Content that consultancy partners of SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) deliver to their customers is referred to as partner content.
The concept and technical implementation of customer and partner content largely correspond to one another. More information about partner content can be found in the documentation Creating and Delivering Customer Content.
This and the following sections document only those partner content features that differ from customer content features.
Set up a system landscape for creating and delivering partner content and make the relevant system settings.
Define a namespace for your developments.
Develop your own Content.
Optional: Have the partner content certified by SAP.
Certification of partner content allows you to officially document the technical quality of your content for your customers. The certification awarded by SAP is a guarantee that the partner content can be imported and installed without errors. It also ensures that SAP content objects are not inadvertently shipped again by partners.
If you want SAP to certify your content, send an e-mail to the Integration and Certification Center (email@example.com). You can purchase the contract for add-on certification from this center. The certification confirms that the following conditions are met:
Error-free import and installation of the partner content
Shipment of content is made using the Add-On Assembly Kit and does not contain SAP objects
Content tested successfully by the partner
Documentation and maintenance provided by the partner
Release and maintenance strategies published by the partner
SAP provides generic text cases to support this testing.
When the certification process is complete, your content is awarded the SAP certified integration logo. Your partner content is listed in the SAP Online Partner and Product Directory. You can add a link with detailed information about your content.
Deliver the BI Content and partner content to your customers.
For more information about steps 1,2,3 and 5, see Creating and Delivering Customer Content
You can use the BI Content delivered by SAP but you cannot change it.
Namespace for Developing BW Objects
You must use your own namespace (see Using Namespaces for Developing BW Objects).
Note also Features when Transporting Roles. We recommend the following schema when assigning the namespace: Delivery namespace /ABC/ customer namespace /ABC/C_. This corresponds to the SAP namespaces for roles (delivery namespace SAP_BW_ customer namespace SAP_BWC_). However, this means that you cannot create roles beginning with "C_".
Delivery of BW Objects
We recommend that you use Add-On Assembly Kits to deliver your partner content. Using this tool, you can combine the BW objects that you have developed into one add-on. You can also specify installation conditions (lSAP releases for example) in your customers' systems. You can also simplify the maintenance of your delivered content by providing your own release and support package status for each delivery. This allows you to see which content version is installed in your customers' systems.
The Add-On Assembly Kit is not part of SAP NetWeaver and must be purchased separately. No additional tools are required in your customers' systems: The transactions for implementing your add-ons are available in all SAP systems.
If you want SAP to certify your content, send an e-mail to the Integration and Certification Center (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can use this address to purchase the Add-On Assembly Kit together with an add-on certification contract.
Data flow modeling is not supported
Data flows (object type DMOD) cannot be modeled in systems that are set as content systems. The object tree for data flows is not visible in Data Warehousing Workbench in content systems, and data flows cannot be edited in transaction RSDF.