July 27, 2012 // By: Helen Tian and Perry Manross // SAP Drives Growth in China
When Executive Board member Vishal Sikka presented at China SAPPHIRE in November last year, he introduced to many a “revolutionary new product”: SAP HANA. Nine months and EUR 300 million in revenue later, SAP HANA has become a “platform for us all.”
Vishal touted the platform’s adherence to the principals of design thinking: desirability, feasibility, and viability. Three demos during his keynote of SAP HANA-enabled applications showed how the platform is delivering on all three of these tenants.
The speed that SAP HANA enables is not only breaking records, Vishal noted, it is redefining the metrics used to measure databases. Both in OLAP and OLTP, the platform is pushing the envelope. Coupled with SAP’s other technologies such as cloud and mobile, this power is making its way to the masses, to the front-line employees who can make decisions at the optimal window of opportunity.