Eliminate Barriers Between Real-time Events and Business Decisions

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Learn how SAP Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA running on IBM System x3650 M4, x3550 M4 and x3500 M4 servers provides a real-time, in-memory analytics platform that empowers small business to accelerate access to their opera-tional and strategic information. For more information on IBM Systems, visit http://ibm.co/RKEeMO.

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Eliminate Barriers Between Real-time Events and Business Decisions

  1. 1. IBM Systems and Technology Solution Brief Eliminate Barriers Between Real-time Events and Business Decisions IBM System x Servers for SAP Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA Highlights ●● ● ● SAP Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA™ running on IBM System x3650 M4, x3550 M4 and x3500 M4 serv- ers enables faster access to SAP data with near real-time visibility into business operations ●● ● ● IBM® System x® servers powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family speed in-memory processing, enabling the anal- ysis of massive amounts of data ●● ● ● Invest in a future-proof platform that will grow along with your business ●● ● ● Free up your IT department’s resources to deliver on strategic initiatives In today’s data-driven culture, tools for business analysis are quickly evolving. Small and 9-sized organizations need new ways to leverage criti- cal data on the fly to not only accelerate decision making, but also to gain insights into key trends. The ability to instantly explore, augment and analyze all data in near-real time could deliver the competitive edge your business needs to make better decisions faster—as well as take advantage of favorable market conditions, customer trends, price fluctuations and other factors that directly influence the bottom line. Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA delivered on IBM System x3650 M4, x3550 M4 and x3500 M4 servers, helps transform the enterprise by addressing current needs while delivering the robust scalability and performance needed to accommodate growth. Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA running on powerful IBM System x servers with Intel Xeon processor E5 family combines the speed and efficiency of in-memory processing with the ability to analyze massive amounts of business data—enabling small and mid-sized companies to eliminate barriers between real-time events and real-time business decisions. Today, more than ever, information is key critical to business success. Having the right data at the right time can drive key decisions which can have immediate and lasting business impact. Access to real-time analytics is critical to small businesses, where speed and agility are advantages.
  2. 2. 2 Solution Brief IBM Systems and Technology Data warehousing projects can be large and complex. Instead, smaller enterprises now have a way to accelerate their access to real-time analytics while keeping the cost of building and sup- porting an analytics infrastructure as low as possible. Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA, is a real-time in-memory analytics platform for small businesses looking to accelerate access to the wealth of insight that lies in their opera- tional and strategic information. With a simplified IT landscape for fast time to value, the platform offers the powerful benefits of in-memory processing, such as greatly increased processing speed, improved text and data mining and flexible modeling abilities. Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA, can be combined with SAP Business One to help create optimized operational reporting and dashboards along with data discovery and visualization functionality—enabling unprecedented levels of insight into your growing business. Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA, can provide instant insight into your operations by supporting rapid cre- ation of ad hoc views across the business, so you can analyze all available data regardless of source and respond nimbly to changing business conditions, no matter how sudden. Business users can make better decisions faster with immediate access to relevant information using analytic models that they design and own—freeing them from reliance on the IT team and freeing IT for initiatives that add value to your company. Delivering real-time access to operational insight SAP Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA, offers direct access to operational data without disrupting the perfor- mance of your operational systems. It serves as the analytic foundation for capturing and processing your business transac- tions in real time with near-zero latency. Organizations can syn- chronize key transactional tables in memory in near real time, making these tables readily accessible for analysis with best-of- breed SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions. BI tools powered by SAP HANA, Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA, let users get to the level of detail they need to make smarter business decisions. Empowering business users to monitor operations anywhere they are helps your company stay agile and widens your competitive edge. The IBM Systems solution for SAP HANA – Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA, provides a flexible, cost- effective, real-time approach for managing data, allowing orga- nizations to dramatically reduce the hardware and maintenance costs typically associated with running separate operational and analytics systems. It works within your IT environment with your choice of data types and sources. You can start today with SAP Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA, and achieve a faster time to value than you could hope to have if you spent resources to develop a data warehouse that might not ultimately fit your organization’s needs. The analytics powered by SAP HANA run behind the scenes of SAP Business One, a single integrated business management application for small businesses that supports all core business functions across your entire company. This means all of the IBM System x3550 M4
  3. 3. 3 Solution Brief IBM Systems and Technology transactional and operational information within your SAP Business One application is available for instant insight. You can see your business as it exists right now—not as it existed when you did your custom data extract, which was the case with pre- vious generations of analytics and reporting technology. As a result, users at all levels can make better decisions faster because they have real-time access to information—along with the abil- ity to explore and investigate more information before making those decisions. For example, people can run simulations or “what-if” scenarios instantly, as well as access fast-running reports and dashboards that leverage the SAP HANA database. In addition, they can access all your data in SAP Business One with freestyle enterprise search and query large amounts of data instantly. This means they can utilize more complete informa- tion for more accurate insight. Equally important, this solution can help increase productivity by putting users in control of information. For instance, they can create and run ad hoc reports without IT assistance and use the Microsoft Excel interface to explore and report on data—all from within SAP Business One. You benefit from empowered employees, lower operational and IT costs, and faster information processing. With a simplified analytic landscape having fewer layers, Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA, forms the technology foundation for new, innovative analytic applications based on in-memory technology—such as planning, forecasting, operational performance, and simulation solutions—enabling business users to make informed decisions. Your company can focus on innovation with a clearer, faster understanding of what is working and what your market wants. Delivered on IBM System x servers that provide the ultimate balance of uptime, performance, density and cost efficiency, SAP Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA effi- ciently processes and analyzes massive amounts of data by pack- aging SAP’s use of in-memory technology, columnar database design, data compression and massive parallel processing together with essential tools and functionality such as data replication and analytic modeling. Innovative servers provide the ultimate balance between cost and performance Depending on your datacenter needs, you have the flexibility to choose either the 2U rack optimized System x3650 M4, 1U System x3550 M4 or the more scalable System x3500 M4 tower server. The IBM System x3650 M4 blends outstanding uptime, performance and I/O flexibility for cost efficiency and rock- solid reliability making it an excellent platform for your SAP Business One applications including Business One Analytics Powered by SAP HANA. This powerful server offers an energy-smart, affordable, and easy-to-use rack solution with a pay-as-you-grow design to help lower costs and manage risks. IBM System x3500 M4
  4. 4. 4 Solution Brief IBM Systems and Technology With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors, advanced memory support, and greater disk capacity for businesses requiring extreme storage, the x3650 M4 offers balanced performance and density for your SAP Business One Analytics powered by SAP HANA. Redundant hot-swap fans, disks and power supplies, provide the x3650 M4 with a resilient architecture ideal for business-critical applications. Predictive Failure Analysis and light path diagnos- tics provide advanced warning on power supplies, fans, VRMs, disks, processors and memory. Redundant hot-swap compo- nents make it easy to replace failures without taking your system down. The IBM System x3550 M4 is rack optimized server designed for clients’ business challenges and offers the ultimate balance of uptime, performance, density and cost efficiency for Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA workloads in a 1U rack package. It includes significantly more memory capacity than previous models and new on demand features to help keep costs low. Equipped with up to two Intel Xeon E5-2600 series pro- cessors, the System x3550 M4 offers up to twice the perfor- mance as previous generation servers. With redundant and hot-swap fans, disks and power supplies, the x3550 M4 provides a resilient architecture ideal for business-critical applications such as SAP Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA. Predictive failure analysis and light path diagnostics provide advanced warning on power supplies, fans, VRMs, disks, pro- cessors and memory. Redundant, hot-swap components make it easy to replace failures without taking your system down. IBM System x3650 M4 Robust features accommodate growth A high-performance dual-socket tower server, the IBM System x3500 M4 can deliver the scalability, reliable performance and optimized efficiency for SAP Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA. Start with the basics and upgrade as your busi- ness changes without jeopardizing existing investments. The IBM System x3500 M4 is a tower server with an optional rack conversion kit. It is designed for clients that need a larger capacity system for more disk capacity or IO slots. It also includes more memory capacity and new value on demand features to allow clients to add new features or keep their costs low. Equipped with up to two Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors, the System x3500 M4 offers up to twice the perfor- mance of previous generation servers. The x3500 M4 supports the latest Intel micro-architecture, delivering intelligent performance enhancements that adapt to your workload environment. The x3500 M4 provides triple the storage capacity of the x3500 M3 without the cost of external devices. A flexible design and consolidated server help optimize inten- sive workloads and provide greater utilization, making the x3500 M4 a great choice for small and medium businesses.
  5. 5. 5 Solution Brief IBM Systems and Technology Simple to manage, easy to use The Integrated Management Module 2 (IMM2) and Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) BIOS give the IBM System x3650 M4, x3550 M4 and x3500 M4 a consistent system level code stack for superior setup, configuration, and ease of use. Optional remote control features provide the ability to manage, monitor and troubleshoot from anywhere. Powerful and easy-to-use tools can help you manage both physical and virtual resources With a unique combination of expertise, experience and proven methodologies—and a history of shared innovation—IBM can help strengthen and optimize your information infrastructure to support your SAP applications. IBM and SAP have worked together for 40 years to deliver innovation to their shared customers. Since 2006, IBM has been the market leader for implementing SAP’s original in-memory appliance, the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator (BWA). Hundreds of BWA deployments have been successfully completed in mul- tiple industries. These BWA appliances have been successfully deployed on many of SAP’s largest business warehouse imple- mentations. IBM and SAP offer solutions that help move business forward and anticipate organizational change by strengthening your business analytics information infrastructure for greater operational efficiency and offering a way to make smarter decisions faster. Summary SAP Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA running on IBM System x3650 M4, x3550 M4 and x3500 M4 servers provides a real-time, in-memory analytics platform that empowers small business to accelerate access to their opera- tional and strategic information. It offers a simplified, easy to manage IT landscape that provides access to real-time analytics is critical to small business, where speed and agility are advan- tages. Now you can have a powerful business analytics solution that runs effortlessly with your SAP Business One application. Because the analytics functionality is in the background, you only see the incredible results—not the technology. Tower Rack Server System x3500 M4 System x3550 M4 System x3650 M4 Processor 2 x E5-2670 2.6 GHz/1600 MHz/20 MB 2 x E5-2670 2.6 GHz/1600 MHz/20 MB 2 x E5-2670 2.6 GHz/1600 MHz/20 MB Memory 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB SSD 8 x 128GB SATA 2.5in MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 8 x 128GB SATA 2.5in MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD 8 x 128GB SATA 2.5in MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD RAID ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Key ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Key ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Performance Key DVD UltraSlim Enhanced SATA DVD-ROM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA DVD-ROM UltraSlim Enhanced SATA DVD-ROM Operating System SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications Options Rack mount kit
  6. 6. Please Recycle Why IBM? IBM System x stands out from the competition by offering a full suite of innovative networking and storage options so clients can take advantage of new technologies without disrupt- ing their IT infrastructure, the financing to allow your clients the room to maneuver, the services to deploy and run your IT infrastructure, and software to power your clients’ business. Finally, we utilize a business model that emphasizes our dedicated sales force as well as local partners who have the skills and expertise to implement and service your information technology needs. For more information To learn more about the IBM Systems solution for SAP HANA – SAP HANA, Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA please contact your IBM representa- tive or IBM Business Partner, or visit the following website: www.ibm-sap.com/hana Additionally, IBM Global Financing can help you acquire the IT solutions that your business needs in the most cost-effective and strategic way possible. We’ll partner with credit-qualified clients to customize an IT financing solution to suit your business goals, enable effective cash management, and improve your total cost of ownership. IBM Global Financing is your smartest choice to fund critical IT investments and propel your business forward. For more information, visit: ibm.com/financing © Copyright IBM Corporation 2013 IBM Corporation Systems and Technology Group Route 100 Somers, NY 10589 Produced in the United States of America February 2013 IBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, and System x are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at “Copyright and trademark information” at ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml Intel, Intel logo, Intel Inside, and Intel Xeon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. SAP HANA is a trademark of SAP. SAP Software Licensing: Please contact your local SAP sales representative for license information and server configuration requirements. This document is current as of the initial date of publication and may be changed by IBM at any time. Not all offerings are available in every country in which IBM operates. It is the user’s responsibility to evaluate and verify the operation of any other products or programs with IBM products and programs. THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. IBM products are warranted according to the terms and conditions of the agreements under which they are provided. SAP HANA, Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA is not an IBM product or offering. SAP HANA, Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA is sold or licensed, as the case may be, to users under SAP’s terms and conditions, which are provided with the product or offering. Availability, and any and all warranties, services and support for SAP Business One Analytics, powered by SAP HANA is the direct responsibility of, and is provided directly to users by, SAP. Actual available storage capacity may be reported for both uncompressed and compressed data and will vary and may be less than stated. XSS03113-USEN-00

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