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As the collection and quantity of heterogeneous data increases, so does the complexity of merging data and systems. Integrating systems for meaningful reporting plays an important role here.
The SAP Data Warehouse Cloud (DWC) functions as a heterogeneous data warehouse. With both ready-made and open connectors, there is nothing to stand in the way of integrating various source systems.
The SAP DWC maintains control over the data from all source systems. This homogenization of data enables end-to-end management within the system. In addition to data integration, the SAP DWC offers functionalities for data modeling and data analysis.
Here, SAP is relying on the strategy of orienting the system according to the needs of business users. With a user-friendly interface and no previous technical knowledge required, specialist departments can use the SAP DWC to independently perform data modeling and reporting.
How is it possible to respond to a company’s business needs in agile fashion?
The requirements within an organization are rarely rigid. They can change due to internal and external factors, and they often need to be adapted on short notice. Fully understanding the business needs at any time requires an appropriately agile system that maps these requirements.
With SAP DWC, cloud functionality enables the implementation of business needs with just a few technical requirements. After a brief implementation period, the SAP DWC is ready to use.
Furthermore, the SAP DWC can be adapted flexibly depending on business needs. The SAP DWC storage space can be adjusted monthly thanks to an individual concept. The SAP DWC is growing with the success of its strategy!
How can the business needs of the departments and IT be combined?
Frequently, individual departments and the IT have a different understanding of business needs. Addressing the needs of both sides is often a challenge for companies.
The SAP DWC is designed as Software as a Service so that intuitive operation of the tool is possible. Business users can design models independently without changing the underlying data. Through virtual organizational units, so-called spaces, business users can also work in their specialist areas in the SAP DWC.
How can data quality be increased despite heterogeneous systems?
Companies often access a variety of systems and heterogeneous data sources. The crux for companies is to treat the data uniformly. Otherwise, the danger of “data silos” lurks.
The main benefit of the SAP DWC is that it integrates heterogeneous source systems. The SAP DWC can be used as an extension of an existing business warehouse or as a stand-alone solution.
SAP offers various connectors to SAP systems, but also to other, non-SAP systems. It does not matter whether the systems are in the cloud or on-premise. The SAP DWC is designed to implement hybrid scenarios in the best possible way.
In addition, the SAP DWC gives companies the opportunity to enrich their data with external data. The existing connectors enable integration of data from social media channels into the SAP DWC. With this single source of truth approach, company-wide reporting can be done thanks to a system-wide standardization of the source systems.
How can data modeling be done efficiently?
Data modeling should be designed to reduce throughput times from tables to finished reports. With Software as a Service systems, reports can be prepared and generated with little technical knowledge. Business users have long been the focus of these systems.
The SAP DWC places responsibility for data modeling in the hands of the specialist departments. A 2-layer architecture plays a crucial role here. In the data layer, IT maintains control over the data through fundamental tables and views. It is also possible to integrate existing models from source systems. On this basis, it is possible to create dimensions, fact models, and analytical datasets in the business layer. Finally, analyses can be created with a consumption model. Here, SAP makes data security the focus of modeling and analysis with authorizations, the Data Access Control.
Due to the interaction of IT and the specialist department within the data modeling, data harmonization and manipulation can be implemented optimally in the SAP DWC.
How can authorizations be automated?
Meaningful reports are critical for making a successful decision. In our fast-paced world, reports should be designed to respond automatically to changing influencing factors and to reflect these. Mapping the data in a near-real-time environment is therefore very important.
By mapping end-to-end management in the SAP DWC, data modeling and reporting are closely interwoven in the system. The data model can be changed as necessary and in the reports without additional work. The reports can also be changed within the SAP DWC without any programming knowledge.
The SAP DWC license includes integration of the SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC). The elimination of further replication of the data and the time saved contribute to the automation of reporting. With the help of machine learning, the functionalities of the SAC can generate findings that remain hidden in classic reporting tools.
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