SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) has announced two new offerings that will deliver the benefits of the SAP HANA platform to small businesses and midsize enterprises (SMEs).
With analytics powered by SAP HANA for the SAP Business One application and SAP HANA, Edge edition, SMEs will be able to leverage in-memory technology from SAP. It was announced today, Feb. 7.
By helping organizations act on information as it happens, SAP HANA promises decision-making, increasing the speed of existing processes and accessing large amounts of data in shorter periods of time.
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These new offerings from SAP aim to provide SMEs with real-time access to information tailored to their individual requirements. SAP HANA is in-memory data management software on SAP partner hardware.
Analytics powered by SAP HANA for SAP Business One are intended to provide a cost-effective new combination of a special product version of SAP HANA designed with the needs of small businesses in mind.
Targeted at companies using SAP Business One, the channel-only solution aims to offer a small-scale, easy-to-use SAP HANA-based application including operational reporting with SAP Crystal Reports software. Ramp-up is planned to begin at the end of February, with general availability planned for later in 2012.
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SAP HANA, Edge edition, is an indirect offering compiled specifically for reselling in the midmarket. The software targets SAP customers in the midmarket — typically those running the SAP Business All-in-One solution.
An additional value proposition is offered when the version of SAP HANA for midsize companies is bundled with SAP BusinessObjects Edge Business Intelligence (BI) software, with the combination delivering insight in real time to midsize organizations. SAP HANA, Edge edition, is now globally available via enabled and authorized partners.
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