In this book written for SAP BI, big data, and IT architects, the authors expertly provide clear recommendations for building modern analytics architectures running on SAP HANA technologies. Explore integration with big data frameworks and predictive analytics components. Obtain the tools you need to assess possible architecture scenarios and get guidelines for choosing the best option for your organization. Know your options for on-premise, in the cloud, and hybrid solutions. Readers will be guided through SAP BW/4HANA and SAP HANA native data warehouse scenarios, as well as field-tested integration options with big data platforms. Explore migration options and architecture best practices. Consider organizational and procedural changes resulting from the move to a new, up-to-date analytics architecture that supports your data-driven or data-informed organization. By using practical examples, tips, and screenshots, this book explores: - SAP HANA and SAP BW/4HANA architecture concepts - Predictive Analytics and Big Data component integration - Recommendations for a sustainable, future-proof analytics solutions - Organizational impact and change management
SAP master data governance - overview -- Data modeling -- Overview -- Data migration
New functions & technologies: Archive Routing, Transaction TAANA, XML-based archiving, & more; New chapters on archiving in SAP ERP HCM & SAP NetWeaver BI. This much anticipated, completely revised edition is up-to-date for SAP ERP 6.0, and provides you with valuable knowledge to master data archiving with SAP. Fully updated, this new edition includes two all-new chapters on XML-based data archiving & archiving in SAP ERP HCM and contains detailed descriptions of the new functions & technologies, such as Archive Routing & transaction TAANA. Readers uncover the underlying technologies & quickly familiarize themselves with all activities of data archiving _ archivability checks, the archiving process, storage of archive files, and display of archived data. The book focuses on the requirements of system & database administrators as well as project collaborators who are responsible for implementing data archiving in an SAP customer project. Highlights include: - Data Archiving in the Context of Information Lifecycle Management; - Basics and Processes; - Accessing Archive Files; - Archive Development Kit (ADK); - Archive Routing; - Transaction TAANA; - XML-Based Archiving; - Archiving in SAP ERP (incl. HCM), SAP CRM & SAP NetWeaver BI; - Description of Project Phases; - Project Checklist.
* Everything you need to know about the new Information Design Tool and UNX universes * Explore step-by-step universe design, from connecting to different data sources, to creating data foundations, to building business layers * Compare and convert UNV to UNX universes Bend the cosmos to your will! For SAP data and non-SAP data alike, this comprehensive resource spans universe creation to universe publication. Learn to build single- and multisource data foundations and business layers and to convert UNV to UNX using the new Information Design Tool. Using step-by-step instructions and guiding screenshots, explore the important Information Design Tool features and functionalities that will put intelligent design within your grasp. Information Design Tool Explore its interface and find tips to design and manage universes that fit your needs. Not Just Semantics Begin with a conversation on the fundamental role of the semantic layer and then move into the pillars of universe design: the data foundation and the business layer.Connecting to any Data Source and to SAP Systems Connect to any relational data source or OLAP cube with your universe, and make sure you're using the right parameters and access methods to retrieve enterprise data from SAP systems. Publishing and Sharing Universes Learn how to make universes available for consumption by SAP BusinessObjects BI tools and for collaboration with other designers. Comparing the Old with the New Differentiate between universes created with the Universe Design Tool and Information Design Tool, and learn how to convert UNV to UNX.
From your customer's purchasing habits to your employee's key performance indicators, data can provide business insight and predict future market trends. With this comprehensive guide to SAP's Predictive Analysis toolset, anticipate market changes, drive decision making and unlock the potential of your data sources. Filled with practical examples, case studies, and business explanations, this book will simplify the complex predictive analysis process and teach you how to use SAP's Predictive Analysis toolset to understand what your data has been trying to tell you. Extensive coverage of the Predictive Analysis module, the PAL Library, R-Integration, and HANA will enable you to choose the best algorithm for your needs. Learn how to organize large amounts of data into comprehensive data models, visualizations, and reports with ease!.
n diesem Praxishandbuch lernen Sie das SAP-Standard-Werkzeug zur Datenmigration, die Legacy System Migration Workbench, kurz LSMW genannt, Schritt für Schritt kennen. Detailliert und anhand von Beispielen werden die Funktionen anschaulich mit Screenshots erläutert. Es ist ein Leitfaden zum Erlernen der Datenmigration mittels SAP-LSMW sowie auch ein Nachschlagwerk für alle schon erfahrenen SAP Berater. Sie bekommen hierbei die langjährigen Erfahrungen im Umgang mit diesem SAP-Standard-Werkzeug anschaulich vermittelt. Die SAP LSMW lässt sich auch ohne Programmierkenntnisse gut einsetzen und hilft Ihnen in der Kombination mit MS Excel, Daten erfolgreich aufzubereiten und zu migrieren. Der Inhalt und die dargestellten Beispiele im Buch basieren hierbei auf dem Releasestand SAP ERP 6.0. Die folgenden Themen werden u.a. behandelt: - SAP Legacy System Migration Workbench verständlich erklärt - Ausführliche Praxisbeispiele - Tipps und Tricks für eine erfolgreiche Datenmigration
Bring your data presentations into focus with this comprehensive guide to SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence. Updated for Webi 4.2, this book will teach you to create, design, and share your reports, while exploring the fundamentals of Webi and its extended capabilities. This fourth edition includes information on data source options for building new documents and queries, and a new HTML5-based viewing interface. Punch up your reporting and analysis! a. SAP BI 4.2 SP4 Dive into Web Intelligence 4.2 enhancements and platform improvements, including a new HTML5 user interface, support for geomaps, and access to additional data sources b. Webi from A to Z Get the complete picture of working with Web Intelligence, from creation to publication. From the first step to the last, learn how to design reports that make an impact with this comprehensive guide c. Web Intelligence Interactive Viewer Discover the HTML5-based Web Intelligence Interactive Viewer and BI launchpad, a fully integrated interface for organizing, viewing, analyzing, and sharing business intelligence content.
Revised edition of the authors' SAP SuccessFactors employee central, 
* The complete guide to business intelligence with SAP * Learn everything you need to know about data warehousing and reporting with SAP * Covers data modeling, data collection, administration, and more Finally--the entire world of business intelligence in SAP comes in one volume! This comprehensive guide covers the full spectrum of SAP solutions for BI: both SAP NetWeaver 7.3 and SAP BusinessObjects 4.x. In this book, you'll learn everything you need to know regarding data modeling and retrieval, optimal use of reporting tools from SAP (BEx and BusinessObjects), and the essential updates in the new SAP NetWeaver release. BI in the Enterprise Learn how to plan your BI strategy and which special features you should keep in mind for your BI project. Backend Find everything you need to know about essential topics in data warehousing: data modeling, extraction, administration, and authorization. Frontend Explore the entire portfolio of reporting: SAP Business Explorer (BEx), SAP Crystal Reports, SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards, SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, SAP BusinessObjects Explorer, and SAP BusinessObjects Analysis.Consolidation and Planning Discover the most important tools based on SAP NetWeaver BW, such as BW Integrated Planning and the consolidation solution, SEM-BCS. Practical Information Examine the most important administration issues in a way that's both understandable and practical (based on the current releases: SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 and SAP BusinessObjects 4.x). Highlights * BI in the enterprise * Data modeling * ETL * Administration * Permissions * SAP Business Explorer * SAP BusinessObjects Analysis * SAP Crystal Reports * SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (formerly Xcelsius) * SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence * SAP BusinessObjects Explorer * SAP BusinessObjects BI platform * BW integrated planning * SAP SEM-BCS
"This book is the definitive guide for SAP NetWeaver BI professionals. Based on their extraordinary expertise with the product, the authors provide deep insights about key innovations in the areas of user experience, query performance, integrated planning, and enterprise-wide data warehousing." —Stefan Sigg, Vice President, SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence The long-anticipated publication of this second edition reflects the growing success of SAP NetWeaver as well as the various Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities that are embedded with SAP BW version 7.0. Written by SAP insiders, this comprehensive guide takes into account the ever-changing features, functionality, and toolsets of SAP NetWeaver to bring you the most updated information on how to use SAP BW to design, build, deploy, populate, access, analyze, present, and administer data. You'll discover the options that are available in SAP NetWeaver and uncover a new means to improve business performance. This book reflects the process an organization goes through during an implementation of the software. The authors begin with an introduction to BI and SAP NetWeaver and quickly progress to information modeling and enterprise data warehouse concepts. You'll learn how to access and deliver meaningful analytic information to the organization, as well as perform integrated planning functions. Finally, the authors share invaluable insight on warehouse administration, performance, and security. With more than 50 percent new or revised material, this second edition of Mastering the SAP Business Information Warehouse shows you how to: Extract data from online transaction processing systems Store transformed data in a way that best supports reporting and analysis Use the various Business Explorer tools such as BEx Report Designer, BEx Analyzer, BEx Broadcaster, and BEx Web Application Designer Schedule, monitor, troubleshoot, and archive data loads The companion Web site contains sample chapters in Wiki format and the authors' blog where readers may enter discussions about the book and SAP. Wiley Technology Publishing Timely. Practical. Reliable. Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/ Visit the companion Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/mcdonald The companion Web site contains the sample code presented in the text of the book, plus implementation templates.
"See how SAP S/4HANA will change your BI processes! Explore the embedded analytics architecture and data model to learn how to perform analytics on live transactional data. Business user? Walk step-by-step through SAP Smart Business KPIs and multidimensional reporting. Analytics specialist? Master the virtual data model and creating KPIs. Jack of all trades? Create CDS views, apply custom fields and logic, or see what's coming up with machine learning. This is your complete guide to SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics!"--