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Pros
"The actual interface is good.""Provides very good integration."

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"If you want to scale with new processes and new reports, that's fairly easy.""The most value for us was in terms of using it to issue tenders online. We host our server, but it is open to the public, so clients who want to buy those tenders were able to go online, put their tender documents up, and we could evaluate them using SAP.""Integration is the most valuable feature we use SAP HANA for.""One feature I find very valuable, is the response time of the application on the database memory.""The functionality is of the solution is very good.""The data storage requirement is reduced from the original database to the HANA database.""The user interface is very good. You can do any kind of reporting analytics from the platform.""The feature that I like the most is that we can transport the data to our web data application. SAP HANA's performance is really perfect. We're working on big data, and SAP HANA is really working on high performance. We are happy working with it."

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"Because the solution is customized. we do occasionally face unique bugs. There are always some changes that need to be made here and there.""User interface could be more user friendly."

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"In terms of improvement, the speed is not as good as we thought it would be. That is why we are trying different solutions that will be built with different technologies.""The interface is a little bit hard to customize. You almost have to consult the SAP original developer to change it.""FI, or the financial module of SAP, has room for improvement. It has to have some better localization for the Middle East, especially in regards to taxes and the letter of credit cycle. I would like to see better localization from the HCM.""If the developers were to enhance or improve the application logic while processing the transactions, that would be great.""The challenge right now is all databases are on S4 HANA architecture. You're running it for HANA, but not all the functionalities are available. If they can speed up getting all the databases on S4 HANA that would help.""I think that the pricing is high and it needs improvement.""When you do a report on a non-SAP platform, you face some compatibility problems.""The user experience should be better. Its user interface is not good. I also don't like the transition concept."

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"People who are technical will accept the cost, but financially they will assess whether this solution will bring them revenue or not. People often ask, how will I profit when the cost is so high?""It is expensive, which isn't a problem for us because SAP HANA is processing the data so fast.""SAP HANA is an expensive product.""It is expensive.""Setup and licensing require planning and proper budgeting, as it is not cheap.""The price of the solution could be reduced, it is expensive.""The price of this product is good.""We pay $200 on a monthly basis."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The licensing is expensive but it's worth it for our company.
Top Answer: I'd like to see a more friendly user interface. The solution is complicated and some of the field engineers, who are less exposed to the solution, are having problems which could be solved by… more »
Top Answer: It is very stable and very innovative. You can integrate many applications with it.
Top Answer: We pay for a maintenance license, and the licensing cost is high. In general, it is a very expensive solution.
Top Answer: The worst thing about SAP HANA is the price; it's very expensive. The licensing cost, implementation cost, hosting cost, and appliance cost are all high.
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Also Known As
SAP ASE
SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance, HANA
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Overview

With SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (SAP ASE), you can handle massive volumes of data and thousands of concurrent users to accelerate the growth of new data-driven business applications. Drive value with a faster, more efficient transactional system that is designed to meet the demands of the digital economy.

The SAP HANA® platform helps you reimagine business by combining a robust database with services for creating innovative applications. It enables real-time business by converging trans-actions and analytics on one in-memory platform. Running on premise or in the cloud, SAP HANA untangles IT complexity, bringing huge savings in data management and empowering decision makers everywhere with new insight and predictive power.

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Sample Customers
City of Buenos Aires, ASR Group, Citrix, EarlySense, Usha International Limited, Automotive Resources International (ARI), Takisada-Osaka Co. Ltd., Coelba (Grupo Neoenergia), RZD Russian Railways, National Basketball Association - NBA, TALLY
Unilever, NHS 24, adidas Group, CHIO Aachen, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company18%
Pharma/Biotech Company9%
Financial Services Firm9%
Logistics Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise53%
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SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise is ranked 16th in Relational Databases with 2 reviews while SAP HANA is ranked 4th in Relational Databases with 26 reviews. SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise is rated 8.0, while SAP HANA is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise writes "A completely customized solution that's stable and offers excellent technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP HANA writes "Very robust solution with good data access". SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise is most compared with SQL Server, SAP IQ, Oracle Database, SAP SQL Anywhere and IBM Db2 Database, whereas SAP HANA is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database, MySQL, Apache Spark and Teradata.

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