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  • SAP BW OverviewPennsylvania State Systemof Higher Education

  • AgendaReporting ComparisonBW OverviewBW Landscape & ArchitectureBW Reporting ToolsBusiness ContentBW WebsiteOnline ResourcesDiscussions/ Q&A

  • Reporting Comparison Line Item Analysis

    Delivered Reports

    Basic Reporting or Predefined (requires ABAP programmers)

    Consumes Resources from Transaction Processing

    Real-time Analysis

    Function Specific Relational & Multidimensional Analysis

    Delivered Reports (aka Business Content)

    Ad hoc or Predefined (can be designed by users)

    Significantly Faster Processing

    Current (according to update schedule) & Historical Analysis

    Cross Functional

  • BW OverviewThe Business Information Warehouse (BW) is SAPs architectural solution for data warehousing. Seamless integration with R/3Built-in functionality that substantially reduces DW design, development and maintenanceBW is a separate system from the R/3 transaction processing systemBW data structures are optimized for reporting data efficiently and quickly (analytical processing).R/3 data structures are optimized for recording data efficiently and quickly (transaction processing).

  • State System BW Landscape BW DevDB1BW QAQB1BW PRDPB1SAP R/3DV1DR1DC1SAP R/3QA2QR1QC1SAP R/3PRDPR1PC1DataDataDataBW TRNTB1BW SBSB1SAP R/3TRNTR1TC1SAP R/3 SF1SR1

    DataData

  • Basic BW ArchitectureODSInfoCubeNon-SAP Data Sources(Flat file, XMLor DBConnect)BExWebBasedBExData DetailBusiness ContentSAP R/3SAP-BWData SourcesBusiness Explorer Tools

  • BW Reporting ToolsBusiness Explorer (BEx) Query Designer

    MS-Excel-Based Analyzer (Web or GUI)

    Formatted Reporting

    Web Application Designer

  • Business Explorer (BEx) AnalyzerQueries and solution workbooks embedded in MS Excel

    Excel functionality can be utilized (calculations, charts, VBA programming, etc.)

    Queries are refreshed at each run; workbooks provide pre-calculated queries

    Incorporates BW Security and, therefore, eliminates the need for an additional layer of security at the reporting level

    Seamless integration with BEx Analyzer for the Web

  • GUI Based or

    SAP Menu Bar Add-in

  • Web-Based

  • What is Business Content?

    Advantages of using Business ContentPre-Configured SAP-delivered objects allow rapid development (DataSources, Transfer Structures, ODSs, InfoCubes, Queries, etc.)Based on Best Practices

    A solution to build uponProvides a good baseline for enhancements of functionality and data models.

  • http://www.sytecpa.org/BW/index.asp

  • Online ResourcesSAP Online Documentation - help.sap.comService Marketplace - service.sap.comOSS NotesInstallation and upgrade infoSAP Developers Network - sdn.sap.comOnline ForumsHow TosSAP Fans www.sapfans.com

  • QUESTIONS

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