Showing how Slick Dashboards can be Built on SAP Data for a Major Multinational

Our client is a consumer packaged goods manufacturer with a global presence in the food and drinks sectors amongst others. The company is one of the largest in the world delivering products to millions of customers in over 100 countries every day. There is a constant demand from company managers for well-presented robust business intelligence with fast response times.

The Vision

The objective was to build a proof of concept to show how quickly Management Dashboards could be built in Design Studio, while ensuring fast response times and an intuitive interface. To achieve this, Thorogood took on the task of replicating an existing Consumer Contact dashboard in Design Studio, while taking advantage of the performance of SAP HANA. As an extension to the original solution, our client was interested in enabling the dashboard to be viewed on mobile devices through a browser.

Delivering the Vision

An existing Consumer Contact dashboard was chosen as the focal point of the exercise. Thorogood re-modeled the data to suit the technologies. We moved business logic that was previously managed in the front-end into the centrally managed SAP HANA layer, and achieved additional performance benefits.

Thorogood re-built the front-end using the modern, clean SAP Design Studio interface, enabling the data to be viewed and interrogated by managers through browsers on a variety of devices from desktops to mobile devices.

Data is reported in 3 main dashboards, a summary level, an analysis level, with the option to drill down to the data in detail.

Summary dashboard:


Analysis dashboard:



Our client was happy that the proof of concept met the objectives, and the IT department are now planning the use of Design Studio for other BI applications within the organization.