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Enhancement Package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 - Business Warehouse

BW Features delivered with EHP1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0

Getting Started

SAP NetWeaver 7.0 EHP1 BI in the Help Portal  

Read more about the new features in the areas of  Data Warehousing, BI Platform and BI Suite (Business Explorer) and additional development technologies

New BW Features List: What's New for BW with SAP Enhancement Package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0           

Learn here what new and interesting features were added to the data warehousing capabilities of SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.0. Find detailed updates about the integration with SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions and with SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver. Furthermore, this document also lists changes brought to the reporting, query, and analysis capabilities of the SAP Business Explorer suite.

Worldtour 2009 - Implementing NetWeaver EhP1 - Best Practice         

One of the requirements to implement all new SAP BusinessObjects senarios like the improved usage of the BusinessObjects portfolio or the new innovative combined Search Solution require the update/implementation of the recent for all customers released SAP NetWeaver 7.0 Enhanchement Package 1 (EhP1). In this session you will get on one hand all new benefits with EhP1 for your SAP BI Solution and on the other hand Best Practice insights for the fast and disruptive update to EhP1 to enable the next level of SAP BusinessObjects product portfolio integration.

Important Housekeeping Principles for keeping your SAP NetWeaver BW in good shape  

In this session you will learn about various housekeeping activities that should be part of the operational concept of your Enterprise Data Warehouse. These housekeeping activities will support you in removing unwanted and unneeded data as well as unused metadata. Scheduling these activities regularly in the system will ensure optimum utilization of system resources while at the same time increasing the overall system performance.

More Information

Xcelsius Integration  

You can use BEx queries or query views as data sources for visualizations (dashboards) that you create using SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius Enterprise. You open the queries and query Vvews with the BEx Open Dialog in Xcelsius. In the Data Manager, the area of Xcelsius that organizes data connections, there is a new connection: SAP NetWeaver BI connection. It is possible to create a visualization (Dashboard) with multiple SAP NetWeaver BI connections from a BI system. The visualizations are saved using the BEx Save Dialog on the BI server and can be transported and translated like BI objects. Navigation in the data is reduced to filters and variables. Unlike the analysis table in the BEx Web Applications, the table in the visualization is static.
For more information see the SDN Wiki Xcelsius 2008 and SAP NetWeaver BW Connection  and in the SAP Help Pages 

New Blogs

Better Performance For Universe-Based Access To BW  

This blog introduces two new pieces of development shipping with BW 7.01 SPS3 that significantly improve the performance when using Business Objects WebIntelligence on top of NW BW. Mar. 6, 2009

SQL Access to BW via Data Federator  
In another blog, a number of improvements have been discussed regarding universe-based access to BW infoproviders. One major new option is that it is now possible to access BW infoproviders via SQL. Technically, this has been achieved via Business Objects's Data Federator (DF) that includes SQL engine running on top of federated data sources - one of those can be a BW 7.01 system. This blog provides some more insights into that approach. Mar. 6, 2009

Faster Universe-Based Access To BW via MDX  
Business Objects's semantic layer can expose cubes as OLAP universes to client tools like WebIntelligence (or WebI for short). This applies to OLAP servers like Microsoft's Analysis Services or Hyperion's Essbase but also to SAP BW. There is a component called OLAP Data Access (ODA) that retrieves data via MDX - a query language for multi-dimensional data sources. In the case of BW, the ODA component connects to BW's OLAP BAPI. This connection has now been optimized and streamlined in order to improve the interoperability. This blog gives some insight in what has been done and what the effects are. It complements the blog on the two options to access BW data via universes. Mar. 16, 2009

Release Notes

Release Notes for Usage Type BI  - Additional changes to the documentation for SAP Enhancement Package 1 for SAP NW 7.0

EHP1 for SAP NW 7.0 - General Information

SAP Enhancement Package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0  

Learn more about the content and the availability of the SAP Enhancement Package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0

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