No, for most of the customers’ landscapes SAP S/4HANA does not require SAP Business Warehouse (BW) for its core functionality.
SAP S/4HANA is the next-generation business suite from SAP that is built on the SAP HANA in-memory database platform. It integrates various business processes such as finance, sales, procurement, manufacturing, and more into a single system.
SAP S/4HANA provides real-time analytics and reporting capabilities natively within the application using the power of the SAP HANA database. This means that you can directly access and analyze real-time data without the need for a separate data warehouse like SAP BW.
However, SAP BW can still be used in conjunction with SAP S/4HANA to provide additional data warehousing and business intelligence capabilities. SAP BW can serve as a central repository for data from various sources, perform complex data transformations, and enable advanced analytics and reporting scenarios. It can be used to consolidate data from multiple systems, including SAP S/4HANA, and provide a more comprehensive data analytics solution.
Ultimately, the decision to use SAP BW alongside SAP S/4HANA depends on the specific business requirements and data analytics needs of an organization. Typical Journey of “Hindsight to Foresight” cannot be completed with only S4/HANA and shall need much more i.e. a Data Warehouse (BW4HANA or HANA EDW) and maybe a Data Lake solution (HANA Data lake) as well.
It is even more important if organizations are looking to build enterprise-wide consolidated data platforms, which could be leveraged for self-service, analytics and digital transformation use cases.
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