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Why Upgrade to SAP Business One 9.1 on HANA?

Posted by Jessica Penton on Thu, Dec 04, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

The latest version of SAP Business One offers several functional improvements and simplifications to users running on Microsoft SQL Server – from business logic and reporting to lifecycle management and extensibility/SDK. The release also offers its own unique upgrades and feature enhancements for SAP Business One powered by HANA, SAP’s next generation in-memory database platform.   

Upgrading to SAP Business One 9.1 on HANA not only allows you to process larger amounts of data fast - it opens the door to a whole new set of analytics. HANA includes a semantic layer gives you a way of looking at data from a business perspective.

SAP continues to invest in the core functionality of SAP Business One but a number of the latest features, like pervasive analytics and graphical reporting, are being released on HANA first because of its extension and availability. Here are some of the latest features being released on SAP Business One 9.1 on HANA that might make you want to upgrade: 

HANA_Enterprise_SearchEnterprise Search
Allows you to search across all SAP Business One modules without having to know the menu. With this feature you can do a full text search that includes all User Defined Fields (UDFs) and Tables (UDTs) using dynamic filters to narrow down objects found. 

Excel Interactive Analysis
With the semantic layer in HANA, this feature lets users decide how they want to slice and dice their data using an excel pivot table interface. There are pre-defined cubes but there is also an option to build your own custom cubes using HANA Studio.

Pervasive Analytic Dashboards and KPIs
SAP Business One on HANA gives you the ability to relate business actions to pervasive dashboards and KPIs. You can access queries and build the KPI based on exactly what you’re looking for. Filtered dashboards are another feature, where you can drill into details and display critical data grouped on a dedicated dashboard.

HANA_Workbench_WidgetWorkbench Widget and Fiori Cockpit for Analytics
This is a graphical reporting feature for your daily operations with predefined cockpits for sales, purchasing, finance and inventory. One of the main components is the Workbench Widget, which allows you to create and manage a process flow and view it on your dashboard.  

Upgrading to SAP Business One 9.1 on HANA is a smart decision for those companies that need the agility and power that HANA analytics and extended graphics can offer. For more information about upgrading to SAP Business One 9.1, please contact us

 

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