Anand Kashyap

anand.kashyap@sitacorop.com

Topics  SAP BI Platform  SAP BW Capabilities  SAP BW Architecture  Data Modeling  Data Extraction  Data Transformation  Data Load Processes  BEx Reporting  BW & BO Integration

What is this session about?
Objective is to provide an understanding of SAP BW Architectural components, to gain a familiarity to BW objects to be comfortable working in a BW & BI integration scenario.

What is this session NOT about?
This session is not about gaining an SAP BW developer level understanding.

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. OLAP. loading and storage as well as front-end tools for reporting. Data Warehousing ◦ A discipline which results in applications that provide decision support capability and create actionable business insight ◦ A process of integrating and consolidating existing data from distributed sources to increase data access and improve strategic business analysis  SAP BW ◦ SAP BW is a software package that can be used in any SAP or nonSAP environment and contains tools for extraction. transformation. ad-hoc queries and data mining.

e. Broadcasted) Core foundation for further Analytics and Business Intelligence      . Enterprise-wide data warehouse solution Integration with other SAP Products. i. SRM… and the core of new SAP dimensional product development. modeling. and presentation Consistent User Interface and security / access control (Common with other SAP Products) Multiple formats of output for user community (Web Portal. APO. Excel. Crystal. staging. SEM. NetWeaver One end-to-end technology for extraction. reporting. CRM.

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of items. Amounts. . No.InfoObjects : -Business Evaluation Objects -Basic building blocks in BW Types : -Characteristics -Key Figures -Units -Time Characteristics -Technical Characteristics Characteristics : -Determine the granularity -Act as Keys Key Figures : -Constitute the data -Quantities.

5) .Option of Overwriting or Cumulating Key Figures .Active Data .Stores data in flat transparent tables .Change Log DSO .New (<3.Has Key Fields and Data Fields .5)/ Activation Queue(>=3.Represented with three Transparent Tables .DSO: .

5 Unit of Measure Quantity Sold Case Case Case Case Each Each Each Each Each Dozen Dozen Dozen Case U. pound U.5 1.S.S.S.5 2 3 1 2 3 2 3.S. pound U.Customer ID CUST001 CUST002 CUST002 CUST003 CUST004 CUST004 CUST004 CUST005 CUST006 CUST007 CUST007 CUST008 CUST008 CUST008 CUST009 CUST010 CUST010 CUST010 CUST010 CUST011 CUST012 CUST012 CUST012 CUST012 Sales Material Number Representative ID SREP01 MAT001 SREP02 MAT002 SREP02 MAT003 SREP03 MAT003 SREP04 MAT004 SREP04 MAT005 SREP04 MAT005 SREP05 MAT006 SREP06 MAT007 SREP07 MAT008 SREP07 MAT008 SREP08 MAT008 SREP08 MAT009 SREP08 MAT010 SREP09 MAT011 SREP10 MAT011 SREP10 MAT011 SREP10 MAT012 SREP10 MAT013 SREP10 MAT014 SREP11 MAT014 SREP11 MAT015 SREP11 MAT015 SREP11 MAT015 Per Unit Sales Price 2 2 5 5 50 100 100 200 20 3 3 3 2 1 1.S. pound Case U. pound U. pound Case Case Case 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 Transaction Date 19980304 19990526 19990730 20000101 19991023 19980904 19980529 19991108 20000408 20000901 19990424 19980328 19980203 19991104 20000407 20000701 19990924 19991224 20000308 19980627 19991209 19980221 20000705 20001225 . pound U. pound U.S.5 1.S.

Chicago. IL 61114 Mobile 7 Electronics Communications. CA 73285 12 Air Lane. WA 83476 CUST008 CUST009 CUST010 CUST011 CUST012 MIDWEST . Inc. CO 45692 Hollywood Studio One Source Technologies. Company Dallas. TX 36543 United Suppliers. Los Angeles. Inc. New York. District. Atlanta. CA 78543 11 Technology Way. MI 55953 Swan Stores 9 Riverside Road. Inc. Company Detroit. Inc. Inc. GA 23002 2 Finance Avenue. Houston. NY. IL 62643 Sports Motor 8 Motor Drive.Material Number Material Name Material Description MAT001 TEA Ice tea MAT002 COFFEE Hot coffee MAT003 COOKIE Fortune cookie MAT004 DESK Computer desk MAT005 TABLE Dining table MAT006 CHAIR Leather chair MAT007 BENCH Wood bench MAT008 PEN Black pen MAT009 PAPER White paper MAT010 CORN America corn MAT011 RICE Asia rice MAT012 APPLE New York apple MAT013 GRAPEFRUIT Florida grapefruit MAT014 PEACH Washington peach MAT015 ORANGE California orange Sales Region Sales Office Sales Representative Sales Representative ID EAST ATLANTA NEW YORK DALLAS CHICAGO WEST DENVER[*] LOS ANGELES SEATTLE John Steve Mary Michael Lisa Kevin Chris Sam Eugene Mark SREP01 SREP02 SREP03 SREP04 SREP05 SREP06 SREP07 SREP08 SREP09 SREP10 Customer ID Customer Name CUST001 CUST002 CUST003 CUST004 CUST005 CUST006 CUST007 Reliable Transportation Company Finance One Corp Customer Address 1 Transport Drive. Airspace Industries. Boston. San Francisco. 10001 Cool Book Publishers 3 Book Street. 4 Energy Park. 10 Media Drive. Chicago. Seattle. MA 02110 However Forever Energy. TX 35004 Easy Computing 5 Computer Way. 6 Suppliers Street. Denver.

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then 13x248 dimensions) .Limits: 3 (tup given) + 13 (custom) dimensions Each dimension with 248 Chars (If each char is navigational.

Open for any source Flexible set of ETL capabilities Open to third-party tools Integration on application level  Support of open standards     .

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. . Condition Handling     Date Conversion Currency Conversion Concatenation ..

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Automating the BW administration  Graphical modelling and monitoring  End-to-end monitoring  Openness for all kinds of processes  Scheduling  .

Data ‘Distribution’ within SAP BI (from PSA or InfoProviders to InfoProviders) •Improved transparency of staging processes across data warehouse layers (PSA. DWH layer. Architected Data Marts) •Improved performance and high scalability •Separation of delta mechanism for different data targets: delta capability is controlled by the DTP •Enhanced filtering in dataflow •Repair modus based on temporary buffers (buffers keep complete set of data) . ODS layer.

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ODS Objects (Standard.Basic InfoCubes .InfoSets .Virtual InfoCubes with Services (use function modules for extractions) .SAP Remote Cubes (allows direct access to transactinal data in other SAP systems) .InfoProviders (Data Targets) : -Physical Objects that hold data -Provide Data to Queries Physical Types : .InfoObjects Logical Types : .Remote Cubes (data is read using BAPI’s from other systems) . Write-Optimized) .MultiCubes .Virtual InfoCubes .

BEx Analyzer and Analysis  Query Design OLAP  Excel-based via Desktop  Solution Workbooks or Side calculations  Web  Multi-dimensional /  Query Design OLAP Analysis (MS Excel or Web-based)  Geographical analysis  Ad-hoc data exploration  Alerting  Seamless Excel-Web integration Web Application BEx Web Intelligence Design  Portal Integration Web Application Design  Web-based OLAP Interactive analytic content over the web  Information Cockpits  Information Cockpits /  Dashboards Dashboards  Web Application Designer  Framework for design  Open for Web building Analytical Applications  Create iViews for the portal  Wizard-based visualization  APIs for further Web design BEx Form Reporting Form Reporting  Formatted Reports Formatted Reports  Legal Reports Legal Reports  Pixel-oriented layouts Pixel-oriented layouts  Web/Portal templates in Pre-defined deployment Crystal Reports format BEx Mobile Intelligence Mobile Intelligence  WAP Mobile Phones Online & Offline Scenarios  PDAs Support of WAP phones and PDAs  Precalculation  Automatic deviceSync  WebDAV Offline recognition  Publishing via Web Application Designer  Alerts. Collaboration. Collaboration. Unification Query. Reporting.Business Explorer Portal Integration. Subscription  Integration of unstructured information  Drag & Relate. charts. & BEx Browser Deployment  Single point of entry Single point of entry  No further information Role-based development provision  Use Enterprise Portal  Personalization. Profiling. …  Integration into Mobile Portal .

BEx ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Query Designer Ease-of use via drag & drop Personalized access Comfortable formula editor for calculations access to any BW Data Provider Windows-based component Web interface for intuitive ad-hoc design & analysis .

Immediate access to interpreted information  Ready-to-go reports. extractors. transformations    Significant cut down of implementation time and costs Easily extensible Integrated view of corporate data Rich set of standard key performance indicators Best practice models Integration of e-Business and ERP systems Tight integration with mySAP applications Integration with non-SAP data Web-enabled Consistency Validated and comparable information       Cross-system/cross-application . data models.

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edition for applicationdesign (planned for H2 2011) SAP BusinessObjects Explorer Data search and exploration .BI Requirement Enterprise Reporting Multidimensional Analysis inside Microsoft Office Web-based multidimensional Analysis Web-based self service reporting Data visualization and executive dashboards Development of Analytical & Planning applications SAP BusinessExplorer (BEx) Usage BEx Report Designer SAP BEx Analyzer SAP BusinessObjects BI Usage Crystal Reports for Enterprise SAP BusinessObjects Analysis. OLAP edition SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence SAP BEx Web Analyzer BEx Web Application Designer SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards BEx Web Application Designer SAP BusinessObjects Analysis. edition for Microsoft Office SAP BusinessObjects Analysis.

 To be Continued… .

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