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The future of HANA is the future of SAP. Its next-generation applications are built around the real-time in-memory processing capabilities of SAP HANA and are therefore wedded to it.


  • The role that SAP HANA is playing in the core of SAP's business: enterprise applications.
  • The sunset of support for SAP ECC enterprise applications makes SAP's HANA strategy more than academic for its broad customer base.

Features and Benefits

  • Find out how SAP's strategy to build next-generation applications impacts the database and third-party solution choices of its customers.
  • Discover how SAP's strategy to build its next-generation applications on HANA could provide the opportunity to simplify and rationalize its extensive enterprise applications portfolio.

Key questions answered

  • How does SAP's HANA strategy for its next-generation applications impact customers?
  • How does SAP's HANA strategy for its next-generation applications impact SAP?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • ERP is headed for a generational change – and this time the database comes with it
  • SAP's unveiling of C/4HANA confirms that database will shape the future portfolio
  • HANA could simplify SAP's product portfolio


  • Further reading
  • Author

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