Innovative Business with

Innovative Technology

Direct Insights from Hasso Plattner 

and Bernd Leukert


Foreword by Clayton M. Christensen

The Next Generation of Business Applications

Discover the innovations of SAP S/4 HANA in the first detailed discussion of its abilities and the vision behind it – directly from Hasso Plattner and Bernd Leukert.

Rethink and Rebuild
with HANA

Explore the revolutionary capabilities of SAP HANA and the quantum leap it has facilitated in terms of simplicity, flexibility, and speed as the foundation for new enterprise applications.

Business of the

Enrich your business with SAP as your partner – become inspired by the self-contained, practical demonstrations of HANA's business values across numerous application domains.

Business Values


Simplify your IT infrastructure landscape. Unify your analytical and transaction systems and reduce their data footprint with HANA to achieve TCO savings.


Experience a new level of flexibility. HANA enables you to make and adapt to changes as they occur by expanding business models and processes with completely new use cases.


Seize opportunities as they arise. With access to the right business information at the right time, the real-time analysis made possible by HANA completely changes how business can be run.


Empower end users to get the job done. The system becomes your partner in real-time, building on the intuitive, uniform user experience provided by the state-of-the-art UI technology of SAP Fiori.


Turn big challenges into big opportunities. With the powerful predictive algorithms and sentiment analysis of HANA, maximize the business value of Big Data.

About the Authors

Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner

Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner is the chair of the Enterprise Platform and Integration Concepts research group at the Hasso Plattner Institute (Germany), focusing mainly on in-memory data management for enterprise applications and human-centered software design and engineering. Prof. Plattner is the author or co-author of over 100 scientific publications. He has served as a keynote speaker in conferences such as ACM SIGMOD and VLDB, and is currently a visiting professor at the Stanford University Institute of Design.

Bernd Leukert

Bernd Leukert is a member of the Executive Board and the Global Managing Board of SAP. He is responsible for the development and delivery of all products across SAP's portfolio. Leukert joined SAP in 1994 and has held various management positions in application development, technology development, software engineering, and process governance. Leukert has contributed considerably to SAP's product portfolio, including SAP R/3, Supply Chain Management, SAP Business Suite, SAP Business One, and SAP S/4HANA.