The rush is on to create meaningful HANA apps that are not just speedy but provide genuine business value.  To get an inside look at one success story in the making, Jon Reed sat down with Vijay Vijayasankar in Palo Alto to talk about his team’s Working Capital Management app and how it solves problems for CFOs by giving them real-time analysis of AR, AP, and inventory. “Cash is king,” Vijay reminds us, and he shares why CFOs have been able to get up and running quickly when they try the app – without training or (yawn) PowerPoints.

Editor’s note:  in an additional video, Vijay gives Jon a narrated tour of the app.

Show Notes

:25 Vijay confesses – he’s still a developer at heart

:53 Why do CFOs have a cash management problem?

1:38 Real-time AP, AR, and inventory data can change how CFOs do their jobs

2:50 What about combining AP, AR, and inventory into one integrated view?

3:28 Do large balances distort the projections?

4:45 “CFO doesn’t care about HANA, he cares about value it brings”

6:15 Why HANA (and real-time data) has an impact on this problem

7:05 How executives have responded to the app (“no Powerpoints”)

9:15 Why HANA conversations are shifting from speed to business relevance

Disclosure: This is part of a project commissioned by SAP to surface innovation among the developer community