“The world is going to go on a new course” – Bill McDermott – SAP CEO
S4HANA

Anyone following SAP lately should know that SAP’s goal is to reorient its entire product family around the HANA in-memory database.

HANA provides a level of performance improvement that can be nothing short of dazzling.

Companies can’t achieve the performance improvement and cost reductions results using the same old technologies anymore.

SAP is redefining the concept of enterprise resource planning and SAP S/4HANA is about Software and People building businesses that run real-time, networked and simple. Technologies changes very fast, and this is a good time to start thinking about those changes.

If you never heard about HANA or are unsure if you know the basic about HANA, here is a SAP interactive use Case Map with all that you need to know to start… Ok, it is a 434 pages PDF, there are more information that you will need to start, but it is still very good information:

SAP interactive use Case Map

Yesterday was a big day on SAP history. SAP unveils the Next Generation of Enterprise Software with a New Business Suite, SAP S/4HANA

Watch the replay with SAP executives CEO, Bill McDermott, Co-Founder and Chairman, Hasso Plattner and Executive Board Member for Products and Innovation, Bernd Leukert for details on the next step in SAP’s innovation journey.

NEW YORK — Feb. 3, 2015 — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced SAP® Business Suite 4 SAP HANA® (SAP S/4HANA), the next-generation business suite to help customers run simple. SAP S/4HANA is a new product fully built on the advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA and is designed on the most modern design principles with the SAP Fiori® user experience (UX) for mobile devices.

SAP S/4HANA brings unprecedented innovations and simplifications to customers, combined with more than 40 years of experience across industries, in a completely reimagined business suite only possible with SAP HANA. SAP S/4HANA will offer cloud, on-premise and hybrid deployment options to provide maximum choice to customers.

Here is the Link to the Video: http://events.sap.com/s4hana/en/session/14013

Simply put, SAP is hoping that S/4HANA will power the boardroom of the future with its data, perspective and analytics. “These people can now (run business) in concert”

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The catch is that SAP is telling customers that they need an all-SAP optimized stack. Everything from the UI to the underlying architecture has changed.

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