BAM upgrades to SAP BW 7.5 in record time
When worldwide construction and engineering company Royal BAM Group decided to upgrade its business warehouse as part of a broader digital transformation strategy, they had a specific goal in mind: migrate only the data they needed from an aging SAP BW 7.0 system running on DB2 to SAP BW 7.5 running on HANA database as a part of a longer-term strategy to move to SAP BW/4 HANA over the next two years. “For us, upgrading to SAP BW 7.5 was one step in a longer process,” said Phillip Laycock, SAP BI Consultant. “We know the business needs a system that can support them in their decision making. It’s our job to put the tools in place that can help make that happen.” With the announcement that SAP would stop supporting older BW versions by 2020, the time was right to implement a faster, more reliable system that could support better data lifecycle management and more nimble querying and reporting.
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