SAP NetWeaver BW What’s new with SAP NetWeaver BW 7.

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SAP NetWeaver BW Solution Management April 2010

Disclaimer

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Goal of this presentation

Scope: This presentation provides an overview on the planned new capabilities of SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3. In addition the major enhancements delivered with the Enhancement Package 1 for SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 are included in this presentation at the end of the individual chapters. Those functionalities will be part of SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 as well.

Target audience: Internal and external - familiarity with SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 as a prerequisite

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Executive Summary

Major benefits of SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 are:

Enhanced Scalability & Performance for faster decision making
Remarkably accelerated data loads Next level of performance for BW Accelerator Teradata and HP Neoview supported as additional databases for SAP NetWeaver BW

Increased flexibility by further integration of SAP BusinessObjects BI and EIM tools
Optimized integration of SAP BusinessObjects BI Tools Xcelsius, WebI Tighter integration with SAP BusinessObjects Data Services Tighter Integration with SAP BusinessObjects Metadata Management

Reduced TCO and higher development efficiency
Automated data flow design tools Graphical data modeling and best practice data modeling patterns

Simplified configuration and operations
Admin Cockpit integrated into SAP Solution Manager Wizard based system configuration

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SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 Overview
Scalable data models with built-in Semantic Partitioned Object (SPO) Optimized load performance for DataStore Objects and Master Data

Performance & Scalability

Enhanced built-in analytical capabilities for SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator BWA-based reporting on Data Store Objects (via Hybridprovider) Query as an InfoProvider enabled for mass data handling

Integration with BusinessObjects

Optimized integration of SAP BusinessObjects BI Tools Xcelsius, WebI Tighter integration with SAP BusinessObjects Data Services Tighter Integration with SAP BusinessObjects Metadata Management

Combining real-time transactional data with historical data via HybridProvider Smarter data flow modeling with remarkably reduced manual effort

Development Efficiency

Hierarchies integrated into SAP NetWeaver BW 7.x data flow Flexible modeling environment for analytical indices ABAP based Planning Modeler w/o requiring a Java stack

Simplified configuration & operations

Faster system set-up with a wizard-based system configuration Enhanced monitoring capabilities with new content for SAP NetWeaver BW Administration Cockpit and integration in SAP Solution Manager

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Agenda

BusinessObjects Integration Enterprise Data Warehousing SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator SAP NetWeaver BW Integrated Planning

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BusinessObjects Integration SAP BusinessObjects Information Management (IM)

SAP BusinessObjects Data Services SAP BusinessObjects Data Services

Release:

Release:

XI 3.2/ XI 3.2/ BW 7.0 BW 7.0

Subsequent Next major major XI release / XI Release/ BW 7.3 BW 7.3

Tighter integration of BusinessObjects Data Services into extended SAP NetWeaver BW data flow concept (DataServices to support BW 7.x DataSource concept) New Source System type in BW: ‘Data Services’ with access to Data Services ‘data stores’ and generation of Data Services data flows (i.e. simple dataflow from data store to BW DataSource) Execute and control process chains from SAP BusinessObjects Data Services to extract data via Open Hub Service SAP BusinessObjects Data Services to schedule loading processes of SAP NetWeaver BW

SAP BusinessObjects Metadata Management SAP BusinessObjects Metadata Management

Release:

Release:

XI 3.1/ XI 3.1/ BW 7.0 BW 7.0

Planned Next of as part major XIQ2 2011// ICC 4.0 for release BW 7.3 BW7.3

Extend existing BOMM data lineage and impact analysis: include detailed mapping information from source to target Change impact analysis between SAP NetWeaver BW objects such as DataStore objects, InfoSets, BEx Queries, and InfoCubes End-to-end capabilities for all data sources through SAP BusinessObjects Data Services End-user access to data lineage information for trusted SAP NetWeaver BW deployment
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Key features SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 EhP 1 SAP BusinessObjects Integration Business Intelligence
Optimized integration of SAP Business Objects BI Tools

SAP BusinessObjects WebIntelligence (EhP 1 / SP 3)
Performance optimizations for MDX Statements SQL access via SAP BusinessObjects DataFederator

SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius (EhP 1 / SP 5)
Xcelsius to leverage SAP NetWeaver BW BICS (BI Consumer Service Interface) for a direct and lean access to data of SAP NetWeaver BW

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Agenda

BusinessObjects Integration Enterprise Data Warehousing SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator SAP NetWeaver BW Integrated Planning

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Enterprise Data Warehousing Performance & Scalability
Enhanced modeling capabilities to increase scalability, flexibility and reduce total cost of development
Semantic Partitioning
Semantic Partitioned Object (SPO) as a single point of entry for creation and easy administration of the semantic partitioned data model Wizard based partitioning of InfoCubes and DataStore objects along criteria such as calendar year or region to manage high volume data across different time zones. Easy set-up of multiple time-based partitions with a minimum of manual effort Reduces TCO to define and manage scalable data models also when it comes to re-model the partitions (because only the Reference structure needs to be changed) Automated generation of corresponding modeling objects like Data Transfer Processes (including respective filter criteria depending on the data target) and Transformations as well as a process chain. Good Query performance by leveraging SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator as well as partition pruning when accessing partitioned InfoCubes Semantic Partitioned Object can be embedded into a MultiProvider Integration of Data Archiving /Near Line Storage to archive SPO Define partitions by customer coding (Business Add-Ins) e.g. flexibly apply rolling time window scenarios to partitions

Semantic Partitioned Object (SPO)

Partition 1

Partition 2

Partition n

Reference Structure

Source1

Source2

Source3

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Enterprise Data Warehousing Performance & Scalability
Accelerated data loads for DataStore Objects and master data
DataStore objects
Partitioning: Support database partitioning by time characteristics Remodeling for DataStore objects Performance enhancements:
Activation is changed from single lookups to package fetch of active table Runtime option “Unique data records only” prevents look-ups during activation, e.g. in case of initial loads

Performance gain for package fetch (lab results)
Avg. 20 – 40% improvement, Max. improvement measured – 2.5x faster Varies by data profile (#inserts/updates/deletes) and database platform

New rule-type for Transformations: ‘Read from DataStore’ for an optimized data look-up to DataStore objects in data bse and Near-Line Storage

Master data
Optimized delta load for master data due to package fetch instead of single look-ups Optimizes Init-load runtime option “insert only” prevents look-ups during activation

Near-Line Storage (NLS)
Integration into Data Mart Layer (Support of MultiProviders) Enable NLS in Query properties from BEx Query Designer (not necessary to do this in RSRT anymore) Selections on navigational attributes will be passed to NLS NLS can be attached to Semantic Partitioned Objects

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Enterprise Data Warehousing Performance & Scalability
Expanding the data warehouse landscape with support for Teradata and HP Neoview
SAP NetWeaver BW running on the Teradata and HP Neoview databases
Consolidates data on one database platform, while lowering cost of ownership Seamlessly integrate SAP content-rich applications, leveraging SAP NetWeaver BW and the performance of SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator with the power and scalability of Teradata and HP Neoview Integrate Teradata and HP Neoview into SAP support infrastructure

Simplify data integration strategy for SAP and non-SAP data
Reduce complexity and time needed to integrate data for BW and Teradata and HP Neoview Increase visibility to detailed data for richer business insight and faster decision making

Currently planned availability in 2011

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SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.3 Development Efficiency
Graphical UI for Data Flow Modeling empowers best practice modeling like the BW Layered Scalable Architecture
Graphical Data Flow Modeling
Easy design of complex data flows on a meta level
End-to-end modeling from DataSources to Open Hub destinations and from InfoPackages to DTPs Supports application specific views via data flows as new meta object Top-down approach - from graphical objects to detailed technical settings Copy from existing or new data flow templates

Fully integrated into the Data Warehousing Workbench Definition of customer template data flows enables standardized modeling of data flows lower Total Cost of Development (TCD) and subsequently lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Supports the documentation of customer templates

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Predefined Best practice Data Flow Templates for Ready-to-run scenarios
Templates shipped by SAP that can be reused and/or adopted to apply best practice data flow designs and patterns (e.g. Templates for LSA reference architecture)

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Enterprise Data Warehousing Development Efficiency
Reduced development efforts via automated tool support

Data Flow Wizard
Wizard based data flow modeling and generation of all related data flow objects incl. InfoObjects, if necessary

Data Flow copy tool
Copy an existing SAP NetWeaver BW 7.x data flow, i.e. DataSources, data targets, and Transformations leveraging a wizard-like user interface. Complete copy of an existing process chain (incl. related process variants and data flow objects) Possibility to copy a data flow to a source system which is only available in the productive system landscape by assigning a dummy source system in the development environment.
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Data Flow migration tool (BW 3.x

BW 7.x)

Migration of data flows with BW 3.x objects (InfoSource, DataSource, transfer rules, update rules) including adaption of InfoPackage, process variants, process chains, VirtualProviders (‘Remote Cubes‘) Workbench-like UI for selecting data flows and objects to be migrated Migration can be repeated/reversed as often as required
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Enterprise Data Warehousing Streamlined configuration & operations
Simplified system installation and setup via wizard based system configuration
Wizard-based system Configuration
Ensuring a proper and smooth installation, and technical configuration for the set-up of a BW system to a major extent. Both ABAP and Java Stack configuration is possible for the new installation of NW 7.3

New Monitors in BW Administration Cockpit
Database usage in SAP NetWeaver BW Display the usage of database space (e.g. in MB by InfoProviders). Enhanced Usability through Xcelsius Integration of monitors
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Further Enhancements of the technical content
OLAP cache and SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator usage Queries which display the OLAP usage, Cache memory and SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator status. RDA Monitoring Display the status of usage and free capacity of RDA daemons in the system Integration of technical content into Solution Manager, thereby offering the BW monitoring solution through a central system monitoring solution Further enhancements: e.g. query usage, new data flow technical content for monitoring trend
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Enterprise Data Warehousing Real-Time Business Intelligence
Implement operational reporting scenarios leveraging new modeling objects
HybridProvider
Consists of a DataStore object and a InfoCube with automatically generated data flow in between Combines mass data with latest delta information at query runtime DSO object can be connected to a realtime data acquisition DataSource/DTP If the DataSource can provide appropriate delta information in direct access mode a VirtualProvider can be used instead of the DSO. Facilitates replication of DSO-/VirtualProvider data to SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator by switching off database persistency of the InfoCube
HybridProvider

latest data

mass data
BWA optionally

DSO (RDA) DTP

Replicate

InfoCube

OLTP

Enhancements Real -Time Data Acquisition
Possibility to load master data with RDA Enhanced error handling and scalability (daemon can handle more DataSources more efficiently)
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Enterprise Data Warehousing Data Extraction
Enriching administration and enhanced delta functionalities

Generic Delta functionalities for further types of DataSources
The possibility to derive a generic delta is now available for additional types of DataSources like: DB Connect, UD Connect, flat file and web service

Automatic switch of InfoPackage modes from Init- to Delta Load
There is no need to define Init- and Delta InfoPackages anymore. If a delta enabled InfoPackage is started the first time, it is executed as an initial load.

New DataSource Adapter Type ‘Web Service Pull’
A new type of web-service-based DataSource can be created which pulls data from a 3rd party source system into PSA. Available for transactional data and master data (except hierarchies) Initially available for pilot customers and partners only (i.e. the function is there and can be activated quickly)

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Enterprise Data Warehousing Data Staging
Additional flexibility within data flow modeling
Hierarchies
Integration of hierarchies into process flow (DTP, Transformation) Remote hierarchies for direct access to hierarchies in the source system Loading hierarchies from flat file using the new DataSource and Transformation technology

Data Transfer Process (DTP)
Data Transfer Process supports data extraction from MultiProviders Option to only load the last request from a given source (available for full load DTPs) Data Transfer Process supports referential integritiy checks tor navigational attributes of the target Enhanced load performance by possibility to Re-package small data packages within a request to bigger packages

Open Hub Service
SAP NetWeaver BW data can be exported in XML format Possibility to change the format and length of BW data for export even into a non-SAP specific format Hierarchy extraction supported by Open Hub

Transformation
Semantic grouping possible in Transformations (in addition to semantic grouping in DTPs) Possibility to select the InfoObjects (fields) the user wants to use in a Start- / Endroutine Currency and unit conversion for DataStore object and InfoSource as target of a Transformation. Navigation attributes of InfoCubes/DataStore objects can be used as source fields in the Transformation and as filter/select options in the DTP Automated generation of a proposal by mapping fields of the DataSource to InfoObjects
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Enterprise Data Warehousing Data Staging
Enhanced monitoring and administration support for process chains

General enhancements in process chain handling
ABAP program for controlled suspension and re-starting of all process chains and RDA daemons during restart of the application server. (Name of program: RS_SYSTEM_SHUTDOWN) Enhanced transaction RSPCM for better process chain monitoring: Option to refresh the status of all chains or only the status of the process chains currently running Saving the display configuration user dependently Deviation of start- and runtimes as new keyfigures with self-adopting thresholds. Overview of errors for failed process chain executions

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Enterprise Data Warehousing Administration
Enhanced functionalities for the Administrator
Support of complex development landscapes
Modeling of multi-target source system scenarios by: Creation of Dummy Source systems in development environment Developing all related source system dependent objects (DataSource, Infopackage etc.) Mapping of dummy source system to existing source systems in the target environment Multi source system InfoPackage transport
Transporting a data staging scenario with automatic handling of InfoPackage assignment to more than one target source system like already available for DataSources, DTPs and Transformations Before Export Check Enhanced consistency check at the end of releasing the transport including checks on dependent objects which are not directly included in the transport request to prevent import errors in the target system (due to missing metadata objects)

Data request archiving for DTP requests
The table which holds all monitor entries for DTPs tends to grow very big over time. A new feature is available to archive this kind of data to speed up DTP monitor

General search in Data Warehousing Workbench extended
General search is extended to process chains, OpenHub destinations. Moreover TREX Search is leveraged for DataSources, Transformations, InfoSources and DTP‘s

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Enterprise Data Warehousing Administration
Enhanced functionalities for the Administrator
Mass Change function for authorizations
Option to select multiple analysis authorization objects and insert, copy, delete rows of value authorizations for all analysis authorizations in the worklist insert copy, delete hierarchy authorizations of all analysis authorizations in the worklist at the same time Adding users to multiple analysis authorizations

Delete content of table holding warehouse management related statistics data
The ABAP program RSDDSTAT_DATA_DELETE was enhanced to also be able to delete the content of table RSDDSTATWHM which is constantly growing over time (all entries up to a certain date)

Version Management for Metadata objects
Manage historic versions of metadata (display, create, restore, compare, delete) Supports modeling consistency, metadata model traceability and change management along the object lifecycle

Integration of BW search into Enterprise Search

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Easy, realtime search with interactive navigations between object types (Both for backend and frontend BW object types). Actionable search with navigation to object in its corresponding transaction/application. Embedded, TREX based search with multilingual support
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Enterprise Data Warehousing Administration
New tool for structuring, testing and debugging of MDX Statements

SAP BW offers with the query language MDX an open, generic interface for clients. Both query definition and its execution plan can become quite complex New tool (transaction: MDXTEST) with powerful debugging and editing functions to: Accelerate performance tuning and testing of MDX statements generated by SAP BusinessObjects BI clients Create MDX Statements independently with full access to the metadata objects of the underlying InfoCube Drag-and-Drop of MDX function snippets in editor

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Enterprise Data Warehousing IBM DB2 specific enhancements
Data load acceleration on IBM DB2

Optimized parallel activation of data in DSO objects for IBM DB2 using Database Partitioning Feature (DPF). Enhanced Multidimensional Clustering (MDC) Advisor in DBA Cockpit (with DB2 9.5.2 and higher)
Generates proposals along time characteristics 0CALMONTH and 0FISCPER for better performance Evaluates broader range of MDC proposals (limited by maximum of 33% increase in table size)

With DB2 9.5 and higher: InfoCube fact tables, DSO, PSA tables are created with compression switched on by default if DB2 storage optimization feature is used to reduce disk space for data needed. With DB2 9.7, indexes will also be compressed. With DB2 9.7: MDC switched on by default for PSA and PSA-like tables (e.g. DSO object tables). With MDC, deletion of requests in data targets is much faster

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Key features SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 EhP 1 Enterprise Data Warehousing
Enhanced EDW Information Lifecycle Management

Near Line Storage Enhancements NLS Interface supported for write-optimized DataStore objects
ADK Archiving supported Based on request ID Load date of request or creation date of request Semantic grouping

NLS Interface extension for lookups
A look up API supports access to NLS partitions of InfoProviders during Transformations. The API has to be called using ABAP routines.

IBM DB2 for NLS DB2 Viper 9.5® - IBM certified for SAP BW 7.0 NLS Interface
Takes full advantage of DB2 compression Fully exploits DB2‘s self managing capabilities

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Key features SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 EhP 1 Enterprise Data Warehousing
Enhanced EDW Administration capabilities
Wizard based templates for system configuration to reduce TCO
SAP NetWeaver BW initial Setup for the ABAP Stack Wizards for Business Suite 7 for faster Integration Enhanced Technical Content Installation reports for Initial Setup and XPRA. Automate configurations by providing CTC templates for BW Initial Setup, BW connectivity to other modules like SRM

Flexible deletion of PSA/Change Log
By using selection patterns Patterns support DataStore Object and InfoArea or DataSource and Source System Changed process types for flexible deletion of requests from PSA and Change Log by using selection patterns. Placeholders can be used for the fields DSOs, InfoArea, DataSource and source system.

Disable delta consistency check for write-optimized DataStore objects
Protects delta requests that have been already propagated per delta mode from deletion. Can be switched on/off – e.g. for write-optimized DataStore objects as initial staging layer

Archiving of uncompressed InfoCube data

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Agenda

BusinessObjects Integration Enterprise Data Warehousing SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator SAP NetWeaver BW Integrated Planning

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SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator 7.20
New capabilities
Taking the BW Accelerator to the next level of performance
Enhanced built-in analytical capabilities*
F4-Value help Hierarchy support MultiProvider calculation handling Exception aggregation (min,max, avg, count distinct, top n) Analytic indexes
Calculation Engine Aggregation Engine SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator

Index

Advanced features*
BWA based InfoCube Use DataStore Objects to create indexes Leverage SAP Business Suite data directly
SAP NetWeaver BW

* Features require update/future release of SAP NetWeaver to be leveraged
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SAP BusinessObjects Explorer accelerated
Accelerated version for any Data
Analyze BW and any data – using the Search and Explore paradigm

Load data from any source
Extended support for SAP NetWeaver BW data models including hierarchies Load any kind of data into SAP NetWeaver Accelerator using SAP Business Objects Data Services New calculation engine providing support for calculated key figures and restricted key figures Updated user interface
SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator Calculation Engine Aggregation Engine Index

SAP NetWeaver BW

Any Data

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SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator New business scenarios
BW Accelerator based InfoCube persistency
Optional persistency for InfoCube data in SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator only
Persists data of InfoCubes only in SAP NetWeaver BWA to:
reduce data redundancy save disk space Increase data base performance by reducing system load
InfoCube (Definition) BWA

E- and F- fact tables as well as dimension tables are indexed Master data will be persisted in both SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator A normal Data Transfer Process can be used to load data directly into SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator Data of a downstream DataStore object can be replicated into BWA w/o InfoCube database persistency
Source System

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SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 Flexible modeling with APD & BWA in SAP NetWeaver BW
Introduction of Analytical Index and QueryProvider with SAP NetWeaver BW
Analytic Index (AI)
Is a data container maintained in Analysis Process Designer whose data is stored in the BW Accelerator Analytic Index is exposed as InfoProvider to define Queries on it

BEx Query

Analytic Index

SAP BusinessObjects Avanced Analysis (former ‚Pioneer‘)

QueryProvider
Queries can be enabled as InfoProvider Supports mass data access from Queries in Analysis Process Designer scenarios

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SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator Flexible modeling with APD & BWA in SAP NetWeaver BW
Ad-hoc joins/unions of analytical indexes in SAP NetWeaver BWA
Composite Provider describes a union/join of analytical indices Lean Modeler tool is the Design-time environment to build Composite Providers Join/Union operation is processed on the fly by BWA For all other BI Clients CompositeProviders are exposed as standard SAP NetWeaver BW InfoProvider
BEx Query
SAP BusinessObjects Advanced Analytics (former ‚Pioneer‘)

(flexible) In-Memory Join with Composite Provider

data flow definition

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Agenda

BusinessObjects Integration Enterprise Data Warehousing SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator SAP NetWeaver BW Integrated Planning

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SAP NetWeaver BW Integrated Planning
Continued investments for enhanced TCO of SAP NetWeaver BW integrated planning

ABAP Planning Modeler
ABAP based Planning Modeler for a non-disruptive customizing of planning objects and their related BW objects The ABAP-based Planning Modeler does not require functionalities from the Java Stack for BEx Analyzer based planning applications

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Key features SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 EhP 1 SAP NetWeaver BW Integrated Planning
Continued investments in SAP NetWeaver BW Integrated Planning

Already available since EhP 1 for SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 :
Statistic data is gathered for SAP NetWeaver BW Integrated Planning events are integrated to SAP NetWeaver BW AdminCockpit Individual locking of cells in a planning layout

Already available since EhP 1 for SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 SP 05:
Calculation Engine
Inverse Formulas
Inverse formulas allow the user to enter values for each component of the equation, even the calculated Keyfigure (price in this case). System automatically calculates values for the missing operands by taking the respective formula (customized in the planning layout definition) into consideration.

Contribution of percentage values
The percentage contribution of a particular product to the overall sales. (Entering a percentage value, defined as the percentage contribution of some other key figure with respect to the overall sum )

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Key features SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 EhP 1 SAP NetWeaver BW Integrated Planning
Continued investments to optimize performance of SAP NetWeaver BW integrated planning
Already available since EhP 1 for SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 SP6:
New capabilities in the area of performance optimizations: Cell checks will be grouped by higher granular selections and the checks applied on this granularity
Today cell checks are done on cell level. Thus checks semantically bound to rows, columns or other selections are executed redundantly.

Reduce redundant execution of planning functions
Today planning functions are executed completely whenever they are called, regardless whether the execution will impact the data or not. A design time option is introduced to deliver only those cells to a planning function, that are changed since the last planning function execution.

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