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Embedded BW on S/4 HANA

Apr 09, 2017 at 11:49 PM


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Hello All,

Currently my client has S/4 HANA system with Embedded BW system installed on the same server for BPC. I would like to know whether the same embedded BW can be used as BW system for modelling or they have to have separate BW box for modelling. Appreciate your guidance in this regard.


Ashok Kumar

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Atul Thatte
Apr 13, 2017 at 11:12 AM


Some of the guidelines for Embedded Analytics are : Application should be S/4 HANA, reporting requirements should be real-time in nature ( as against historical data based in the traditional BW). Also, reporting needs should be operational ( as against strategic/tactical ). Those reports which are contextual in nature (eg. A buyer wants to know what was on-time delivery performance of vendor A in the last four weeks?" while creating a PO) that will empower business users to take right decisions in real-time become candidates for Embedded. Source of data for Embedded should be SAP data, originating in the same application i.e. analytics using original transaction data ( as against cross-system data sources in classical BW). Also, need for data harmonization, cleansing should be minimal for Embedded. Advantage of BW is that it provides a rich,pre-configured BW Content .

Hope these pointers help you decide when to use Embedded Analytics v/s BW



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Frédéric Cincet Apr 13, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Hi Ashok,

Your BW embedded can be used for BPC activities and/or for "traditionnal" BW modeling.

You will try to avoid replication of the data into this BW (as you are directly connected to the ECC tables).


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