March 5, 2013
(NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has gone live on the SAP® Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application powered by the SAP HANA® platform in a record time of 2.5 months. More than 14,000 SAP employees worldwide, among them over 4,000 concurrent users, access the system weekly. They now benefit from secure, real-time access to business-critical data wherever they are for increased productivity, business performance and improved decision-making. The announcement was made at CeBIT 2013, being held
In today's business world, speed and mobility matter. Business users expect fast response times as well as high quality and reliable information in their software. Additionally, the traditional desktop approach is long gone, with users demanding access to information anytime, anywhere and in real time via their preferred mobile device. In 2010,
SAP outlined for the first time
how in-memory computing and SAP HANA would dramatically increase the availability and speed of business information. Since then, SAP HANA has become the product with the fastest-growing customer pipeline in company history.
SAP migrated its business-critical CRM system to SAP CRM powered by SAP HANA through a project that was completed in record time, making the company the first customer to go live with the new solution.
"Real-time access to our customer pipeline allows us the ability to consistently analyze our business and know exactly where to focus additional resources and planning efforts. SAP Global Customer Operations is a vocal advocate of how SAP constantly delivers innovative business applications based on SAP HANA, in addition to serving as a highly-active internal customer," said
, president of Global Customer Operations and member of Global Managing Board of SAP AG. "With the migration of our own CRM system to SAP CRM powered by SAP HANA, we now benefit from accelerating the solution non-disruptively and providing decision-making insights from the account level through senior management, anytime, anyplace."
"Making SAP CRM available on SAP HANA was only the first step. Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are widely used across SAP, and they are also the preferred option for accessing customer information," said
, chief information officer, SAP AG. "That's why it is particularly important to us to embed SAP CRM on SAP HANA into our mobile strategy."
Increased Performance Throughout the System
Implementing SAP CRM powered by SAP HANA results in increased performance that can be measured in different processes throughout the system. These include relatively simple processes such as business partner and contact creation, along with more complex processes such as the conversion from activity to lead to opportunity, and account and opportunity management. Early user feedback highlights performance improvements in the area of call center management, especially in search and reporting scenarios. SAP benefits from SAP CRM powered by SAP HANA by making decisions in real time, accelerating business performance, increasing business productivity and improving IT efficiency.
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