SAP is making its HANA data aggregator available in the SAP Business Suite of products, allowing users of its line of ERP products to capture and analyze transactional data in real time on a single, in-memory platform.

The company made the announcement today at a simultaneous press and analyst event in Frankfurt, Germany, New York, and Palo Alto, Calif.

A broad variety of business scenarios — including marketing analysis, financial close, receivables management, material resource planning, as well as consumer and social sentiment analysis — and the most used operational reporting and analytics have been specifically optimized. The new real-time SAP Business Suite provides an open environment allowing operational analytics and reporting on live data. SAP also noted that if customers choose to migrate their database to the SAP Hana platform, SAP has made rapid deployment solutions available for fast implementation.

“For years we knew something had to change in ERP systems and my proposal six years ago was to reinvent them. We had wanted instant business intelligence in batch programs, but BI just got slower, I also know that everything we invented in the 90s should be replaced by dynamic views and the ability to change them on the fly if we don’t pre-construct it,” said SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner. “Now all SAP products will go Hana, including all cloud and suite offerings and custom modifications.

Dr. Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP executive board, technology and innovation played a key roll in the development of Hana and noted thatMoving BusinessSuite to Hana will be non-disruptive for customers because it’s a matter of swapping out the underlying database,  though Hana does require in-memory hardware that will replace the conventional servers in use.

“Now the software at the heart of thousands of the world’s best-run companies can work and think as fast as our imagination,” said Sikka. “We had once thought that once ERP runs on Hana, then we can get started; that day is today.”


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