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Kuwait dazzled by future of real-time business
May 24, 2013, 12:26 pm
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An exclusive demonstration in Kuwait City for industry experts, customers and the media set out to explain the benefits and influence of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA (BSoH), a disruptive technology world first.

BSoH makes SAP the only company in the world to successfully combine transactional applications with analytics in-memory. The innovation dramatically simplifies IT architectures and processes, empowering businesses to achieve unprecedented speed and real-time predictive analysis. "We now live in a hyper-connected world where real-time reactions are increasingly vital to business success,” said Ranjit Rajan, Research Director – Software and Services, IDC MEA. 

“Traditional planning is becoming a thing of the past, and the unabated growth in enterprise data – both structured and unstructured – is driving discussions around the ‘value’ that can be extracted from that data in order to drive competitive advantage. Big data technologies such as in-memory databases make rapid transactional and analytical processing of that data possible, thus accelerating business processes. SAP has been at the forefront of leveraging in-memory technologies and, with the launch of Business Suite on HANA, it will be fascinating to see how its clients and competitors react in the near future.”

BSoH business truly data-driven, accelerating end-to-end core processes such as human resources, finance, marketing, sales, maintenance, service, manufacturing, procurement and supply chain.

It also enables a user-driven experience that offers a unified view of real-time information at any level of granularity, as well as a platform for real-time interaction and data access of every type, on any device.

“More than ever before, Kuwaiti businesses are demanding to move at incredible speed, greater flexibility and more informed precision. BSoH is a massive calling card for SAP in this respect. It is the very definition of a disruptive technology and can radically change users expectations, application design principles and products architecture,” said Gergi Abboud, Managing Director, SAP Gulf.

“This is not about keeping pace with the competition, it is about outpacing them,” added Abboud. “It is not about having information - it is about having the right information to act at the right time. By accelerating core processes like never before, BSoH creates smarter business innovations, faster business processes and simpler business interactions to unlock a new era of opportunity.”

Importantly, BSoH is configured for continuous incremental change, and operates on a flexible, open architecture that gives customers choice of hardware, database, implementation partners, and solution providers. Omar Draghmeh, Managing Director, HP Kuwait, said: “Businesses today need to react at market speed, they need employees that are empowered to make the right decisions, and they need to be consistently unlocking new opportunities for both innovation and profit. BSoH has the potential to deliver on all of these fronts in Kuwait and it is exactly the type of innovative technology HP is proud to be associated with.”

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