Integration of SAP BW/4HANA with SAP S/4HANA

Integration of SAP BW/4HANA with SAP S/4HANA

The integration of SAP BW/4HANA with SAP S/4HANA is a central topic in many SAP user companies. The question of whether and when to migrate to BW/4HANA is current and relevant, especially if SAP BW is already being used or if you are about to start using business warehousing. The integration of these two systems enables efficient use of real-time data and histo­rical infor­mation, which leads to improved decision-making and business process optimization.

Importance of integration for business processes and decision-making

The integration of SAP BW/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA offers companies the oppor­tunity to improve their data processing and analysis. By combining the data sets and analytics capabi­lities, companies can make informed decisions and optimize their business processes. The increase in efficiency results from reducing data transfer between separate systems and minimizing data incon­sis­tencies.

SAP S/4HANA Analytics: Embedded in the core

SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics integrates analytics capabi­lities directly into the transac­tional ERP system, allowing users to access real-time data and perform analytics without leaving the system. This leads to faster and more informed decisions. The direct integration of analytics capabi­lities into the core of SAP S/4HANA avoids delays in data processing, which are often an obstacle in tradi­tional systems.

The role of SAP BW/4HANA in enter­prise data management

SAP BW/4HANA serves as a central enter­prise data warehouse (EDW) that conso­li­dates, standar­dizes and harmo­nizes data from various sources. It places a strong focus on tactical and strategic analysis and enables the histo­rization of data, which is valuable for long-term trend analysis and meeting compliance requi­re­ments.

Integration of SAP BW/4HANA with SAP S/4HANA

The integration of SAP BW/4HANA with SAP S/4HANA enables an efficient combi­nation of real-time and histo­rical data. Virtual data integration enables data to be integrated seamlessly and without extensive ETL processes, reducing system load and enabling faster data processing.

SAP BW/4HANA and S/4HANA: Comple­mentary appli­cation possi­bi­lities

SAP BW/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA offer comple­mentary functions that together enable a compre­hensive data management and analysis strategy. While SAP S/4HANA focuses on transac­tional processes and opera­tional data, SAP BW/4HANA focuses on the conso­li­dation and long-term storage of data from various sources.

Embedded reporting and strategic analyses

Embedded reporting in SAP S/4HANA enables real-time analyses of opera­tional data, while BW reporting in SAP BW/4HANA focuses on the analysis of histo­rical and aggre­gated data. Both solutions complement each other and can be used together for compre­hensive analyses.

Synergies between SAP BW/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA

The integration of SAP BW/4HANA with SAP S/4HANA creates synergies that are of strategic importance to companies. It enables advanced analy­tical capabi­lities, optimizes business processes and supports infor­mation-based decision-making. The flexi­bility and scala­bility enabled by the combi­nation of both systems are crucial in a data-driven world.