Teradata Taps into SAP ERP for Business Intelligence

Teradata just rolled out a new solution that promises to introduce real-time data from SAP ERP applications into enterprise analytic and reporting apps. Dubbed Teradata Analytics for SAP Solutions, these new capabilities work to help enterprises find the business value buried in enterprise resource planning apps.

Simply stated, Teradata Analytics for SAP Solutions automatically captures and serves the most current data from SAP ERP applications, then blends it with any non-SAP data stored in an Integrated Data Warehouse (IDW). The result: a wider swath of users can tap into the power of TeradataEUs in-database processing at in-memory speeds for reporting, advanced analytics and ad-hoc analysis.

EUTeradata Analytics for SAP Solutions is a fast, ready-to-use solution that can be deployed in a matter of weeks to support more agile data-driven business decisions,EU said Scott Gnau, president of Teradata Labs. EUBy providing access to integrated data in near real-time weEUre enabling our customers to make data from SAP ERP applications usable for business intelligence across the enterprise.EU

A Case Study

After the data is integrated in the Teradata IDW, users can leverage more than 150 out-of-the-box Teradata Analytics for SAP Solutions dashboards and standardized business reports. Key categories include spending analysis, financial accounting and manufacturing operations. Enterprise users can also access more than 1,000 SAS Institute, Fuzzy Logix, and R in-database analytic functions that run at in-memory speed and self-generate custom reports.

Practically speaking, that means companies like Blokker, a Teradata customer and Netherlands-based chain store, can streamline operations over its 15 chains in 12 countries and better manage 2,500 stores. Blokker was finding it difficult to get an enterprise-wide picture of global expenses and sales because business data on each brand it sells is stored in completely independent IT systems.

Using Teradata Analytics for SAP Solutions, Blokker developed and executed a centralized, corporate strategy and designed...

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