SAP HANA Other Advice

reviewer992160
Managing Director at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
The main lesson is the importance of ERP capability, stability, and speed. The other lesson is about knowledge transfer because that is how you learn. At the end of the day, I like it because it's one of the affordable ERP systems. I would rate is as eight of ten. View full review »
AllaShlafir
Development & ERP Technologies Department Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd advise others to wait until the software will be much more stable before implementing it. I'd rate it eight out of ten. If it was more stable and more manageable, I'd rate it higher. If people could have the ability to do things on their own within the solution, to read the software logs on their own, and get the root cause of any problem, and not just send it to the support, it would be much better. View full review »
Ali Mirnia
Chief Executive Officer at Redment
We are a customer. We don't have a professional relationship with SAP. SAP HANA is not just a memory database, it's a big platform. It's a very, very safe database. It's a very safe database and the performance is very, very good for an in-memory database. For example, sometimes we use Oracle databases 18C or 19C. The data is in the memory, however, when data is running, it's very slow, due to the fact that all data is in the memory and you need to and go to write disk. Sometimes when the data is very large, we might scale up our approach, and, in the scale-up approach, sometimes it is slow in HANA. That said, the scale-up approach is very, very good. SAP has got one problem. When you start the database, all data from the tool's memory takes a very long time. We've found that IBM's non-volatile memory is better than internal memory. New users just need to be aware of that. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. The solution, overall, has fantastic performance, however, the cost makes it really hard for us to keep using it. View full review »
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Ali Mirnia
Chief Executive Officer at Redment
We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with SAP. We're using the latest version of the solution. We use an on-premises version and e have a private cloud in our company. I'd recommend the solution. If you have, for example, a huge project that's kind of a unique, scalable database I recommend SAP HANA for it. It's easy to use and handles more RAM. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. View full review »
Ahmed_Adel
Solution Architect at SAFE-SAS
The SAP portfolio is huge. It covers all industries and fields. It is very wide horizontally or vertically. It has modules for all industries, fields, and for all departments: accounts, HR, production, they have a solution for each industry and for each department in any organization. There are some applications that are very sensitive to the delay or the latency so for these types of applications I would recommend SAP HANA. However, if these are not concerns, there may be other database technologies that would be more cost-effective than HANA. I would rate this solution eight out of ten. View full review »
TestManager9901
Test Manager (global) at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
We're moving away from HANA and currently implementing a new solution which is not yet productive. Only the first part of it has become productive and I can't really say whether it's better or worse. During testing, we can see it's faster than HANA and provides the same data which is promising. I would restrain myself from providing any recommendations because that might give a false impression. I would not recommend SAP HANA because it has some issues with the speed and scalability of the size. It's also extremely expensive. It's probably the most expensive solution of all and you could expect more from it. On the other hand, we don't have much experience with other solutions yet, so it will be very difficult to provide a real recommendation. I would rate it a seven out of ten. View full review »
SAPcon677
SAP Consultant at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
We do not use the HANA features, for example, embedded scripts. This is something that we may use in the future. My advice to anybody looking to implement a relational database is to use Oracle, rather than HANA. HANA consultants are very rare and therefore costly. My testing has also shown that Oracle in memory is much faster than HANA. This is a good solution, but the vendor inaccurately promises that the database is ten-thousand times faster than Oracle. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten. View full review »
reviewer910095
Consultant at a mining and metals company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. Right now, they say the solution is S4 HANA, but, not everything on there is S4 HANA, so it is kind of confusing that they say that they're moving us to S4 HANA, but we are not really on it. Because of that, we're not 100% happy. Once everything is properly moved over, it might be better. View full review »
RamyShaaban
Section Head at a energy/utilities company
The biggest lesson learned was that we started late. We all should have started earlier. Out of ten, I would rate this solution as eleven. View full review »
Vinayak Shenoy Katarsal
Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd recommend the solution. It's a very good product to learn and it's easy to use once you have an understanding of the technology. It's a nice product to work on. I'd rate it eight out of ten. View full review »
reviewer1155018
Consultant Application Manager at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. View full review »
reviewer1413237
Process Mining Data Scientist (CELONIS) at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees
It is an SAP tool. Therefore, replicating the data from SAP to HANA is easy because it provides a high-performance area without overworking the SAP site. Working with big data is really nice in the SAP HANA database. I would rate SAP HANA a seven out of ten. I took some points because of the pricing, user experience, and stability issues. View full review »
reviewer750936
SAP Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
On a scale from one to ten, I rate this solution an eight. In the future I would like to see the response time of the application being much faster than it currently is. The response time on a task should be faster so that we don't have to wait for 10 seconds each time. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about SAP HANA. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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