The future of SAP is everything HANA.

From new product releases to phasing out legacy version support, the SAP HANA platform is here NOW and will continue to be the wave of the future—for SAP customers of every size. That said, SAP HANA is dynamic and continuously being updated, which makes it challenging for internal IT teams to keep up. Before you finish this blog, something will have changed (OK, maybe not that fast).

But you understand the speed at which IT support can quickly become outdated. That’s why having an outsourced partner with SAP HANA certified consultants is critical. SAP HANA certified consultants save clients invaluable time, money and—quite frankly—headaches. Employing non-certified resources to migrate, deploy or manage your most mission-critical systems can leave you vulnerable to major security risks. Why gamble with your company’s largest SAP investment?

Why you should align with SAP HANA certified consultants:

  • Education directly from SAP—learn the latest and greatest of what the powerful in-memory platform has to offer.
  • Hand-on experience—dedicated SAP HANA consultants work on numberous SAP HANA client infrastructures daily, keeping their SAP HANA skills fresh.
  • Key security precautions—SAP HANA consultants ensure your data is migrated safely and securely, and optimally maintained over time.

SAP HANA Certification—More than a pretty piece of paper.
The SAP HANA certification process is an ongoing commitment. Learning, test prep and the exam itself takes a month or more, with online and in-classroom training.

By completing the certification, Managecore professionals understand the effort required and its importance. Being able to apply knowledge to real-world cases saves clients precious time and money. An MSP that supports multiple clients on a variety of platforms provides different perspectives on how SAP HANA works.

SAP requires SAP HANA Certification
Did you know SAP requires certification to build or migrate to TDI (Tailored Data Center Integration) solutions? While you could buy SAP HANA appliances, you might end up with unfamiliar hardware and no flexibility for your growing infrastructure. By enabling customers to leverage existing hardware and operational processes in their data centers, HANA TDI can significantly lower costs and allow for easier integration of SAP HANA into your data center.The problem is, not a lot of MSPs are certified. So system maintenance of SAP HANA and support of complex migrations can be a scary proposition. That’s why certification isn’t just “nice to have.” It’s a “must have” when migrating to SAP HANA.

Can’t my internal team get certified?
Yes! However, the SAP HANA certification process takes time, money and resources. In addition to the high cost of the classes and certification test itself, team members will be out of office for substantial time periods. The certification must be renewed to ensure proper knowledge is being used on an ongoing basis. Worst case, your resident SAP HANA go-to person leaves your company. Where do you go from there? An SAP HANA Certified MSP is key to business continuity.

Don’t risk your most critical system
The most compelling reason your outsourced consultants should be certified? SAP HANA is one of your most mission critical systems and a substantial IT investment. Why trust that to someone who lacks certification and real-life experiences? Companies investing in SAP HANA want access to the latest features the technology has to offer and guidance of an expert team to properly optimize the SAP HANA platform. You can’t hope for the best with such a complex enterprise platform.

Relax and let the SAP HANA experts handle it.
Contact a Managecore SAP HANA certified expert today to get started on your HANA journey.

Nick Miletich
About the Author:

Nick Miletich

Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer Nick spearheads Managecore’s delivery teams, technical operations, cloud hosting solutions and the multiple technology platforms that are used to support Managecore’s SAP enterprise customers.  With over 15 years of experience, his sound background in SAP technologies and infrastructure services, paired with an intuitive business mindset makes him an ideal asset for our valued customers. Nick leverages his extensive experience from his previous operational executive management roles to be a true thought leader, working with clients of all sizes to effectively build custom solutions and deliver strategic technical support to fit their business needs. In this role, Nick is dedicated to customer success by providing complete end to end operational support including project management, and ongoing solution oversight. Nick stays abreast of cutting edge technology and leads Managecore's emerging technology efforts including an industry leading SAP HANA Cloud solution.