What is SAP HANA Live?
SAP HANA Live (previously known as SHAF – SAP HANA Analytic Foundation) is solution for real-time reporting on HANA.
It is a separate package that comes with predefined SAP HANA content across the SAP Business Suite.
What does SAP HANA Live provides?
SAP HANA Live provides SAP-delivered content (similar in concept like SAP BW content), in form of SAP HANA calculation views for real-time operational reporting. The calculation views spans across majority of ECC modules (FI, CO, MM, PP, SD, PS, CRM, GTS, AM and GRC).
The content is represented as a VDM - virtual data model, which is based on the transactional and master data tables of the SAP Business Suite.
Currently more than 2000 views are delivered in HANA Live Package.
Architecture of HANA Live:
HANA Live calculation views are designed on top of SAP Business Suite tables. These views are optimized for best performance and analytic purposes. These views form a Virtual Data Model (VDM)
that customers and partners can reuse.
Data provided by the virtual data model can be presented through multi-purpose analytical UIs, such as SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite UIs, and domain-specific web applications.
The HANA Live views are divided into 3 categories:
- Query Views: The views which are exposed for consumption by end user for reporting needs.
- Reusable views: Customers can build upon reusable views to create their own custom query views.
- Private Views: Views that are built on top of the tables and not intended to be changed.