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SAP BW on HANA continues to evolve in order to meet the growing challenges imposed on IT by these ever changing market forces.
The release of SAP BW running on SAP HANA is a great example of how SAP BW hasevolved to ensure organizations continue to leverage  their investment in
SAP BW to meet these new  challenge.

Key features of SAP BW 7.4. SP 05 on HANA

    • Enhanced Data Modeling
      • Common Eclipse based Modeling Tools
      • BW/HANA Smart Data Access providing the logical EDW
      • Easy integration of external data models with Open ODS Layer
      • Further reduce data layers in BW via Operational Data Provisioning
      • New Composite Provider
    • Push down further processing logic to HANA
      • BW Analytic Manager

      • HANA  Analysis Processes
      • BW Transformations
      • PAK (Planning Application Kit) – Pushing down more planning semantics

     

How Does BW running on RDBMS differ from BW running on HANA ?

Excellent query performance for improved decision making

      • Performance boost for Data Load processes for decreased data latency
      • Accelerated In-Memory planning capabilities for faster planning scenarios

     

      • Flexible combine EDW with HANA-native data for real-time insights and decision making
      • Datapersistency layers are cut off and reduced administration efforts
      • Simplified data modeling and remodeling

Characteristic Values > 60 Characters and Extra Long Texts

Extend length for Characteristics values

      • The maximum output length and attribute length can be <= 250

250 characters applies for the total (compound) length of the key

    
Extra long texts for Characteristics

      • Long text can be stored as CHAR 60 (standard) or CHAR 1333 (option

‘Long text is XL’ set).

      • No changes on frontends required
      • Simple switch for existing Characteristics possible

       

BW Integrated Planning

Next level of performance by  pushing down further planning capabilities to
HANA

      • Possibility to implement HANA SQL Script  based user
        exits to be able to push down ABAP based user exits down to HANA
      • Distribution of new planning records by key pushed down to HANA
      • Additional planning functions

          – Physical delete of planning data records in

DSOs rather than just zeroing-out facts

      • Details about availability of already pushed down elements see SAP note     1637199

   

Combine the best of three worlds to a unique planning
solution (HANA, BPC, BW-IP)

Combines the

                      successful EPM Excel add-in

      • flexible BPC admin-UI
      • powerful BW-IP / PAK planning manager
      • super-fast HANA planning engine

Selected features

      • Full
        PAK-model compatibility
      • Business process flows (BPF)
      • Work-status
      • Data auditing
      • Easy upload scenario
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