Information Technology Instruments

  • Marco Meier
  • Werner Sinzig
  • Peter Mertens
Part of the SAP Excellence book series (SAPE)


At the start of the nineties it became clear that saving data for decision-making purposes had to be done in a different way to that for operational processing purposes (Becker/Priemer 1994), and so the term “Data Warehouse” was coined (also called “Information Warehouse”). This describes an “orderly, cross-function and cross-company data collection that is aimed at business objects, for example, customers over the period of several years” (Martin/von Maur 1997).


Data Warehouse Business Intelligence Analytical Application System Personal Digital Assistant Star Schema 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Meier
    • 1
  • Werner Sinzig
    • 2
  • Peter Mertens
    • 3
  1. 1.FORWINNürnbergGermany
  2. 2.SAP AGWalldorfGermany
  3. 3.Bereich Wirtschaftsinformatik IFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergNürnbergGermany

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