Gamification Movie Challenge I watched the following on YouTube:

Really it was a high level video, and because I watched an ASUG webcast recording yesterday by Thomas Hensel I was already familiar with the high level topics.

I’ll share some of my notes on the webcast below:

On the webcast, I learned SAP is heavily investing in the HANA Cloud Portal.

SAP is uses feedback from an ASUG  bi-weekly influence council. The feedback includes efforts of administration of NW technology stack including the portal

Other points:

  • 2.5 years ago started introduce cloud based services
  • 1.5 launched cloud-based portal to the market
  • Shift in market towards cloud solution, easier to consume, quicker to start with solutions
  • Mobility


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows different ways customers use solutions today depending on preference, scenarios

10,5K customers using the NetWeaver portal on figure left; these are for those who want full control of the portal

Another option is for those who want a portal, not want portal, hardware, chance to run NW portal in HEC

Right of Figure 1 – HANA cloud portal is new product.  It has nothing to do with on-premise portal

SAP started journey 2 years ago

It was introduced at TechEd 2012

Gartner calls portal platform as a service


Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows SAP offers different services – database services such as HANA as a cloud service

Layered application services includes analytics, portal, mobile, service

Portal services to customers and partners and includes a cloud based entry point – extranet websites


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Thomas said they used user group feedback in how customers want to consume portal services and build appealing web site

The main drivers for cloud approach are as follows:

  • Lines of business need more flexibility for business web site – to reach customers, partners
  • An extranet to show order status and self service
  • Remove burden of IT for hardware maintenance
  • Give IT more time to work on content
  • Enabling lines of business
  • Onboarding new services
  • Business value of support website, city portal
  • Differentiator – provide integration layer embedding SAP and non-SAP content
  • Extending on premise scenarios
  • Reach out to external audience
  • Easy branding, consumption
  • Quick time for adoption


Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 shows three main use cases

pPaas is a generic approach for creating a site and easily create attract business web site

Second column shows the out of the box solutions.  This includes different industries, LoB – SAP cloud for service support site

Third column is the most recent and includes extensions platform on marketplace with SuccessFactors

Check out the Announcement of SAP Portal and HANA Cloud Portal Gamification Movie Challenge

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      Author's profile photo Vera Gutbrod
      Vera Gutbrod

      Hi Tammy!

      You were really fast, this is our first contribution. Thanks very much for your blog and the great summary of the webcast. The assignment of badges is always taking place in the week after a blog is published, so next week your SAP HANA Cloud Portal Movie critic badge will be assigned to you on SCN.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Tammy !

      I watched it ! It's awesome.

      I feel like watching latest movie and it was wonderful experience watching this video and worth watching and reading this blog. Thank you so much for sharing. I am happy to hear that next week SAP HANA Cloud Portal Movie Critic Badge from SAP. Congratulations!


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