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SAP HANA Live for SAP Business Suite provides enhanced quality for analytics across all Business Suite applications by enabling industry-standard access to SAP data through easily understandable data models.

The SAP Business Suite application data models – optimized for data throughput and best performance in transactional scenarios – are optimized for analytic purposes using views in the SAP HANA database. These views form a virtual data model that customers and partners can reuse. The virtual data model is a foundation for future SAP analytic development.

Data provided by the virtual data model can be presented through multi-purpose analytical UIs, such as SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite UIs, and domain-specific web applications.

Figure 1: SAP HANA Live Architecture
  • A virtual data model

  • Analytical applications on top with rich client UIs

SAP HANA Live for SAP Business Suite provides the following advantages compared to regular reporting solutions:

  • Open

    Any access to the reporting framework is based on standard mechanisms such as SQL or MDX. No BW modeling or ABAP programming will be required.

  • Uniform

    One approach is chosen for all SAP Business Suite applications, enabling a common reporting across application boundaries.

  • Intuitive

    The virtual data model hides the complexity and Customizing dependencies of our SAP Business Suite data model to make data available without requiring a deep understanding of SAP models.

  • Fast

    SAP HANA Live for SAP Business Suite features SAP HANA as the underlying computing engine, to enable fast analytics on high data volumes.

  • Real-time

    Since all reporting happens on primary data (or a real-time replication of it), there is no need to wait for data warehousing loading jobs to finish. The cycle time from recording to reporting is dramatically reduced.

Virtual data models provide the foundation for operative reporting based on SAP HANA. They allow for the consumption of business data through generic analytical clients such as SAP BusinessObjects Analysis, edition for Microsoft Office and/or scenario-specific analytical applications.

The application is the UI on top of a virtual data model, which consumes the data in the underlying views. Applications visualize the data in an understandable way.