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Introducing the Data Protection Workbench of SAP BW/4HANA 2.0 Webcast Recap


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This was SAP user group webinar with Heiko Schneider, supporting Data Protection Workbench, data privacy and protection in BW/4HANA

Shipped with latest release, end of February

If you missed, feel free to join these upcoming webcasts:

March 27 BI: Influence of Agility and Big Data Principles to BW/4HANA Architecture

March 28 BI: Overview of Latest BI Features in SAP Cloud Analytics

April 9 BI: Data Protection & Privacy with BW/4HANA

April 10 BI: What’s New with Application Design in SAP Analytics Cloud

April 16 BI: What’s New in Transitioning from SAP BW to SAP BW/4HANA

April 18: INFL: ASUG SAP Analytics Cloud Influence Council Launch for Data Connectivity & Agile Data Preparation

May 16 BI: BW/4HANA and Data Hub Integration

Also we have several BW sessions at ASUG Annual Conference – check the schedule here


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How BW/4HANA evolved over the years

Data Hub – facilitates data movement, integration with BW/4HANA makes sense

BW/4HANA – modern data warehouse solution


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Mission for BW/4HANA includes simplification, openness


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List of recent innovations

Improved UI’s for development, eclipse based modeling tools, web cockpit, including Data Protection Workbench

Further integration with Data Hub



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GDPR regulations, for those doing business with the EU

Data protection topic is important for customers

Before BW/4HANA 2.0, some functionality available covered in 4 bullet points above


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Read access logging available in NetWeaver platform

Where used list, use on a dedicated characteristic value, and where post in BW (a manual effort)


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Customer decides which scenarios to implement; special for each customer

Cannot deliver an “out of the box” solution that complies with all scenarios and regulations

From SAP source system side, SAP ILM provides this, covers data lifecycle management, what is missing today is integration with SAP ILM and BW/4HANA

Delivered in 2.0


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Activate content, then use Data Protection Workbench; when sensitive data is removed from SAP Source system, notification record is posted in SAP ILM, and notifications are collected in that table, business content is activated and replicated to BW/4HANA

An ADSO in BW/4HANA is stored; more transparency in data deletion process, data deleted in data targets

Data Protection Workbench provided integration with SAP ILM


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Customer defines sensitive characteristics in ILM and map to BW


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Data Source is activated in business content

Data Flow is shown above

Structure is on the right


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Downport is planned for middle of this year


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Road map plans

Project Blueberry plans – what plan to ship a data warehouse as a service; BW will become part of it. Will be integrated tightly with SAP Analytics Cloud. Product will evolve.


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Further enhancements of data tiering optimization


If you missed this webcast today, please join this webcast in April:

April 9 BI: Data Protection & Privacy with BW/4HANA

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