Calgary, AB (PRWEB) June 19, 2013
Oilfield service companies are getting bigger and their data management and reporting needs are becoming more complex and time-sensitive.
That’s why the upcoming introduction of SAP HANA is so important, and why VistaVu Solutions is leading the way in bringing the benefits of HANA to North America’s energy services industry.
SAP HANA is a completely redesigned database platform based on in-memory computing. Instead of the software searching for and retrieving data from multiple locations, all relevant data is held within memory.
“HANA is designed to hold larger volumes of information and serve a higher number of current users at much faster speeds,” explains Chris Hogan, VistaVu’s Product Manager for FieldVu. “What used to take days takes minutes with HANA. What used to take minutes now happens in seconds. HANA makes true, real-time reporting possible.”
How is HANA so much faster? As an analogy, imagine that you’re cooking in your kitchen. Your stove is there, but your refrigerator is in the garage. Your pantry is in the attic and your pots and pans are in the basement. With this setup, it would take a long time to prepare a meal. Now, suppose everything you need to cook is in the kitchen at your fingertips. That’s what SAP HANA is like compared to previous database architecture.
To Hogan, the significance of SAP HANA cannot be overstated.
“It’s a massive commitment by SAP that this is where enterprise computing needs to go,” he says, “and it’s also where VistaVu wants to take our customers. Combining HANA with SAP Business One will allow us to extend our customers' capabilities to handle more data for more users, faster.”
A team at VistaVu Solutions is now enabling FieldVu, the company’s SAP Business One add-on for energy services companies, to work on HANA. Development will begin in Q3 and a fully HANA-optimized version of FieldVu will be ready by the end of 2013.
VistaVu President Jory Lamb notes that information technology is driving improved performance and increased profitability for energy services firms. As a key part of this evolution, SAP HANA enables companies to do more with their information than ever before.
“For an oilfield company, it’s very difficult to stay on top of current developments in computing and software,” says Lamb. “VistaVu’s commitment is to look ahead and bring our customers the best data management tools, to help them run great.”
ABOUT VISTAVU SOLUTIONS
VistaVu Solutions, one of SAP’s top North American channel partners, is a leading ERP software solution provider within the energy services sector. With its industry-tailored, fully integrated business management applications, VistaVu offers the most powerful solution for small and medium-sized energy service companies available today.