Please find a list of all major features delivered with SAP BW 7.4 below. This list will be enhanced and updated with each new SAP BW Support Package accordingly. It is intended in addition to the overview SAP Notes for OLAP functions, planning features: and BW Modelling Tools:

  • SAP Note 2063449 – Push down of BW OLAP functionalities to SAP HANA
  • SAP Note 1637199 – Details about availability of pushed down  Planning functionality
  • SAP Note 1905207 – BW Modeling Tools for SAP BW on HANA

To see all features of BW 7.4 please refer to the release notes.

Feature

Type HANA only Available since
HANA-optimized BW Business Content Enhancement Yes BW 7.3 SP5
XXL-Attributes (characteristics values <= 255, long texts with 1333 char) Enhancement No BW 7.4 SP5
High-Cardinality InfoObject (SID-less InfoObject) Enhancement Yes BW 7.4 SP5
BW Modeling Tools in Eclipse (Composite Provider, Open ODS View… ) New Feature Yes BW 7.4 SP5
Availibity of the new CompositeProvider 7.4 New Feature Yes BW 7.4 SP5
HANA Model Generation for BW InfoProvider New Feature Yes BW 7.4 SP5
Virtual Master Data (InfoObjects based on Calculation View) New Feature Yes BW 7.4 SP5
Inventory Keyfigures for DSO, VirtualProvider, CompositeProvider Enhancement Yes BW 7.4 SP5
OLAP: Calculation push-down Optimization Yes BW 7.4 SP5
OLAP: Stock coverage keyfigure New Feature No BW 7.4 SP6
OLAP: FIX operator New Feature No BW 7.4 SP5
OLAP: Multi-dimensional FAGGR New Feature No BW 7.4 SP5
OLAP: Current Member New Feature No BW 7.4 SP5
PAK enhancements & optimizations Optimization Yes BW 7.4 SP5
Planning on local provider in BW Workspace New Feature Yes BW 7.4 SP5
Planning function push-down Optimization Yes BW 7.4 SP5
Planning: ODATA & Easy Query extensions New Feature No BW 7.4 SP5
Planning: Support of HANA views for facts and master data New Feature Yes BW 7.4 SP5
Availibilty of Open ODS Views New Feature Yes BW 7.4 SP5
Availibilty Support of Smart Data Access New Feature Yes BW 7.4 SP5
Availibilty HANA Analysis Process New Feature Yes BW 7.4 SP5
HANA optimized Transformations New Feature Yes BW 7.4 SP5
Open Hub: Push data into a connected database New Feature No BW 7.4 SP5
Operational Dataprovisioning – PSA becomes optional New Feature No BW 7.4 SP5
Operational Dataprovisioning – ODQ for SLT New Feature Yes BW 7.4 SP5
Operational Dataprovisioning – DTP for HANA Views New Feature Yes BW 7.4 SP5
Operational Dataprovisioning – Data Services Integration New Feature No BW 7.4 SP5
Data request housekeeping and monitoring Enhancement No BW 7.4 SP5
Monitoring integrated in DBA cockpit for Sybase IQ Enhancement No BW 7.4 SP5
Optimized Query-access to NLS data in Sybase IQ leveraging SDA Optimization No BW 7.4 SP5
BW Workspace enhancements: Data Cleansing New Feature Yes BW 7.4 SP5
Re-Modeling Toolbox Enhancements Enhancement Yes BW 7.4 SP5
New WebDynpro-based Masterdata Value Maintenance Enhancement No BW 7.4 SP5
HANA-optimized BW Business Content (Data flow optimizations) Enhancement Yes BW 7.4 SP5
New source object types for OpenODS Views (Transformations, ADSO) Enhancement Yes BW 7.4 SP8
Automated Data Flow generation for OpenODS Views Enhancement Yes BW 7.4 SP8
Support for UNION CompositeProviders in BW-IP scenarios Enhancement Yes BW 7.4 SP8
Stacked UNION CompositeProvider Enhancement Yes BW 7.4 SP8
CompositeProvider Joins with OpenODS Views Enhancement Yes BW 7.4 SP8
Availiblity of Advanced DataStore Objects
(see also SAP Note 2070577 for more details about functions and gaps)
New Feature Yes BW 7.4 SP8
HANA model generation for BW Queries Enhancement Yes BW 7.4 SP8
Generated SAP HANA model able to read the data from Nearline Storage Enhancement Yes BW 7.4 SP8
ABAP managed database procedure (AMDP)  in Transformations New Feature Yes BW 7.4 SP8
Availiblity  of SAP HANA dynamic tiering for SAP BW New Feature Yes BW 7.4 SP8
Enhanced NLS operations (Archiving Proposals, Automated DAP generation, NLS DBA Cockpit integration) Enhancement No BW 7.4 SP8
Query pruning for NLS InfoProvider Enhancement No BW 7.4 SP8
NLS support for non cumulative Key Figures Enhancement No BW 7.4 SP8
XXL – Attributes (Mime Types, long strings) Enhancement No BW 7.4 SP8
BW Search  (new eclipse UI, optimized for HANA) Enhancement Yes BW 7.4 SP8
ODP Support of hierachy loads Enhancement No BW 7.4 SP8
Re-modelling Tool Box support of  SPOs Enhancement No BW 7.4 SP8
Process Chain Monitor (SAP UI5 mobile app) New Feature No BW 7.4 SP8
Query in BWMT in eclipse New Feature Yes

BW 7.4 SP9

Usability improvements for CompositeProvider Enhancement Yes BW 7.5 SP1
Feature completeness with extended functionality for
Query
Designer in Eclipse
Enhancement Yes BW 7.5 SP1
InfoObject maintenance in Eclipse Enhancement Yes BW 7.5 SP1
Extended ADSO features (inventory handling, planning support) Enhancement Yes BW 7.5 SP1
SAP HANA Smart Data Integration for SAP BW New Feature Yes BW 7.5 SP1
Source system consolidation via HANA Source system New Feature Yes BW 7.5 SP1
Dynamic Tiering for Advanced DSO in staging scenarios Enhancement Yes BW 7.5 SP1
Additional Features for HANA View Generation
(pruning support, enablement of hierarchies)
Enhancement Yes BW 7.5 SP1
Local hierarchies in SAP BW Workspaces New Feature Yes BW 7.5 SP1
SAP BW Workspace Query Designer New Feature Yes BW 7.5 SP1
NLS support for Advanced DSO Enhancement Yes BW 7.5 SP1
Flexible ODP based data distribution via Odata New Feature No BW 7.5 SP1
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  1. Mayank Jaiswal

    Thanks Mark,

    But Note SAP Note 2063449 – Push down of BW OLAP functionalities to SAP HANA is not released yet.

    I am specifically looking for Exception aggregation features push down to HANA, what all calculations are push down to HANA.

    Can you please help me on this.

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  2. Andreas Dietz

    It must be said that though the page is easy to find and was helpful in the beginning updating should a must duty, too. Sad story that there is so many Information around but usefull pages like this is neglected 

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