Executing a HANA migration that’s BW/4HANA ready!

Executing a HANA migration that’s BW/4HANA ready!

BW HANA migration

Facilitated smooth migration to SAP BW7.5 on HANA and enabled convenient adoption with complete readiness for BW/4HANA, ensuring seamless transition & streamlined maintenance.










About the Client:

Our client is one of the fortune 500 Industrial supply companies serving more than 3 million customers over the globe.



This project involved multiple stakeholders, thus individual stakeholder objectives had to be captured and collated to identify and articulate the collective business objectives as below:

  • Accommodate for growing objects in SAP Business Warehouse (BW)
  • Eliminate issues with maintenance of SAP Business Warehouse Accelerator (BWA) currently being dropped from support by SAP
  • Enable availability of all reports / analysis capabilities in existing system to the new target environment
  • Fix performance issues in the system and re-development with latest best practices
  • Implement a technically advanced solution and replace BWA
  • Lay a strong technical foundation for IT for future developments
  • Migrate BWA queries to BW7.5 on HANA with least possible re-development


The Solution:

TekLink team worked closely with the client’s management and technical team to offer the BW on HANA migration with BW/4HANA addon with readiness toward BW/4HANA.  TekLink experts did the following:

  • Converted old BW objects to HANA optimized new objects
  • Followed customized hybrid side-car approach for the migration with the selectively picked objects and application areas
  • Implemented of the latest ODP DataSources for data loads to all the data providers
  • Installed mechanism and job schedules to load master and transaction data from existing BW system to new BW on HANA system
  • Mapped, re-aligned and optimized business rules (transformations) with best practices
  • Transported relevant objects from Source BW system to New System with BWoH with BW/4HANA Addon


Outcome and Benefits:

  • Eliminated dual maintenance work saving time and budget dollars
  • Kept all the business logic implemented in one location
  • Leveraged latest data base technology with best practices applied
  • Positioned client to take advantage of SAP roadmap with readiness towards BW4/HANA
  • Seamless transition for reporting with no changes to the front-end
  • Streamlined maintenance reducing objects with improved database performance


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