Providing property financing solutions in more than
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)
2,300 (Aareal Bank Group)
Service, Finance, Information Technology
SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, SAP HANA, SAP HANA platform
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.
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%.
Accelerating the system
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.
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.
Changing possibilities with SAP HANA
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.