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3 reasons to set up a modern data warehouse

  • Koen Vanderwegen
    Koen Vanderwegen

Data warehousing is a solid foundation for your analytics capabilities. It builds a single version of the truth by combining multiple information sources, such as big data, historical data and even data from third-party applications, to provide greater context. While there are several ways to build a data warehouse, we opt for SAP BW/4HANA. It’s intuitive design and integration with the rest of the SAP suite, means we can use it to help you:

1. Improve your business performance

Businesses using SAP BW/4HANA can leverage huge amounts of data in real time. The HANA in-memory database allows for 10 times faster data processing in operations and up to 100 times faster query performance for analytics.

So, whereas queries used to be limited to reports from yesterday or before, you can now search through current data as it is being gathered. This saves time, allows you to capitalise on changing business conditions and helps you make smarter decisions – which gives you a competitive advantage.

10 to 100 times faster data processing
in operations and analytics with SAP BW/4HANA

2. Manage your data more efficiently

Thanks to its unique combination of simplified data modelling and rich business content, SAP BW/4HANA enables businesses to quickly and efficiently set up an integrated data warehouse. The use of field-based modelling objects is an excellent example of this: it removes the high-maintenance need to create metadata for each of the individual fields.

Additionally, any changes to existing models take far less time in SAP BW/4HANA than with traditional data warehousing solutions, which significantly reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO)

3. Unlock the full power of your data through integration

Its integration with SAP Data Hub, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) and other analytics solutions is the core strength of SAP BW/4HANA. This allows you to analyse your data more effectively across a wide range of business areas both on-premise and in the cloud, revealing new business insights. What’s more, SAP BW/4HANA’s open SQL interface lets you access data independent of data model, opening up your data company wide.

The smart data warehousing solution: BW/4HANA

BW/4HANA is SAP’s next-generation data warehouse solution, which relies on a reengineered software suite designed to fully harness the power of the HANA database. BW/ 4HANA provides a simple set of objects that are well suited for modelling an agile and flexible layered architecture – perfect for a modern data warehouse. It’s the ideal cornerstone for your analytics setup!

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