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SAP Business Warehouse Open Hub Service (BW-OHS)

SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) Open Hub Service allows controlled and secure provision of high quality SAP BW data to downstream systems and applications. In addition to provision SAP BW data via flat files, database tables or SAP PI (formerly known as SAP XI, a component of the SAP NetWeaver platform), customers may choose to integrate 3rd party tools (such as ETL tools) with the Open Hub Service for data distribution. For this purpose, various APIs are available to assure full integration via the BW-OHS integration scenario.

Note: For a list of already certified integrations for this integration scenario please visit the SAP Application Development partner directory 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.

Technical Documentation

SAP BW 7.4 and SAP BW 7.5

There were no changes to BW-OHS in these releases.


SAP BW 7.3

There is a change to BW-OHS scenario in this release. API for extracting all SAP data types is enhanced with a new API. If this API is used then this scenario is not downward compatible.

In addition to the technical interface specifications below, please also refer to the applicable SAP Solution Manager integration criteria.

BW-OHS was enhanced with additional features in this release. Recertification is optional. For more information, see:

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.

Price List

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. It is important to note, that certification focuses on the technical integration of partner solutions. Certification does not endorse the overall functionality of the partner solution. Support for the integration is provided by the partner.

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 applicable for this scenario.

Important Links:

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

This is the SCN homepage on the Business Warehouse capability.

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".

Please refer to SAP BW 7.3 on SAP Help Portal.

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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