In the fiercely increasing
competition amongst corporations it has become mandatory to make quick and sound crucial business decisions based on analysis of business critical data. This is
the point where data warehouses come into play. Although many companies are
relying on data warehouses, they are still struggling to achieve positive
results due to fragmented and inconsistent data. For them SAPís Business
Information Warehouse (BW) provides a complete information factory solution. BW
is the central component in the SAP suite of applications with an added
advantage of being a software package that can be used in both SAP and non-SAP environments.