I recently presented at a UK & Ireland SAP User group event in Birmingham. The day before my presentation I was speaking with a SAP customer who has a BW system; I asked him if he’s planning to attend my presentation on BW/4HANA migration.
“We migrated to BW on HANA two years ago and so, no offense, I don’t need to attend your session!”
In a potentially awkward moment, I gently advised him that BW on HANA and BW/4HANA are separate SAP enterprise data warehouse solutions.
Dónal Geraghty from Seapark Consultancy and Anders Aarkrog from Innologic presenting on BW/4HANA migration at the UK and Ireland SAP User Group (UKISUG) event in Dec 19 held in International Conference Centre Birmingham.
Discussions during and after the presentation really highlighted that companies are beginning to see the rationale and sense behind taking early action towards BW/4HANA migration.
Did you know that December 2020 is the end of support maintenance deadline?
In effect SAP will end the support and request that customers upgrade to BW 7.5 (worth noting that end of support for BW 7.5 maintenance is December 2024 – time flies) or you can choose to migrate to BW/4HANA.
BW/4HANA 2.0, is the new enterprise data warehouse (EDW) solution for SAP customers. A migration to BW/4HANA has a significant impact on your BI budget and requires a rede...
This is only applicable for customers who are on BW 7.5 version. For customers who are BW 7.3 or 7.4 the support maintenance will end in Dec 2020. (All other versions of SAP BW are not supported by SAP i.e. they’re out of support maintenance.)
Are you are one of the 12.5k SAP BW customers not on BW 7.5??
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As highlighted in previous BW/4HANA migration blogs, the path from a BW system to a BW/4HANA system is a complex, time consuming and from a budget perspective is substantially more costly compared to a 7.3, 7.4 or 7.5 upgrade.
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