Building a New Generation Analytics Platform using SAP HANA

Building a New Generation Analytics Platform using SAP HANA

About the Client:


Our client is a business to business commercial distributor of hospitality products.




  • Build a center of excellence for analytics
  • Create near real-time operational reports directly from S/4 HANA / Vistex
  • Drive single source of truth for interfaces and reporting
  • Empower for self-service analytics for the business unit
  • Provide better data governance
  • Standardize KPIs/metrics


The Solution:


Our client partnered with TekLink for their implementation of new generation Analytics Platform using S/4 HANA enterprise and HANA EDW. TekLink led the implementation of the following:

  • BI tool evaluation and recommendation
  • Created a robust high-performance enterprise data warehouse
  • HANA EDW semantic layer for reports and self-service views
  • HANA views for inbound and outbound interfaces
  • KPI rationalization and standardization
  • Data service development for integration with customer and vendor portals
  • Operational reporting in S/4 HANA using HANA and CDS views
  • Recommendation for security, governance and best practices
  • Reports, dashboard design and development


Outcome and Benefits:


  • Analytics Transformation
    • Focused on self-service
    • KPI/Metrics Rationalization for enforcing Single Version of Truth
    • Standardization (from 800 KPI/Metrics to 300)
  • Integration of all application areas (i.e. Finance, SCM, CRM, Demand Planning, Business Planning, Sales, Marketing, Merchandizing, Vistex (rebates, contracts), Purchasing)
  • Iterative development with business involvement
  • Real-time reporting in S/4 HANA
  • Timely information to Customers using Customer Portal


“Thanks for being a great partner and for your leadership in architecting and building SAP HANA based Analytics Platform!”


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