SAP answers claims Hana is not beneficial for businesses


"I get the intent of the question but asking people who don't own Hana what they think of it, is like asking people who have never driven a car what they think about the speed and handling capability of a Porsche"

A similar survey conducted by the UK and Ireland user group earlier this year found that only 15 percent of companies used or intended to use Hana despite the need for faster data-processing.

Respondents stated SAP roadmap, upgrades and employee skills as barriers to adopting Hana.

Lucas added that he was pleased that respondents who said they wouldn't adopt Hana felt SAP would support their infrastructure for some time.

He wrote: "One set of data I found most interesting was that nearly 75% of SAP customers who said they have no plans to implement SAP HANA at this time 'believe that SAP will support their existing environments in the future or for at least five years or more.' To me, this feels like a great thing.

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