LO Cockpit: An Introduction and Answers to Common Questions

  • by Anurag Barua, Independent SAP Advisor
  • January 15, 2007
Logistics Customizing Cockpit provides a simplified way to extract logistics data and transfer it to SAP Business Information Warehouse/SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence. Learn about this tool and find out how you can use it with your logistics data.
Key Concept
Logistics Customizing Cockpit (LO Cockpit) is an alternative to the traditional Logistics Information System (LIS). It is a bridge between logistics applications and SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence (SAP NetWeaver BI). LO Cockpit contains a set of extract structures that map to the existing LIS communication structures and enable extraction of logistics data to your SAP NetWeaver BI system via logistics DataSources. LO Cockpit was first introduced in R/3 Release 4.0B with a plug-in level of PI 2000.1. The corresponding release on the BW side is 2.0B or higher.
Logistics Customizing Cockpit (LO Cockpit) allows you to extract data from your logistics applications to your SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence (SAP NetWeaver BI) system. This tool, which you access with transaction LBWE, is also available for SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW). Let me introduce you to this tool, explain its benefits, answer some common questions about it, and address some of the most commonly encountered errors. For a list of the SAP Notes you should check when configuring LO Cockpit, refer to the sidebar“Relevant SAP Notes.”

Anurag Barua

Anurag Barua is an independent SAP advisor. He has 23 years of experience in conceiving, designing, managing, and implementing complex software solutions, including more than 17 years of experience with SAP applications. He has been associated with several SAP implementations in various capacities. His core SAP competencies include FI and Controlling FI/CO, logistics, SAP BW, SAP BusinessObjects, Enterprise Performance Management, SAP Solution Manager, Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), and project management. He is a frequent speaker at SAPinsider conferences and contributes to several publications. He holds a BS in computer science and an MBA in finance. He is a PMI-certified PMP, a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and is ITIL V3F certified.

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