SAP Continues HANA Migration to SMB Application

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SAP Business One customers – mostly small and medium-sized businesses – will soon have access to new real-time analytic capabilities via HANA, SAP’s in-memory analytic engine.

The German company announced that it plans to release a “special product version” of HANA for Business One that will include real-time operational reporting capabilities built on Crystal Reports. Business One is an integrated ERP application for sales, CRM, financials and operations aimed at SMBs.

SAP also announced a new product, SAP HANA Edge edition, that is available only through resellers and is designed to support Business All-in-One, its mid-market ERP offering. SAP is urging resellers to bundle and sell at a discount SAP HANA Edge with SAP BusinessObjects Edge Business Intelligence software, according to the company.

Both moves are in-line with SAP’s stated intention to migrate its entire application portfolio to HANA. It’s particularly important for SAP to leverage HANA to support is SMB clients, which make up 80% of its customers.

SAP HANA is designed to quickly replicate and ingest structured data from SAP and non-SAP relational databases, applications, and other systems to support real-time analytics. For a primer on SAP HANA, click here.