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  • This course enables experienced SAP BW users, modelers as well as administrators to run and work with SAP BW/4HANA. The emphasis on how to convert an existing SAP BW architecture and leverage new data models and functions provided by SAP BW/4HANA.

Goals

  • Outlining advantages of the SAP "In-Memory" database foundation for SAP BW in general.
  • Explaining specific features as well as new data models and functions of SAP BW/4HANA.
  • Introducing new user interfaces for working with SAP BW/4HANA.
  • Enabling support for converting BW applications to be compatible with SAP BW/4HANA.
  • Introducing the SAP architecture framework of LSA++ and providing guidelines on how to adapt your existing one.
  • Explaining native HANA modeling and how both, HANA Information Views as well as SAP BW/4HANA objects can complement each other in so- called "mixed scenarios".
  • Outlining Data Tiering Optimization in SAP BW/4HANA.
  • Providing an overview on new SAP HANA-related data provisioning methods for SAP BW/4HANA including the Operational Data Provisioning and Real-time Streaming based on Smart Data Integration.
  • Describing the impact SAP S/4HANA might have on your SAP BW strategy.

Audience

  • Application experts and consultants with a sound experience in SAP BW (especially on anyDB)
  • Project team members implementing and maintaining SAP BW/4HANA

Prerequisites

Essential

  • Hands-on experience in data modeling with SAP BW 7.x
  • BW310 (SAP BW Enterprise Data Warehousing non-HANA)

Recommended

  • DBW74 (SAP BW Delta to BW 7.4 non-HANA)
  • BW330 (SAP BW Data Modeling and Implementation)
  • HA100 (SAP HANA Introduction)
  • HA300 (SAP HANA Implementation and Data Modeling)

Course based on software release

  • SAP BW/4HANA 1.0 SP08 (03/2018)
  • SAP HANA 1.0 SPS12
  • SAP BW/4HANA Modeling Tools 1.19
  • SAP BusinessObjects Analysis for MS Excel 2.5

Content

  • Getting started
    • SAP HANA
    • SAP BW/4HANA
    • SAP BW/4HANA Modeling Tools in Eclipse and SAP BW/4HANA Cockpit
  • Paths to SAP BW/4HANA
    • Overview with additional details for In-Place Conversion as well as Remote Conversion.
  • SAP HANA Modeling
    • SAP HANA native Modeling of Calculation Views
  • Modeling and Running the SAP BW/4HANA Data Warehouse
    • InfoObject Enhancements
    • Advanced DataStore-Objects
    • CompositeProviders
    • BAdI-Providers
    • HANA-optimized Transformations
    • Process Chain Enhancements
    • HANA-optimized Analytic Manager
    • HANA Analysis Processes
    • Changes regarding Authorizations
    • SAP BW/4HANA Statistical Analysis based on ABAP CDS Views
    • SAP BW/4HANA Tool Collection
  • Modeling with SAP´s Reference Architecture LSA++
    • Review of Layered Scalable Architecture (LSA)
    • From LSA to LSA++: Streamline Core Layers
    • LSA++: Open Operational Data Store Layer based on Open ODS Views
    • LSA++: BW/4HANA Workspaces
  • Hybrid Modeling in Mixed Scenarios
    • Generation of external HANA-Views for BW/4HANA Objects
    • Modeling Mixed Scenarios
    • SAP BW/4HANA Content Add-On
    • Use case for Mixed Scenarios: SAP Predictive Analytics (optional)
  • SAP BW/4HANA Data Lifecycle Management
    • Multi-Temperature Data Management
    • SAP BW/4HANA Data Tiering Optimization
    • Additional Tiering Concepts
  • Data Provisioning into SAP HANA and SAP BW/4HANA
    • Overview of Data Provisioning Methods into SAP HANA
    • SAP LT Replication into SAP HANA
    • SAP HANA Smart Data Access
    • SAP HANA Smart Data Integration incl. real-time Streaming
    • Operational Data Provisioning into SAP BW/4HANA based on SAP Extractors, ABAP CDS Views, HANA Information Views and BW InfoProviders
    • Integration of Big Data
  • Relevance of SAP S/4HANA to SAP BW
    • overview of SAP S/4HANA and embedded analytics
    • Impact of SAP S/4HANA on your SAP BW strategy
  • References
    • Helpful Transaction Codes

Notes

  • This course provides you a very sound foundation of new concepts in SAP BW/4HANA and contains many references to additional documents and information sources.
  • This course has a very strong focus on hands-on experience and is based on 34 exercises.

This course is also available as a test system within SAP Live Access

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