openPR Logo
Press release

Springer Science+Business Media streamlines with DataVard its SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse

08-15-2014 07:14 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: DataVard

/ PR Agency: Donner & Doria PR
Housekeeping at the push of a button, frees up 25 percent of Database space

Heidelberg (Germany), August 13, 2014 – Specialist publishing group Springer Science+Business Media reduced by a quarter, the size of its global SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse solution and improved the loading performance. The fact that long loading times had affected the day-to-day business and the intended migration to the SAP HANA® platform, made it necessary to reduce the database size. The software and consulting company DataVard had identified a considerable potential for optimization and assisted the data cleansing with the help of the DataVard housekeeping module ERNA.

Springer Science+Business Media is an international leader in specialist publishing, with a registered office in Luxembourg and operational office in Berlin. Approximately 3.000 users from differing divisions, utilized SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse solution for reporting and analysis. The long loading times of the Business Intelligence application meant that the results were seldom available before the early morning. Preparing for the future operation of SAP HANA® platform, the system size also represented a significant cost factor.

To improve the loading performance and to be better positioned for the later migration to SAP HANA® platform, Springer Science+Business Media decided to use the application DataVard housekeeping module ERNA. This solution developed by DataVard, automates and controls the handling of temporary data in SAP systems. ERNA's central cockpit provides transparency on the conducted housekeeping measures, while providing provisions for data deletion and controls for the automation of future measures to improve performance.

DataVard initially performed a system analysis using their software tool DataVard BW Fitness Test. “Our analysis showed, that 1,308 GB of temporary data and logs blocked nearly half of the system size”, says DataVard’s managing director Gregor Stoeckler. “This data significantly slowed the system down.” DataVard also identified considerable potential for optimization with regards to Cube Compression and the deletion of various Logs. In order to automate future data cleansing for Springer Science+Business Media, DataVard's IT specialists installed the housekeeping module ERNA.

As a result the clearance of unnecessary data was a major success: With the help of ERNA, 750 GB of superfluous data has now been deleted. “We are very impressed, how fast we achieved effective results“, says Matthias Kicherer, Head of Business Intelligence, IT Controlling and End User Support at Springer Science+Business Media. „And the functionalities of the application are also convincing. With the ERNA cockpit we always have a good overview of where we stand. This makes communication much easier.” Another positive aspect was the minor effort required to operate the tool. Housekeeping now only requires one workday per month. In the past, the cleaning activities were more extensive, the process chains for these activities had to be developed first. This led to less housekeeping activities due the lack of time and transparency.

“With the help of ERNA we were able to substantially reduce the effort for data cleansing within our Business Warehouse, with minimum effort and realizing savings of 25 percent of the system’s size. Thus we are now well prepared for future challenges like SAP HANA®,” resumes Matthias Kicherer.

About Springer Science+Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is an international leader in specialist publishing in the area Science, Technology, Medicine. Core target groups are scientists in universities and scientific institutes as well as in research departments of companies. The publishing group is also a renowned provider of specialist publications in the German-speaking area and the Netherlands. In 2013 Springer published nearly 2.200 English language magazines and more than 8.400 new books. The publishing house also publishes the world’s largest collection of eBooks in the area Science, Technology, Medicine and the largest portfolio of Open-Access-magazines. Springer Science+Business Media S.A. achieved in 2013 an annual turnover of Euro 943 million. The group has more than 7.000 employees worldwide.

About DataVard
DataVard is a provider of SAP solutions in the areas of SAP restructuring, data management and systems administration. Global, medium-sized and major corporations typically employ our solutions and services. DataVard was founded in 1998. The software and consulting company has seven branches worldwide in Germany, Italy, Slovakia, the USA and United Kingdom.

Media Contact
DataVard GmbH
Daniela Ott
Römerstr. 9
D-69115 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221-87331-0
Fax: +49 6221-87331-10

PR-Agency: Donner & Doria Public Relations GmbH
Simone Schmickl
Gaisbergstraße 16
D-69115 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6151 4921342
Fax: +49 6221 58787-39

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Springer Science+Business Media streamlines with DataVard its SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse here

News-ID: 293378 • Views: 6385

More Releases from DataVard

DataVard introduces software for SAP test automation: Test-suite KATE impresses …
Heidelberg (Germany), May 4th, 2015 – Complex manual SAP tests are often accompanied by high error risks. Software and consulting company DataVard has developed a new test-suite avoiding risks by automating SAP client tests. DataVard KATE boasts comprehensive support for SAP testing: analysis of user data, automation of test error and test data results as well as holistic test management. SAP user companies benefit from efficient execution and higher testing
DataVard Develops Real-Time System Monitoring Tool for SAP HANA
Heidelberg (Germany), December 17, 2014 – Software and consulting company DataVard announced today that it has expanded its DataVard Canary Code™ monitoring solution. Its new release, presented at the SAP® TechEd® && d-code® conference in Las Vegas, offers real-time SAP system monitoring for the SAP HANA platform. The application monitors the entire SAP system landscape availability, performance and security. DataVard Canary Code™ sends alerts of predefined thresholds being breached, enabling
DataVard’s customer monitor 2015: Shift in system architecture focus with Clou …
Heidelberg, December 11, 2014 – Cloud and In-Memory trends will continue to affect many companies in 2015. “DataVard customer monitor 2015”, the software and consulting company DataVard customer analysis, determined three central approaches for SAP-user companies’ agenda for 2015: consolidation, intelligent data management and automation. “We expect to see important and fundamental decisions in many companies regarding system architecture, which will significantly improve effectiveness and efficiency in SAP-systems” DataVard CEO,
High speed, low cost – DataVard presents Near-Line Storage package
Heidelberg (Germany), November 4, 2014 – DataVard’s implementation service for the SAP® BW Near-Line Storage rapid-deployment solution has been qualified by SAP. The pre-configured solution combines two leading applications for sustainable data management at a fixed price: In addition to the SAP® IQ database DataVard implements Data Management Suite DataVard Outboard™. This combined solution is ideal for companies wishing to install the SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) application or the

All 5 Releases

More Releases for Business

Global Interferon Market Business Growth, Business Opportunities, Business Outlo …
Albany, NY, USA / 16 Oct 2018: - A New fresh research report presented by KD Market Insights provides a detailed analysis of “Global Interferon Market Size, Trends, Opportunity and Forecast to 2023” research report will include all the major trends and technologies that play an important role in market growth in the predicted span of 6 years. It also presents the overview of industry players, advantages, challenges the business
Global Intramuscular Immune Globulin Market Business Growth, Business Opportunit …
Albany, NY, USA / 16 Oct 2018: - A New fresh research report presented by KD Market Insights provides a detailed analysis of “Global Intramuscular Immune Globulin Market Size, Trends, Opportunity and Forecast to 2023” research report will include all the major trends and technologies that play an important role in market growth in the predicted span of 6 years. It also presents the overview of industry players, advantages, challenges
New Business
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR: Jackpot Money, LLC Charlotte, NC - This is to introduce Jackpot Money, LLC. Classified as a tax-preparation company. We use Sweepstakes Promotional Software as our year-round promotion. We offer our services to all Americans above the age of 18. Although we are making breakthroughs through some states that do not allow our services, we will maintain our goal in saving money, and supporting various agencies which
Business Spanish
A school of Spanish for foreigners organizes courses of Business Spanish in preparation to the Official Exams of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madrid. Valencia. Knowing a language also means to know specific vocabularies. The aim of most students of Spanish as a foreign language is not only that of improving their fluency, but also that of widening their vocabulary in specific areas that will be useful for finding
Dropship Business - A Lucrative Online Business
There are many businesses that can be run on the comfort of home but you cannot be assured of profit with every. Thus, a smart entrepreneur always looks for the opportunity that can guarantee a good profit quotient. This attentiveness in thought of business persons brought the concept of dropship business. This is a business that enables you to earn profit without being involved in selling out and shipping small to – New Business to Business Portal India
B2B Trade World Offers leading online business to business portal & global e-business, Indian Trade Directory, online catalogue, Buying selling trade leads & offers, business web pages, yellow pages, India, white pages, India Manufactures exporters, suppliers & importer from India The B2B Trade Links Pvt.Ltd. is a business-to-business portal for serious people interested in Global business. Welcome to our b2btradeworld portal which gives you a platform to improve your company’s