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SAPITECH approach focuses on establishing a trusted data platform as the core of any SAP solutions.

SAP Analytics solutions offer a simple, comprehensive integrated platform that helps unlock the real value in data for smarter decision-making, helping you establish a strong and lasting competitive advantage. With solutions that span business and operational intelligence, predictive analytics, data warehousing and more, you can improve strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting and access and share readily digestible, complete and accurate information across the organization. SAP solutions allow you to balance risk and opportunity as you manage information throughout its lifecycle.

Analytics in SAP S/4 HANA:

Few SAP Analytics Solutions are mentioned below:

  • Embedded BW
  • Hybrid of Embedded Analytics and Standalone BW/DWH
  • Analytics in S/4 HANA (S/4 HANA Embedded Analytics)

Embedded BW

sapitech SAP BW is automatically included in SAP ERP systems since SAP NetWeaver 6.40. The SAP BW technology that exist inside such an ERP system is called as Embedded BW. Embedded BW supports technically all BW native functionality including SAP BPC processes. Embedded BW is used to support certain business Processes in SAP Business Suite and in SAP S/4HANA example Integrated Business Planning for Finance. From the outside perspective, the product that is sold to and installed at a customer is SAP Business Suite/ SAP S/4 HANA.

Hybrid of Embedded Analytics and SAP BW/4HANA

Combination of embedded analytics and EDW cases and data Accelerated inclusion of SAP S/4HANA data into the global reporting platform Leveraging SAP BW/4HANA you can natively integrate the embedded analytics models and data in SAP S/4HANA with those of an EDW, e.g. to compare real-time actuals with historical snapshots, planning results (from BPC), or external data. SAP BW/4HANA is the innovation platform for EDW. Although integration is also already possible with SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA, all new enhancements regarding the integration of SAP S/4HANA and SAP BW will be implemented in SAP BW/4HANA.
Key Components of embedded analytics architecture:

Analytical Engine

The embedded SAP BW system is responsible for OLAP functions and services for other SAP BW functionalities (like planning and the SAP HANA application process designer). It also compensates fo
Upon activating consumption CDS views, a transient provider or transient SAP BEx query is created in the embedded SAP BW system. SAP Business Objects BI tools (like SAP Business Objects Design Studio) use these transient providers to query data from the consumption CDS views.


SAP S4/HANA analytics provides data access using OData, SAP HANA Info Access, and Business Intelligence Consumer Services (BICS) interfaces, depending on the client tools. The frontend applications use mostly OData as the communication protocol inside the SAP Fiori interface. There are some exceptions, such as SAP Lumira, SAP Design Studio, and enterprise search, which uses SAP HANA Info Access protocols because they don’t yet have OData implementations.
The following is a sample list of SAP Business Objects BI tools and their preferred interfaces:
  • SAP Fiori: OData
  • SAP Design Studio (as SAP Fiori app): BW InA
  • Enterprise search: SAP HANA InA
  • SAP Design Studio (standalone): BICS
  • SAP Business Objects Analysis edition for Microsoft Office: BICS
  • SAP Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Add-in for Microsoft Excel: BW InA
  • Business Objects Analysis for OLAP: BICS