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SAP BUSINESS WAREHOUSE DATA STAGING (BW-STA)

SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) closes the loop between business processes and decision support, and enables context-based demand management for supply chain planning and optimization. It comes pre-loaded with business content, allowing comprehensive data analyses covering numerous environmental conditions.

The BAPIs for BW-STA include methods for updating and retrieving metadata as well as sending data extracts to SAP BW 7.3. By using these BAPIs, customers and third-party vendors can connect their metadata repositories and their extraction engines to SAP BW 7.3.

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 are no changes to BW-STA scenario in these releases.


SAP BW 7.3

There is a change to BW-STA scenario in this release. Uploading of hierarchies (simple and complex) are supported with new Staging BAPIs and new creation and activation of new DataSources is also supported.

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

BW-STA 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 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.

Please visit the Certification Benefits overview page for more information.

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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