Procter & Gamble (P&G) a longtime leader in consumer products sought to improve its financial analysis processes. For example, report and query execution times varied, data latency was high, and poor application availability and other critical defects where cropping up. These factors where impacting decision making and operational agility.
P&G successfully upgraded its current SAP Business Warehouse (BW) application and migrated its database from Oracle to SAP HANA and gained greater efficiency with a 55 % database reduction from 36 TB to 16 TB and a 400% increase in data loading speed.
SAP BW on SAP HANA enables the company to meet performance and capacity expectations. The run speed of financial reports and queries is greatly increased – as is data quality. Reporting is also more stable and dependably faster. Planning cycles can be executed more frequently, for more accurate predictions and forecasts.
SAP BW on SAP HANA puts up-to-date information at the fingertips of 35.000 business users. The upshot is trusted reporting performance and a single version of the truth for improved decision making and agility across the organization – helping P&G beat the competition to the punch.
P&G is working closely with SAP to build a strategic road map to achieve additional efficiency and financial gains. In particular, the company is looking at potential ways to transform finance operations with the SAP S/4HANA suite and streamline supply chain processes, such as manufacturing and logistics.
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