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SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems: Helping customers accelerate their digital transformation
Let’s start with an impressive statistic: since SAP announced support of HANA on IBM Power Systems in mid-2015, over 600 companies have already selected Power Systems as their platform for current and future SAP HANA projects. And now in 2017, IBM Business Partners around the world are able to help their customers across a range of industries transform their businesses to meet today’s evolving demands with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems—a platform built with open technologies and designed for mission-critical applications.
The advantage is that with SAP HANA on Power Systems in the mix, organizations are now in the enviable position of being able to accelerate performance of their analytics, transactional workloads, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and more.
For example, automotive manufacturer Indus Motor Company wanted to improve the customer experience by delivering high-quality vehicles rapidly and at the lowest cost. They knew that achieving its goals in this highly competitive market would demand a full-scale digital transformation.
“Thanks to our IBM and SAP solutions, we are achieving the digital transformation that will help us strengthen our competitiveness in a fast-moving marketplace.”—Faizan Mustafa, CIO/Head of IT, Indus Motor Company Ltd.
Not only are companies gaining performance and resiliency advantages with SAP HANA on Power Systems, but they are also accomplishing this while reducing complexity and simplifying operations. Watch the video below to find out how Bosch Group, a global manufacturer, implemented SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA database on Power Systems to allow business users to set up systems quickly with minimal support from IT, saving time and driving a rich culture of innovation.
Turning a deep technology partnership into business opportunity
For over 40 years, IBM and SAP have helped clients build winning strategies through thousands of successful implementations. Over the past few years, this deep technology partnership has been leveraged by many IBM Business Partners as they help their customers accelerate their digital transformation by moving to SAP HANA on Power Systems.
HANA is a strategic platform for SAP, and has been one of the fastest-growing workloads on Power Systems. This is a great opportunity to become a trusted advisor to your customers and help them understand how Power Systems can enable them to take advantage of the advanced features of HANA in ways they can’t with commodity servers.
Get started by building your skills today
IBM has made it easy for IBM Business Partners to get started with a rich set of assets loaded into IBM FindIT, compelling marketing campaigns loaded into the IBM Digital Marketing Content platform, and both online IBM PartnerWorld University and classroom education.
It’s convenient to have education in many different forms—and with everyone’s busy schedules, the IBM Systems Education Open Badges program is quickly becoming one of the most popular. Badging is a great way to build your personal skills when it is most convenient to you, and it’s also a great way to communicate your credentials to others.
This SAP HANA on Power Systems badge is an IBM-issued and IBM-recognized badge that attests the following skills have been obtained by the holder:
- An understanding of the benefit an SAP HANA on Power Systems solution can bring to clients
- Foundational knowledge of the deployment options with SAP HANA on Power Systems
- Awareness of the competition and how to position SAP HANA on Power Systems to win the opportunity
If you haven’t seen the IBM Systems Education Open Badges program, I highly recommend you explore your options. In addition to SAP HANA on Power Systems, IBM offers Power Systems badges for other fast-growing opportunity areas such as Open Data Platform (open source databases), High-Performance Computing & Data Analytics, and Linux on Power … with other topics coming soon.
IBM is always looking for new and existing Business Partners interesting in helping their customers accelerate their digital transformation. If you have any questions or are looking for additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out to your IBM representative or to me at [email protected].
Bob Friske (@bobfriske)
Global Channel Marketing Manager, IBM Power Systems
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