Run SAP HANA on SAP Business One

SAP HANA Integration for SMEs

The promised integration has arrived. Here is a first look at analytics powered by SAP HANA for SAP Business One.


Last year, SAP revealed plans to integrate SAP HANA into SAP Business One, its solution for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It was to be the first SAP solution to run completely on the SAP HANA platform. SAP announced yesterday that the promised integration has arrived. Analytics powered by SAP HANA for SAP Business One is entering ramp-up at the end of February, and general availability is planned for the end of 2012.


SAP HANA for SAP Business One

Thanks to the new integration with SAP HANA, SAP Business One now includes predefined reports that allow users to conduct data-intensive analyses, such as inventory analysis, as well as predefined dashboards to display business insights. These dashboards were previously included with SAP Crystal Reports software, but on SAP HANA they can now be delivered up to 25 times faster.


Furthermore, analytics powered by SAP HANA for SAP Business One provides customers with three new dashboards for sales opportunity, stock analysis, and CEO key performance indicators.


One of the most exciting new features that SAP HANA enables is the ability to search for information across the entire SAP Business One application. Users don’t need to know where the data is stored; they can simply enter a search term and get results in seconds, Google-style.


SAP HANA for SAP Business One will be available to both new and existing SAP Business One customers exclusively from certified SAP Business One Partners worldwide. Subsidiaries of large enterprises that are running SAP Business One, however, need not apply. SAP HANA integration is limited to stand-alone SAP Business One customers. These companies must be running the latest release of SAP Business One 8.82 to take advantage of the integrated analytics powered by SAP HANA. If customers are running an older version, they’ll have to license the 8.82 version separately.


Companies interested in purchasing SAP HANA for SAP Business One should note that they must license the same number of users for the analytics function as they have for SAP Business One. Licensing for the SAP HANA engine is separate.


About Bluekey Software Solutions

As the largest and fastest growing SAP Business One Partner in Africa, Bluekey enjoys a reputation for on-time delivery of SAP Business One ERP solutions to SME’s throughout Africa. The company is founded on the value proposition that the successful implementation of ERP solutions bring real and tangible benefits to business owners by driving efficiency, profitability and growth while giving management effective control and visibility.


Bluekey is also the most successful SAP Business One partner in Africa and having won the SAP Business One partner of the year award 7 years in a row (2005-2011), more than 250 successful SAP Business One implementations, the most SAP Business One-certified professionals, director experience in excess of 70 years, 2 full service support centres, and a presence in 7 regions – Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Kenya, Zambia, Ghana and Tanzania. Bluekey is uniquely qualified to implement and support SAP Business One solutions throughout Africa and help growing businesses achieve their goals and objectives.


For more information on choosing the correct SAP Business One partner for your business contact:

Craig Johnston |

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