Rather than being the Big Bang, migration to S/4 on Hana 2 follows a process of evolution. [shutterstock: 248406532, Ollyy]

Rather than being the Big Bang, migration to S/4 on Hana 2 follows a process of evolution. [shutterstock: 248406532, Ollyy]

Hana 1, 2 and S/4: Big Bang or Evolution?

With the introduction of Hana 2, SAP customers have been presented with a further challenge on the road to S/4. In an exclusive interview with E-3, Hinrich Mielke, SAP Director at Alegri, explains the pros and cons of possible switchover scenarios.

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Running on Hana, Valsight is providing Agile Performance Management almost instantly after customers sign up. [shutterstock: 519474688, Sergey Nivens]

Running on Hana, Valsight is providing Agile Performance Management almost instantly after customers sign up. [shutterstock: 519474688, Sergey Nivens]

SAP Startup Focus Series: Valsight

Valsight is a true leader when it comes to Agile Performance Management. Using SAP Hana, the German-based company is working through huge sets of data to improve planning, forecasting and more. Managing Director Khai Tran takes us on a tour of the company, difficulties and hurdles they had to overcome and what SAP Hana does for them.

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Hana isn't all about speed. Mathias Klare of Mayato demonstrates how the power of Hana can be used to increase efficiency in data modeling. [shutterstock: 604632686, Tashatuvango]

Hana isn't all about speed. Mathias Klare of Mayato demonstrates how the power of Hana can be used to increase efficiency in data modeling. [shutterstock: 604632686, Tashatuvango]

Lean and Dynamic Modeling with SAP BW on Hana

In order to cope with the vast amount of data, an ETL run requires a large number of objects. SAP BW on Hana now enables a new kind of modeling in an SAP BW system. Thanks to Hana’s in-memory technology, development can be lean and dynamic

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Squeezing only relevant intelligence from big data is what Semantic Visions has set out to do. [shutterstock: 473365606 ,garriphoto]

Squeezing only relevant intelligence from big data is what Semantic Visions has set out to do. [shutterstock: 473365606 ,garriphoto]

SAP Startup Focus Series: Semantic Visions

Semantic Visions is a risk assessment firm based in Prague. They are operating a ground-breaking Open Source Intelligence system that can go through 90% of daily news content online in real time. CEO Frantisek Vrabel recently took his time to speak to us.

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According to SAPs timeline, the clock is running out for Business Suite. However, there are alternatives available for SAP licensees. [shutterstock: 545617051, Billion Photos]

According to SAPs timeline, the clock is running out for Business Suite. However, there are alternatives available for SAP licensees. [shutterstock: 545617051, Billion Photos]

S/4 Hana and the Long-Term Strategic Options For SAP Licensees

We sat down with Vinnie Mirchandani, President of Deal Architect, to get his take on the future of Business Suite, how a move to S/4 could impact application strategies, and top coping strategies that SAP licensees should consider.

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