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Author's profile photo Thomas Zurek

#BW4HANA 2.0 Has Been Released

Today, BW/4HANA 2.0 has been released. It is a major update to version 1.0 which was shipped 2 years ago. With 1.0 SP8, the BW/4HANA Cockpit has emerged as the new entry point to the product, basically replacing the classic BW admin workbench. It is based on the Fiori Launchpad paradigm and technology. As such, it works in any browser, on PCs and touchscreen devices. For example, a BW/4HANA admin can now easily check from her or his smartphone whether process chain runs have succeeded and data has been released to end users.

In the 3-min video below, you can see the new version of the BW/4HANA Cockpit that is shipped with 2.0. Jascha shows a glimpse of what’s improved and what’s new. My three personal highlights are:

  • the tiles are not only buttons but provide useful data related to the underlying functionality, e.g. the number of infoproviders, i.e. it is launchpad and dashboard at the same time,
  • the addition of the Data Privacy Workbench, e.g. to propagate GDPR relevant changes that have been processed in an S/4HANA source system and can now be propagated to the BW/4 instance,
  • the notifications feature that immediately indicates alerts to which I have subscribed.

But there is more, and I suggest you check out this video and the more detailed material (e.g. here) that will be published in the next few days and weeks. Enjoy!

This blog is cross-published here. You can follow me on Twitter via @tfxz.

PS: The BW/4HANA 2.0 documentation can be found here.

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      Author's profile photo Akniyet Assanbek
      Akniyet Assanbek

      check process chains through a smartphone, very good. Is it possible to make changes?
      but I think that the developers are already thinking about it !

      Author's profile photo sandeep karnati
      sandeep karnati

      Hello Thosma,

      thank you for the post.

      i am working on upgrading the BW4HANA1 (this is on Hana 1.0) to BW4HANA2.

      do i need to database first to Hana 2.o and then perform BW4HANA2 upgrade?

      or SUM tool will take care of full cycle?

      Author's profile photo Satish Movva
      Satish Movva

      Hi Sandeep,

      First you need to upgrade the HANA from 1.0 to 2.0.

      Also you need to verify the OS release compatibility.

      Once OS and DB are compatible with target BW/4HANA 2.0, then you can proceed with upgrade using SUM.

      Author's profile photo Dominik Kacprzak
      Dominik Kacprzak

      Analyzing functional gaps between BW 7.5 and BW4HANA, is there any plan to deliver BEx Broadcaster like functionality?


      Author's profile photo Mario Kauer
      Mario Kauer

      I think I read that this wouldn't happen and you should use BusinessObjects instead.