Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What is embedded BW?

There is an embedded version of BW available as of NetWeaver 7.0. This means for any SAP NetWeaver based system like ECC 6.0, CRM 7.0, SCM, Solution Manager including SAP Business Suite and S4/HANA there is a BW available inside.

Primarily the  embedded BW shall be used within scenarios that are implemented in host system (ECC, CRM etc.) like embedded reporting scenarios (by leveraging BW's Analytic Manager (OLAP engine)) or embedded planning processes (leveraging BW's planning engine) however it is still full blown BW system. As per SAP they do not advise to use it as enterprise data warehouse.
Below are restrictions that are given by SAP while using the embedded BW:

1. Amount of data - shall not exceed 20% of total data volume in the system. If this happens there is probably a negative impact on core system functions.

2. Licenses – you may require license to run embedded BW in your NetWeaver system.

3. Security - it uses different authorization concept (BW one over classic concept used in ECC)


How to enable the embedded BW? Couple of activities shall be done in order to make the embedded BW work. This includes:
Assign Logical System Client – table RSADMINA
Set BW Namespaces to Modifiable - /BI0/* and /BIC/*
Activation of technical content
Switch On Business Function


More information:
1972819 - Setup SAP BPC optimized for S/4 HANA Finance and Embedded BW Reporting (aka Integrated Business Planning for Finance)

1919631 - Activating the BPC embedded

Monday, February 6, 2017

SAP S/4HANA editions / versions

In this post I try to summarize all versions of S4/HANA that are (or were) available per editions.

Last update:             01.10.2020

SAP S/4HANA On-Premises edition: <ReleaseNo>    <RelDate>    <Rel.Note>

SAP S/4HANA 2020                                           Q4 2020                  N/A

SAP S/4HANA 1909                                           Sep 20, 2019           2769531

SAP S/4HANA 1809                                          Sep 21, 2018           2659828

SAP S/4HANA 1709                                           Sep 15, 2017           2482453

SAP S/4HANA 1610                                           Oct 15, 2016            2346431

SAP S/4HANA 1511 FPS02                                 Nov 15, 2015           2214213

SAP S/4HANA 1511 FPS01                                 Nov 15, 2015           2214213

SAP S/4HANA 1511                                          Nov 15, 2015           2214213

SAP S/4HANA Finance 1503                               Mar 15, 2015           N/A

 

SAP S/4HANA Cloud edition: <Release No>    <Rel. Date>            <Rel. Note>

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2008                                 Jul 29, 2020            2930447

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2005                                 April 29, 2020          2901936

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1911                                 Nov 14, 2019           2836854

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1908                                 Aug 05, 2019           2799915

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1905                                 May 06, 2019           2763907

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1808                                 Aug 13 , 2018           2647965

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1708                                 Aug 11, 2017           2500088

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1611                                 Nov 21, 2016           2388205

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1608                                 Aug 12, 2016           2355076

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1605                                 May 20, 2016           2314618

 

Legend:

FP = Feature Package Stack

Rel. Note = points to SAP Note; a type of Release Information Note (RIN)

 

More information:

What is SAP S/4HANA

Which SAP S/4HANA

Which SAP S/4HANA version are you thinking about?