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7 Must Watch Business Suite on HANA Customer Videos from Sapphire 2014

Even though Sapphire is now behind us, the sheer excitement here at SAP from seeing our customers on stage sharing their HANA transformation journeys is far from over. In case you weren’t able to attend in person, I have assembled below 7 must watch Business Suite on HANA customer sessions that were recorded at the event.

Big thanks to all our customers for joining us in Orlando and sharing their experiences and stories.



  • Replacing their existing Oracle platform with SAP Business Suite on HANA
  • Linked SAP HANA to Hadoop as a Big Data platform
  • Simplified their data footprint with retail, wholesale, manufacturing all on one platform: SAP HANA

Mercedes AMG


  • First automotive company to go live with ERP on HANA
  • First company to go live with ERP on HANA using VMware Virtulization in a production environment
  • First company to use ERP on HANA with SAP’s Tailored Data Centre Integration

Suzano Group


  • Implemented Business Suite on HANA to meet demand for faster and better information from business users
  • Down time related to their SAP HANA migration was only 6 hours and the stability was flawless
  • Benefits include: reduction in inventory shortfalls, faster stock reassignment and real time inventory visibility

Hidrovias do Brazil


  • 1st company to go live with Business Suite on HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC) in Latin America
  • Experienced an 10x reduction in database footprint after moving to HEC
  • Expecting a 70% cost saving over 5 years with HEC vs. a traditional on-premise Solution

Pacific Drilling

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  • Were part of SAP’s ramp up program of SAP Business Suite on HANA last year
  • Moved their Business Suite to run on HANA as a foundation for real time business performance management
  • Using Suite on HANA for Operational Reporting provided them with unlimited real time analytics into the business

Bayer MaterialScience, Kaeser Kompressoren, Mercedes AMG and WarnerbrosPanel.PNG

  • Kaeser Kompressoren moved their CRM on HANA as a foundation for predictive maintenance
  • Bayer MaterialScience went live with CRM on HANA last year to re-engage with their end users
  • Mercedes AMG migrated to ERP on HANA and saw analytic queries go down from 3 days to 15 min
  • Warnerbros moved to CRM on HANA to solve performance issues with significantly large documents on IBM DB2



  • Compressed 38 Terra bytes of ERP data to 8 Terra bytes in an ERP on HANA proof of concept
  • Successful testing and validation of 11 nodes of a HANA scale out landscape of 30 nodes
  • Currently live with Working Capital Management and Goods and Invoice Receipts Reconciliation HANA Apps

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