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Next generation real-time data warehousing – with SAP BW/4HANA

Next generation real-time data warehousing – with SAP BW/4HANA

Delivering a simpler and more powerful way to achieve real-time analytics by connecting historical data with live data stored in SAP and non-SAP environments.  SAP BW/4HANA – is an integrated data warehouse solution optimised to fully leverage the SAP HANA in-memory platform. SAP BW/4HANA dramatically simplifies development, administration and user interface of your data warehouse resulting in enhanced business agility.


SAP BW/4HANA is unlike any other data warehousing application on the market. SAP BW/4HANA is an integrated data warehousing solution that has been optimised to fully leverage the SAP HANA in-memory database. This optimisation empowers business’ to deliver on the demand for simple, open, flexible and highly scalable solutions that will meet the data warehouse needs of the business today and beyond. 

  • Simplify your data warehouse architecture and free up more time for line-of-business requirements
  • Integrate SAP and non-SAP applications and data into one logical data warehouse for a single version of the truth
  • Future ready for new business opportunities and growing volumes of data
  • Built for on-premise and the cloud 


Learn how SAP BW/4HANA can simplify the lives of business users and IT staff:

Functional Capabilities

SAP BW/4HANA is based on four design principles that enable the next generation of data warehousing. SAP BW/4HANA is designed for the future so it can more easily accommodate business change opportunities, address changing market demands and adjust competitive situations.

  • Dramatically improves performance for data loading, querying, analysis, staging, and planning processes
  • Simplifies data modelling using a modern user interface, Advanced DataStore Object, and Composite Provider
  • Accelerates open data warehousing environment thru simplified object models and SQL support
  • Offers advanced multi-temperature data store options that allow systems and costs to be managed more easily
  • Cuts development time with prebuilt models and Eclipse-based modelling tools
  • Consumes and integrates mixed architecture scenarios: SAP BW on SAP HANA and SAP HANA data marts

Combine the power of SAP BW/4HANA with the simplicity of the cloud

SAP BW/4HANA is built for cloud and on-premise deployments allowing organisations to choose the deployment environment that is right for them. Customers can choose to deploy via SAP's managed service offering, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud or AWS Infrastructure as a Service. Visit these sites to learn more about SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and AWS


At SAP, we realise each of our customers are starting their journey to a modern data warehouse from different places. That’s why we have created distinct paths, complete with distinct services and tools, to help you achieve your goals in the most direct fashion, with the least disruption.  

Begin your journey to SAP BW/4HANA

New Implementation
The SAP BW/4HANA implementation for customers new to SAPs integrated data warehousing technologies will benefit from intuitive modelling and eclipse interface.
  • Bring data from your old system to SAP BW/4HANA with our integrated data management and quality tools
  • If you have an SAP landscape over five years old, it’s time to consider a fresh start
  • Leverage a modern data warehouse, without modifications or work-arounds of the past  
System Conversion
The effort for the system conversion is largely proportional to the duration since the last major system update, the number of classical data models, and the amount of actively used custom coding.
  • Complete conversion of an existing SAP Business Warehouse system to SAP BW/4HANA
  • If your current SAP landscape has been highly maintained (SAP BW, powered by SAP HANA), you most likely can convert to SAP BW/4HANA in just a few steps  
Landscape Transformation
Simplify your system landscape to carve out selected processes/functions, moving gradually to SAP BW/4HANA innovations. Improve merger and acquisition activities by consolidating rapidly, delivering predictive capabilities.
  • Ideal for large enterprises with many instances of SAP and non-SAP BW systems
  • Consolidation into one global SAP BW/4HANA system or selective data migrations

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