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last changed: 23rd of April, 2024


well, this Question was raised at lot of times in the past decade and was always answered with three things to know, not only from my side. Even after 25 Years that roland.kramer had worked for SAP so far, there is still a fundamental group of people asking the question "why SAP BW?".
Any coexistence to the actual situation around would be purely accidental and unwanted.

If you still ask yourself, why SAP BW/4HANA 2021?

The Blog - SAP BW/4 HANA 2021 – 3rd Generation in Sync with SAP S/4 will give you the answers.

And about three things cannot not be negotiated since the existence of SAP BW


SAP BW - three things to know



My favorite Metaphor for SAP BW/4, and unfortunately it never saw the light so far ...

Bringing SAP BW (on HANA) to the next Decade.
SAP BW/4: you know the name

A new World? (SAP) Cloud based only?

Believing Influencers like "SAP Analytics" (in German only), there is no place for on-premise tools anymore, wait for the next SAP Solution based on SAP Cloud Applications.

Data Architecture with SAP – Data Lake

Nice Thinking, with "one little rabbit foot" disturbing this ideal (SAP) World. SAP Cloud Solutions are based on Amazon Hyperscaler Platform, and who own this Data?
"Rise with SAP"? The final destination is the Azure Hyperscaler Platform with no way back.

"data sovereignty" is the new Black to consider here.
Is this Question really answered beside the next circumstance "the cat that bites its tail?".


SAP Customer - what is your choice?

The logical consequence which was already addressed in the Blog - SAP (Sybase) IQ – the hidden treasure … is shown here ...


Amazon vs. Azure - A Hyperscaler deeper dive

so, why SAP BW/4HANA?



the truth lies in between (for a long time)

the World we know it is not black or white, it is a cocktail of a lot ingrediencies which can be mixed in the right amount to reach the optimal result. It is never perfect and waiting for something which will never come was never a good Idea. Even today People call this(SAP) Roadmap with a Disclaimer right after the title. C'mon, I think the further development of Microsoft PowerPoint was Stopped in 2012 like SAP NetWeaver 7.50/BWoH and the only thing which was added was "Cloud" whatever that leans for the Products.

Erich Kästner framed It the right way: "Nothing good happens unless you make it happen"

only wrong things happen automatically, you have to make right things happen ...

Officially, the SAP Marketing doesn't use the "SAP Data Value Formula" anymore, which doesn't mean it is not valid anymore. So, I keep it like Erich Kästner and use it further.

SAP Data Value Formula - there is nothing wrong about it


SAP Data Platform - The fab Five

Blog - SAP Guardians of the Data Galaxy


Roland Kramer, SAP first-guidance
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