Data Platforms

for the SAP Landscape

Let the experts at Method360 provide the real world experience coupled with best practices to assist your organization with strategizing and operationalizing the best solution to align with the SAP HANA roadmap and integrate a big data strategy with Hadoop.

‘Road Map to SAP HANA’ – Free Workshop
‘Road Map to SAP HANA’ – Free Workshop

SAP HANA – What should your organization be doing now? During this 1 – 2 day free workshop your team will discover the various options available within the SAP HANA roadmap and develop a clear “both to support your organizations” short and long-term objectives.

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Incorporating Hadoop into the SAP Landscape
Incorporating Hadoop into the SAP Landscape

This-1 day free session is designed to provide a comprehensive overview and best practices for introducing Hadoop’s big data capabilities within your SAP landscape. Our Big Data experts will connect the worlds of structured and unstructured data with SAP HANA, Hadoop and SAP HANA Vora.

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BW on HANA Project Planning Workshop
BW on HANA Project Planning Workshop

Dramatically increase performance of your current SAP BW applications with SAP HANA. During this 1 – 2 day free workshop our HANA migration experts will review the various BW on HANA migrations options available and identify the recommended approach that “best fits your organizations” needs.

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Should Your Organization Consider BW/4HANA?

At Method360, we realize that each organization is starting their journey to a modern data warehouse from different places. This is why our flexible SAP BW/4HANA services transform to your unique path. Our experts will help you better understand SAP’s next generation data warehouse and provide strategic pathways to help your organization achieve your goals in the most direct and least disruptive fashion.

Why choose BW/4HANA?
  • Is highly optimized for HANA
  • Solves analytics problems in seconds that take other systems days
  • Accelerate solution development
  • Support for cloud readiness
  • Increased business agility allowing customers to not only collect data, but connect to it.
  • An aligned roadmap to SAP’S vision of the Modern Data Warehouse.
Why choose Method360?

Method360 is a known industry leader of designing and deploying both SAP BW and HANA solutions.  SAP’s BW/4HANA is the next generation of SAP BW that is based on new code lines and built on top of SAP HANA platform, to address the Digital Business needs of tomorrow.  Method360 Analytics practice is one of the first groups to position and deploy the BW/4HANA for a client and was chosen based on our capabilities in both SAP BW and HANA experience.  Method360  has been helping clients understand BW/4HANA and why this new product is key in any move to S/4HANA. The combination of our history with our BW and HANA experience make us a natural choice to plan and deliver on your initiative.

BW on SAP HANA Migration

Customers with significant investments in SAP Business Warehouse (BW) looking to accelerate user performance or reduce nightly data load times may have a good use case for migrating the SAP BW environment to SAP HANA. We’ve structured our migrations services with flexibility in mind. Have our experts manage and deploy the entire migration process, our we can tailor an approach that meets your specific needs.

Planning & Strategy

Project planning and preparation to enable your organization to move forward efficiently with a proven approach towards your SAP BW on HANA migration. Obtain comprehensive estimates for timeline, staffing requirements and cost of project.


Complete BW application level and Basis level preparation tasks to support a successful migration of BW 7.3 or BW 7.4 running on a SAP HANA database. Utilize Method360’s prerequisites checklist covering system checks, cleanup activities and application release/patch updates.

Technical Migration Services

Following validation of all project preparations steps, Method360 will have their SAP BASIS migration expert and Application experts execute all necessary steps to perform migration services, moving BW onto the SAP HANA platform.

Post Migration Optimization Services

Review application configuration. Efforts to further reduce system size, complexity and promote enhanced levels of scale and flexibility. Optimize the ETL, data model and associated reporting interface and demonstrate integration of HANA data models.


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SAP HANA as a Platform

Discover how SAP HANA in-memory database can be leveraged to build more intelligent applications that enable better insights across all your data – structured or unstructured – at unprecedented speed.

Simplify & Accelerate Database Services

Consolidate transactional and analytical data into a single in-memory database. Manage large data volumes cost effectively using multitenant database containers and dynamic tiering.

Data Integration & Quality

Incorporate data from multiple sources to create a 360-degree view of the business. Access data in place or replicate relevant data into SAP HANA and ensure data quality for more reliable decisions.

Deploy Advanced Analytics

Leverage text, predictive, spatial, streaming & time series – to build intelligent applications and make better decisions at unprecedented speed.

Efficient Administration & IT Operations

Tools to monitor processes to ensure continuous availability and a secure data environment.

Productive Application Development

Utilize SAP Extended Applications Servicers (XS) to build web-based applications that seamlessly integrate with SAP HANA and simplify the development environment while greatly increasing user performance.

Open Platform

Choose from a variety of best of bread hardware and software providers to build the platform that best meets your organizations need.

Cloud vs On-premise Consideration

Method360 supports both an SAP HANA Cloud implantation along with a classical on-premise. We’ll help you understand the pro’s and con’s of each to determine the best solution for your organizations.

The SAP HANA Platform allows you to quickly and easily extend existing cloud or on-premise applications utilizing a simple, secure and scalable environment built upon the SAP HANA in-memory database.

Let the experts at Method360 work with your team to explore the advantages and possibilities of incorporating a SAP HANA platform into your overall data landscape.
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SAP BW Services

Method360 has been working with SAP BW from the time of it’s introduction in 1997 as Business Information Warehouse (BIW), and we’ve never stopped. Organizations looking to enhance, upgrade or install SAP BW can take advantage of Method360’s SAP BW project accelerators along with the experience and best practices we’ve gained from working with the product for close to 20 years.

Planning & Strategy

Simplify your data warehouse architecture by integrating SAP and non-SAP application data into a single scalable SAP BW environment.

SAP BW Upgrades

Let our exports demonstrate how your organization can benefit from upgrading existing SAP BW systems to 7.x. Achieve significant performance gains and flexibility, while aligning with the SAP BW roadmap to take full advantage of SAP HANA.

SAP BW Enhancement & Optimization

Get the support you need to maximize the value of your SAP BW application and take full advantage of new capabilities or deploy new functionality to adjust to changes in the business.

Managed Services for SAP BW

Leverage our extended team of SAP BW experts to manage, maintain, and run your SAP Business Warehouse at peak performance.


Driving Business Transformation

Big data is driving widespread business transformation, pioneering new and disruptive business models. Get access to vast amounts of data, much of which is unstructured, and turn this into meaningful insights to your business.  Let Method360 show you how to implement and operationalize a successful big data strategy within an SAP landscape.

Big Data Use Cases by Industry

  • Demand signal management
  • Campaign effectiveness
  • Production process planning optimization
  • Algorithmic trading
  • Personalized offers
  • Risk exposure assessment
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Planning optimization
  • Call center optimization
  • Customer behavior & interactions

  • Stock reordering based on prediction
  • Price optimization
  • Stock reallocation
  • Patient segmentation
  • Practice management optimization
  • Personalized treatment
Oil & Gas
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Planning optimization
  • Production process planning & Optimization
  • Spare parts & Inventory optimization
Discrete Manufacturing
  • Price Optimization
  • Manufacturing Process Optimization
  • Customer Segmentation based on online data
  • Price Optimization
  • Customer retention
  • Customer acquisition

Introducing Hadoop to the SAP Landscape – Workshop

This 1 day free session is designed to provide a comprehensive overview and best practices for introducing Hadoop’s big data capabilities within an SAP landscape. Our SAP and Big Data experts will cover bridging the worlds of structured and unstructured data with SAP HANA, Hadoop and SAP Vora. Learn More

Hadoop & SAP HANA Integration – Quick Launch

With Hadoop’s ability to store and process large volumes of data, including unstructured data, at a cost that is significantly less than other platforms, it makes sense for SAP customers to incorporate Hadoop into their overall big data architecture. Method360 is one of the few Service Partners that possesses the necessary knowledge and real world working experience with both SAP HANA and Hadoop along with the overall data architecture skills necessary to assist SAP customer with a data strategy that seamlessly incorporates Hadoop within an SAP landscape. Let our experts work with you to discover the best use cases and approach for introducing Hadoop into the organizations big data strategy.

Hadoop Quick Launch Services includes:
  • Assistance with identifying initial business use case
  • Standup of Hadoop Cluster
  • Establish connection between Hadoop and SAP HANA
  • Provisioning of data into Hadoop to support business use case
  • Build and deploy dashboards & analytical application
  • Introduction and install of SAP HANA Vora
Related Tools

SAP HANA Vora – a real-time in-memory query engine that leverages the power of in-memory to analyze and provide enriched interactive analytics for Big Data stored in Hadoop. As SAP customer move to incorporate SAP HANA and Hadoop into their environment, SAP HANA Vora will bridge the gap between enterprise and big data. Questions about SAP HANA Vora – Contacts us today to schedule a discussion.


Customer Spotlight

Building the Next Generation Demand Signal Repository powered by SAP HANA & Hadoop

Working with a world leader in Nutrition, Health and Wellness Consumer Packaged Goods, with more than 300K employees and operations in almost every country, Method360 provided the capabilities necessary for deployment of an integrated solution built upon SAP Demand Signal Management (DSiM) powered by SAP HANA with key integration into Apache Hadoop.

The joint SAP Demand Signal Management and Apache Hadoop solution allows the enterprise to:

Realized Benefits

  • Predict consumer demand by calculating product velocity
  • Identify new sales opportunities
  • More effectively Manage retailer inventory & shipments
  • Improve on-shelf availability
  • Drive agile responses, by providing a basis for business forecasting & planning
  • Link suppliers to downstream data
  • Enhance promotional planning capabilities
  • Improve and better track new product launches by identified markets
Why did customer choose Method360 as their partner?

They needed a partner who understood SAP and open source data platforms – specifically the integration of Hadoop with the core SAP HANA platform. Without the help of Method360 we couldn’t have initiated and delivered this complex global project. Method360’s team of Analytics professionals understood quickly our key challenges and worked closely with us to define a workable strategy and implementation plan. The solution provided supports our long term objectives while keeping an eye on our committed timelines and budget.

Non SAP Platforms

Additional Platforms Considerations

Amazon Redshift
Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse that makes it simple and cost-effective to analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools. We are finding that a number of our customers are exploring Amazon Redshift because of it’s ease of use, cost and scalability. Let our experts work with you determine if Amazon Redshift is a good fit for your organization.
Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure provides a collection of integrated cloud services that provide analytics, computing, database, mobile support, networking, storage and web. Customer can pick and choose from the available services to develop and scale applications in the cloud.
MS SQL Server
SQL Server 2016 offers real-time insights across transactional and analytical data in a secure, scalable database platform that has everything built in. Industry-leading OLTP, latest encryption technology, end-to-end mobile BI and advanced analytics. Method360 experts are prepared to assist with on-premise or cloud based solution.
IBM Netezza
Netezza, now part of IBM Puresystems, is optimized to deliver data services for analytics and deal with the vast amounts of data required to compute analytic processing. Work with our experts to discover how Netezza can be successfully integrated into an SAP landscape.

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