As 2017 kicks into high gear, I want to focus attention on the SAP Cloud Platform, formerly known as SAP HANA Cloud Platform, which was officially rebranded last month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Having HANA in the platform offering’s name posited a necessity to run the SAP HANA database service when adopting the SAP Cloud Platform which is not the case. Although SAP HANA can be leveraged when using the SAP Cloud Platform, it is by no means the only service that companies adopt when deploying this SAP PaaS offering. So to avoid any confusion going forward, SAP decided to remove the HANA name from the SAP Cloud Platform. The platform’s emphasis is as an enterprise cloud platform that covers for a wide range of use cases to help organizations navigate their digital transformation journey.

The SAP Cloud Platform – originally introduced 3 years ago – has evolved to become the digital enterprise platform of choice for thousands of companies thanks to its breadth of capabilities that connect smart devices and machines with people and processes.

As a refresher to our readers, the SAP Cloud Platform is an open PaaS that provides an in-memory database and services for creating and customizing enterprise applications on-premises or on the cloud. Using the SAP Cloud Platform, users can quickly build, extend and integrate modern, mobile-enabled apps new applications to meet critical business needs.

To help our customers and folks new to SAP better understand how, why, and when to adopt the SAP Cloud Platform, we are launching a 20-part blog series that will continue through the remainder of 2017.

This post officially kicks off the new blog series. While each post in the series will be self-contained and easily read individually, following the series one post at a time offers a consistent learning path to better understand the powerful and innovative capabilities of the SAP Cloud Platform. Topics covered will include the role of the SAP Cloud Platform in your digital transformation journey, IoT use cases, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), HR initiatives, and much more. Each post will also contain a ‘Did You Know’ section to provide interesting tidbits of information about the SAP Cloud Platform.

Stay tuned for the next blog focusing on the role the SAP Cloud Platform plays in your journey to digital transformation.

 

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