New Book Announcement: SAP BW/4HANA and BW on HANA

Espresso Tutorials

Fabian Bentz


Espresso Tutorials is pleased to announce the release of SAP BW/4HANA and BW on HANA by Klaus-Peter Sauer and Frank Riesner.

SAP BW/4HANA has introduced a new era in data warehousing at SAP. Further steps towards simplification, flexibility, and performance are now possible with SAP HANA as the proven technological basis. SAP BW/4HANA offers modern concepts for data management, operation, and modeling and thus opens the door for fully innovative application scenarios.This book will show you how the SAP HANA database influences the Business Warehouse and how you can optimize your system. As a practical guide, the book is aimed at experienced SAP BW experts as well as decision makers who need a well-grounded overview. The authors address the versions SAP BW/4HANA 1.0 and SAP BW 7.5 in equal measure, highlighting new functions and differences. The book also focuses on the migration options and conversion tools for moving to SAP BW/4HANA.
Use this reference book to enter the world of SAP BW with SAP HANA as the database platform!

– Migration, sizing, operation, data management with SAP BW/4HANA and SAP BW 7.5 on HANA
– The new central source Systems SAP HANA and ODP
– New modeling options, mixed scenarios, LSA++, and differences compared to SAP BW 7.5
– The role of BW in operational SAP reporting

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45Author Klaus-Peter Sauer works as a Director in the global SAP HANA Center of Excellence (COE) at SAP, focusing on the topics of data warehousing, SAP BW, and big data in connection with the SAP HANA platform. He started his career in 2000 as an SAP BW consultant, whereby over the course of time, he has taken up various key positions, both in Consulting and in pre-sales. As the technical lead of the SAP COE in EMEA at Teradata, Klaus-Peter supported leading companies in all industries in implementing future-proof and cross-platform data warehousing architectures. Since 2012, he has been part of a global expert team for the SAP HANA platform, data warehousing, and big data at SAP.  Klaus-Peter has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Canterbury Business School in Great Britain. He studied Economics and Business Informatics at Philipps-Universität in Marburg, Germany and the University of Kent at Canterbury, Great Britain.

44Author Frank Riesner has been engaged in the area of SAP Business Intelligence, focusing on SAP Business Warehouse, since 2002. As a Senior Architect and Trainer at SAP (Switzerland) AG, his tasks involve SAP HANA in the context of enterprise data warehousing and business analytics. His role includes accompanying customer projects, supporting sales activities, and appearing at events as a speaker. Frank is also regularly engaged by SAP Education to hold courses in Switzerland and abroad, with responsibility for the curriculum of SAP BW/4HANA, including conceptual responsibility. Frank studied Business Informatics at the University of Bamberg, Germany, and after completing his degree in 2002, was employed for a few years as a Senior Consultant for SAP BW at Inforte GmbH and at Steria Mummert Consulting AG in Germany. Frank then worked freelance in the same role for five years in Budapest, Hungary, before taking up his current role at SAP (Switzerland) AG as Delivery Manager for an Outsourcing service provider in Switzerland. He currently lives in Basel and is married with two children.