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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 migrate an existing SAP BW architecture and leverage new data models and functions provided by SAP BW/4HANA.


  • Outlining advantages of the SAP "In-Memory" database foundation for SAP BW/4HANA in general.
  • Introducing new user interfaces for working with SAP BW/4HANA.
  • Enabling support for conversion projects to SAP BW/4HANA.
  • Explaining specific features as well as new data models or functions of SAP BW/4HANA also in the context of SAP´s reference architecture Layered Scalable Architecture (LSA++).
  • Explaining native HANA modeling and how both, HANA Calculation Views as well as SAP BW/4HANA objects can complement each other in so- called "mixed scenarios".
  • Outlining Multi-Temperature data management concepts and its implementation in SAP BW/4HANA.
  • Providing an overview of all source system interfaces and data provisioning methods for loading data into SAP BW/4HANA.
  • Describing the impact SAP S/4HANA might have on your SAP BW strategy.


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



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


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

Course based on software release

  • SAP BW/4HANA 2.0 SP00
  • SAP HANA 2.0 SPS03
  • SAP S/4HANA 1809
  • SAP BW/4HANA Modeling Tools 1.21
  • SAP BusinessObjects Analysis for MS Excel 2.7


  • Getting started
    • SAP HANA
    • SAP BW/4HANA
    • SAP BW/4HANA Modeling Tools in Eclipse
    • SAP BW/4HANA Cockpit
  • Paths to SAP BW/4HANA
    • In-Place Conversion, Shell Conversion and Remote Conversion Approaches
  • SAP HANA Modeling
    • SAP HANA native Modeling of Calculation Views
    • Differences of HANA Modeling in SAP HANA 1.0 to SAP HANA 2.0
  • Core Modeling Artifacts in SAP BW/4HANA
    • InfoObjects
    • Advanced DataStore-objects
    • CompositeProviders
    • Open ODS Views
    • BAdI-Providers
    • Positioning of these Artifacts in the SAP Layered Scalable Architecture (LSA++)
  • Hybrid Modeling in Mixed Scenarios
    • Generation of external HANA Calculation Views for BW/4HANA Objects
    • Typical use cases for Mixed Scenarios
  • Running the SAP BW/4HANA Data Warehouse
    • Changes to Authorizations
    • Statistical Analysis in SAP BW/4HANA
    • The SAP BW/4HANA Content Add-on
    • SAP HANA Analysis Processes
    • Enhancements to the Analytic Manager
    • SAP HANA-optimized Transformations
    • Changes to Process Chains
  • SAP BW/4HANA Data Lifecycle Management
    • Multi-Temperature Data Management
    • SAP BW/4HANA Data Tiering Optimization
  • Data Provisioning into SAP HANA and SAP BW/4HANA
    • SAP LT Replication into SAP HANA
    • SAP HANA Smart Data Access
    • SAP HANA Smart Data Integration incl. real-time Streaming
    • Operational Data Provisioning 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
  • Appendix (optional)
    • SAP BW/4HANA Workspaces
    • Mixed Scenario based on SAP Predictive Analytics
    • SAP Analytics Cloud
    • SAP BW/4HANA Tool Collection
    • Helpful Transaction Codes


  • This course provides you a very sound foundation of new BW concepts and contains many references to additional documents and information sources.
  • This course has a very strong focus on hands-on experience based on 28 exercises.

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

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