SAP HANA Brings ROI of over 500% for University of Kentucky

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image SAP HANA is too often pigeonholed as expensive and only for extreme data needs.

But more and more companies are crunching the numbers and realizing that in-memory processing is simply a cheaper, better way to do analytics.

Dennis Howlett of Diginomica has already talked about the projected cost savings of $13M for one large government customer in his post Can SAP HANA bring real savings? Yes and the numbers are impressive.

Now a new post on the SAP HANA blog has provided an IDC analysis of the University of Kentucky’s move to the HANA platform.

HANA of course brought the expected technology benefits:

  • Up to 420 times faster data reporting than legacy system
  • Up to 15 times improvement in query load times
  • Average data compression improvement of 77%
  • Up to 87% reduction in extract, transform, and load (ETL) times
  • Up to 80% of data updated in real time

But what’s important is that this translates in direct business savings for the University compared to existing approaches:

  • $6.17 million in benefits (discounted) over five years
  • ROI of 509%
  • Payback in 9.5 months

idc roi university of kentucky

(Yes, it’s a 3D pie chart. You’ll get over it 🙂 )*

And it’s not just about doing things more efficiently today, it’s about the new possibilities for the future:

“The university believes that SAP HANA will help it realize other benefits, such as improved staff utilization rates, efficiencies in budgeting, and even revenue-producing mobile applications, although this study has not quantified these potential benefits because they are less near term in nature.”

Download the study for more details!

 

* Matt Hawkins of Kingfisher decided he couldn’t get over it, and decided to use Lumira Cloud instead — awesome!

idc numbers in lumira cloud


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