SAP builds next-gen data warehouse for the cloud

SAP BW/4HANA is a new data warehouse service for the real-time enterprise, designed for both on-premises and cloud deployments.

By Thor Olavsrud
Sept. 1, 2016

Staying agile

Diego Lombardini, head of Finance Systems at Sydney, Australia-based Fairfax Media, says SAP BW/4HANA helped his media and entertainment company become much more agile.

"As an early adopter of SAP BW/4HANA running on Amazon AWS, we reduced our end-to-end production time by 50 percent, allowing us to deliver a powerful new analytics platform with minimal upfront investment in just three months," he said in a statement today. "To support our constantly changing business, we now have an extremely flexible, highly scalable cloud environment that is capable of future-proofing our business."

In addition, Lombardini said average report execution time has improved by 10x.

"The key benefits for our customers, for the line of business users, are increased agility," McGovern says. "Fairfax took a six-month project and finished it in three months using the new capabilities."

SAP BW/4HANA will be generally available on Sept. 7.

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