SAP BW End User's Review
April 05, 2017

SAP BW End User's Review

Lesley Bimonte | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SAP Business Warehouse

SAP Business Warehouse is used directly by a handful of departments, with end users being super users of BEX as an interface to Excel. These departments are mostly finance, procurement, and quality. The rest of the company uses it indirectly as BW is feeding other BI tools for dashboards used throughout the company.
  • Great at interfacing with BI tools
  • Great at merging multiple data sources
  • Works with data sources outside of SAP
  • When working in BEX, would like to see version control of queries
  • Archiving of cube data could be improved
  • Poor graphing options
  • Data analysis and drilling is quick for those who can utilize it
  • Data analysis and drilling is difficult to impossible for those who don't understand the platform, even if they understand the data
SAP Business Warehouse is great when all your data comes straight from SAP, but BW is also fine for combining SAP data with data from other sources (we combined with a CRM for consumer complaint data). Unless BW is being used to feed another BI dashboard, end user capability is limited to trained personnel.