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How to define KPI

Performance Indicator

Performance Indicators

  • KPIs represent business goals that a company wants to achieve on a rather strategic level. They are qualitative or quantitative assessments of a companies performance regarding the company goals and can either be financial or non- financial.
  • They are used by business owners to track the strategic performance against business goals

Score Card

  • PPIs represent process goals that a company wants to achieve on a rather operational level. They quantify the performance of a process along the dimension time, cost, or quality. They can be measured directly by data that is generated within a specific process flow.
  • They are used by process owners in business process management for process controlling and continuous optimization.


SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA offers you

  • Agility: Get real-time business information at HANA speed when you need it so you can clearly define and focus on the right priorities.
  • Insight: Leverage the speed and the single platform (analytics and transaction) for unprecedented insight-to-action capability. Leverage the pre-delivered apps to solve “unsolvable” problems.
  • Efficiency: Empower employees with new innovative information search capability and interactive analysis tools to become more efficient and independent of IT staff.
  • Value: Priced for small businesses and designed for scalability, while maintaining a simplified IT landscape. Leverage SAP Business One as a platform to innovate your business and develop a competitive advantage.

What SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA offers your business

  • One single system for transactions and analytics
  • Highly scalable, bigger through-put capabilities
  • New innovative out-of-the-box applications: Cash-flow forecasting, advanced ATP, pervasive analysis
  • Fast Google like freestyle enterprise search
  • Pre-delivered dashboards (6) and reports (4) optimized for HANA
  • Powerful interactive analysis reporting tool with six pre-delivered semantic layers
  • SAP HANA engine and studio allowing you to customize and/or build your own semantic layers

SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA solution highlights

Cash flow forecasting with SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA

  • Complete, accurate and timely picture of your cash flow
  • POs and sales orders from recurring postings included in calculations
  • Sophisticated calculations to help assess payment probability

Advanced Available to Promise (ATP) in SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA

  • Real-time inventory transparency
  • Dynamic aggregation of inventory on – hand, promised and desired
  • Enable sales order re-scheduling to minimize cost

Embedded pervasive analytics in SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA

  • Embed analytical content in transaction screens
  • Real-time analytics reflect transactional activity as it happens
  • Enable front line employees to see data relevant to their job – at the moment it’s needed

SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA Ad-hoc / Interactive analysis

  • Helps users explore and investigate more information before making decisions
  • Improve productivity by putting the user in control of information
  • Enables end users to create and run reports without requiring IT support
  • MS Excel pivot tables connected to 8 pre-delivered OLAP Cubes make interactive analysis quick and simple

Enterprise ‘Google-like’ Search in SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA

  • Access all SAP Business One data with freestyle search
  • Seamless user experience
  • Locate business information just as you would on the internet

It is clear that a key value proposition for SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA is speed, and even small to midsize enterprises can be faced with a growing challenge of making sense from and managing more and more data. Whether you consider this “big data” or not, the ability to apply analytics in real time without bogging down the transactional system of record can lead to a competitive advantage.

If you are an SME running SAP Business One now or considering transitioning to this solution, don’t overlook the added strength of analytics powered by SAP HANA today. The enterprise search capabilities alone may suffice to justify making the transition. As SAP Business One version for SAP HANA becomes available later this year, this version, together with speed and the ability to better handle the growing data challenge should be a no-brainer for those just starting out.

Existing customers will need to carefully review the business case for making the transition. For these customers, don’t assume SME means small data and don’t overlook the need for speed.