Real-Time BI

You don’t always require in-memory platforms or bleeding edge infrastructure to implement Real-Time BI in your enterprise. Latest innovations like SAP HANA open up more possibilities for sure, but Real Time BI can be implemented using some of the conventional and proven methods as well.

With instantaneous and actionable insights commanding an high premium and increasing mindshare with executives, our experts have helped enterprises implement robust, scalable and performance-optimized Real-Time BI solutions across different industry verticals.

In Real-Time BI, our expertise spans:

  • Integration of structured and unstructured data
  • Data modelling and governance, data processing, performance and automation
  • Data visualization and analytics
  • A variety of conventional and bleeding-edge platforms / tools

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HANA LIVE

HANA Live for real-time operational reporting on top of  SAP Business Suite/ECC on HANA

SAP BW: Virtual Infoproviders

SAP RemoteCube, RemoteCube and Virtual Infocubes with real-time access to data

Crystal charts on ECC

Report directly on Crystal Reports using ECC

Data Replication using SAP LT

Real-time operational reporting from both SAP & non-SAP sources through SAP HANA

BO Universe with OLTP Direct Access

SAP BusinessObjects OLTP Direct Access (BICS) to access real-time data

SAP BW RDA

SAP BW mechanism to extract and persistently store real-time data

ABAP reports

Standard and custom ABAP reports in SAP

HANA Live

Use HANA Live to get real-time operational reporting on top of  SAP Business Suite/ECC on HANA. Achieve rapid implementation and fast performance to deliver business insights on the go with your preferred device.

 

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Real-Time Data BI Using SAP LT

Use Enterprise HANA to get real-time operational reporting from SAP as well as non-SAP data sources using SAP LT. Handle large volumes of data using superior data compression, replication, provisioning and transformation capabilities.

 

Deliver Real-Time BI Using SAP LT

Real-Time BI Using RDA

Leverage SAP’s Real-Time Data Acquisition (RDA) to extract data into BW for real-time reporting. Features include the following:

  • Data is loaded into SAP BW at short intervals
  • Restricted to RDA enabled datasources
  • Master data cannot be transferred
  • Data can only be loaded to DSO objects

Deliver Real-Time BI Using RDA

SAP BW: Virtual Infoproviders

SAP BW modelled infoproviders – SAP RemoteCube, RemoteCube and Virtual Infocubes with services to access real time data from SAP and non-SAP systems

  • Tight integration with SAP BW landscape
  • Ability to implement BW data transformation logic
  • Ideal for customers reporting on real-time data on a smaller scale
  • Complex implementation
  • SAP RemoteCubes support only direct access enabled SAP datasources
  • Poor performance while accessing larger data volumes

 

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ABAP Reports on ECC & PI

Standard and custom ABAP reports in SAP

  • Leverage ABAP development environment
  • Highly customizable solution
  • Ability to schedule as background processes
  • Supported only in SAP systems
  • Reporting directly in transactional system can lead to performance bottlenecks

 

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BO Universe with OLTP Direct Access

SAP BusinessObjects OLTP Direct Access (BICS) to access real-time data from heterogeneous data sources

  • Eliminating need for business layer; transient universe created at runtime
  • Short implementation cycle
  • Ideal for customer requiring real-time access to low volume data
  • Poor performance while accessing large data volumes
  • Not recommend for direct access to SAP ECC tables because increased load on OLTP can affect core transactional processes.

Crystal Reports on ECC

  • Report directly on ECC tables using Crystal Reports
  • Customized and highly formatted printable reports
  • Short implementation cycle
  • Requires SAP integration kit
  • Ability to integrate with the overall SAP landscape
  • Performance while accessing larger data volumes

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