Partner Quotes: SAP Offers Small Businesses More Visibility and Control

SAP-CeBIT_SAPBusinessOne-SAPHANA_QUOTESSAP today announced SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, the first business management solution for SMEs running fully in memory. SAP partners spoke on the opportunities the new solution will offer.

Asia Pacific and Japan
“SAP Business One just got better with SAP HANA. Over the years we avoided certain industries or customer types as we were unable to fulfill their needs with SAP Business One. Be it large volume of transactions or real time analytics all in the same box, with the launch of SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA we are now able to exceed customer expectations. Having acquired and implemented the first SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA customer we have been able to see the power of SAP HANA and the way it can benefit the SME segment. SAP HANA has opened new avenues and markets for us and we look forward to bringing this exciting technology for the benefit of more SMEs.”

Prashant Kulshrestha, CEO WMS

“Our partnerships with SAP have enabled thousands of customers to gain from the exciting benefits SUSE Linux Enterprise has to offer, including decreased operating costs and improved performance SUSE Linux Enterprise Server has been recognized by SAP as an operating system for use with SAP HANA based on its technical capabilities and ease-of-use. With SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, we look forward to the ongoing upward trend of customer success as they continue to see the value of implementing Linux within their IT environments.”

Michael Miller, vice president of global marketing and alliances, SUSE

“Asecom build over the years a very successful partnership with SAP based on SAP Business One. With SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA we can offer our customers revolutionary technology. It allows customers to grow and to make faster and easier important business decisions. If our customers are operating more successful, it means Asecom can also operate more successful. It is also a proof to our customers that an investment in SAP is a smart and safe choice for now and in the future.”

Mick de Valk, CEO of Asecom

“SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA gives us and SAP the opportunity to serve more complex and even bigger growing customers and get away from the restrictions of a SQL-database. With the SAP HANA In-Memory database innovation the customer business processing will go faster, new smart functionalities are reality now and real-time reports can be more complex without hinder the end-users. In our internal international organization SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA gives us new opportunities by using it as OEM-product for OnDemand products.”

Luc van Alphen, CCO, Domani Business Solutions

Germany, Austria and Switzerland
“As software solution partner we develop and market SAP Business One-based certified industry solutions for discrete and process manufacturing. Why to decide to invest and provide beas industry solutions for SAP HANA? We started as small German-based software company to develop industry solutions based on SAP Business One already end of 2002 and could join this fascinating growth path to 38.000 customers these days. Today beas group is globally present and represented by 80 SAP Business/beas partners. Our strategy is 100 percent focused on SAP Business One. Therefore no doubt, we simply have to be part of the community to support this game-changing new technology. Selling our solutions via indirect channel we permanently screen the needs of customers to enable our partners to sell very competitive products. With SAP HANA especially also medium-sized companies can obtain advantages, e.g. accelerated planning, simulation and calculation processes, quick and comprehensive overviews about a work order with status and all documents from customer order to invoice, real-time reports, etc. The result is an upward spiral: Very motivated partners to sell our solution – more won deals – a satisfied customer base. With beas industry solutions for SAP HANA we expect an increased demand of innovative customers, estimating the added value caused by this technology.”

Willi Jost, chairman/CEO, beas group AG

“We are convinced that by combining our innovative coresuite mobile solution with SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA we can bring even more value to our customer base. Through the combination of mobility and real-time reports we will further increase the efficiency of coresystems’ global customers. The innovative technology of SAP HANA helps us and coresystems customers to gain further business value.”

Manuel Grenacher, CEO, coresystems ag

“EGR energy Systems GmbH is a new player in the SAP Business One area and has developed a new and exciting add-on focused on the small and medium energy market segment. We have bed our business solely on the SAP HANA technology as we have to manage big data in this market segment. With SAP HANA we enabled super-fast real-time analytics, in-time processing of big data and have overcome all our bottlenecks so far. In addition we detect new innovative and revolutionize capabilities to drive our solution to a leading edge solution to set SAP as the standard also for this segment.”

Joachim Rake, managing partner, EGR energy systems GmbH

“As one of the global leading SAP Business One software solution partners, Maringo believes in SAP technology. So far we use the SAP Business One Software Development Kit for the development of our Project Management solution based on SAP Business One. We appreciate to get the chance adopting that industry solution for professional services and engineering, construction and operation companies to SAP HANA too. That gives us the chance to improve our project reporting in a second phase. Thanks to the great support of SAP development project management is ready for SAP HANA just in time for CeBIT.”

Peter Sauermann, general manager, MARINGO Computers GmbH

“UNIORG decided to go the ‘SAP HANA way’ because SAP HANA delivers game changing advantages in performance and real-time computing and will be in our eyes the core for future business applications. Our customers and we will gain profit from faster and better information to be at the top of the business. Big data will become more and more a theme for SAP ERP as well as SAP Business One customers. Furthermore SAP HANA redefines the user experience for mobile applications. UNIORG believes in SAP HANA, we took part in the SAP HANA Partner Race successfully and got a lot of SAP HANA knowledge. UNIORG and SAP – this will be our focus for the next years.”

Hans-Peter Kreft, managing director, UNIORG Services GmbH

North America
“Here at ECS, we view SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA as a real game changer for small to midsized businesses. SAP has put business intelligence at the Customer touch point with speed that’s simply amazing. At the same time, SAP has given business analysis tools to non IT users at a price point never before available to companies this size. The business value our customers are seeing is huge.”

Darran Vayhinger, president, Effective Computer Solutions

“Small and medium businesses today are running into the same challenges that large companies face with analyzing their data in real-time. Building on our enterprise portfolio, HP has recently announced SMB Solutions for SAP HANA leveraging the HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8 Server series that offers powerful simplicity and built-in intelligence to deliver faster insights into their business operations, regardless of size.”

Manoj Suvarna, director, Product Management, Converged Application Systems, Hewlett-Packard

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