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Ramp-Up SAP BW 7.5, edition for SAP HANA- nomination is open now!                                    


You like to be in the front row and experience the new features firsthand?
We have now opened up nominations for customers, who want to participate in the Ramp-Up for SAP Business Warehouse 7.5, edition for SAP HANA. For more information please see the Ramp-Page for SAP BW 7.5, edition for SAP HANA





FC Bayern Munich meets IT demands with ERP and BW on HANA in the Cloud

Learn from FC Bayern Munich (FCB), one of the most prestigious soccer brands in the world, how migrating their SAP ERP and SAP BW solution to the SAP HANA platform and deploying them in the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud helps FCB to meet the complex IT demands of a growing midsize business.


SAP BW powered by SAP HANA - Modeling Tools in Eclipse                                    

Since SAP BW 7.4 powered by SAP HANA, we introduced a new modelling experience for BW using eclipse. This toolset provides a common user experience via a central, unified, modeling environment. Learn more about this with the new Video Learning Series on the SAP BW powered by SAP HANA - Modeling Tools in Eclipse page


How to check the SAP BW Query push down to SAP HANA

You would like to know which parts of your BW Query execution is pushed down to SAP HANA and executed in the application layer?
Read this blog from Marc Hartz , who  describes how to detect these runtime improvements in your query execution.


Converting DataStore objects and InfoCubes into advanced DataStore objects

The advanced DataStore object is available since SAP BW 7.4, SP8.

You are eager to use it for new data models and also for existing data flows?

Read this document from Tanja Wingerter about  the conversion of existing DataStore objects and InfoCubes into advanced DataStore objects.


Data Warehousing Survey

The SAP Business Warehouse team is conducting a survey to learn more about our customers data warehousing initiatives and future plans.  It would be great if you could participate in this survey (which has the option to be anonymous or not) to share your insights from your experiences using SAP BW and implementing data warehousing solutions.  The survey will take approximately 5-10 mins to complete.


The Wienerberger Story

The world's largest producer of bricks and the European leader in clay roof tiles, Wienerberger's business is characterized by strong seasonal fluctuations in demand. But slow IT performance, lack of functionality, and high support costs were making it difficult to improve sales planning, forecasting, and budgeting processes.

The central deployment of the planning applications kit for the SAP® Business Warehouse application powered by SAP HANA® allows Wienerberger to take a more granular, bottom-up approach to sales planning. The solution enables the business to make better, more-aligned decisions and IT to reduce support costs by up to 70% and accelerate the rollout of solution enhancements.


Increasing DMO performance

Since the availability of the DMO functionality within the SUM framework at lot of things happened under the hood as well. Beside the availability of the SAP First Guidance - Migration BW on HANA using the DMO option in SUM (which is updated constantly ...), it is also worth to have a look to the official Database Migration Option (DMO) of SUM 1.0 SP12 Guide for some performance improvements right out of the box of DMO.

Especially Oracle RDBMS based Systems which covers the majority of our customer base need to addressed with some performance improvements right from the beginning to ensure a stable and performant migration to BW on HANA.


Release of SAP BW 7.4 SP8/9  (In case the reference is not available please use this link)

SAP BW 7.4 SP8/SP9  powered by SAP HANA is the next milestone for enterprise data warehousing with BW on HANA and provides major enhancements in the area of running SAP BW on HANA as the Virtual Data Warehouse with the next level of Open ODS Views and additional CompositeProvider scenarios. In order to provide further simplification the Advanced DataStore object will consolidate DataStore Objects and InfoCubes.  Data modeling as well as query design will be supported via a common user experience. Big Data scenarios will be supported by SAP HANA dynamic tiering and performance enhancements will be provided for data staging as well as for OLAP analysis. Customers focusing on the planning capabilities will benefit from the enhanced Planning application Kit  and FOX usability


Simplified: SAP BW 7.4 Release Notes

Read this blog from Marc Bernard to find out about the  changes with a new SAP BW release or what features were introduced with certain support packages. Feb 2015


Updated: How To - Delta Merge for SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA

This document provides an overview of the SAP HANA delta merge process and the specific operations that affect applications such as SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA. In order to provide further insight on this topic, the document will cover the following: - Updating the column store - Delta merge concept - Delta merge process - Monitoring the merge process - Configuring the merge process - Implications for applications like SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA


Prototyping Your Scenarios with SAP BW7.4-on-HANA in the Cloud  – Piece of Cake with SDATA

You  heard about the exciting new functionality that is offered by BW-on-HANA especially with the latest feature package SAP BW 7.4 SP08(SCN or openSAP course).! And of course, you know of the easy way to get a free trial version of SAP BW7.4 SP08 on HANA! Now the big question is: how can you test your reporting scenarios with your data in such an environment? With the SDATA tool we have made exactly this extremely easy and comfortable!Read More...


New Query Designer in Eclipse with SAP BW 7.4 powered by SAP HANA
SAP BW 7.4 SP9 powered by SAP HANA comes with a first version of a query designer integrated in the BW-Modelling Tools (BWMT) in eclipse. With this feature it is now possible to define not only the InfoProviders of SAP BW 7.4 (Advanced DataStore Object, CompositeProvider, OpenODS View), but also queries with specific functionality in eclipse. Read the details in this blog from Marc Hartz.


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How can you balance your busy work schedule, while learning how SAP innovations could potentially transform your business? With openSAP, of course! Whether you’re an SAP professional, developer, consultant, entrepreneur, professor or student you can keep up to date with the latest innovations from SAP.


Extended Storage and Dynamic Tiering

In his blog Thomas Zurek resolves the confusion around the terminology of extended storage and dynamic tiering within HANA. Further details can be found in a presentation attached to SAP Note 1983178.(SMP Login required)



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