As we’ve discussed, there are many different ways to use SAP HANA, and it stands to reason that there are also many different implementation scenarios. However, there isn’t a one-to-one correlation between a use case and an implementation scenario.
Rather, for each use case, you need to look at the business problem you are trying to solve, which will typically dictate the most appropriate implementation scenario. If, for example, your use case is for a specific need not addressed by an SAP application, you’ll likely need a custom development project, SAP HANA Implementation, and Useful Scenarios
In contrast, if your business issue is a more common or typical one, then SAP may have already created a new SAP HANA application to meet your needs. For many repeatable business issues, SAP has created SAP Rapid Deployment solutions. These solutions contain preconfigured software, technical content, and implementation services, and they are priced and scoped for rapid implementation.
Do you have to address an urgent business need? Do you want a fast start with a fixed scope? SAP Rapid Deployment solutions can help you implement SAP HANA using a package of preconfigured software, content, and end-user enablement plus implementation services. Clearly priced and scoped implementation services help you speed up time to value and limit risk.
Besides this, you might explore new reporting options with SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA by speeding up existing scenarios or by implementing new ones. Rapid-deployment solutions that are based on SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA support many different scenarios — e.g. in the area of ERP, CRM, or EPM.
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Also, if you are looking to adopt SAP HANA as a database for your SAP Business Suite, the Rapid Database Migration of SAP Business Suite to SAP HANA package supports the migration of an existing SAP Business Suite installation to the SAP HANA database system without disruption of the existing Business Suite scenarios. Reporting scenarios within the SAP Business Suite can be enhanced as well with the SAP HANA Live rapid-deployment solution. The SAP HANA Live rapid-deployment solution provides pre-built reporting content for easier and faster analysis based on virtual data models with best practices enablement content and fixed-scope and fixed-timeline service offering.
In today’s competitive global economy, businesses must adopt technology solutions that provide an immediate advantage over their competitors, but time-to-value is key.
With the SAP HANA rapid-deployment solutions, customers can benefit from the power of SAP HANA within a few weeks.
Although there are standard best practices that must be considered when developing custom solutions, there are also many possibilities when it comes to imagining what to build with SAP HANA.
SAP HANA aligns well with several specific requirements and situations. Are you building an enterprise-scale application for a business scenario with high data volumes? Do you need detailed or granular data analysis? Do you have to query large data volumes? Do you require complex algorithmic or statistical calculations, or suffer from latency between transactional recording and reporting? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then SAP HANA is a great choice.
SAP HANA is available in a variety of deployment options: as a pre-configured on-premise appliance, on your own hardware, in the Cloud, as Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), or as a hybrid model that combines cloud and on-premise instances.
SAP is delivering a new class of solutions on top of the SAP HANA platform — solutions that combine real-time insights into big data with state-of-the-art analysis. These innovative real-time solutions can help organizations transform their business by making smarter and faster decisions, reacting more quickly to events, and unlocking new opportunities. Companies can utilize these solutions to take advantage of new, data-driven business models and processes — options that would be difficult or even impossible with disk-based databases. These solutions include:
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Do you have to address an urgent business need? Do you prefer working with a fixed scope? SAP rapid deployment solutions can help you implement SAP HANA using a package of preconfigured software, content, and end-user enablement plus implementation services. Clearly priced and scoped implementation services help you speed up time to value and limit risk.
The available SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions for SAP HANA can help you to find your path to realize a full IT landscape running on SAP HANA — quick, without risk and at predictable costs. You can start into SAP HANA as you like — e.g. with a quick win, implementing an accelerator or with a holistic approach, migrating your SAP Business Suite to SAP HANA. If you want to leverage your landscape with SAP HANA step by step, the following approach could fit to your wishes:
Start smart with implementing some accelerators and gain immediate performance improvements without disruption for the end users, e.g., by implementing the SAP HANA Accelerated Finance and Controlling rapid-deployment solution.
Then, try out new analytics with the HANA content that is delivered. The SAP HANA Operational Reporting rapid-deployment solution could support your ERP users with new reports.
Besides this, you might explore new reporting options with SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA by speeding up existing scenarios or by implementing new ones. Rapid-deployment solutions that are based on SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA support many different scenarios — in the area of EPM, CRM, or Demand Signal
Also, if you are looking to adopt SAP HANA as a database for your SAP Business Suite, the Rapid Database Migration of SAP Business Suite to SAP HANA package supports the migration of an existing SAP Business Suite installation to the SAP HANA database system without disruption of the existing Business Suite scenarios. Reporting scenarios within the SAP Business Suite can be enhanced as well with the SAP HANA Live rapid-deployment solution.
The SAP HANA Live rapid-deployment solution provides pre-built reporting content for easier and faster analysis based on virtual data models with best practices enablement content and fixed-scope and fixed-timeline service offering.
You may be familiar with the traditional ASAP methodology used by SAP — and the fact that a complex ERP implementation can last for months, if not years. Because SAP HANA
is a new technology, to stay on top of its learning curve, you need to work with a solution implementation partner who has a deep understanding of the technology, the capabilities, and best practices for implementation.
To successfully implement SAP HANA, you must follow a structured implementation methodology. Your solution partner should approach the solution with a phased, deliverable-oriented implementation plan based in project and organizational change management. The goals here: to streamline implementation, minimize risk, and reduce the total costs of implementation.
A robust methodology should include templates, tools, questionnaires, and checklists, including guidebooks and accelerators to support team members and increase project predictability.
There are six basic steps that need to be a part of any SAP HANA implementation. The amount of emphasis you place on each step will be dictated by the type of SAP HANA project you are implementing.
If changes are required for front-end reports or analytics, then expectations must be managed. Often, as a result of dependencies, even small changes to a report can have a large impact on underlying systems; for instance, a change to a field may require changing a data model.
Because of this factor, it is important to fully define requirements and to ask about any proposed report modifications. Reviewing the original form of a current report can be very helpful because you can see what the business user is accustomed to seeing, as well as how it might be improved. You should also perform a proper data decomposition to document, how the current report is built and how it is working. In addition, identify any custom code within the business rules that may be difficult to replicate inside the SAP HANA modeler. Finally, map the sources from which the data are drawn, and how the data are imported into a formal deliverable for signoff.
The right services partner can provide the needed level of due diligence in this area during planning.
After you’ve outlined a systematic approach to implementation, you need to identify the key timelines and activities for your SAP HANA implementation.
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Just as there is no one size fits all, there is no single timeline for an SAP HANA project. Each project is different; each has distinctive contributing factors and characteristics. It is the SAP best practice to use a standard project methodology, such as the SAP ASAP implementation methodology, to ensure that a project addresses all of the critical activities, phases, and deliverables that are necessary for success.
The SAP ASAP methodology has been updated to incorporate the SAP HANA activities required for a standard in-memory project. Accelerators, best practices, and implementation tools have also been updated or developed to shorten the project timeline and reduce risk. Methodology, timelines, and key activities vary based on three considerations:
In addition to defining an implementation methodology, you’ll need to identify the key skills required to ensure your implementation of SAP HANA is a success.
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