While helping my customer to switch to latest BW version, we have come across Advanced DSO (aDSO), the new Infoprovider type introduced by SAP in BW 7.4 on HANA. This blog summarizes the FAQs on advanced DSO. What is SAP BW advanced DSO? In all current and previous versions of BW, transaction and summary data … Continue reading FAQ: Advanced DSOs
From BW 7.4 on HANA, SAP provides options to push the ABAP logic to HANA, by rewriting the ABAP code using HANA script. The purpose of the code push down is to leverage the in-memory capabilities of HANA to boost performance. SAP terms it as HANA Optimization. In our recent BW migration project, we measure … Continue reading Optimize BW ABAP codes to HANA
To prepare your BW system to migrate to HANA, it's important to estimate the memory size of the new HANA server. For BW 7.3 customers with a sufficient ST-PI Patch level, the BW HANA Sizing report /SDF/HANA_BW_SIZING should already be in the system. This sizing report helps customer to estimate the memory requirement of their … Continue reading Prepare your BW for HANA – Read the Sizing Report
The most widely used SAP BW version nowadays is BW 7.3 or 7.31 on any DB, and it's end of support would be Dec-2020. My customer, with all their report development based in BW, is well aware of this, and is looking closely into the SAP BW roadmap. Current SAP BW Customer on any other … Continue reading When should I upgrade my SAP BW?
This article is for small SAP customers who want to set up a BI solution. The following BI Landscape are chosen by most customers Option 1: With SAP Business Warehouse ETL : ETL Functionality in BW Data Warehouse: SAP BW Reporting Layer: SAP Business Objects (BO) Option 2: Without SAP Business Warehouse ETL: SAP Data … Continue reading Should I use SAP BW as Data Warehouse?