Date Added: Mar 2010
The ability to transform the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) business data into SAS Business Intelligence and Analytics can be the company's best hope for lowering the cost of an implementation. The IT organization needs to build a data warehouse; populate it with complete, consistent, accurate, and current data from multiple SAP tables and modules; and make that data available to SAS analytical and BI applications. Perhaps one is still hand-coding individual data integration and warehousing processes. This is a costly, error-prone practice that devours IT time and resources as developers reinvent the wheel every time they want to extract, transform, or load data into SAS.