With regard to SAP Invoice and Goods Receipt Reconciliation described in this article, two aspects related to SAP HANA as a platform are of particular importance:
- SAP HANA enables analytical reporting in real time directly on the basis of non-aggregated transactional data. To facilitate the use of these capabilities by customers with one of the SAP Business Suite systems (with the SAP HANA database), such as e.g. SAP ERP, SAP has created a predefined set of information models/views, the so-called SAP HANA Live;
- SAP HANA is also a stand-alone application platform, since it has its own application server, the so-called SAP HANA XS (Extended Application Services), which enables the native SAP HANA applications to be shared via a web browser.
SAP HANA Live & VDM
SAP HANA Live contains a predefined set of information models also called views, which display transactional data. All information models delivered as part of SAP HANA Live form a virtual data model (VDM). A key advantage of information models is that they perform the necessary transformations and aggregations when the model is running in order to read data from it. VDM ...
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