SUSE Adds New Channel Program for SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA

April 17, 2013

SUSE and SAP Channel Partners to Help Small and Midsized Enterprises Use Real-Time Business Insight Affordably

Nuremberg, Germany

SUSE today announced it is extending the PartnerNet® enablement program to provide further assistance to SAP channel partners that want to deliver the recently announced version of SAP Business One for SAP HANA. SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA is a scalable, affordable solution that offers embedded analytics capabilities that enable employees to make intelligent decisions. It delivers fast application performance even when transaction volumes are high.

Small and midsized enterprises (SMEs) today need the ability to analyze data in real time in order to improve business operations. The specialized SUSE  partner training and sales support program will help partners successfully deploy, manage, and support SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, the recommended and supported OS for SAP HANA, the real-time database platform that streamlines transactions, analytics, planning, and predictive and sentiment assessments to allow business to operate in real time. As part of the program, SAP channel partners authorized to resell SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA will receive access to the SUSE Installation Wizard, a powerful automation tool that streamlines deployment of the version of SAP Business One for SAP HANA with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

“Our partnership with SAP has enabled thousands of customers to gain the exciting benefits SUSE Linux Enterprise has to offer, including decreased operating costs and improved performance,” said Naji  Almahmoud, senior director of SAP global alliance, SUSE. “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the recommended and supported operating system for use with SAP HANA. With SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, we look forward to an ongoing upward trend in our customers’ success as they continue to see the value of implementing Linux within their IT environments.”

“SAP welcomes SUSE’s launch of the PartnerNet program in support of SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA,” said Rinse Tamsma, vice president, Channel, SAP Business One and SAP Business All-in-One, SAP. “This new version of SAP Business One, which integrates the capabilities of our in-memory platform, will provide SMEs greater visibility and control of their business environments. And through our close collaboration with SUSE and our broader partner ecosystem, customers will benefit from additional options including integration of products and services as well as comprehensive operating system service and support.”

SAP channel partners worldwide will receive the following additional benefits as members of PartnerNet:

  • SUSE Installation Wizard: A special-edition, easy-to-use installation tool for SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA.
  • Access to SUSE electronic sales support for SAP channel partners
  • Tailored on-line technical training to become a SUSE Certified Linux Administrator so partners can use SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, a leading Linux platform for SAP applications, to help lower the costs of deployments.

Visit SUSE at the SAP Business One HANA TechSummit, being held April 17–19 in Bratislava, Slovakia, where consultants and developers will gather to gain knowledge and experience working with the latest SAP technology. SUSE experts and executives will be on hand to educate and collaborate with SAP channel partners from around the world.

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