SEM-BCS 4.0 and BI
Is it possible to use SEM-BCS 4.0 with BI 7.0 or is it neccessary to upgrade SEM.BCS 4.0 to SEM-BCS 6.0 when upgrading BW 3.5 to BI 7.0 ?
Dan Sullivan replied
By shared instance I mean that the BW and SEM are not on separate systems.
The term "instance" is one that I've heard used a lot over the years working with SAP. I am not a BASIS expert and they would certainly provide a better technical explanation, but as I understand it a single instance is one system - ECC and R/3 may have multiple clients in a single instance.
Separate instances would therefore be separate, independent systems where one BW system resides in one instance and SEM/BW resides in another, separate instance.