Enterprise Data Warehousing

Purpose

Various BI interfaces and tools are available if you want to modify the Enterprise Data Warehousingscenario.

Advantages for Application Development

·        With BI, you can develop your own data models that best represent the processes of your enterprise.

·        Customers and partners of BI can develop their own content and deliver it to their business units. You can also make limited modifications and changes to BI Content.

·        BI uses heterogeneous interfaces to provide an open architecture, in various directions: You can use third-party tools to extract data from various source systems into a BI system, and use third-party tools to distribute this data into further non-SAP systems.

·        BI allows you to implement routines for transferring data.

·        With the SAP enhancement concept, you can make enhancements to the standard in the BI system. Within the BI system, you can use customer exits and BAdIs for enhancements in the following areas: Open hub service, formula editor, reporting agent, documents, Business Explorer, and query designer.

·        Services which are based on the SAP NetWeaver Internet Communication Framework (ICF) are delivered with BI. The HTTP services of BI allow you to display or swap BI metadata using a URL. You can also display user-specific documentation on metadata.

Prerequisites

Area

Prerequisites

Extraction of data and metadata to a BI system using third-party tools

ABAP proficiency

Distribution of data to non-SAP systems

ABAP proficiency

Modeling BI objects

ABAP proficiency

Developing customer or partner content

ABAP proficiency, ABAP development license

Implementing routines

ABAP proficiency

Enhancements using function exits and BAdIs

ABAP proficiency

ICF services

ABAP proficiency

How to Use This Documentation

If you have no experience of working with Enterprise Data Warehousing, start with the following sections:

Working with the Development Environment

Go and Create

These sections contain information about the basic principles, as well as introductory tutorials.

If you already have experience of working with Enterprise Data Warehousing, you can use the other sections. These specifically aim to cover the details.