Analysis of BW support navigation facilities
integrated to BW 3.0
OLAP BAPI: SAP BW 3.0 comes
with the OLAP BAPI Interface (OBI) which provides functions that can be used
by third party reporting tools to access BW Info cubes. It provides an open
interface to access any information that is available through OLAP engine.
Integrating with XML: OLAP
BAPI serves as the basis for the SAP implementation of XML for analysis. It
is an XML API based on Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) designed for
standardized access to an analytical data provider over the web. The XML
interface introduced with SAP BW 3.0 release accepts XML data streams
compliant with the SOAP. Unlike all other SAP BW interfaces in XML interface
the actual data transfer is initiated by the source system.
Open Hub Services: The Open
Hub Service allows controlled distribution of consistent data from any SAP
BW InfoProvider to flat files, database tables and other applications with
full support for delta management, selections, projections and aggregation.
Open Hub Services have InfoSpokes as their core metadata objects. With the
SAP 3.0 release InfoSpokes have become generally available.
Content Management Framework:
The SAP Web Content Management Server stores unstructured information that
users can go through and use efficiently. Integration with the SAP BW
content management framework provides an integrated view on structured and
unstructured information to the end user.