How PwC Connects Data Globally With SAP Data Warehouse Cloud
Consolidating, harmonizing, and understanding different data sources in the cloud
PwC works with nearly every company on the Fortune 500 and tens of thousands of other companies to provide audit, assurance, consulting, and tax services. PwC prides itself on solving important problems, and data is an integral part of the problem-solving process.
The data generated from all of PwC's service lines is as essential as they are sensitive. That's why they need to be able to access data easily and securely. To make this happen, PwC began embarking on a cloud strategy to renew their underlying tech platform across the entire company. They chose SAP Data Warehouse Cloud to make this possible.
less manual effort
faster provision of information
Defining the Data Problem
Over the years, the offices in the 150+ countries where PwC operates, implemented their own solutions for handling data. While each solution works for the individual country, synchronizing data between countries is a time-consuming process. There are so many different systems in place from different vendors.
To accomplish synchronization, the data from different siloed country databases would need to be extracted out of each system and then manually harmonized. It all works, but all takes too much time and effort.
Efficiency is the goal, so PwC wanted a solution to bring all this data together in an optimized way. Importantly, they also wanted to integrate their existing systems into the solution. They already use SAP BW in some regions, which has proven to be a very effective tool.
At PwC, our best asset is our people. Now, our people are even more efficient thanks to SAP Data Warehouse Cloud. Connecting all this data from around the world has had an enormous impact on our business users.
Stefan Frühauf, Partner and Global and Leadership Team Member at PwC