Esri and SAP Help Customers Map Their Way to New Insights in Geospatial Data

SAP has added new innovations, features and functionalities across the SAP HANA platform, analytics, mobile and business applications to strengthen and simplify integration with Esri’s geospatial services and content.

SAP and Esri each support a large number of customers in asset-intensive industries. The partnership between SAP and Esri is aimed at helping customers break down information silos and simplify the unlocking of shared data in SAP business applications and Esri GIS systems, so business users have a more complete picture and can make more informed decisions.

“SAP and ESRI are helping users improve business efficiency and confidently anticipate what comes next in order to guide better, more profitable, forward-looking decision-making,” said Steve Lucas, president, Platform Solutions, SAP. “By integrating ESRI’s industry leading GIS with SAP HANA, the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform and SAP Mobile Platform as well as geospatial analytics within SAP Lumira, we are enriching business data with geographical context and presenting it in real time — bringing a whole new level of insight to customers.”

Esri ArcGIS and SAP HANA

Last year, SAP added native high-performance processing of spatial data to the SAP HANA platform. With this partnership, SAP and Esri have delivered new functionality to help business users, GIS analysts and developers be more productive. Business users can run complex spatial queries on massive volumes of data in real-time using SAP HANA via Esri Query Layers.

According to the companies, this functionality accelerates location analytics because Esri ArcGIS executes queries natively on SAP HANA closer to where the data resides. In addition, GIS analysts now have more direct access to business data, which they can enrich with geospatial context without having to move data between GIS and operational systems.

The Esri mapping platform also enables self-service mapping, analysis and collaboration across the entire scope of an organization. Additionally, developers can quickly create high-performance spatial applications that consume ArcGIS Online geo-content and mapping services using ArcGIS for Developers and the developer edition of SAP HANA, available on SAP HANA Marketplace.

Partnership Extensions

The partnership also includes an extension of the SAP and Esri partnership to include geospatial analytics from ArcGIS Online within SAP Lumira, the SAP solution for agile visualization. This wil help customers leverage existing Esri ArcGIS server and online Esri maps inside business intelligence tools from SAP, enabling users to visualize data on a map to help see new patterns and trends.

Additional options for integration between SAP BusinessObjects BIand Esri geospatial services include: Galigeo BI for Location Analytics for SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence software, Integeo Map Intelligence for SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, Centigon CMaps Analytics and Esri Maps for SAP BusinessObjects BI.