kindly help me to know the main differences between
Ver 3.0B and 3.10C
3.1C and 3.5
send me document related to this
Thanks in adv
Mano Arumuganainar replied
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SAP BW Release 3.1 Content - What' s new?
SAP provides a comprehensive set of business analytics to integrate and analyze process-oriented content from a variety of sources and across various applications and industries. It enables companies to improve business processes and quickly respond to changing market dynamics by providing business information to executives, analysts and information consumers, delivered in real-time via the Web.
SAP BW's analytical foundation and wide-range of Business Content enables customers to create their own analytical applications that best fit their business requirements.
Business Content and Business Analytics
Business Content for Oracle Applications
Standard Business Content for Oracle Applications 11i was delivered with BW 3.0B covering the Financials and Project Accounting areas. To enhance the value of these existing analytical applications, including Web cockpits for cost center and project monitoring, we provide predefined extractors to load the business data from the Oracle Applications source system into SAP BW.
The integration of Oracle Applications into SAP BW is based on the new Oracle extract package of Ascential's DataStage product. Business data from Oracle Applications is extracted into the InfoCubes for the Oracle General ledger and for Oracle Project Accounting that were delivered with BW 3.0B. For more information please click here and also here.
Analytics Supporting The Concept of Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
BAM is a Gartner term that defines the concept of providing real-time access to critical business performance indicators in order to improve the speed and effectiveness of business operations. As business transactions are increasingly automated, the speed of these transactions accelerates. SAP BW delivers packaged analytics, for example in the SCM area, that combine application and data integration using SCEM (Supply Chain Event Management).
SCEM enables companies to monitor processes immediately and in great detail. This means that they are able to recognize and react to critical situations quickly, before they result in delayed deliveries and production standstills. In many cases, event information is essential not only during the processes, but also after completion, because it can be used both for measuring quality aspects and for cost saving. For this reason, it is advisable to integrate the Supply Chain Event Manager with SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW).
Business Analytics - SAP's Packaged Analytical Applications per Business Area / Industry
Analytical applications measure and improve business processes across a company's entire value chain. Based on a solid foundation (Data Warehousing, BI Platform and BI Suite of tools), SAP BW provides integrated applications that understand each other's metadata, and offer a closed loop that incorporates all aspects: Operations, analytics, and personalization.
SAP BW 3.1 Content delivers analytics for all business areas such as CRM, SCM, SRM, HR, etc. as well as for different industries, such as Retail, Banking, and Service Providers to name a few.
SAP BW 3.5 is designed to deliver seamless integration capabilities into all of the SAP NetWeaver components, as well as offering new capabilities in the Business Intelligence platform and suite.
Information Broadcasting via Business Explorer (BEx) Broadcaster
Check out the Demo to learn more about the possibilities Information Broadcasting offers:
Share and disseminate insights to support decision-making processes
Access the complete BI information portfolio via the SAP Enterprise Portal (SAP EP 6.0)
Single, web-based wizard to broadcast personalized BI information portfolios to various end-users (pre-calculated for optimized query response time)
Leverages SAP NetWeaver Knowledge Management features such as subscription, feedback, discussion, collaboration, rating, enterprise search, etc.
Offers broadcasting services such as different scheduling options (ad-hoc, based on data loads, time scheduling), pre-calculation of queries and workbooks, sending pre-calculated queries and web templates as email attachments
Based on the Java Repository Manager, all SAP BW metadata, master data, and transactional documents, as well as pre-calculated queries/templates for KM Services are enabled.
Universal Data Integration
The new Universal Data Integration significantly extends SAP BW data access capabilities to diverse data sources.
BI Java Connectors
Several hundred of connectors provide access to all data sources that support JDBC, XMLA, OLE DB for OLAP and SAP Query
UDConnect (Universal Data Connect)
Out-of-the-box connectivity for additional data sources that can be accessed by the BI Java Connectors. UDConnect supports staging and remote scenarios to this data.
For instance, extraction from /remote access to a relational database via JDBC or extraction from /remote access to an OLAP source using OLE DB for OLAP, and extraction from an OLAP source using XML for Analysis.
BI Java Software Development Kit (BI Java SDK) for custom-built Java Applications accessing SAP BW or non-SAP BW data via the BI Java Connectors.
Easy to use and learn
Based on open and accepted standards for interoperability
Embedded BI - Integration into SAP NetWeaver
Web Application Server:
Integration with new Internet Graphics Server (IGS) and WAS Alert Framework
Connecting BI alert framework to the SAP NetWeaver alert repository to streamline alert message processing
Platform independence for graphical rendering (charts, maps), improved usability and new chart designer in BEx Web Application DesignerInbound Message Processing
Integration with SAP Exchange Infrastructure (SAP XI) to support real-time data acquisition
The data warehouse and/or operational data store is simply another subscriber to the real-time data being distributed by the Integration Broker
Data is active, event-driven that's available to the Business Intelligence system in "real time"
Reporting on harmonized master data:
Integration with SAP Master Data Management (MDM) helps to improve the quality of decisions made
Create consolidated views on customers, vendors and products
Enhance master data with global attributes for company-wide analysis (i.e. spend analysis)
BI Web Services:
> The following BI web services can be accessed via open standards
XML Data Load, XML for Analysis, XML Query Result Set
Leveraging the Web Application Server 6.40 technology infrastructure
Seamless deployment of BI web applications:
into SAP Enterprise Portal roles for instant information delivery
into SAP Enterprise Portal collaboration rooms
into SAP Enterprise Portal KM folders
Allows to search through BI applications in the context of unstructured information
Gains improved query response times through cached application retrieval
BI Platform Enhancements
BI Web Services for data acquisition, reporting, and analyisis (XMLA) and BW Query XML Result Sets as Web Services (enable output of BW Query into XML for further processing)
The Analysis Process Designer is a graphical tool for modelling multilevel analyses processes. This includes dataselection, preparation (e.g. filtering, sorting...) and transformation (e.g. data mining, regression, ...)of selected data with storage capabilities.
Planning and Simulation (BW-BPS)
With release SAP BW 3.5, SAP will deliver planning through the integrated capabilities of BW-BPS (formerly known as SEM-BPS). This brings together planning, budgeting, and forecasting with monitoring, reporting, and analysis, bundled into one software installation and one support package cycle.
BW-BPS helps you to plan, budget, and forecast by providing functions such as:
Top-down planning and bottom-up contribution with a rich set of planning functions
A planning framework that lets you create and maintain planning models
An user interface for manual planning and analysis
Tools for process control (i.e. status tracking and monitoring)