“What’s another Year” a song made famous by Johnny Logan as he strode to victory in the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest. In terms of SAP BW, in one years’ time (December 2020) all support maintenance for all SAP BW solutions except for BW 7.5 will end. If you’re on a SAP BW solution (except for BW 7.5), you’ve two options: 1. Upgrade to BW 7.5 Solution (the support maintenance will end in Dec 2024). OR 2. Migrate to BW/4HANA solution (SAP’s new Enterprise Data warehouse (E
In the last few weeks, SeaPark Consultancy has been evaluating BW to BW/4HANA migration options for a SAP customer. The following is the SAP Customer scenario:
• BW 7.4 with a DB2 DB.
• SAP BW landscape with 3 BW systems – Development, test, Production.
• BW production system size of 1.3 TB.
• BW source systems is low. As the BW system is not on BW 7.5 then an In-Place migration is not possible. This leaves two BW/4HANA migration options for this SAP custome
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. His response?? “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
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.