If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
My advice regarding SAP would be to build on top of the business content first and to push a maximum of availability there before looking to make adjustments for business needs. There is a lot of content and standard queries, many of which are unknown by the business before deployment. People think immediately about what they want instead of looking at what they are. It's worth exploring what's in the box because it covers a lot of business requirements. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.
I was successful in connecting MS-PowerBI to the Business Warehouse. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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 procedures. The attitude would be anyone choosing the ERP must follow the best practice and stick to the SAP rules. We had the product deployed on-premises but nowadays I'm doing assisted recovery work, so we have moved to AWS cloud. I would rate this product a 10 out of 10.
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 size of the company, the number of users, strategy, etcetra.Businesses intending to go to the cloud can now consider SAP analytics cloud solution also. But whether it's a small, medium, or large company, SAP has solutions for everyone. It depends then on the business strategy of the company, what the IT strategy is, and then the company's plans for growth. For example, they have to account for how many users they plan to have over the next few years. They have to be clear on how much they are willing to invest in the solution. It also makes a difference if they want to analyze big data or not and what future plans are. On a scale from one to 10, I would you rate this product about 8.5 to 9. SAP has already improved with S/4 HANA, SAP Leonardo, and they've got several features in all those products that are much better.They have got Business Objects suite. They have upgraded visual intelligence, and a lot of other features like the digital storyboard, and the geospatial features. The new versions have already got a lot of things. SAP keeps innovating. Every few months, they come out with something new. Companies need to assess what they would like to go in for.
What are the relations between them? What are their use cases?