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With PRIMEFLEX for SAP HANA, Publiacqua consolidates all business intelligence environments

"SAP® HANA™ will allow us to bring in operating and management reporting, while cutting development times and associated infrastructure costs, thereby improving business reporting performance"

Luciano Caroti, Head of IT Systems, Publiacqua S.p.A.

The Customer

Since 1 January 2002, Publiacqua S.p.A. has been contracted to manage the integrated water services for Italy’s ‘Local Authority Water Board No 3 – Medio Valdarno’. The company has 648 employees, turns over € 160 million and provides services across four Italian provinces (Florence, Prato, Pistoia and Arezzo) and 49 municipalities, serving around 1,277,000 people across more than 380,000 properties. Publiacqua’s role ranges from producing and selling drinking water, to filtering and managing sewers, chemical and biological laboratory checks, and the assessment and management of partnerships pertaining to its core business.

The challenge

Publiacqua launched a technology audit with an eye to building a business intelligence environment that is flexible, fast and helps optimise business processes. The main goal of the project was to consolidate operating and management reporting – together with strategic planning – within a single data warehouse architecture capable of handling a growing number of users.

The solution

SAP HANA® was integrated into existing SAP systems using a multi-node configuration, allowing the client to use business warehouse datasets that will run faster thanks to SAP HANA®. At the same time, development tools will be used to gradually build an application architecture, which is both robust and flexible.

The benefit

  • Consolidation of business intelligence environments
  • Faster and more flexible reporting
  • A greater number of users can access the system
  • The TCO of business intelligence infrastructure has fallen
  • Guaranteed system recovery in the event of component fail

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