Together with its partners Interdobs has developed an explicit strategy for the migration to BW/4HANA. This is done by means of a number of specific, predefined steps:
Of course a BW/4HANA system too needs maintenance. Our support will therefore not stop after the implementation of BW/4HANA, but we continue to make sure your HANA investment is safeguarded, also after a go-live.
To optimize HANA we use our in-house developed “Post Migration Optimizer” that has already been very successful with many of our customers. The PMO scan can be seen as a subscription to our BI-team visiting you every 6 months.
During these visits we will assess the system, measuring to which extent the recommended improvements have been implemented successfully and whether any new issues have developed.
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.
Interdobs helped us to optimize the performance and stability of our HANA environment. We migrated to a BW on HANA landscape in order to integrate the various data warehouses, to rationalize the legacy environment and to make the BI self-service available. These goals were realized successfully, but unfortunately we experienced performance issues and instability of the HANA environment. Within a few days, Interdobs’ PMO scan gave us not only an overall insight in the underlying issues, but also adequate advice that enabled us to solve the issues as well as possible. Through the scan we also obtained valuable advice on how to fine-tune our HANA environment more and yield even better results in the field of performance and development time. Based on these results we will use the PMO scan more often in the future and thus make sure we profit from our HANA possibilities to the full.