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10 reasons SAP BW/4HANA is unavoidable in the context of S/4HANA

By: | Farhan Bhaba

Publish Date: April 10, 2018

With the extensive adoption of SAP S/4HANA, speculation is found aplenty regarding the positioning of SAP BW/4HANA.
Discourse often arises particularly due to analytical capabilities of S/4HANA and the embedded BW functionality.
BW/4HANA is SAP’s strategic platform for enterprise data warehousing. Following are 10 reasons BW/4HANA is
detriment to the success of an organization desiring state-of-the-art analytical capabilities, particularly in the presence of
S/4HANA:

1. B4H is SAP’s state-of-the-art end-to-end data warehousing solution that enables integration, consolidation and harmonization of data from diverse SAP and non-SAP sources including Big Data and
S/4HANA. Enterprise Data Warehousing is a process which is not covered with SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics. S4H
mbedded BW is provided for operational reporting with light modelling capabilities.
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2. Built on the same principles as S/4HANA; highly optimized for HANA that accelerates response time to critical and time-sensitive business requests. B4H allows traditional BW as well as all popular
HANA based SQL approach that is extendable by third party tools.
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3. Seamless integration with SAP Business Objects suite of tools that allow modern UI allowing simple self-service, visualizations, data discovery, reporting and scheduling capabilities. BOBJ’s enhanced integration with SAP applications makes BW/4HANA the top choose for data warehousing that is user and performance friendly.
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4. Provides a single, comprehensive view of historical and real-time information. Real-time analytical ability is a longtime pain associated with traditional data-warehouses. B4H’s virtualization and
implification makes the drillthroughs seamless.
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5. Allows agile, accurate, and integrated planning capabilities via BPC 11.0, version for SAP BW/4HANA
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6. S/4HANA’s all popular Virtual Data Models are be easily consumed persistently or virtually (real-time) in BW/4HANA via CompositeProviders and Open ODS Views. This expands business’s insights so data can be compared with additional, legacy, 3rd party systems.
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7. Flexible Layered Architecture enables revolutionary abilities to rapidly create analytical scenarios and semantics
 
8. Pre-defined content optimized for HANA allows rapid development of solutions based most sought after LOB’s and industry solutions such as Financial, Sales, Logistics KPI’s
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9. Similar to wide S4H adoption, BW/4HANA is built for cloud and on premise that grows with your business, leveraging SAP Analytics Cloud and ready for Internet of Things
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10. Greatly complements S/4HANA with persistent or logical data warehousing based on ABAP CDS Views.
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Farhan Bhaba SAP BI/Analytics Consultant @ YASH Technologies

Farhan Bhaba
Farhan Bhaba

AP BI/Analytics Consultant @ Yash Technologies

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