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Dear Partners,

Your customers will come to you for advice about Big Data. Are you prepared to answer their questions and deploy SAP HANA?

An SAP Performance Benchmarking study found that 2.5 billion gigabytes of data are created every day. And that number doubles every month. According to CSC, data production will be 44 times greater in 2020 than it was in 2009.

Organizations are swimming in an ocean of information flowing from our computers, mobile devices, and machine sensors every day. With the right solutions, they can dive into all of that data to get valuable insights that were unimaginable only a decade ago. Today’s Big Data technology and analysis tools can transform your business. Big Data presents organizations with a myriad of opportunities: developing a foundation for decision management systems, incorporating new business signals into human and machine workflows and driving growth and profit through innovation.

Companies that harness Big Data get stronger.

Does your organization have a plan to utilize Big Data to its advantage?

Let’s look at some current business trends to see how Big Data can help inform and enable your strategy, deliver previously unknown customer insights, support customer buying behaviors and develop new business models to drive competitive advantage.

The Role of Big Data in Today’s Business

Global competition continues on the rise and companies have to adapt to this evolving global business landscape. Big Data plays a definitive role in providing organizations with a balanced view of internal and external information to inform strategic decisions.

Organizational change is happening faster and more frequently than ever. A survey of SAP webinar attendees revealed that nearly half experience more than 10 change events in their organizations per year, and more than 2/3 see more than six change projects per year. Change necessitates the reinvention of existing business models and Big Data plays a role in fostering agile technology environments that enable business processes to be revamped more easily.

Managing the expanding amount and variety of information available is extremely challenging. Big Data provides analytic capabilities that drive better outcomes, anticipate the future and improve time to value of information analysis to get the “big picture.”

Customer demands for better service and increased personalization are growing. Big Data unlocks customer insights to better understand customer sentiment about products and services and enables the identification of trends in real-time.

And, finally, technology can now provide continuous business process insights directly from your workforce. Big Data helps organizations visualize and foster optimal business process scenarios that increase margin, reduce administration, anticipate fraud and track valuable assets.

SAP S/4HANA and Big Data

SAP S/4HANA enables Big Data. This digital business foundation delivers massive simplifications and innovations to drive instant value across lines of business and industries. It enables you to reimagine your business and the user experience.

With S/4HANA, Big Data becomes accessible—complex business collaboration processes and interactions are eliminated. It makes it simple to get any insight on any data from anywhere in real time. Planning, execution, prediction and simulation can all be done on the fly at the highest level of granularity to drive faster business impact. Having the ability to focus on essential tasks in real-time provides you with the flexibility and agility to change business processes as needed for new efficiencies.

S/4HANA enables you to dramatically simplify your IT and innovate faster. This means saving hardware costs, operational costs and time, and you’ll no longer encounter discrepancies between systems. Not only is your data footprint reduced, IT costs decrease too. Deployments become easier and software adoption rates increase—leading to faster time to value. And, finally, you can more effectively protect your existing investments, while innovating at the same time to drive growth.

You can read more about how SAP can help you unlock the power of Big Data in this comprehensive flip book:

Using SAP S/4 HANA Effectively

The digital transformation of your business using S/4HANA can be enhanced and accelerated when you choose SAP Education to provide training. It’s proven that well-trained organizations are more successful organizations, so getting off on the right foot is critical to S/4HANA projects. SAP Training simplifies the deployment or migration to, or implementation of S/4HANA to experience more rapid success and maximum ROI.

SAP Education training enables organizations to:

  • Have a non-disruptive journey to S/4HANA deployment or migration
  • Accelerate software adoption
  • Successfully change business processes
  • Gain valuable insight for more effective decision-making
  • Be prepared for updates, new releases and new innovations

The SAP S/4HANA education program provides simple and effective learning content on SAP S/4HANA. It offers a full and varied range of classroom, virtual and eLearning courses and collaborative spaces through SAP Learning Hub, where experts and users can learn, develop skills, contribute and exchange knowledge.

So, are you prepared? For more information about the SAP S/4HANA education program, visit the SAP Training Shop.

Best regards,