It is official, SAP is now offering two new solutions for small and midsize business to utilize the power of in-memory technology. The two new offerings: Analytics powered by SAP HANA for the SAP® Business One application and SAP HANA, Edge edition will give SMEs the analytic capactiy to make faster and smarter business decisions.
If you were unable to join the SAP press conference here is the link to the recording:
0-7:41 – Eric Duffaut, president of Global Ecosystem & Channels opens the call and gives an overview of SAP channel strategy
7:41-10:04 – Eric provides an overview of SAP SME strategy
10:04-10:47 – Eric announces two new SAP Hana offerings for small and midsize companies
10:57-16:34 - Bobby Vetter, SVP, Ecosystem & Channels provides more details about the two offerings
16:34 - Question & answer
Here are the highlights about the new offerings:
Analytics powered by SAP HANA for SAP Business One is an offering for existing and new SAP Business One companies. Ramp-up is planned to begin at the end of February to select geographies, with general availability planned for later in 2012. The new solution provides:
- Predefined calculation-intensive reports, such as inventory analysis and monthly customer status
- Predefined dashboards including those delivered with SAP Crystal solutions today (but at speeds up to 25 times faster), plus three new ones (sales opportunity, stock analysis, and CEO key performance indicators)
- Freestyle enterprise search that enables people to search all of the data in SAP Business One
- Interactive, ad-hoc analysis through the familiar Microsoft Excel Pivot table interface
- Predefined semantic layer lets people interact with data using familiar business terminology, without knowledge of where the data resides or what business rules apply when creating reports and dashboards
- Lifecycle management including an initialization and duplication mechanism, backup and recovery, monitoring, and an administration console
SAP HANA, Edge edition are for companies already using the SAP® Business All-in-One solution. The solution is globally now.
Read the press release.
On Tuesday, February 7 at 8am EST / 2pm CET SAP will present its plans for SAP HANA for small business and midsize enterprises.
Eric Duffaut, president of Global Ecosystem & Channels and Bobby Vetter, SVP, Ecosystem & Channels Readiness will host the call.
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SAP has appointed Kevin Gilroy to lead Global Indirect Channels. Reporting directly to Eric Duffaut, president of Global Ecosystem & Channels, Gilroy is tasked with accelerating global indirect revenue through key SAP partners and developing new business opportunities by extending both the SAP channel partner ecosystem and alternate channels. Read the newsbyte.
Today, SAP announced the general availability of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0, allowing organization to know their business, decide with confidence and act boldly. The BI and EIM 4.0 release represents the future of analytics with real-time, mobile and social capabilities, read the BI and EIM 4.0 RTC (release to customer) press release. Organizations such as Lionsgate and Hilti use business analytics from SAP to run better.
What’s New with SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0?
This release includes the latest versions for Web Intelligence, Dashboards, Crystal Reports, Explorer, the Business Intelligence Platform, Edge BI and Information Steward and completes the BI 4.0 development cycle with the Analysis, and Data Services solutions already being GA.
Unified on a common infrastructure and with a user experience that boasts the friendly usability of social networking tools, the new Business Intelligence and Enterprise Information Management releases manifest the broad range of technology innovations that are shaping the future of analytics – in real time, with in-memory computing; instant powerful BI in users’ hands, with more mobile devices supported than ever before; across business and social data with certainty, combining structured and unstructured information and providing the tools to govern the information; and providing the best fit, right now in any deployment model, whether on-premise, on-demand, embedded in business operations, or in a “hybrid” manner. Learn more about what’s new in SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0.
Watch this demonstration of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0
Watch the live keynote of SAP BusinessObjects BI and EIM 4.0
New innovations for Mobile BI
Along with new BI and EIM suite enhancements in 4.0, there are new capabilities for mobile BI available in 4.0 including the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile app for iPad. The existing SAP BusinessObjects Explorer for iPad/iPhone continues to be one of the top downloaded apps for business with over 200,000 downloads from the Apple Apps Store. This fully supported app now includes new enhancements for location-based analytics and integration with Google maps. Download these mobile apps from iTunes today.
Analytics for SME and LOBs
SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 is not just about analytics for the large enterprise, SAP recently announced analytics for SME and lines of business. With this latest releases of SAP Crystal Server and SAP BusinessObjects Edge, organizations can gain better insight into business opportunities for a broader range of users.
Analytics and BIG data with SAP HANA
SAP also recently announced the generally available for SAP HANA, the in-memory computing appliance for real-time analytics on BIG data, SAP HANA provides the in-memory foundation for the next generation of analytics to be realized. SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 and SAP HANA are part of a broader portfolio of solutions for Business Analytics at SAP. Learn more about Business Analytics from SAP and listen to Steve Lucas (EVP of Business Analytics and Technology) talk about the complete business analytics portfolio and how that aligns with SAP’s core business suite and enterprise mobility strategy.
Resources and Education
A major focus of the SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 release was making the products easier to use. To help customers learn how the BI products work a complete collection of eLearning tutorials for the entire BI suite is included with this release. These tutorials are available on the SAP Community Network and are directly integrated into the products with the 4.0 release. Watch and learn more about building Crystal Reports, designing dashboards, or using the new information design tool to build a universe.
How do I Access and Download SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0?
Customers can access SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 by visiting the SAP software download center on service marketplace today.
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In July 2010, the SAP Active Quality Management (AQM) organization launched a global pilot quality accreditation program targeted at value-added resellers for SAP Business All-in-One which has already been expanded to SAP Business One channel partners and SAP BusinessObjects partners. The program has been created to focus on actively managing quality with our channel partners. It not only provides transparency across partner-led projects but also goes further to embed high standards of quality within the partner organization itself.
Today, there are more than 120 partners worldwide participating in the program of which more than 20 have already received the active quality management accreditation. The program aims at enabling channel partners to adopt a quality approach to drive successful projects and achieve high quality standards across both sales and delivery. It provides tools, templates and offers a formal SAP quality accreditation, for those who qualify against specific criteria. The success of the pilot has led to the creation of a global team within SAP’s partner services delivery organization that focuses on driving the quality program to partners within our volume partner base.
How do partners achieve the accreditation?
In order to get the accreditation partners need to have a quality plan in place that aligns to SAP’s quality principles, fully participate in the AQM program for at least six months, complete a minimum of two sales or delivery cycles and demonstrate lessons learnt for at least two projects. Partners who have successfully passed the accreditation receive a certificate and may issue a press release. The AQM program carries no charge for participation or accreditation and needs to be renewed on an annual basis. Currently, value-added resellers for SAP Business All-in-One and SAP Business One as well as SAP BusinessObjects partners are eligible to receive the accreditation. Additionally, we are planning to expand the program to selected services partners.
What’s in it for partners?
The program helps channel partners to raise awareness for quality principles, improve customer satisfaction, reduce profit dilution, and avoid escalations. It allows partners to leverage the SAP brand to improve their bids as they are able to document their quality standards to prospects upfront. The quality accreditation creates a certain level of comfort in projects as it ensures and monitors for high quality throughout the process.
What do partners say about the accreditation?
Ian Johnston, Consulting Director at itelligence UK appreciates the advantages the program puts forward for his enterprise: “It is not just the accreditation but the participation that leads to tangible benefits such as the highlighting of potential project risks.”
Breno Gomes, Services Director at Spektrum Comércio e Consultoria, a Brazilian SAP Business All-in-One channel partner, appreciates the following program benefits: “Monitoring quality within the AQM program from SAP helps us to monitor potential risks, to avoid losing time and money or worse to lose credibility from our customers.”
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