Teradata Deal Opens the Door to BI for Many SAP Companies

  • by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts
  • June 10, 2009
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SAP and Teradata have struck a deal that promises to offer their substantial combined customer base a stronger platform for business intelligence (BI) and data analytics.

The ability to run SAP NetWeaver BusinessWarehouse (BW) on top of the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse means customers will be able to integrate SAP BusinessObjects BI tools seamlessly into the company’s data storage. This allows customers to store all data in a massive Teradata database, and then use the SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator and SAP BusinessObjects BI tools to quickly access and report from the data.

“For companies like ours that leverage massive amounts of information with Teradata and SAP, the promise of tighter integration and closer collaboration is significant," says Joe Zakutney, vice president of Global Applications, The Hershey Company. "Most companies realize that centralized data warehousing is the best approach for BI and analytics, and SAP software running on Teradata is exactly the kind of combination we foresee as a technology advantage in the years ahead.”

Davin Wilfrid

Davin Wilfrid was a writer and editor for SAPinsider and SAP Experts. He contributed case studies and research projects aimed at helping the SAP ecosystem get the most out of their existing technology investments.

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