If you have interacted with the ERP system SAP in the last few years, you have certainly noticed that HANA is a very important keyword promoted by the German company. Technically speaking, SAP HANA is a database. SQL is also a database, but between the two there are as many differences as between a convertible and a truck, although practically both are vehicles.

Since 2013 SAP HANA has introduced a different approach to databases, introducing in-memory processing. Data management takes place at the main memory level and not at the storage system, HDD or SDD. (for an in-depth description read the article In-Memory Database – SAP HANA real-time platform https://www.todaysoftmag.ro/article/215/in-memory-database-platforma-real-time-sap-hana)

Exploiting this technology, SAP Business One version of SAP HANA performs data processing and analysis at the database and not the application level, which means much faster work speed and the ability to process large volumes of data in real time. In addition, SAP HANA can analyze structured and unstructured (verifiable) data and can be integrated with other proprietary databases (Oracle, Microsoft, IBM). All customers who have opted for SAP Business One version for SAP HANA have reported high speed of data processing and obtaining reports at seconds level; reports run much faster on large volumes of data. According to the analyzes carried out by SAP, most queries resulted in response times of less than one second, and a complex query over a five-year accumulated data set was completed in just 4 seconds.

Beyond speed, SAP Business One 9.3, the version for SAP HANA also brings a number of unique features that are not found in the SQL version. This is also the main reason why in the last years, 4 out of 5 new implementations have been on SAP HANA. As a general observation, SAP Business One 9.3, the version for SAP HANA offers simplicity of use, increased performance and thus a faster depreciation.

SAP Business One 9.3, the version for SAP HANA offers a more ergonomic interface (Flowers), advanced search capabilities, as well as native mobile applications for both sales and service department. Fiori, an interface based on HTML5, allows the customization of the working windows with the help of widgets, on the working pattern (operation, search, visualization) of each user. The solution works with real-time data and gives users quick access to information about cash flow, orders, deliveries, but also smart forecasts or sales recommendations.

Where are the advantages:

User experience:

  • Fiori ergonomic interface
  • Advanced features of enterprise search
  • SAP Business One Sales Mobile Native App
  • SAP Business One Service Mobile Native App

Real-time applications integrated into SAP Business One

  • Cash Flow Forecast
  • Advanced Available to Promise (ATP)
  • Intelligent Forecast
  • Delivery Schedule Management

Business analysis

  • General analyzes on performance indicators
  • 360 ° customer image
  • Interactive analysis
  • Recommendations for Sales
  • Quick reports in Excel

To get a better understanding of how it works, go to the book: SAP Business One versiunea SAP HAHA – System Innovation Romania

SAP Business One 9.3, version for SAP HANA exclusive features.

How can you benefit from SAP HANA?

Simple, either by migrating to a version of SAP Business One HANA, or by choosing this version for a new SAP Business One deployment. In both versions you will benefit from the power of the in-memory database and the dedicated functionalities of the ERP system. According to the analysis, SAP Business One version for SAP HANA has a better depreciation rate and is more suited to the current digital economy.


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