EN – Road to SAP HANA


Your SAP BW in the Future:
Low Cost.

BW/4HANA – do you really need it?  And how much HANA does your BW need?

Does your company need BW/4HANA to be flexible and future oriented? When does the investment pay off? What alternatives are there? And what is the best strategy for you and your Business Warehouse solution?
Our offer is a unique combination of automation and expertise. The specialized tools we have developed provide you the freedom to take care of your core business and give you room to innovate. Our experts focus on the right services based on your specific business needs. Together, we plan the future of your Data Warehouse for you.

Datavard accompanies you
in all phases of your SAP-HANA-Project


Before you decide what is the next step, you need to know what is your current status and where you are headed to. With the help of automated tools, we analyze your current system: what is the user behavior, how is data used and what does your data growth look like. We learn about your needs and goals and develop a strategy for the next steps together, which go beyond your decision to move to BW/4HANA. Let us put together the architecture for your future analytics backend.


Are Data growth, increasing storage needs and costs making your organization inflexible? Use new technologies that can optimize your TCO and move your data to cheaper storage – for example in the cloud (eg. MS Azure). Our future-oriented tools can do this automatically for you. With more than 20 years of expertise in SLO and over 2,000 happy customers, we are in the best position to help you reduce the size of your HANA, and keep your budget under control.


Now it´s getting serious. The migration needs to run flawlessly. We have developed a unique process to migrate your data automatically. Selective migration and automated data validation ensure a fast move with minimal risks while saving on resources. You´re only migrating what you need – in one bulk, or step by step. This allows you to run the project at your own pace, with almost zero-downtime and without additional hardware.


You use the latest technology and want to leverage the advantages of real-time and innovative tools. This needs a permanent, digital approach for data management.

With our technology and expertise, you’ll maintain more control over your SAP data. In addition, you’ll be able to use SAP data for Data Science, integrate it in open source and thus use Big Data or Industry 4.0 to increase the profitability of your organization.

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SAP and Microsoft Azure: Choosing the Right Cloud Technology For Your Data Lake

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Security Considerations for ERP Data Usage on Hadoop

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Quick wins with performance analysis

Allgäuer Überlandwerk brings data flood under control Regional energy supplier Allgäuer Überlandwerk (AÜW) faced considerable performance issues in their it system. Nightly data loading processes were delayed and response times for queries were unacceptable. AÜW benefited quickly from DATAVARD. Remote performance analysis Datavard FitnessTest™ determined which longrunning programmes… Read More



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… Read More


Business Warehouse fit for HANA

Stuttgart Airport optimizes data management Up­to­date analyses are an important control mechanism for Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH (FSG). Due to increasing demands, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) which has been in use since 2003, and growing continuously. Performance problems with the query times were the conse quences. In the… Read More


Data volume cut in half

Badenova relies on Nearline Storage with Datavard OutBoard™ for Analytics Energy providers are facing ever-increasing data volumes created by new business models and rules. Badenova, a utility company in southwest Germany, has experienced just that. Their administrative data volume grew to 10 TB as a result of new… Read More


HeidelbergCement automates Housekeeping

Datavard OutBoard™ for Housekeeping HeidelbergCement is one of the world’s largest building material suppliers operating at 2,300 locations in 40 countries. Their Business Warehouse (BW) of 2,700 users and 12 TB volume is a complex system with multiple data flows and reporting applications. To relieve the BW team… Read More



Shell and Datavard succeeded in the direct migration between two NLS solutions Energy provider Shell runs one of the biggest BW systems in the world, used for storing and reporting on commercial and financial data. Because some data must be kept for 10 years and longer for legal… Read More



The Recipe for Predictive Analytics is Easier Than You Think

Posted on 16.07.2019 by Goetz Lessmann

Security Considerations for ERP Data Usage on Hadoop

Posted on 25.06.2019 by Goetz Lessmann

Busting S/4HANA Transformation Myths

Posted on 28.05.2019 by Gerd Hagmaier

SAP and Data Lakes: How Much Does SLT Help?

Posted on 28.05.2019 by Goetz Lessmann

How to Identify SAP Data You Need On Your Data Lake

Posted on 10.05.2019 by Goetz Lessmann

Datavard among 10 Most Promising SAP Consulting and Service Companies

Posted on 07.05.2019 by Gosia Niemcewicz

Breakfast is Served: SAP S/4HANA Success in 60 Minutes

Posted on 03.05.2019 by Gosia Niemcewicz

A Strong Trend Towards Integrated Data Lakes

Posted on 29.04.2019 by Goetz Lessmann

Three Good Reasons to Stop by Booth #2246 at SAPPHIRE NOW

Posted on 25.04.2019 by Gosia Niemcewicz