On 20th of June, SAP SE announced their results for the second quarter of 2016. With cloud and software revenue going up, the Germany company has a positive outlook for reaching their yearly goals. In the SAP 2016 Half-Year Report they state:
“Our ongoing efforts to drive business transformation and improve operational efficiency of our cloud business resulted in an improved cloud subscription and support profitability”
They also put stress on continuous development of S/4 HANA, as its customer base just grew to 3,700:
“SAP HANA remains the key foundation of our product strategy and has been extended with several additional features, including an enhanced integration with data stored on Hadoop compute clusters that allows our customers to conduct richer and more advanced processing of Big Data.”
With SAP strategy built around expanding S4/HANA portfolio and their success in the cloud business, many companies are considering migration to the HANA in-memory platform while coupling it with Hadoop as part of their digitization strategy. Such a solution opens new possibilities for real-time analytics and dynamic operations intelligence.
However, migration to HANA is a costly enterprise and calls for a detailed evaluation of data volume and the actual system usage. To do so, it is worth investing in tools which will deliver an in-depth analysis of the SAP system landscapes.