Could someone help me understand why someone would want to choose SAP BW BEx Web over Web Intelligence (apart from license issues)?
Web Inteligence is a very strong tool from a UI point of view and has can do most of the functions that SAP BW BEx Web can. WebI allows users to actually create your own reports.
A couple of drawbacks with WebI
- I can see is that Web Intelligence does not handle SAP BW hiearchies very well (i.e. they are not shown in a hierachical manner).
- WebI holds the data within the report which can mean long run times. BEx Web only brings back data for fields that are shown in the report
I have heard people saying that BEx Web is an OLAP tool and WebI is not. How does this make a difference?