As more customers require Business Intelligence (BI), SAP introduced High Performance Analytical Appliance (HANA) technology to SAP Business One. SAP HANA technology relies on main memory for computer data storage, providing faster and more predictable performance than database management systems that employ a disk storage mechanism.
SAP Business One analytics powered by SAP HANA is an application used together with SAP Business One. It works with an SAP HANA database server that holds company databases, and provides various analytical features powered by SAP HANA, including enterprise search, real-time dashboards, Microsoft Excel interactive analysis, and pre-defined Crystal reports. To avoid disrupting customers’ daily business activities in SAP Business One, company databases are migrated and continuously replicated from the SAP Business One server (the Microsoft SQL Server database server) to the SAP HANA database server.
The following figure shows the typical architecture of an SAP Business One analytics powered by SAP HANA landscape.
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