BOARD Connector for use with SAP - Seamless connection of BOARD and SAP

Seamlessly integrate your mySAP or SAP BW system with BOARD.

General

Seamlessly integrate your mySAP or SAP BW system with BOARD

An user-friendly graphical interface will allow you to easily implement your data flows in a secure and type-safe way and to extract mass data in few clicks with high performance and stability.

The BOARD Connector for use with SAP offers 8 components to interoperate with all kinds of SAP interface technologies.

 

For more information about BOARD please visit the company's website.

 

Architecture:

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Table

The Table component lets you extract mass data directly from SAP data tables. To optimize the system load and network traffic, only the columns explicitly marked by the user are extracted.

  • Native support for Unicode and 64-bit processors
  • Packaging function to handle large amounts of data
  • Asynchronous processing of data packets
  • Additional Where-statements
  • Type safety and metadata support by 100% from SAP’s data dictionary

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Query

The Query component makes your SAP queries directly available in BOARD. With a graphical user interface and full metadata support, the result is available for further processing within seconds.

  • Table joins without SAP developer rights
  • Native support for Unicode and 64-bit processors
  • Dynamic adjustment of the select options and variants
  • Type reliability thanks to metadata support

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BAPI and function modules

With the BAPI component you can call BAPIs or RFC function modules directly from your BOARD DataReader.

Scalar import and export parameters can be transferred via dynamic variables. If individual module tables are not needed, they can of course be ignored.

 

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BW Cube and BW Query

The BW Cube component extracts data sets from SAP BW InfoCubes. The dimensions, key figures and attributes to be transferred can simply be dragged and dropped into the query output. Simple and complex query variables are also supported.

  • Supports Unicode and real 64-bit processes
  • Supports BW Variables (also complex selection criteria)
  • Value output can be attuned to be either formattable or non-formattable (e.g. for scaling factors)
  • Packaging function to handle large amounts of data
  • Direct Cube access and access through Queries are supported

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Open Hub Services (OHS)

You can use the OHS for the extraction of BW data for further electronic processing instead of just pure reporting.

  • Extremely large data volumes through packaging and asynchronous background processes
  • Delta extracts possible
  • Not just cubes, but also InfoObjects, ODS objects, texts etc.
  • Extraction definition with the help of InfoSpokes (BW 3.5) or data transfer processes
    (BI 7.0)

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Hierarchy

The Hierarchy component makes it possible to extract all hierarchy types from BW. If necessary, hierarchy texts can also be read in.

 

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Report

The Report component allows you to use existing ABAP reports or ABAP programs as data sources within the BOARD DataReader.
This technique is often used in the area of FI/CO reporting.

With this component you can protect your investments because existing logic doesn’t have to be reengineered - it can simply be reused.

  • Use of variants is possible (even dynamic per variable)
  • Even complex reports based on an ALV grid can be generated
  • Extremely long running reports are supported by asynchronous techniques (no RFC timeout)

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DeltaQ

The DeltaQ component forms the top class of the BI components for SAP access by BOARD. With its help, the Extractor API in SAP R/3 can be addressed and in such, the functionality with which BW systems also secure their data supply from the production system can be used.

  • Real transaction-secure delta transfer of data
  • Support of all master and transaction data including own generic extractors
  • No installation in SAP required
  • All business contents are available immediately even though no application-specific knowledge (e.g. about the tables’ structure) is required.
  • Export DataSources in BW systems can be accessed as well

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Your advantages with BOARD Connector

  • Based on SAP certified technology*

  • Minimal to zero modification in your SAP system

  • Very fast installation and configuration

  • Fast, simple & user-friendly; programming knowledge not necessary

  • Cross-module and module independent

  • Business logic is available

  • Robust, standardized process for incremental loads (Delta Logic)

  • Central security concept

  • Central monitoring and process monitoring for complete control of SAP access

  • Cost savings through optimal integration, no friction losses

*Our SAP certified product ERPConnect provides the kernel for all our products and is responsible for the connection to each SAP system

 
 
 
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