There are various possibilities to access SAP BEx queries in the SAP NetWeaver BW environment thanks to the development of applications and visualizations with SAP dashboards.
In addition to the historical Business Objects connection technologies, „Crystal Reports / Live Office“ and „Universe / Query as WebServices“, as of EHP1 SAP NetWeaver BW, offers the possibility to access SAP BEx queries directly via what is referred to as a BICS interface.
With the „CubeServ Connector“, CubeServ provided customers with an add-on for SAP dashboards that bridges the main technological and content gaps in comparison to the SAP standard.
- Possibility to access data on SAP NetWeaver BW 3.x and 7.x systems via ABAP services
- Local use of SAP dashboards (storage media, network, FTP,..) – no SAP enterprise portal integration necessary
- Local preview of data in the SAP dashboards development environment – no longer necessary to publish in the SAP enterprise portal
- Simple integration into the SAP dashboards development environment
- Stream-lined architecture – short development times – high performance
- Support of SAP NetWeaver BW hierarchies