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10th of January, 2013 – SAP launched the Business Suite powered by SAP HANA and the whole world listened.

While HANA, SAP’s new prodigy child, embodies SAP’s finest tuning and new in-memory database technology, the SAP Business Suite has been around for many years.

There are a lot of videos and articles that explain what HANA can do for you, my personal favorite video is the one where Steve Lucas, Global GM&Senior Executive, SAP Business Analytics &Technology, gives a simple and comprehensive view of SAP HANA.

By powering Business Suite to run on HANA, SAP brings together 41 years of experience and stability with the best of its innovative technology power, to bring effective solutions that respond to our customer’s needs.

To read about the benefits of Business Suite running on HANA, take a look at this blog post written by Vishal Sikka, member of SAP’s Executive Board and Global Managing Board, heading technology and innovation for the company.

Interested in gaining the benefits of Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, but you don’t know where to start?

I have good news for you: you can start with one of our SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions related to Business Suite powered by SAP HANA!

Let me start by giving you some key coordinates for SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions and how your business can benefit from them:

Rapid Deployment Solutions came to exist in response to customers’ need for simple, ready to consume solutions, offering integration and responding to business needs.

By deploying SAP’s latest innovations, Rapid deployment solutions offer a rapid return of investment.

Rapid Deployment Solutions are sold in bite sized chunks called packages. In one package, you get everything you need to be up and running quickly: standard software, proven best practices, step-by-step deployment instructions, and end user enablement materials, at a fixed-price service offering from our Consulting or Partners – in just weeks.

The best practices content delivered together with the enablement content helps you to start quickly as well as to enable your users quickly.

With a defined scope and predictable costs, there are no surprises. And you can expand your solution as you go.

When it comes to Partners and Rapid deployment solutions, there are two things to remember: Partners can equal the time and cost of the Rapid deployment solutions packages, but no in case can they go above.

“SAP’s rapid-deployment solutions (RDS) offerings are partner-friendly accelerators to bring SAP solutions to the market.’’

Accenture’s Cenk Ozdemir, SAP Practice Senior Executive

Pierre Audoin Consultants interview, April 2012

The potential benefits?

  • Deploy solutions quickly and easily with preconfigured software, content and enablement
  • Gain transparency due to the fixed scope, fixed price and fixed implementation time.
  • Address your most pressing business needs today while laying the foundation for future expansion
  • Choose from different deployment, hosting and financing options from SAP or its broad ecosystem of partners


“SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) are right and important for the market. In particular SMBs tend to avoid large projects, as they prefer a fast ROI and benefits.’’

Uwe Bohnhorst, Chief Operating Officer, itelligence AG

Pierre Audoin Consultants interview, April 2012

Rapid deployment Solutions have a great record, having been adopted by businesses of all sizes, having significantly simplified and shortened the time it takes to put software to work for the customers’ business needs.

For more details, please watch this video ->

With the launch of the SAP 360 Customer solution in November last year, which has SAP CRM powered by SAP HANA at the core, we released the SAP CRM rapid deployment solution powered by SAP HANA.

The SAP CRM rapid-deployment solution powered by SAP HANA brings together software and services to give you essential marketing, sales, and service functionality, powered by superior loading and reporting performance and real-time data access through the in-memory technology of SAP HANA.

Working with SAP experts you can select the functionality you need for your sales, service, or marketing processes. If your CRM needs are basic, this rapid-deployment solution can provide a permanent answer to your requirements. If your CRM needs are larger, the software can lay the foundation for an incremental evolution toward the comprehensive SAP CRM application.

The three ERP rapid deployment solutions running on SAP HANA that were launched this year in February have rounded our rapid-deployment solutions portfolio in the area of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA:

  • SAP ERP for Finance & Controlling rapid-deployment solution powered by SAP HANA offers an integrated solution for finance and controlling powered by SAP HANA to reduce risk and create a predictable path for the future, with support for everything from general ledger to overhead cost accounting.
  • SAP ERP for Manufacturing rapid-deployment solution powered by SAP HANA offers an integrated solution that helps streamline your core end-to-end business processes: order-to-cash, forecast-to-stock, time-to-market, and procure-to-pay that also helps improve your financial management performance.
  • SAP ERP for Trading rapid-deployment solution powered by SAP HANA helps optimize your trading and inventory processes fully integrated with a superior finance solution powered by SAP HANA, combining  the best suite of applications and the next generation best performing platform for doing real-time business.

And we are working into adding more significant releases to our portfolio of Rapid deployment solutions related to Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, which will make your business run like never before!

Our SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions offer you a simple and easy entry into the revolutionary world of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA!

You can benefit from Business Suite powered by HANA via a rapid-deployment solution that addresses the most urgent business needs by providing best practices, templates and tools, guides and educational material, at a fixed scope and price.

With SAPPHIRE NOW around the corner, starting in Orlando on the 14thof May, you can have a personal look at what SAP has to offer in the areas of Business Suite powered by SAP HANA as well as the HANA Rapid Deployment Solutions Portfolio.

Until then, you can read more about this on these blogs:

SAP HANA Platform + SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions = Winning Combination at SAPPHIRE NOW 2013

SAP Business Suite at SAPPHIRE NOW 2013

Looking forward to seeing you at SAPPHIRE ORLANDO!

Follow SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions on Twitter: @SAPRDS

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