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FAQ- SAP® Business One for HANA®:

FAQ- SAP® Business One for HANA®:



This document provides answers to some of the most frequently asked

This document provides answers to some of the most frequently asked
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    • Frequently Asked Questions SAP Business One SAP® Business One, Version for SAP HANA®: High Performance for Small Businesses This document provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about SAP® Business One, version for SAP HANA®. 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 Busi- ness 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.©2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved.
    • OVERVIEWWhat is SAP Business One, SAP developed the game-changing SAP HANA platform – leveraging the power of in-memory tech-version for SAP HANA? nology to address concerns about growing data volume that impact businesses of all sizes. It pro- vides a modern platform for real-time applications and real-time analytics without complicating your IT landscape. SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, combines content and tools including: •• ll the functionality of SAP Business One – from financials and accounting to inventory and cus- A tomer relationship management – only with faster response times. •• owerful new functionality that includes enhanced logic behind cash flow and support for avail- P ability-to-promise processes. •• mbedded analytics that appear in the transaction screens of SAP Business One (such as analyt- E ics used by sales people to make better customer recommendations on cross- and up-sells at the point of sale). •• redefined calculation-intensive reports, such as inventory analysis and monthly customer P status. •• redefined dashboards including those delivered with SAP Crystal solutions today, plus three new P ones (sales opportunity, stock analysis, and CEO key performance indicators). •• reestyle enterprise search that enables people to search all the data in SAP Business One. F •• nteractive, ad-hoc analysis through a Microsoft Excel pivot table interface. I •• redefined semantic layer for interacting with data using familiar business terminology or busi- P ness intelligence tools like SAP Crystal solutions without needing to understand business rules or know where the data resides. •• ifecycle management including an initialization and duplication mechanism, backup and recov- L ery, monitoring, and an administration console. •• dditional functionality for the SAP Business One mobile app – including integrated enterprise A search, available-to-promise (ATP) check when creating orders, cash flow dashboards, and more – for customers using the SAP HANA platform.2 ©2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved.
    • How does this offering differ The offerings differ in their underlying technology. The traditional SAP Business One applicationfrom the SAP Business One employs a Microsoft SQL database, while the version that runs on SAP HANA employs the SAPapplication that uses the HANA database.Microsoft SQL database? Both applications support key business processes, but have a few differences: •• n-memory calculations and optimization for multicore, 64-bit processors of the SAP HANA plat- I form result in faster processing for both transactional and analytical information. •• repackaged business logic that comes with the SAP HANA platform enables faster software de- P velopment and deployment. •• nalytics powered by SAP HANA can be licensed separately for the SQL version of SAP Business A One. These analytics are included in the version for SAP HANA. •• he version for SAP HANA runs on a certified SUSE Linux server. T •• ustomers using the version for SAP HANA and the SAP Business One mobile app will benefit C from enhancements in enterprise search, advanced ATP, cash flow forecasting, delivery resched- uling for existing sales order items, and embedded analytics.Will SAP continue to offer Yes, SAP plans to offer two database options for SAP Business One for the foreseeable future: thethe SAP Business One Microsoft SQL database and the SAP HANA database. While SAP strongly believes in the value andapplication that uses the competitive advantage of SAP HANA, we understand the importance of Microsoft SQL in the smallMicrosoft SQL database? business segment and in the install base for SAP Business One.How does this offering differ With analytics powered by SAP HANA, the traditional version of SAP Business One runs exclusivelyfrom the traditional SAP on Microsoft SQL. The analytics functionality is licensed separately.Business One applicationthat has analytics powered The new version of SAP Business One that runs on SAP HANA includes all the functionality of ana-by SAP HANA? lytics powered by SAP HANA. The analytics functionality does not have to be licensed separately. TARGET CUSTOMERS AND HOW THEY BENEFITWhat type of company can Any small business can benefit by using this solution, especially those that operate in industriesbenefit from using SAP that process large volumes of transactions or need insight into their company-wide data in realBusiness One when it’s time. The solution makes innovation, previously accessible to only large enterprises, available topowered by SAP HANA? 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.©2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 3
    • What are the customer With this solution, SAP is making the power of in-memory technology available to small businessesbenefits of SAP Business at a reasonable price point. Customers choosing to deploy this new offering can expect:One when it’s powered bySAP HANA? •• etter, faster decision making due to fast reporting, enterprise search, and access to more data. B •• mpowered employees who can generate real-time standard and ad hoc reports without IT E assistance. •• ast transaction processing that allows people to find the information they need, when they F need it. •• igher ROI by leveraging transactional and operational data to make the right decisions. H •• he security of a long-term investment with a complete solution from a single vendor. T PURCHASING AND PRICINGWhere, when, and how can The version of SAP Business One that runs on SAP HANA is an offering for new and existing cus-customers buy this product? tomers of SAP Business One. Ramp-up began in late 2012, and the solution is available to a limited number of customers in specific geographies. General availability is expected in mid-2013, when the offering will be sold exclusively by SAP channel partners worldwide.From whom can customers When generally available, this new offering will be exclusively available from SAP channel partnerspurchase the version of SAP worldwide. All SAP channel partners who are value-added resellers (VARs) will have the option to re-Business One that’s powered sell this offering.by SAP HANA?Is pricing for this solution SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, is priced to meet the needs of the small business market.significantly different than It includes a set engine price, as well as a per-user price. Its pricing is comparable to the standardthat of other offerings of version of SAP Business One, which runs on the SQL database.SAP HANA or SAP BusinessOne?If a customer invested in Yes, a customer’s investment in analytics for SAP Business One is protected in the event that it de-analytics for SAP Business cides to move to the version of SAP Business One that runs on SAP HANA. Please contact your LPEOne, is that investment for complete details.protected?How can my customer move A database migration tool enables the smooth transition to the version of SAP Business One thatfrom the SQL-version of SAP runs on SAP HANA. Please contact your LPE for additional details.Business One to the newversion for SAP HANA?Will partners participating in SAP is delivering on an education plan and resources for partners. During Ramp-up, a limited num-Ramp-up receive SAP HANA ber of partners will be trained on this offering. Training is underway and is being conducted by SAPtraining? solution architects.4 ©2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved.
    • www.sap.com/contactsap (13/02) ©2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or for any purpose without the express permission of SAP AG. The information contained herein may be changed without prior notice. Some software products marketed by SAP AG and its distributors contain proprietary software components of other software vendors. National product specifications may vary. These materials are provided by SAP AG and its affiliated companies (“SAP Group”) for informational purposes only, without representation or warranty of any kind, and SAP Group shall not be liable for errors or omissions with respect to the materials. The only warranties for SAP Group products and services are those that are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services, if any. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and other countries. Please see http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx#trademark for additional trademark information and notices.FOR MORE INFORMATIONTo learn more about how SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA can help your organization, callyour SAP partner today or visit www.sap.com.LEGAL DISCLAIMERThe information in this document is confidential and proprietary to SAP and may not be disclosedwithout the permission of SAP. Except for your obligation to protect confidential information, thisdocument is not subject to your license agreement or any other service or subscription agreementwith SAP. SAP has no obligation to pursue any course of business outlined in this document or anyrelated document, or to develop or release any functionality mentioned therein. This document orany related document and SAP’s strategy and possible future developments, products, and plat-forms are all subject to change and may be changed by SAP at any time for any reason without no-tice. The information in this document is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliverany material, code, or functionality. This document is provided without a warranty of any kind, eitherexpress or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness fora particular purpose, or non-infringement. This document is for informational purposes and maynot be incorporated into a contract. SAP assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in thisdocument, except if such damages were caused by SAP’s intentional or gross negligence.