SAP BW/BPC on HANA upgrade on AWS

SAP BW/BPC on HANA upgrade on AWS

About the Client

Our client is a global biopharmaceutical company that develops medicines for people with limited options for a better life. The client actively engages in research, development, and commercializing of pharmaceutical products.


Business Challenge

The business’s primary reason for considering an upgrade is that the mainstream maintenance for NW 740 is coming to an end by December 2020.

Secondly, the client also wanted to align themselves with the latest version.


The Solution


The solution includes:

Technical upgrade of the BW/BPC Landscapes and HANA database, along with OS and hardware upgrade.

The solution also includes the integration of the upgraded landscape with S/4 HANA.


Further details of the solution


As a part of the project, the team did the following upgrades:


  • BW – Version 7.4 to 7.5
  • BPC 10.1 Support Package – Version SP8 to SP18
  • HANA – Version 1.0 SP12 to 2.0 SP04
  • AWS Hardware to the latest model resulting in a powerful and cost-effective system
  • OS – Upgraded to SLES 15 to meet the upgrade requirements of SAP and considering performance and security benefits


The team also set up a breakfix landscape for emergency fixes in the production environment. A system copy of the production environment was created to simulate the upgrade scenarios and testing.

The SSO testing was performed, along with post-upgrade tasks and other necessary checks. The team also supported testing of BW/BPC Applications, Security, HA, and DR.

Qualys was installed for the cloud audit and compliance.


Benefits and Outcomes

  • The users can leverage the latest functionality of SAP BPC and HANA
  • The upgraded SAP Systems now come at a standard maintenance cost
  • The upgrade improved the performance of BEx queries, BOBJ reports, and dashboards
  • The upgraded version brings in significant business updates including enhancements in aDSO, and a simplified user interface as compared to the previous one.
  • The upgraded 7.5 version supports Integration with SDI and HANA Optimized transformations
  • The upgraded 7.5 version supports data tiering and NLS capabilities
  • The upgraded 7.5 version is set for in-place conversion to BW4HANA

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