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Becoming the “Yes Man” of IT

Have you seen the movie Yes Man starring Jim Carrey? Many might not list him amongst their favorite actors – I personally loved this movie, laughed a lot while watching with my family. And I had this weird and funny feeling when I first saw him do all those things which at some point I myself was wishing to do (admit it, you too) but always keep on delaying – even though the possibilities are out there. Maybe it’s just that we don’t realize that we have the tools and resources available to make the possibility a reality?

It may be a bit of an awkward comparison, but I find similar mentalities across development teams within IT organizations when it comes to utilizing resources that are available out there which could lead to dramatic improvements. Ready to use. Good price. You just need to make that move you were planning for some time now.

Last year, SAP introduced the SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) starter editions, and just recently the user based packages that are now also available on the for purchase. Immediately. When you want it. Scalable and packaged to meet the technical and pricing requirements of IT departments, SME’s, Consultants and anyone else who is interested in leveraging the power of HANA, in the cloud.

SAP’s Platform-as-a-Service offering is not only fast and reliable, but also offers an extremely easy way for you to get started with building brand new and beautiful applications. Or extending existing ones, as HCP is also well known as the extension platform for applications those that your business misses the most. These can be anything from CRM Integrations, HR Extensions, Healthcare Solutions, Analytics Dashboards, Logistics Applications and many more. And sometimes its just a question of not even knowing what you are missing out on!

Does it ring a bell, when you hear a similar question being asked from your favorite LOB rep: “Steve, when can you guys finally deliver that app redesign we discussed last time?” or questions that give you that uncomfortable itchy feeling which typically start with the “Is it possible to…” phrase. Good news for all of you out there, because with what SAP has put together now offers you help to teleport from the “Let’s think about it next Quarter” IT guy to the much more welcomed “Yes Man” doer you were many times dreaming of becoming. Will you get all the fun that Jim Carrey got in his movie? Can’t guarantee you that. SAP won’t either. But here is what SAP HANA Cloud Platform has to offer you in a nutshell that you should consider:

  • Starter editions – dedicated HANA instance and other key HCP services —> primarily for those who want to learn quickly about HCP, build and impress. “Built for success so you can build to impress” goes the motto for HCP starter editions. Pricing goes from $439 (32GB) to $549 (64GB);
  • User-based packages – priced per users and for production —> a convenient and fast way to create that missing enterprise-grade app or apps – as there are single and multiple application editions as well. The pricing is $43 for the single application edition and $130 for the multiple application edition (per user per month), depending on what you need. If you are looking to have a lightweight app where users share storage and other cloud resources, go with the professional edition, that’s $20 per user per month.

The fun part – you can now buy any package from the SAP Store with the click of a button, but you can also try out the SAP HANA Cloud Platform user-based packages for free and FOR production. Yes, free.

I guess you now have all it takes to become that “Yes Man” within your organization. Yes, you can pay with your credit card.  Yes, you can upgrade from free to any of the paid if that’s your preferred option.

Will you and your team have fun during this journey? I hope your answer is Yes!

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