APOS Universe Modeling Accelerator

APOS Universe Modelling Migration Accelerator (UMMA)

Translate Modelling from SAP BI Universes to HANA

The APOS Universe Modelling Migration Accelerator (UMMA) is a conversion application that enables organizations working with SAP BI and SAP Analytics Cloud to automate the translation of modelling from SAP BI universes to SAP HANA.

APOS UMMA uses automated, wizard-driven processes to capture the data connections and data modelling logic from SAP BI Universes that connect to non-SAP relational data sources and replicate the data connections and data modelling logic in HANA modelling.

APOS UMMA enables:

  • Rapid adoption of SAP Analytics Cloud by leveraging SAP BI logic investment
  • Rapid movement into Hybrid BI by leveraging SAP BI logic investment
  • Adoption of modern HANA data platform for long-term data modelling

APOS UMMA allows you to:

  • Leverage and preserve your investment in SAP BI content and information assets as you deploy SAP Analytics Cloud.
  • Gain performance improvements connecting from SAC to HANA .
  • Gain expanded SAC feature set connecting from SAC to HANA .
  • Consolidate & balance systems in hybrid mode for cost savings and efficiency.

Why You Need APOS UMMA


  • Enables organizations to move more easily to the Cloud by moving universe modeling from universes to HANA.
  • Facilitates hybrid mode, allowing organizations to continue to develop with universes, while periodically synchronizing development with HANA, and advancing HANA development in parallel.

APOS UMMA delivers great value to organizations that::

  • Have a well developed SAP BI deployment with reliance on universes.
  • Are using or considering SAP HANA as their present or future data platform of choice.
  • Want to leverage the existing modeling in SAP BI universes.
  • Want to realize performance and feature gains with SAP Analytics Cloud via HANA .
  • Want to ensure their deployment and BI & Analytics team is moving forward with technology that provides a path to the platform of the future.

How Is UMMA Different from ULMT?

SAP's Universe Landscape Migration Tool (ULMT) is part of the Information Design Tool that enables the conversion of a universe that connects to a relational data source to become a universe that connects to a HANA data source. The end result is a universe that connects to data in HANA.

The APOS UMMA solution, in contrast, focuses on transitioning the modelling connections and logic of Universes into HANA-based modelling connections and logic. The end result is HANA Calculation Views which can be used by SAP Analytics Cloud, without any connection to or reliance on the initial Universe or its underlying SAP BusinessObjects system, providing important architectural and system planning flexibility.

This process does not remove or disturb the source Universe in any way. The sourc Universe remains fully available for ongoing use within the SAP BI system. The resulting HANA Calculation Views can be used not just by SAP Analytics Cloud, but also by any SAP BI client that supports connecting to HANA Calculation Views, including Web Intelligence.

Another important advantage of the UMMA solution is that it does not simply address this modelling translation process on a single universe. Instead, it accomplishes this transition in an automated bulk operation, meaning that all desired Universes can be using this wizard-driven process.