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0 Using the New Information Design Tool
Tony Lusk Solution Engineer Outbound OEM September 14, 2011
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86% use their mobile devices (smartphone/tablet) in conjunction with watching TV.
Ashton Kutcher and Ellen DeGeneres (combined) have more Twitter followers than the population of Ireland, Norway, or Panama. If you were paid a $1 for every time an article was posted on Wikipedia you would earn $156.23 per hour. 71 percent of smartphone users that see TV, press or online ad, do a mobile search for more information.
Sources: http://mobithinking.com, http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/, http://tag.microsoft.com/home.aspx
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All rights reserved. 5 .Agenda Semantic Layer Overview Demo: Upgrading a current Universe Information Design Tool New Features and Benefits Multi Source Universes Demo: Creating a Universe from 2 sources Security © 2011 SAP AG.
analyze.Semantic Layer Mission Enable the business users to freely and securely access. enrich. and share information using familiar business terms Make business users autonomous Enable single user experience over all data Provide trust and consistency Enable consumption by all applications and BI tools Allow IT to keep control and ensure security of information Query and Analysis Dashboards / Visualizations Data Sources © 2011 SAP AG. Semantic Layer Reporting 6 . All rights reserved.
7 .0 Products NEW – Information Design Tool Next generation design tool All new projects should use this tool Most existing universes can be opened and converted to the new format by this tool Components NEW – Information engine Query and computation Behind the scenes.Semantic Layer Deliverables in XI4. All rights reserved.x Still shipped to enable a smooth transition NEW – Query server Data federation engine This is the component that enables Multi-Source Universe functionality © 2011 SAP AG. this is the component that enables querying and computational capabilities to BI clients during report consumption UPDATED – Universe design tool Universe design as XI3.
x universes © 2011 SAP AG.0 Semantic Layer Adoption Scenario Minimize TCO. All rights reserved. Maximize return on current investments New universes are the strategic direction Customers interested in new authoring capabilities can make use of them immediately Universes are upward compatible All XI 3.x is shipped to maintain and enhance existing XI 3.0 format with the new information design tool capabilities Universe investment is preserved All existing XI 3. 8 .x relational universes can be opened and extended to the 4.x universes and documents continue to work Universe Designer XI 3.4.
Agenda Semantic Layer Overview Demo: Upgrading a current Universe New Features and Benefits Multi Source Universes Demo: Creating a Universe from 2 sources Security © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 9 .
UNV UNV Create Universe against SAP BW or MSAS and use normal process for creation and publication of universes Using BEx Queries? Want/ready to use the new Semantic Layer features? Yes No UNX BI Clients updated to support BICS direct access allowing customers to retain investment.0 Target scenario Existing Universes can be opened and edited in the information design tool to add new functionality Using Business Objects relational Universes? Need new Semantic Layer features? Yes No Follow normal lifecycle management process to promote changed Universe to documents UNV Using Business Objects OLAP Universes? Need new Semantic Layer features? UNX No work necessary – it just works No Yes Customers can benefit from all other new BOE & BI tools capabilities. .x Universes 4.0 Universes BEx query (*)CSL = Common Semantic Layer Client direct access to BEx 11 © 2011 SAP AG.Moving to the New Semantic Layer XI 3. while taking advantage of new BI clients BEx UNV UNX BEx XI 3. All rights reserved.x Customer Scenario 4.
Agenda Semantic Layer Overview Demo: Upgrading a current Universe Information Design Tool Features and Benefits Multi Source Universes Demo: Creating a Universe from 2 sources Security © 2011 SAP AG. 12 . All rights reserved.
Key Innovations Information engine Information design tool Authoring and publishing concepts Security Teamwork Dimensional Universes Multi-source Universes © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 13 .
The Information Engine The new Information Engine is a BOE service available for all client tools In 4. 14 . All rights reserved. Crystal Reports. Dashboard Design (Xcelsius). BusinessObjects Explorer Features: New dimensional query paradigm with member selection for OLAP sources Ability to choose at multiple levels in hierarchical List of values Ability to expose cascading prompts and list of values © 2011 SAP AG. it will provide services to build the query and will be used by Web Intelligence.0.
colors and sticky notes © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 15 .Information Design Tool Benefits for customers • Provides light data profiling • Enables designers to more easily test out queries immediately • Provides a security editor for universe data and metadata • Is more ―self-documenting‖ with table families.
cnx) Data Foundation resource file (.unx) © 2011 SAP AG.dfx) Business Layer resource file (.blx) Authoring space (local designer client) Consumption space (local or server) Publish Universe file (.Information Design Tool Resources and Publishing a Universe Connectivity resource file (. 16 . All rights reserved.
17 .The Concept of Business Layer and Data Foundation In Information Design Tool. All rights reserved. the concept of ―Universe‖ is split into two separate entities at authoring Data Foundation Business Layer © 2011 SAP AG.
The Concept of Business Layer and Data Foundation The Business Layer represents the metadata that is exposed to the end users through the query panel in different client tools A relational Business Layer is always based on one Data Foundation A relational Business Layer can be based on a multisource Data Foundation. All rights reserved. Multisource capabilities are implemented in the Data Foundation © 2011 SAP AG. 18 .
Security Security will be managed from the information design tool in a specific interface Features: Improved interface to set and check security settings Improved interface to view global security settings by user or by universe Security management can be restricted to allowed personnel © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 19 .
All rights reserved.Teamwork New features allow multiple persons to work on the same BI project Features: BI projects based on resource files (connections. 20 . business layers) Share resources on the server and synchronize content on local machines Lock resources on the server when being edited Selectively decide what modified resources should be pushed on a server © 2011 SAP AG. data foundations.
© 2011 SAP AG. 21 . All rights reserved.The Project Synchronization View The Project Synchronization view makes it possible to share resources with other designers.
All rights reserved. descendents.Multi-dimensional universes Multi-dimensional Real support of dimensions and hierarchies No flattened data (data sets) Calculated members and measures Named sets Hierarchical and cascading list of values Objects filters Member browsing Dimensional Query Panel Classic query panel including member selection Powerful member selection: – Member picker – OLAP style selection: children. etc. parent. . – Levels selection – Calculated members and named sets 22 © 2011 SAP AG.
One Query Panel for all Information Consumers • Familiar user experience reduces training needs for all BI Products • More control and visibility for precise data selection during Query Definition © 2011 SAP AG. 23 . All rights reserved.
24 . All rights reserved.Agenda Semantic Layer Overview Demo: Upgrading a current Universe Information Design Tool New Features and Benefits Multi Source Universes Demo: Creating a Universe from 2 sources Security © 2011 SAP AG.
OLTP and DWH. while keeping the ability to use native SQL when necessary © 2011 SAP AG. 25 . SAS. flat files Lower TCO for integration projects (no complex ETL to put in place) May. suspend the need for a consolidated DWH Multi-tier deployment with load balancing Source independence through SQL 92 and DF functions. in some cases. All rights reserved. SAP BW.Multi-source Universes Benefits Federate different database vendors.
g. WebI) Information Engine Query Technique SQL 92 + DF functions Query Server (Data Federator Engine) data Native statement Data Access Layer (Connection Server) Driver 1 DB 1 Driver 2 DB 2 Driver 3 DB 3 … … Driver n DB ‗n‘ DF Driver BW DF Driver SAS © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 26 .Multi-Source Universes (MSU) BI client (e.
All rights reserved.Considerations ETL SAP BusinessObjects DATA Services EII Data Volume Multi Source Universe / SAP BusinessObjects DATA FEDERATOR Time (data latency) © 2011 SAP AG. 28 .
29 .Agenda Semantic Layer Overview Demo: Upgrading a current Universe Information Design Tool New Features and Benefits Multi Source Universes Demo: Creating a Universe from 2 sources Security © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.
30 . Ability to drill into connection folders © 2011 SAP AG.Data Security Profiles Data Security Profiles can be defined for relational universes Data Security Profiles are the equivalent of classic universe access restrictions Connection Data Security Profile Replaces a connection by another one In case of multi-source universe. each connection can be independently replaced. All rights reserved.
31 . All rights reserved.Business Security Profiles Applying to both Relational and OLAP Universes There are 3 types of Business Security profiles: Query Creation Data Displaying Filters © 2011 SAP AG.
Relational Universe For a relational universe. Data Security Profile Data Security Profiles secures the data source Data Foundation « Object » universe access restriction has been moved into Business Security Profile 2. Business Security Profile Business Security Profile secures the Business Layer content Business Layer © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved. it is possible to create Data Security Profiles or Business Security Profiles when you publish universe in the repository Relational universe published in the repository 1. It is based on the metadata defined in the Business Layer 32 .
Dimensional Universe For an OLAP universe which is published to the repository. All rights reserved. it is possible to create only Business Security Profiles OLAP universe published in the repository Business Security Profile Business Layer © 2011 SAP AG. 33 .
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