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How SAP Customers Are Better Equipped to Digitally Transform their Businesses

The SAP HANA Database Migration workshops were recently held in Sydney & Melbourne. The informative workshops aimed to help Customers take the first steps to HANA and drive value through the SAP HANA platform. These workshops were planned in collaboration with our partners Sivakumar Varadananjayan (SAP Technology Consulting Global Head) and Kedar Dixit (SAP Practice Lead Australia New Zealand) at Cognizant and supported by Trilok Rajesh Pula, Head of Global Database Migration Factory at SAP.


During the workshops, customers and partners alike shared their experiences on migrating to the HANA platform. The workshops also showcased tools such as Exodus along with services from the Global Database Migration Factory to assist Customers in their migration journey. It also helped Customers understand how the recent changes in Oracle run time licenses will affect the total cost ownership of their SAP applications.

Customers that attended included: Woolworths, Department of Education, Department of Defence, Monash University, Lion and many more. One of the main highlights of the session was a testimonial on Woolworths’ journey to HANA presented by John Veness.


In his presentation John described the journey for Woolworths to HANA along with the benefits that they have realised such as near real-time visibility of stock on hand. John also gave some key insights and considerations for Customers who are looking to start on the journey themselves.

Lunch was also provided, allowing customers an opportunity to network with each other as well as experts from SAP to have more detailed discussions relevant to their business. These discussions were further supported by 1 on 1 sessions with HANA experts available after the workshop.

With customers having a better understanding of the SAP HANA Platform and the tools and services offered by SAP Digital Business Services to help them get there, they are better equipped to accelerate their innovation journey and digitally transform their business.

If you’re interested in how SAP can help you take the first steps to a more efficient and connected company with SAP HANA, the Exodus tool, along with no-cost services that we can provide, please check out the Global Database Migration Program for more information.

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