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*Blog written by Rani Goel, SAP Global Marketing.

Follow these three easy steps: 

  1. Submit a Compelling Story

  2. Make sure the entry is complete.

  3. Include the required Pitch Deck


Submit a compelling story.

You are a company at the cutting edge of technology and you are innovating to win in the digital economy. You are transforming your processes, creating compelling solutions for other companies to use, impacting the lives of people around you, and enabling new ways of doing business

Tell us your #innovationstory to get recognized, win the 2017 HANA Innovation Award (HIA) and claim your pass for SAPPHIRE Now. But how?


Make sure your entry is complete.

This year all entries must complete the template and the Pitch Deck to be considered eligible to win. The template and the pitch deck will guide you to tell your complete story in a compelling way. This will prepare the judges to accurately assess the merits and contributions of your solution and have all the information they need to judge you fairly against other entries.


Include the required pitch deck.

Your pitch deck is an imperative part of your submission, you cannot win without it.

Information to include:

  • your full contact information

  • description of the solution and what it does

  • the results you have obtained

  • a stakeholder quote to validate your claim

  • elaborate on the business problem you are solving and the value it is delivering in terms of impact to people, processes or business models it is enabling

  • the technological impact of the solution

  • what technologies it is using


Stand out in the crowd.

To help your submission stand out amongst others, you can include screen shots, architectural diagrams and other compelling information that you feel will help the judges see you as a winner.  Don’t risk getting disqualified. If the entry is incomplete, and does not include all the information requested in the HIA template and the Pitch Deck it will not be accepted.

Don’t Wait. Submit your most compelling entry now for a chance to take home the prize.

For more information on the HANA Innovation Awards timeline and list of prizes, read this blog.

For details on the judging criteria, track and category definitions, go here. The entry submission deadline is March 17, 2017

Join the #InnovationStory conversation.

This post was originally written by Rani Goel of SAP Global Marketing.