SAP BW∕4HANA is a solution for operative data warehousing with flexible data modelling optimized for SAP HANA with up-to-date interface.

Data modelling

Full-scale and meaningful analysis of data is possible only when data from diverse sources in various formats are integrated in a unified request.

The tools of InfoProvider are used for data storage. Depending on requirements data can be stored in InfoProviders with different level of detail. Scalable multilevel architecture (LSA++) allows designing and implementing various levels in SAP BW∕4HANA for data receipt, corporate memory, data distribution and analysis.

InfoProviders tools typical consist of InfoObjects. InfoObjects are the smallest items of information in SAP BW∕4HANA. Using InfoObjects transforms data to structured form, which is required for data warehousing.

Data extraction

SAP BW∕4HANA provides flexible capability to integrate data. Various interfaces help connect sources to SAP BW∕4HANA. Connection between source, SAP system or database, and SAP BW∕4HANA is configured in an initial system.


SAP BW∕4HANA offer several functions to analyze and control data formats and evaluation. This helps users format requests based on multi-factor models of data arrays (InfoProviders).

Real-time data access in data warehouse

Creation of non-standard scenarios is supported in SAP BW∕4HANA with BW Workspaces.


Metadata management

  • Creation of models
  • Creation of requests
  • Deployment of models

Data warehouse management

  • Data extraction
  • Data distribution
  • Scheduling
  • Data lifecycle management
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting

Analytics tools

  • Data analysis
  • Support for extended semantics

Real-time access to information

  • Creation of local data space
  • Adding local data
  • Combination of local and centralized data
  • Data analysis