SAP's Accuracy

How Accurate Was SAP About its HANA Based Health Application?

Last Updated on May 28, 2021 by HostingandOther

Executive Summary

  • For years SAP has said that that they were introducing health applications based upon HANA.
  • In this article, we review the accuracy of this claim. 

Video Introduction: What SAP Said About Introducing Health Application Based on HANA

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In 2012 both Vishal Sikka and Hasso Plattner stated that SAP was developing a new medical research product that would leverage HANA. We covered this in the article How Accurate Was Vishal Sikka on the Future of HANA? In the Diginomica article, Vishal Sikka made a series of outlandish statements, ranging from how SAP was placing genetic algorithms into HANA to help diagnose cancer to stating that a new medical product was about to be introduced. You will learn how accurate SAP’s claims were regarding its future health applications.

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Lack of Financial Bias Notice: The vast majority of content available on the Internet about SAP is marketing fiddle-faddle published by SAP, SAP partners, or media entities paid by SAP to run their marketing on the media website. Each one of these entities tries to hide its financial bias from readers. The article below is very different.

  • First, it is published by a research entity.
  • Second, no one paid for this article to be written, and it is not pretending to inform you while being rigged to sell you software or consulting services. Unlike nearly every other article you will find from Google on this topic, it has had no input from any company's marketing or sales department.

What is the Truth About SAP Medical Research Insights?

Over five years later, the “product” that SAP eventually introduced is called SAP Medical Research Insights. It has almost no searches for it in search engines and does not appear anything like Vishal Sikka described in 2012. It is a mostly generic analytics solution for medical research that we cover in detail in the article above.

Secondly, there is no reference to any genetic algorithms being placed in HANA except in one article in 2014 by itelligence, an SAP consulting company. SAP was either never doing anything with genetic algorithms in the first place in HANA for health diagnosis, and whatever Vishal Sikka was speaking of evaporated.

Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 10% accuracy rating on its statements regarding its SAP Medical Research Insights.

Link to the Parent Article

This is one of many research articles on a specific topic that supports a larger research calculation. For the overview of the research calculation for all of the SAP topics that were part of the study, see the following primary research A Study into SAP’s Accuracy.

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