SAP BW powered by SAP HANA was the very first SAP application that ran completely on top of SAP HANA and has meanwhile reached a great adoption. For many customers it has become the entry point for their SAP HANA roadmap. Customers will benefit not only from phantastic performance improvements for data load, query runtime and planning functions but also in simplified data modeling as the number of InfoProviders are highly reduced and all modeling is done within in a new, modern UI that is unique across all modeling tools. At the same time data layers are reduced and with the new virtualization capabilities BW can also serve as the “Logical Data Warehouse”.
Upgrade to SAP BW 7.5
SAP BW 7.50 is the next cornerstone on the simplification road towards the S/4HANA. With the full support of Advanced DSO (aDSO) objects for SAP-NLS and DT (dynamic tiering) and further enhancements for the BW modeling environment in Eclipse (query designer) and the new HANA source system to stay compatible with S/4HANA, also the Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) is now fully integrated in the SAP BW software layer for the standard and embedded use case. This update also explains the decision for the code split from 7.40 to 7.50 and further considerations for the upgrade and implementation. Plan your upgrade to SAP BW 7.50 - Update to SAP BW 7.50
With this blog Thomas Zurek sheds some light into the direction that SAP is taking towards a unified offering for building a data warehouse on top of HANA. The unofficial working title is the HANA DW. The blog is divided into 3 sections, each addressing the most pressing questions from customers who have already seen flavours of this.