At SAPPHIRE NOW + SAP TechEd co-located in Madrid earlier this month, SAP announced new solutions leveraging the SAP HANA platform. The new solutions aim to enable real-time planning, reporting and analysis on large-scale volumes of data, new sense-and-respond scenarios and personalized interactions with consumers.
“These innovations show how SAP is rapidly delivering real-time, data-centric and industry-specific applications on the SAP HANA platform,” says Vishal Sikka, a member of the SAP Executive Board, Technology and Innovation. “SAP HANA is already accelerating existing customer solutions non-disruptively. But SAP HANA enables us to go far beyond this, to completely rethink applications and to build incredible new applications that solve great, unprecedented problems. These new solutions represent an exciting step forward in our strategy to grow by bringing innovation to our customers.”
The new solutions include SAP Liquidity Risk Management, which aims to provide banks with the ability to perform real-time, high-speed liquidity risk management and reporting on very large volumes of cash flows; SAP Accelerated Trade Promotion Planning, which will allow consumer packaged goods companies to plan effective, highly customized trade promotions; and SAP POS Data Management, which is planned to be a key block for evolving toward the real-time retail enterprise by taking point-of-sale (POS) data at the lowest level of granularity and allowing direct analytics and reporting by leveraging the speed of SAP HANA.
Available immediately, SAP Customer Usage Analytics is a real-time analytic application for the billing and revenue innovation management (BRIM) space that addresses the “big data” needs of service industries such as telecommunications, high tech and financial services. In addition, SAP Demand Signal Management will help companies across multiple industries capture external market and downstream demand data, in near real time, and integrate it with their internal business data to drive insights and better decision-making across the entire enterprise in areas such as sales, marketing and supply chain; and SAP Operational Process Intelligence is planned to be operational decision support software that helps line-of-business users gain real-time process visibility across end-to-end business processes with a clear focus on helping achieve successful outcomes across disparate activities.
More details are available from the SAP website at www.sap.com.