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Visual Composer for SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.1

Agenda

Introduction Visual Composer 7.1 Ehp1 for Visual Composer 7.1 Roadmap and Outlook

SAP AG 2008

What is Visual Composer?

Visual Composer is a modeling tool that enables code-free modeling and composition of UI elements and Services to rapidly create and adapt rich user interfaces

SAP AG 2008

Modeling with Visual Composer - Introduction

Visual Composer supports creating applications by manipulating data elements such as data services and Web services, and UI elements such as controls, forms, and tables creating connections between elements to define the business logic of the application generating runtime code automatically from the Visual Composer model

Data Flow

UI Elements Services

SAP R/3

SAP BI

.....

Non-SAP

SAP AG 2008

Visual Composer Sample Views

SAP AG 2008

Agenda

Introduction Visual Composer 7.1 Ehp1 for Visual Composer 7.1 Roadmap and Outlook

SAP AG 2008

Model-Driven Development and Deployment With SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.1Robust, enterpriseclass Java EE 5 application server SAP NetWeaver BPM for process composition Processes Java Application Server Eclipse Development Environment SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio: Eclipse based development and modeling environment

Event Flow / Rules

Role

Views

SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer for modeldriven UI development (incl. analytics and voice) Web Dynpro Java SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe Federated Portal Network

SAP Composite Application Framework (CAF) business object modeling and service composition

Portal and Web

Analytics

Forms Service faade

Mobile and Voice

Services

New service Basic service Data service

Enterprise service

Enterprise Services Repository and Registry (ESR) Software lifecycle management and logistics (NWDI)

Web Services / Enterprise Services Connectivity SAP AG 2008

Bus

Data or File

Visual Composer 7.1

Delivered as part of the NetWeaver Composition Environment Enables creation of composite views that can be used as standalone applications or as part of larger composite applications

CE 7.1 SAP AG 2008

CE 7.1.1Q4/2008

CE 7.2~Q4/2009

Q4/2007

Key Features

CE7.1

Clustered data services support Componentization - Reuse of Visual Composer models in other models Modeling and Layout enhancements Ability to drag and drop UI elements and controls onto the layout board Containers for creating complex layouts and relative layout capabilities New runtime technology Web Dynpro Flex and Web Dynpro HTML Life Cycle Management support - Integration with SAP source control system NWDI DTR ALV table support

SAP AG 2008

Embedded BI Features

CE7.1

Combine analytical data, operational data, and services in one environment Integrate information from independent data sources in one analysis Launch Business Explorer Tools or reports from within SAP transactions ALV tables for data manipulation by end-user: Sort or filter the list Add a calculation Hide columns Personalize settings

Composite Appsembedded BI

SAP NetWeaverComposition Environment Visual Composer BI Consumer Services

SAP Apps

SAP BI

SAP AG 2008

Portal Content Creation Features

CE7.1

WYSIWYG visualization of Portal Framework Top-down or bottom-up content creation workflow Drag-and-drop content creation Guided creation using portal semantic metadata

SAP AG 2008

Agenda

Introduction Visual Composer 7.1 Ehp1 for Visual Composer 7.1 Roadmap and Outlook

SAP AG 2008

Selected Improvements With EHP1 for SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.1 1/2Robust, enterpriseclass Java EE 5 application server SAP NetWeaver BPM for process composition Processes Java Application Server Eclipse Development Environment SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio: Eclipse based development and modeling environment

Event Flow / Rules

Role

Views

SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer for modeldriven UI development (incl. analytics and voice) Web Dynpro Java SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe Federated Portal Network

SAP Composite Application Framework (CAF) business object modeling and service composition

Portal and Web

Analytics

Forms Service faade

Mobile and Voice

Services

New service Basic service Data service

Enterprise service

Enterprise Services Repository and Registry (ESR) Software lifecycle management and logistics (NWDI)

Web Services / Enterprise Services Connectivity SAP AG 2008

Bus

Data or File

Selected Improvements With EHP1 for SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.1 2/2Robust, enterpriseclass ImprovedJava EE 5 application server Java supportability (MC, Processes deployment, logging, SAP NetWeaver memory analysis) BPM for process Performance and failover composition Java Application Server New SAP NetWeaver Eclipse Development Developer Studio: Eclipse New Environment based development and Composite Designer environment modeling Eclipse 3.3.x VC in EclipseRole

Graphical, BPMN-based Event Flow composition process / Rules Business rules

Improved SAP Composite CAF Application performance (no New MMR) Framework (CAF) service business object Graphical designer and modeling and service developer productivity Basic service compositionPortal and Web

Analytics

Forms Service faade

SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer for modelNew / improved driven UI development (incl. analytics and voice) Full BI & ALV support in Web Visual Composer Dynpro Java Mobile SAP Interactive Forms and Voice Web Dynpro components by Adobe in VC Federated Portal VC grid layout / HTML Network Flash islands in WD

Services

Views

Data service

Enterprise service

New

New / improved ESR in CE Data or File NWDI in CE

Enterprise Services Repository and Registry (ESR) Software lifecycle management and logistics (NWDI)

WS-RM & idempotency Web Services Group configuration / Enterprise Services Connectivity SAP AG 2008

Bus

Parity With Visual Composer 7.0 FeaturesThe following Visual Composer 7.0 features will be available in Visual Composer for CE7.1.1:Enhanced BI features Portal Events Support (EPCM) JDBC support Migration Support HTML View

CE7.1.1

Visual Composer 7.0 capabilities that are not available in Ehp1 of Visual

Composer 7.1 include styling, formatting, and few UI controls. SAP AG 2008

Visual Composer in NWDS

CE7.1.1

Integrated version of Visual Composer in NetWeaver Developer StudioAdditional entry-point to access the Visual Composer models Browser-based version continues to be supported First step to achieve NWDS as a single tool platform for a developer role A unified entry point to all CE toolsets (Web Dynpro tools, Visual Composer, CAF, BPM, etc.)

SAP AG 2008

Extending Visual Composer using Web DynproBreak-out from Visual Composer 1. Define the required component using Visual Composer composite view2.

CE7.1.1

3.

Automatically generate the Web Dynpro component interface Implement the Web Dynpro component

Add the Web Dynpro component to the Visual Composer model Add an existing Web Dynpro component to the Visual Composer model4.

SAP AG 2008

Web Dynpro Component Samples

CE7.1.1

Web Dynpro

Adobe Flash Islands for Web Dynpro Crystal Xcelsius

SAP AG 2008

Working with Simulated Services

CE7.1.1

Create a simulated service with dummy data to fully run and simulate the application Define static data manually or from a spreadsheet Break-out from the simulated services to a service layer and automatically generate the service interface Implement the service from scratch or adapt an existing service Drag & replace the simulated service with the real service without affecting the application UIs

Service Creation

Service Implementation

SAP AG 2008

Additional Improvements

CE7.1.1

Grid Layout EJBs consumption support Browse images support OBN configuration for source views Message area support Visual Composer Welcome screen

SAP AG 2008

ALV Table Enhancements

CE7.1.1

Configure ALV behavior in design time Export to Excel Switch to Chart Display Hierarchies Save runtime settings

SAP AG 2008

Embedded BI Features

CE7.1.1

BICS (BI Consumer Services) connectivity to the following connectors: BI XMLA (NW BI 3.5, BI7.0 MDX Provider, MSSQLServer/Analysis Services 2005) BI JDBC Connector (MaxDB 7.0, 7.1, MS SQLServer 2005) BI SAP Query Connector(InfoSets in SAP Business Suite)

BI Master Data InfoActor (for display/use of BI master data) and planning services via BICS Real-time access to relational and multidimensional sources

SAP AG 2008

Embedded BI Features (cont.)

CE7.1.1

BI Data Service Wizard (Query wizard) and SQL editor Flexibly create query views and configure ports of data services Planning application enabling Expose data services for data write-back and planning function execution in Visual Composer Basic Value help support Meta-data driven, no manual involvement needed, single value selection only

SAP AG 2008

Portal Content Creation Features

CE7.1.1

Import existing portal content OBN support source, target and BO modeling Dynamic URL iView modeling Advanced layout capabilities Full support for d

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