SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Review

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What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for reporting and data analysis for the business areas.

How has it helped my organization?

We're using it to have a consolidated and centralized data access point on which we build the data models and queries that are then distributed and consumed on the SAP BO solution (Webi reports and ad-hoc reports in Analysis for Office).

What is most valuable?

Data cleansed and harmonization. It provides us with proof of data, we can centralize all of the information, check it, and then provide the information to our users.

What needs improvement?

Technical support can improve by providing support in different languages. Sometimes, both customers and support are not English native-speaking people and the issue/resolution can be misunderstood.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is much more stable now that it is powered by HANA and the performance has improved a lot.

Also, the critical issues that they had in the past are all gone.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable.

We have thirty to forty users.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is helpful, but at times it could be better. It is difficult when your native language is not English. It is difficult for us to explain our issue and also difficult for the technical team to explain a resolution to us.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously we did not use another solution, we have always worked with SAP.

How was the initial setup?

It depends on the area we're building the data models. Some are easier than others. For some setups, we can use the straightforward BI content and take advantage of the templates provided.

What about the implementation team?

Normally we do not use a vendor or integrator to implement this solution. We only use a third-party if it is requested.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No.

What other advice do I have?

I was successful in connecting MS-PowerBI to the Business Warehouse.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

7.50
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarJose A.Santos (BA Glass Portugal)
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