SAP HANA Room for Improvement

Managing Director at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
One is the menu. There is a part of the menu where the button should be "reject." The interface is a little bit hard to customize. You almost have to consult the SAP original developer to change it. Now we have to consult SAP just to do some interface changes. You expect it to be easy to get into the menu, but you can't. Instead of changing the console you wanted to reject it, for example, if a tender that does not meet a specific qualification. Basically, the customization of the interface needs to be more friendly. I think we are also going towards mobile technology, so I would like to see the integration of a mobile app. View full review »
Development & ERP Technologies Department Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Unlike other databases, it lacks management features that legacy databases like Oracle or SQL servers have. They need to make the solution easier to manage and offer tools that make management more effective. A lot of things you have on traditional databases you have to develop into HANA. View full review »
Solution Architect at SAFE-SAS
From the deployment-side, I don't have any issues with the solution and haven't heard of any problems from clients. The solution is very expensive, however. The pricing depends on the number of users and many other factors that affect licensing. View full review »
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Test Manager (global) at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
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. Also, the cost is an issue. SAP HANA is extremely expensive, especially in the cloud. Right now that has changed because you can actually purchase modules of that size but, for example, two years ago when we had a database of 10 terabytes, then we would have to purchase the hardware on our own and then put it in the cloud foreign location of the vendor. It runs on our own software that we have purchased. It's just placed in the same location as the rest of the cloud of the vendor. They should improve the speed and scalability View full review »
SAP Consultant at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
The backup solution and time machine should be more accurate, reliable, and comfortable to use. The inclusion of a well-performing Time Machine is vital. If the interface were more comfortable and easy to use then it would be excellent. Sometimes, an incorrect request is taken to production and it will corruption everything in the production database. When there are a large number of records to process in a transaction, it is not any faster than Oracle. View full review »
Consultant at a mining and metals company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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. View full review »
Section Head at a energy/utilities company
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 a credit cycle. I would like to see better localization from the HCM. View full review »
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SAP Enterprise Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Graphical programming without coding. View full review »
Vinayak Shenoy Katarsal
Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution needs to improve its integration capabilities. There could be some debugging techniques when the solution goes wrong or if some of the data is wrong. The solution needs to work a little bit faster. When you do a report on a non-SAP platform, you face some compatibility problems. View full review »
Consultant Application Manager at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I think that the pricing is high and it needs improvement. In the next release, they could separate the modules from the costing of the database. If they bundle it together with a new affordable price then customers will be ready to purchase it. They need an affordable price to achieve most of the minimum requirement assets. View full review »
SAP Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
If the developers were to enhance or improve the application logic while processing the transactions, that would be great. For example, if you are accessing a transection, it takes about 10 seconds. So the logic behind the transection usually is part of the development part and a product code is not from the database. View full review »
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