Dublin firm named ‘Most Transformative’ at SAP start-up focus

8 Jul 2014

A Dublin-based data analytics firm, Bankhawk Analytics, has been named ‘Most Transformative’ start-up at the SAP Sapphire Now conference in Orlando, Florida.

Bankhawk Analytics provides companies with insights using their banking data, which they use to be more competitive and profitable.

Almost 100 companies participated in the competition, with the field narrowed to 20 finalists in four categories.

Bankhawk Analytics showcased Bankhawk365, its analytics software, which companies can use to unlock cash trapped in banking systems, uncover hidden banking costs, and generate large ongoing savings.

“Winning the award in the category ‘Most Transformative’ was a pleasant surprise,” said Brian Weakliam, CEO of Bankhawk Analytics.

“The journey with SAP has been very rewarding so far and the future looks extremely bright.”

The SAP Startup Focus programme supports start-ups in developing new applications on SAP HANA, SAP’s real-time database platform that streamlines analytics, planning and predictive assessments to allow business to operate in real-time.

The programme is an accelerator for big data, predictive and real-time analytics start-ups and now has more than 1,500 start-ups with distinct SAP HANA-based use-cases, from gaming to retail to finance to manufacturing and more.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years