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SAP and Esri geo-enable the intelligent enterprise

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — SAP SE announced that Esri, the global leader in geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analytics, now supports the SAP HANA platform, a market-leading in-memory data and application development platform, as an enterprise geodatabase.

This allows Esri to provide customers with greater insights, improved business decisions and a swifter ability to innovate. Esri and SAP customers will benefit from enhanced performance and scalability as well as full integration of both enterprise and spatial data. The announcement was made at DistribuTECH Conference 2018, taking place Jan. 23–25.

Whether on premise or in the cloud, the Esri geodatabase powered by SAP HANA allows spatial data to be integrated and delivered across organizations and accessed from one place for true IT landscape consolidation. It also lowers total cost of ownership (TCO) and administration costs.

“The full unification of SAP HANA and Esri is a very big win for our expansive joint customer base,” said Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, Products & Innovation, SAP. “We have many customers running SAP, non-SAP and Esri solutions. They will now be able to streamline their IT architecture with one underlying platform powered by SAP HANA. This will not only support immediate return on investment by reducing redundancies and improving performance, but also pave the way for further innovation by connecting GIS and enterprise systems and data.”

The partnership between SAP and Esri brings powerful location intelligence to enterprise data and applications. It will allow businesses to thrive through spatial analytics and advanced visualizations, and by embedding geospatial data into core business processes.

“We’re extremely proud to announce SAP HANA as a supported enterprise geodatabase,” said Jack Dangermond, founder and president, Esri. “GIS and mapping combined with the richness of business data and business processes is a very powerful combination that can benefit every industry. Together, SAP and Esri are making GIS, mapping, advanced visualizations and spatial analytics available to everyone across the enterprise.”

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