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SAP Business Suite Powered by SAP HANA Now Generally Available, Including Core SAP Applications and Industry Solutions

SAP NEWSBYTE - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the availability of the majority of core SAP Business Suite applications and industry solutions powered by SAP HANA. First introduced in January 2013, SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA enables customers to run their businesses in real time by bringing together business transactions and operational analytics on a single, open in-memory computing platform. This week, the company is showcasing SAP Business Suite applications and industry solutions powered by SAP HANA onsite at SAPPHIRE NOW, being held being held May 14-16 in Orlando, Florida.

"John Deere focuses each day on innovation, serving customers with breakthrough technology that enhances their productivity," said Derek Dyer, director, Global SAP Services, Deere and Company. "As the first customer that went live with SAP ERP powered by SAP HANA, we aspire to improve our capability to make quicker decisions on design data, to gain real time insights on very large volumes of live data, and to see significant performance improvement in our new product introduction process. With these aspirations met, our next objective is to drive additional mission-critical processes in real time, provide self-service mobile connectivity to our business users and derive new business and IT value."

Core SAP Business Suite applications powered by SAP HANA with industry extensions, available across SAP's 25 industry verticals, accelerate processes such as promotion management for retail and consumer product companies, material planning for high-tech firms and spare parts management for auto manufacturers.

"Bringing the power of SAP HANA to mission-critical applications in the industries is just the first wave of incredible innovation we are delivering to our SAP Business Suite customers," said Dr. Vishal Sikka, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, Technology and Innovation. "The business transformation of joining the transactional world and analytical worlds is underway and with SAP HANA as the next-generation platform, the opportunities are endless."

Breakthrough advantages of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA for customers in all industries include:

  • Smarter business models connecting real-time business insight and business transactions for innovative product and service offerings and operational models
  • Broad variety of business scenarios, including marketing analysis, financial close, receivables management, consumer and social sentiment analysis, as well as the most used operational reporting and analytics, all specifically optimized to deliver the highest value to customers
  • Simpler business interactions allowing business partners and consumers to integrate social media and unstructured data in a single system

Announced last week, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is also intended to offer a new option for customers to deploy SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA.

SAP and partners are helping customers plan, run and optimize implementation projects with rapid-deployment solutions that help save cost, accelerate deployment and minimize project risks. The SAP Solution Explorer tool helps customers identify relevant business scenarios and an initial selection of solution capabilities powered by SAP HANA. SAP customers and partners have embraced SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA: more than 130 customer shipments and more than 170 partner shipments reflect strong momentum and indicate a positive market reception since the initial launch.

For announcements, blog posts, videos and other coverage during SAPPHIRE NOW, visit the SAP Newsroom.

Media Contacts:
Janice Edman, +1 650 223 4817, j.edman@sap.com, PDT
Cathrin von Osten, +49 171 3363695, cathrin.von.osten@sap.com, CET

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