Translate SAP BI Modelling to an Independent Semantic Layer

The APOS UMMA solution allows you to leverage the assets developed in SAP BusinessObjects data modelling logic in creative new ways. As you advance your future Analytics projects, you can leverage those BI modelling assets by translating your SAP BusinessObjects data modelling logic into an Independent Semantic Layer. That Independent Semantic Layer exists and functions within a broader data connectivity solution that unifies data access to serve a wide range of Analytics needs.

The Independent Semantic Layer is a key aspect of the APOS Live Data Gateway, which is a data connection and data transformation solution which enables live data connectivity and expanded data source options for Analytics needs. Built with a primary focus of providing live connection from SAP Analytics Cloud to a wide range of non-SAP data sources, the Live Data Gateway has expanded to unify data connectivity methods for much broader Analytics requirements within technologies such as SAP HANA and SAP Data Warehouse Cloud, but also to any Analytics consumer, via OData, JDBC, and ODBC.

APOS Live Datat Gateway Universal Semantic Layer

APOS Views - an Independent Semantic Layer

The Independent Semantic Layer in Live Data Gateway is referred to as an APOS View.  The APOS UMMA solution automatically translates your SAP BusinessObjects Universes to APOS Views.  Since these Universes represent a crucial BI asset with years of modelling time invested, the automated generation of APOS Views from your Universes offers a significant opportunity to leverage your investment to meet new Analytics requirements.

APOS UMMA translates Universe logic to APOS View logic to:

  • Define what data fields are exposed
  • Define Measures and Dimensions
  • Manage table links and joins
  • Set meaningful field names
  • Define and secure who can access specific data

APOS UMMA can also generate APOS Views from the SQL statements within your Web Intelligence report objects. Experienced SQL users can also use APOS Free-Hand SQL Views for extended functionality such as inner / outer joins, alias tables, and calculated dimensions.

APOS Views comprise an Independent Semantic Layer which enables consumption of data from the original data sources or the Universe used by SAP BusinessObjects to consume that data. You can regenerate those views on a regular basis or as needed to ensure your SAP BusinessObjects and Live Data Gateway data modelling logic remain synchronized.

Why You Need APOS UMMA for APOS Live Data Gateway

The business case for APOS UMMA and APOS Live Data Gateway is quite simple: leverage your significant investment in SAP BusinessObjects and apply the value accrued in your data modelling processes to realize immediate value in your new Analytics environment.

Used together, APOS UMMA and APOS Live Data Gateway:

  • Reduce time to data modelling value.
  • Provide flexibility for a wide range of business processes other than Analytics that need to access numerous data sources.

APOS UMMA and APOS Live Data Gateway deliver great value to organizations that:

  • Have a well developed SAP BI deployment with universes.
  • Want to leverage the existing modeling in their SAP BI Universes.
  • Want to complement their BI and advance their Analytics processes within new Analytics technologies such as SAP Analytics Cloud.
  • Want to ensure their deployment and BI & Analytics team are moving forward with technology that provides a path toward the platform of the future.

Together, these solutions promote faster and more responsive ad hoc / self-service BI for dramatically reduced time to insight.

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Hybrid SAP BI Modelling
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