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    • Frequently Asked QuestionsSAP Business OneSAP® Business One, Version for SAP HANA®:High Performance for Small Businesses©2013SAPAG.Allrightsreserved.This document provides answers to some of the most frequently askedquestions about SAP® Business One, version for SAP HANA®.With a foundation of more than 40 years of innovation with best-in-classbusiness applications SAP has introduced a new element of innovation byproviding the ability to run SAP Business One on the next-generation in-memory platform SAP HANA. This is the new paradigm of computing forthe future, enabling companies to drive their entire business in real time forunprecedented value. Priced specifically for smaller businesses, SAP Busi-ness One, version for SAP HANA brings together transactions and analyticsinto a single in-memory platform for smarter business innovations, fasterbusiness processes, and simpler business interactions.Please note: SAP remains committed to support its customer’s choice ofdatabase technologies and vendors. SAP Business One will continue to beoffered on the Microsoft SQL database.
    • ©2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved.2OVERVIEWWhat is SAP Business One,version for SAP HANA?SAP developed the game-changing SAP HANA platform – leveraging the power of in-memory tech-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 complicatingyour IT landscape.SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, combines content and tools including:•• All the functionality of SAP Business One – from financials and accounting to inventory and cus-tomer relationship management – only with faster response times.•• Powerful new functionality that includes enhanced logic behind cash flow and support for avail-ability-to-promise processes.•• Embedded analytics that appear in the transaction screens of SAP Business One (such as analyt-ics used by sales people to make better customer recommendations on cross- and up-sells at thepoint of sale).•• Predefined calculation-intensive reports, such as inventory analysis and monthly customerstatus.•• Predefined dashboards including those delivered with SAP Crystal solutions today, plus three newones (sales opportunity, stock analysis, and CEO key performance indicators).•• Freestyle enterprise search that enables people to search all the data in SAP Business One.•• Interactive, ad-hoc analysis through a Microsoft Excel pivot table interface.•• Predefined semantic layer for interacting with data using familiar business terminology or busi-ness intelligence tools like SAP Crystal solutions without needing to understand business rules orknow where the data resides.•• Lifecycle management including an initialization and duplication mechanism, backup and recov-ery, monitoring, and an administration console.•• Additional functionality for the SAP Business One mobile app – including integrated enterprisesearch, available-to-promise (ATP) check when creating orders, cash flow dashboards, and more– for customers using the SAP HANA platform.
    • ©2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 3How does this offering differfrom the SAP Business Oneapplication that uses theMicrosoft SQL database?The offerings differ in their underlying technology. The traditional SAP Business One applicationemploys a Microsoft SQL database, while the version that runs on SAP HANA employs the SAPHANA database.Both applications support key business processes, but have a few differences:•• In-memory calculations and optimization for multicore, 64-bit processors of the SAP HANA plat-form result in faster processing for both transactional and analytical information.•• Prepackaged business logic that comes with the SAP HANA platform enables faster software de-velopment and deployment.•• Analytics powered by SAP HANA can be licensed separately for the SQL version of SAP BusinessOne. These analytics are included in the version for SAP HANA.•• The version for SAP HANA runs on a certified SUSE Linux server.•• Customers using the version for SAP HANA and the SAP Business One mobile app will benefitfrom enhancements in enterprise search, advanced ATP, cash flow forecasting, delivery resched-uling for existing sales order items, and embedded analytics.Will SAP continue to offerthe SAP Business Oneapplication that uses theMicrosoft SQL database?Yes, SAP plans to offer two database options for SAP Business One for the foreseeable future: theMicrosoft SQL database and the SAP HANA database. While SAP strongly believes in the value andcompetitive advantage of SAP HANA, we understand the importance of Microsoft SQL in the smallbusiness segment and in the install base for SAP Business One.How does this offering differfrom the traditional SAPBusiness One applicationthat has analytics poweredby SAP HANA?With analytics powered by SAP HANA, the traditional version of SAP Business One runs exclusivelyon 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 ana-lytics powered by SAP HANA. The analytics functionality does not have to be licensed separately.TARGET CUSTOMERS AND HOW THEY BENEFITWhat type of company canbenefit from using SAPBusiness One when it’spowered by SAP HANA?Any small business can benefit by using this solution, especially those that operate in industriesthat process large volumes of transactions or need insight into their company-wide data in realtime. The solution makes innovation, previously accessible to only large enterprises, available tosmaller 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.4What are the customerbenefits of SAP BusinessOne when it’s powered bySAP HANA?With this solution, SAP is making the power of in-memory technology available to small businessesat a reasonable price point. Customers choosing to deploy this new offering can expect:•• Better, faster decision making due to fast reporting, enterprise search, and access to more data.•• Empowered employees who can generate real-time standard and ad hoc reports without ITassistance.•• Fast transaction processing that allows people to find the information they need, when theyneed it.•• Higher ROI by leveraging transactional and operational data to make the right decisions.•• The security of a long-term investment with a complete solution from a single vendor.PURCHASING AND PRICINGWhere, when, and how cancustomers buy this product?The version of SAP Business One that runs on SAP HANA is an offering for new and existing cus-tomers of SAP Business One. Ramp-up began in late 2012, and the solution is available to a limitednumber of customers in specific geographies. General availability is expected in mid-2013, when theoffering will be sold exclusively by SAP channel partners worldwide.From whom can customerspurchase the version of SAPBusiness One that’s poweredby SAP HANA?When generally available, this new offering will be exclusively available from SAP channel partnersworldwide. All SAP channel partners who are value-added resellers (VARs) will have the option to re-sell this offering.Is pricing for this solutionsignificantly different thanthat of other offerings ofSAP HANA or SAP BusinessOne?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 standardversion of SAP Business One, which runs on the SQL database.If a customer invested inanalytics for SAP BusinessOne, is that investmentprotected?Yes, a customer’s investment in analytics for SAP Business One is protected in the event that it de-cides to move to the version of SAP Business One that runs on SAP HANA. Please contact your LPEfor complete details.How can my customer movefrom the SQL-version of SAPBusiness One to the newversion for SAP HANA?A database migration tool enables the smooth transition to the version of SAP Business One thatruns on SAP HANA. Please contact your LPE for additional details.Will partners participating inRamp-up receive SAP HANAtraining?SAP is delivering on an education plan and resources for partners. During Ramp-up, a limited num-ber of partners will be trained on this offering. Training is underway and is being conducted by SAPsolution architects.
    • www.sap.com/contactsap(13/02) ©2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved.No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in anyform or for any purpose without the express permission of SAP AG. Theinformation contained herein may be changed without prior notice.Some software products marketed by SAP AG and its distributors containproprietary software components of other software vendors. Nationalproduct specifications may vary.These materials are provided by SAP AG and its affiliated companies(“SAP Group”) for informational purposes only, without representationor warranty of any kind, and SAP Group shall not be liable for errors oromissions with respect to the materials. The only warranties for SAPGroup products and services are those that are set forth in the expresswarranty statements accompanying such products and services, ifany. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additionalwarranty.SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well astheir respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AGin Germany and other countries.Please seehttp://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx#trademarkfor 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.