Under the guidance of Interdobs the BI leadership team of AkzoNobel has defined a new vision and strategy for business intelligence. An important part of the vision and strategy was to refresh SAP BW environments through a migration to SAP HANA. Interdobs, AkzoNobel together with its partners have migrated 2 SAP BW environments within time and budget to SAP HANA. Besides the database migration both BW environments were immediately upgraded to BW 7.4 and in parallel there was also a data center migration.
In close cooperation with Interdobs and SAP, AkzoNobel successfully migrated its Decorative Paints (DP) and Head Quarters (HQ) BW environments to HANA. This project was realized within time and budget and is an important step in the realization of the ‘BI Vision & Strategy’ of AkzoNobel. AkzoNobel has 4 large SAP data warehouses and several smaller environments based on other technologies. In the following 3 to 5 years these environments will be consolidated and simplified. The migration to BW HANA was the first step in this consolidation and meant to realize reliable, accurate and timely information on the basis of which AkzoNobel can make better decisions on all company levels. Of course acceptable costs are a must as well as a lower TCO.