5 Ways SAP BW/4HANA Can Help Optimise Your Business Processes

Having full and consistent access to all your business data is essential for any company, both to ensure accurate information is being used to make important decisions, and to streamline existing business processes. However, data management can be a difficult and time-consuming task, particularly when it is siloed or comes from disparate sources. Being able to effectively consolidate and analyse company data is becoming increasingly important for risk mitigation, ongoing value creation, and overall performance management.

Data warehouses are a particular form of data management system designed to support data consolidation, analysis, and other business intelligence activities. A data warehouse centralises large amounts of data from multiple sources, and acts as a useful historical record for business analysts to draw upon when measuring future profitability. Data warehouses also enable the use of innovative analytics tools, allowing companies to capitalise on valuable data insights. SAP BW/4HANA is a next-generation packaged data warehouse which simplifies data management and can connect to both SAP and non-SAP applications, making this system one of our top recommendations for Bluetree clients.

From easy data visualisation and modelling to an intuitive user experience, here are five ways SAP BW/4HANA can aid in optimising your business processes:

Simplifies and consolidates your data management

Switching to SAP BW/4HANA relieves companies of the pressure of maintaining legacy data systems by combining them into one efficient data warehouse. SAP BW/4HANA simplifies data structures, flows, and life-cycle management, and connects to unstructured, geospatial, and third-party solutions for your convenience. Working with in-memory database platform SAP HANA, SAP BW/4HANA provides advanced data processing, application, and integration services, reducing the wait time on data handling and enabling intelligent automation to fast-track your digital transformation.

Enhances your agility with innovative data visualisation

SAP BW/4HANA facilitates the use of a range of data visualisation tools when combined with SAP Analytics Cloud, an SaaS planning, business intelligence, and predictive analytics solution. To learn more about SAC, see our blog post on how SAP Analytics Cloud can streamline your financial planning and reporting functionality. Once connected with SAC, users of SAP BW/4HANA can transform, edit, and visualise their data, as well as run simulations at any level of detail, driving innovation and enhancing business agility.

Delivers valuable business insights through simplified modelling

Using SAP BW/4HANA as your single source for data insights can significantly reduce development spend and the risk of human error in data management with its simplified modelling and administration features. At the same time, this data warehouse system allows you to transform current data practices and optimise business processes with integrated machine learning, helping to future-proof your company with real-time, actionable insights into your data.

Includes flexible deployment options (on-premises and in the cloud!)

SAP BW/4HANA offers versatile deployment options, both on-premises and in the cloud, for easy implementation. Choosing to deploy SAP BW/4HANA in the cloud provides lasting security and value for money, while allowing organisation-wide access to relevant data and predictive analytics tools. As a proud SAP Gold Partner, Bluetree Solutions are perfectly positioned to help you implement SAP BW/4HANA and any other SAP applications required to complement your existing system landscape.

Offers an intuitive user experience for increased productivity

With the updated SAP BW/4HANA Cockpit, users can now access the system anywhere as needed on any browser or touchscreen device, including smartphones. The Cockpit functions as both a launchpad and dashboard, providing useful insights tailored to the specific user and handy notifications feature to track alert subscriptions. Designed as a user-friendly system, SAP BW/4HANA increases team productivity while reducing the likelihood of shadow analytics.

The experts at Bluetree Solutions are widely recognised as some of the best SAP technology specialists working in the market today, winning the SAP ANZ Partner Excellence Award in both 2020 and 2021. Considering making the transition to holistic data management solution SAP BW/4HANA? Contact us to discuss your requirements today.

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