SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the expansion of a global relationship with Portugal Telecom to make solutions built on the SAP HANA Cloud platform available on SmartCloudPT. SmartCloudPT solutions require no initial investment and are offered via a "pay-as-you-go" model, which allows customers to scale out as and when needed. Building on the success of two existing SmartCloudPT offerings available in support of SAP HANA, SAP and Portugal Telecom are now collaborating and plan to make available a developer edition of the SAP Business One application, version for the SAP HANA platform. The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress, being held February 25 – 28 in Barcelona, Spain.
Portugal Telecom plans to offer all SAP partners access to the developer edition of SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, to begin development and porting of add-ons and other application extensions for SAP Business One. Today, the application is used by over 30,000 customers worldwide.
"PT has changed its business model to focus on data and managing big data, which is a challenge for every enterprise," said Miguel Moreira, Managing Director, Portugal Telecom, Sistemas de Infomacao. "We believe that with our SmartCloudPT offering for SAP HANA, small and large businesses will be able to experiment with the advantages provided by SAP solutions in a low-risk development environment. They can then later scale that environment to a virtually unlimited capacity as SAP HANA delivers more value to them."
SAP HANA is a completely re-imagined platform for real-time business, helping address some of the most complex and critical business challenges that organizations face today. It transforms business by streamlining transactions, analytics, planning, predictive and sentiment data processing on a single, in-memory data platform so that business can operate in real time. Now with SmartCloudPT, developers, customers and partners can access the following using a fast, cost-effective and secure cloud platform:
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