What is SAP HANA?
SAP HANA is an in-memory database designed to dramatically accelerate SAP applications and the business processes they support. It is the go-forward foundation for running SAP Business Suite.
HANA design innovations such as in-memory operation and a simplified data structure improve performance, leading to higher productivity, real-time visibility and better use of analytics. For example, companies can react to market conditions based on up-to-the-minute data, rather than relying on the last quarterly reports.
What is SAP Business Suite on HANA?
When you move SAP Business Suite from a third-party legacy database to HANA, you’re running SAP Business Suite on HANA. Moving to Suite on HANA is the first step in an S/4HANA migration. Customers also have the option of moving to Suite on HANA, and upgrade to S/4HANA later. Dividing S/4HANA migration into two separate projects enables companies to show quick ROI, while minimizing disruption and risk.
What is SAP S/4HANA
SAP S/4HANA replaces SAP business suites with a simplified tool called SAP HANA.
SAP rebuilt their ERP solution (SAP ECC) from the ground up to take advantage of HANA’s performance and innovative data models. SAP S/4HANA provides an award-winning UX (SAP Fiori) along with a host of application and uses case-specific benefits.