Challenges: Defining the Data Problem
Thélios inherited their data landscape from one of their parent companies. This landscape, featuring SAP HANA, was largely on-premise. The capabilities offered by SAP HANA, from in-memory storage to powerful processing, helped Thélios quickly get up and running. However, as they planned for the long-term, they knew they needed the flexibility offered by the cloud.
One reason was that their variety of data sources, which included SAP ECC, SQL server, and other on-premises sources often proved difficult to connect. Without fast and simple connections between their data sources, getting timely insights from data with their BI tools remained challenging.
Another key consideration was scalability. Thélios is a young company planning for rapid growth. This growth isn’t always predictable, so Thélios needed the tools that could scale with them – without heavy upfront costs.
To solve these challenges, Thélios deployed SAP HANA Cloud to create a central access layer for all their data. This open platform connects to all their data sources, offering greater functionality than they previously had – and without any data siloes. For Elena Menegazzi, Business Intelligence Specialist at Thélios, the connectivity was a huge benefit. “We know we’ll be able to connect any new sources with ease, whether they’re from SAP or non-SAP sources.”
The scalability of SAP HANA Cloud also proved invaluable, as storage capabilities can be easily and inexpensively scaled up when needed. Thélios only pays for what they use.
Thélios connected this central access layer to SAP Analytics Cloud, enabling immediate, easy access to analytics for all users, particularly leadership teams and the sales force. With customizable dashboards, stakeholders can get accurate, real-time insights into their KPIs.
Time is critical for a startup. Now, Thélios can move quicker than ever thanks to their new performance capabilities from SAP HANA Cloud, which is the database management foundation of SAP Business Technology Platform. With this new cloud architecture, data can be accessed immediately and reliably.
These innovations help their business. The sales team can see KPIs first thing in the morning via the SAP Analytics Cloud smartphone app. This saves time and helps this team reach their goals. In the future, these insights will also be used to track manufacturing data.
Importantly, Thélios is now set up for growth. As they continue to establish themselves in the luxury eyewear category, they have the future-proofed landscape they need to efficiently scale, without having to worry about upfront costs or inflexible tools.
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