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SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence and Crystal Report for Enterprise now supports (from BI 4.1 SP05) manual entry of values for variables.

 

With this enhancements the end users now would be able to simply type in a values in the text box for manual entry instead of selecting each values from List of Values.

Note: Manual entry would be enabled on Web Intelligence and Crystal Reports for Enterprise clients only when the BEX Query variable is created with “Manual Entry/Default value” processing type in BEX Query designer

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Upon updating your environment to BI 4.1 SP05, Manual entry of values would be supported on following variable types.

  • Single value variable
  • Multi single value variable
  • Interval (range) value variable
  • Single keydate variable
  • Formula variable
  • Selection Option variable

 

By default, selection option variables are mapped to a range. In order to use this feature, selection option variables has to be mapped to a multi-value prompt, for which you would have to run the following command depending on the client.

Note: Manual entry support will be enabled for other listed variables types by default with BI 4.1 SP05


For Webi:

  • Webi Rich Client: Run Registry Editor and Add the entry “Dsap.sl.bics.variableComplexSelectionMapping=multivalue” in the following registry key and restart the client

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  • Webi Java and DHTML Viewer: Launch CMC -> Servers -> WebI Adaptive Processing Server ->Properties -> Java child VM arguments add the entry “Dsap.sl.bics.variableComplexSelectionMapping=multivalue”

 

For CR:

  • CR4E: In the config file, add the entry “sap.sl.bics.variableComplexSelectionMapping=multivalue” and restart the client

        Config file is located at “[Install_Dir]\Crystal Reports for Enterprise XI 4.0\configuration\config.ini”

  • CR Viewer: Launch CMC -> Servers -> Crystal Reports Processing Server ->Properties -> Java child VM arguments add the entry  “Dsap.sl.bics.variableComplexSelectionMapping=multivalue”

 

With Manual entry of values you can make use of expressions and patterns to reduce the number of values to be filled and speed up the selection process depending on the requirement, following are couple of examples.

  • Single member: 1
  • Interval: 1 – 5 (do include the spaces)
  • Expressions with operators: >4 , >=4 , <4 , <=4
  • Exclusions: !5 (any key but 5)
  • Combinations: 1 – 10 ; !5 (all the keys from 1 to 10 except 5)
  • Patterns: *1 : all keys that end in 1 (for ex. 01, 11, 21) and *1* : all keys that include 1 (for ex. 01, 10, 11, 12, 13, 21)

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The support for manual entry of values does not have any impact on the existing capability to select values from List of Values, users can still continue to make use of list of values for providing values for prompts.

 

With this enhancement, following is the consolidated list of clients supporting manual entry of values for variables.


    Reporting:

  • Web Intelligence
  • Crystal Report for Enterprise

    Dashboarding & Apps:

  • Design Studio

    Agile Visualization:

  • Lumira Desktop
  • Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office
  • Analysis, edition for OLAP
  • Explorer

 

Refer to SAP Note 1869560 for detailed SAP Integration support matrix for BI on BW.

Simon To

BI Mentors Monday

Posted by Simon To Nov 10, 2014

SAP Mentors Monday are public webcasts where we share information, experience, and success stories with the community. There are a couple sessions coming up that are presented by the SAP Mentors who are BI-focus. Greg Myers, Owen Pettiford, Jamie Oswald and I are teaming up to present different BI stories.

 

Please mark your calendar. The following is the tentative agenda.

 

Part 1:

Date/Time: Dec 15, 2014,  4:30 PM Eastern/3:30 PM Central/1:30 PM Pacific

Presenters: Greg Myers and I

Topics:  -- I will talk about Location Intelligence dashboarding.

              -- Greg will share about a monster BI 4.1 deployment with 20 servers in a cluster serving 60,000 users.

 

Part 2:

Date/Time: TBD

Presenters: Jamie Oswald and Owen Pettiford

Topics: -- HANA Implementation, Lumira Server and Fiori.

 

I will post the webcast access information when they are available.

 

simon

This blog discusses the use case where we can use list of values generated in SAP Business Objects Information Design Tool's (IDT) data foundation layer for SAP HANA input parameters (from SAP HANA information view).


As we know that we can map SAP HANA input parameters to universe parameters in data foundation layer of IDT and this can be done by creating derived table in IDT. If you are not sure how to achieve that then please refer to document here. You would need to write a SQL statement to create derived table in IDT. I would like to suggest you to look at SQL statement generated in HANA studio when you preview your data. You can copy the part in green and then use it in IDT (as shown below).


SQL Statement in SAP HANA Studio:




SQL Statement in IDT:




Challenge/Issue/Gap:


When we use SAP HANA input parameters in Information Design Tool then the list of values created in SAP HANA doesn't come along. For example, following is the input parameter created in SAP HANA information view (using SAP HANA studio). We are using other HANA information view (see "View/Table for value help:*") which contains text attribute for distribution channel.



When we preview data in SAP HANA studio then the we can select from list:




However, this list is not visible or comes along with input parameter in IDT.


Solution/Suggestion:


In this case, we can create list of values from same HANA information view or data model, which contains text attribute of distribution channel in data foundation layer of Information Design Tool. Please use following steps:


Click on "List of value based on SQL" under "Lists of Values" section in IDT's data foundation


Write the SQL statement and hit "Save" to save data foundation layer.



Once list is created then use it to map with distribution channel parameter.


 


Now, you should be able to carry this list as well as input parameters to IDT Business Layer and use them as universe prompts. Please note if you are using HANA variables then these variables are visible in data foundation layer and we can use them as Universe prompts as well. HANA variables did not have this issue/gap. So, you can use variables instead of input parameter based on your use case.

 

If you have attended the Developer Wars at the ASUG's SAP Analytics and BusinessObjects Conference last month, you know how exciting, energetic and entertaining it is. If you have not attended this event, you might want to make a mental note to check it out next year. My blog and the ASUGNews blog can give you some idea of what the Developer Wars is about.

 

But meanwhile, Megan Fox and Joy Coates from the beneficiary organization, Jobs for The Future, and the winning team from NTT Data have graciously agreed to do a webcast on Wednesday October 15, 2014 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM Central Daylight Time (10 - 11 AM Pacific Daylight Time). Access information will be added later.

 

This is the 3rd year that ASUG is hosting the Developer Wars at the BusinessObjects Conference. It is getting better and better each year, thanks to the countless hours spent by the ASUG volunteers and the wonderful ASUG staffs. And of course, the fantastic MC performance by our fellow SAP Mentor Jamie Oswald. This is a great representation of what a user community is about.

 

This year we have 4 teams entering the contest. Three of them are SAP partners and one of them is consisted of SAP customers (code named The Expendables). NTT Data team, code named Optimal Optimizers, have won the contest and they are going to show you their winning solution.

 

Please mark your calendar and join us on this webcast.

 

simon

 

 

These are the access information:

SAP Connect: https://sap.na.pgiconnect.com/sapmm +1-720-897-6637,, 170 133 7730#

US iPhone: +1-720-897-6637,, 378 224 4518#
US BBerry: +1-720-897-6637 x378 224 4518#

Participant Passcode: 378 224 4518#

Country Number

US and Canada   1-866-312-7353

US and Canada   1-720-897-6637

US and Canada   1-646-434-0499

US and Canada   1-484-427-2544

 

 

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This was an SAP webcast last week.

 

 

 

Full disclaimer - I am not using this functionality

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Figure 1: Source: SAP

 

Figure 1 shows the type of connectivity between BW and Web Intelligence.

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Figure 2: Source: SAP

 

Size the system correctly; this cannot be emphasized enough the SAP speaker said.

 

SAP speaker said to size yourself or hire SAP Consulting services

 

Go to https://service.sap.com/sizing then go to Sizing > Sizing Guidelines > Analytics

 

It is updated; latest update was in February of this year and is relevant to SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

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Figure 3: Source: SAP

 

The number processing servers and  how many concurrent connections are important considerations per Figure 3

 

Single processing server per machine; ensure disk cache is available – no limit in memory

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Figure 4: Source: SAP

 

Out of box, you need to better size APS, the SAP speaker said

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Figure 5: Source: SAP

 

Request time out – mimics the amount of time it waits to hear back from a service/server when it gets the data back

 

Regarding the safety belt see SAP BusinessObjects Increasing Stability by Setting Limits on Max. Retrievable Cells From SAP BW into Web Intelligence Using BICS

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Figure 6: Source: SAP

 

Upgrade, the speaker said to see more performance improvements

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Figure 7: Source: SAP

 

SAP speaker said “Don’t use ConnectionServer32” listed in Figure 7

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Figure 8: Source: SAP

 

Implementation of lean was not fully achieved until BI4.1 SP02 patch 1

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Figure 9: Source: SAP

 

For me, bullet number 3 was new (“determine the actual error being thrown by WebI rather than the error reported to the end user”)

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Figure 10: Source: SAP

 

Run query using RSRT back in BW


Run query through Analysis OLAP/BEx Analyzer – issue is with BW/BICS and not WebI

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Figure 11: Source: SAP

 

Not all features of a BEx Query are supported by Web Intelligence

 

Look up SAP Note 1869560 - see http://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1869560

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Figure 12: Source: SAP

 

Error is thrown when WebI processing server encounters an error when communicating another service, as shown in Figure 12

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Figure 13: Source: SAP

 

See note below:

 

http://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1861180

Reproduce error while have End to End trace

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Figure 14: Source: SAP

 

Do a more refined search; capture root cause error and search for that

 

Speed up processing of incident – include trace files

 

Provide raw file to SAP Support – “Do not filter it”, the SAP speaker said

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Figure 15: Source: SAP

 

Figure 15 is a summary.

 

Full disclosure - I am not using BW with Web Intelligence but these are things you can do with most of the tools when working against BW.

 

Consider attending SAP TechEd && d-code .  Join ASUG for the ASUG SAP TechEd Pre-conference HANDS-ON: SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1, SAP BW and SAP BW on SAP HANA – All in One Day, October 20th.  This includes exercises for BW and Web Intelligence. Register today

 

Also see:

Stay Ahead : Attend TechEd && d-code – Win Big SAP BI BusinessObjects HANA Hands-on Sessions

 

The roadmap Integration of SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite with SAP BW and SAP ERP was just updated as well (SMP logon required)

 

This post is about how to avoid scheduling when there is no data fetched from database. Sometime there is client requirement that they don’t want to receive reports when there is no data.


The only way we could stop scheduling the report when no data, is to make scheduling failed so that it doesn’t send any email to recipients.


We can make scheduling fail when there is a runtime error in the report.  So the runtime error considered is 1/0.



Let us consider we have one data provider1 in our report and which gives me results in the report. And for some date there is no data.  Below are the steps to make scheduling fail.


 

  • Create a new data provider(Query 1)
  • Use Custom Query script and keep the FROM and WHERE clause same as that of "Query 1" script, which is the actual report script. Change the SELECT clause as below :
SELECT  1/count(*)
FROM Query1
WHERE (keep same condition as of  Query 1)
  • When there will no data from Query1, your count wlll be zero and 1/0 will throw error and scheduling gets failed.




 


 


 

 

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In case you may have missed, SAP TechEd d-code is now SAP TechEd && d-code.

 

Continuing our ASUG meet the speaker series, I am pleased to introduce Kumar Chidambaram of Sigma Aldrich.  His session is EA 215, titled A Holisitc Approach to BI Using SAP HANA, SAP BW, and SAP BusinessObjects.  Get to know Kumar below (photo of Kumar provided by Kumar):

 

 

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Kumar is working as an IT Director at SIGMA ALDIRCH CORP and is responsible for business intelligence & analytics and SAP technology and a member of the IT leadership team.. He has worked with SAP products & Implementations since 1998 in different roles and responsibilities.  At Sigma Aldrich he is currently running a ‘green field ‘SAP implementation program called SAP NEXT, with SAP HANA as the core technology platform. Their current implementation scope includes following ECC, CRM , SRM , TM , EWM, HR, GTS , APO , BI , Business objects and allied products .  His go live date is Jan 2016.  They have been an SAP customer since 1997 using several of SAP products including ECC 4.7 and BW on HANA currently .

 

His personal career spans over two decades engaged in different roles in management and IT, spanning manufacturing & service industries and across different parts of the world including Europe & USA. He holds a degree in science and an MBA among other professional certifications.

 

He lives in Saint Louis, Missouri, with his wife  Sukanya and says he is blessed with two daughters Swathi ( a third year medical student) and Smrithi who is entering college this year.   He personally enjoys Indian classical music, reading fiction  & travel. He enjoys walking long distances across nature trails or quiet surroundings.

 

I met Kumar in March at an SAP event and found him to be articulate, knowledgeable and forthright.  This is the type of customer-speaker you want to hear from when you attend a SAP event.

 

Here is his abstract below of his session:

 

As part of Sigma-Aldrich's strategy to implement a robust and scalable enterprise data warehouse (EDW), they recently migrated their SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA platform and implemented an SAP BusinessObjects platform and allied toolsets to support their wide user base ranging from desktop to mobile. Hear their practical experience.

 

So add Kumar's session to your agenda today.

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Join ASUG at SAP TechEd && d-code

OCTOBER 20-24
Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center


ASUG SAP d-code Las Vegas sessions are now published - for a complete listing please see here


Save the date Monday, October 20th for ASUG SAP TechEd d-code Pre-conference Day


Related:

Meet ASUG SAP d-code Speaker Charles Reeves - Implementing Enterprise Master Data Management

ASUG SAP d-code SAP BW 7.4 powered by SAP HANA Speaker - Introducing Pawel Mierski

ASUG SAP d-code Sessions Are Published - Featuring SAP Mentors

Journey to Mobile BI - Meet ASUG SAP d-code Speaker Peter Chen

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Simon To

Developer Wars 2014

Posted by Simon To Jun 30, 2014

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Are you good at building dashboards and visualization? Do you want to let the world know how good you are? This is your chance. Show off your visualization skill at the Developer Wars (DevWars) at ASUG SAP Analytics and BusinessObjects Conference!

 

This year, the Conference is on September 22-24, 2014 at Omni Fort Worth Hotel (1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102). These are some important links:

Conference Registration: http://www.asugonline.com/asug-sap-businessobjects-user-conference/

Developer Wars Rules: http://www.asugonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/2014_Dev_Wars_Rules.pdf

Developer Wars Team Submission: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TQ89T5W

 

This is the third year that we host the Developer Wars. It is getting better every year. Last year we had chosen City Year as our beneficiary organization to receive all the visualization solution provided by our contestants. It includes, but not limited to, the winning solution from The Bollywood Spartans team. If you have not been to the Developer Wars, it is a fun-filled event that you don't want to miss. There is an excellent blog written by Marie Alami and Avery Horzewski on last year's Developer Wars.

 

You can also watch our wonderful MC, Jamie Oswald (@oswaldxxl), and the last year's event on YouTube.

 

The contestants are not only graded on how to resolve the business problem. They are also graded on how to present the solution. Showmanship is a big part of the competition. And that makes the Developer Wars so unique and so much fun.

 

So what are you waiting for? Get your team together and sign up! See you at Fort Worth in September!

 

Simon To

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I attended ASUG Annual Conference, co-located with SAPPHIRENOW.  Due to illness, I never made it to the SAPPHIRENOW show floor.  I only attended ASUG education sessions.  As an ASUG Volunteer, I place the ASUG education sessions at a higher priority; no marketing, and getting to hear customer stories.

 

First, if you missed this year, consider attending next year when ASUG Annual Conference will be May 5-7th

 

 

 

All ASUG presentations are here (no logon required)

 

Understand your Requirements to Pick the Right BI Tool

Slides are here if you are interested.

 

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Source: SAP

 

When selecting the right BI tool, your role is to listen to the requirements, not suggest a tool.

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Source: SAP

 

Understand your audience - are they analysts, decision makers, or consumers?  Why attend conferences?  Why join a user group like ASUG?  It helps you understand the SAP BI portfolio and strategic direction.

 

The other part of this is monitoring your users.  During this session SAP asked, "who has statistics turned on in BW"?  Almost every hand was raised.  Next question - who has auditing turned on in their BI Platform?  Fewer hands were raised.  It is important to monitor what your users are doing.

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Source: SAP

 

Above shows some common obstacles to finding the right BI tool.  You can't simply work with just one tool and misunderstandings of capabilities of the solution are some of the common obstacles.  As an example, comparing how BW hierarchies work in the different tools.

 

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Source: SAP

 

The comment on this slide was you can "go some where but not come back" when it comes to the Report-to-Report Interface (a common question here on SCN).

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Source: SAP

 

I liked the comparison of the above chart (pre Lumira 1.17).  Coming with SAP Lumira bar charts are now supported.

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Source: SAP

 

The above compares the Mobile BI requirements with the products.  A common question is offline support, scheduling and broadcasting.

 

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Source: SAP

 

What tools are used are used by those who create the reports?  You can see that IT/Designer uses more complex tools to create the reports.

 

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Source: SAP

 

Who consumes which tool?  Notice that IT / Designer does not consume reports.

 

More to come.

 

 

 

Related:

Join ASUG for a BI4.1 BW on HANA ASUG pre-conference session on Monday, October 20th at SAP TechEd && d-code .  Registration to open in a few weeks.

Roadmap and Best Practices for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x with SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP ERP

Convergence of BI

Future of BI

ASUG Annual Conference, ASUG at d-code, SAP Mentor Monday Recap

Latest News on Design Studio - ASUG Annual Conference Part 1

Selling SAP HANA to the C-Level - Animal Health Shares at ASUG Annual Conference

In case you missed it (or you didn't want to stand), I presented Sizing of SAP BusinessObjects BI4 at TechEd in Las Vegas last fall (October 2013). The goal of the talk was to present what's new when sizing BI4. There was content for all audience members: those migrating from XI 3.1, those migrating from BI4.0 to BI4.1 and those proactively re-sizing their deployments.

 

As the support for new platforms and data sources has evolved and matured in BI4 from 4.0 to 4.1, so has the sizing guidance. Introduced in May 2013, a new BI4 Sizing Guide was introduced that provided a more general methodology. Along with that came guidance for sizing related to more data sources including SAP BW and HANA. As always you should get the latest BI4 Sizing Guide from the BI Sizing microsite: www.sap.com/bisizing

 

 

 

 

I like to do live demos and I like to show off things you might not have seen. I saved some performance tips for the end of the session, where I showed two BI4.1 deployments running side-by-side: one with the Apache Split applied. That splits Web content delivery up, having Apache's Web server deliver the static BI4 Web content, leaving Tomcat to only have to deal with the dynamic BI content. It's a win-win-win for customers: less load on Tomcat, less wire traffic due to greater compression by Apache and a faster experience for end-users due to better caching and content aging.

 

New since TechEd there has been another round of updates to the BI4 Sizing Guide. Nothing major and no methodology changes - just updated details such as recommended maximum connections for WebI, CMS tuning and performance guidance for JDBC connectivity in Universes (which includes reporting on HANA).

 

Also new is a simplified description of the Apache Split procedure covering BI4.1 and the latest version of Apache.

 

As always, get all the latest stuff at www.sap.com/bisizing

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Working with ASUG Headquarters, fellow ASUG volunteers, and some great SAP points of contact like Peter McNulty, I am excited to announce the ASUG Annual Pre-Conference sessions are back, and to quote ESPN's Mike & Mike - "we're back and better than ever".

 

 

 

 

Here are the details:

Where: Orlando, Florida

When: Monday, June 2nd

 

For a complete list visit ASUG Preconference Seminars

 

I hope you join us for this hands-on session:

 

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1, SAP BW, and SAP BW on HANA - All in One Day

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) 4.1 is the latest suite release from SAP and offers a broad set of BI tools to choose from. Each tool has its own special focus in the area of reporting and analytics. This full-day, hands-on seminar is a series of activities focused on SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 products in combination with SAP BW, BW on HANA, and SAP ERP. Attendees will learn to use the different products from the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite 4.1 in combination with SAP data.

 

 

The session will provide you with hands-on experience for the following products:

Web Intelligence

SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office

SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for OLAP

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio

SAP Lumira Desktop and SAP Lumira Cloud

SAP Predictive Analysis

SAP BusinessObjects Mobile BI

 

ASUG has been offering this workshop and direct quotes from past workshops attendees are as follows:

 

"Great session, really a thorough view to the BOBJ solutions.   Ingo is great presenting information and bringing real life examples"

"Ingo is a rock star professional who knows all things BI"

"Cannot expect more from this day! It was just great!"

"Highly recommended"

 

If you follow SCN like I do, you know that there are several questions on the above products, and ASUG has assembled a team of experts to help you answer your questions, for a full day.

 

Could this be you, pictured below?

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Photo from previous ASUG pre-con - by SAP photographer

 

Register today

 

See you there?

The ASUG BI community has prepared another great set of webinars.


Here is a list of upcoming webinars in the BI / DWH area for the next two weeks:



March 5: Patching Strategies and Best Practices for Updating BI4.X System


March 10: EIM for Procurement Excellence


March 11: Reporting Results: ASUG Analysis Influence Council


March 12: Case Study: SAP NetWeaver BW to SAP HANA Migration - Prepare Now and Migrate Quickly with Animal Health International


March 14: Desktop Intelligence Compatibility Pack: Best Practices, Recommendations in SAP BI 4.1

 

 

All of these webinars will be at 11:00 AM (CT), 12:00 PM (ET), 10:00 AM (MT), 9:00 AM (PT) and you can use the links for each of the webinars to register.

 

These are ASUG BI webinars, so you will have to be a ASUG member to register for them.


For regular updates on new webinars you can also follow us on twitter by follow these hash tags : #ASUGBI #SAPBIWebinar

 

Use these great opportunities to learn more about the upcoming products and to ask your questions directly to the product managers for these products.


.... and remember these are just the webinars for the next two weeks.... there will be more.


Some of you might already be aware that I am working together with the ASUG BI area on several topics, such as ASUG Influence Councils and ASUG webinars. As part of the "influence" for the SAP products we are currently looking for some input from the ASUG community on possible Focus Topics for the Customer Connection program. In case you are not familiar with the Customer Connection program, here a short description and a link for further details:

 

 

Customer Connection is a simple process directed at incrementally enhancing and improving the products and solutions our customers are using today. It offers SAP customers the opportunity to suggest small enhancements to products and solutions in mainstream maintenance, providing a fast and non-disruptive delivery via SAP notes and Support Packages. Customer Connection is structured along Focus Topics, which are suggested by SAP or the participating user groups.

 

 

As you can see the Customer Connection program is for small enhancements for products that are already available to our customers.


We created this short survey to gather suggestions from you - our customers - on those topics to see where we perhaps should create a new Focus Topic.


Please do no understand this survey as a guarantee for a new Focus Topic but instead the survey is there to gather the different topics of interest and based on the customer feedback we will decide on the next steps.


You can follow this link to fill the short survey:


ASUG BI SIG - Customer Connection Requirement Gathering Survey



Hopefully some of you already tried our existing SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA with SAP BusinessObjects BI trial and had a great experience.

 

Our trial is now available for a little over 4 months and so far we have :

 

  • Over 1400 people that activated the 30 day trial
  • Over 150.000 hours of usage

 

In case you would like to hear from another customer, what they did with the BW on HANA Trial, take a look at David's experience here.

 

So why am I writing this today ?

 

Because I proudly announce the updated version of our SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA with SAP BusinessObjects BI Trial.


Our trial now includes:

 

  • SAP NetWeaver BW 7.4 on SAP HANA SP07
  • SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1
  • New eclipse based BW modelling
  • Updated exercises based on those new releases

 

In addition we also are making the 244 GB memory instances available for the BW on HANA part (Amazon AWS Instance : cr1.8xlarge).


So here is what you need:


 

  • Go and use it - simple as that.

 

 

Here some additional resources:

 

 

Please remember that the software is free of charge, but that you will be charged for the Amazon AWS hosting costs, which is around 4.50 USD per hour when the system is running.

As some of you are probably aware, I was part of the team that created the SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA Trial that is available on the SAP HANA Marketplace (Link : App: SAP BW Powered by SAP HANA - Trial Offer | SAP HANA)

 

With this trial you have access to :

  • SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 on SAP HANA SP06
  • SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0
  • Integrated scenarios showcasing features of the above systems.

 

The trial was very successful so far and we have seen a large variety of use cases, from the need for a training system up to the requirement to have a fully configured system for a proof of concept.

 

Now it is 2014 and we are looking for a new "challenge" and we are looking at the option to create a similar experience for our customers and partners for Suite on SAP HANA.

 

And this is very you can help us:

 

     SAP Suite on HANA Trial (Public Survey)

 

Take this link and provide us with your input and feedback on a possible Suite on SAP HANA trial edition available as a cloud offering.

 

We will very carefully look at all the feedback and consider all your input and suggestions during the planning process of this new trial offering.

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