Course announcements

  • This course enables SAP BW/4HANA customers and consultants to provision ( load) data into SAP BW/4HANA. It highlights the shift to a simpler data flow required by BW/4HANA, while at the same time providing exposure and practice on utilizing load techniques targeting the underlying SAP HANA database directly. The emphasis is on learning and practicing various technologies in support of data acquisition including the traditional BW Extractors, and more recent ones like Operational Data Provisioning, Smart Data Integration and CDS views. In addition, a brief exposure to the tools SAP has to support big data will be included (SAP Data Hub).


  • Learn how to extract data from SAP source systems and another BW with Operational Data Provisioning (ODP) and how to manage delta data with ODP
  • Acquire data from using different interfaces such as: SDI – Smart Data Integration, SDA – Smart Data Access, Flat File (with advanced techniques), and CDS views
  • Design and maintain Data Flows with advanced techniques
  • Learn about advanced features of Streaming Process Chains
  • Learn about and use the SAP HANA Source System Type
  • Gain an exposure to related provisioning technologies under the SAP Data Hub umbrella, including SAP Vora and Agile Data Preparation


  • Developer
  • Solution Architect
  • System Administrator
  • Technology Consultant
  • Trainer



  • BW410(SAP BW/4HANA Enterprise Data Warehousing )


  • Hands-on experience with any version of SAP BW
  • BW350(SAP BW Data Acquisition * Non HANA *
  • BW430( SAP BW/4HANA Modeling)
  • HA100(SAP HANA Introduction)
  • HA300(SAP HANA Implementation and Data Modeling)
  • HA350(SAP HANA Data Provisioning)

Course based on software release

  • SAP BW/4HANA 1.0 SP05
  • SAP HANA 1.0 SPS12
  • SAP BW/4HANA Modeling Tools 1.18


  • SAP HANA Data Acquisition
    • Lesson: Getting Started with the Course Landscape
    • Lesson: Explaining Data Provisioning into SAP HANA
    • Lesson: Explaining Virtual Data Provisioning into SAP HANA with Smart Data Access
    • Lesson: Data Provisioning to HANA via SLT
    • Lesson: Explaining Data Provisioning into SAP HANA via Smart Data Integration (SDI)
    • Lesson: Explaining Data Provisioning into SAP HANA via Flat Files
  • SAP BW4HANA Overview
    • Lesson: Explaining the Strategy for SAP BW/4HANA
    • Lesson: Describing the new BW/4HANA Features that affect Data Acquisition
  • Unit: Data Acquisition into BW/4HANA with the SAP HANA Source System
    • Lesson: Introducing the SAP HANA Source System
    • Lesson: Streaming Data into BW/4HANA With SDI
  • Unit: Data Acquisition into SAP BW/4HANA with Operational Data Provisioning (ODP_SAP)
    • Lesson: Describing Delta Data Acquisition and Operational Data Provisioning (ODP)
    • Lesson: Explaining ODP Source Systems of Type SAP
    • Lesson: Managing DataSources in SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) and SAP BW
    • Lesson: Managing the ODP Data Transfer Processes (DTPs)
    • Lesson: Analyzing the Operational Delta Queue (ODQ) for ODP – SAP
  • Unit: Operational Data Provisioning Delta Management (ODP_SAP)
    • Lesson: Explaining Terms and Basic Processes of Delta Enabled DataSources
    • Lesson: Configuring the Logistics Data Extraction (LO Cockpit)
    • Lesson: Discussing the “New” GL Data Extraction
    • Lesson: Configuring Generic Delta DataSources
  • Unit: SAP BW/4HANA Data Extraction from SAP S/4HANA
    • Lesson: Introducing SAP S/4HANA
    • Lesson: Describing SAP S/4HANA Analytics
    • Lesson: Understanding the positioning of SAP BW/4HANA with SAP S/4HANA
    • Lesson: Describing the SAP S/4HANA Architecture
    • Lesson: Describe ABAP CDS Views in a BW Context
    • Lesson: Understanding challenges/opportunities after updating to SAP S/4HANA
  • Unit: Other Types of Operational Data Provisioning in SAP BW/4HANA
    • Lesson: Acquiring Data from other BW-systems (ODP_BW)
    • Lesson: Extracting from ODP – SAP HANA Information Views
    • Lesson: Replicating Data with SAP Landscape Transformation Server (ODP_SLT)
    • Lesson: Comparing SAP BW Data Acquisition Options
  • Unit: Manage and Optimize Data Flow Components in SAP BW/4HANA
    • Lesson: Working with SAP HANA Optimized Transformations
    • Lesson: Positioning InfoSources
    • Lesson: Debugging Operational Data Provisioning
    • Lesson: Debugging DTPs
    • Lesson: Describe the role of the Service API and Debugging an SAP ECC DataSource
    • Lesson: Work with the Application Component Hierarchy
    • Lesson: Appending BI Content DataSources
    • Lesson: Loading Hierarchies from SAP ECC
  • Unit: Big Data Acquisition to SAP BW/4HANA and SAP Data Hub
    • Lesson: Introducing SAP Agile Data Preparation
    • Lesson: Introducing the SAP BW/4HANA Big Data Source System and SAP Vora
    • Lesson: Introducing SAP Data Hub
  • Unit: Appendix: Implementing Open Hub Destinations.