The authors of »SAP BW/4HANA«

Jesper Christensen

Jesper Christensen, a senior partner at COMERIT, Inc., was part of the SAP BW Regional Implementation group at SAP that initially rolled out SAP BW. He is an internationally recognized subject matter expert in business intelligence, a contributing author to international BI journals, and a frequent speaker at SAP and BI-related conferences. His leadership at COMERIT helped Tetra Pak win the Gartner Award of BI Excellence in 2009. Jesper has helped many global companies migrate their SAP BW system to SAP HANA including optimizing the systems for migration to SAP BW/4HANA.

Joe Darlak

Joe Darlak, associate partner at COMERIT, Inc., has been successfully implementing SAP BW for clients since 1998, including multiple large-scale, full life-cycle global rollouts. He has significant experience increasing the capacity, reliability, and performance of SAP BusinessObjects BI systems, defining and implementing processes and controls to stabilize service and mitigate risk, and improving the competency and skill sets of implementation and client service teams. Recently, he has architected one of the largest SAP BW migrations to SAP HANA on record and has been instrumental in defining best practices for SAP HANA at Fortune Global 100 clients.

Riley Harrington

Riley Harrington is a senior SAP BASIS associate with COMERIT, Inc. He is the system administrator for COMERIT’s infrastructure, in support of remote development, testing, and training services. Riley is experienced in migrations, installations, upgrades and troubleshooting of SAP HANA, SAP BW, SAP ERP, SAP Solution Manager, SAP BusinessObjects, Tableau Server and VMware. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy's submarine force and received a bachelor of science in management information systems from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Kong Li

Kong Li is the BI technical manager and architect for SAP BW, SAP HANA, and SAP BusinessObjects at FMC Technologies. He is certified SAP BW consultant with more than 14 years’ experience with global BI implementations. He has led successful upgrades and migrations of SAP BW 7.30 to SAP BW 7.40 and SAP BW powered by SAP HANA. He has worked with the architecture and implementation of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence, SAP HANA development, and big data.

Marcos Poles

Marcos Poles is a senior SAP solution architect, SAP certified consultant, and author of articles published in international BI journals. Marcos started his SAP career in 1996, SAP Academy instructor in 1998, and subsequently dedicated to manage and deliver SAP HANA, SAP BW, and BI integrated solutions for large corporations in Americas and Europe covering major business processes of Financials & Controlling, Supply Chain, and Sales & Marketing including Customer Activity Repository (SAP CAR), Demand Signal Management (SAP DSiM), and Demand Planning (SAP APO).
Marcos Poles achieved management positions in Accenture and Deloitte and his education background includes Bachelor in Physics and Master Business Administration in Information Technology both from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Christian Savelli

Christian Savelli is a senior information engineer and business intelligence solution architect and has had several articles published in international BI journals. He holds multiple SAP certifications covering SAP HANA, SAP BW and SAP ERP applications and has expertise in managing all aspects of the information creation process, utilizing SAP BusinessObjects BI technologies to satisfy strategic, analytical and reporting needs. During the last two decades, Chris Savelli has managed, led and delivered several, large-scale SAP BusinessObjects BI initiatives for companies across the globe, including the Americas, Europe and the Pacific region.
Chris Savelli started his career at SAP in 1998 and subsequently held senior level positions at consulting companies Deloitte and Accenture. His education background includes a bachelor of science in robotics engineering and a master of science in nioengineering from the University of Sao Paulo, as well as a postgraduate diploma in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

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    SAP BW: Administration and Performance Optimization

    Joe Darlak, Jesper Christensen

    652 pages, hardcover

    Maintaining a high-performing SAP BW system is one part precise administration and one part ongoing tuning—and this book, up to date for SAP BW 7.40, is your guide to both. Throughout the implementation process, from landscape architecture to initial system More about the book

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    • Architect an SAP BW 7.40 system for optimal performance
    • Explore step-by-step instructions for administration tasks performed daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly
    • Employ best practices for optimizing query and report performance and designing performance-driven data models