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Customer Snapshot: Overview

Providing property financing solutions in more than 25 countries

Aareal Bank, a leading international property specialist listed in Deutsche Boerse’s MDAX index, offers structured property financing, consulting, and services for the housing and commercial property industry in Europe, North America, and Asia/Pacific. With SAP HANA, they’ve been able to improve both performance and efficiency.

Aareal Bank Group

€547 million (Net Interest Income)

Number of Employees
2,300 (Aareal Bank Group)


Wiesbaden, Germany

Customer Website

Line of Business
Finance, Platform and Technology, Service

SAP Solutions
SAP Business Warehouse, SAP Consulting, SAP HANA

Customer Snapshot: History

90 Years of Trust

Customer Snapshot: Business Model


A Diverse International Portfolio

A leading international property specialist

The Challenge

More Data, Faster Analysis

Needing rapid and flexible analysis of massive amounts of data – from multiple sources – Aareal Bank wanted to simplify and enhance analysis from SAP and non-SAP applications, accommodate over 30% growth in data volume per year, eliminate user wait time, and reduce complexity through use of the latest technology.

Enter SAP


Time is Money

Aareal was convinced SAP could enhance the user experience and save significant user waiting time. They also liked the short implementation time SAP promised. So they decided to upgrade their existing SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse component to run on the SAP HANA platform. In just 10 weeks, Aareal Bank boosted query performance by 70%.

Enter SAP: The SAP Experience

A Speedy Migration

Aareal Bank was able to upgrade the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse component in less than 6 weeks, migrate the development platform to SAP HANA platform in 2 days, and finally upgrade to Unicode. The production system migrated with only 2 days of downtime.

The project was delivered in 10 weeks on budget. They were able to cut user response times by an average factor of four, which contributed to a significant increase in efficiency.

Enter SAP: Benefits

Faster Response, Greater Insight


With SAP HANA, Aareal Bank’s user response time is now four times faster. Management reports are now turned around 67% faster. The bank saw a 50–70% increase in productivity, and greatly compressed their database.

The key benefits: greater insight into product analysis, risk and financial controlling, credit portfolio planning, and accounting.

Enter SAP: Run Simple

Well Positioned

With SAP HANA in place, efficiency and productivity have greatly improved in the ways and places that count the most. Despite a challenging global economy – and higher capital requirements and stricter liquidity rules – Aareal Bank is now well positioned to succeed in a very competitive business environment.

Journey Ahead

Partnered for Speed

SAP remains a strong partner for Aareal Bank, as the bank seeks to expand services and resources in the areas of securitization/syndication. That’s why Aareal plans to go forward with SAP, and with SAP HANA in particular, to continue to speed up business processes.

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