SAP BW 7.4: Practical Guide

  • 8h 20m
  • Amol Palekar, Bharat Patel, Shreekant Shiralkar
  • Rheinwerk Publishing Inc.
  • 2015

Don't just read about SAP BW; get your hands dirty with this updated, must-have guide. Tackle all of the common tasks you'll encounter when working with SAP BW, from creating objects, to extracting and transforming data, to mastering the BEx tools. Keep your skills sharp with information new to this edition, including updates for SAP BW 7.4 and BW on SAP HANA. And follow along with a comprehensive case study to cement your knowledge.

  • Get the basics on working with SAP BW
  • Use step-by-step instructions to master data modeling, ETL, reporting, and more
  • Learn about new developments in the 7.4 release

Detailed Steps for Working with SAP BW

Get click-by-click instructions with guiding screenshots that will answer your questions and get you working in your own SAP BW system.

Supplements and Bonus Material

Find helpful lists of transaction codes, SAP Notes, data for the case study, and sample code downloads.

Information New to This Edition

Comprehensive updates include information on planning with DSOs, query execution in BW on HANA, SAP Lumira, and so much more.

  • InfoObjects
  • Master data
  • DataStore objects
  • InfoCubes
  • InfoProviders
  • Data extraction
  • BEx Query Designer
  • BEx Web Application Designer
  • Reporting and analytics
  • Planning applications

About the Authors

Amol Palekar is Director of Analytics and Service Delivery at TekLink International Inc. He leads the Application Management Services practice in TekLink, and focuses on global delivery model and processes for BI application development and support engagements. Amol has led the SAP BI Architecture Council and SAP BI Center of Excellence at the companies where he has worked, prior to joining TekLink. He is actively engaged in providing BI solution and architecture consulting services, and has worked on BI programs for various Fortune 500 companies in manufacturing, retail, CPG, automotive, and telecom industries. Amol is also a trainer, author, and regular speaker on the subject of BI. He is recognized for his popular and best-selling books on SAP BI and Supply Chain Analytics.

Bharat Patel has almost 20 years of IT experience, which covers the entire lifecycle management of data warehousing solutions, from evaluation and identification to upgrade and retirement. He is a regular faculty member at SAP Partner Academy and SAP Labs in India, and has published another book and many technical articles on SAP BW. He currently manages a large and complex SAP BW system at Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd., a Fortune 500 Oil company.

Shreekant Shiralkar is a senior management professional with experience in leading and managing business functions, as well as technology consulting. He has established, developed, and diversified businesses for fortune 500 organizations. He has published best-selling books and white papers on technology, and holds patents for innovations in technology. Presently, Shreekant is consolidating analytic practices for a leading technology company that provides IT services, consulting, and business solutions.

In this Book

  • The Business Scenario: ABCD Corp.
  • Overview of SAP Business Warehouse
  • InfoObjects and Master Data
  • DataStore Objects
  • InfoCubes
  • InfoProviders
  • Extraction, Transformation, and Loading
  • Data Extraction from Source Systems
  • Creating Queries Using BEx Query Designer
  • Reporting and Analysis Tools
  • Creating Applications Using BEx Web Application Designer
  • Creating Planning Applications
  • Reporting with the SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite
  • Administration and Monitoring
  • Advanced Features