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Business Information Warehouse (BW)

Definition - What does Business Information Warehouse (BW) mean?

Business Information Warehouse is a business intelligence software product from the German company SAP. It uses database resources to provide assistance with business intelligence analysis and decision making. It also provides different reporting tools and modeling applications for handling business data.

Techopedia explains Business Information Warehouse (BW)

SAP is a company that offers various applications and services based on its R/3 system. SAP products are used for financial management, operations planning, document archiving, etc. These products run under Windows and use a conventional client/server model.

Business Information Warehouse includes features for automated data extraction, a metadata repository, administrative tools and a Web dashboard. It is optimized for R/3, but is not limited to this design. SAP's Business Application Programming Interface (BAPI) allows connecting the program to applications outside of the R/3 system.

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