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.