SAP reinvents the real-time enterprise

SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA set to redefine real-time in Australia and New Zealand

SYDNEYSAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the availability of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA for new and existing customers in the Australia and New Zealand markets. The solution is the only integrated family of business applications that captures and analyses transactional data in real-time on a single in-memory platform.

With ever-changing market conditions and more intricate demands from customers and citizens, organisations are increasingly demanding real-time access to information for critical decision-making. SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA is the only integrated real-time solution platform which can support an entire business.

The largest twenty businesses listed on the Australian Securities Exchange account for nearly fifty per cent of the ASX’s market capitalisation. Half of these businesses run at least one installation of SAP Business Suite and now can derive even greater value from the solution by migrating to the SAP HANA platform.

“SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA will completely change the game for our customers in Australia and New Zealand,” says Andrew Barkla, President and Managing Director, SAP ANZ. “With more than 520 installations of the latest SAP Business Suite applications, organisations in the region can now harness the real-time capabilities of SAP HANA with minimal disruption. This will bring smarter business innovations, faster business processes and simpler business interactions.”

SAP has developed a non-disruptive service pack to enable the new SAP Business Suite benefit. When customers choose to migrate their database to the SAP HANA platform, rapid deployment solutions are available for fast implementation.

To help existing customers identify where SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA can deliver value, SAP has developed business scenario recommendations. This customised report is based on a company’s current SAP usage and shows how SAP HANA can help enhance its current performance and competitiveness.

Backing from partner ecosystem

Twenty two partners in Australia and New Zealand have signed up to deliver SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA – among them, leading SAP solutions provider NTT DATA Business Solutions.

“NTT DATA Business Solutions is partnering closely with SAP to enable its teams with skills and expertise around SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA,” says Max White, CEO Asia Pacific, NTT DATA Business Solutions. “NTT DATA is delivering real business value for customers with SAP HANA, and sees significant opportunity to do the same with SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA.”

About SAP

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organisations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 232,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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