This was an ASUG webcast given yesterday. The replay is here. More upcoming BW/4HANA webcasts are below:
- May 8 BI: Integration of Data Warehousing Foundation with SAP BW/4HANA
- May 17 SAP BW/4HANA and the SAP Data Hub
- May 22 SAP BW/4HANA and Predictive: Making Your Data Warehouse Smarter
- May 31 SAP BW/4HANA Architecture Archetypes
- June 21 Modeling Time Dimensions in SAP BW/4HANA
SAP provides business content as a jump start. It is very useful in developing your own content as templates.
Obtain a greater level of detail with this content.
New content is added every SP/quarter
Different scenarios for business content; Scenario A is just data sources, Scenario B includes data sources & infoobjects, Scenario C, using CONTB and CONT – predefined advanced DSO’s, data flows to include queries
Content uses new modeling objects
Data sources covered include HANA EIM, Vora, – a number of ways to connect sources
Classic LSA had mandatory layers; LSA++ persists data once and has optional layers
Corporate memory: Optional in LSA++
Built advanced DSO’s that use field-based modeling
Core EDW has InfoSources
Composite provider is virtual data mart layer
RSOR transaction to select data flow objects and it will only pull in the necessary objects
Only deliver DTP’s if necessary for the content
Non-persisent DTP is not delivered with content, include as proposal
See the help here for what is new in SP05
The above shows which content is delivered when
What is new in SP05 is QM/quality management
For PP, content is only delivered up to InfoSource
Question & Answer
Q: So infosource is not part of the future roadmap ?
A: Infosources can still be used in BW/4HANA
Q: I don’t see on slide 20
Q: Can you share the note that says the datasources that are released on S4HANA ?
Q: Is BW/4 HANA only on Cloud ?
A: It is available on-premise
Q: If source system ECC migrates to S/4 HANA? Table structures will changes in ECC right? so how about BW data sources?
A: See SAP Note 2500202
Q: Is BW/4 HANA only on Cloud ?
A: On premise – please check Marc Bernard’s session at 2018 ASUG Annual Conference session: https://sessioncatalog.sapevents.com/go/agendabuilder.sessions/?l=169&sid=58725_478169&locale=en_US
Q: If you go to SOH (ECC on HANA) you would not need the COPA accelerator anymore, correct?
Q: How do the extractors 0FI_ACDOCA_10 and _20 fit in?
A: They directly reflect the ACDOCA table used in S/4HANA. However, currently there is no content for it yet on BW/4 side.
Q: Can you shows us the data flows for GL?
Q: So the dilemma is how BW/4HANA can help a S/4HANA client and I don’t see compelling options for client. BW/4HANA can only best serve ECC based client today
A: Not sure why come to that conclusion; extractors with ECC can be used with S/4 – and thousand CDS and BW/4HANA can connect those CDS as datasource using ODP- lots of opportunity
Q: Client on BW on HANA in B4H Mode vs BW/4HANA – what will they loose or gain in comparison?
A: If running BW7.5 and added add-on, and now run B4H, it doesn’t allow you to use old objects; not getting new enhancements of BW/4HANA – can’t use myself connection, classic DSO’s, etc.
Q: Brian talked about a web site showing which CDS can be used as a data source. When would that be available ?
A: currently no fixed date for it yet. However basically you can extract through all views by adding the annotation @Analytics.extraction.enabled : true
Q: For example if I can filly leverage 0FI-ACDOCA_10 I can throw all the FI/CO extrcators you shared in this slide
A: this would cover most of the FI reporting, not all, will need to check the details
Q: Does BW/4HANA also come with some CDS views?
A: Yes, the technical content is made up of CDS views
Q: You mentioned about IBP ; is it integrated on BW4HANA
A: Not exactly; with BW/4HANA have BPC11.0 is integrated. IBP is in S4 and not in BW/4HANA
Q: For views in BW/4HANA – should we use Graphical Views or go after CDS views?
A: Graphical calculation views are the modeling entities which can be used by CompositeProviders.
Q: Is there any standard S4 content for Business Objects?
A: Working on content for SAP Analytics Cloud
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What do you think of the BW/4HANA business content? I know in the past I have made heavy use of the BW business content.