Reporting Options - SAP Simple Finance

What are Reporting Options?

We have several number of reporting options in SAP S/4 HANA for frontend and backend. Real-time reporting can be performed using SAP BusinesObjects tools like Smart Business Apps, SAP Lumira.

In Business Suite, embedded BW can be used for supporting business processes. Processes are for example SAP BW OLAP scenarios and Integrated Business Planning for Finance.


Below are the SAP BW embedded support on HANA Live Views advantages −

  • Hierarchy support in BW system
  • User management
  • Real-time reporting on HANA Live views
  • Calculations on the fly
  • User management in NetWeaver system

Below are the Performance benefits −

  • ABAP Code Injection Possible
  • HANA Optimized Used
  • Load Balancing on App Server
  • BW Caches

One limitation is that managing BW technology stack will become difficult when SAP BW embedded reporting option is used.

Back-End Reporting Options

Back-End Reporting

Front-End Reporting Options

Front-End Reporting

Points to Remember

There are certain tools from the above list like Xcelsius, Crystal Reports, AO and BEx that doesn’t support the S/4 HANA Cloud deployment model.

For every tool, there is separate license for using it. Some of them are AO, BO Explorer, BeX, Web Intelligence, Lumira, BO Explorer and Xcelsius. As a front end tool, Design Studio has limited runtime license in S/4 HANA.

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