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How to identify your first SAP HANA use case and get started


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How to identify your first SAP HANA use case and get started

  1. 1. Identify your first HANA Use Caseand get startedAlison BesshoDirector, HANA Solutions
  2. 2. •  Optimal Solutions At-a-Glance•  What is HANA today ?•  Highlights of the T-Mobile Use Case•  How to find your first use case for HANA•  Closing Thoughts•  Contact InformationAgenda
  3. 3. •  Award-winning SAP consulting firm•  Exclusively focused on SAP planning,implementation & support•  Risk assessment & mitigation consultant to manyof the largest SAP sites in the world•  SAP-based business transformation leader forpublic & private companies of all sizes•  1000+ highly skilled SAP consultants/architects worldwideOptimal At-a-Glance BOBJ Partner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Run SAP &SAP HANA Certified. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Enablement Partner for:SAP EPMSAP MobilitySAP BISAP HANA
  4. 4. EIM MobileCOREAnalyticsEPMHANAMobile•  Mobility Assessment Workshop•  Syclo Enablement•  SAP ECC Workflow MobilityFramework•  Mobile CRM for Sales 2.0•  Custom Mobile Solutions•  BI Mobile SolutionsAnalyticsEIM•  Quick Start (Data Migration, Data Integration)Solutions, Data Quality Audit, Rapid Marts•  Only SAP partner with SAP Certified DM and MDGRapid Deployment Solutions•  50+ cross-certified, Full Time ConsultantsOptimal s Full Suite of Solution CapabilitiesHos$ng  Support  •  Solution Accelerators•  SAP Award Winners•  Partner enablement / pre-sales certified•  Business Objects, Business Warehouse•  50+ Full Time ConsultantsEPM•  Original OutlookSoft partner•  12 years product experience•  500+ projects•  Pre-defined solution accelerators•  50+ Full Time Consultants - one ofthe largest global EPM practicesCore•  17 years experience•  All-in-One Solutions•  Awards•  300+ ConsultantsHANAInter-Disciplinary Skills at the forefront of Innovative Technologies•  Large HANA lab environment with active POC s•  Selected as a SAP partner to implement SOH•  Strong leadership with HANA customer experience•  HANA Roadmap workshops to identify best usecases
  5. 5. What is HANA today ?
  6. 6. High-Performance Analytic Appliance: a column-oriented, in-memorydatabase appliance that can support transactional processing andanalysis of massive quantities of data in local memory. The resultsare available at your fingertips very quickly and business decisions canbe executed without delay•  Immediate Answers – with hundreds of times faster analytics•  Deeper Insight – interrogate more granular data•  Simpler and More Cost-Effective – manage largedata volumes while reducing IT complexity2011: What was HANA ?
  7. 7. Custom AppsMobilityBPC/EPMCRMSOHAnalyticsEIMBWPredictiveAnalysisWhat is HANA today ?
  8. 8. T-Mobile Use Case
  9. 9. About T-Mobile:•  Annual revenue is more than $20 billion•  33+ million customersChallenge: T-Mobile needed rapid analyticalcapabilities for marketing campaign refinement•  The marketing team wanted to collect,analyze and report on results of targetedoffers and campaigns very quickly and withgreat flexibilityT-Mobile SAP HANA Use Case
  10. 10. Project 1 (total duration 5.5 months)•  Acquired a 1 TB SAP HANA appliance•  Installed HANA, Data Services for Middleware and BO 4.0 (new version)•  Designed/developed HANA database, data integrations and reportsT-Mobile Project Highlights
  11. 11. Project 1 (total duration 5.5 months)Results:•  Reporting runs 53 times faster than on legacy database•  5.5 times improvement in data compression ratio•  Business gains new insights quickly and fine-tunesmarketing campaigns in real timeT-Mobile Project Highlights
  12. 12. How to Identify your first HANA use caseand get started !
  13. 13. Find the Right Business Use CaseStart with an initiative that will:•  Wow your customer!•  Deliver significant improvement to a businesschallenge and provide new insights and knowledge•  Introduce new capability that the business wasunable to achieve previously•  Introduce SAP HANA to the IT team and developtheir skills and expertise1
  14. 14. Cases that Can Benefit Significantly•  Business Analytics, examples:-  Customer and marketing data-  Product demand and inventory levels•  BW on HANA for faster reporting, analytics, transactions•  New SAP solutions + HANA:•  CRM•  BPC•  Predictive Analytics•  Business Suite on HANA (SoH)•  Custom applications + HANA built by SAP or third-parties•  Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) created to address aspecific performance challenge or complexity1
  15. 15. Develop High-Level ArchitectureLeverage your IT partners to considerand determine:• Your existing IT landscape• Data sources• ETL tools• New applications (if applicable)• Analytics tools (if applicable)• Frequency and timing of:-  Data updates-  Data access2
  16. 16. Finalize the Environment PlanSeveral SAP HANA environment options:•  Consider a POC with a reliable integration partner•  Partner with your preferred hardware vendor todeploy HANA in-house•  Evaluate in-cloud solutions with Amazon or SAP•  Think about the number of environments you need:-  Develop, test, produce•  Remember disaster recovery or HA needs3
  17. 17. Determine Hardware Appliance NeedsConsider size of:•  Production SAP HANA appliance•  Development and test environments•  HA and backup/recovery needs•  Purge and Archiving strategy4
  18. 18. Determine Hardware Appliance NeedsWhere do you begin?•  Work with your SI and SAP to estimate theamount of data to be stored in HANA-  Remember: aggregation tables not needed-  Only store data critical to business challenge-  Archive/purge non-critical data•  Work with your HW partner to finalize theappliance architecture4
  19. 19. Contract for SAP HANA SoftwareWork with your SAPaccount representativeto determine softwarelicensing needs.5
  20. 20. Identify Your Project TeamKey positions may include:•  Project manager•  HANA architect /data modeler•  ETL team•  Data source extract developers•  New application developers•  Report/analytics developers•  HANA administrator•  Test team•  SAP members & SI partner members•  Business users for requirements, design & UAT6
  21. 21. Coordinate HANA Training for IT TeamObtain training from SAP or yourintegration partner. Training isavailable in many formats:•  Online tutorials•  Classroom training•  Customized training7
  22. 22. Coordinate HANA Training for IT TeamCritical areas covered:•  Introduction to SAP HANA•  Data services: replication (SLT)and integration•  SQL on HANA•  Data modeling•  BW on HANA•  Application training7
  23. 23. Identify Performance MetricsImportant to measure speed and capability ofthe HANA solution:•  Create queries or reports in legacy databases toserve as a benchmark for HANA queries/reports•  Monitor and record the processing time of similarIT services for comparison•  Collaborate with the business to understandtheir expectations8
  24. 24. Identify Testing MethodologyThink about test approach related to:• Quality and accuracy of data loaded into HANA• Speed time of data load processes• HANA processing speed … determine if any fine-tuning isneeded for the data model• Application functionality (if applicable)• Data volume testing requirements9
  25. 25. Gather Business RequirementsMeet with your business partners togather organizational requirements:• Challenge business to think outside the boxand focus on just what’s done today• Remember: the power of SAP HANA lies inits ability to process data very quickly andintroduce new, unexpected insights to thebusiness!10
  26. 26. Alison BesshoDirector, HANA SolutionsAlison.Bessho@optimalsol.comCell: 303-475-0649Thank you!Get started NOW on yourHANA journey !