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Simple way to discover where to start with SAP HANA

The SAP HANA message has evolved from an analytics appliance to the core technology platform since its first release while at the same time getting greater share of voice from communications by SAP on all channels. Many of you within the SAP Community Network have expressed sentiment that while SAP is proclaiming from the mountain top what a game changer HANA can be for your business, we have not provided clear business or use cases for you working in the trenches to bring HANA forward to your management.

For those of you who attended SAP TechEd&&d-code in Vegas last week you may have stopped by the HANA booth dedicated to help discover use cases and had a first-hand glimpse of the SAP HANA Use Case Map.  On the other hand some of you noticed the PDF document containing a link to download the use case map on the USB stick that you received.  Or maybe, some of you have gone to and seen the new use case-driven PDF.  Bottom line, the SAP HANA Use Case Map is the direct result of us at SAP listening to you the community for clarity on if, when and how SAP HANA could be relevant to your business.

What is the SAP HANA use map?

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The SAP HANA use case map is designed as a self-service interactive document to enable you to :

  • Identify use cases applicable to your business needs     
  • Explore real-world customer case studies by use case or by Industry       
  • Get guidance on how to get started and how SAP can help 

How to navigate the use case map

Depending on where you or your customer are regarding  SAP HANA knowledge you are able navigate and get the information you need quickly and efficiently either by clicking on the links programmed within the PDF document or using a text search. If  I would recommend to start – with “Use Cases ” . You will then be presented by the following page

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From the use case space choose one of the use cases to discover more e.g. If you

  • Want to understand how SAP HANA is relevant to Big Data you can go down that path
  • Interested in understanding Decision Support or Simulation then click on that use case
  • Are a BW customer you may be interested in learning what the value of SAP BW on HANA is, which customers have deployed it

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From this page you can then drill down to a specific customer and then link to additional online resources for more details about what the customers project . Alternatively click on the Adoption Journey link to get insight into how to get started and what resources are available to realize a successful implementation

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Each of the pages additional feature a bright yellow band with a “+” that provides further detail

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The content is  presented in a visual and interactive way without oversimplification. I will add more navigation tips to guide you based on your comments to the blog

Attending Berlin?

If you are attending SAP TechEd&&d-code in Berlin please stop by the booth to have a discussion on use cases. I will also be presenting an expert session on use case in Expert Lounge EL 2.1, Hall 2.2 at 12:00pm on Tuesday, Nov. 11

Try it now 

Download the SAP HANA use case map today and more importantly share your feedback so we can improve both the quality of information as well as the experience

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      Author's profile photo Sridhar Bolisetti
      Sridhar Bolisetti

      Wow, that is too detailed with some 300+ pages.  Will go through the same to get an overview for easy explanation to Clients.  Thanks for sharing.



      Author's profile photo Rukhshaan Omar
      Rukhshaan Omar
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      Thanks Sridhar for the feedback. Do not be intimidated by the number of pages. As the document is an Interactive PDF you can navigate to those sections that are relevant.  I am going to add a section to the blog on how to navigate the use case map - Be sure to add your impressions to the blog

      Author's profile photo Ashok Babu Kumili
      Ashok Babu Kumili

      This is a great help. Thank you.