3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 26, 2018 11:14 PM by Björn Grahlher

    How is the better way to connect Tableau with SAP BW/4HANA?

    Giovanni Chiappero


      can anyone help me about the better connection modality between Tableau and SAP BW/4HANA?


      In particular, what is available bertween BICS and INA, SAP connection protocol for BW/4HANA?


      from this article: SAP BW/4HANA – Data Warehouse with Three Approach Strategy for Business Intelligence Reporting and Analytics | SAP Blogs

      Access for SAP front ends: BICS (BI Consumer Services) is the data access protocol for BW/4HANA front-end tools. With the native BICS interface access, SAP delivers a proprietary means of connecting to BW/4HANA content. BICS is built on native API calls and allows BW/4HANA users to reuse their BW/4HANA query definitions. BICS offers better query performance using the native API as well as the consumption of OLAP metadata (e.g. hierarchies and variables) in BW/4HANA. Also, SAP offers INA, a new proprietary connection protocol for its own cloud front ends.


      Thank you very much for your help!