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SAP Geographical Enablement Framework (in short SAP Geo Framework) works as the foundation to extend business data with geometric attributes for SAP Business Suite or S4/HANA 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 or S/4HANA 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 functions and data from Enterprise GIS systems on the same map to obtain better insights. It also allows customer to configure access to multiple  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 or S/4HANA solution
  • 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: view assets (funtional location) in SAP.

Geometry Editor


Example: edit the geometry of a certain asset (functional location) 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) Admin Guide & Application Help, Release Note
S/4HANA 1709  2017/09/15 (Q3, 2017)​ Addmin Guide & Application Help, Release Note, Security Guide (Under Cross Components-> Geographcal Enablement Framework)
S/4HANA 1610 SPS03 *   (Q4, 2017) *  
EHP6 SP20 *   (Q4, 2017) *
EHP7 SP15 *   (Q4, 2017) *

Note*: Planned releases are subject to change.

 

Spatially Enabled SAP Applications:


SAP Geo Framework for SAP EAM
or SAP Geo Framework for SAP S/4HANA Asset Management is build upon the framework and specifically geo-enables certain EAM business objects.

SAP Geo Framework for SAP EAM 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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