Thursday, December 20, 2007

Choose the Appropriate SAP NetWeaver BI and mySAP ERP Landscape

Discover the deployment options for mySAP ERP 2004 and SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence (SAP NetWeaver BI). Know your landscape choices and the sequence in which you should implement your software.

Key Concept
The most recent ERP release from SAP, mySAP ERP 2004, provides greater access for end users to the SAP NetWeaver platform's features. SAP NetWeaver Portal and Web Dynpro allow more than 80 self-service scenarios. Many of the delivered roles integrate SAP NetWeaver BI reports as well. For example, in the corporate governance area, SAP NetWeaver BI enables Management of Internal Controls (MIC) reporting.

A major change in the mySAP ERP 2004 release is the flexibility to continue running your ERP component and SAP BW 3.5 on separate servers or to combine them on a single server. Choosing which deployment option is appropriate for your situation is difficult. Selecting the right one is a case-by-case decision, and I'll provide some guidelines here. The upgrade and implementation scenarios I present are representative examples and do not cover all possible combinations of SAP NetWeaver BI and mySAP ERP releases.

mySAP ERP 2004 bears the label "Powered by SAP NetWeaver." I'll explain what this means in terms of licensing and technology in the sidebar, "Powered by SAP NetWeaver."

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