SAP BW was first published in 1998 as a Business Warehouse Information System (BIW). Due to hardware limitations, the reporting of transaction data was and remained a real challenge. Until 2011, when SAP HANA was introduced as an in-memory database platform. HANA works entirely in memory to cope with the increasing amount of data.
At the same time, the corporate environment has also changed significantly. The speed of change is increasing, while the environment is becoming more complex and the intensity of corporate interdependencies is growing.
SAP BW on HANA and SAP BW/4HANA meet the requirements of the new times. They enable you to gain valuable insights from your data in order to secure competitive advantages.
SAP BW on HANA uses the original BW software from SAP, but moves the execution to the HANA database. BW/4HANA, on the other hand, uses a revised software suite that allows the full performance of the HANA database to be utilized.
SAP BW on HANA offers an impressive ROI with real-time reporting and accelerated analysis without requiring companies to perform a complete system changeover. In addition to these performance improvements, BW/4HANA offers a number of additional functions that were developed specifically for HANA.
Your BW can be operated both in the classic on-premise variant and in the form of a cloud solution. If your business is characterized by constant change, you can make your company future-proof with a flexible, highly scalable cloud environment without having to invest in on-premise infrastructure. Benefit from flexibility, versatility and an excellent price-performance ratio.