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SAP Geographical Enablement Framework works as the foundation to extend business data with geometric attributes for SAP Business Suite applications. As a framework leveraging the spatial capabilities inherent in SAP HANA, it enables organizations to develop geospatially enriched business data, and make them accessible from within SAP applications as well as external GIS (Geographical Information System) systems. The framework is being delivered with a stand-alone Geometry Explorer, Geometry Editor, and a template for the Business Partner business object as an example for spatially enabling other business objects.

  • The framework provides a map based UI that can be embedded in SAP Business Suite applications using this framework to quickly geo-enable their business objects and support geospatial processes.
  • The framework provides a standalone web-based Geometry Explorer. It allows the end user to view both business data from geo-enabled S/4HANA functions and data from Enterprise GIS systems on the same map to obtain better insights. It also allows customer to configure access to multiple S/4HANA functions directly from the map to improve efficiency.
  • The framework provides a standalone web-based Geometry Editor. It allows the end user to search, view, and update geometry for any geo-enabled SAP business object.
  • The framework provides comprehensive customization that allows geo-enablement of any SAP business object and features such as adjusting map UIs for different user group and scenarios, configuring application launching functionality from the map, and setting up external GIS connections.
  • Framework that exposes the geometries and attributes of geo-enabled SAP business objects as feature layers to be consumed through standard GIS tools.

The key benefits of using the framework are:

  • Extend the value of your existing enterprise GIS data into a SAP business process context
  • Spatially enable your SAP Business Suite solution via content extensions
  • Contextualized understanding of location and spatial relationships of SAP objects
  • Streamline operations with easy and intuitive navigation via maps
  • Increase the quality, integrity, and spatial accuracy of business data
  • Eliminates the need for costly, time-intensive data reconciliation efforts
  • Better and faster decision making, greater efficiency, and increased employee performance

Geometry Explorer 


Example: person (business partner) business layer from SAP overlay with earthquake reference layer from GIS.

Geometry Editor


Example: edit the service area geometry of an organization (business partner) in SAP.

 

Features:

 

 

 

Releases & Documentation:

 

SP00 (Initial Release)  Innovation Discovery Link

Availiable In Release Date Documentation
EHP 8 SP02 2016/5/4 (Q2 2016) Admin Guide, Application Help, Release Note
EHP 6 SP17 2016/6/27 (Q2 2016) Admin Guide, Application Help
EHP 7 SP12 2016/7/18 (Q3 2016) Admin Guide, Application Help, Release Note
S/4HANA 1610 SP00 2016/10/10 (Q4 2016) Addmin Guide & Application Help, Release Note,  Security Guide (Under Cross Components-> SAP Geographcal Enablement Framework)


SP01 (2nd Release)  Innovation Discovery Link

Availiable In Release Date Documentation
EHP 8 SP04 2016/11/9 (Q4, 2016) Admin Guide & Application Help
EHP 6 SP18 2016/11/28 (Q4, 2016) Admin Guide & Application Help, Release Note
EHP 7 SP13 2017/1/16 (Q1, 2017) Admin Guide & Application Help, Release Note
S/4HANA 1610 FPS01 2017/2/22 (Q1, 2017) Addmin Guide & Application Help, Release Note, Security Guide (Under Cross Components-> Geographcal Enablement Framework)

 

SP02 (support package with fixes only)  

Planned SP03 (3rd Release)  Innovation Discovery Link

Availiable In Release Date Documentation
EHP8 SP07 *  2017/07/26 (Q3, 2017) *  
S/4HANA 1709 *   (Q3, 2017)​ *  
S/4HANA 1610 SPS03 *   (Q4, 2017) *  
EHP6 SP20 *   (Q4, 2017) *
EHP7 SP15 *   (Q4, 2017) *

Note*: Planned releases are subject to change.

 

Application Extension:


SAP Geographical Enablement Framework, extension for SAP EAM
is build upon the framework and specifically geo-enables certain EAM business objects.

EAM Extension SP00 (1st release)     Innovation Discovery Link

Availiable In Release Date Documentation
EHP 8 SP04 2016/11/9 (Q4, 2016) Application Help, Release Note
 
 
 


This blog is for information only. It is not an official document and its content might subject to change.

 

 

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