This analysis is based on a Computer Economics survey of more than 200 IT organizations and compares statistics from organizations of various sizes.
We also provide data on the return on investment (ROI) that these organizations experience, along with in-depth cost analyses of expected and actual ownership costs of application consolidation.
More than three-quarters have some application consolidation effort in progress.
Research is underway at 22% of the respondent organizations, and another 22% are in the implementation stage.
Application consolidation has already taken place at 33% of the sites: 12% do not plan further consolidation, but 21% are still increasing their consolidation efforts.
The full version of this report investigates the payoffs and risks associated with application consolidation and provides recommendations derived from our findings.
If we were to follow the superset approach for this object, the consolidated BW system will have 0MATERIAL with attributes attr1, attr2, attr3, attr4, attr5 and attr6.
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From the approach point of view, there can be two ways The concept of superset approach is quite simple – Create a single object and include attributes used in all other BW systems, so that we have a single object to cover up all attributes.
For example, for the master data 0MATERIAL from BW1 system has attributes attr1, attr2, and attr3.