Best Practices for Creating a Sound Strategy for Your SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator Implementation

  • by Catherine Roze, Senior BW Consultant
  • Vitaliy Rudnytskiy, Senior BW Consultant, HP Enterprise Services
  • March 20, 2009
/IT/Project Management
Deciding to add SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator is a major step for organizations. Although the benefits include much faster query performance, you need to ensure that you fully plan your project. Find out how to approach the initial phases of an SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator implementation, including project preparation, blueprint, and realization. In addition, learn some tasks you can carry out before go-live to get the most out of the implementation.
Key Concept

There are key issues and considerations to take into account when implementing the accelerator. The accelerator appliance is not a “plug and play” hardware device. You need to integrate it into and maintain it in your existing SAP NetWeaver BW environment.

If your organization is considering implementing SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator, now might be the best time to do so, despite the uncertainties in the current economy. Survival in the fast pace of world markets and a fierce economic climate require adapting to swift changes and competition. As such, your viability and competitiveness may depend on how quickly and correctly you can analyze data and make fast business decisions. SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator (or the accelerator) is available to help enhance the analytic capabilities and productivity of SAP NetWeaver BW customers.

Catherine Roze

Catherine Roze is a senior BI consultant with more than seven years of full life cycle experience in SAP reporting and SAP NetWeaver BW with special focus on SAP NetWeaver BW enterprise reporting, performance optimization, and SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator. A seasoned BI professional, she has contributed to more than 15 SAP NetWeaver BW implementation projects for Fortune 500 companies. Catherine holds an MBA and MS (industrial technology) and is the author of SAP BW Certification: A Business Information Warehouse Study Guide.

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Vitaliy Rudnytskiy

Vitaliy Rudnytskiy is a senior SAP NetWeaver BW consultant with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services. He has more than nine years of experience in SAP and non-SAP data warehousing and business intelligence. His strategic focus is SAP NetWeaver BW enterprise architecture. During the last three years Vitaliy contributed to more than 25 installations of SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator in USA, Canada, Mexico, Germany, and Singapore. Vitaliy presented at multiple conferences and he is the top contributor to the SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator forum on the SAP Community Network (SCN). Vitaliy holds a degree in computer science from Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland. Vitaliy expresses his thanks to colleagues Jens Doerpmund, Hans Blok, and Sarah Plunkett for their review and feedback.

Vitaliy will be presenting at the upcoming SAPinsider HANA 2017 conference, June 14-16, 2017, in Amsterdam. For information on the event, click here.

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