Move Plan Data from BW/SEM to R/3 Using Retractors

  • by Marc Bernard, Chief Architect, NetWeaver RIG, SAP Labs
  • January 1, 2003
By transferring plan data back to R/3, you can perform tasks such as comparing plan to actual data and budget control.


The ability to extract data from SAP R/3 and legacy systems into BW for analysis and planning via SEM-BPS (Strategic Enterprise Management-Business Planning and Simulation) has been available for several years. Now you can take data out of BW and move it into R/3 using SAP-delivered programs called “retractors.” They allow users to:

  • Compare plan data with actual data
  • Replace plan data already entered in R/3 with data from SEM-BPS
  • Use certain functions that R/3, but not SEM-BPS, supports for further processing (for example, budget control)

Marc Bernard

Marc Bernard is a chief architect for SAP NetWeaver, specializing in SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence, Business Planning, BI Accelerator, and Enterprise Search. In his role as chief architect, he has a strategic focus on future development topics, works closely aligned with the Development Architecture team, and is a trusted advisor for SAP’s customers. Marc has spoken at many SAP-sponsored events and is also a moderator on the SAP Developer Network.

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