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HERE and SAP sign OEM agreement

Finland, November 11, 2014: HERE has signed an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement with SAP under which SAP plans to bundle base maps and content from HERE into the SAP HANA platform. This would enable SAP HANA customers to access this geo-content to develop and deploy geospatial applications leveraging the in-memory, spatial-processing capabilities of SAP HANA.

“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.”

"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," added Hinnerk Gildhoff, development manager, responsible for spatial development, SAP HANA, SAP.

SAP intends to offer HERE content and map services with the release of SAP HANA’s service pack 9 (SPS09). The company has plans to launch this version by end of November.

Source: HERE