XML for Analysis (XML/A) is a protocol specified by Microsoft© Corporation. This protocol is used for the exchange of analytical data between client applications and servers via HTTP and SOAP. It is materialized as a Web service within SAP BI. XML/A enables a third-party reporting or analysis tool, once connected to SAP BI, to communicate directly with SAP's analytical engine.
Getting Started with Integration and Certification that explains the SAP ICC services and describes the process how to obtain them. This page helps you select the correct integration scenario and contains technical information, streaming media presentations, step-by-step guides, and much more.
SAP BW 7.0
There were no changes to BW-XMLA in this release.
BW-STA was introduced as a certifiable interface in SAP Business Information Warehouse 3.0 release. For more information, read the following:
- Open Analysis APIs Presentation
- Open Analysis APIs Documentation
- In addition to the technical interface specifications, please also refer to the applicable SAP Solution Manager Ready integration criteria.
Test System Recommendation from ICC
SAP RAC Service:
The quickest way to gain access to an SAP system suitable for integration testing is via the SAP Remote Access and Connectivity Service (SAP RAC), which provides access to shared and exclusive-use hosted test systems.
Description about available test system options:
Read SAP ICC consultant Martin Vierling's blog about Integrating to SAP Solutions - Test System Opportunities for independent Software Vendors, where you can find the options of hosted SAP Test Systems and recommendations, if the hosted test system option is suitable for your certification.
10,000 Euro Per Certification (Euro currency applicable to all countries).
To understand all services and benefits included in this fee, please refer to the Getting Started Page.
Benefits of Certification
Customers using SAP-certified solutions in their SAP environment, as well as the ISVs and partners offering these, experience great benefits such as shorter implementation times, technical enablement, and marketing assets that certification provides.
Please visit the Certification Benefits overview page for more information.
- After successful certification testing the ISV solution can be advertised with the following logo:
- This Certification Scenario is "SAP Solution Manager Ready".
- Platform User License is available for this scenario.
This is the SDN homepage on the BI capability.
This is the central homepage for SAP NetWeaver capabilities on SDN.
SAP Training and Help:
Please refer to SAP Education.
ICC Webinar: You are invited to join our introductory webinars - hosted by the SAP Integration and Certification Center in regular intervals. For a schedule and recordings got to the page SAP Integration and Certification Webinar Series.
Apply for ICC Services right away - please fill in the SAP ICC online application form.
SAP Application Development partner directory: The certified solution is listed in our SAP Application Development partner directory.