HANA HEREThose who are aware of SAP and what it does, will also know about SAP HANA. SAP is betting a lot on its latest HANA platform for ushering into new era of growth. Now, Nokia and SAP have joined forces to bundle HERE location intelligence to the HANA platform and considering the future growth potential that SAP sees in HANA, it may be  a very big win for Nokia and HERE.

HERE, a Nokia company, today announced that it has signed an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement with SAP. As part of the agreement, SAP plans to bundle base maps and content from HERE into the SAP HANA® platform. SAP HANA customers will be able to access this geo-content to develop and deploy geo-spatial applications leveraging the native in-memory, spatial-processing capabilities of SAP HANA.

“Digital maps are playing an increasingly important role across industries,” said Jacques-Etienne Grandjean, vice president EMEA, Enterprise Sales, HERE. “Giving businesses the insight they need to respond to fast-changing circumstances, location services have become crucial for enhancing business analytics and enterprise applications. With the integration of maps provided by our HERE Platform bundled with SAP HANA, we can help businesses make better decisions faster, more transparently and cost-efficiently.”

SAP will offer HERE content and map services with the latest release of SAP HANA, service pack 9 (SPS09), planned to be available later this month. Existing SAP customers will be able to download the solution via the SAP Service Marketplace community site.

SAP expects that HERE and HANA together will simplify and accelerate the geo-enablement of applications based on its HANA platform.

For those who are interested to know more about HANA and what HANA and HERE can do together can watch the videos below,

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