Starting in BI4 Feature Pack 3, you can create a universe against the SAP ERP/ECC back end. Follow the steps below.
For more detailed information and background I recommend Ingo Hilgefort’s Integrating SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.x with SAP NetWeaver
Start > Programs > BusinessObjects > SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.0 > SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform Client Tools > Information Design Tool
Create a new project for ERP Universes
Create a new project
Right click on project and select New > Relational Connection
Give the connection a name
Select SAP > SAP ERP 6 > SAP Java Connector (SAP JCo)
You will want to test the connection to make sure it is successful.
In the function name wildcard field, enter BAPI_SFLIGHT* and click finish (this example will use the SFLIGHT ABAP examples)
Right click on new connection and click publish to repository
Create a new Data Foundation
Add the tables
You may be prompted to log on to your connection
Insert your table
Create a new Business Layer – see part 2