SAP Suite on HANA:
SAP HANA is SAP’s database management system which enable real-time business by converging transactions and analytics on one in-memory platform. Its central feature is an innovative, column- based Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), which is used to store, retrieve and process data on core business activities.

SAP S/4HANA is SAP’s latest next-generation business suite, designed specifically to run on the SAP HANA database. SAP also offers SAP Business Suite which is a bundle of business applications and include SAP ECC with all core modules , SAP CRM ,SAP SCM , SAP SRM. SAP Business Suite can run on any database.

In early 2025, SAP will stop supporting all business applications other than S/4HANA . This deadline presents two migration challenges for SAP ECC Customers on other database. One an organization must adopt SAP HANA as its database and second to migrate from ECC to S/4HANA. This double migration can be a bit alarming. However, there is intermediate way available. First to migrate ECC on SAP HANA database. This is often referred to as “Suite on HANA” or just “SoH.” Then later migrate to S/4 HANA.

Suite on HANA is using the SAP HANA database and puts ECC on the sophisticated SAP HANA back end platform. As a result, you get the performance boost of SAP HANA without restructuring. Business Suite performs faster on SAP HANA because it’s working inside the memory component. The ECC functionality is the same as you would get on another database and hard disk storage.

The roadmap to Suite on HANA is pretty simple. You need to upgrade to ECC6 Enhancement Pack 7 and then perform a database migration from your current database to HANA.

Benefits of Suite on HANA 
 SoH gives freedom to plan SAP HANA migration for ECC and then S/4 upgrade. This multi-
phase approach gives flexibility and for companies with a complex blend of SAP ECC and
other ERP environments, it makes most sense.
 Good planning can maximize strategic benefits, while minimizing disruptions.
 Users don’t have to adapt to a new system
 SoH also features amended transactions that deliver increased performance.
 Business Suite performs faster on SAP HANA
 SoH is simpler, less expensive and less disruptive.

Why Echelon
Echelon and our team of Technical experts understands the requirement to perform a database migration from customer current database to HANA and how to achieve it seamlessly with a strong technical excellency.

The different structure of the HANA database necessitates good SAP Basis support . At Echelon, being vendor of choice for SAP solution and as a key partner to implement and maintain complex systems , it is perfect partner for the SoH migration. Contact us today to get started.