SAP answers claims Hana is not beneficial for businesses

A SAP executive has described a survey on the take up of Hana by Americas' SAP user group (ASUG) take-up as 'asking people who have never driven what they think about the speed of a Porsche'.

Steve Lucas has tried to answer perceptions a that SAPSAP's Hana platform - built round in-memory database technology - has not been beneficial to businesses, a claim made in ASUG's survey published earlier this month. However he admitted that SAP needs to do more to convince customers of the value of the in-memory computing platform. Alles zu SAP auf

The survey found that 55 percent of 377 of ASUG survey respondents' organisations had not purchased Hana with 40 percent saying they had and 5 percent unsure.

Three-quarters of the respondents who hadn't bought any Hana products said they had no business case to justify the cost.

"According to the survey data, we have a high percentage of customers who haven't yet purchased SAP Hana and cite their lack of use case understanding for the technology. Fair enough", Lucas, President of The Platform Solutions Group at SAP posted online.

"SAP can always do more to ensure customers understand the opportunity SAP Hana gives them to reduce costs and simplify/accelerate their business processes.

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