HANA

SAP Business Suite software is powered by SAP HANA and enables utility companies to meet significant regulatory, environmental, operational, consumer, and technological challenges.

Energy Supply Chain Optimization
Enable real-time access to high volumes of procurement documents and complete visibility into end-to-end procurement activities.

Operational Efficiency for Plants and Grids
Schedule maintenance more effectively, based on faster response times to operational data. Enable real-time analytics on all data, including machine sensor information. Plan several times a day for increased efficiency of maintenance operations.

The Intelligent Grid
Manage inventory more efficiently with a real-time view of stock and inventory monitoring. Support demand-response programs through fast access to all relevant data.

Customer Experience
Understand buying patterns better with real-time analysis of Big Data. Have complete transparency into the sales pipeline, based on real-time information. Route inbound communications to the best resource.

The SAP HANA Platform

Leading utilities must collect, store, and analyze exceptionally high volumes of data from many different sources. With SAP software powered by the SAP HANA platform, best-run companies can leverage Big Data to improve real-time performance across the enterprise and beyond.

With the emergence of smart meters, smart grids, and decentralized energy generation, business processes in the utilities industry are changing rapidly. For all processes, however, the ability to handle Big Data volumes is critically important.

SAP HANA, which enables in-memory processing of huge data streams, is designed to support and enable emerging technologies and applications. It also enhances processes that are currently supported by the SAP for Utilities solution portfolio and partner software. Because of its power and versatility, SAP HANA is well equipped to serve as a single platform for enhancing all SAP software–based processes.

In-memory technology helps utilities improve profitability analysis by incorporating relevant data from internal and external data sources in real time. This results in better decision making for sales, marketing, operations, and other groups.

In-memory technology also allows utilities to glean real-time insights regarding assets. That means maintenance teams can be scheduled and deployed according to current requirements in the shortest possible period of time.