SUSE recently asked the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) to conduct a survey of SAP leaders, engineers, and architects in North America about their plans for SAP HANA adoption. The ASUG documented the results in this white paper “A Headache-Free Hybrid Approach to Adopting SAP HANA.”
This was an online survey of 122 ASUG members across a variety of industries and company sizes. The majority were in the IT department but some were in business lines like Sales, Finance, and HR. With SAP’s “Cloud First” strategy, it’s not surprising that many organizations who have deployed SAP HANA have either already built it in a cloud infrastructure, or plan to in the future. What is surprising is the disparity between the perspectives of executives and those at the manager level when it comes to confidence in understanding the risks of cloud adoption.
The paper also gives perspectives on when the survey respondents plan to move to SAP S/4HANA, their motivations for making the transition, and the challenges they see. This move is often part of a software-defined infrastructure (SDI) strategy so the paper closes with guidance for choosing the ideal partner for transforming your infrastructure.
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