Category: Web i

SAP Analytics Cloud Integration with S4 on premise

SAP Analytics cloud (formerly BOBJ Cloud / Cloud for Analytics) is SaaS packaged Analytics solution. The tool is capable of analytics, planning and predictive with R integration.

Last week  we successfully configured analytics cloud with on premise sap application for one of our customers. Below is the detailed architecture over over-view of the integration

Components

S4 1610 Fp02 On-prem, BOBJ 4.2, BW4 and HANA 2.0. All the applications are running on amazon virtual private cloud .

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SAP Analytics cloud connection type

  • Import
  • Direct
  • Reverse Proxy

Import Connection – Requires SAP Cloud connector , the data connection is not live , cannot be usefull for live stream data

Direct – Using the standara INA services in SAP application, Analytics cloud will directly connect to source systems. Requires to open up the ports to cloud

Reverse Proxy – making use of a web server paths  in a DMZ layer, Live data connections can be created . we used apache as a web-server for this setup

 

Live Data connection using reverse proxy

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High level configuration steps

  • 1 – Install apache on the server
  • 2- Configure SSL for the web server ( default port 443)
  • 3 – Configure Proxy paths with redirection to backend SAP systems ( BW, S/4 , HANA and BOBJ* are supported)
  • 4 – Configure the default path route to your cloud tenant

*Additional installation and config is required for tomcat

**SAML SSO is supported

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fiori look Web I Interface – BOBJ 4.2 SP4

With BI 4.2 SP4, the new Fiori look BI Launchpad is introduced. The new portal is addition and is not replacing the classic BI launchpad.

This Blog is intended to walk through the options available while viewing a Webi report in New BI Launchpad. Once the user Logs into New BI Launchpad, all the documents will be shows as tiles.


Comparison (Look) with Old BI Launchpad


Below are the quick options available in the new interface for the end user.


By default, the report opens in normal interface and user can switch to advanced interface by choice. Below Screenshot shows the quick options available.

By Switching to Advanced interface, all the interactive options will be active. Users can quickly Rank/sort the data in the report


Changing Prompt values



Unlike classic BI launchpad , there is no in-built design applet for new version. There is an option to “Open in designer” which will takes you to Old version through Opendoc link



Thanks

Karthik Addula

Principle Architect