SAP Readiness Check for SAP BW/4HANA
Actualizado: 24 nov
SAP Readiness Check for SAP BW/4HANA is a self-service solution that supports you to assess the current state of your existing SAP BW 7.x system in preparation for a conversion to SAP BW/4HANA. The toolset evaluates the compatibility of the analyzed system with SAP BW/4HANA and provides a comprehensive overview on various topics of consideration. As a result, it helps you identify required preparation steps and possible pre-projects for your system, well before the conversion project starts, enabling you to understand respective effort and implications. This early insight means that you can scope and plan your transition project more accurately.
The check results of the analyzed system are summarized on an interactive dashboard, providing with an overview of the following topics:
Object Compatibility: Identified BW objects in the analyzed system and recommendations on required activities for the conversion.
Code Scan Analysis: Compatibility of custom code used in the analyzed system with SAP BW/4HANA Including recommendations on required changes for the conversion.
Source System Analysis: Evaluation of the source system (i.e. those connected to the analyzed SAP BW system), with respect to their readiness for connecting to SAP BW/4HANA
Add-on Compatibility Analysis: Compatibility of add-ons installed in the analyzed SAP BW system.
SAP HANA Sizing Analysis: Sizing estimation for the target SAP BW/4HANA system, for SAP BW system operating on earlier SAP HANA or on any DB.
1. Object Compatibility check
The Object Compatibility check determines the BW objects that are compatible with SAP BW/4HANA and those objects that are no longer available. The check will also identify those objects that can be automatically converted, those that will be deleted, and those requiring manual adjustment. The check then provides links to the documentation of the corresponding simplification items, that is, the matching SAP Notes of the SAP BW/4HANA simplification list.
2. Code Scan Analysis:
SAP BW/4HANA compatibility of custom code in the analyzed system, including recommendations on changes required for the conversion.
Due to changes introduced to BW objects and the simplification of various other BW-related ABAP function modules, classes, reports, exits, interfaces, variables, and other objects in SAP BW/4HANA, customers need an overview of the adjustments required to their custom code developments to make their system and solutions compatible with SAP BW/4HANA. Understanding the specific implications on the analyzed system is key to a successful conversion project.
The Custom Code Compatibility check provides information about custom code in the analyzed system, which might not be compatible with SAP BW/4HANA. The charts at the top of the page show an overview of potential issues. The chart on the left shows the issues grouped by the BW area they were found in, that is, the BW object the custom code is related to, and the chart on the right groups the issues by type, across all areas. In the table below the charts, you can switch between views, which show all findings grouped by area.
3. Source System Analysis
Evaluation of the source systems, that is, those systems that are connected to the analyzed SAP BW system, with respect to their readiness to connect to SAP BW/4HANA.
With SAP BW/4HANA, SAP simplifies the inbound interfaces that are used to load data into the SAP BW/4HANA system to ODP, SAP HANA, and file source systems. Systems that were previously connected by using other technologies (for example, Myself system, service API (SAPI), DBConnect, or UDConnect) need to be adapted to fulfill this requirement.
The Source System Readiness check provides an overview of the source systems that are connected to your SAP BW system and their compatibility with SAP BW/4HANA.
The identified source systems are assigned to one of the following status categories:
Ready for ODP 2.0: The source system is compatible with ODP 2.0.
Ready for ODP 1.0: The source system is compatible with ODP 1.0, but the limitations mentioned in SAP Note 2481315 apply.
Adjustment Required: The source system is not ready for ODP yet or is using a different technology, which is not available anymore with SAP BW/4HANA.
System Failure: The RFC call to the source system failed so we are unable to provide any information. Please check the content of the Comments
4. Add-on Compatibility Analysis
Compatibility of add-ons installed in the analyzed SAP BW system.
SAP BW/4HANA does not support all add-ons that are supported by SAP BW 7.x. For example, all consolidation and planning functionalities are moved to the SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP BW/4HANA add-on.
The Add-On Compatibility check provides an overview of the add-ons that are installed in the analyzed system. The identified add-ons are assigned to one of the following categories:
Compatible: The add-on is compatible with SAP BW/4HANA.
Validation Required: The add-on needs to be validated for compatibility with SAP BW/4HANA. A follow-up with the vendor (SAP or third party) is required.
Incompatible: The add-on is incompatible with SAP BW/4HANA. In case of an in-place conversion, it needs to be uninstalled.
5. SAP HANA Sizing Analysis
Sizing estimation for the target SAP BW/4HANA system.
The Database Sizing check for SAP BW/4HANA provides guidance on how to determine a suitable SAP HANA database sizing configuration for the target system, based on the information collected in the analyzed system. The check supports SAP BW systems running on SAP HANA or any other database supported by SAP.
The Current Database section shows the data distribution by BW object type in the database of the analyzed system in more detail. The Recommended SAP HANA Sizing for New System section contains the recommended SAP HANA database size, number of nodes, and CPU power. The table below lists the most relevant sizing figures that were found by the sizing report in the analyzed system. This information can be used to identify data reduction potential, supporting you to reduce the target database size and to clean up the current system. Typically, large quantities of data stored in Persistent Staging Areas (PSAs), change logs, and/or control or custom tables indicate data deletion potential.
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Cloud Infrastructure (competitive offer on the private cloud of Cloud4C or Hybrid Cloud)
Cloud Managed Services (optional)
Support & Managed Services
SAP BW transition to SAP BW/4HANA - (Project Scope & Estimation )
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