SAPPHIRE NOW is right around the corner, and the blogosphere is already abuzz with the paradigm shift Cloud, Big Data and In-Memory Technology is triggering for businesses.

SAP HANA has now been adopted by many companies, big and small, as their platform of choice to build new real-time applications on. For those who have already adopted it, or for those who are considering jumping in the high-speed HANA train, we have organized a number of sessions this year that will give you tools to take the next steps in your journey ahead.

We are providing below the direct links to the sessions so you can conveniently build your own SAPPHIRE NOW agenda.

STEP 1 – You first need to understand what is the value of implementing an In-Memory platform to run your business in real-time. To learn more about how others have done it and a few scenarios to consider for your organization, we suggest you attend the following sessions:


Hear how Suzano Group, a leader in the paperboard market in Latin America, implemented SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA to advance innovation and improve business value. Learn about best practices that other customers gained from their implementations.

This discussion offers valuable guidance on implementing an in-memory data warehouse that delivers unprecedented performance. Gain detailed insights into implementing SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) powered by SAP HANA across various industries. Ask some top experts questions about SAP BW on SAP HANA to get the most out of your implementation.

STEP 2 – Once you have identified the use cases that might answer some of your business issues, evaluated the different scenarios you want to pursue, it’s time to think about your deployment options. With SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, you can now get quick access to SAP HANA over the cloud. Learn more about it in these suggested sessions:

This discussion focuses on how you can get started with cloud computing, speed your time to value, and lower your risk. Find out how the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service can help you with the assessment, planning, migration, and delivery that can get you launched.

Hear how the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service supported customers’ cloud journeys during planning, migration, delivery, and management.

STEP 3 – It’s time for you to see the incredible value that the SAP HANA platform brings and learn more about the applications you can build on top of it, to simplify and accelerate your business processes or create new ones. We suggest the following sessions:

This discussion explores how you can transform your business using custom analytics and applications based on in-memory technology. Learn how the SAP Custom Development organization works with you to build or tailor software running on the SAP HANA platform. Discover how you can power ahead of competitors and maximize your IT investment.

This discussion offers a model of how to increase business agility, speed up product cycles, and improve customer satisfaction. Learn more about simplifying and streamlining product, legal, and regulatory compliance processes. See how the SAP HANA platform can help you achieve faster compliance and increase mass-calculation capacity.

Develop impactful, highly innovative solutions that take advantage of embedded analytics and the extreme speed enabled by in-memory computing. Learn how you can deliver experiences that delight users and meet any business need using the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service.


Additional resources to learn more and get ready…

To  learn more about the key questions you need to ask yourself as you consider SAP HANA for your organization, download the HANA Journey flipbook and watch an interview with Tom Kurtz, VP HANA Services. Visit us online to learn more about our HANA Services.

Learn what is HANA Enterprise Cloud, and how can you leverage it as one of your deployment options: download this HEC Infographic. Learn about the 10 Reasons why you HEC is your platform for Innovation and the 10 Cloud Computing trends to watch. Visit us online to learn about the services to move to the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.

See how the SAP Custom Development Organization can help you build amazing applications that are tailored to your business needs on the SAP HANA Platform. Visit us online.

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