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SEM Upgrade and NW2004s Upgrade

Hello Gurus,

I have few questions regarding Upgrades. We are currently doing NW2004s upgrade and my management also wants to do SEM upgrade simultaneously, if possible because they want to go with BCS. Before we starting anything with SEM upgrade I want to know

 If there is any interdependencies between these two upgrades?

 If so what are they or can we start simultaneously?

 Does SEM & BI sit in different serves or it’s the same server but we maintain 2 different instances?

 How does this mechanism work?

Can anyone send me any links or documents related to this? And thanks in advance,

Thanks,

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  • Posted on Jan 04, 2007 at 03:07 PM

    Hello BW expert,

    >  If there is any interdependencies between

    > these two upgrades?

    If you go to BI 7.0 (2004s) you only have the possibility to use SEM Version 6.0.

    >  If so what are they or can we start

    > simultaneously?

    You have to do it simultaneously, because SEM BCS (also CPM, SRM and the old BPS) works on top of a BI data basis.

    >  Does SEM & BI sit in different serves or

    > it’s the same server but we maintain 2 different

    > instances?

    SEM and BI sit on the same server, see the last answer.

    >  How does this mechanism work?

    > Can anyone send me any links or documents related to

    > this?

    Documents about the functions of SEM BCS you can find here:

    Presentations" target="_blank">https://websmp108.sap-ag.de/~form/sapnet?_SHORTKEY=01100035870000598273&">Presentations about SEM BCS

    and here

    SEM" target="_blank">https://websmp108.sap-ag.de/~form/sapnet?_SHORTKEY=00200797470000067138&">SEM BCS Tips and Tricks.

    Hope this helps

    Martin Lehmann

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      If you want any of those 10 functions, you need SEM-BPS 6.0 on NW04S since they are not in BW-BPS. The ones clients miss the most are allocations, account based currency translation probably.

      If not, you can use either SEM-BPS 6.0 on NW04S or BW-BPS 7.0 but since you will be installing the SEM addon for BCS 6.0, might as well use SEM-BPS 6.0 if you are decided on BPS.

      But I would suggest that you look seriously at BI Integrated Planning in NW044S rather than SEM-BPS 6.0 since BPS is essentially in support mode and only BI-IP will be further developed. Planning on node level/totals is suppose to be out in SP11 and BI-IP can have multiple hierarchies, etc. that BPS cannot.

      Hope this helps,

      Mary

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    Posted on Jan 10, 2007 at 04:39 PM

    Hi bw expert online,

    I think your basis could provide more info about the dependencies.

    To answer your other question on where each component sits, based on my experience with SEM 3.2, SEM and BW can sit on same OR different servers.

    There are choices for the installation.

    Pls give me some points if this helps.

    Regards

    Sanjay Patel

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      Well, it is not entirely corrrect. Many companies who had separate servers/landscape for BW and SEM-BPS has moved their BPS to the BW instance to consolidate things.

      If you have separate servers for BW and SEM, you are working with RFC and you need to think about master data synchronization, additional HW, additional basis time, etc.

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    Posted on Jan 15, 2007 at 02:37 PM

    Dear Mary,

    We have installed SEM-BW 6.0 but we still do not have those functions. Any other thing to do?

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