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SAP Business Warehouse Content powered by SAP HANA (HANA-BW-CNT 1.0)

SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) allows Partners to develop and deliver Content (aka as Business Content) to SAP customers. Content is a pre-configured set of role- and task-relevant information models based on consistent metadata in the SAP NetWeaver BW. This information model includes integral roles, workbooks, queries, InfoSources, InfoCubes, Data Store Objects (DSOs), InfoObjects (key figures and characteristics), update rules, etc. and extractors for SAP Business Suite, and other selection of third party applications.

By using SAP HANA database as database for SAP NetWeaver BW, you have greater flexibility and more possibilities to improve performance of the data load processes, running reports tec.. BW Content objects (like InfoCubes, DSOs, Integrated Planning objects) can be optimized to use SAP HANA database and these “In-memory” optimized object can be certified. The following objects can be delivered:

The following objects can be developed and delivered with SAP NetWeaver BW powered by SAP HANA



SAP HANA Optimized InfoCubes

SAP HANA-optimized InfoCubes with non-cumulative key figures can now be integrated as the target of update rules into a 3.x data flow.

More information: SAP HANA-Optimized InfoCube

SAP HANA Optimized DataStore Objects

SAP HANA-optimized DataStore Objects can now be integrated as the target of update rules into a 3.x data flow.

More information: SAP HANA-Optimized DataStore Objects

Semantically partitioned object

Semantically partitioned objects can now be converted into SAP HANA-optimized objects.

More information: Converting Semantically Partitioned Objects to SAP HANA-Optimized Objects

VirtualProvider based on an SAP HANA model

You can now create proposals for assigning SAP HANA model attributes to the InfoObjects in the VirtualProvider.

More information: Creating VirtualProviders Based on a SAP HANA Model

Virtual Master Data

If you want purely virtual data in a VirtualProvider in an SAP HANA model, you can create virtual master data.

More information: Using Virtual Master Data

Open Hub Destination

Using an open hub destination, you can write data directly to a different SAP HANA database.

More information: Database Table as a Destination Type


CompositeProviders are now integrated into the Data Warehousing Workbench

More information: CompositeProvider

Integrated Planning objects

The following guidelines must be followed to completed BW content powered by SAP HANA certification:

  • Acquire an SAP NetWeaver BW application developer user license
  • Acquire an SAP HANA application developer user license
  • Register your unique namespace on SAP Service Marketplace
  • Develop BW content using your registered namespace
  • Subscribe to the SAP ABAP Service Package granting license to the Add-on Assembly Kit
  • Sign an ABAP certification agreement for BW content you wish to certify

To develop BW content, Partners and ISVs need to apply for custom namespaces from SAP via SAP Service Marketplace. These namespaces are SAP-exclusive identifiers that enable SAP, SAP customers, and Partners/ISVs to develop components and products without the risk of naming collisions. Namespace registration can be performed online after the purchase of the user license(s).

SAP requires that you use the SAP Add-on Assembly Kit (AAK) to package BW content, and strongly recommends that you use the toolkit throughout the development cycle. Syntax and consistency checks for BW content are done using the AAK. Additional checks are done by SAP consultants during the certification procedure. The AAK tool is available as part of the ABAP Service Package for third-party ABAP solutions. Please refer to ABAP Add-on certification page for further details.

Note: For a list of already certified integrations for this integration scenario please visit the Partner Information Center and use the search functions in the tab "solution".

Getting Started

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) highly recommends that ISVs and partners, who are interested in certifying an integration of their product with SAP solutions, begin with our page 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.

To apply for ICC Services right away - please fill in the SAP ICC online application form.

Price List

Please refer to ABAP Add-on certification page for price details.

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:

Important Links:

This is the central homepage for SAP NetWeaver capabilities on SCN.

This is the SCN homepage on the Business Warehouse capability of SAP NetWeaver.

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 Overview".

SAP NetWeaver BW Powered by SAP HANA

SAP HANA as database for SAP NetWeaver BW

SAP BW 7.3, Powered by SAP HANA

SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.3

Namespace for BW Object

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.

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