New SAP HANA Bundle Streamlines Business Processes
SAP has combined several pieces of software from its SAP HANA platform into a new software bundle aimed at improving big data use and analysis for businesses. The announcement of this Intelligent Business Operations bundle was made at the Gartner Business Process Management Summit in London last week.
"The full value of Big Data only comes when you embed its insights in your business processes," says Sanjay Chikarmane, senior vice president and general manager of Global Technology Solutions at SAP. "With the new intelligent business operations offering, we aim to help organizations to make use of Big Data in real time to run their processes more efficiently and intelligently."
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SAP's new bundle combines four SAP HANA offerings: SAP Operational Process Intelligence, SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration, SAP Event Stream Processor and SAP PowerDesigner.
SAP Operational Process Intelligence is used for analyzing large volumes of data and allows users to view end-to-end operations in real time. SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration is for use in heterogeneous environments. The software enables "dynamic, rules-based execution of business processes" and can be used in applications throughout your environment.
SAP Event Stream Processor is data aggregation software that can gather data from unstructured sources, such as legacy systems and social network feeds, allowing businesses to take full advantage of them. Finally, SAP PowerDesigner provides process modeling, documentation and executes actionable enterprise architecture for SAP HANA.
Owen Pettiford, co-CEO of consulting firm Comprise IT, offers a use case for the SAP HANA software bundle saying it "provide real-time predictive insights into the order-to-cash process at a line-item level and sends alerts whenever KPIs (key performance indicators) are in danger of being breached, often helping to resolve fulfillment issues before they occur."