Explore SAP BW Interactively

Mindmaps Are a Powerful Learning Tool

They Simplify the Complex

SAP BW or SAP Business Warehouse is a full-fledged datawarehouse solution from SAP.  What is a datawarehouse?  At its' core, the SAP Business Intelligence System it is a reporting system.  However, SAP BW is able to receive and send data from any type of system to any type of system. 

  • Our SAP BW MindMap will help you get your mind around it.
  • Use it to quickly learn the fundamentals and advanced capabilities of SAP BW

Using our SAP BW MindMap, you can learn, in a highly interactive fashion, how data is extracted from a typical SAP R/3 system and presented to the end user, and all the steps in between.  You will also see the main competitive advantage of SAP BW, which is the Business Content, broken out by both R/3 and Industry Solution Area.



SAP's Data Warehouse

As you can see from the picture, the SAP Business Intelligence System, which is a fully fledged data warehouse, has the ability to report on every aspect of SAP.  It pulls data from SAP modules such as:

  • SAP Finance and Controlling
  • SAP Logistics
  • SAP Human Resources
  • Industry Specific Solutions
  • Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM)
  • SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM)
  • SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
  • SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM)
  • SAP Environmental Health & Safety (SAP EH&S)
  • SAP Strategic Enterprise Management (SAP SEM)
  • SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC)
  • SAP BusinessObjects

KPI Blueprint

While this Mindmap is intended to provide a very good overview of what the SAP BW System actually is, it is important to note that many elements go into creating a high-performance datawarehouse.  The first of those elements is the creation of your KPI Blueprint (Key Performance Indicators).  This is not a SAP BW tool dependent task.  Instead, it requires the expertise of Business Process Consultants and your Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).  It is from this KPI Blueprint that we will develop your Dimension Table Maps.  

Data Model Derived from Your Dimension Tables

While the initial task of designing your datawarehouse dimensional model is important, it is critical to understand that it still has to be converted into a SAP Business Intelligence Data Model.  We offer several other data model guides on this site as well.