Executing a HANA migration that’s BW/4HANA ready!

Executing a HANA migration that’s BW/4HANA ready!

About the Client:

Our client is a fortune 500 Industrial supply company, serving more than 3 million customers over the globe.


Business Challenges:

This project involved multiple stakeholders, thus individual stakeholder objectives had to be captured and collated to identify and articulate the collective business objectives as below:

  • Accommodate for growing objects in SAP Business Warehouse (BW)
  • Eliminate issues with maintenance of SAP Business Warehouse Accelerator (BWA) currently being dropped from support by SAP
  • Enable availability of all reports/analysis capabilities in an existing system to the new target environment
  • Fix performance issues in the system and re-development with latest best practices
  • Implement a technically advanced solution and replace BWA
  • Lay a strong technical foundation for IT for future developments
  • Migrate BWA queries to BW7.5 on HANA with least possible re-development


The Solution:

TekLink team worked closely with the client’s management and technical team to offer the BW on HANA migration with BW/4HANA Addon with readiness toward BW/4HANA.  TekLink experts followed the below-mentioned activities within the project

  • Converted old BW objects to HANA optimized objects
  • Followed customized hybrid side-car approach for the migration with selectively picked objects and application areas
  • Implemented latest ODP Data Sources for data loads to all the data providers
  • Installed mechanism and job schedules to load master and transaction data from existing BW system to new BW on HANA(BWoH) system
  • Mapped, re-aligned and optimized business rules (transformations) with best practices
  • Transported relevant objects from Source BW system to new BWoH System with BW/4HANA Addon


Outcome and Benefits:

  • Eliminated dual maintenance work saving time and budget dollars
  • Implemented all the business logic at on location
  • Leveraged latest data base technology with best practices
  • Positioned client to take advantage of SAP roadmap with readiness towards BW/4HANA
  • Seamless transition for reporting with no changes to the front-end
  • Streamlined maintenance reducing objects with improved database performance

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