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Use this data warehouse requirements questionnaire self assessment tool to rate yourself against other companies.  This business intelligence requirements questionnaire is designed to help you assign a numerical score to your current use of data to inform and drive business process performance.  Once you complete the questionnaire, you'll get your benchmark results immediately which will look like the image below.

SAP BW Diagnostic Tool Output

When giving yourself a rating using this SAP survey tool, focus on the business processes you use within your companies.  This tool has been designed as a data warehouse requirements questionnaire as part of a comprehensive requirements gathering process.  When used by SAP BW/HANA architects, it can help you design a robust analytic platform that allows you predict and achieve business success.    

Information is a key asset of every company. Many companies have spent years investing in the development of their data warehouse, yet may not have much to show for it.   

Using this SAP BW self assessment tool, you should ask yourself if your information management capabilities are truly designed to deliver insight to your business as and when needed.

Depending on your results, you may find that your information is siloed, and that many of your business processes could be substantially improved by using a datawarehouse. 

KPI Design Key Input 

This survey is also typically used as part of your business reporting requirements definition process.  It's also a key input developing your SAP reporting strategy.  Ultimately it should be a key input into developing your SAP BW technical specification.  It will also point you in the right direction when it comes to designing your business ratio formulas.  It will surface dashboard usability issues in that an honest assessment reveals user satisfaction with existing systems and performance.  It is also useful as a CRM diagnostic tool input in that your SAP BW datawarehouse is a key component of successfully using SAP CRM or Hubspot or Salesforce CRM.

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