why SAP BW/4HANA?
Last Change: 17th of February 2022
why SAP BW/4HANA?
well, this Question was raised at lot of times in the past decade and was always answered with three things to know, not only from my side. Even after 25 Years that I had worked for SAP so far, there is still a fundamental group of people asking the question “why SAP BW?“.
Any coexistence to the actual situation around would be purely accidental and unwanted.
If you still ask yourself, why SAP BW/4HANA 2021? maybe the Blog – SAP BW/4 HANA 2021 – 3rd Generation in Sync with SAP S/4 will give you some answers.
And about three things cannot not be negotiated since the existence of SAP BW
The first time I mentioned SAP BW on HANA in 2013 – Three things to know when migrating SAP BW on SAP HANA
The second time I have given an Answer was in 2014 – SAP BW? – three things to know…
Klaus Nagel presented in 2015 – The “advanced” DataStoreObject – renovating BWs persistency layer
My favorite Metaphor for SAP BW/4, and unfortunally it never saw the light so far …
A new World? (SAP) Cloud based only?
Believing Influencers like “SAP Analytics” (in German only), there is no place for on-premise tools anymore, wait for the next SAP Solution based on SAP Cloud Applications.
Nice Thinking, with “one little rabbit foot” disturbing this ideal (SAP) World. SAP Cloud Solutions are based on Amazon Hyperscaler Platform, and who own this Data?
“Rise with SAP”? The final destination is the Azure Hyperscaler Platform with no way back.
“data sovereignty” is the new Black to consider here.
Is this Question really answered beside the next circumstance “the cat that bites its tail?”.
The logical consequence which was already addressed in the Blog – SAP (Sybase) IQ – the hidden treasure … is shown here …
so, why SAP BW/4HANA?
the truth lies in between (for a long time)
the World we know it is not black or white, it is a cocktail of a lot ingrediencies which can be mixed in the right amount to reach the optimal result. It is never perfect and waiting for something which will never come was never a good Idea. Even today People call this(SAP) Roadmap with a Disclaimer right after the title. C’mon, I think the further development of Microsoft PowerPoint was Stopped in 2012 like SAP NetWeaver 7.50/BWoH and the only thing which was added was “Cloud” whatever that leans for the Products.
Erich Kästner framed It the right way: “Nothing good happens unless you make it happen”
Officially, the SAP Marketing doesn’t use the “SAP Data Value Formula” anymore, which doesn’t mean it is not valid anymore. So, I keep it like Erich Kästner and use it further.
Roland Kramer, SAP Platform Architect for Intelligent Data & Analytics
“I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious.”
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