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Fact Sheet Benchmarking of SAP BW Systems Benchmark Institute Wuerzburg

Benchmarking SAP BW Systems review and compare the current expenses of your BW system
The Benchmark Institute Wuerzburg (BIW) is constructing a worldwide benchmarking database for SAP BW implementations. The main objective of the benchmark is to facilitate the comparison of operating costs for SAP BW systems and thus aid in the evaluation of market prices. The benchmark respects the special characteristics of Data Warehouse systems and guarantees a high level of objectivity using standardized and automated evaluation methods to gain the necessary system and cost data.

Benchmarking SAP BW Systems requires special methods


Benchmarking a Data Warehouse Application such as SAP BW requires a benchmarking method that is adapted to the specific system properties. Many conventional benchmarks fail at this point.

SAP BW is not just another ERP module, but rather an additional system with its own hardware and support infrastructure. Cost drivers in analytical systems such as SAP BW are different from operational systems The structure of personnel expenses is different than in ERP systems Object maintenance is partly localized (e. g. queries) development and maintenance costs are allocated to many units Living data models (faster adjustment cycles, business know-how needed for maintenance) Different support approach and problem management. ERP is rather passive (calls, tickets), BW is active (monitoring, load processes) User concept (administrator, key user, end user)
The influencing factors of the BW Benchmark

The BIW Benchmark comprises standardized methods to reflect these specific properties. The evaluation of the necessary data is divided into two main methods: One method reflects the measurement of system size and complexity. This activity is done automatiTM cally by using RBE Plus technology and delivers the number of relevant BW objects (InfoProviders, InfoSources, source systems, planning objects, etc.) as well as the usage of the BW system (request logs, reporting agent logs, used functionalities, etc.). The other method is a questionnaire for the entry of the BW based operating costs. This questionnaire is based on the IT infrastructure library (ITIL), thus guaranteeing standardized and widely accepted classification of SAP BW-specific The questionnaire for the operating costs is based on ITIL classification cost drivers.
RBE and RBE Plus are registered trademarks of IBIS Prof. Thome AG. RBE Plus Navigator and RBE Plus Center are products of IBIS Prof. Thome AG. SAP R/3 and SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) are registered trademarks of SAP AG. The Reverse Business Engineer is a product of SAP AG.

Fact Sheet Benchmarking of SAP BW Systems Benchmark Institute Wuerzburg


BW Benchmark The unique proposition
Both system and cost data, combined in the BIW benchmark database, deliver a clear picture of the SAP BW installation and provide comparable results. The automated system analysis offers unbiased and detailed system information about your SAP BW installation. The cost and price analysis is ITIL-based and takes the special demands of analytical systems into account A system classification lets you compare your systems efficiency with your peers Utmost secrecy about your system and cost data is guaranteed The detailed system and cost analysis gives indications for improvement

The result: Rating/Comparison of SAP BW Systems

Who we are
The Benchmark Institute Wuerzburg is a joint venture between BARC and IBIS Prof Thome AG: The Business Application Research Center offers both neutral, substantiated surveys and market analyses in the field of software for Business Intelligence, Document Management, Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management and Project Management. BARC organizes conferences and seminars where leading vendors present their products, and where new trends in the software market are discussed. The IBIS Prof. Thome AG develops innovative solutions for meeting the requirements for integrating organization and information processing. Their areas of expertise cover the broad spectrum from effective research to efficient project implementation of methods and tools for E-Commerce, ERP, CRM, SCM and BI.

Contact

Prof. Thome

Dirk Friedrich
Analyst

Mergentheimer Str. 76a 97082 Wrzburg

Dipl.-Kfm.

Stefan Zller
Phone: +49 931 79686-18 Fax. +49 931 79686-10

BARC GmbH Wiesenweg 31 D-97084 Wrzburg Germany

Tel. +49 (0)931/880651-0 Fax +49 (0)931/880651-28

dfriedrich@barc.de www.barc.de

zoeller@ibis-thome.de www.ibis-thome.de

RBE and RBE Plus are registered trademarks of IBIS Prof. Thome AG. RBE Plus Navigator and RBE Plus Center are products of IBIS Prof. Thome AG. SAP R/3 and SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) are registered trademarks of SAP AG. The Reverse Business Engineer is a product of SAP AG.