sap bw/4hana & sap bw on hana
Enterprise data warehouse redesigned and simplified - reporting & planning based on single source of truth
SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) is one of the leading enterprise data warehousing platforms. As a central single point of truth in your company, SAP BW forms an optimal data basis to support your downstream planning, consolidation and reporting processes integrated in BW.
SAP BW can be operated on all common database systems (including SAP HANA) up to and including Release 7.5, and since the new version SAP BW/4HANA is available exclusively for the SAP HANA database. Regardless of the underlying database, SAP BW represents the central platform for extracting data from all upstream, operational SAP or third-party systems. The extracted data is historized, harmonized and transformed for further use within SAP BW. With the help of SAP Standard Content and best practice models, comprehensive data warehousing landscapes can be implemented within a short period of time.
Based on our many years of SAP BW expertise, avantum has a self-developed, optimized Content for various modules and industries (classic modules such as SD and CO as well as HANA CFO Content). In addition to Content scenarios, individual and complex ETL and Data Warehouse solutions are possible, which can be created using a variety of different data targets (e.g. DataStore objects (advanced) and Composite Provider).
We are always happy to support you in migrating from SAP BW 7.x to SAP BW/4HANA with our migration services.
SAP Sustainability Control Tower
ESG reporting made simple
The SAP Sustainability Control Tower is a tool for monitoring and controlling corporate sustainability performance. It is part of SAP's sustainability and environmental management solution and enables companies to define, measure, monitor and improve their sustainability goals.
Control Tower uses data from a variety of sources, including internal company systems, external databases such as weather data, geospatial data, social media and public databases. The data is updated in real time and can be visualised in user-friendly dashboards and reports in the SAC (link to SAC on the website) to provide a quick overview of the company's sustainability performance.
Advantages of the SAP SCT
- Holistic view of sustainability performance: Control Tower provides a comprehensive view of the company's sustainability performance across different areas, such as energy and resource consumption, emissions, social impact and more. This enables companies to better understand their sustainability performance and target the data forReal-time monitoring and reporting - Using SAP Analytics Cloud, data can be collected, processed and analysed in real time. This enables companies to monitor their sustainability performance in real time and respond quickly to issues or opportunities.
- Improved data transparency: Control Tower enables companies to collect and store their sustainability data and information in a unified and consistent way. This improves data transparency and integrity and facilitates reporting on sustainability performance to stakeholders.
- Identify potential efficiencies and cost savings: By monitoring and analysing sustainability performance, companies can identify inefficient processes and areas and take targeted action to improve them. This can lead not only to cost savings, but also to efficiency gains and improved sustainability performance.
- Improved sustainability management: Control Tower enables companies to systematically manage and improve their sustainability performance. This can help reduce sustainability risks, improve corporate reputation, and ensure compliance with sustainability regulations set by the GRI, SASB, WEF and IBC standards.
- Automated reporting: Reporting can be automated for internal and external use, which will bring benefits to the preparation of annual sustainability reports in the future.
sap data warehouse cloud
Data warehouse for department
Through SAP Data Warehouse Cloud (DWC), SAP provides a software-as-a-service solution. DWC addresses both IT employees and the business departments of a company. IT employees can connect the necessary data sources, integrate data and build data models. The business department can easily access the company's data inventory regardless of location and model the data according to the respective requirements. Through the integration of SAP Analytics Cloud, every user has the possibility to develop professional analyses based directly on the modeled data.
Data integration from different source systems is easily designed within DWC: Data from multi-cloud, on-premise and hybrid environments can be flexibly managed and combined. Structured as well as unstructured data can be used for analyses - and thus for the decision-making process. For this purpose, the functionalities of SAP Data Intelligence and the SAP Cloud Platform are partially used. In addition, data from a wide variety of data sources can also be imported into the DWC by using ETL tools from third-party providers.
From a technological point of view, the DWC is based on the SAP HANA Cloud and thus provides users with a correspondingly high performance.
sap businessobjects business intelligence
solutions for analytical & ad-hoc reporting: lumira, crystal reports, analysis for office, web intelligence
The SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform (SAP BO BI) is SAP's central on-premise reporting platform for analytics and is one of the leading technologies in the area of formatted, analytical reporting and ad-hoc reporting.
SAP BO BI includes advanced query and reporting tools and provides the ability to visualize information in a meaningful way to optimize business management. These query and reporting tools have a spectrum of application possibilities ranging from highly formatted reporting to self-service analytics. When deciding on an efficient solution, the following questions will help you:
- Who will use the solution, business users or IT?
- Should reports and dashboards be created in self-service or be made available by IT with a finished design?
- Will access be web-based or via Excel?
- Should reports be available offline and/or online?
- Do reports need to be formatted down to the pixel?
- Should reports also be accessible via mobile devices?
- Should it be possible to enter and/or display comments in addition to the report numbers?
In the latest version, SAP BO BI can also be used hybrid with SAP Analytics Cloud. This hybrid use combines the advantages of both worlds - flexible self-service BI in SAP Analytics Cloud, OLAP analyses with SAP Analysis for Office and highly formatted reporting with SAP Crystal Reports. SAP Analytics Hub can provide a single point of access for on-premise and cloud reports.
sap analytics cloud
self-service analytics, planning, predictive, standard reporting & dashboards
SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) is a new generation of analytics solutions in the cloud that allows users to quickly analyze data in detail. This is possible both within a web browser and on mobile devices. Based on the HANA Cloud platform, the software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution combines all analytics functions - including business intelligence, planning, predictive analytics and dashboarding. The application provides advanced analytics for end users in the business department and gives users centralized access to all reports, models and functions.
Analysts can retrieve and visualize data, operational staff can create reports and plans, financial experts can make predictions, data scientists can generate predictive models, and management can view relevant information in a dashboard. All users can work in their own area and are connected via a uniform interface. Modern communication tools facilitate collaboration and coordination.
In addition to using its own data models, SAC can also be used as a front end for other SAP data sources in hybrid cloud scenarios, such as SAP Data Warehouse Cloud and SAP BW/4HANA, without moving, caching or persisting the data in the cloud.
sap business planning & consolidation
on-premise solution for planning, budgeting, financial forecasting & consolidation
SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) is an on-premise enterprise performance management solution available in standard and embedded versions.
Deep HANA and Office integration reveals the potential of a central planning solution. Based on SAP BW/4 HANA, efficient, high-performance solutions can be developed within a simple data model. With modern interfaces, SAP BPC offers many possibilities to be integrated into your system landscape. By embedding it into the structures and reporting within SAP BW/4 HANA, solid decision-making bases can be provided to ensure liquidity and profitability.
We support you in the selection & implementation of the consolidation, reporting and planning solution that is best suited for you.
sap s/4hana embedded analytics
real-time reporting on operational data with on-board resources
SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics is an integral part of SAP S/4HANA and enables operational reporting on your data captured in SAP S/4HANA. Even during the execution of a business process, you can view the effects in the reporting.
For this purpose, SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics uses the possibilities of the SAP HANA database. Virtual data models are used for this purpose, which make the data available when a report is executed, without intermediate storage in the database. An analytical engine is also available for processing the data, which enables more complex calculations.
The implementation of the virtual data models is supported by the ABAP Core Data Services Framework, ABAP CDS for short. ABAP CDS supports the reusability of already developed data models to a high degree, which keeps implementation efforts at a low level. At the same time, the performance of the resulting database queries is optimized.
The analysis of these virtual data models is performed using SAP Fiori tools, which are provided with SAP S/4HANA. These integrated analytical applications create the possibility of providing required, analytical data to end users in real time during day-to-day business - without jumping to another system.
With reports already predefined by SAP, visually represented with analytical applications in SAP Fiori, and virtual data models, SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics provides content that can be extended and customized to meet a company's needs.
We provide comprehensive support for the implementation of SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics with our project experience.