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

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

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

PR Newswire

NUREMBERG, Germany, April 17, 2013

NUREMBERG, Germany, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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:

  oSUSE Installation Wizard: A special edition, easy-to-use installation tool
    for SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA.
  oAccess to SUSE electronic sales support for SAP channel partners
  oTailored online 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

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.

About SUSE

SUSE®, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable
Linux and cloud infrastructure solutions that give enterprises greater control
and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional
service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that
help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver
mission-critical services. The lasting relationships we build allow us to
adapt and deliver the smarter innovation they need to succeed—today and
tomorrow. For more information, visit us at

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