Gain an understanding of what it takes to implement SAP BW. Follow along as the author explains the evolution of SAP BW architecture and its components. This book describes the roots of SAP BW and how it has evolved from a simple operational reporting environment to a full-featured information warehouse. Profit from a description of the structure of the SAP BW implementation team and SAP BW ASAP methodology. Learn how to construct data warehouses using BW based on the author's experiences during actual SAP BW implementations.
Master Data Warehouse Concepts
Learn basic data warehouse concepts--including the technical aspects and performance characteristics associated with constructing a data warehouse. Then, advance to a discussion of SAP BW architecture and how it compares with a traditional data warehouse. Learn what it takes to build analytical applications in SAP BW and the SAP BW development environment. Learn how metadata is managed in SAP BW and how SAP BW compares with data warehouse solutions provided by other vendors.
About the Author
Naeem Hashmi, a widely known expert in the ERP business intelligence industry and a pioneer in ERP data warehousing, has more than 22 years of experience in emerging Information Technologies research, development, and e-business; ERP applications; data warehousing; data mining; CRM; database, Web, object and client/server technologies; enterprise application integration; and information structures. He is the chief technology officer of Information Frameworks, an emerging Information Technology research and strategic IT consulting group. A former technical director at Compaq/Digital, he directed early SAP BW customer projects for the Benchmark and Engineering Group, and has worked directly with SAP management and engineering team members in defining requirements and architecture for SAP BW.