SAP B1 HANA
SAP Business One powered by SAP HANA over standard Microsoft SQL database versions of SAP Business One and focuses on areas of enhancement and new features related to SAP Business One powered by SAP HANA.
“SAP developed (an) in-memory database platform that at its core it uses innovative techniques to store your data that is particularly suited for handling very large amounts of relational, data with unprecedented performance.”*
SAP Business One powered by SAP HANA (now available for versions 8.82 and 9.0) contains enhancements and additions meant to support the growing needs of the small and medium enterprise companies. So, why should you upgrade or purchase SAP Business One HANA?
SAP Business One powered by SAP HANA was developed with two purposes. For existing SAP Business One installations, using Microsoft SQL as their primary database, SAP Business One analytics powered by SAP HANA (dubbed B1A) allows these companies take advantage of the speed and performance of SAP HANA as their underlying database for reporting functions like Interactive Analysis and Crystal Dashboards (see below), as well as Enterprise Search.
For new and upgrading customers looking for additional speed and performance, as well as features and functionality only possible in high-performance environments, SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA (dubbed B1H) is the right solution. Like B1A, the in-memory technology of the HANA database environment in B1H provides superior performance as well as a host of new features. While SAP continues to introduce new features for this more scalable platform, new features have already been introduced into B1H that are not available in SAP Business One running on Microsoft SQL Server and some unavailable in B1A. Those features include, but are not limited to: