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On August 28, 2017, SAP announced that the Early Adopter Care Program for SAP Business One 9.3 (both on SAP HANA and MS SQL) has started.

 

 

Submit your nominations for the Early Adopter Care program via your partner or via this link

 


SAP's recommendation is that you should participate in the Early Adopter Care program if you plan to implement SAP Business One 9.3 or SAP Business One 9.3, version for SAP HANA in a productive environment.

 

As has been the case with previous Early Adopter releases you will benefit from accelerated problem resolution and special attention from SAP.

 

 

 


What can you expect with release 9.3?

  • With core expansion, SAP Business One will support new business processes and round out key areas such as:
       - simple production routing,
       - return merchandise authorization management (RMA),
       - project management updates,
       - simplifying and streamlining CRM processes,
       - authorization management,
       - price list enhancements.
  • Leveraging the SAP HANA platform and building on the semantic layer, SAP plan to offer new cockpit templates. With a new analytics portal, end users will be able to schedule and consume reports without the need to log into SAP Business One.
  • With add-on solutions playing a key role in shaping the SAP Business One solution, SAP have also announced plans to make it easier for partners (and customers) to develop add-ons with the support of XML methods for user defined tables and the latest visual studio 2015 suite.
  • Deployment and management of SAP Business One will be simplified with a centralized approach. SSO will be utilized for apps for SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA making partner and self developed add-ons easier to manage and consume.
  • SAP have also re-committed to continuing to focus on building for optimal performance, making SAP Business One 9.3 more stable and easier to support.

You can learn more in the ASUG upcoming webinars focusing on the SAP Business One Product Roadmap and the 9.3 In Focus sessions due shortly as well as reviewing the 15 minute fundamentals sessions built using SAP Business One 9.3
Note: All enhancements mentioned are subject to change Software Download & Technical Prerequisites
For SAP Business One 9.3, version for SAP HANA, ensure that the following components are installed on the Linux server:
  • Operating System: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES): 11 SP3, 11 SP4, 12 SP1
  • SAP HANA Platform Edition: 1.0 SPS 12 Revision 122.05

For SAP Business One 9.3, install one of the following Microsoft SQL Server versions:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016

 

Please refer to the Administrator’s guide for SAP Business One 9.3  and the Administrator’s guide for SAP Business One 9.3, version for SAP HANA in this recent blog post -
Get a Jump Start on deploying SAP Business One 9.3 with the Administrators Guide .

Note
: SAP Business One 9.3 is delivered together with remote support platform 3.2, which must be installed if you wish to avail from support services such as GoToAssist.