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SAP NetWeaver BW contains various functions that enable you to create ad-hoc scenarios for rapid prototyping. These functions are available in a BW workspace for users in specialist departments. Users can create ad-hoc scenarios in an environment specifically designed for these users. The environment is integrated into the existing BW landscape but also makes BW functions less complex.
A BW workspace is a special area, where new models can be created based on central data from the BW system and local data. Workspaces can be managed and controlled by a central IT department and used by local special departments. This means you can quickly adjust to new and changing requirements. The aim of workspaces is to bridge the gap between the central requirements and the flexibility required locally. Central architected data marts from the IT department can be combined, in a workspace, with data marts from the specialized departments.
BW workspaces consist of an administrator tool, workspaces administration and the Workspace Designer - a Web-based working environment for business users.
The administrator has the following tasks to perform for workspace administration:
Creating and monitoring workspaces.
Making indexed InfoProviders from the BW system available in the workspaces.
Assigning authorizations for workspaces and data from the BW system.
The business user can do the following in Workspace Designer:
Upload his/her own data.
Create new data models based on their own data and InfoProviders.
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