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SAP HANA, SAP HANA, SAP HANA. Everyone keeps saying these 2 words, but what are the actual implications of this platform for the chemical industry? This is the last blog in my series that will explore how SAP HANA is used in the product library to decrease time-to-delivery and increase customer satisfaction. Be sure to check out last week’s blog on Compliance Determination with SAP HANA and the first blog on SAP HANA for Scientific Research and Data Analysis

Imagine if you were a B2B specialty chemicals company. Every time a customer orders products from you they include specific prescribed technical requirements that they need. In response to that you have to look through all your products and product drafts (recipes which were created in former R&D projects but did not make it to become a product) across numerous databases. Finding the appropriate product is like finding a needle in a haystack.

In order to do this job effectively, employees must be able to search through all data to find a “best-fit” answer. This would significantly decrease the time-to-value process and increase customer satisfaction as products are found faster. SAP HANA’s in-memory computing also allows for real-time responses on product properties to further expedite the process. The sophisticated platform also includes static properties and dynamic properties which are organically calculated. By analyzing all data systems in seconds the platform immensely reduces the time to delivery and increases customer satisfaction.

The use cases described in this series are just a small selection of areas where SAP HANA creates a competitive advantage and increases productivity. In the 21st century the amount of data collected in various activities is enormous. Having a platform that can process and analyze all of this data to make intelligent business decisions is essential in staying competitive.

Where has SAP HANA given you a competitive edge? Share your thoughts and stories below.

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