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Spend Performance Management is a SAP’s next generation analytical application covering the procurement analytics and performance management space. It has been built with proven SAP technologies. The backend of the application resides on top of standard BW, that’s where the data model gets deployed. The user experience is managed through the Adobe Flash based rich client user interface.

The reliance of the application on standard BW allows our customer to leverage the in-house IT investments or implementation partner expertise on the long standing BW technologies.

Here is an overview architecture diagram:

The BW content is structured is depicted in the diagram below. There are three “data layers”, the inbound layer, which is more of a staging layer, the detail layer which stores data with source system transactional granularity and with some data enhancements through BW transformations and the reporting layer which has all of the Spend specific cubes.

The source of the diagram above is SAP help site, BI Content Documentation. Pls visit for additional details.

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          1. Former Member

            Thank you Rajesh,

            I have BW NW 701 so I think it has to be SPM 2.1 and not 3.0 version.

            On the other hand Do I have to install a software client for the SPM consultant?

            Where I can find it?

            How I can connect to SPM after Installed?


            1. Former Member


              I am in Set Up FTP Folders Phase,

              I have doubts about this…

              I just need to create 2 directories at opertive system level like

              Import folder = /usr/sap/EBI/SYS/global/xsa_import/ 

              Export folder = /usr/sap/EBI/SYS/global/xsa_export/

              Or there is something more with this..because the guide talks about a hosting partner and a service user.

              On the other hand …how I can access to Data manager UI? This has to be download it as a client?

              I am starting a SPM 2.1 implementantion.



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