With Business Content, SAP offers a predefined information model that helps to control and optimize the individual process areas both within as well as outside of the company. It collects and structures information and prepares it for further use. In doing so, Business Content is based on an information model that is preconfigured and based on roles and tasks stemming from consistent metadata.
Business Content consists of the following objects:
- SAP and non-SAP extractors
- Data Sources(extraction structures)
- Info Objects
- InfoProviders (for example, InfoCubes and ODS objects)
- Queries / Workbooks
- Templates ( Web-based reporting)
Business Content can do the following:
- Be used without any adjustments
- Be adjusted by means of enhancements
- Serve as a template for customer-specific objects
Business Content has enormous potential for saving costs and time during use. All of the technical and content-related prerequisites necessary for connecting to SAP and non-SAP systems exist and, because of this, significantly shorten the implementation process. Business Content is currently enhanced in SAP work groups in close cooperation with the customers. InfoCubes for data storage and analyses are already optimized regarding performance.
Predefined analyses and reports can be used as examples and prototypes of content in projects. However, they can also be used as actively used Content. When using prototyping help, the user is already working early on with the complete SAP BW solution and can correspondingly specify which information is still missing for the project configuration.
With its professional tools, SAP BW offers a beneficial and reliable solution that features self-monitoring (technical content), the controlled release of Content updates (administration of releases and versions), as well as high quality and consistency.
Content-Related Business Content Structure
The contents of Business Content are structured according to applications as well as industries.
- Customer Relationship Management
- Supplier Relationship Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Product Lifecycle Management
- Human Resources