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SAP metadata should be part of every Data Catalog
SAP Analytics solutions are still the dominant standard in the business intelligence of many companies – and those who work with them know that the data models are highly complex and intransparent. If the business department has questions, it remains heavily dependent on IT – modern approaches such as data democracy or self-service BI cannot be implemented as a result. The solution is obvious: SAP insights should be considered by Data Catalogs, where the business can independently get information about detailed definitions and relationships of SAP Analytics metadata. Without bothering IT, end users could answer the following questions on their own:
- How is this key figure calculated?
- What are the data sources?
- How is the data transformed as it passes through the data model?
As a company with 15 years of expertise in SAP metadata, this sounded like a mission for us – and we accomplished it:
Our API supplies your data catalog with SAP metadata
Already successfully integrated into the Data Catalogs of our partners Synabi and dataspot., the API now supplies end users reliably with detailed information regarding the SAP Analytics landscape. This works by preparing and visualizing SAP metadata in a comprehensible way. This makes it easy to understand where the data comes from and how it is updated.
The MetadataAPI connects to your SAP system (currently BW, S/4, and HANA) and then provides your Data Catalog with a generic XML file containing all object information and dependencies. It focuses on SAP metadata that is created in the course of data analytics modeling. The file can be consumed and visualized by your Data Catalog. This allows users to understand the data model through graphical data flows and data lineage at a glance.
If you are interested in more details about the technical connection and requirements, check out the documentation here.
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