SAP Business One HANA

SAP® Business One, Version for SAP HANA®:  High Performance for Small Businesses

FAQ

With a foundation of more than 40 years of innovation with best-in-class business applications SAP has introduced a new element of innovation by providing the ability to run SAP Business One on the next-generation in-memory platform SAP HANA. This is the new paradigm of computing for the future, enabling companies to drive their entire business in real time for unprecedented value. Priced specifically for smaller businesses, SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA brings together transactions and analytics into a single in-memory platform for smarter business innovations, faster business processes, and simpler business interactions.

Please note: SAP remains committed to support its customer’s choice of database technologies and vendors. SAP Business One will continue to be offered on the Microsoft SQL database.

What is SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA?

SAP developed the game-changing SAP HANA platform – leveraging the power of inmemory technology to address concerns about growing data volume that impact businesses of all sizes. It provides a modern platform for real-time applications and realtime analytics without complicating your IT landscape.

SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, combines content and tools including:

How does this offering differ from the SAP Business One application that uses the Microsoft SQL database?

The offerings differ in their underlying technology. The traditional SAP Business One application employs a Microsoft SQL database, while the version that runs on SAP HANA employs the SAP HANA database.

Both applications support key business processes, but have a few differences:

Will SAP continue to offer the SAP Business One application that uses the Microsoft SQL database?

Yes, SAP plans to offer two database options for SAP Business One for the foreseeable future: the Microsoft SQL database and the SAP HANA database. While SAP strongly believes in the value and competitive advantage of SAP HANA, we understand the importance of Microsoft SQL in the small business segment and in the install base for SAP Business One.

How does this offering differ from the traditional SAP Business One application that has analytics powered by SAP HANA?

With analytics powered by SAP HANA, the traditional version of SAP Business One runs exclusively on Microsoft SQL. The analytics functionality is licensed separately. The new version of SAP Business One that runs on SAP HANA includes all the functionality of analytics powered by SAP HANA. The analytics functionality does not have to be licensed separately.

Target Customers and How They Benefit

What type of company can benefit from using SAP Business One when it’s powered by SAP HANA?

Any small business can benefit by using this solution, especially those that operate in industries that process large volumes of transactions or need insight into their companywide data in real time. The solution makes innovation, previously accessible to only large enterprises, available to smaller businesses and within a small business budget.

It may be of interest to net new customers, as well as existing customers of SAP Business One.

What are the customer benefits of SAP Business One when it’s powered by SAP HANA?

With this solution, SAP is making the power of in-memory technology available to small businesses at a reasonable price point. Customers choosing to deploy this new offering can expect:

Purchasing and Pricing of SAP Business One on SAP HANA

Where, when, and how can customers buy this product?

This solution is available now, and is sold exclusively by SAP channel partners worldwide.

Is pricing for this solution significantly different than that of other offerings of SAP HANA or SAP Business One?

SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, is priced to meet the needs of the small business market. It includes a set engine price, as well as a per-user price. Its pricing is comparable to the standard version of SAP Business One, which runs on the SQL database.

If a customer invested in analytics for SAP Business One, is that investment protected?

Yes, a customer’s investment in analytics for SAP Business One is protected in the event that it decides to move to the version of SAP Business One that runs on SAP HANA.

How can my customer move from the SQL-version of SAP Business One to the new version for SAP HANA?

A database migration tool enables the smooth transition to the version of SAP Business One that runs on SAP HANA.

For More Information

To learn more about how SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA can help your organization, call Aether Consulting at (586) 939-8028.