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SAP's Business Information Warehouse (BW) is a comprehensive business intelligence product centered around a data warehouse that is optimized for SAP's R/3 environment. This SearchSAP.com guide will explain how and why SAP BW is used by providing expert advice, decision-making analysis, case studies and business intelligence tools. You'll find information covering all aspects of BI and BW -- guaranteed make your own business processes more intelligent!

 


 

Business information warehouse (BW) has features like and unlike typical data warehouses. Like most data warehouses, BW is a combination of databases and database management tools that are used to support management decision making. SAP BW is a comprehensive business intelligence product centered around a data warehouse and optimized for SAP's R/3 environment. SAP BW also includes preconfigured data extractors, analysis and report tools and business process models. It is an integral component of the company's mySAP Business Intelligence group of products.

This SearchSAP.com guide will explain how and why SAP BW is used by providing expert advice, decision-making analysis, case studies and business intelligence tools. You'll find information covering all aspects of BI and BW -- guaranteed make your own business processes more intelligent!

* Don't miss the Business Intelligence (BI) companion guide -- click here to learn more *

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
   What is BW?
   BW in the news
   Advice on BW reporting
   Why BW?
   Planning and analysis
   Integrating BW
   Strategic enterprise management (SEM)
   SAP BW technical tips
   Careers in BW
   Books and discussions
   More Learning Guides

 

What is BW?  Return to Table of Contents

 

 

BW in the news  Return to Table of Contents

 

 

 

Jay NarayananYou'll find much more expert advice on SAP BW in our Ask the Expert feature. If you're making business intelligence decisions or working with SAP BW, then you'll love the advice from our resident expert Jay Narayanan.

Click here to browse BW Q and A or below for a sampling of Jay's expert advice...

 

  • Making a business case for SAP BW

  • Tips for a BW implementation

  • Business Content explained

  • New functionality in SAP BW 3.5?

 

Advice on BW reporting  Return to Table of Contents

Peter ScottYou'll find much more expert advice on BW reporting in our Ask the Expert feature. If you need BW reporting advice, then post a question for Peter Scott.

Browsereporting Q and A or this sampling of Peter's expert advice...

 

  • Creating a new structure in the rows pane (SearchSAP.com)

  • Using BEx Web Application Designer (SearchSAP.com)

  • Purpose of 'save as view' (SearchSAP.com)
  • Mastering BW Reporting -- An expert level user guide (Peter Scott)

 

  Why BW?  Return to Table of Contents

Pfizer: "As well as being tightly integrated with SAP R/3, SAP BW is flexible enough to meet future requirements without being too maintenance-intensive."

-- Dr. Hebert Horne, IT manager, Pfizer

 

 

  Planning and analysis  Return to Table of Contents

 

 

  Integrating BW  Return to Table of Contents

 

  • Integrating SAP and JD Edwards (SearchSAP.com)

  • Implementing SAP BW before or after R/3 4.7 (SearchSAP.com)

  • How to load data from SAP R/3 into BW system (SearchSAP.com)

  • Installing BW central and database instance (SearchSAP.com)

  • Collecting data from non-SAP users in BW-based SEM-BCS (SearchSAP.com)

  • Do you need SAP BW to install SAP CRM? (SearchSAP.com)

  • 3rd party tools for BW (SearchSAP.com)

  • Multiple BW instances on a single server (SearchSAP.com)

  • Optimize customer relationship landscape (SearchSAP.com)

  • Two clients with only one BW? (SearchSAP.com)

 

  Strategic enterprise management (SEM)  Return to Table of Contents

 

  • SEM -- an overview (SearchSAP.com)

  • Getting started with SEM (SearchSAP.com)

  • Do SEM and BW have to be on the same server? (SearchSAP.com)

  • SEM options for customers not running BW (SearchSAP.com)

  • Impact of moving SEM-BPS system into existing BW system (SearchSAP.com)

  • Differences between SEM-BPS and BW-BPS (SearchSAP.com)

 

  SAP BW technical tips  Return to Table of Contents

 

  • Creating high impact BW workbooks (SearchSAP.com)

  • Calculating ROI for the data warehouse (SearchSAP.com)

  • Using BEx Web Application Designer (SearchSAP.com)

  • BW debug user (SearchSAP.com)

  • Change format of BW Query (SearchSAP.com)

  • Creating a query in info 6 (SearchSAP.com)

  • Does "Saved View" retrieve data from BW at run-time? (SearchSAP.com)

  • Can XI be used in BW to load Excel flat files? (SearchSAP.com)

  • Freezing panes in a 3.0 Web report (SearchSAP.com)

  • How can we create static BEx reports? (SearchSAP.com)

  • Data changing when loading CSV into Infocube (SearchSAP.com)

  • Creating a Web report in a pre-designed format (SearchSAP.com)

  • White space errors in ABAP editor (SearchSAP.com)

  • Making a local copy using SAP_ALL Profile (SearchSAP.com)

 

  Careers in BW  Return to Table of Contents

 

  • Career>;BW or NetWeaver? (SearchSAP.com)

  • Career>;Becoming a business intelligence consultant (SearchSAP.com)

  • Career>;Enterprise Portals vs. WAS and BI (SearchSAP.com)

  • Career>;Avoiding the SAP FI slowdown by moving into BW (SearchSAP.com)

  • Career>;What is required for BW? (SearchSAP.com)

  • Career>;Should a SAP SD consultant learn BW? (SearchSAP.com)

  • Career>BW vs. ABAP -- which is more strategic? (SearchSAP.com)

  • Career>;BW vs. APO for Purchase & Projects experts (SearchSAP.com)

  • Career>;Getting started with BW Security (SearchSAP.com)

  • Career>;Functional consultant changing to SAP (SearchSAP.com)

  • Career>;Where can I learn SAP SEM configuration? (SearchSAP.com)

  • Career>Where is the next SAP wave going? (SearchSAP.com)

  • Career>;Certification to perform BW, SCM migration (SearchSAP.com)

 

  Books and discussion  Return to Table of Contents

 

 

  More Learning Guides  Return to Table of Contents

* Don't miss the Business Intelligence (BI) companion guide -- click here to learn more *

 

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