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Hear SAP expert, Robert Hernandez, talk through a couple of customer examples – one customer who chose the “upgrade and migrate” route and another who chose a “parallel landscape” path to provide you some considerations and factors that went into their decisions on adopting BW on HANA. 

These two customers had very similar business drivers, but because of the different technical, functional or business considerations, chose different routes to arrive at a similar decision on moving their BW configuration over to HANA, simplifying their landscape and being better able to support their user reporting requirements.

Customer #1: Full Upgrade and Migrate Scenario

Business Drivers:

  • Speed, faster reporting, faster data loading

Decision Criteria:

  1. Re-architect their BW landscape
  2. Upgrade and migrate faster than a phased approach
  3. Easier to migrate high volume of data than to reload in a fresh BW system
  4. Easier for IT to maintain one production box only

Customer #2: Parallel Landscape Scenario

Business Drivers:

  • Faster reporting, faster data loads, increased user self-sufficiency
  • Simplify and drive down maintenance, support and deployment costs

Decision Criteria:

  1. Get live as quickly as possible in certain areas
  2. Re-architect their BW landscape
  3. No significant amount of configuration to move over

Tom Kurtz serves as Global Practice Director for SAP HANA Services.  Tom regularly works with SAP consulting organization globally on deployment of business intelligence and SAP HANA. 

Robert Hernandez serves as a consulting director within SAP North America’s HANA Center of Excellence.  He has over 12 years of BW implementation and upgrade experience starting in BW1.2A.  Robert currently focuses on assisting customers in creating and realizing their SAP HANA vision. 

There is more that Tom and Robert unpackaged in their presentation. We’ll share more as outlined below in upcoming blogs:

  • Value of SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA
  • Options available to migrate to SAP HANA
  • Considerations to take into account in the design and planning phase

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