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CeBIT 2014: SAP Business One version 9.0 launched for SME big data crunching

Over at CeBIT, SAP AG has just announced the availability of version 9.0 of the SAP Business One application for SAP HANA, targeted at small to midsize enterprises (SMEs).

It will help SMEs who are running the in-memory computing solution SAP HANA to better crunch data, providing analysis of large data volumes (structured and unstructured) in real-time, with SAP promising results in seconds as opposed to days.

Flexible deployment is another key factor for the system, with enterprises able to have the solution on-premise or in the cloud, with a great degree of scalability.

SAP notes that SMEs using the Business One application for SAP HANA will be able to optimise business planning and operations, benefiting from much deeper insight into customer behaviour to enable companies to up levels of customer satisfaction.

Gert Boutsen, head of the Financial Department at Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht, commented: “We chose SAP Business One on SAP HANA to prepare our business for the future on both functional and technical levels. The application provides us with all of the necessary reporting and analysis capabilities we need and can handle large data requests without issues. We now have an affordable method to manage ticket sales, sponsorships, broadcasting rights and the buying and selling of our soccer team’s players – all in one integrated system.”

SAP is also going to show off some of the improvements coming to future incarnations of the system at CeBIT.

Rinse Tamsma, global VP of SAP Business One Sales, said: “We will preview at CeBIT planned enrichments and capabilities, including production module enhancements, multi-branch enablement and improved management of fixed assets. By bringing the latest in real-time analytics capabilities to SAP Business One, while consistently improving partner extensibility, we continue to deliver on the promise of offering a complete and scalable solution for companies to manage their businesses.”