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[ ED HUDAK                                              [ STEVE RUGGIERO
 ASUG INSTALLATION MEMBER                                ASUG INSTALLATION MEMBER
 MEMBER SINCE: 1998                                      MEMBER SINCE: 2000




                            [ SHERRYANNE MEYER
                             ASUG INSTALLATION MEMBER
                             MEMBER SINCE: 1999
[ Agenda
      Introductions

      SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer overview
               Demo – A cockpit in 8 minutes

      SAP Xcelsius Overview
               Demo – A cockpit in 7 minutes

      SAP Web Application Designer Overview
               Demo – A cockpit in 8 minutes

      Lessons Learned and Limitations
      Summary

                                                   2
Real Experience. Real Advantage.               2
[ Learning Points
       Learn how to build Xcelsius, Web application
       designer and the SAP NetWeaver Visual
       Composer dashboards in less then 10 minutes
       (demos).

       Learn when to pick one dash boarding tool
       over another.

       Find out the limitations of each tool and what
       skill sets are needed to be successful.

Real Experience. Real Advantage.                        3
[ Agenda
      Introductions

      SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer overview
               Demo – A cockpit in 8 minutes

      SAP Xcelsius Overview
               Demo – A cockpit in 7 minutes

      SAP Web Application Designer Overview
               Demo – A cockpit in 8 minutes

      Lessons Learned and Limitations
      Summary

                                                   4
Real Experience. Real Advantage.               4
[ The SAP NetWeaver BI Core Toolset
                                                      SAP BI is an
                                                      enterprise-wide
                                                      comprehensive
                                                      decision support
                                                      system (DSS) for the
                                                      analytical needs of an
                                                      enterprise


                                                      BI can also support
                                                      some degree of
                                                      operational reporting
  The SAP BI tool set has many presentation tools and options for companies
  to leverage. SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer is an extension of those tools.
                                   5
Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                               5
[ There are Two 'versions' of Visual Composer (VC)
Visual Composer 7.0 is for SAP BI Development, 7.1 is for
the Composite Environment (CE). There are different SDN
forums and blogs for each - This can be confusing!




                   BREAKING NEWS: VC 7.2 is now in Ramp-up with planned
                             general availability in 2Q, 2010.
 "With the new version of SAP NetWeaver CE 7.2, you are able to design and develop your "own
 practices" as business rule-based, SOA-enabled, composite business processes & applications
 with the Eclipse-based SAP Developer Studio" - SAP AG
                          6
Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                                               6
[SAP Visual Composer is a tool to visualize the data

It is a browser-based
modeling and design
tool for rapid application
development and
prototyping in a code-
free development
environment




Real Experience. Real Advantage.                       7
[ Visual Composer is Easy for Power Users to Learn
Visual Composer is a power user tool that is simple to learn for
someone with a little bit of technical background (i.e., controllers,
report writers, analysts)
                                             No coding required to
                                             create great-looking,
                                             Web-based cockpits




Take advantage of pre-built
analytic business packages
                                                                  Source: SAP

Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                                8
[   It All Starts with a Query
                                                 The BEx Query Designer




The query is the core method for accessing BI data. You can use existing
              queries in your SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer models
 Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                      9
[ SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer Data Methods
   Can integrate data from multiple data sources,
   including SAP and non-SAP systems, into one model
   Different options available for data access include:
         BI Extension Kit
         Remote Function Call (RFC)
         Web services

   BI Extension Kit allows access
   to the following DataSources
         SAP NetWeaver BI 2004
         (SAP BW 3.5 Support Package 14)
         SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0
         JDBC
         XMLA


Real Experience. Real Advantage.                          10
[ External Web Services




External Web services such as email,
stock quotes, news services, and weather
maps can also be integrated into your
SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer cockpit.
 Real Experience. Real Advantage.          11
[ External Data Providers — Web Services




                    Each Web service may require different input, so you have to spend
                    some time trying out what works for your site and how to format it.
Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                                          12
[ SAP Visual Composer 7.0 Using BOBJ Xcelsius
SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer 7.01 (or 7.02)
SP5 or higher allows you to use existing Xcelsius
UI controls and use them inside Visual Composer.
You can also use any Flex component made by
Adobe Flex Builder (Flex 2 SDK).
You can download flash objects & 'how-to' on
sdn.sap.com (by Sap's Amir Mimran)




                                                     13
Real Experience. Real Advantage.                    13
[ Our Target Visual Composer cockpit and Navigation




          All country sales are displayed based on the first query
Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                     14
[ A Visual Composer Cockpit in 8 minutes




                                   D EM

                                           15
Real Experience. Real Advantage.           15
[ The Future of Visual Composer




                                                                                                   Source: SAP, 2010


SAP: "In light of the progress made relating to parity between VC 7.0 and VC CE, our
investment in VC 7.0 will be limited to maintenance after EP2 is released.

We are confident that with the provisions made for migration to VC 7.1 or 7.2 and
the great feature set in EP-2 for VC 7.0, our existing customers running VC 7.0 will
enjoy the best of both worlds: the option to upgrade to VC 7.2 or to stay with the
latest release of VC 7.0."
                                     - Source: http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/15801




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Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                                                                16
[ VC Upgrade Options are Limited- pick the right version

             There are no automated upgrade paths from NetWeaver
             VC 7.0 to NetWeaver VC 7.1 or 7.2.

             Customers who want to use NetWeaver VC 7.2 will have
             to keep both running and migrate the content from 7.0 to
             7.2 manually.


               Plan carefully how you want to use Visual Composer and
              pick the version you want: 7.0 for SAP BI focus and 7.2 for
                           BPM and composite applications.

                                                                            17
 Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                            17
[ Agenda
      Introductions

      SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer overview
               Demo – A cockpit in 8 minutes

      SAP Xcelsius Overview
               Demo – A cockpit in 7 minutes

      SAP Web Application Designer Overview
               Demo – A cockpit in 8 minutes

      Lessons Learned and Limitations
      Summary

                                                18
Real Experience. Real Advantage.               18
[     SAP Xcelsius Functionality
    1 Connect to                   2    Data is populated    3                    Import Excel model
                                                                                                                                                                4 Publish Visualization to
      corporate data                    into Excel model                          into Xcelsius and
                                                                                                                                                                   SAP Portals, BOBJ
      sources via SAP                                                             generate Visualization
                                                                                                                                                                   Enterprise, export to
      BI, Web Services,                                                                                                                                            Outlook, PowerPoint,
      LiveOffice, Query                                                                                                                                            etc.
      as a Web Service,
      XML, etc.




                                                             Note: BWP will be upgraded April 12th through April 14th. If you need support please contact the
                                                             helpdesk at 1-800-567-3218 or at www.helpdesk.com/support. The system will be available with the
                                                             latest data on April 15, 9:00am EST. - SAP BI Support team




                                                                                          Business
            Data                                                                        Visualization
         Connectivity



       Data Source Tier                Business Logic Tier                      Visualization Tier                                                                Web/Client Tier


Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                                                                                                                                             19
[    Xcelsius Process Overview




    1. Source data from:           2. Create an           3. Output final interactive
       • Excel spreadsheets           interactive            analytic or presentation to
       • XML data                     presentation with      Crystal Vision Server,
       • SOAP-based Web               point-and-click.       BusinessObjects Enterprise,
       Services                                              any web page, PowerPoint,
                                                             Outlook or PDF


Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                                           20
[ Adding Interactivity in Xcelsius
To make dashboards useful for more than one person, you should
plan to offer navigation and interactivity instead of static images and
graphs.



Basic OLAP
functionality
can be added
with drop-
down
selection and
tabs.                              Note: BWP will be upgraded April 12th through April 14th. If you need support please contact the
                                   helpdesk at 1-800-567-3218 or at www.helpdesk.com/support. The system will be available with the
                                   latest data on April 15, 9:00am EST. - SAP BI Support team




Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                                                                                      21
[ Xcelsius "mini-applications"
To make Xcelsius really useful, try adding 'mini-applications' where
users can analyze data based on their own selections


                                               Adding radio buttons
                                               allows users to select
                                               time periods, or other
                                               characteristics.

                                               Adding 'sliders' allows
                                               users to limit analysis to
                                               certain customers,
                                               products, plants etc.


Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                       22
[ Xcelsius External Web services
Xcelsius can also leverage external web services such as
maps, graphs and animations

                                    Linking the data to a visual
                                    representation (Yahoo
                                    globe example), can be a
                                    powerful tool.

                                    If users click on a certain
                                    'peg' on the globe (i.e.
                                    plant), they can see the data
                                    for that selection.


Real Experience. Real Advantage.                               23
[ Xcelsius External Web services
Adding maps is a really powerful to visualize the data
                                   Using the Yahoo map, users
                                   can see satellite images and
                                   drill downs.




Pre-delivered Xcelsius map
objects also be called and
linked to data on the
dashboard and exception
coloring can be added.
Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                  24
[ A Xcelsius Cockpit in 7 minutes




                                   D EM

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Real Experience. Real Advantage.          25
[ Agenda
      Introductions

      SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer overview
               Demo – A cockpit in 8 minutes

      SAP Xcelsius Overview
               Demo – A cockpit in 7 minutes

      SAP Web Application Designer Overview
               Demo – A cockpit in 8 minutes

      Lessons Learned and Limitations
      Summary

                                                26
Real Experience. Real Advantage.               26
[ BEx Web Application Designer (WAD)
BEx Analyzer/
                                   BEx Web Application Designer            Web Browser
Query Designer




                                                                          WAD is an intuitive tool
                                                                          to build powerful web
                                                                          applications and to
                                                                          interact with portals and
                                                                          custom templates.
OLAP Processor
                                                                          BW queries can be
Web Service
                                                                          manipulated in WAD for
Charting Engine                          HTLM Templates    InfoProvider   better display
                                                                                                 27
Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                                                  27
[ Command Wizard and JavaScript
        You can use Command Wizard for generating JavaScript code for
        the Script Item to use in custom cockpit applications




                                                                        28
Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                         28
[Features of SAP NetWeaver SAP BI 7.0                           Web AD

      Web Items: Tab Pages, Button, Script Item (in SAP BI 7.0 Support Package Stack
      7)
      Drag and drop using Analysis item
      New chart types (heat map, Gantt, milestone trend analysis)
      Export BI Web applications in PDF format
      Command Wizard for generating Web API commands
      Integration with SAP NetWeaver BI 7.0 BEx Report Designer for
      formatted reports


  User can change the XHTML
  source code of any web template
  either directly, or the ABAP program
  RS_TEMPLATE_MAINTAIN_70, or in
  any external XHTML editor.

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Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                                        29
[ Product Directions for BI Solutions
                                                                                                And Much
                                                                                                More…
 Dashboards,
 Visualization
                                   Web App Designer    Xcelsius

                                                                                                Polestar
    Enterprise
    Reporting
                                   Report Designer     Crystal Reports

     Ad-hoc                                                                                     BI Widgets
     Query &
     Reporting
                                                       Web Intelligence

                                                                                                Mobile BI
     Advanced
     Analysis
                                   SAP BEx Analyzer    Voyager              Predictive


Enterprise Data                                                                                 Web Services
Warehousing
& BI Platform
                                   SAP NetWeaver BW and BWA        BusinessObjects Enterprise              Source: SAP 20009




Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                                                                        30
[ Product Directions for BI Solutions
                                                                                                And Much
                                                                                                More…
 Dashboards,
 Visualization
                                   Web App Designer    Xcelsius

                                                                                                Polestar
    Enterprise
    Reporting
                                   Report Designer     Crystal Reports

     Ad-hoc                                                                                     BI Widgets
     Query &
     Reporting
                                                       Web Intelligence

                                                                                                Mobile BI
     Advanced
     Analysis
                                   SAP BEx Analyzer    Voyager              Predictive


Enterprise Data                                                                                 Web Services
Warehousing
& BI Platform
                                   SAP NetWeaver BW and BWA        BusinessObjects Enterprise              Source: SAP 20009




Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                                                                        31
[    BI Web Application Designer Roadmap
        planned 2010                                                     future

                           InfoView /SAP NetWeaver Portal                          InfoView /SAP NetWeaver Portal


           Pioneer Web Client                                      Pioneer Web Client
                 Workspace                                                Workspace
               PIO Web         BEx Web       …                           PIO Web      BEx Web        …
               Tab             Tab                                       Tab          Tab




    SAP BOE                                                   SAP BOE
    Platform                                                  Platform

                                                                   Pioneer Designer/ SDK
           Pioneer Web
           Server

                                                                   Pioneer Web Server


          BI Consumer Services                                     BI Consumer Services




        BEx Queries/           BEx Web             BEx Web
                                                                 BEx Queries/         BEx Web
                                                                                                Migration Web
                                                                                                        BEx
                                                   App                                                App
                                                                                              options via
        InfoProviders          Templates                         InfoProviders        Templates
                                                   Designer                                           Designer
                                                                                                Pioneer SDK
             SAP NW BW                                        SAP NW BW

                                                                                                                    32
Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                                                                     32
[ A Web Application Designer Cockpit in 8 minutes




                                   D EM

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Real Experience. Real Advantage.                33
[ WAD and Visual Composer
    SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer integrates with WAD based
    applications using Portal Eventing Framework
    For example, BW Web API can pass a filter value from a BEx
    Web application to SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer
          And vice versa




Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                 34
[ Agenda
      Introductions

      SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer overview
               Demo – A cockpit in 8 minutes

      SAP Xcelsius Overview
               Demo – A cockpit in 7 minutes

      SAP Web Application Designer Overview
               Demo – A cockpit in 8 minutes

      Lessons Learned and Limitations
      Summary

                                                35
Real Experience. Real Advantage.               35
[ Options for BW
                                                                 Xcelsius
                                               WebI
                                                                   QaaWS




                                        QT            Universes             ODA



                     SQL Access                                MDX Access

                                   Data Federator               XMLA      OLAP BAPI      ODBO




                      BW           DF Facade                           Analytic Engine
RDBMS
                                                         BWA




Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                                                36
   [ What tool to use…
      Not all features are equally supported in the tools. Each tool has a
      niche of users and specific capabilities with some overlapping
      functionality.

                           Development                                    Capabilities                                          Long-
   Tool                                                                          External                                        term
                  End Power           IT                         External          web                               Ad-Hoc    Strategy
                  user User Author Developer Graphing Navigation   data          services         Simplicity OLAP   querying
Web                                                                       *
Application
Designer

Xcelsius


Visual
Composer
                                                                         **
Web
Intelligence

                                                                 *Depends on custom coding
                                                                 ** Depends on type of Universe




     Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                                                                               37
[ Key Learnings
       There are more than one tool for Dashboarding

       Xcelsius will be the most common dash boarding tool for most
       companies (90% probability)

       Webi is a great ad-hoc tool with some graphical capabilities. It
       is not a dash boarding tool.

       Web Application Designer is a good tool for IT developers, but
       has not as many web 2.0 features as Xcelsius, nor is the
       dashboards as interactive and flexible.


Real Experience. Real Advantage.                                          38
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