SAP (NYSE: SAP) has announced the general availability of its HANA in-memory analytics appliance software.
The release, according to SAP, heralds a new generation of analytics, business applications and IT simplification with SAP's in-memory computing technology.
SAP's High-performance Analytic Appliance (HANA) software, first delivered to select customers in November, is based on the company's BusinessObjects business intelligence software. With HANA, analytic applications run directly on top of large volumes of transactional data, offering customers near-real time visibility into their businesses.
"General availability is a major milestone for SAP HANA, but this is just the beginning," said Vishal Sikka, SAP's executive board member for Technology and Innovation. "SAP HANA brings a fundamental transformation to the way companies run their businesses and is at the heart of innovation across our entire product and technology portfolio at SAP."
SAP said HANA "introduces a new paradigm of real real-time computing, allowing companies to re-think their existing business challenges and tackle entirely new ones. With SAP HANA, customers can approach their business needs in profoundly different ways by using breakthrough analytics, unprecedented new applications and renewed existing SAP solutions."
New Version of SAP Business One ERP
SAP also announced the 8.81 release of the SAP Business One ERP application, designed for small businesses. The new ERP release features improvements that SAP is adding across its various product lines, including mobility, ease in development of partner applications and social networking.
SAP Business One 8.81 offers enhanced features for mobility, partner enablement and an integration framework that offers constant access to customer data through integration and collaboration with SAP Business One 8.81 and on demand, cloud, mobile devices, Web services, collaboration tools and social networks, the company said.