"In 2010, our founder and chairman of the SAP Supervisory Board, Dr. Hasso Plattner, laid out a bold vision that SAP HANA will be at the heart of SAP's intellectual renewal and that it would transform both existing and new applications. We have delivered consistently on this vision over the last two years, and today marks a major milestone in that commitment as we now enable SAP Business Suite to benefit from the power of SAP HANA," said Dr. Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board, Technology and Innovation. "Now the software at the heart of thousands of the world's best-run companies can work and think as fast as our imagination. We can now eliminate the traditional trade-offs between cost and performance and reinvent real-time business while dramatically simplifying our customers' landscapes, together with a strong open ecosystem of partners. And SAP Business Suite continues to fully support and optimize for all major databases in the industry, further demonstrating our commitment to openness and innovation without disruption."With this modern platform, SAP helps companies to transform their entire business in real time with minimal disruption for smarter business innovations, faster business processes and simpler business interactions. Smarter Business InnovationsCustomers can now rethink their business models and processes with intelligence embedded in transactions. "We are extremely enthusiastic about SAP ERP now being powered by SAP HANA as this move will be a game-changer for John Deere," said Derek Dyer, director, Global SAP Services, Deere and Company. "After a successful initial experience, we quickly made the decision to adopt SAP HANA as a platform of choice for many of our existing and future applications. We consider this major innovation from SAP as a new way to manage our business by revolutionizing the way we introduce new products and services to the market, drive critical processes for us such as materials requirement planning in real time and even explore a new world where predictive maintenance now becomes possible." Faster Business ProcessesWith SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, businesses can accelerate their core businesses dramatically and evolve toward real-time scenarios. "With the ever-increasing pace of business and ever shorter decision cycles, there is a growing need to reduce the time needed to capture, analyze and act on information," said Henry Morris, senior vice president for IDC's Worldwide Software, Services, Big Data as well as Sales and Marketing Executive Advisory research groups. "SAP Business Suite running on SAP HANA is a response to this need. By combining both transaction processing and analytics on a single platform, SAP HANA supports a blended system of record and of decisions. The integration of transaction management with real-time decision management eliminates the delays and inefficiencies inherent in parallel operational and business intelligence systems. This enables employees to make better tactical, operational and strategic decisions based on relevant, granular, up-to-the-moment data." Simpler Business InteractionsToday, people expect consumer-grade user experiences and the power to translate their live insight into immediate action. SAP Business Suite will simplify business interactions on real-time information.