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SPM without Enterprise Portal

Hi

As per the Master guide, the Netweaver components EP and EP CORE are a prerequisite but we have been informed that EP causes lot of connectivity issues and we can use the local BW portal and that EP is not recommended.

Can you suggest if the above information is correct, how we can bypass EP use SPM application without the connectivity issues

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Neel

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    Former Member
    Jul 22, 2011 at 06:15 PM

    Hi Rohit

    Thank you so much for the reply.So I am just reconfirming.

    You mean to say we need to use the built in EP portal and it is not recommended to have a separate EP as a consumer portal which is not the case with us

    So we are fine as of now with only the integrated BW JAVA EP?

    Regards

    Neel

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      Yes Neel, a separate EP portal is not necessary. Few customers do have a separate portal which they login using single sign-on and are redirected to BW portal where they can launch SPM.

      Regards,

      Rohit

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    Jul 21, 2011 at 02:53 PM

    Hi Neel,

    You are right. EP is not required. All SPM needs is BW ABAP + BW JAVA to run.

    Regards,

    Rohit

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    Jul 22, 2011 at 06:28 AM

    Hi Rohit

    If EP is not required, then can we run the SPM in flex or you are suggesting to run in Bex Web Analyser? What will be the standard URL in that case. What other changes are required?

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    Neel

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      Hi Neel,

      SPM UI is built using adobe flex which is delivered and accessed through the BW portal. So there is no need for a separate EP. In BI portal we have delivered an iView and a role that would grant users access to this iView allowing them to run the SPM application.

      Regards,

      Rohit

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    Jul 22, 2011 at 02:00 PM

    Hi Rohit

    Can you please let us know in the following scenario :

    1) The user authenticates against the URL <protocol>://<host>:<port>/irj/portal

    Now either:

    a)The portal launches the SPM iview. We open the URL http://<host>:<port>/flex/index.html using the option open in new window.

    b) We keep using the application from <protocol>://<host>:<port>/irj/portal

    So in case b do we keep on using EP and where as in case a we only using EP to authenticate in step 1 and then are using the SPM application direclty

    Is my understanding correct

    If yes, does that mean once we login using EP , we set the property to launch the application in new window

    If no, what other mechanism can we use to directly launch the application

    Also just to be aware of our landscape

    We are using single stack installation with NW 7.01. Our AS ABAP and AS Java are on separate boxes.We have installed component EP and EP Core as mentioned for Prerequisuites in SPM master guide

    We are not using EP for any other application except SPM.

    Also we use the URL <protocol>://<host>:<port>/irj/portal to access the application

    So what is basic difference between EP and the BI portal in this case as we are using this as a BI portal only

    Need your help.

    Thanks in advance

    Regards

    Neel

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      Hi Neel,

      First its important to understand that you need to have a BW ABAP & BW JAVA stack and communication between them working. BW JAVA stack has an built-in EP, which where your users need to login. As I mentioned earlier you dont need a separate EP installation. So your users can login to the BW portal ( :// : /irj/portal) authenticate themselves and then be able to launch SPM application (http:// : /flex/ index.htm).

      You can grant them the standard portal role 'SSA' which would give them access to the 'Spend Performance Management' tab. You can change the property of this iView to launch the application in a new window.

      Regards,

      Rohit

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    Jul 22, 2011 at 07:27 PM

    Thank you for the clarification Rohit. It really solved one of our critical concerns before going live

    Regards

    Neel

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    Jul 22, 2011 at 07:27 PM

    Thank you for the clarification Rohit. It really solved one of our critical concerns before going live

    Regards

    Neel

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