SAP has expanded the number of SAP-certified solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS), including SAP Business One powered by HANA.
The expansion provides small and midsize enterprise (SME) customers with the flexibility to rapidly deploy SAP solutions on the scalable, on-demand AWS Cloud without long-term commitments or capital expenditure.
SMEs can deploy and run SAP Business One for SAP HANA on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, utilising a pay-as-you-go subscription model. Customers can use their existing SAP software licenses on AWS, with no additional SAP license fees required, or license SAP applications to run on AWS from an authorised Business One reseller. According to SAP, this will lower the total cost of ownership for customers.
“We have seen a dramatic acceleration of customers running their mission-critical SAP software on the AWS Cloud,” said Peter Mauel, global alliance leader, Amazon Web Services. “The added ability to now run SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, on AWS allows these customers to garner the same benefits that our existing common customers already realise – namely, how the running of key SAP enterprise solutions, in production on the AWS cloud, helps drive business agility and innovation into business and can reduce the total cost of ownership.”
SAP partners using AWS also have access to the developer edition of SAP Business One, version of SAP HANA, providing an easy way to begin development and porting of add-on solutions and other application extensions.