The deployment was implemented by SAP solutions IT servces provider REALTECH, which has successfully implemented SAP HANA for a number of New Zealand enterprises.
According to REALTECH managing director Andrew Spicer, SAP HANA has made a “significant difference to the speed of BW reporting for Briscoe Group.”
“There are a lot of inter-related variables that have to be accounted for when migrating to SAP HANA,”Spicer said.
“On the Monday after going live,” said Jeffrey Westcott, IT manager at Briscoe Group, “the majority of our reports ran significantly faster. Our experience is that people don’t like to wait. Any delay can be discouraging. The upgrade to SAP Business Warehouse on SAP HANA was a performance step change and has taken us a step closer to real-time analytics.”
“When REALTECH commits to a project, they do it right the first time and on time,” said Westcott. “So when we made the decision to implement SAP Business Warehouse on SAP HANA, there was really no discussion. REALTECH was our preferred partner.
Westcott said that with 80 Briscoes Homeware, Rebel Sports and Living & Giving retail outlets around New Zealand, Briscoe Group captures thousands of individual transactions every day.
“We value our data. We load large volumes of data into our data warehouse on a daily basis that is used to support merchandising, marketing and financial decision making. With the faster processing due to SAP HANA, we can now access this data more rapidly to enhance and support our decision-making across all of our brands.”