BW Applications on the Web: Why Not Use Business Server Pages?

  • by Kumar Srinivasan, BW Consultant
  • June 1, 2004
Business Server Pages (BSP) support many of your business processes on the Web. Beginning with an introduction to BSP, the author presents five basic steps that will allow you to use BSP functionality in BW. In addition, his downloadable code enables you to offer personalization options to your BW users.


You may not have given much thought to using Business Server Pages (BSP) in BW, but you should give them another look. Using BSP technology makes life much easier when it comes to developing Web pages. It also provides direct access to some of BW’s business functionality.

To develop BW applications on the Web using BSP, you’ll need a basic understanding of HTML as well as a good grasp on ABAP. Being comfortable with JavaScript and object-oriented ABAP is also helpful when developing sophisticated Web applications with BSP.

Let’s say your firm decides to deploy all its BW applications on the Web, and most users will access their BW data online. Your BW team is expected to provide users with a host of options via the Web such as the ability to maintain personalization values for query variables, maintain user favorites, initiate master data loads via event triggers, and perform common trouble shooting tasks.

You can provide these options by following five basic steps:

Kumar Srinivasan

Kumar Srinivasan is a senior BW consultant providing services in all areas of BW and BPS development to clients in the U.S.

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