Information Broadcastingwith SAP BW 3.5
Information Broadcasting with SAP BW 3.5                 The information contained herein                  reflects curren...
Agenda                Introduction                Business Explorer (BEx) Broadcaster                Broadcasting Wizard  ...
Agenda                Introduction                               Business Explorer (BEx) Broadcaster                      ...
mySAP BI – The Solution at a Glance                                                                   Data acquisition, da...
Information Broadcasting: A possible Scenario    A possible scenario…    BI user wants to distribute and publish a BI dash...
Information Broadcasting Overview© SAP AG 2004
Agenda                            Introduction                Business Explorer (BEx) Broadcaster                         ...
Information Broadcasting Overview       Single (web-based) wizard to disseminate personalized BI information       portfol...
What Triggers The Broadcasting?     Event based (“Intelligent push”)                Integration into process chains       ...
Accessing the Business Explorer (BEx) Broadcaster    The BEx Broadcaster    is available:                From the menus of...
Business Explorer (BEx) Broadcaster    Create settings and schedule broadcasting for BW web templates,    queries, and wor...
Create or Edit Settings in BEx Broadcaster                                                  You can                       ...
Create a New Schedule for Broadcasting                                     You can schedule                               ...
Maintain Broadcasting Schedules        Enter your selection        options on the        Scheduler tab.        Review broa...
New Process Chain Type        Information        Broadcasting can be        scheduled within a        process chain.© SAP ...
Agenda                           Introduction                           Business Explorer (BEx) Broadcaster               ...
Broadcasting Wizard – Initial Screen                                                   The initial                        ...
Broadcasting Wizard – Document Format and            Distribution Type                                                 Out...
Broadcasting Wizard – Identify Recipients                                           Recipients include:                   ...
Broadcasting Wizard – Add Text and Broadcast          Complete your broadcasting          definition by adding text.      ...
Broadcasting Wizard – Broadcasting Status          The system          reports the          broadcasting          status. ...
View of E-Mailed Pre-Calculated Report                                           In this example, we                      ...
Agenda                           Introduction                           Business Explorer (BEx) Broadcaster               ...
BI Broadcasting Services            EP6.0 SP 3 / J2EE 6.40                    BI iViews        BI Portfolio (built      E-...
KM Plattform & BI Broadcasting            BI Portfolios via FLEX UI            BI Portfolio via FLEX UI            Reposit...
Enhanced Portal Integration (1)                                   BW 3.0      EP 6.0                       BW 3.5     EP 5...
Enhanced Portal Integration Overview            Seamless deployment of BI Applications into SAP Enterprise            Port...
Publishing from SAP BW to the Enterprise Portal    Publish to Portal Content    Catalog                Administrative view...
Automatic Deployment via Broadcasting© SAP AG 2004
BEx Portfolio in EP 6.0 SP3                                   BEx Portfolio                                     BI Applica...
BI Applications as KM Documents            BI Applications as KM            Documents                BI Application (BW We...
Prototype BEx Portfolio with Flex UI (Built on Portal            6.0, BW 3.5)   Different Icons for   different report   t...
KM Service: Indexing & Search        Search: Fulltext        Search through all        available reports &        web appl...
Assigning Layouts to BI Portfolios: Flexible UI     To an iView                Done by defining a layout set in the iView ...
Assigning Layouts to BI Portfolios: Flexible UI       Pre-defined and ready-to-use layout for BI Portfolios               ...
Flexible UI – Components                                           Menu                                       Breadcrumb  ...
FlexibleUI – Components of a Layout Set                  Layout Controller                                                ...
Synchrone Kollaboration mit Information BroadcastingQueries, Web Apps &Worksbooks can be broadcastedinto Collaboration Roo...
Collaboration Rooms© SAP AG 2004
Project Lead Area© SAP AG 2004
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  1. 1. Information Broadcastingwith SAP BW 3.5
  2. 2. Information Broadcasting with SAP BW 3.5 The information contained herein reflects current planning for the SAP BW 3.5 release and may be changed without prior notice.© SAP AG 2004
  3. 3. Agenda Introduction Business Explorer (BEx) Broadcaster Broadcasting Wizard Enhanced SAP BW – SAP EP Integration Availability© SAP AG 2004
  4. 4. Agenda Introduction Business Explorer (BEx) Broadcaster Broadcasting Wizard Enhanced SAP BW – SAP EP Integration Availability© SAP AG 2004
  5. 5. mySAP BI – The Solution at a Glance Data acquisition, data warehousing, OLAP, Support decision-making requirements planning framework, BI tools, dashboards and of the entire enterprise regardless of analytical applications; with pre-configured data sources of access methods content using best-practice models. mySAP Business Intelligence is an enterprise-class, complete, open and integrated solution that delivers actionable insights. Open, well documented Scalable and reliable BI APIs and interfaces along solution that is tightly with full functionality to Convert data into information, integrated with SAP integrate structured and and ensure information is NetWeaver, source unstructured, delivered at the right time to the transactional systems and heterogeneous data right person in the right format partner’s complementary tools to support business decision making.© SAP AG 2004
  6. 6. Information Broadcasting: A possible Scenario A possible scenario… BI user wants to distribute and publish a BI dashboard and an ad-hoc query to different user groups 1. He designs the BI dashboard with the BEx Web Application Designer and calls the BEx Broadcaster 2. He schedules the dashboard for 2am at night for precalculation. Afterwards it will be automatically sent to the BI Portfolio of the fifferent end-users 3. In addition he creates an Ad-hoc query (online) for some ad-hoc users and sends it to them 4. The end-users open their BI Portfolios (in EP) every morning to see what‘s going on 5. They use standard KM features for discussion, rating, collaboration© SAP AG 2004
  7. 7. Information Broadcasting Overview© SAP AG 2004
  8. 8. Agenda Introduction Business Explorer (BEx) Broadcaster Broadcasting Wizard Enhanced SAP BW – SAP EP Integration Availability© SAP AG 2004
  9. 9. Information Broadcasting Overview Single (web-based) wizard to disseminate personalized BI information portfolios Including direct parameterized pre-calculation for power users Including one-step personalized pre-calculation for end-users Pre-calculated, online and offline reporting documents… BI Web Applications - Dashboards, cockpits BEx Analyzer Workbooks Queries … in different modes… Online & pre-calculated ... in different formats ... HTML Device specific (Web Browser, Mobile devices, etc.) BEx Analyzer Workbooks Emails (using HTML attachments or Multipart Html (MHTML) ) ZIP Files ... containing different kinds of information. OLAP data, Alerts, Embedded Documents and Filter Navigation© SAP AG 2004
  10. 10. What Triggers The Broadcasting? Event based (“Intelligent push”) Integration into process chains New data is loaded to the InfoCube Ad hoc BEx Broadcaster for end users Scheduling End user: Scheduling via BEx Broadcaster Guided scheduling times Time points are provided by administrators Ensures system performance because of better load balancing Administrator: Scheduling for specific user groups No time restriction and no target restriction Scheduling for other users Precalculations based on the data authorizations of the target user© SAP AG 2004
  11. 11. Accessing the Business Explorer (BEx) Broadcaster The BEx Broadcaster is available: From the menus of the: BEx Query Designer. BEx Analyzer. BEx Web Application Designer. As a web item in the Web Application Designer and can be embedded in any web template. From the Context Menu of a BW report.© SAP AG 2004
  12. 12. Business Explorer (BEx) Broadcaster Create settings and schedule broadcasting for BW web templates, queries, and workbooks Edit Create new settings in Broadcaster existing or Broadcast Wizard settings© SAP AG 2004
  13. 13. Create or Edit Settings in BEx Broadcaster You can save your settings for re-use or broadcast immediately (execute).© SAP AG 2004
  14. 14. Create a New Schedule for Broadcasting You can schedule broadcasting with your pre-defined settings by selecting the dispatch option.© SAP AG 2004
  15. 15. Maintain Broadcasting Schedules Enter your selection options on the Scheduler tab. Review broadcasting schedules. Delete schedules that are no longer relevant.© SAP AG 2004
  16. 16. New Process Chain Type Information Broadcasting can be scheduled within a process chain.© SAP AG 2004
  17. 17. Agenda Introduction Business Explorer (BEx) Broadcaster Broadcasting Wizard Enhanced SAP BW – SAP EP Integration Availability© SAP AG 2004
  18. 18. Broadcasting Wizard – Initial Screen The initial screen lists the default settings for the broadcasting options.© SAP AG 2004
  19. 19. Broadcasting Wizard – Document Format and Distribution Type Output Format Options: HTML Format Compressed as ZIP File MHTML Format HTML Format MHTML Format Compressed in ZIP File Excel in MS Office XML Format Excel in MS Office XML Format [in ZIP File] Generation Type: Distribution Type: Precalculation of Web Templates Send as E-Mail Generating HTML Links Export to Enterprise Portal© SAP AG 2004
  20. 20. Broadcasting Wizard – Identify Recipients Recipients include: SAP BW Users SAP BW Roles External E-Mail Addresses© SAP AG 2004
  21. 21. Broadcasting Wizard – Add Text and Broadcast Complete your broadcasting definition by adding text. Review a summary of your parameters to validate your selections and execute broadcasting.© SAP AG 2004
  22. 22. Broadcasting Wizard – Broadcasting Status The system reports the broadcasting status. Refresh to see the information updated.© SAP AG 2004
  23. 23. View of E-Mailed Pre-Calculated Report In this example, we have chosen to E- Mail the report in MHTML format. The report is now available in the recipients inbox.© SAP AG 2004
  24. 24. Agenda Introduction Business Explorer (BEx) Broadcaster Broadcasting Wizard Enhanced SAP BW – SAP EP Integration Availability© SAP AG 2004
  25. 25. BI Broadcasting Services EP6.0 SP 3 / J2EE 6.40 BI iViews BI Portfolio (built E-Mail with KM Flex UI) Attachments as .zip Files HTML EP Portal Content KM Catalog MHTML Collaboration Rooms (PCD) Workbooks CM Store/KM Favos Repository Services BW Server BI Suite Broadcasting Pre-calculation of BEx Web Apps, Web UI Queries & Workbooks (Optional) Workbooks Online Distribution & Precalculation Windows Machine (end- BEx Design Tools Services user PC or shared server) für Pre-calculation of Workbooks BI Platform Precalc of Queries & Olap/Meta data Webtemplates© SAP AG 2004
  26. 26. KM Plattform & BI Broadcasting BI Portfolios via FLEX UI BI Portfolio via FLEX UI Repository Services Suche und Indexierung Repository Services Kollaboration, Abonierung etc. Diskussions- Collaboration foren Repository Framework RM CM Store for Pre- Suche & Abonnierung Calculated BI Data (incl. Indexierung Versioning) Repository Manager for BI Repository Framework Online Data residing in BW Repository Repository LDAP Standard Interfaces to access Other Manager Manager WebDAV RMs… data via RMs BI Server CM Store JDBC BW Server: 1) Access to online BW Queries, Web Applications & JCo CM Store for precalculated Workbooks via Links BW Queries, Web Applications & Workbooks 2) Access to meta, master and transactional data documents stored in BW© SAP AG 2004
  27. 27. Enhanced Portal Integration (1) BW 3.0 EP 6.0 BW 3.5 EP 5.0 BW 3.0 EP 6.0 BW 3.5 BW 3.x and EP 5.0 Integration EP 5.0 knows connected BW 3.x (System Landscape) BW 3.x doesn’t know EP 5.0 Portal (except imported certificate) BW 3.5 and EP 6.0 Integration EP 6.0 knows connected BW 3.5 (System Landscape) BW 3.5 knows connected EP 6.0 (RFC Destination, Logical System Name, Protocol, Hostname, Port, …) BW 3.5 supports multiple instances of EP 6.0 BW 3.5 reads Portal Content Catalog, Portal Roles, KM Hierarchies, … BW 3.5 creates iViews in Portal Content Catalog BW 3.5 creates Documents and Links in KM© SAP AG 2004
  28. 28. Enhanced Portal Integration Overview Seamless deployment of BI Applications into SAP Enterprise Portal Easier deployment of BI Applications for Query and Web Application Designers Into SAP EP 6.0 Portal Content Directory (PCD) as iView Into SAP EP 6.0 Portal Roles (open) as iView Into SAP EP 6.0 Collaboration Rooms as KM object Into SAP EP 6.0 KM folders as KM object Automatic deployment of BI Applications for end-users Into SAP EP 6.0 Collaboration Rooms as KM object Into SAP EP 6.0 KM folders as KM object No more manual export/import of iView files necessary© SAP AG 2004
  29. 29. Publishing from SAP BW to the Enterprise Portal Publish to Portal Content Catalog Administrative view Create iView Manual assignment to Portal Page or Portal Role Publish to Portal End user view Create KM Link in BEx Portfolio or other KM Folder© SAP AG 2004
  30. 30. Automatic Deployment via Broadcasting© SAP AG 2004
  31. 31. BEx Portfolio in EP 6.0 SP3 BEx Portfolio BI Applications are displayed with detailed information including Collaboration features Guided navigation Entry page for BW content in EP Only one BEx Portfolio per Portal User© SAP AG 2004
  32. 32. BI Applications as KM Documents BI Applications as KM Documents BI Application (BW Web Application) is now a KM object KM Document if pre- calculated query or workbook KM Link if online BW report Use KM Services for: Subscription Feedback Discussion Collaboration Rating TREX search© SAP AG 2004
  33. 33. Prototype BEx Portfolio with Flex UI (Built on Portal 6.0, BW 3.5) Different Icons for different report types: e.g. Web Applications, Subscribe | Favorites | Send To | Give Feedback | Rate | Details | Delete Queries, Workbooks, Online, offline NEW Subscribe | Favorites | Send To | Give Feedback | Rate | Details | Delete© SAP AG 2004
  34. 34. KM Service: Indexing & Search Search: Fulltext Search through all available reports & web applications Subscribe | Favorites | Send To | Give Feedback | Rate | Details | Delete© SAP AG 2004
  35. 35. Assigning Layouts to BI Portfolios: Flexible UI To an iView Done by defining a layout set in the iView properties Role-based approach: e.g. administrator‘s navigation should always look the same and offer a given set of commands Layout Set Mode in iView properties defines priority of settings To a folder or folder hierarchy Done in the details dialog of the folder by chosing a predefined profile or by creating a new one Allows to present the content of a folder in a special way (columns, list...) According to other rules E.g. for special document extensions or mime types Done by creating Object Type Handler files (.oth)© SAP AG 2004
  36. 36. Assigning Layouts to BI Portfolios: Flexible UI Pre-defined and ready-to-use layout for BI Portfolios Customers can easily change the layout and create new ones via Flexible UI Layout of the navigation part Different layouts: columns, list, tree or combinations Number of folder levels, properties, ... to be displayed Different menus with possible actions Show/hide different styles of breadcrumbs Layout of the details dialog Adapt details overview, menu and properties Layout of the search results list© SAP AG 2004
  37. 37. Flexible UI – Components Menu Breadcrumb List Tree© SAP AG 2004
  38. 38. FlexibleUI – Components of a Layout Set Layout Controller GridCollectionRenderer Flavor Resource Renderer List© SAP AG 2004
  39. 39. Synchrone Kollaboration mit Information BroadcastingQueries, Web Apps &Worksbooks can be broadcastedinto Collaboration RoomsCollaboration Rooms Services Chat Application Sharing Anmerkungen Meeting Pad DiskussionsforenInstant MessagingMy Portal Contacts© SAP AG 2004
  40. 40. Collaboration Rooms© SAP AG 2004
  41. 41. Project Lead Area© SAP AG 2004

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