A common confusion that has been in discussion with all SAP ERP users is the difference between SAP and SAP HANA
The Systems, Applications & Products implementation which is popularly known as SAP is an application that is designed to run an SAP HANA database.
SAP HANA, on the other hand, is an in-memory database. It is a column-based Relational Database Management System that is designed to store, retrieve and process all business activities and data. SAP HANA is not empowered to run or determine any activity. It can simply store all the data. While it is the job of SAP to run all activities and maintain smooth management of all business activities.
SAP HANA is the latest technology that is designed to reduce memory usage by a factor of 10 which in turn helps run real-time analytics, crunching data almost instantaneously. In short, SAP is the platform for the SAP HANA database to run.
FAQ Related to SAP and SAP HANA
– All the features and functionalities of ERP are supported by SAP S/4HANA. You can read easily data generated report format.
– If you try to collect such a vast amount of data manually using multiple tools, it’ll take a very long time. SAP S/4HANA helps to collect this important set of data very quickly and accurately.
-You’ll be able to get the complete insight of the integrated softwares including the integration method (built directly into the software, or available through add-ons, modifications, or third-party support etc).
Full form of HANA is High-Performance Analytic Appliance. SAP is the name of the company.
HANA is SAP’s own developed Database for it’s application suites. HANA is built on thr concept of In-Memory.