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Joe Fernandes
Real User
Asst. Senior IT Manager at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 11 2020

What is most valuable?

There are several features in the product that we use all the time and find very valuable. Data modelling and ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) features are quite… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped our Service nanagement analyse information across various key performance indices quickly.

What needs improvement?

People using SAP BW have to undergo some training to be able to use the product. Complexity can be reduced and could be made a bit more user-friendly. Wizards could be… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We already have SAP Dealer business management and whenever a new user comes on the system, we have to pay an additional licensing cost. But for the same user ID on the… more»

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

Previously, we were using IBM tools for reporting. But these were not analytical tools. It was a programming language which we used it to develop reports. It did not have… more»

What other advice do I have?

New users will go on to probably S/4 HANA (SAP high-performance analytic appliance). Because SAP has come out with a variety of products the business choice depends on the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other options before the company decided to choose SAP. They looked at Oracle besides other dealer management products. We also considered development of a… more»
Joe Fernandes
Real User
Asst. Senior IT Manager at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 13 2018

What is most valuable?

Data warehousing capabilities, ETL features, automation of data loads, cell calculation, Start and End routines. Cell calculation features have enabled us to generate MIS… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Queries based on the Data warehouse have enabled the Service department of the organization analyze data deeply and get insights into daily inflow and revenue as well as… more»

What needs improvement?

More standard extractors could be developed to avoid the need to develop custom extractors. Process to upgrade to latest versions of BW could be simplified. SAP has… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You will need to get in touch with SAP regarding offers on its latest products. License costs will depend on number of users. It also depends on the product you procure… more»

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

Previously we were developing reports using RPG language on AS/400. It did not have data warehousing and analytic features.

What other advice do I have?

SAP has now come out with BW4HANA as well as the HANA Cloud Platform. Companies looking to implement SAP can benefit by going to HANA straight away. Companies which have… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Other options were analyzed including Oracle and developing reports in house as well as outsourcing options.
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Mohamed-Nabih
Real User
I.T. Manager at Egypt Foods group
Nov 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The security and audit procedures are the most valuable features.

What needs improvement?

I think more integration with other applications would be perfect.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I think the product is a little bit expensive and there are additional costs above the standard licensing base which we pay extra for.

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

Prior to implementing SAP, I used some local ERPs but finally, I found this to be the most powerful platform. So I switched from local ERPs to the SAP.

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to follow the best practices without making amendments or changing more than 20% in the SAP environment. Following procedures and best practices adds value to the company because the ERP comes to the company to change the… more»
Jose A.Santos
Consultant
Head of SAP Business Intelligence at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 08 2019

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.

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… more»

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.

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

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

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 other solutions did I evaluate?

No.

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What is SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse?

With NetWeaver Business Warehouse, you can quickly Capture, store, and consolidate your vital information with our real-time data warehouse platform. Tightly integrate your warehousing capabilities for a single version of the truth, decision-ready business intelligence, and accelerated operations.
Also known as
NetWeaver Business Warehouse, NetWeaver BusinessObjects Warehouse
SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse customers
EMC Corporation, Takisada-Osaka Co. Ltd., Eldorado, Mozzart, The VELUX Group, AOK Bundesverband, Hilti Group, Nissha Printing Company Ltd., Asian Paints, Aareal Bank Group, Magazine zum Globus (Migros Group)
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