An Introduction to HANA Live for Logistics Operational Reporting

  • by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP
  • January 14, 2014
Companies running SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) or other Business Suite applications on SAP HANA can use HANA Live virtual data models for BusinessObjects-based operational reporting without SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW). In addition, you can analyze data based on Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) data to provide a full logistics picture quickly without including SAP NetWeaver BW.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you will learn:

  • What HANA Live is
  • Where HANA Live is positioned in your overall Business Intelligence environment
  • Where to find HANA Live content to sample
Key Concept

HANA Live is a new technical platform for operational reporting. Knowing the basics of the tool set enables you to position and prioritize the rollout of this new data analysis application.

The implementation of operational reporting with SAP has come full circle with HANA Live. Originally, R/3 (the older, but not oldest name for SAP ERP Central Component [SAP ECC]) had tools to allow users to create reports off the tables used by the core ERP applications. For example, you could create a logical join of various tables using ABAP Query/Classic InfoSets, and then you could report against this data with the InfoSet query tool, transaction SQ02.

Ned Falk

Ned Falk is a senior education consultant at SAP. In prior positions, he implemented many ERP solutions, including SAP R/3. While at SAP, he initially focused on logistics. Now he focuses on SAP HANA, SAP BW (formerly SAP NetWeaver BW), SAP CRM, and the integration of SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects tools. You can meet him in person when he teaches SAP HANA, SAP BW, or SAP CRM classes from the Atlanta SAP office, or in a virtual training class over the web. If you need an SAP education plan for SAP HANA, SAP BW, BusinessObjects, or SAP CRM, you may contact Ned via email.

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