Data warehouse (DW) – a system used for reporting and data analysis – is considered a core component of business intelligence. DWs are central repositories of integrated data from one or more disparate sources.

SAP BW/4HANA, a completely packaged data warehouse solution, uses advanced in-memory computing technology to help draw useful information out of varied data sets from SAP applications, Hadoop or any other solution stack, geospatial or unstructured third-party applications.

NextLink is a leading provider of business intelligence and analytics services to SAP customers with a vast repertoire of global deployments that have driven sustained value to enterprises. 

Over two decades, NextLink has emerged as an “Analytics Partner of Choice” for Fortune 500 corporations thanks to its recognized team of vertical/functional domain experts, solution architects and deployment gurus. 

In the last few of years, NextLink has helped organizations transition from their existing data warehouse solutions to SAP BW4/HANA.

NextLink Services


  • Model metadata entities, master data, and persistence objects for transactional and master data
  • Build logical modelling units by organizing metadata objects in data flows
  • Create queries by picking and merging characteristics and key figures or reusable query elements on the top of the model as a foundation for multi-dimensional data analysis
  • Organize objects with packages for the dev to prod transport
  • Record and deploy object changes


  • Acquire data from a file, DB table, SAP ERP, SAP S/4HANA, etc. and manage loads by a unique ID
  • Load data between BW persistence objects, transform data, support propagation of changed data, track change history of persistence objects, and filter out inaccurate data
  • Serial or parallel data scheduling and execution
  • Perform lifecycle management of multi-temperature data for persistence objects
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, rollback or restart data loads, and schedule data export


  • Leverage multi-dimensional data analyses and apply aggregation, calculations, conversions, sorting and ranking
  • Manage user-specific assessments
  • Utilize master data and hierarchies
  • Take advantage of inventory key figures and stock cover reports, special time semantics, currency translations and unit calculations


  • Create business user local data area, upload data to the local data provider adds semantics, local master data and cleanses data
  • Combine local and central warehouse data by creating models
  • Analyse data by creating queries on central and local data

How NextLink Can Help

NextLink’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) for SAP BW/4HANA
As an expert provider of SAP BW services over many years, NextLink has become the obvious provider of solution/deployment while supporting for SAP BW/4HANA to various industries.
Our CoE for SAP BW/4HANA is run by global SMEs with extensive experience of providing customized and valuable solutions to clients. The CoE uses rich business content, integration skills, the ability to create customized PoCs and a knowledge base of case studies, tools, accelerators/frameworks and use cases to ensure rapid and successful deployments.
Our consulting team has documented several strong use cases that have delivered business value to clients, highlighting NextLink's expertise in data warehouse migration, tooling, and configuration for organizations of all sizes.
BW/4HANA offerings from NextLink are hosted entirely on third-party public cloud infrastructures such as AWS, Azure, and SAP.
Our zero-infra, cloud-native approach enables customers to focus on migration tools, security processes, customer delivery, and management. By utilizing in-house tools, we use SAP’s reporting tools such as Lumira and SAP Analytics Cloud to assist customers with self-service reporting and dashboards.