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APOS Semantic Data Driver

Enhanced Data Connectivity for SAP Analytics Cloud

The APOS Semantic Data Driver (SDD) is a JDBC driver that provides enhanced semantic layer connectivity, allowing SAP Analytics Cloud stories to acquire data from Universes (UNV and UNX), Web Intelligence reports, and Lumira projects.

The Semantic Data Driver includes a query builder user interface to help you create the SQL queries you need to acquire data from Universes and Web Intelligence data providers.

Enabling Hybrid Analytics

The Semantic Data Driver can be used to leverage legacy data sources and content in a hybrid analytics scenario. It lets you:

  • Leverage your existing BI assets in the construction of SAP Analytics Cloud stories
  • Save significant time and resources in SAP Analytics Cloud story and data model construction
  • Leverage UNV universes in SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Leverage trusted and approved data
  • Establish data consistency between your SAP Analytics Cloud stories and your Web Intelligence reports and Lumira projects
  • Realize SAP Analytics ROI quickly

The APOS Semantic Data Driver allows your SAP Analytics Cloud stories to acquire data from SAP Web Intelligence report data blocks and SAP Lumira projects on a scheduled basis so that your stories are updated as needed.

Enhanced Semantic Layer Connectivity

The APOS Semantic Data Driver is a JDBC driver that lets you connect various components from the SAP landscape to the SAP BusinessObjects semantic layer and leverage your "single version of the truth" throughout your enterprise landscape.

Connect to universes (both UNV and UNX) and Web Intelligence reports as data sources. Use SQL language and this  standard data driver to connect any Java program, or any solution that supports JDBC connectivity, to the SAP BusinessObjects semantic layer.

Use the APOS Semantic Data Driver to:

  • Leverage the BI semantic layer for universal business logic and business data across the enterprise BI landscape
  • Embed UNV, UNX and Web Intelligence data in any Java-based application
  • Connect Lumira to Web Intelligence reports; schedule the Web Intelligence reports ahead of time to provide a cached version of the data
  • Connect Crystal Reports 2013 to UNX universes and Web Intelligence data providers
  • Connect Crystal Reports Enterprise to UNV universes and Web Intelligence data providers
  • Acquire data from UNV and Web Intelligence reports and use it in SAP Analytics Cloud

Data Acquisition from UNV and Web Intelligence Reports

Leverage your Web Intelligence reports and their calculations by using the APOS Semantic Data Driver to upload them to your SAP BusinessObjects Cloud environment from on-premise SAP BusinessObjects.

Use the Semantic Data Driver in much the same way as the existing SAP Analytics Cloud UNX connection to connect to UNV and Web Intelligence reports as a data source. Use a query against a UNV as a source of data for BOC. Refresh your data regularly and use it to build stories or for blending data.

Upload from UNV to SAP Analytics Cloud

Universes provide a coherent representation of your data from a business perspective. Rather than re-invent the wheel in your SAP Analytics Cloud environment, use the APOS Semantic Data Driver to upload existing UNV universes from on-premise SAP BusinessObjects.

Embedded Analytics for the Enterprise

Embedded analytics — the integration of business intelligence with business systems, whether finance-, operations- or compliance-focused - requires extensible and adaptable data connectivity. The APOS Semantic Data Driver delivers the ability to embed BI within your enterprise software systems.

If you could impart one set of figures, one statistical imperative, or one set of metrics to everyone within reach of your enterprise information infrastructure, what would it be? And how would you communicate it? How would you filter it? How would you want them to visualize it? How would you want them to apply it?

Business intelligence provides a single of version of the truth, but the truth can be expressed in many forms with differing emphasis for diverse purposes. The real challenges are to present that information in a manner that can be easily understood and acted upon, and to distribute that information to the people whose decisions you want it to inform.

The SDD makes your SAP BusinessObjects infrastructure available to transactional applications and other enterprise systems and workflows.

Expand Crystal Reports Data Connectivity

Crystal Reports remains the choice for pixel-perfect reports, but there are inherent data connectivity limitations with both Crystal Reports Enterprise and Crystal Reports 2013. The APOS Semantic Data Driver overcomes these limitations. You can use the SDD to:

  • Connect Crystal Reports Enterprise to UNV universes (as well as UNX universes)
  • Connect Crystal Reports 2013 to UNX universes (as well as UNV universes)
  • Connect Crystal Reports Enterprise and 2013 to Web Intelligence data providers.

The SDD provides a means of leveraging your investment in Crystal Reports.

 

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