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HP Helps Clients Improve Business Performance With BI Services In Support of SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse

PALO ALTO, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE). HP today announced a new suite of business intelligence (BI) services in support of environments running the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) component, enabling clients to store increasingly large volumes of data on one system. The services help clients reduce their hardware footprint and make faster decisions by allowing quicker access to that data through a single view. Despite efforts to manage and use information effectively, many customers have not realized the full potential of their BI investments. Companies often deal with disconnected data warehouse environments built to support departmental information needs.

New HP Business Intelligence Assessment Services for Use with SAP solutions allow clients to connect their data and use their business information strategically. As a complete solution provider for environments that include SAP solutions, HP prepares clients with a roadmap to a single enterprise data warehouse infrastructure through an HP Neoview Advantage implementation that extends support of SAP NetWeaver BW to include non-SAP data.

The suite of services includes four separate assessment services that help customers understand the business opportunity, technology roadmap and cost benefits of a modernized and consolidated BI architecture. They include:
    * Rapid Opportunity Assessment - For identifying the potential business opportunity through an expanded view of data across an enterprise;
    * Technology Assessment - For developing a roadmap for a future-state HP Neoview Advantage architecture in support of SAP NetWeaver for consolidating current environments;
    * Cost Benefit Assessment - For recognizing the benefits of a modernization program in support of SAP NetWeaver BW; and
    * Performance Assessment - For addressing performance issues within existing environments.

HP and SAP continue to drive more benefits from the integration of the HP Neoview Advantage enterprise data warehouse platform with the SAP NetWeaver BW. The integration provides customers with the flexibility to deploy SAP NetWeaver BW or BI-driven analytic applications from SAP on the HP Neoview platform. The HP Neoview Advantage platform provides a highly scalable database platform, allowing customers to store, manage and access huge volumes of data.

"Keeping in line with our corporate strategy to use solutions from SAP as a strategic platform, we replaced our Teradata solution with SAP NetWeaver BW," said Ralf van den Brock, chief information officer, ThyssenKrupp Material Services. "Together with HP we developed a highly scalable enterprise data warehouse architecture, based on HP's reference architecture for use with SAP NetWeaver BW, that enables us to react quickly and flexibly to new business requirements." These new services complement HP's comprehensive solution approach for customers, helping them make the most of their information assets and their investments in SAP solutions.

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