SAPexperts Live: Implementing SAP HANA, an End-to-End Perspective (BI 2013)

  • by Decision First Technologies
  • Christopher Hickman, Associate Director, Data and Analytics, Protiviti
  • Don Loden, Director - Data & Analytics, Protiviti
  • June 3, 2013
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In this exclusive, 38-minute video from the BI 2013 conference in Las Vegas, we look at the details behind SAP HANA implementations based on our own internal experience and those of our clients.

Our lessons are less about SAP NetWeaver BW on HANA and more about a standalone HANA instance with SAP BusinessObjects running on top. We also discuss reporting and visualization using HANA.

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Check out our special report, “Implementing SAP HANA: An End-to-End Perspective,” for even more information about HANA modeling and connecting it to BusinessObjects.


Decision First Technologies

Decision First Technologies (DFT) is a professional services company specializing in delivering end-to-end business intelligence solutions to its customers. An SAP gold-channel partner and six-time SAP BusinessObjects Partner of the Year, DFT resells and offers certified consulting, training and technical support for all analytics as well as database and technology products in the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio. DFT’s comprehensive BI solutions allow users to access, analyze, and share information stored in multiple data sources, including SAP and non-SAP environments. The company’s data warehousing practice designs and implements enterprise solutions utilizing SAP Business Warehouse, appliances such as SAP HANA or traditional relational database technologies. With more than 10 years of experience, DFT has helped hundreds of companies make better business decisions, dramatically reducing costs, increasing revenues, and boosting profits. For more information on Decision First, visit http://www.decisionfirst.com/ or follow on Twitter @DecisionFirst.

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Christopher Hickman

Christopher Hickman is associate director, data and analytics, at Protiviti. Previously, he was a principal consultant at Decision First Technologies. He has experience in the SAP BusinessObjects suite of applications as well as ESRI's range of GIS applications (ArcGIS Desktop, Server, Business Analyst Desktop, BA Server, etc) and systems used to tie the two together (APOS, Centigon, Antivia), resulting in fully featured business and location intelligence systems. He is also heavily engaged in social media and the opportunities presented with the synergy generated from various social media utilities. You can follow Chris on Twitter @chickman72.

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You may contact the author at chris.hickman@decisionfirst.com.

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Don Loden

Don Loden is an information management and information governance professional with experience in multiple verticals. He is an SAP-certified application associate on SAP EIM products.  He has more than 15 years of information technology experience in the following areas: ETL architecture, development, and tuning; logical and physical data modeling; and mentoring on data warehouse, data quality, information governance, and ETL concepts. Don speaks globally and mentors on information management, governance, and quality. He authored the book SAP Information Steward: Monitoring Data in Real Time and is the co-author of two books: Implementing SAP HANA, as well as Creating SAP HANA Information Views. Don has also authored numerous articles for publications such as SAPinsider magazine, Tech Target, and Information Management magazine.

Don will be presenting at the upcoming SAPinsider BI 2017 and HANA 2017 conferences, June 14-16, 2017, in Amsterdam. For information on the event, click here

You may contact the author at don.loden@protiviti.com.

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