SAP Business Warehouse Reviews & Product Details

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What is SAP Business Warehouse?

SAP Business Warehouse is a solution to help you manage business intelligence with business planning and analytical services, reporting, query, and more.

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Product Description

SAP Business Warehouse is a solution to help you manage business intelligence with business planning and analytical services, reporting, query, and more.


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Seller
SAP
Ownership
NYSE:SAP
Company Website
Phone
+1 (800) 872-1727
Year Founded
1972
HQ Location
Walldorf, Germany
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$27,553
Twitter
@SAP
280,013 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
116,250 employees on LinkedIn®
Description

Our business analytics solutions close the gap between transactions, data preparation, analysis, and action, so you can make more informed decisions.

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Senior Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

There are a lot of drill-downs where you can dig deeper into the data. My favourite feature is the ability to Drill-down and swap this filter with another one. It's very useful for analysis when you can quickly pick one of the items you want to analyse and then just add more filters to see from different perspectives. Great feature is you want to dig deep into your analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Huge amount of data takes time to load - but maybe this is because of volume and it may happen the same in other competitors. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Problems: Moving away from many data sources and making this the source of truth.

Benefits: Single source of truth - single place to find any "disaggregated" data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CR
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Sap is really short and simple. Only thing difficult is implementation of a new TCode. I’ve used this system for warehouse inventory. For inventory purposes, you will only need to know a few TCodes/ modules to use SAP. This system can be use for so many functions such as generating reports, semi annual inventories, sending out and receiving inventory. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

For using this when I worked at a technological company, the time to get a new TCode implemented took way too long. You will have to go through trail runs just to ensure all functions are working properly. This could take a few days. SAP is not something that you can just understand In a few days, you really will have to learn this with someone that has been using this for some time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ensure you have a team or person specializing in SAP. If you don’t, then good luck to you. It is simple, but for any troubleshooting question when contacting support, it is in your best favor to know exactly what to do or the system so you can start doing your own configuring. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It’s really depending on what your use for SAP is. It’s a true benefit To have a team specializing in SAP alone. The reason being is if you have another workload aside of trying to troubleshoot, well good luck to you. Now granted, the basic trouble shooting is really easy, but you must know SAP like the back of your neck. Once you do know SAP, you can go in and configure quick settings to get whatever TCode you want to be completed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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logistics specialist
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

once you learn how to navigate the system, it is very easy to use and updates instantly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When there a lot of users online at the same time, some of the reporting can take longer than usual Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is an easy software application to use if the appropriate training is given to the users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it validate inventory levels, product ordering, order changes, etc. The reporting is very thorough and easy to export and manipulate Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love that it has allowed to to have a central tracking system for agents to navigate through to order items. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much we do not dislike about this system, but the setup took longer than anticipated simply because we had to change over from pretty much using excel and invoices to track. Initial setup can certainly be improved Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to better track our units available in-house, allowing us to better forecast when we'll be need materials and frees up time for counts that usually end in re-counts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It allows me an ease of connection to BPC. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's very technical and you have to know SAP t-code language. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Able to house the back end of BPC in BW Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The idea of business warehouse is great. If the underlying data is good, the information can be sliced and diced easily where more time can be spent analyzing than laying out in a readable format Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the Business explorer add-on that BW works off of. It is cumbersome to use and even initially train on. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do a toss up between BI and BW. The data extraction for both are different Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using BW to analyze our business performance. Our organization uses both BW and BI for our business segments. We will move to the BI platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The software has a wide and powerful range of functions, allowing near complete management of inventory from one software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The software interface is not the nicest or most user-friendly. The interface looks a bit dated, like a program from the early 2000s. Additionally, its not super intuitive or easy to use. Often, one has to spend significant time being taught how to use the software by someone who already uses it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Have a solid framework in place to teach new employees how to use the software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SAP has allowed us to manage, track, and replenish our stock of spare parts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Business warehouse as an add on makes the data from SAP easily to use and manipulate. Given its excel based it makes slide decks and presentations very easy for us Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the add on. We use Bex. I prefer analysis for office Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use business warehouse to analyze our customer profitability information Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AB
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

You can buid your enterprise dw system, considering that the tool is naturally interfaced with SAP Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It' too complicated to use for small analysis projects Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were able to give to our customer service several reports based on invoices and payments. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

SAP is a great multipurpose tool within our organization, it allows us to greatly manage our PO costs, Work order statuses and add steps as required, manage work requests and notifications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Hard to initially use, transaction codes can be confusing at times, but by saving them as favorites it becomes much easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ensure you have someone knowledgeable with the program to assist with initial use, and then you are all set. It seems almost like a daunting program with many options and tabs,etc. to choose, but over time it becomes second nature and is a great tool for many businesses in many different fields or work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better management of PO's, work orders, etc. allows faster turnover of work projects and requests and better cost management all around. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UL
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

The most like-able part of this SAP program is how open ended it is. Customization is almost unlimited, and you can set reports to run off of one click. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Because this system is in fact so wide open, it takes a long time for a new user to become competent. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Invest in in-depth training, especially for an SPM Super-User Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to track every item and transaction in your warehouse so precisely makes everything easy. Reports on metrics/goals are easy to pull from the system, as well as tracking productivity of individual users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Integration with SAP data sources (ECC) and SAP reporting tools Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Lack of flexibility and ease of use for integrations to other systems Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to solve complex business issues through reports delivery with focus on values based on complex logic and calculations Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Extraction methodologies available with core ECC, large volume data analysis, infocube designing, store of historical characteristics, advanced planning and optimization(APO) feeding capabilities. The integration platform also allows communications with various external PLCs to effectively extract shopfloor manufacturing data to report on utilization, downtime etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Data merging when extracting only delta feeds from ECC, integration issues with web-based dashboards, parallel data feed extraction when building historical data baseline. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

SAP BI/BW provides a reliable platform for datawarehousing and provides accurate data for various types of reporting - Management, analytical and optimization. The reports can be customized specific to an organization and made user friendly. Although the strength of BW is integration with the core SAP ECC system, it can effectively talk with various external data modules and programmable logical controllers(PLC)s to produce manufacturing reporting to measure effectiveness of an assembly line/overall production. There is a learning curve and the system needs people with special skills to support it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

BW is used as the main data warehousing platform. It provides the single truth data for various applications that use historical data, trend analysis and demand planning. This has improved the planning process drastically, with more visibility of demand for manufacturing. Available to promise process also has been optimized and the data feeds from the PLCs have been effectively utilized as the manufacturing dashboard reports. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Technical Lead, Business & Economic Development
Utilities
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

For custom reports, use the data warehouse to filter and format dashboard analytics that are meaningful! An excellent tool for specialized reports with custom formatting. Ideal for leading and lagging metrics reporting. The best features are: data warehousing, big data, data import, sql language support, parallel processing, stability and business intelligence. This supports our business operations perfectly All in all the best tool in the suite for custom reporting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be unwieldy when you first use it but the learning curve is definitely worth it. It took six months before I was fully knowledgeable in its functions and use. Speed and graphical interface improvements would be good. As it is SAP, some find the strict functionality limiting and long for more flexible tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is an essential tool in the SAP suite - well worth the investment reporting and analytics. Excellent for data warehousing, big data analytics and business intelligence. Use a leading software implementation consulting firm to deploy the solution for maximum effectiveness and value. I would recommend Accenture or IBM consulting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Management reporting and analytics - providing meaningful metrics to management for strategy execution. Simplifies reporting and distribution of reports. Data warehousing, big data analytics and business intelligence. It is the central store for all our business data including financial, operational, safety and human resources. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

- User friendly

- Paralell processing is the best i have seen

- installed on all common database systems

-Took quite a bit of time to get the system and going withot any bugs Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

- Customer service

- lack of help articles Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its ok, for a small company but I think any large scale company will have a hard time implementing this into thier systems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building our warehouse system with SAP. After implementing, we expect our produtitvity to rise. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UB
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Data modelling options

Transformation and routines that can be set up in between Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Pricing to upgrade and inability to handle text. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

SAP BW as it stands today is not something new implementations would be going with. In todays world there is SAP HANA and many open source solutions such as Big Data.

But for existing clients, there are a log of things that you need to consider before decisions to stay with SAP BW or to migrate to HANA or Big Data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reporting problems and paradigms are what SAP BW is best suited for. It allows you to create custom data marts that are a tailor fit to your orgazniations reporting needs.

SAP BW is a great data modelling reporting platform with numerous options to meet whatever your requirement you might have Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sales Engineer & Sales Operations
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Nothing. I can't think of anything that is good about the BW. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This is without a doubt one of the worst applications I have ever reviewed. The BW is great for consulting revenue because it takes forever to do anything in it. SAP is pitching using it with HANA, which if one did, would eliminate much of what the workbench in the BW does. At client after client the reports that BW is responsible for creating take forever to arrive. Companies that have the BW tend to rely on spreadsheets, so the BW is one of the worst investments in the overall IT stable of any company. Deloitte and IBM and others love the BW because it means money in their pockets. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The BW is dated in its design, but was never a good design, to begin with. There is never a good reason to use it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This review is not for a specific application. I have often worked with BW resources on projects, and whatever I want to do, it always is more complicated than it needs to be when the BW is involved. BW also shares its workbench with a forecasting application called SAP DP. This poor quality workbench is one reason that SAP DP is such a difficult application to implement and to get value from as well as having such high maintenance overhead. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Easy integration with backend systems like SAP or non-sap to fetch the data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

integration with JAVA to run Bex query with version 7.4 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

one of the best, most secure, to meet exact requirement, business warehouse SAP product for generating the publishing the report with data from any of your backend system Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

to generate the report and broadcast the financial data to our finance department with secure information gateway Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Channel Marketing Manager
Consumer Goods
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

easy to drag and drop variables for queries. information is pretty fast to obtain. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Reports should be easier to manipulate and save. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

powerful for every level of detail on product and customer performance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

this product of SAP Business warehouse has a lot improvement for the customer. SAP HANA is part of the next step that most of the customer need to have in their road map. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

SAP IQ product is the most downside product from SAP company. we spend lot of time, energy, money try to get this production to work in our SAP landscape. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Bank of america financial application and book of record Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love that you can get so much information from SAP within seconds. You can get pricing, account info and productivity within SAP. The details down to the penny can be found in SAP so easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not like how you have to remember all the codes to get to certain sections to find information. This can be rather challenging at times. And there are certain areas that you have to have two windows open at a time to get all the info that you need to proceed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be sure to learn as much as you can before purchasing. This can be trying but once you get it down, its totally worth every penny for your company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to get down to exact production and stock checks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IA
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

SAP BW/BI is great to utilize for your BI requriements when using any SAP suite Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not like the long learning curve to understand the SAP BW Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use SAP BI because we are also using other SAP products to run the business Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is simple, but there is not much else to like Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Format looks so old and it's slow to load Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

it's a very simple interface, at least the version we use in the BCBG shop Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Inventory Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Info regarding upgrading to SAP BW to SAP HANA and performance.

How easy or difficult is the process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't want case study more on technical side info. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

on-going Performance and how to make business process is ease. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I don't like it. I really do not like this tool, so I have nothing good to say. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not intuitive. I have been taught this tool a few times, but just can't figure it out. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mining KPI metrics. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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