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September 16, 2019

Below I review scenarios and basic steps for connecting SAP HANA based applications to non-SAP BI tools, typical pain points, and ways of addressing them.

April 14, 2019

Today more and more business analytics requirements are based on real time or near real time data. Batch data loads to a datawarehouse may still be OK in some scenarios, but tasks like financial month end closing or real time dashboards often need up to the minute tran...

November 17, 2018

Comparability is one of the key concepts in BI Analytics for Retailers. If certain shops are new, closing down, being remodeled or closed due to whatever reason they cannot be compared the same way as the shops that are performing in a “business as usual” mode. In busi...

May 15, 2018

Business Analytics applications nowadays expose huge amounts of data to large groups of users. In either reporting, analytical tasks or business planning scenarios we would like to give access only to the data users are supposed to see. Authorized data is normally defi...

April 16, 2018

Below I review a few use cases and scenarios showcasing mixed modelling approaches. The focus is on so called “mixed scenarios” recommended by SAP where we can benefit from both BW and HANA native development.

April 11, 2018

Let us review a case where organization’s database contains personal data that is not supposed to be accessed by most users. This data may include individual names, personal details, social security numbers, dates of birth, etc. This is especially relevant with the ado...

March 13, 2018

It is no secret Retailers are losing a substantial chunk of revenue due to shops going out of stock. It is especially relevant to seasonal campaigns when demand is high and shops don’t always know exactly which products to order and when to order them, or existing dema...

December 5, 2017


In order to automate Promotional Sales Planning process for a Retail organization we want to provide business users with a set of tools for uploading sales targets by product group (groupings of articles), promotional schedule, and promo periods. This master da...

September 20, 2017

It is BW Workspaces that bring additional agility in business planning applications with SAP BW 7.5 on HANA and BW/4HANA. SAP BPC Embedded is a strategic business planning tool leveraging the power of HANA with top down disaggregations on large datasets and HANA-optimi...

April 18, 2017

Learn about SAP BW/4HANA and considerations to evaluate when making the decision to migrate. Understand how the effort of implementing SAP HANA-based enterprise data warehousing empowers companies, leads to greater returns, and reduces total cost of ownership.


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