HIA Logo 2If you are an SAP customer using the SAP HANA platform or SAP HANA Cloud Platform, enter to win the SAP HANA Innovation Award in 2016 by sharing your#HANAStory. The winning prize includes free passes to the 2016 SAPPHIRE NOW conference, up to US$5,000 to donate to charity, a trophy, recognition at the SAP HANA Innovation Award ceremony, and ample publicity.

Here’s how the competition works:

There are four categories under which your organization can fall.  Three finalists will be selected from each category, making four winners in total.

Categories include:

  • Analytics Wizard: organizations that deliver real-time analytics to empower their company’s workforce and customers
  • Digital Trailblazer: organizations who harness Big Data or the Internet of Things for breakthrough results
  • Process Simplifier: organizations operating business-critical processes in real time
  • Next-Generation Apps: organizations that are building innovative apps using SAP HANA or SAP HANA Cloud Platform

If you’re in need of inspiration, click to browse the 2015 and 2014 winners.

Next, you’ll need to complete the entry form.


  • Entry Submission: From now until March 2, 2016, submit your #HANAStory. Be sure to explain how your company is using SAP HANA to make the world run better and improve people’s lives.
  • Judging: Project submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges from March 21 through April 1. The three entries with the highest score per category will be named finalists. Find out more about the judges.
  • Public Voting: From April 7 to April 21, the public will select the winners. Promote your entry by tagging #HANAStory on all social media.  The more votes you receive, the more likely you will be to win.
  • Winners Announced: Winners will be announced at the SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Orlando Florida, running from May 17 to May 19, 2016.

Overall, there will be up to $32,000 in charitable donations awarded to winners. Charities include UNHCR,Fundacion Capital, and The Acumen Fund.

Time is running out, so enter the contest soon.  This year’s SAP HANA Innovation Award is your chance to promote your company, guide fellow SAP HANA users, and help out a great cause.

Check out the award Website for all the details, and be sure to tag #HANAStory when you join the conversation on social media.

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