SAP Smart Business is a framework for exposing strategic (key) and operational performance indicators (KPIs, OPIs) as Fiori applications without the need to write any code. It can be used by customers, partners and SAP’s development teams for making highly aggregated analytical data accessible via Fiori Launchpad tiles.
These tiles, which can be used for showing one KPI with additional context information (trend, status via color coding etc.) can be configured for navigating to specific applications, of which a generic drill down app is part of SAP Smart Business. It allows users to do further analysis of the business data concerning various dimensions.
Smart Business is released in various flavors depending on the underlying technology platform. Specifically there are the following separate Smart Business shipments:
Smart Business for Suite on Hana (SoH) delivery
Smart Business for S/4Hana delivery
SAP Smart Business in HANA Cloud Platform as a service (Beta Release)
In this article, I will discuss about common problems and issues faced during installation of SAP Smart Business in Suite on HANA (SoH).
Important documents and notes:
Help document on SAP Smart Business in Suite on HANA (SoH):
The Smart Business apps send requests to several systems, depending on the application type and the connected system landscape.
Standard browsers have a “same origin” policy, that is, HTTPS requests for the UI data and the back-end data must communicate with just one web address.
To meet this requirement, a reverse proxy server between the client and the SAP system must be installed. The reverse proxy server acts as the only point of entry for all HTTPS requests. Depending on the requests that the app sends, the reverse proxy server selects the appropriate application server, the ABAP front-end server, SAP HANA XS, or SAP Gateway server.
SAP recommends using SAP Web Dispatcher as reverse proxy server.