SAP HANA Operational Reporting has been a very favorable solution since its first release. It has been able to provide reports from many areas of business such as sales, financials, shipping, purchasing, and master data. Customers have usually been able to go live with this solution in only about six to eight weeks, so it overall has scored high in practicality.


At SAP, we ask for constant feedback on the strong and weak points of our solutions. We have listened on how slow reporting, complexity, and lack of data combination within SAP Business Suite sources have slowed down customer productivity. That’s why we recommend our customers to embrace a more comprehensive rapid deployment solution that provides real time operational reporting on SAP Business Suite data by leveraging SAP HANA’s in memory technology. This rapid deployment solution is called SAP HANA Live rapid deployment solution and with this solution customers can get hundreds of pre-built HANA virtual data models that expose all data structures of the SAP Business Suite within SAP HANA, fitting pre-built BI reports (across various SAP BusinessObjects BI clients like SAP Lumira, Design Studio etc.) and new Fiori and HTML5-based applications that provide analytics and insight to action scenarios for critical business insight in real-time.

With this solution, via SAP HANA Live virtual data models, data is exposed in SAP HANA in a uniform and structured way across all leading modules of SAP Business Suite applications. Typical “Big Data” industries such as retail, automotive, or telecom will finally be able to combine and apply mass data combinations and analytics on a new scale. Also, since many of the same tables are used, a customer can migrate to SAP HANA LIVE from Operational Reporting anytime without losing any of their Operational Reporting reports. Whereas SAP ERP Operational Reporting RDS is positioned on specific scenarios without data combination such as billing booking backlog, SAP HANA Live RDS is more integrated and is the default solution for all use cases of real time operational reporting across SAP Business Suite applications with various industry specific content in it like Utilities, Insurance , Retail etc.

Many pre-defined BI Reports and Fiori Apps (SAP Smart Business cockpits) also leverage SAP HANA Live, along with many new virtual data models that can also be used in the cloud.

For more information on SAP HANA Live RDS, click here.

For more information on SAP ERP Operational Reporting RDS, click here.

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