Posts Tagged ‘BW on HANA’

HANA continues momentum in Utilities…

July 12th, 2013 No comments

I believe HANA represents the most significant innovation in SAP’s history.  A year ago I wrote  a quick summary of some of the key value points that HANA brings to an organization and I focused specifically on BW on HANA, one of the most common HANA use cases for existing SAP customers.  Over the last 12 months and multiple Sapphire’s I’m hearing more and more about out different customers are leveraging HANA to get access to detailed, real-time data to analyze massive amounts of information in seconds and solve issues that couldn’t be solved before.

Common Use Cases for Utilities

Part 1: Leveraging SAP HANA to Improve Back-Office OperationsSee a presentation on how utilities can leverage the SAP HANA platform to Improving operational reporting within the utilities infrastructure, finance, and procurement, andd transform the strategic use and value of current SAP investments such as SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse.  This session was lead by me.

Part 2: Energy Analytics for Customer Operations

Learn how leveraging the incredible speed delivered via SAP HANA in-memory analytics can impact revenue assurance, energy efficiency programs and customer insights.  This session was lead by Sven Bergstrom.


Part 3: Intelligent Data for Smart Grid Operations

Explore how analytics can help you better understand and manage smart grid operations and performance—including outage management, energy portfolio management, fault analytics, and retrospective asset health analytics.   This session was lead by Carol Arneson.

Watch This Space

We heard a lot about HANA at Sapphire (See Replays here).  Now the adoption of HANA continues to spread across Utilities.  Expect to hear a from your colleagues at the SAP for Utilities conference this fall in Huntington Beach.  I hope to see you there!


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Using Explorer and Lumira with SAP BW

March 18th, 2013 No comments

This is a quick post to let you know that there is an excellent whitepaper available which explains everything you need to know about leveraging Explorer and Visual Intelligence with SAP BW.

Organizations must leverage some type of acceleration technology – either HANA or BWA.

Here is the original article:

Here is a link to the must-read technical document:

This document outlines four different scenarios, showing the different implications for SAP BusinessObjects Explorer and SAP Visual Intelligence.

  1. SAP NetWeaver BW standalone without SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator (BWA) and without SAP HANA
  2. SAP NetWeaver BW in combination with SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator (BWA)
  3. SAP NetWeaver BW with SAP HANA, DB edition
  4. SAP NetWeaver BW with SAP HANA, Full Use Editions (allows write-back)

In order to leverage Scenario 3 or 4 you must be on:

  • SAP HANA 1.0 SP5 or higher
  • SAP HANA Modeler 1.0 SP4 Rev 37 or higher
  • SAP BusinessObjects Explorer 4.0 SP4 or higher
  • SAP Visual Intelligence 1.0 SP4 or higher
  • SAP Netweaver BW 7.3 SP7 or higher (with SAP Notes:  1703061, 1759172, 1752384, 1733519, 1769374 and 1790333)
When reading the whitepaper, make sure that you read through to the end.  Pages 13-15 provide important cavets and new roadmap information.

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