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It is the 3rd year of the HANA Innovation Award and this year promises to be very interesting again.

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We at SAP like to recognize the awesome things our customers are doing with SAP HANA and SAP HANA Cloud Platform. All eligible customers who have deployed SAP HANA, SAP HANA Cloud Platform or developed an SAP HANA business app can enter for a chance to win prize money for charity and a free pass to SAPPHIRE NOW.


Nominations can be across the following 4 categories:

  • Analytics Wizard – Delivering real-time analytics to empower the workforce and customers
  • Digital Trailblazer – Harnessing Big Data/the Internet of Things for breakthrough results
  • Process Simplifier – Operating business-critical processes in real time
  • Next-Gen Apps – Building innovative applications using the SAP HANA Platform or SAP HANA Cloud Platform

I encourage you to share your story – and for inspiration please have a look at the great contributions from High Tech companies in the last 2 Years. Here are some examples:

In 2015:

Dell won 1st place for their contribution in Analytics with: Dell empowers its sales force with self-service business intelligence solution powered by SAP HANA

Asian Paints won 1st place in the category of “Process Simplifier” : Asian Paints is Transforming Distribution to drive Excellence in Customer Servicing

Hinduja Tech won 1st place in the application category with their solution for fleet management: FAME: Fleet Analytics Mobile Enabled: A SAP HANA solution for smarter fleet management

We had other great entries from high tech companies across a wide spectrum of solutions, from Palo Alto Networks: Using SAP HANA to perform analysis — at the speed of light!, CISCO: ROLLING THE DISE: SAP HANA POWERS CISCO SALES MANAGEMENT ANALYTICS, Tennant: TENNANT LEVERAGES THE POWER OF SAP HANA FOR REAL-TIME FLEET DATA …and many more contributions across other industries and categories.


In 2014:

Sprit Aero Systems won 1st plac for the “Innovation trailblazer award” with their contribution of: Spirit AeroSystems Uses SAP HANA to Accelerate Production

NCT with their contribution to cancer research won 1st place in the category for “Social Hero Innovator”: Everything in one place to fight cancer

T-mobile achieved second place in the category “Big Data Innovator”: Using In-Memory Capabilities to drive better customer engagement and create a competitive advantage

and many more entries like those from Medtronics: Medtronic’s Global BI Strategy accelerated with SAP HANA, Varian Medical: Varian Medical Systems Live on ECC SAP Business Suite on HANA (May 2014), EMC: ERP Redefined: EMC IT Virtualizes SAP HANA with VMware, and Jabil: Jabil Circuit Relies on SAP HANA to avoid Manufacturing Delays and Deliver Customer Satisfaction

The HANA Innovation awards are a great place to showcase leading solutions and tell your story, so please,

Tell Your Story for a Chance to Win

The SAP HANA Innovation Award is back for a third season! What is it? An opportunity to recognize the awesome things our customers are doing with SAP HANA. All eligible customers who have deployed SAP HANA or developed an SAP HANA business app can enter for a chance to win prize money for charity and a free pass to SAPPHIRE NOW. Learn more.

We look forward to seeing you at SAPPHIRE 2016 in Orlando at the Awards!

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