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Akili Core Values Series: Integrity

 

By Julie Ziemer | Project Manager

Integrity: No games and no hidden agendas. Honesty defines our relationships with our people, clients, and partners.

At Akili, we do what is right for our clients and our employees, even if it means we lose revenue or have to say goodbye to a teammate. As a result, we have gained and maintained valuable, high quality, and meaningful relationships, which translates to more lucrative clients and employees in the end.

Integrity is one of my top personal values. I have been with Akili for close to ten years of my career, and have witnessed many difficult conversations with both clients and employees, and I am continually impressed with the conversations and outcomes. If you want a “yes company”, we may not be your best bet. We do not take the easy route. We take the right route.

Of course, the integrity of a company is only as good as its weakest employee. Warren Buffet once said, “In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. If you hire somebody without [integrity], you really want them to be dumb and lazy.”

Akili does hiring right. We have exceptionally bright, hard-working, fun (and often quirky) employees who are not afraid to speak their truth. Management expects and rewards that. In fact, our CEO has a rating scale for employees calling “bull $ it”. If you do it well, with solid truth and convincing content, you are rewarded. If you don’t speak up in a difficult situation, it’s likely that you will not last. We do not have time for people who lack integrity, and our team will not tolerate it.

Ask any of our clients what they like best about working with us, and my guess is that the response will be something around performance, fun, and integrity. That, in a nutshell, is why I love and am still working at Akili.

“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” – Douglas Adams

 

By Josh Fadley | ERP Practice Director

in·teg·ri·ty –

  1. The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
  2. The state of being whole and undivided.

“Integrity” is a term often used when describing upstanding interpersonal qualities, however to fully understand its meaning and practical application as a core value at Akili, it is critical to understand both of its defined meanings.

While its first definition refers to the inherent state of being honest, Akili’s view on Integrity as a core value takes it one step further. We dedicate ourselves to not just being honest, but being openly truthful – “no games and no hidden agendas”.

Over time, this value has demonstrated itself on multiple occasions. Back during “Akili Version 1.0” in the 1990s, Akili had signed its largest ever engagement to date with a focus on developing a custom solution for a client. During the initial project preparations, one of our consultants discovered a product already in existence that would provide the requested functionality with reliable quality at a much more cost effective price point. Akili approached the client and offered to tear up the contract in order to do “the right thing” by them. This was a financially painful decision but it was ultimately the right decision – it was not just honesty when asked a question, but rather it was actively seeking out and offering truth beyond what most expect.

When viewing integrity from this perspective, the second definition of integrity, “the state of being whole and undivided”, is not merely an alternate meaning of the word but, rather, an inevitable consequence that comes from living out the first definition. When members of a tribe are not just honest but overtly truthful, the natural result is a group that inherently trusts one another and forms a true team.

At Akili, the results of embodying both definitions continue to play out a thousand ways each and every day, from our internal culture, which is shockingly devoid of people “playing politics” to healthy and lasting relationships with clients that span decades, industries, and economic climates.

People often refer to Akili as being “just different” – that’s OK, we know we’re different in quite a number of ways. And our clients invariably trust us because of this difference.

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Employee Spotlight: Meet Aline Koch

Whether it’s managing big tasks at the office or family functions at home, Project Manager Aline Koch keeps herself busy, but very organized. We spoke with her to learn more about her role and the life she leads outside of the office.

What’s your role at Akili and the most satisfying aspect about it?

I am a Project Manager at Akili, which appeals to me because I love to organize everything. It’s very satisfying to see people adopting something that I had a hand in creating. Our customers’ excitement when embracing whatever it is that we have for them, and running with it, gives me a sense of accomplishment.

How did you become interested in your line of work?

I actually moved into IT during the dot-com craze. I started out as an Oracle DBA and Business Objects developer. I moved on to Data Warehousing and almost any tool that could be associated with ETL or reporting. I enjoyed analyzing, solution development, and basically solving a puzzle. This led me to being a Data Architect, Director of Business Intelligence, and other data-related positions. When I began at Akili, I was a Data Architect and I would PM as needed. As the need for PM’s grew, I moved into my role as a PM. It is just another aspect of problem-solving: How do I accomplish this goal with the resources, budget, and timeline presented? I love what I do.

What’s a memory that stood out to you at Akili?

I remember the first Halloween at Akili after I started. The costumes were very funny, irreverent, intellectually challenging, and elaborate. I remember thinking what a great group of people to hang out with. All of us work hard, but we truly believe in balancing our lives by having fun too.

In your opinion, what makes Akili different?

I believe that Akili is different because of the partnership we offer our clients. Our leadership team truly embraces the concept of partnering with our clients. This is the first company I’ve worked for that will actually turn down a client engagement or go to a simpler, less expensive solution if that is what is right for the clients. This leads to strong loyalty with our clients and per one of our clients, they trust us to choose what is right for them as we will give them the unvarnished truth. We end up with long-term strategic clients because of this.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I’m mostly involved in volunteering for all my kids’ activities. There are only so many years that kids want their parents involved in their lives, so I want to stay as involved as they will let me be. I have 3 teenagers who are all great kids. The older 2 are in Marching Band, which is strangely more intense than football… in Texas …yes, I know that means that it is insane. They went to state on Nov. 8!

My husband and I have to schedule our date nights to make sure we have time alone. We’ve done creative things like a cooking class, dinner clubs with friends, scuba-diving weekend, vacation to Disney World without the kids (I highly recommend this), and lots of other fun weekend getaways.

We have an incredibly large family, which means we have a lot of family events. I have 20 first cousins, and my husband has 12. The photo is just some of my French family that was in town to give you an idea.

What keeps you motivated?

I enjoy the challenge and love walking into new projects. Getting a new project with a new objective is like giving me a favorite piece of candy. I’m a data geek at heart and love to find a way to get the end result accomplished.

Tell us about some of the greatest advice you’ve ever received.

The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer.

Essentially, this is what consultants do. We find a way to do what is asked of us, even if it seems impossible.

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My First 90 Days at Akili: Anali Rosas

 

By Anali Rosas | Anaplan Consultant

When I first started at Akili, my initial impression was, “Wow, everyone here is so incredibly talented. They work hard AND have fun doing it.” As simple as it sounds, it’s a rare combination to find in a corporate job. From the very first day, I was motivated to work and learn everything I could from my colleagues.

And so far, my impression has not changed.

At other companies, seeing an email from the CEO might just be another state of the company address, automated message sent by the executive administrator, or worse – a bearer of bad news. At Akili, you can expect anything from Shiek, like an email blast challenging all of us to a month of burpees. The entire office keeps it light, which makes it enjoyable to come in every day.

When everybody outside of Akili asks how I like my new gig, I respond the same each time – “I’m still waiting for the catch!” There’s always a catch, but not at Akili. I really appreciate the open door policy we have here. There’s a sense of community and accountability from top down.

Beforehand, I was in a completely different field, so I knew starting a job in a new field would be a challenge. My life so far at Akili has been a steep learning curve, which keeps me on my toes! It has been a humbling experience. There’s always something to learn from someone and I definitely do not take my job for granted.

As for the future, I’m looking forward to not being the “new” person anymore! Just kidding. I’m looking forward to participating in the Dallas marathon – our office is quite the competitive one, and we have two relay teams competing this year!

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Akili Core Values Series: Excellence

 

By David Allen | SAP S/4HANA Solutions

At Akili, we focus on aligning our people, processes, and delivery to customers around our core values. As we change and develop as a consulting company, the one constant is our allegiance to our value system. In this post on our core values, I have the opportunity to discuss excellence, which we describe as:

Excellence: Mediocrity is not an option. We prize innovation and consistently strive to better our standards for speed, efficiency, and quality.

In no way do we take excellence as an attribute of being better than someone else or better than another company. In fact, our goal with excellence is to be humble, since there is always room for improvement. To be excellent is to define a point in time and at Akili, our goal is to innovate and consistently strive for more. There is a quote by Aristotle that states:

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”

In fact, excellence is the outcome of excelling at a combination of other habits in the workplace. So, what is Akili doing day-to-day to achieve excellence?

Akili focuses on delivering business value and not just technology solutions. Business value is focused on the people, the process, and the technology. In any project, these three components are impacted differently, but all of them are impacted with every project. Our goal with our delivery methodology at Akili is to ensure the customer has complete transparency on that impact within each project.

An example of the ‘people side’ of the solution delivery can be described around the change management activity within a project. As with all projects, there is a limit to the available budget, timeline, or available resources. When there is a budget limitation, a customer may want to handle the change management requirements of the project directly. Many consulting firms will remove that scope from the project plan, but at Akili we simply change the ownership on the plan and continue to monitor the activity of the customer with our project manager. The success of the project will be graded on the entire project delivery, even when it may not be in Akili’s direct deliverables. No matter how well the technology solution that Akili delivers solves the problem, the technology will not be impactful unless the business understands that change and embraces it. It will not be impactful or achieve optimal business value unless it is balanced across the people, process, and technology. Our goal with our projects is to be an independent advisor that is accountable and results-oriented.

Akili chose excellence for a core value, not because it is easy to achieve, but because it is difficult. Success is shown each day by our customer’s commitment to utilize Akili for multiple projects, by the longevity of our team with a very low turnover rate, and by the recognition we receive by our community and partners.

When was the last time you looked at your consulting partner and thought they represented excellence?

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Akili Core Values Series: Intensity

 

By Shannon Bachar | Social Media & Content Specialist

Intensity: Work hard. Play hard. We push the envelope so we always know what we are truly capable of achieving.

At Akili, we don’t believe in comfort zones.

And honestly, that can be said about everything we do. Step inside our office for a day and you’ll see how we define intensity, because we don’t use that term loosely.

You’ll see our employees doing what we do best, turning data into information and knowledge. We’re always looking for new and better ways to compete like never before, with our clients at top of mind. It’s one differentiator that we take great pride in.

In my own work, I am often presented with turning around a proposal deck in a matter of days to meet the time frame of a client. This requires me to step up my performance to bring our brand to life and create something of value for our company. Being on the frontlines of change with my position gives me a true challenge, and makes me feel accomplished with all that I do. I think that’s something all of us employees feel at the end of the day.

We’re able to maintain our intensity at work because we play hard, too. We allow ourselves the chance to recharge so we can continue to perform to the best of our ability.

Our CEO recently challenged us to a 30-day burpee challenge to keep us moving during the slow, ‘dog days’ of summer. Whenever I stopped by the gym after work, I would see some fellow Akilians breaking a sweat to get their burpees in.

Why? Because we love to compete. We embrace intensity.

Each year, we also team up to run the Dallas marathon, and not because we have to. We do it because we want to. There’s no better feeling than the sense of accomplishment after going the extra mile (literally).

Chat with any of our employees about their hobbies and you’ll hear anything from climbing mountains to jiu-jitsu to running hundred-mile races. I couldn’t make this up.

These are the kind of traits that inspire me in work and play. These are the kind of people I want to surround myself with.

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Employee Spotlight: Meet Ben Goodson

As one of our remote employees in Colorado, Business Planning Consultant Ben Goodson knows what it takes to provide a solution that works well for your business. This week, we had the chance to learn more from him outside of his consulting knowledge and picked up some great insights and advice along the way.

What’s your role at Akili and the most satisfying aspect about it?

My role with Akili is a consultant on the Business Planning Team. What I find most satisfying about the role is the gratification to hand off projects that really provide a solution to a problem. It’s fulfilling knowing that your own hard work is being valued. In addition, this role has allowed me to grow within my career with new technologies and different platform exposure.

How did you become interested in your line of work?

It sort of fell into my lap. I originally was in an accounting role, which then moved into a FP&A position. While in this role at my former employer, they were implementing BPC. There was a need for a key business person and I filled that role. The more that I got involved with the system, the more I saw where I could hop between the true business functions and the IT faction. It allows for me to see more of the business and learn more about the given tool itself. It became a good fusion of business and tech.

What about Akili made you decide to join?

For me, it was the ability to see a variety of businesses and industries and get out of the monthly business financial grind. Since joining, I have been exposed to oil and gas, retail, construction, manufacturing and tech. I am a people person, so the ability to be able to interact not only with my fellow Akili-ans, but be exposed to a bunch of different clients works well for me.

What’s a memory that stood out to you at Akili?

Being someone who is outside of the home office in Dallas, I think that it was the first time that I made the trip to meet everyone in person. It was the overall hospitality and professionalism that I experienced on that first meeting that has stuck with me. It is sometimes difficult to sustain long-distance relationships, but every time that I am back in Dallas, it is like seeing a bunch of friends that you haven’t seen in a while.

In your opinion, what makes Akili different?

I think that there are a few things that really stick out: work-life balance and subject matter experts. The first is pretty clear-cut, but at Akili, it is true. When you say you are out of office, you can truly be off and it is respected in a very professional manner. The second is something that you realize rather quickly, the number of people on Akili’s team that are smart and knowledgeable, which is everyone that I have worked with. There have been times where I have run into an issue and you have a meeting of the minds. The specific knowledge of any number of people is very impressive and is something that makes me want to be better and know more. My fellow Akili-ans have helped me create some pretty cool solutions , so it is a true benefit to working with Akili.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Living in Colorado, I try to enjoy the outdoors with fly-fishing, golfing, gardening and snowboarding. Recently I have taken up woodworking as a new hobby, so that is a challenge when I can find the time.

(Left) Fly-fishing (Right) Snowboarding

What keeps you motivated?

I think that the internal drive to be able to solve a problem and be able to provide a solution that solves the problem, is something that drives me in all aspects of life. One of Akili’s core values is Excellence: Mediocrity is not an option. We prize innovation and consistently strive to better our standards for speed, efficiency and quality. This is a constant theme throughout all of our work and it makes me want to learn more and be a better consultant each day.

Tell us about some of the greatest advice you’ve ever received.

There are a few things that I try to instill in my life both personally and professionally; one, is to just be a nice person and the second, is to listen more. I think both of these are intertwined on a lot of levels, but you never know if someone is having a bad day or if there is something out of your control that is dictating a mood or response. To go along with that, and this is something that has helped me become a better consultant, is that if you allow a person to respond in full, then often times, they can provide a true answer you are looking for, without you having to interject an opinion that could veer things off course. These are easier said than done, but are little reminders to myself.

(Left) Telluride Blugrass Festival (Right) Chris Stapleton Concert at Redrocks (Bottom) Panorama of Redrocks
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Webinar Replay: The Roadmap to BW/4HANA

Miss our webinar on BW/4HANA? Catch the replay here:

Companies make decisions with the available data and that data is disaggregated across your SAP Business Warehouse, third party data warehouse solutions, and the thousands of excel files across the organization.

There is a better way with SAP’s release of BW/4HANA and the time to plan for this is now.

Watch our webinar to learn about:

  • The value of SAP BW/4HANA compared to SAP Business Warehouse
  • The difference of SAP HANA and SAP BW/4HANA
  • The roadmap to SAP BW/4HANA
  • AND the one thing SAP may not have told you about SAP BW/4HANA
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Employee Spotlight: Meet Jake Prince

With his knowledge and experience, Jake Prince knows the ins and outs of Anaplan to help keep your business at the top of its game. This week, we had the chance to learn about what keeps him motivated, what makes Akili different and more.

What’s your role at Akili and the most satisfying aspect about it?

I’m a consultant on the Business Planning Team, primarily responsible for building and supporting Anaplan models.  The most satisfying aspect of my job has been the diverse team that I work with.  It has been extremely rewarding to work with individuals who are dedicated to providing the best possible solutions to our clients, while also having a work-life balance, and always having fun.

How did you become interested in your line of work?

I’ve always been a people person, and someone who enjoys helping others with their problems.  I started my career as a financial analyst for a small tax company after finishing school, and after several years, the job became very repetitive from month to month.  I was ready for a new challenge where I engaged with people to address a client’s needs rather than being buried in my excel work all day.

What about Akili made you decide to join?

There are tons of reasons that I decided to join Akili, but I’m a firm believer in the 12 core values that Akili had laid out.  They served as a guide to let me know what kind of organization I was joining, and I knew I would fit right in.

What’s a memory that stood out to you at Akili?

In any organization, you will have employees who decide to look for new opportunities for growth, or seek out a new challenge.  However, at Akili, there have been at least 3 employees who left, worked a bit at their new job, and decided to return to Akili.  All of these individuals are excellent in their respective jobs and performance had no bearing on their return to Akili; it was simply the amazing culture and atmosphere that has been cultivated here.

In your opinion, what makes Akili different?

The culture – I’ve worked at places that say “We’re going to treat you like adults …” and “Work hard, play hard”, but mostly, it’s just lip service.  Here, the management team is focused on its employees, and it really shows in the culture.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

In my spare time, I enjoy playing guitar and piano, playing sand volleyball, going to live music events in Dallas, and traveling.  Also, I can’t forget about my Texas Longhorns!  Hook’em!

What keeps you motivated?

It is very rewarding to impact a client’s day to day work in a positive manner.  Delivering high quality solutions, and cutting down the time required to do a task from 1 week to 1 day, make the world of a difference to an organization.  I’m always looking for new ways to improve the quality of solutions delivered.

Tell us about some of the greatest advice you’ve ever received.

“Whether you think you can or cannot, you’re right.”  I try to keep this in mind throughout the day.  If you put your mind to something, you will be amazed at what you can do.  However, if you admit defeat right off the bat, you’ll never make any progress.

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Akili PHD: The Explorer

 

By Josh Fadley | ERP Practice Director

The best journeys help provide you answers that, in the beginning, you didn’t even think to ask.”

— Jeff Johnson, Adventurer, 180° South

One of my deepest passions in life is testing my limits and helping those around me to do the same. Regardless of race, religion, or creed it seems to me that there is an inherent call for us, as humans, to wander into the unknown in an attempt to challenge ourselves.

While I have been accused on several occasions (jokingly, I’m sure…) of having a sadomasochistic streak, I will own the fact that I enjoy watching myself and others suffer in a productive way. For example, many of the most joyous experiences I have shared with my children have resulted from seeing them struggle deeply with an intellectual, emotional, or physical challenge, and then watching them persevere through it.

But what is it that compels us to venture beyond our comfort zone? Legendary French alpinist Lionel Terray described mountain climbers as the “Conquistadors of the Useless” and I believe this term can be reasonably applied to a majority of pursuits in life (when going for a run, don’t we typically return right back to where we started?). Often at the end of a struggle, there may have been a zero net tangible change and the only thing that changed during that time was you.

This past summer, I had the privilege of leading my family on a self-supported trek in the Peruvian Andes on one the most strenuous adventures I have ever partaken. One particular day, after several extended days of hiking, my son decided he no longer wanted any of the local mules to pass him on the trail before we reached a particular pass in the mountains. He proceeded to spend the next three hours racing a set of mules over several miles and many thousands of feet of elevation gain. I have never seen him exert himself to that extent, and I have never seen him prouder of himself than when he reached the top of the pass.

And he still brags about that accomplishment today.

That is intensity. That is the passionate pursuit of excellence. Yes, the goal was completely arbitrary. And yet, aren’t most of our goals? We find something that we deem to have value and then must make a choice to compel ourselves forward, step-by-step, until we reach it. And yes, in the end what we have worked toward may not be as valuable as we originally thought and our net tangible change may ultimately be zero. But the end has never really been the point – it is always about the journey. The result of the perseverance is that we have reset our limits on what is “reasonable” and have discovered far more about ourselves than we ever thought we would.

How often, when we reflect back on our more lowly moments in life, do we realize that our greatest frustration and disappointment was borne from apathy rather than from a true challenge and the testing of our mettle?

For several of us at Akili, there has been an ongoing fascination with the Barkley Marathons, a race covering approximately 120 miles in the mountains of Tennessee with a cumulative elevation change totaling TWO TIMES that of climbing up and down Everest. This is a race in which few can enter and far fewer even come near the finish line. In over 30 years, out of approximately 1,000 incredible participants, only 15 unique individuals have completed the race to date.

In that documentary, a former competitor makes an offhanded comment that I find deeply profound when he says, quite simply, “I think we would all be better off with a little more suffering in our life”.

I believe all humans are hardwired to desire to challenge ourselves. Whether found in statements from a known atheist in Edward Abbey, who wrote, “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.”, or passages from the Christian Bible that describe, in Romans 5:3, that “we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance”, most human experience indicates that the most profound personal development comes from the most intense challenges we face.

Most simply, we can look at the foundation of physical strength development and the fundamentals of the human body for affirmation of this principle – we only grow stronger by tearing our muscles down. I believe this concept is baked into the very essence of our spirit and our souls.

Certainly, there are countless avenues through which people can identify their own physical and mental trials. While I often find my greatest opportunities for growth by traipsing through the wild world, whether it be running, hiking, trekking, or climbing, your area of passion may be something entirely different.

But, I would argue that desire is there for all of us. And I would encourage you to passionately pursue your own mountains.

In the words of Rudyard Kipling in his poem The Explorer:

“Something hidden. Go and find it. Go and look behind the Ranges—

“Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you. Go!”

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The Roadmap for BW/4HANA

By David Allen | SAP S/4HANA Solutions

September is the start of planning season for most companies. Everyone is gathering data to support the 2018 budget proposal and that data is located throughout the company. SAP data is being reported through the SAP Business Warehouse, existing planning data may be on a separated SAP Business Warehouse environment, non-SAP data may be aggregated in a separate data warehouse, and then there are the thousands of offline reports compiled manually in excel. Unfortunately, this disaggregated view on data management and analysis is common across companies, but there is a better way with SAP’s release of BW/4HANA and the time to plan for this is now.

SAP BW/4HANA is a next generation data warehouse that is built entirely on SAP HANA, the advance in-memory platform. SAP BW/4HANA offers enhanced data modeling and governance, high-performance solution development, a modern user experience, and incredible flexibility including the management of SAP data, third party data, and unstructured data on a single platform.  A key difference of SAP BW/4HANA compared to other data warehouse solutions is that SAP BW/4HANA does not focus on centralizing and duplicating data but connecting data in a logical format to streamline the reporting, to eliminate the data silos, and to ensure data is tuned for results and cost.

SAP focuses on four key themes when discussing the changes in SAP BW/4HANA.

Most of these are achieved by leveraging the capabilities in the SAP HANA in-memory platform and removing any previous redundancies that were required in a traditional database approach. This eliminated millions of lines of code between the warehouse and the database and interweaves SAP’s Business Warehouse into SAP HANA. Furthermore, SAP BW/4HANA leverages the SAP HANA development environment, is enhanced from the advance analytics in SAP HANA specific libraries including predictive modeling and machine learning, and can be deployed in an on-premise or cloud-based environment.

One of the key questions asked by our customer is … What is the migration strategy to SAP BW/4HANA?

SAP provides several approaches to the transition to SAP BW/4HANA but ultimately, the decision will be very personal for each company based upon how they are currently utilizing SAP Business Warehouse and other enterprise data warehouse solutions. SAP currently documents three core approaches.

 

New Implementation or Fresh Start approach is a straight forward scenario for companies that never utilized SAP Business Warehouse or believe their past approach will be very different to their future plans. As companies focus on data as more of an asset to their future decisions and not just an outcome, this approach will be very common for companies.

System Conversion approach is an in-place conversion and focuses on a full system conversion of an existing SAP Business Warehouse environment. This requires the SAP Business Warehouse to be on SAP HANA prior to converting to SAP BW/4HANA.

Landscape Transformation approach is a remote conversion of an existing SAP Business Warehouse environment(s). It is based upon a new installation of SAP BW/4HANA and the existing SAP Business Warehouse environment is converted into the new SAP BW/4HANA environment. This conversion is best when the company is focused on a carve out or consolidation scenario for the current SAP Business Warehouse environment. A consolidation scenario could be for regional SAP Business Warehouse environments or if the company has SAP Business Warehouse solutions focused by use. This can include having specific solutions for Business Objects reporting or having a separate SAP BPC landscape.

Many companies will look at the transition to SAP BW/4HANA as a technical project that needs to be scheduled as part of an overall SAP upgrade strategy. First thing to note is that you can start the transition to SAP BW/4HANA prior to deciding on what to do with SAP S/4HANA. SAP Business Warehouse is setup in a separate environment and can be accelerated to achieve success on the analytics front.  Second thing to note is that SAP BW/4HANA is not just a technical project, but a tremendous business value driver when people think of data as a core asset to predicting the future of the company. When thinking about SAP BW/4HANA, think of the outcomes your company requires and not the technology stack. SAP BW/4HANA is focused on tuning your company’s data across your company’s environment and driving real business results.

Overall, the start to a modern data warehouse will be different for each company. To help you in understanding more about your company’s roadmap to SAP BW/4HANA, I encourage you to participate in our webinar on Thursday, September 28, 2018 or contact us at info@akili.com to discuss an assessment of your current environment and data strategy.