SAP HANA, Edge Edition, Advanced Version, Named a 2016 CRN Product of the Year Winner


WALLDORFSAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named SAP HANA, Edge edition, advanced version, a winner in the 2016 Product of the Year awards in the enterprise software category.

SAP HANA, Edge Edition, Honored in Enterprise Software Category

Recognized products represent best-in-breed technological innovation as judged by CRN editors and the solution provider community at large.

SAP HANA, Edge edition, gives small and midsize businesses a serious competitive advantage with real-time analytics. The offering includes predictive analytics software, the SAP HANA platform, dynamic tiering and robust data integration – all at an affordable price. SAP HANA, Edge edition, offers access to real-time operational and strategic insights with near-zero latency and easily runs self-service data analyses at any level of granularity from any source. The software helps you develop a deeper understanding of your prospects, customers, and products, and extends data exploration and visualization tools to all business users.

In 2016, for the first time, the top five finalists in 17 different “products of the year” technology categories were selected by CRN editors, while solution providers themselves rated those finalists to determine the winner. The Channel Company surveyed solution provider partners working with each of the finalists, asking them to rate the products on technology, revenue and profit and customer demand. The survey received over 5,000 responses.

Solution providers considered a number of factors in determining their ratings, including product quality and reliability, technical innovation, ease of integration, potential to drive revenue and fulfillment of market and customer demands.

“CRN’s awards for products of the year certainly bring laudable innovations to market, but they represent much more than technical prowess alone,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “These valuable products stand at the intersection of technological excellence, outstanding profit potential and high customer demand. Solution providers will find that our 2016 ‘products of the year’ list serves as a valuable, one-of-a-kind guide to the all-round best new products in today’s IT marketplace.”

“This prestigious award affirms SAP’s strategy, reinforces our commitment to helping businesses ranging from small to midsize to large improve and operate at the highest levels and recognizes the importance of high-quality products in the overall enterprise software market,” said Greg McStravick, president, Database and Data Management, SAP. “We’re delighted to be honored with this award by the CRN editors and the greater solution provider community.”

The 2016 Products of the Year will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at http://www.crn.com/poty.

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