The Power of SAP HANA

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If you have spent even a single Google search looking for business software solutions, you’ve no doubt come across a ton of different software options, names, acronyms, versions, and editions. Take a breath! We totally understand. Researching new tools for your business can be stressful. Anything we at Pioneer B1 can do to help alleviate some of that confusion we are happy to do! That’s why in this blog we are going to talk about one such tool you’ll see crop up anywhere you’re looking for SAP B1 and on our own site: SAP HANA. What is it? What does it do? Do you need it? We’ll cover all of that and more! Apple makes Macbooks. Macbooks uses iOS. In that same way, SAP makes SAP Business One, which can use SAP HANA.

SAP HANA Powers SAP Business One

Putting it simply, and briefly, SAP HANA is the database platform where SAP Business One is the application, SAP HANA is a fuel for the Business One engine as it were. Now, we say a fuel because there is also the Microsoft SQL database version of Business One. But, we digress.

What Makes It Special

As you might imagine, SAP Business One has extra built-in functionality when to comes to running off the SAP HANA platform.

In Memory Database

One of the most important pieces, it allows access to mass amounts of information in a speedy way. Data is not saved in a disk, it’s in memory.

Improved Insights

Leverage a single platform for analytics and transactions to get unprecedented insight-to-action capabilities. Take advantage of real time apps for cash flow and other processes to solve the “un-solvable.”


The way SAP HANA stores data makes for easier, faster access to any piece of data you need. With up to the moment data integrity, you can focus on the things that matter

HANA Dashboards & KPIs

There are over 40+ dashboards and KPIs standard to SAP HANA letting you find the form that suits your business best.

Effortless Efficiency

Empower employees with information search capabilities and interactive analysis tools to help them become more productive and independent of IT staff. SAP HANA gives access and the tools to know how to use it.


Using the workbench you can customize the exact workflow for your users, streamlining the interface and workspace.

SAP HANA can be located on site or in the cloud, but no matter where it sits it fires on all cylinders and delivers a faster, more efficient system and experience for your business.

Do You Need SAP HANA? in-memory computing SAP HANA

Knowing what exactly goes into SAP HANA, how do you know if you need this version of the Business One software? Ask these questions: Can I achieve predictable response times for queries? No? SAP HANA is built on lightning fast response time, from yesterday’s numbers or two years ago’s numbers from the second quarter. Does my software provide analytics while updating the same copy of data in real time? No, do you see what you’re missing here? Am I able to run my business in real time, with all my data in-memory,ready for processing? Struggle to make agile decisions? SAP HANA provides that up to the moment data that allows for real time decision making. Answer no to any of those questions? Well, then you know that there are places your business’s software solution that can be improved on. Pioneer B1 is here to help you with that! SAP Business One is a great tool for any business looking to turbocharge their efficiency, whether you use the SAP HANA database or the SQL database.  To find out more about how SAP’s tools can benefit your specific business, give us a call or request a demo, and our SAP Consultants will guide you through everything.

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