HERE, a Nokia company, 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.
As a leader in mapping and location experiences, HERE brings an important dimension to business intelligence and big-data analytics. Its capabilities enable organizations to geo-reference data points and visualize them on a map to obtain new insights, identify trends and explain root causes. Location-enabled analytics thus help businesses track and manage the flow of goods, information or money to help plan and prioritize future efforts accordingly.
“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 HANA is a modern, in-memory platform that helps transform organizations that seek agility and simplicity. SAP intends to 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.
“We anticipate that the geo-content and services provided by the HERE Platform, paired with the in-memory and spatial-processing capabilities of SAP HANA, will enable customers to simplify and accelerate the geo-enablement of applications,” said Hinnerk Gildhoff, development manager, responsible for spatial development, SAP HANA, SAP.