Key considerations for an SAP BW/4HANA or SAP HANA native data warehouse

SAP offers two ways of data warehousing using SAP HANA; the data warehouse application approach using SAP BW or SAP BW/4HANA or the SAP HANA Native Data Warehouse This session will outline the methodology used by two different companies on how one chose the SAP BW/4HANA solution, while the other one used SAP HANA Native Data Warehouse approach. We will also review the SAP HANA and S4 upgrade migration thoughts. Each solution has put into their company’s roadmap so they can run their business more efficiently by utilizing newer technologies such as SAP Analytics Cloud.

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Bill Faison Method360
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Bill Faison is a Senior Manager with Method360 who specializes in SAP BW, SAP Business Objects, SAP HANA, BW/4HANA, and non-SAP analytical tools. His first project with SAP was as an ABAP programmer on SAP 1.2A. He worked at Microsoft for 10 years and was part of the team that implemented SAP BW 1.2B. After Microsoft, he worked at Valero Energy Company for 10 years leading the analytics development and support teams.  He has led various upgrades of BW and BOBJ.  Bill recently has wrapped up his work as the lead Risk and non-Risk architect on one of the initial Oil and Gas implementations of SAP S/4 and BW/4HANA and is currently designing analytical solutions at a wearable device technology company.