SAP SE (Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing) is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP is headquartered in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, with regional offices in 130 countries.

Iknow has been an SAP partner since 2008. Iknow’s expertise centers on the HANA platform, Data Services, and Business Intelligence.

Product Overview

SAP Business Intelligence (BI) Solutions

SAP Business Intelligence (BI) Solutions can empower your teams to achieve remarkable results by allowing anyone in your organization self-service access to relevant information. And by helping business users transform their decision making by providing fact-based, quality information regardless of where the data resides.

SAP BI Solutions provide comprehensive functionality for the following:

Reporting and Analysis

  • SAP Crystal Reports – Connect to virtually any data source, design and format interactive reports, and share them internally or externally.
  • SAP Analysis, edition for OLAP – Perform analysis of multi-dimensional data sets using this OLAP tool designed for financial and business analysts.
  • SAP Analysis, edition for Microsoft – Perform advanced analysis of data residing in your business warehouse (BW) using an intuitive UI within your Microsoft Office environment.
  • SAP Web Intelligence – Perform ad hoc queries and intuitive analysis across heterogeneous data sources online or offline.
  • SAP Predictive Workbench – Mine your information assets to predict future trends.

Dashboards

  • SAP Dashboards – Create interactive dashboards to visualize complex data quickly.

Data Exploration

  • SAP Explorer – Search and explore business data for instant insight.
  • SAP Explorer, accelerated version – Accelerate your data exploration using in-memory analytics.

Mobile

  • SAP Mobile – Access reports, metrics, and data from your mobile device.

BI Platform

  • SAP BI Platform – Use a single platform with a common semantic layer, security, and delivery mechanism to deliver business insight.
  • SAP Integration – Connect BI with enterprise applications for improved decision making.
  • SAP Live Office – Integrate BI with Microsoft Office to incorporate data in PPTs, spreadsheets, and documents.
SAP Data Services Text Data Processing

SAP Data Services Text Data Processing, part of SAP’s Data Services platform, unlocks insights hidden in unstructured text sources such as blogs, Web sites, e-mails, support logs, research, and surveys – so you can gain an analytic view of people's thoughts and feelings on your business, products, and services. These new insights can enable competitive differentiation by allowing you to measure and understand exactly where your company stands with customers and non-customers, how you compare to the competition, where you can make improvements, and what new innovations or opportunities you can leverage for continued growth.

SAP Text Data Processing software includes features that support the following:

  • Flexible text reading – Unlock the wisdom in unstructured data sources by reading text documents in all major file formats and in more than 30 languages.
  • Accurate text parsing and identification – Extract, categorize, and summarize freeform text sources to identify concepts, sentiments, people, organizations, places, and other information.
  • Powerful extraction – Support 35+ out-of-the-box entities, relations, and events to extract previously hidden information – The who, what, when, where, why, and how in text.
  • Comprehensive customization – Leverage an intuitive workbench to customize extraction of entities, relations, and events, and to create taxonomies for categorization using both learn-by-example and rules-based approaches.
  • Intelligent document summaries – Extract and analyze the most relevant sentences to create a summary of any document or set of documents.
  • Languages extractions – Take advantage of extraction provided in Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish.
SAP Data Services

The SAP Data Services, part of SAP’s Enterprise Information Management (EIM) product line, is an enterprise-class solution for data integration, data quality, data profiling, and text analysis that allows you to integrate, transform, improve, and deliver trusted data that supports critical business processes and enables sound decisions.

SAP Data Services includes comprehensive functionality that can help you do the following:

  • Ensure complete and accurate information.
  • Empower users to govern data and define data standards through an intuitive user interface.
  • Extend your data view with text analysis to analyze unstructured text data sources.
  • Assess and improve the quality of your data with a solution that supports data within any industry, locality, or data domain including customer, product, supplier, and material information.
  • Provide instant traceability with impact analysis and data lineage capabilities to help your users make confident decisions.
  • Monitor and trend how well data adheres to governance rules and standards with data quality dashboards.
  • Reduce costs, accelerate product proficiency and simplify IT infrastructure with a single, intuitive solution that can lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Optimize user and developer productivity and ease of application maintenance through intuitive use transformations and object reuse.
  • Achieve cost-effective integration and rapid time-to-value with deep integration across the SAP portfolio and non-SAP systems.
SAP HANA

SAP HANA is the world’s leading in-memory database platform. SAP HANA is an in-memory, column-oriented, relational database management system (RDBMS) that's designed to support transactions and complex query processing on the same data set.

In The Forrester Wave™: In-Memory Database Platforms, Q3 2015 Report, market analyst Forrester writes “SAP HANA continues to have the highest adoption, largely because of its distributed and integrated solutions with SAP applications.” Its marketing messages focus on the in-memory platform, real-time analytics, columnar data format, advanced compression, and data services layer. SAP continues to invest significantly in HANA in engineering and marketing, specifically focusing on dynamic data tiering, big data, granular security, cloud, modeling, and enhanced levels of automation. SAP has gained more than 7,000 customers since HANA's launch in 2011.

For customers that want to leverage in-memory on a cloud platform, SAP offers the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, an open platform-as-a-service providing an in-memory database and application services to build, extend, or integrate business applications. Hana is also available on Amazon Web Services (AWS), although most AWS customers are small and medium-sized businesses.

SAP NetWeaver

SAP NetWeaver is a technology platform that allows organizations to integrate data, business processes, elements and more from a variety of sources into unified SAP environments. SAP NetWeaver forms the technical foundation for a large number of SAP application landscapes.

With SAP NetWeaver, you gain the tools, Web services, and application server capabilities you need to support seamless application, data, and system integration.