SAP Business One is a software solution for mid-sized businesses and SUSE said its results came from having teamed up with more than 500 SAP channel partners.
“Since SAP Business One was released on the SAP HANA platform, Linux expertise has been essential to implementing it,” Phillip Cockrell, SUSE vice-president of Worldwide Alliance Sales, said in a statement.
“The integration of in-memory functions has made SUSE Linux Enterprise Server the most optimised platform on which to run the latest version of SAP’s mid-sized business solution. It’s a prime example of SUSE’s ecosystem of partners and communities enabling customers to manage complexity, reduce cost and deliver business-critical services to their customers.”
They were also able to benefit from profit-sharing through deal registration rebates and access to the SUSE Installation Wizard, a powerful automation tool that streamlines deployment of SAP Business One running on SAP HANA with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. SAP channel partners can use the SUSE Partner Portal to access installation tools, technical training and pre-sales support.
Consumer goods and plastics manufacturer ZELAN is one of the many companies to run SAP Business One.
“This allows us to boost processing capacity for our business-critical applications,” said Pawel Nowak, operational manager at ZELAN. “SUSE has raised our enterprise operations to a higher level of stability. Since moving to SUSE, ZELAN has also seen reduced need for software and hardware administration. We are also able to predict power savings. These factors generate significant financial and operational benefits for ZELAN.”
Finn Backer, vice-president of SAP Business One, said, “Over the years, SUSE has partnered with us for education, automated installation programs, sales and technical support, and a practical approach to our common business needs.”
The new installer image for SAP Business One based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 is available here.