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This is part 1 recap of an ASUG webcast yesterday provided by Marc Hartz, SAP.

BW 7.5 SP1 will be delivered later this month (planned)

Source: SAP

The legal disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change

Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows BW adoption

BW is the strongest adopted product with HANA

Figure 2: Source: SAP

Early days, an “on top” delivery, focusing on performance optimization

Last release 7.4- how make application simpler again

With 7.5 – simplify, how make modeling more efficient

HANA is growing as a platform

Features coming from more and more mature platform

Another driver for BW is big data driver

SAP with BW with a certain set of features – bringing edition focus on HANA features

“BW run simpler”

Figure 3: Source: SAP

Highlights – big buzzword is simplification; it is getting easier

Run modeling environment in Eclipse with more possibilities for BW workspaces

Features are coming from HANA

BW 7.5 edition for HANA – easier governance, faster time to market


Figure 4: Source: SAP

SAP BW 7.40 introduced the advanced data store object – persistent data object in BW – successor object, exclusively available on HANA, covers use cases from previous providers – like DSO, InfoCube

The new UI is in Eclipse

They are aligning modeling experience with the HANA modeling

Figure 5: Source: SAP

Graphical way of modeling

Can model complex scenarios

Join on top of join

Drag and drop experience, to bring and model the output

Semantic groups for output

Open spot is the temporal join

Figure 6: Source: SAP

Plan is to offer modeling experience in Eclipse

In past use BEx query designer, will be in completely Eclipse – feature complete to BEx

Figure 7: Source: SAP

New data type, maintain attributes

Figure 8: Source: SAP

View generation possible for different types of objects

Figure 9: Source: SAP

Workspace – ad hoc scenario – business user to upload data with IT maintained data

Now available for hierarchies – a local hierarchy – user can upload their own version of hierarchy created as an Excel sheet

Figure 10: Source: SAP

New tool – Workspace Query Designer – easier to use concept of Workspaces – UI5 interface, modern

User has full function of BW, using authorization, and combine with local data

SAP will publish a video on SCN.  It comes delivered with 7.5 – no add-on

Part 2 (when I have time) will cover the platform integration and roadmap)

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