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  • Best Practices for Integrating SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) and SAP ERP (Session Code : 0303)

    Ingo Hilgefort, Director, Customer Engagement and Projects SAP BusinessObjects (Canada) (SAP Mentor)

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    Disclaimer

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    Agenda

    SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP ERP Data Connectivity and Meta-Data Support Performance Considerations

    SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP NetWeaver BW Supporting BEx Query Elements Prompting using SAP Variables Performance Considerations Hierarchical Reporting Capabilities Best Practices on BEx Query Design

    Roadmap Update

  • SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP ERPData Connectivity and Meta-Data Support

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    SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP ERPData Connectivity and Meta-Data Support

    Semantic Layer Access to SAP ERP Classic InfoSets ABAP Functions ABAP Query

    Direct Access to SAP ERPCrystal Reports 2011 InfoSets, ABAP Functions, Tables, and ABAP Queries

    Transient Provider Leverage the local BI Client from your ERP System Allows to leverage classic InfoSets as data source Allows to leverage a BEx Query with direct access to

    ERP data using the BICS interface

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    SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP ERPData Connectivity and Meta-Data Support

    Semantic Layer Data Foundation ABAP Functions are grouped by Function Group Each Table and Export is shown as separate table in the Data

    Foundation Input parameters from the ABAP Function are mapped to Input

    Columns

    InfoSets are grouped first by Global / Local area Entry INFOSET is listing all InfoSets All other entries represent User Groups listing the InfoSet queries Selections from the InfoSet which are not included in the

    InfoSet fields will result in Input Columns

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    InfoSet in SAP ERP InfoSet in Universe

    SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP ERPData Connectivity and Meta-Data Support

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    ABAP Function in SAP ERP ABAP Function in Universe

    SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP ERPData Connectivity and Meta-Data Support

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    Crystal Reports & ABAP List Viewer (ALV) This integration becomes available with SAP Business Suite Innovation 2010 (ERP 6.0 EHP 05 / NW

    7.02) You will be able to use Crystal Reports objects as layout option for Web Dynpro ALV and SAP GUI ALV

    layouts You will be able to create Crystal Reports objects as templates for all users Crystal Reports objects become part of the software logistics of the ALV

    SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP ERPData Connectivity and Meta-Data Support

  • SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP ERPPerformance Considerations

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    SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP ERPPerformance Considerations

    Performance Considerations In cases where the required data is available via more than one ABAP Function or InfoSet, consider to

    create one source = one new InfoSet or one new ABAP function, combining the data. Leverage scheduling from the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform to off load the work for those reports

    that are not needed in real time

    Current Limitation In cases where your source (InfoSet or ABAP Function) already contains input parameters or selections

    creating List of Values becomes difficult You can leverage additional InfoSets or ABAP Functions to provide the list of values You can create new InfoSets or ABAP Functions without any input parameters and create the parameters

    in the Universe

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    Universes, Initial reports + Dashboards

    DB schema + Data Models

    SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP ERPPerformance Considerations

    Easily modifiable templates that combine domain knowledge and best practices in data extraction and data modeling to produce customizable reporting content for quick and easy SAP analytical implementations

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    SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP HANA Analytics Foundation

    Instantaneous transactions -results-to-actions

    Empowerment for front-line employees

    Unified view of operations without delay

    Out-of-the-Box

    Custom-built

    Open Interface

    Customer Extensions

    Personalized Views

    Personalized Views

    Personalized Views

    Private ViewsPrivate Views

    Reuse ViewsReuse Views

    Physical TablesPhysical Tables

    SAP-delivered

    Query Views

    SAP HANA Analytics Foundation (VDM)

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    SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP HANA Analytics Foundation

    Immediate rollout with no integration challenges

    Rapid Deployment Solutions

    Easy extension and customization

    Personalized Views

    Personalized Views

    Personalized Views

    Private ViewsPrivate Views

    Reuse ViewsReuse Views

    Physical TablesPhysical Tables

    SAP-delivered

    Query Views

    Customer Extensions

    SAP HANA Analytics Foundation (VDM)

    SAP BusinessObjects BISAP BusinessObjects BI

  • SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP NetWeaver BWSupport for BEx Query Elements across the BI Suite

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    Direct Access

    SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP NetWeaver BWData Connectivity Options

    ReportingReporting

    Authored Access

    BI Consumer Services (BICS)

    SAP NetWeaver BW

    SAP HANA

    InfoProvider

    BEx Query

    BI 4.x Relational Universe (UNX)XI 3.1 OLAP Universe (UNV)

    Crystal ReportsCrystal Reports Web IntelligenceWeb Intelligence

    BI4 Relational Universe (UNX) access to BEx Queries requires SAP BW 7.3x and SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1

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    Direct Access

    SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP NetWeaver BWData Connectivity Options

    Authored Access

    BI Consumer Services (BICS)

    SAP NetWeaver BW

    SAP HANA

    InfoProvider

    BEx Query

    BI 4.x Relational Universe (UNX)XI 3.1 OLAP Universe (UNV)

    Discovery and AnalysisDiscovery and Analysis

    Visual IntelligenceVisual Intelligence ExplorerExplorer AnalysisAnalysis

    JDBC

    BI4 Relational Universe (UNX) access to BEx Queries requires SAP BW 7.3x and SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1

    Planned as part of 4.1

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    Direct Access

    SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP NetWeaver BWData Connectivity Options

    Authored Access

    BI Consumer Services (BICS)

    SAP NetWeaver BW

    SAP HANA

    InfoProvider

    BEx Query

    BI 4.x Relational Universe (UNX)XI 3.1 Relational Universe (UNV)

    Dashboards and AppsDashboards and Apps

    DashboardsDashboardsDesign StudioDesign Studio

    BI4 Relational Universe (UNX) access to BEx Queries requires SAP BW 7.3x and SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1

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    SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x & SAP NetWeaver BWData Connectivity Options

    Direct dimensional access to your BEx Queries No need to create a Universe Support of hierarchies and dimensional metadata

    Hierarchical query panel Member selector Hierarchical navigation Member functions

    Hierarchical report output Hierarchical columns Fold unfold Level totals Hierarchical graphics Multi-da