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SAP’s cloud and big data race against time

10th Oct `13, 06:40 PM in Sectors

SAP is hoping HANA in-memory technology and software as a service will make up for declining licensing revenue…

BDMS
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SAP is hoping HANA in-memory technology and software as a service will make up for declining licensing revenue but its customers seem to have only a hazy idea of SAP’s SaaS strategy and one in two has no plans to move to HANA, according to a study from research firm Forrester.

Persuading customers to run core ERP applications on HANA is a key strategy for SAP, yet 52 percent of survey respondents say they’re not planning to use it, with 54 percent of them citing high costs and 37 percent saying they can’t see the benefit.

The HANA in-memory computing product consists of real-time analytics, middleware, database services and transaction processing.

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