The course introduces SAP’s market leading Data Warehousing solution SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3.
As a first step, the theoretical basics of the SAP BW system are introduced. Connected to this theoretical introduction, the acquired knowledge is applied practically to a living SAP system by solving case studies. The case studies are performed in an SAP education system. The used IDES (Internet Demonstration and Evaluation System) represents a fully developed model enterprise. It is based on the standard SAP ERP system and offers the corporate structure and the data basis to accomplish extensive analyses in the SAP BW system.
The course consists of two parts: In the first part, the basic setup of SAP BW is introduced. Following this step, the data- and information structure in the BW system are illustrated and with the help of that, students are asked to independently work on a model scenario. One emphasis in this part is the acquisition and preparation of data for the BW system, for example from SAP source systems. Every chapter offers theoretical knowledge about a certain part of the BW system. The BW objects that are looked upon are then being introduced and illustrated. In addition to that, the acquired knowledge is engrossed by working on case studies. Thus, students not only gather a profound overview on setup and functionality of the BW system and its integration with the SAP ERP system (or operative systems of third-party providers). They also gain respective practical experience in working with the software.
The priority in the second part of the course is the evaluation of data. In a first step, the basics of compiling reports are introduced as referring to characteristics, key figures and variables. Building upon the data and structures that were generated in the first part, the students now create their own reports and analyses in the BW system. Additional emphasis will be on pre-configured business processes in form of BW Content and the portal- and document integration.
After the course, students possess profound theoretical knowledge of the SAP BW system, its technical aspects and the setup of the underlying data model, as well as approaches to compile analyses and reports.
Course participants, in the end, are capable to orient themselves in an SAP BWsystem. They will have acquired knowledge and skills in the following areas: