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Author's profile photo Johann Schedrin

Overview of strategic SAP data modeling solutions – new learning journey

The roles of consultants and data modelers with data architects skills are becoming more and more important against the background of heterogeneous data sources and increasing system complexity. Not surprising, since their job is to streamline and simplify data organization across systems in order to improve performance and reduce costs.  

A central knowledge building block is the basic know-how about the strategic solutions of the responsible area. The new Learning Journey Exploring Data Modeling with SAP Solutions contains nothing else than that in the analytics area. It provides a holistic overview of the core functionality of SAP`s data modeling solutions:  

  • Native SAP HANA data modeling  
  • SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics   
  • SAP BW/4HANA  
  • SAP Datasphere  
  • SAP Analytics Cloud data modeling 
  • SAP BusinessObjects BI Semantic Layer 

The 3-hour learning journey gives data architects, data modelers, consultants and analytics specialists the necessary overview of the central SAP data modeling solutions and answers the question of which solution can be used to meet which requirements.   

Fill the gap through upskilling and enjoy SAP’s learning offerings on the SAP Learning site. This article is created and brought to you by SAP Product Learning CoE experts! 

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      Author's profile photo Jared Yabanci
      Jared Yabanci

      Thanks for the overview. Looking at your list of modelling tools I noticed that (in my view) the most important one is missing, which is SAP PowerDesigner. It is still available.  Is there a reason why you did not include it?

      Author's profile photo Johann Schedrin
      Johann Schedrin
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      Hi Jared,

      indeed, the SAP PowerDesigner supports data modeling but more in a conceptual way..

      We are focusing on data modeling solutions where you start to get into detailed data modeling work on object,- column and row level using detailed features like the choice of the right join with its conditions.

      I remember a scenario where the SAP EAD (Enterprise Architecture Designer) was used to model on high-level native SAP HANA calculation views and their dependencies but without being able to define detailed data modeling settings. This high-level model was then pushed into SAP HANA (Container) where the actual data modeling work started.

      I hope this scenario helps to make it a little bit more clear.