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Customer experiences


How much time do we need to expect for a migration from BW on RDBMS to BW on HANA environment?

Please contact your SAP Client Partner for more information on SAP's Rapid Deployment Solution (RDS) for a BW on HANA migration. Our existing BWoH customers experienced an average of 3 months of total implementation time.

During Tech Ed 2012 in Las Vegas SAP had a  live migration competition between two SAP partners, Bluefin and Optimal, to migrate the ConAgra Foods BPC+BW system to HANA within 48 hours on the show floor.  Optimal won the competition showcasing end to end solution delivery on BW/BPC/mobile, while Bluefin won HANA technology award for the fastest migration: Under 3 hours!

Are there any general customer experiences and best practices available?

There is a CSA webinar available about Experiences and Best Practice from early SAP NetWeaver BW powered by HANA customers.

Where can I find customer success stories?

There is an entire area on with customer success stories including videos.

Especially the ebook with more than 20 detailed case studies from Bloomberg Businessweek Research Services and Forbes Insights, which feature leading-edge enterprises across industries is worth looking at.

There is a new eBook including the most compelling BWoH references and success stories -

Another great asset containing customer success stories is the SAP HANA Interactive Use Case Map. For the BW on HANA use case several successful customer implementations are listed with a lot of additional customer information linked to. You can find the download link for the PDF at the bottom of the following page.

Here is another blog providing an extensive list of BWoH customer stories.

A great asset is the HANA Customer Spotlight webcast series where customers talk about their experiences with HANA.

There is also a new HANA Magazine published by WIS. It gives a great 360-degree perspective on SAP HANA with many customer stories and interview. The magazine can be downloaded for free here:

Adidas published a very compelling story about there BW on HANA migration and how they leveraged this opportunity to consolidate BW instances.

Accenture published an experience and benchmark presentation about a migration project at Velux.

Molson Coors Brewing Company was part of the BW 7.4 launch event in Orlando, Florida during March 2014 and shared a very exciting success story with all attendees.

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