Teradata Delivers Breakthrough Business Analytics for SAP® Users

New solution offers analytic alternative, while reducing IT complexity and cost

Jan 27, 2014, 09:00 ET from Teradata

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Available today, the Teradata Analytics for SAP® software and services solution offers SAP® users best-in-class analytics capabilities, and unprecedented business insight. The Teradata Analytics for SAP solution provides unique capabilities all wrapped in a low cost and high performance bundle. Designed by Teradata, (NYSE: TDC), the leading analytic data platforms, applications and services company, this new solution creates actionable insights by delivering analytics that combine SAP data with operational data and big data. Teradata Analytics for SAP enables more complete, comprehensive, and accurate business decisions.

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"It makes perfect sense to move SAP system data to Teradata and integrate it with big data and business data. By doing so, SAP customers will enjoy a vastly more performant, simplified, and useful system. They will also be served by a very large professional services organization from Teradata that is focused on – big data analytics, data warehousing, and business intelligence," said Neil Raden, chief executive officer and principal analyst, Hired Brains Research.

Teradata allows SAP application users to easily combine data from multiple SAP systems and non-SAP systems within the Teradata Database. The integrated data can then be exposed to over 1,000 in-database analytic functions, available from Teradata and its partners. The resulting analytics equips SAP application users to meet the unrelenting demand for intelligence.

"The integration of SAP-system's data into the Teradata Database will enable our customers to leverage high-value, predictive analytics and see their entire organization in a new way and guide it forward. They will be able to move from operational reporting to creating a vision for the future," said Scott Gnau, president, Teradata Labs. "Teradata Analytics for SAP can be rapidly deployed and easily maintained, it also reduces IT complexity and cost."

The Teradata Analytics for SAP solution is ready to run and includes enterprise architecture, ELT scripts, and data models. Teradata Analytics for SAP offers 150 dashboards and standardized business reports in 17 key categories from financial accounting to human resources. In addition, it is an open solution that empowers users to build their own custom reports, which run directly against the integrated data within the data warehouse, without dependency on IT.

Some of the Teradata Analytics for SAP solution's benefits include: Integrated View – Business users have a full, enterprise view of their business with integrated data. This enables analysts to answer complex business questions and improve decisions making accuracy with higher quality detailed data. Performance –Teradata's solution enables more timely what-if analysis, scenario modeling, and forecast comparisons by eliminating multi-hour or multi-day wait times for reporting and analysis. Rapid Deployment – The out-of-the-box solution provides quicker implementation than traditional business intelligence projects, saving between six to nine months of work. Flexible and Extendable – The open design of Teradata Analytics for SAP allows businesses to add additional data sources to meet the growing requirements of their business analytics. In addition to data, customers can take an incremental approach to implementation of new business modules, which can be added in any order, at any time. Teradata Analytics for SAP is an agnostic business intelligence tool; customers can continue to work with their favorite tools. Easy to Manage – Teradata Analytics for SAP includes everything the customer needs to extract, process, and analyze data. The solution is easy to maintain with minimal specialist expertise required, and is supported by error handling and a control framework. Total Cost of Ownership – Rapid implementation, less reliance on IT support, and better performance provide a lower cost of ownership. Costs are kept under control, providing a quicker return on investment.

Teradata Professional Services SAP Center of Excellence provides consulting services that support Teradata Analytics for SAP deployments. The experienced consultants understand SAP environments and help customers get the most out of this solution, and ultimately their data.

Teradata Analytics for SAP is currently available worldwide and is compatible with Teradata Database 13.10 and later.

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