Businesses today require the ability to process large amounts of data from what seems to be an endless number of sources. This “digital transformation” includes data from transactional systems, social media, point of sale locations and even fleet locations and machines on the shop floor. Companies need to combine this data into actionable consumable information in real-time. The challenge organizations are facing however is finding a technology platform capable of meeting these requirements. Traditional data warehousing solutions lack the flexibility and power of the SAP BW/4HANA platform. Analytics models and reports simply take too long to produce, are highly dependent on IT departments and require extensive development lead-time, preventing organizations from capitalizing on competitive advantages.


SAP BW/4HANA is SAP’s next generation data warehouse based on the SAP HANA in-memory platform. The BW/4HANA platform combines the flexibility and agility of native HANA modelling with the core data warehousing capabilities of SAP BW. BW/4HANA is not simply the next iteration of the SAP Business Warehouse but is a completely new solution intended to meet modern data requirements. The BW/4HANA application allows for real-time data replications, integration with “data lake” solutions and direct integration with the SAP Analytics Cloud and BusinessObjects applications.

By utilizing SAP BW/HANA, businesses reap a variety of benefits:

  • Simplified data warehouse modeling and reduced complexity
  • Real time analysis of billions of records in seconds
  • Flexible integration of SAP and non-SAP systems into a single platform
  • Reduced TCO through accelerated development + simplified maintenance


Dickinson + Associates is an SAP Gold Channel Partner and Value Added Reseller (VAR) with a dedicated Business Intelligence practice. Our team has over 20 years of enterprise data warehousing implementation experience across multiple industries. We specialize in partnering with our clients to develop long-term Business Intelligence strategies targeted at all levels of the organization. Whether you are a new customer considering SAP BW/4HANA or an existing BW customer considering a migration to BW/4HANA, Dickinson + Associates can support your organization from developing your strategic plan, to implementation and post go-live support.. To us, Business Intelligence is not simply defined as reporting tools or database solutions. More importantly, BI includes analytical applications that allow our customers to make more powerful, more predictable decisions based on reliable, trusted information. Dickinson + Associates has been implementing and supporting SAP Enterprise Data Warehouse solutions since the inception of the Business Warehouse solution. In addition, we specialize in the BusinessObjects suite of products, the SAP Analytics Cloud and the integration of these products with the BW/4HANA application.