For most enterprises, 60 to 73 percent of enterprise data goes unused for business-intelligence (BI) and analytics efforts, according to Forrester.1
Data that is out of sight or out of date creates a competitive blind spot for businesses today. With customer demands, economic changes, and new trends and technologies evolving at a dizzying pace, staying relevant — not to mention competitive — requires that businesses access all available BI to be ?exible and agile.
When a business has accurate, current data in hand, it can make real-time data-driven business decisions so that it can stay relevant and competitive, or even be a disruptor in its industry. One way that a business can get real-time business insights is by using SAP HANA, an in-memory database platform from SAP.
However, migrating to SAP HANA from a traditional SAP environment can be a large, risky undertaking. It can be costly and take years, factors that can make justifying the effort internally difficult. There are solutions on the market, however, that can make migration easier. These solutions can ?ll the gap before migrating to SAP HANA and allow a business to realize the bene?ts of SAP HANA before or during migration. This paper outlines:
• The reality of managing traditional mission-critical SAP systems and the challenges that reality creates when merging data from OLTP and OLAP platforms
• Common barriers to migrating to SAP HANA
• A solution that can allow a business to realize the bene?ts of an SAP HANA implementation simply and cost-effectively — even before or during the migration process