Wednesday, July 28, 2021

APOS Publisher for Cloud Use Case – Agricultural Manufacturer

Using APOS Publisher for Cloud with SAP BW4/HANA to replace BEx Broadcasting

Challenge: Replacing BEx Broadcaster in an SAP BW/4HANA Environment

A leading, highly diversified, agricultural sciences manufacturer has been using BEx Broadcaster with SAP BW to keep its large network of customers, partners and resellers informed. The company planned to move their SAP BW deployment to SAP BW/4HANA, and needed to replicate BEx broadcasting capabilities on the new platform.

APOS Publisher for Cloud Use Case - Agricultural Manufacturer

Requirements: High-Volume, Targeted Distribution & Multiple Formats

  • Formats
    They needed to broadcast multiple formats such as Excel and PDF, and to be able to include multiple formats per email.
  • Dynamic Formatting
  • They needed a large number of columns to fit within a landscape-mode PDF, and include color coding to emphasize key KPIs. Requirements also included a dataset that would vary in the number of rows being distributed, and formatting needed to adjust accordingly dynamically, with accurate pagination.
  • Targeted Distribution
    They needed to achieve broadcasting automation through data-driven bursting, and emails constructed through story filters.
  • Scheduling
    They needed to schedule targeted reports to a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, including executives, partners and resellers.
  • On-Demand Bursting
    They needed to be able to burst on an ad-hoc basis to ensure they could meet the informational requirements of their recipients.
  • Volume
    They needed confidence that they would be able to deliver hundreds of reports in a timely manner both internally and externally.
  • Printing
    They needed to be able to print SAP Analytics stories as they are displayed in the SAP Analytics Cloud stories, including Excel tables with all columns and rows.

Solution: Broadcasting with APOS Publisher for Cloud

After APOS provided proof of concept, this company selected APOS Publisher for Cloud to meet their business process workflow requirements and meet user expectations on their new SAP BW/4HANA platform.


“The customer’s requirements were very specific, and in many cases, the inability to meet these requirements would have been show stoppers for both our solution and SAP BW/4HANA. The customer performed due diligence, testing all of these requirements thoroughly in our proof of concept, and determined that the combination of APOS Publisher for Cloud and SAP BW/4HANA could effectively replace their use of BEx broadcasting in the new environment.”
Alan Golding, Solution Consulting Manager, APOS


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