New Release of SAP® Business ByDesign™ Gives Customers In-Memory Analytics, Support for Mobile Devices, and Customizable User Interfaces

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SAP Demonstrates Compelling On-Demand Innovation For Midsize Companies
Customers Can Easily Adopt Business and Industry Innovation at Their Own Pace

FRANKFURT, Germany and ORLANDO, Fla.Re-iterating its commitment to on-demand business solutions and services, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced new customer-centric innovations in the SAP® Business ByDesign™ solution. With the upcoming release, users can run sophisticated analyses in real time with in-memory analytics and take advantage of enhanced usability through customizable reports, forms and user-interfaces, while mobile workers can initiate business processes through support of mobile scenarios. And, in the process, customers have the choice of selecting a single or a multi-tenancy model that best fits their needs. The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE® NOW, being held simultaneously in Frankfurt, Germany, and Orlando, Florida, May 17-19, 2010.

Re-iterating its commitment to on-demand business solutions and services, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced new customer-centric innovations in the SAP® Business ByDesign™ solution. With the upcoming release, users can run sophisticated analyses in real time with in-memory analytics and take advantage of enhanced usability through customizable reports, forms and user-interfaces, while mobile workers can initiate business processes through support of mobile scenarios. And, in the process, customers have the choice of selecting a single or a multi-tenancy model that best fits their needs. The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE® NOW, being held simultaneously in Frankfurt, Germany, and Orlando, Florida, May 17-19, 2010.

Specifically designed for midsize companies, SAP Business ByDesign is a comprehensive, fully integrated on-demand business software suite that enables customers to get started quickly and easily running an extensive set of end-to-end business processes while having the option to gradually deploy the full, integrated suite at their own pace.

Specifically designed for midsize companies, SAP Business ByDesign is a comprehensive, fully integrated on-demand business software suite that enables customers to get started quickly and easily running an extensive set of end-to-end business processes while having the option to gradually deploy the full, integrated suite at their own pace.

The next release of SAP Business ByDesign is slated to deliver compelling innovations, including:

The next release of SAP Business ByDesign is slated to deliver compelling innovations, including:

  • Real-time analytics. With in-memory analytics, customers can analyze all corporate data in real time for unparalleled decision support. This capability can also be harnessed via a bi-directional Microsoft Excel integration that enables information workers to easily access and manipulate the data using Excel’s popular interface.
  • Support for mobile devices. This will enable customers to stay actively engaged with their business while working remotely and will allow them to offer a greater level of service to their end customers. With its support of mobile devices SAP will deliver a simple yet powerful approach that is open for adaptation at a low total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Enhanced rich client user interface (UI). By incorporating Microsoft Silverlight into the front end, SAP attains new levels of interactivity through fast, smooth and visually rich customer experiences for the Web, desktop and mobile devices. The UI offers business advantages through simplified navigation, interactive graphics, tighter Microsoft Office integration and easy personalization. The model-based UI also enables greater integration of mash-ups to extend the user interface with external services and content sources which can all be done by the user.
  • Integration and extensibility. To meet the evolving needs of customers, SAP plans to provide a development environment for SAP Business ByDesign. This will allow partners to deliver additional services, scenarios and industry-specific functionality, including full complementary vertical solutions based on SAP Business ByDesign, that collectively meet the customer’s requirements (see “Partners Further Enrich SME On-Demand Solution SAP Business ByDesign With Next Round of Complementary Solutions“).
  • Increased flexibility. This will allow key users and/or implementation partners to adapt the software’s business configuration, user interface, reports and forms to best meet their unique needs.
  • Single and multi-tenancy support. Customers can now choose either single or multi-tenant topologies as the solution is fully enabled to support both. Other than traditional on-demand offerings, SAP’s multi tenancy concept has been engineered for customer and partner specific business extensions, business configuration and all kind of UI, report and forms flexibility. It leverages SAP’s proven life cycle management system protecting all changes during upgrades. During the planning and engineering phases towards multi-tenancy, SAP collaborated with Intel to create an infrastructure optimized for the massively scalable ‘cloud computing’ environment of SAP Business ByDesign. The Intel® Xeon® Processor is the reference platform for SAP Business ByDesign deployments. The scalability and efficiency of Intel Xeon processors with the Next-Generation Intel® Microarchitecture will enable SAP to achieve even lower TCO for the solution’s infrastructure by delivering equal business capability with a smaller server and carbon footprint, significantly lowering energy consumption compared to previous generation processors.
  • Packaged starter offerings. With SAP Business ByDesign starter packages, customers can get going quickly with the key general business or customer management functionality offered in a preconfigured package with streamlined deployment. Professional services firms get the key functionality needed to run their businesses and manage resources and projects. As business grows, users can expand the scope and turn on additional functionality that is already built into the solution.
  • Real-time analytics. With in-memory analytics, customers can analyze all corporate data in real time for unparalleled decision support. This capability can also be harnessed via a bi-directional Microsoft Excel integration that enables information workers to easily access and manipulate the data using Excel’s popular interface.
  • Support for mobile devices. This will enable customers to stay actively engaged with their business while working remotely and will allow them to offer a greater level of service to their end customers. With its support of mobile devices SAP will deliver a simple yet powerful approach that is open for adaptation at a low total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Enhanced rich client user interface (UI). By incorporating Microsoft Silverlight into the front end, SAP attains new levels of interactivity through fast, smooth and visually rich customer experiences for the Web, desktop and mobile devices. The UI offers business advantages through simplified navigation, interactive graphics, tighter Microsoft Office integration and easy personalization. The model-based UI also enables greater integration of mash-ups to extend the user interface with external services and content sources which can all be done by the user.
  • Integration and extensibility. To meet the evolving needs of customers, SAP plans to provide a development environment for SAP Business ByDesign. This will allow partners to deliver additional services, scenarios and industry-specific functionality, including full complementary vertical solutions based on SAP Business ByDesign, that collectively meet the customer’s requirements (see “Partners Further Enrich SME On-Demand Solution SAP Business ByDesign With Next Round of Complementary Solutions“).
  • Increased flexibility. This will allow key users and/or implementation partners to adapt the software’s business configuration, user interface, reports and forms to best meet their unique needs.
  • Single and multi-tenancy support. Customers can now choose either single or multi-tenant topologies as the solution is fully enabled to support both. Other than traditional on-demand offerings, SAP’s multi tenancy concept has been engineered for customer and partner specific business extensions, business configuration and all kind of UI, report and forms flexibility. It leverages SAP’s proven life cycle management system protecting all changes during upgrades. During the planning and engineering phases towards multi-tenancy, SAP collaborated with Intel to create an infrastructure optimized for the massively scalable ‘cloud computing’ environment of SAP Business ByDesign. The Intel® Xeon® Processor is the reference platform for SAP Business ByDesign deployments. The scalability and efficiency of Intel Xeon processors with the Next-Generation Intel® Microarchitecture will enable SAP to achieve even lower TCO for the solution’s infrastructure by delivering equal business capability with a smaller server and carbon footprint, significantly lowering energy consumption compared to previous generation processors.
  • Packaged starter offerings. With SAP Business ByDesign starter packages, customers can get going quickly with the key general business or customer management functionality offered in a preconfigured package with streamlined deployment. Professional services firms get the key functionality needed to run their businesses and manage resources and projects. As business grows, users can expand the scope and turn on additional functionality that is already built into the solution.

“With the upcoming innovations in SAP Business ByDesign, we aim to make a huge step forward in scalability and innovation while we enable our users to collaborate more effectively make better decisions and improve their productivity,” said Peter Lorenz, executive vice president, Small and Midsize Enterprises, and corporate officer of the SAP Group. “These advancements will further increase the value that SAP Business ByDesign delivers to customers and support the aggressive growth strategies of midsize companies.”

“With the upcoming innovations in SAP Business ByDesign, we aim to make a huge step forward in scalability and innovation while we enable our users to collaborate more effectively make better decisions and improve their productivity,” said Peter Lorenz, executive vice president, Small and Midsize Enterprises, and corporate officer of the SAP Group. “These advancements will further increase the value that SAP Business ByDesign delivers to customers and support the aggressive growth strategies of midsize companies.”

SAP Business ByDesign is currently available and powering success for midsize charter clients in the United States, German, the United Kingdom, France, China and India, with further geographic expansion planned for early 2011. More than 100 charter clients have opted for SAP Business ByDesign, and SAP is committed to increasing its customer base.

SAP Business ByDesign is currently available and powering success for midsize charter clients in the United States, German, the United Kingdom, France, China and India, with further geographic expansion planned for early 2011. More than 100 charter clients have opted for SAP Business ByDesign, and SAP is committed to increasing its customer base.

For more news about small businesses and midsize companies and SAP, visit the SME newsroom on sap.com.

For more news about small businesses and midsize companies and SAP, visit the SME newsroom on sap.com.

SAPPHIRE® NOW
With SAPPHIRE® NOW, SAP marks the next evolution of its SAPPHIRE customer conference and networking events, offering SAP customers, partners and prospects even more opportunities to engage in dialogue with peers, participants and thought leaders around the globe. Being held simultaneously in Orlando, Florida, and Frankfurt, Germany, May 17-19, 2010, this enhanced, real-time event connects attendees on site with global participants through state-of-the-art broadcast studios and a newly designed online experience that incorporates the latest social media and community functionality. Whether onsite or online, participants can gain insight on how innovative business solutions from SAP are enabling long-term, profitable business growth. For more information about the Orlando show, visit www.sapandasug.com; for the Frankfurt event, visit www.sap.com/sapphire/emea. Join the conversation via Twitter at @SAPPHIRENOW and visit the SAPPHIRE NOW Social Newsroom at sapphirenow.blogs-sap.com.

SAPPHIRE® NOW
With SAPPHIRE® NOW, SAP marks the next evolution of its SAPPHIRE customer conference and networking events, offering SAP customers, partners and prospects even more opportunities to engage in dialogue with peers, participants and thought leaders around the globe. Being held simultaneously in Orlando, Florida, and Frankfurt, Germany, May 17-19, 2010, this enhanced, real-time event connects attendees on site with global participants through state-of-the-art broadcast studios and a newly designed online experience that incorporates the latest social media and community functionality. Whether onsite or online, participants can gain insight on how innovative business solutions from SAP are enabling long-term, profitable business growth. For more information about the Orlando show, visit www.sapandasug.com; for the Frankfurt event, visit www.sap.com/sapphire/emea. Join the conversation via Twitter at @SAPPHIRENOW and visit the SAPPHIRE NOW Social Newsroom at sapphirenow.blogs-sap.com.

SAP and the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) are co-locating their premier events in Orlando, where the 2010 ASUG Annual Conference takes place May 16-20.

SAP and the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) are co-locating their premier events in Orlando, where the 2010 ASUG Annual Conference takes place May 16-20.

Note to Editors:
Webcasts, announcements, media roundtables, keynote presentations and podcasts from SAPPHIRE NOW will be available in the event’s newsroom at: http://sapphirenow.blogs-sap.com/. To preview and download broadcast-standard stock footage and press photos digitally, please visit www.sap.com/photos. On this platform, you can find high-resolution material for your media channels. To view video stories on diverse topics, visit www.sap-tv.com. From this site, you can embed videos into your own Web pages, share video via e-mail links and subscribe to RSS feeds from SAP TV. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews.

Note to Editors:
Webcasts, announcements, media roundtables, keynote presentations and podcasts from SAPPHIRE NOW will be available in the event’s newsroom at: http://sapphirenow.blogs-sap.com/. To preview and download broadcast-standard stock footage and press photos digitally, please visit www.sap.com/photos. On this platform, you can find high-resolution material for your media channels. To view video stories on diverse topics, visit www.sap-tv.com. From this site, you can embed videos into your own Web pages, share video via e-mail links and subscribe to RSS feeds from SAP TV. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews.

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SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software(*), offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With more than 97,000 customers in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol “SAP.” For more information, visit www.sap.com.

About SAP
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software(*), offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With more than 97,000 customers in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol “SAP.” For more information, visit www.sap.com.

(*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning, business intelligence, and related applications.

(*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning, business intelligence, and related applications.

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