Monday, October 4, 2010

Features of SAP BW 7.3

Thinking about upgrade to 7.3? Assessing it? Searching for pros/cons? Need reasoning to management? Let me briefly summarize all the exciting new features of new SAP BW 7.3:

·         Scalable data models with built-in Semantic Partitioned Object (SPO)
·         Optimized load performance for DataStore Objects and Master Data
·         Enhanced built-in analytical capabilities for SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator
·         BWA-based reporting on Data Store Objects (via Hybridprovider)
·         Query as an InfoProvider enabled for mass data handling
·         Optimized integration of SAP BusinessObjects BI Tools Xcelsius, WebI
·         Tighter integration with SAP BusinessObjects Data Services
·         Tighter Integration with SAP BusinessObjects Metadata Management
·         Combining real-time transactional data with historical data via HybridProvider
·         Smarter data flow modeling with remarkably reduced manual effort
·         Hierarchies integrated into SAP NetWeaver BW 7.x data flow
·         Flexible modeling environment for analytical indices
·         ABAP based Planning Modeler w/o requiring a Java stack
·         Faster system set-up with a wizard-based system configuration
·         Enhanced monitoring capabilities with new content for SAP NetWeaver BW
·         Administration Cockpit and integration in SAP Solution Manager
·         Data Transfer Process supports data extraction from MultiProviders
·         Enhanced Usability of BW Administration Cockpit through Xcelsius Integration of monitors
·         Mass Change function for authorizations

Beta version of SAP BW 7.3 was available for selected partners around July 2010. Ramp Up program is suppose to start in middle of October 2010. 

Check out official SAP information on SDN.

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