MUNDELEIN, Ill., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Utopia, Inc., a leading provider of data lifecycle management solutions, announced the launch of an upgrade service for SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW). This is the first in a suite of four data services to be delivered by Utopia to support and enhance the SAP HANA platform (SAP HANA). SAP describes HANA (High-Performance Analytical Appliance) as a combination of in-memory software and leading SAP partner hardware that can help query multiple types of data sources at speeds and volumes like never before.
"SAP HANA helps companies make better decisions as events unfold, by analyzing large volumes of data in real time, from virtually any data source. It is a revolutionary break-through in a field that has been used to evolutionary improvements," said Peter Aynsley-Hartwell, Utopia's chief technical officer.
The upgrade service assesses a client's SAP NetWeaver BW readiness state and upgrade path and complexity. It includes both a hardware evaluation and an SAP BASIS configuration. It identifies an upgrade path to SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3, SPS06, which is a pre-requisite to migrate from SAP NetWeaver BW to BW for HANA.
"Because of Utopia's expertise in Enterprise Data Lifecycle Management™ (EDLM™) we have a special appreciation for conveying to clients that reporting infrastructures require functional upgrades as well as technical upgrades, making sure that the data they are utilizing is accurate and stays accurate," said Aynsley-Hartwell.
Utopia will launch three additional services in support of SAP HANA in the coming months and will support the launches through a major commitment of resources. Plans are in place to certify 20 teams of Utopia employees on SAP HANA by the end of 2012.
Utopia, Inc. is a global data consulting and services firm employing Utopia's proprietary Enterprise Data Lifecycle Management™ (EDLM™) methodology. Utopia serves customers in multiple industries with unique methodologies to deliver significant cost savings and improvements in enterprise data quality. Its data services offerings include strategic roadmap development, systems integration, data strategy and master data management (MDM), as well as data migration, quality and governance services.
Utopia, with world headquarters in Mundelein, IL, just north of Chicago, has offices in Canada, Europe, Middle East, India, Australia and Asia Pacific.