Insiders declare HANA is universally cost-effective and fast to implement
Nottingham, UK - 20 October 2016 - Centiq, Europe’s most experienced independent DataOps consultancy, today announced the results of the largest SAP HANA research ever conducted in the UK, debunking three common myths which serve as a barrier for many organisations who could benefit from HANA’s unrivalled technical advantages. Now, guided by the study findings, Centiq aims to help SAP users ‘Get the job done’ with HANA.
The research blows away preconceptions of many who assume HANA is expensive, takes a long time to implement and is only useful for Business Warehouse. The experience of 250 HANA users, across many different sectors including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Distribution, and Technology and Telecoms in the UK directly contradicts each one.
The study found:
HANA is better value than you think
When asked what claims for HANA were credible, 92% of respondents said HANA reduced IT infrastructure costs, a further 87% stated it saved business costs. Furthermore, 98% of HANA projects came in on-budget and 65% yet to roll out were confident of hitting budget.
HANA does not take as long as you think
HANA, mooted “too complex”, even by its own CEO, can go live fast. Over half surveyed were live at the time of questioning and 72% live on HANA did so within 6 months. Even 80% of those not yet live are confident they’ll be able to have HANA live within a year.
Speed of HANA implementation varied across industries with many sectors, including Manufacturing (79%), Technology and Telecoms (75%) and Retail and Distribution (62%) able to implement HANA within six months.
There was some variance in time to HANA production by company size; 68% of organisations with 1,001 - 5,000 employees, 82% of organisations with 5,001 - 10,000 employees and 70% of organisations with over 10,001 employees rolled out HANA within six months.
HANA is more than just Business Warehouse
The study confirmed HANA’s appeal is no longer only analytics. 74% of organisations deployed HANA for its high levels of data compression. A further 72% rolled out the in-memory database to save on IT infrastructure costs.
HANA is used equally for data warehousing and transaction processing, 96% use it for its On Line Transactional Processing (OLTP) capabilities and 92% for On Line Analytical Processing (OLAP).
HANA has something for everyone. Large companies like HANA’s data compression (76%), mid-sized businesses its operational reporting (82%) and small companies because HANA lets them design and deploy innovative applications (83%).
Glyn Heath, CEO at Centiq said, “Centiq has decades’ worth of combined experience implementing and supporting HANA, convincing users of its many uses. Yet this research, the largest ever undertaken in the UK on real HANA users, to our knowledge, revealed surprising findings. Now we can show prospective customers the clear benefits of HANA, rather than the presumed negatives, which have been exaggerated. There is always risk in new technology, but those who are using HANA in anger, are seeing business cost savings. These findings will open doors to many organisations who were perhaps, understandably, on the fence.”
To download the full report, click here.
Centiq proactively manages complex in-memory enterprise systems unlocking SAP HANA’s potential. Its Optiq Portal, developed over 120 real-world HANA projects, offers Data Ops best practices from concept through to business results. Centiq de-risks and optimises in-memory deployments for innovators who won’t settle for Business As Usual. Centiq gets the Job done.
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