Four Ways to Publish SAP BW Content to SAP Enterprise Portal

  • by Glen Leslie, BI Product Manager, SAP Labs
  • September 15, 2003
BW 3.x offers greater integration with Enterprise Portal (EP) to provide centralized, Web-based access to analytical data. You have four ways to publish BW content to SAP EP, each with a different level of technical skill required. The author walks you through the publishing process for each method and explains for which circumstance each method is best suited.


One of the core goals of the SAP BW 3.x release was to provide enhanced Web-based, centralized access to analytical content and output. SAP accomplished this through greater integration between its Enterprise Portal (EP) and SAP BW. This is important to both administrators who want to publish content centrally and to end users who need to publish content for themselves or workgroups.

I’ll describe four ways to publish SAP BW content in SAP EP in order of required technical know-how, from least to greatest. I will also provide tips, tricks, and details on which approach might be the best fit for your organization. The particular approach you take is largely at the discretion of your SAP BW and Portal administrators and your corporate policy regarding who has access to create content, both in SAP BW and SAP EP.

Glen Leslie

Glen Leslie is a product manager for SAP’s Business Intelligence solution. Originally a data warehousing consultant, Glen has been working with SAP BW since the 1.2B release in a variety of environments.

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