What is BW

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

SAP Business Warehouse


SAP BW is SAP's Data Warehouse solution. It has come to existence specially to gather, analyse different kinds of data from R/3 systems and other business applications.


Sometimes SAP BW is also called as SAP Business Information Warehouse.


Data Analytics is like an ECG/health report of a business. And SAP BW is the data factory to generate analytics reports, which in turn help business to take key decisions.


SAP BW is core component of mySAP.com.


It also supports easy integration with other SAP solutions like, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Strategic Enterprise Management (SEM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) - My favourite.


SAP BW helps easily extract, load and transform data with pre-configured models and reports. SAP BW also helps to automate these process on daily, weekly or monthly basis as per the business needs and can make life much easier. SAP BW is one of the best ETL (Extraction, Transform and Load) tool I had ever worked.


SAP BW can extract data from:

  • SAP R/3