“SAP HANA Essentials” Book Addresses Need for Real-Time Content

WALLDORF — Addressing a growing need for global knowledge about the SAP HANA platform, SAP today announced it will publish the first edition of the SAP HANA Essentials book in real time. The company decided upon this proactive approach to provide customers with high-quality content as soon as it becomes available.

With SAP HANA, SAP has created an opportunity for enterprises to build a new generation of solutions that can deliver groundbreaking innovations without disruption. The platform, for example, enables high-volume transactions to be combined with analytics to help improve business performance and insight. Due to a growing demand throughout the SAP ecosystem to learn more about the capabilities and real-world applications of SAP HANA, the authors of SAP HANA Essentials will make the latest edition of the book available for free. Every SAP user, consultant and developer will be able to download the book on various mobile devices, including Apple iPads, Apple iPhones, B&N Nooks, Amazon Kindles and Mac/PC users. The book will be available for download on May 14,2012 and new chapters will be added quarterly.

“We have decided to write and publish SAP HANA Essentials in real time so that we can cater the evolving content needs of our customers and allow them to read it instantly on their preferred device,” said Jeffrey Word, vice president, Database & Technology, SAP. “This new approach to publishing allows our team to update content frequently and add links to additional content, so that information is always up to date. With SAP HANA Essentials, we’re making the publishing and learning process faster, better and less expensive.”

Word is also the co-author of the bestselling books Integrated Business Processes with ERP Systems; Essentials of Business Processes and Information Systems; Business Network Transformation; and SAP NetWeaver for Dummies.

For more information about SAP HANA Essentials, visit its content page on the Experience SAP HANA website and the SAP Newsroom. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews and @sapinmemory.

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