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John doesn’t let growing data volumes slow him down

by Molly Brien

June 3, 2010

By Molly Brien, Conference Producer

It’s hard not to get swept away in the SAP BusinessObjects hype. Its appeal is undeniable, and worldwide success stories are hard to ignore. One thing’s for sure, though, SAP isn’t giving it away for free, nor do I expect them to anytime soon. So, that in mind, in building the Reporting & Analytics 2010 conference, we're making a concerted effort to ensure appropriate coverage for all three system landscapes (SAP ERP, SAP NetWeaver BW, and SAP BusinessObjects). The last thing I want—as a conference producer—is to be accused of catering to the ‘privileged’ crowd. God knows, the last thing this conference needs is a socialite feeling of the 'haves and have nots.' The next thing you know, people will be asking me for my ‘visitor’s pass.’ Apologies, I’ll get back on track now....

I was speaking with a valued SAP customer yesterday who has been extensively (and very successfully!) leveraging SAP NetWeaver BW for high volume sales and logistics reporting and complex data feeds for the past seven years.

This customer, let’s call him ‘John,’ works at a large, worldwide organization and uses SAP NetWeaver BW exclusively as its information hub for shared reporting data across the entire enterprise. He uses it to support over 2,000 users and 11 data marts, sales/supply chain planning, and logistics execution systems.

Just a few of the impressive ways John has improved system performance over the years include decoupling process chains, conducting parallel activation, and transforming existing data loads into optimized DSOs to decrease data load time.

For John’s full story –and insight into his true identity (hint: his name is not actually ‘John’)—attend Reporting and Analytics 2010 conference in Orlando, October 27-29, 2010.

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