SAP HANA Cloud Platform

SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Cloud-based application development and runtime environment

4.7/5 (45 reviews)

SAP HANA Cloud Platform Overview

SAP HANA Cloud Platform offers a scalable platform-as-a-service for businesses of all sizes. SAP Hana provides an all-inclusive solution that addresses the problems of SaaS solutions, which can be time consuming to integrate as well as inflexible. The possible applications of SAP HANA Cloud Platform include HR tasks, customer overviews, and order tracking, among many other potential uses.

This platform allows developers to extend functionality for classic Oracle and SAP applications, as well as business-specific tools. The platform serves as the central backbone of all lines of business, including cash flow. The platform allows for perpetual development of new applications and processes as business demands it. Cloud Platform users have access to up to 10 GB of unstructured storage and up to 10 GB of bandwidth, per user, per month.

The PaaS provides an open architecture that offers in-memory database and app services that can be built quickly, allowing the system to scale along with the growth of the business. The SAP HANA Cloud Platform is available in four distinct versions (Free, Professional, Single Application, and Multiple Application) to address the demands of all types of businesses and budgets. The platform incorporates SAP HANA Cloud Identity for secure logons for all users.

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English

SAP HANA Cloud Platform Reviews

Overall rating
4.7/5
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SAP's platform for the future

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 4/8/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Must-use for all SAP customers, given that it is critical to SAP's success as an enterprise software company.

Pros

Started using HANA 5 years ago with v1 SPS5 back when it was just released for SAP BW. Back then it was "only" an in-memory DB. With each new SPS release, HANA became better with more DB features integrated. Fast forward to today, it is a full-fledged database platform with enterprise features that rival (and in some cases) even bests Oracle, MSSQL, DB2, et al. For customers who intend to use SAP for the foreseeable future, you would no doubt have HANA already as part of your existing if not future SAP roadmap, given that support for the traditional DBs is until 2025.
SAP HANA, which is re-written from the ground up to fully take advantage of today's modern hardware, supports multi-threaded CPU architecture, use of terabytes of memory to run its in-memory database capabilities, columnar & row based database with full-fledged compression, full support of PL-SQL and many other application components.
From a hardware perspective it is a 2-horse race with the commodity Intel x86 platforms becoming more powerful with each CPU iteration and better CPU core-to-memory ratio support, and IBM with their Power-based CPU architecture. As hardware prices continue to fall and become more powerful, it is only a matter of time before HANA hardware becomes truly commoditised.

Cons

Today SAP HANA is not only a competent database platform, but also is a very robust applications platform. As HANA continues to grow its feature set naturally there are more bugs as a result of a multitude of features. Development of SAP HANA is also diversified across multiple locations around the globe (Walldorf, India, etc.). SAP must do a better job in responding quicker to customers with issues.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

SAP Hana is a memory data platform that accelerate the business processes,deliver process inteligene

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 3/12/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The best multi combination platform that are driven with data platform and as report generation tool. Best part of this software is it removes the burden of maintaining any additional system to hold our data it acts as 2 in 1 which holds and generates output results.so that we can run live and make better business decisions in the new digital economy.The features are like reduce its complexity, we can run this any where and can give accurate and real results some more additions operations it include are Transform data management,Process data in memory,Leverage advanced analytics, and can develop advances applications. Best storage as well as analytics based software that stores in Idoc data presentations

Cons

The SAP Hana was very least thing to say because it is very best in tool for holding large massive data and its generation of the reports but we requires additional changes in the page layout and design of the SAP lOGON need to be changed and immediate password change assitance need to be required. if they implement this software will be very more useful

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SAP HANA provides an in memory database for fast data access and processing

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 4/6/2018
Review Source: Capterra

I what find is that since SAP is firmly sticking with in memory computing and making all of their processes compatible with in-memory computing. This eventually forces customers to migrate to HANA but the user experience in HANA is much better compared to the alternate in my opinion. This is recommended for any SAP customer with large volumes of data that needs processing, reporting and analysis. I would recommend with training

Pros

I like hat HANA is in-memory computing technology that provides an in memory database for fast data access and processing to users. Properties like faster data fetching, quick execution times, speedy access to external Apps make it a very useful technology. The business problems being solved with the product are as the data volume grows, the conventional database based reports and processes tend to slow down. This at times negatively affects the year on year trend analysis and processes requiring multiple data fetch. HANA, being in memory database virtually eliminates these issues. The data fetch is almost instantaneous and the processes run much faster.

Cons

I see nothing negative about the technology in itself. The roll out of this platform could have been done in a better way. The cloud integration of SAP has been slow as well. These I thing that can be looked into

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

ANALYTICS AND ERPS - WHAT BUSINESSES NEEDED

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 10/4/2018
Review Source: Capterra

It is very reliable, fast and efficient. It has enabled many companies to streamline processes and access a myriad of information related to their companies in real time

Pros

1. The data processing speeds are greatly improved on the HANA platform. This is due to the in-memory technology incorporated into the system.
2. Very easy to set up and integration with SAP is almost flawless. This is especially true with cloud.
3. The user interface is not only eye catching, it also incorporates analytics which enable the users to create interactive dashboards, graphs and widgets.
4. Since it is a database in itself, which supports data to be stored in columns (as opposed to the previously used MS SQL, which stores in rows), it allows for faster data processing, analytics and more efficient storage of data.
5. It allows a company to monitor key KPIs.
6. In terms of security, it is very efficient. It relies on encryption, patching and best practices when it comes to security. It is also linux-based which provides a very secure platform

Cons

1. The hardware and software specifications required to run HANA may be unavailable to some businesses hence if a company wants to use it, the would have to acquire them.
2. The dashboards and some of the analytical features are unavailable on mobile.
3. While customizing and writing stored procedures, one must be very careful as the application is linux-based hence it is case sensitive.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

A step into the future.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 7/24/2018
Review Source: Capterra

With SAP HANA, my skills in view calculations have increased, I have another point of view about how to create one type of report or another. It is also very productive and very fast response. In addition with other tools like SAP Lumira, Qlik View / Sense and Tableau you can get a nice result, it leverages BI to another level and makes your experience even better.

Pros

SAP HANA, or Netweaver over HANA DB (HDB) is a step into the future. Before this concept of in-memory computing and memory storage (without reading the disk all the time), some reports took very long to load. Now you can get access to a larger piece of data in seconds. HANA also brings BW to another level of real time reporting, even detailed information can be shown in no time, its very fast. The way we build views by using the HANA Modeler is very simple but yet powerful, you can do a lot with little knowledge and much more with some expertise.

Cons

The tools used to work with HANA are both the HANA Studio or Eclipse with SAP HANA plugins. In my opinion, it could be better than it is; with more components, less bugs (you have to restart the environment every once in a while) and a better explanation about how the aggregation you see has been formed (Simpler than PlanViz).

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

SAP HANA Cloud Platform Pricing

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Pricing options
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Value for money

A feature-limited free edition is available.
Professional Edition: $22 per user, per month
Single Application Edition: $43 per user, per month
Multiple Application Edition: $130 per user, per month

SAP HANA Cloud Platform Features

  • API

  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Integration
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Monitoring
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Key features of SAP HANA Cloud Platform

  • Applications Management
  • Custom Development
  • Database Servers
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Programming Languages
  • Server Performance

Benefits

● Extend existing apps and deploy them for any user on any device, rapidly, with SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

● Deliver salient data to the correct business unit, on-demand.

● Build specialized customer-facing apps for unique departments throughout the organization.

● Extend the functions of legacy SAP and Oracle applications.

● Continually build and expand existing applications as new business needs arise.

SAP HANA Cloud Platform FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

Q. What type of pricing plans does SAP HANA Cloud Platform offer?

SAP HANA Cloud Platform offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

A feature-limited free edition is available.
Professional Edition: $22 per user, per month
Single Application Edition: $43 per user, per month
Multiple Application Edition: $130 per user, per month

Q. What are the main features of SAP HANA Cloud Platform?

SAP HANA Cloud Platform offers the following features:

  • Applications Management
  • Custom Development
  • Database Servers
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Programming Languages
  • Server Performance

Q. Who are the typical users of SAP HANA Cloud Platform?

SAP HANA Cloud Platform has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does SAP HANA Cloud Platform support?

SAP HANA Cloud Platform supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does SAP HANA Cloud Platform offer?

SAP HANA Cloud Platform has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does SAP HANA Cloud Platform support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices SAP HANA Cloud Platform supports

Q. What other apps does SAP HANA Cloud Platform integrate with?

SAP HANA Cloud Platform integrates with the following applications:

AnswerRocket, BIME, Coresystems, DocuWare, In Mind Cloud CPQ, Phocas, SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Business Objects, Sana Commerce, Tagetik

Q. What level of support does SAP HANA Cloud Platform offer?

SAP HANA Cloud Platform offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support