Implementing authorizations in SAP BW/BI correctly

Finance, controlling, logistics: As an authorizer, the trade is the same in most modules. However, additional knowledge is required if you want to provide users with reports and analyses from SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence (BI). We explain how SAP BI authorizations are structured and what you need to keep in mind.

Authorization objects that almost always run to error – but are never the real problem

There are a number of authorization objects that run into errors in almost every SU53 and often in the authorization trace, but in the end are almost never the cause of the problem. Today we’ll show you which objects these are, when you can ignore them – and when it’s actually worth checking them more closely.

The most important user transactions

Before the authorization comes the analysis. Which roles, transactions, profiles and authorization objects does a user have? Which ones do they really need? When it comes to these analyses, many roads lead to Rome. The fastest and most secure user transactions (and helpful tables) from our point of view can be found here. What rolesContinue reading “The most important user transactions”

Everything new with Fiori

With Fiori, SAP users have to adapt to a whole new way of working. Tiles instead of transactions, groups instead of roles. When everything is up and running, it should make working with SAP easier, more modern and clearer. But until it’s up and running, Fiori will be a pain in the neck for everyone involved – including you as an authorizer. That’s why we’ve summarized the most important tools and sources for setting up and adapting Fiori quickly and smoothly.

General authorizations in SAP HCM

General authorizations are one of a total of 3 authorization concepts in SAP ERP HCM. In HCM, data is stored in so-called infotypes. The most important authorization object is P_ORGIN (HR:Master data), which makes it possible to differentiate between infotypes, subtypes, authorization levels, personnel areas, employee groups, employee subgroups, and organizational keys. A further restrictionContinue reading “General authorizations in SAP HCM”