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Author's profile photo Tanja Wingerter

SAP Data Warehouse Cloud: New Features in Q1 2022

A new year is with us already! Although times are tough, we are not discouraged, and have developed a range of new useful new features to make SAP Data Warehouse Cloud even more valuable. These include a number of impatiently awaited integration features, and, with the Data Marketplace, completely new opportunities for integrating data.

So here is our selection of top features for Q1 2022:

  • Data Marketplace
  • Shell conversion for SAP BW bridge
  • Import of  SAP S/4HANA entities
  • New functions in modeling
  • New Business Content

Data Marketplace

In order to create a holistic data warehouse, it is essential to include external data. What do we mean by external data? A good example is COVID-19 figures that your HR department needs so it can understand the impact on its office locations, or stock data of competitors that you can use to put your internal performance data into a market perspective.

With the Data Marketplace you can easily share and integrate external data with just a few clicks. You can search for and purchase data products from data providers. Or you can become a data provider yourself and offer data products to other users of Data Marketplace.

 

Shell Conversion for SAP BW Bridge

Another important milestone in the integration of SAP BW has been achieved:  Transferring data models from SAP BW or SAP BW/4HANA to SAP BW bridge is now possible via shell conversion.  The Transfer Cockpit supports you in migrating selected data models into an SAP BW bridge tenant. You can then use these objects for further modeling and import them as remote tables into SAP Data Warehouse Cloud.

Import of  SAP S/4HANA Entities

You might have already made use of  SAP S/4HANA Cloud data, but perhaps you prefer to re-use existing metadata and data from SAP S/4HANA Cloud so that you don’t have to rebuild everything manually. In this case,  this is the solution for you:

You can now import existing entities from SAP S/4HANA Cloud into SAP Data Warehouse Cloud in order to build new models on top of them or to enhance them.

New Functions in Modeling

There are many new functions in modeling. Here is an overview of the main ones:

  • You can now easily calculate values in different currencies with the Currency Conversion column in the Data Builder’s Graphical View editor.
  • You can now easily make a local copy of an object with the Save As function.
  • You can set a default value for each of your input parameters.

New Business Content

Finally, there are three new content packages which I would like to introduce to you:

  • The SAP Sustainability Control Tower helps you to reach your sustainability ambitions with holistic, enterprise-wide sustainability performance management.
  • The SAP Intelligent Real Estate content is built on data from SAP Cloud for Real Estate and SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Contract and Lease Management. It covers the topics Portfolio Overview, Occupancy Management, Workspace Management, and List Reports.
  • The Sales Analytics for SAP S/4HANA on-premise content package is based on sales documents items and billing documents items from SAP S/4HANA on-premise. It covers three scenarios: Sales Volumes, Profit Margin and Incoming Orders.

If you would like to have an overview of all the features that have been released, read the what’s new information on the Help Portal:

https://help.sap.com/viewer/5a2cf6cf78ee4f03bbd49714d79d8559/cloud/en-US

Alternatively,  please feel free to watch the video detailing the highlights of Q1 2022 (including demos):

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      Author's profile photo Poshan Kumar Reddy Ponnamreddy
      Poshan Kumar Reddy Ponnamreddy

      Good information Tanja. Thanks for sharing new features of DWC latest release. I found Data Market Place and Currency conversions are really useful features in this release.

      Regarding Shell Conversion (metadata transfer) for SAP BW Bridge currently selected model transfers are allowed to migrate from 7.3 and above to BW bridge.

      Any updates or expected dates to allow conversion from version BI 7.0.

      During earlier roadmaps it(BI 7.0 Shell Conversion) was projected for Q3 2022, but now it's removed from the Road map.

      Please advise if you have any updates on the same.

       

      Thanks

      Poshan

      Author's profile photo Tanja Wingerter
      Tanja Wingerter
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Poshan,

      unfortunately, we won't offer conversion for BI 7.0 as the differences for this release are too big. Only SAP BW 7.3x onwards are supported.

      best, Tanja

      Author's profile photo Poshan Kumar Reddy Ponnamreddy
      Poshan Kumar Reddy Ponnamreddy

      Thanks for the clarification Tanja. It's a great clarity for the customers who are not on 7.3 above.

      Author's profile photo Shubham Kapoor
      Shubham Kapoor

      Hi Tanja,

      Is there any update on Commenting Functionality if we are using SAP DWC views/models in SAC story. As per SAP Note :2832606 , the comment widget is not supported but is it now possible in further updates ?
      Can we use Data point commenting in case of DWC live connection to SAC?

      Thanks,

      Shubham

      Author's profile photo Tanja Wingerter
      Tanja Wingerter
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Shubham,

      Unfortunately, commenting (via widget or data point) is not possible on DWC models. We would like to resolve this in the future, but we have not yet a planned delivery date.

      regards,

      Tanja