SMARTLINK FOR SAP® ERP

TWO SAP CONNECTOR OPTIONS

SAP sets the standard for enterprise software, but its complexities can stretch an organization’s ability to provide analysis and reporting. SmartLink and SmartLink+ by Arbutus simplifies set up and access to your SAP data.

 

HELPING YOU WORK WITH CHALLENGING AND DIVERSE SAP DATA

Working within the authorization privileges of the SAP system, users have direct, independent access to all SAP tables, enabling unlimited areas of analysis.

Working within the authorization privileges of the SAP system, users have direct, independent access to all SAP tables, enabling unlimited areas of analysis.

When combined with the data access capabilities outside of the SAP system, Arbutus opens up new, impactful analysis for auditors and other professionals.

When combined with the data access capabilities outside of the SAP system, Arbutus opens up new, impactful analysis for auditors and other professionals.

Arbutus offers two SAP connector options, each designed to accommodate the different requirements of your overall Arbutus solution.

Arbutus offers two SAP connector options, each designed to accommodate the different requirements of your overall Arbutus solution.

SMARTLINK

  • Centralize your testing of SAP ERP data
  • Used as part of Enterprise Edition
  • Automate your SAP testing
  • Easy installation and deployment
  • No SAP side installation component
  • Like Enterprise Edition, installs and configures quickly
  • Extract all the tables you need at once
  • Select and stage needed SAP tables at the same time
  • Search and filter criteria easily applied

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SMARTLINK+

  • Direct access to SAP data from your desktop
  • Analyzer users can create their own queries
  • Search and filter to get only the data you need
  • Create a single unified view of your data
  • Use Joins to combine needed SAP tables
  • Refresh your unified view with one click
  • A trusted, proven SAP connector
  • SmartLink+ is SAP Certified
  • Based on years of proven SAP access technology

MORE ABOUT SMARTLINK+

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SMARTLINK

SmartLink is a powerful add-on component to the Arbutus Enterprise Edition that gives users direct, independent access to SAP® ERP data. It is a flexible, cost-effective way to access and analyze SAP ERP data as part of a centralized analytics solution.

IMPROVE DECISIONS AND PRODUCTIVITY

As part of the Arbutus Windows Server, SmartLink enables users to have fewer limitations to efficiently deploy their specified reporting and analysis requirements. Specialized analyses can be quickly and easily developed to compare data between SAP systems, or between SAP and non-SAP systems, for enterprise-wide analysis.

  • Simple and efficient interface to construct your queries and analysis
  • Option to launch queries on SAP data from Excel or other desktop applications
  • Integrate data with dashboards and data visualization tools to provide management and users with timely, custom information
  • Create custom queries to access every potential SAP table
  • Find exceptions in data, whether operational, financial, or IT
  • Create analyses that merge SAP data with flat files, databases, and other legacy data sources

Scheduled and Real-Time Extractions

Smart Link provides ultimate flexibility. Queries of large files can be scheduled to run during off-peak hours to minimize the impact on the SAP system. Smaller, or ad hoc queries, can be run in real-time.

Stage SAP Data

SAP data can be quickly and easily moved and staged on the Arbutus Windows Server platforms with SmartLink. Users can select and move unlimited SAP tables at once. There are no limits on the number of fields or records in a table.

Simple but Sophisticated Table Handling

Locating the required tables can be a real challenge with many SAP systems, as there are often thousands of tables available. Smart Link for SAP makes it easy to search tables by either name or description

Cost-Effective Access to SAP Data

Flexible and budget-friendly licensing means SmartLink is a cost-effective solution to access SAP data. Smart Link can be up and running quickly, as minimal time and resources are required for implementation.

Flexible data selection

All SAP table and field names along with descriptions can be searched. Field level filters can be applied to make sure you are only extracting the data you need.

Data is Never Compromised

Arbutus technology provides read-only access to source data, so there is no risk of data being altered with SmartLink.

Consultant-free installation – No SAP side components to install

SmartLink can be installed and used without the need for any RFC components to be installed on your SAP system. As long as users have SAP access credentials, they can use  SmartLink to query and extract SAP data without waiting and relying on components to be installed on your SAP System.

A Complementary Technology

Business warehouses and associated query tools are fine for standard reporting and analysis.

But when an organization’s analysis needs go beyond the ‘standard’ requirements, the solutions available quickly become more complex and expensive.

SmartLink can fill the gap between existing extraction and query tools that are either too limited, costly, or complex to serve the specialized needs of auditors:

  • Use its simple and efficient interface to construct queries
  • Create custom queries to access every potential SAP table
  • Find exceptions in data, whether operational, financial, or IT
  • Create analyses that merge SAP data with flat files, databases, and other legacy data sources
  • Prototype new SAP data marts or virtual SAP data marts

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SMARTLINK+

SmartLink+ is a powerful add-on component to the Arbutus Team Edition that gives users direct, independent access to SAP data from their desktop. It is a flexible, cost-effective way to access and analyze SAP®ERP data from your Windows desktop.

IMPROVE DECISIONS AND PRODUCTIVITY

When used with Arbutus Analyzer, SmartLink+ enables users to have fewer limitations to efficiently deploy their specified reporting and analysis requirements. Specialized analyses can be quickly and easily developed to compare data between SAP systems, or between SAP and non-SAP systems, for enterprise-wide analysis.

  • Simple and efficient interface to construct your queries and analysis
  • Option to launch queries on SAP data from Excel or other desktop applications
  • Integrate data with dashboards and data visualization tools to provide management and users with timely, custom information
  • Create custom queries to access every potential SAP table
  • Find exceptions in data, whether operational, financial, or IT
  • Create analyses that merge SAP data with flat files, databases, and other legacy data sources

FLEXIBLE DATA SELECTION

All SAP table and field names along with descriptions can be searched. Field level filters can be applied to make sure you are only extracting the data you need.

SAP TABLE CONSOLIDATION/JOINING

SmartLink+ supports the ability to join multiple tables together as part of your extract, giving you a single view into your SAP data

DATA IS NEVER COMPROMISED

Arbutus technology provides read-only access to source data, so there is no risk of data being altered with Smart Link for SAP.

SMARTLINK+

SmartLink+ is a powerful add-on component to the Arbutus Team Edition that gives users direct, independent access to SAP data from their desktop. It is a flexible, cost-effective way to access and analyze SAP®ERP data from your Windows desktop.

IMPROVE DECISIONS AND PRODUCTIVITY

When used with Arbutus Analyzer, SmartLink+ enables users to have fewer limitations to efficiently deploy their specified reporting and analysis requirements. Specialized analyses can be quickly and easily developed to compare data between SAP systems, or between SAP and non-SAP systems, for enterprise-wide analysis.

  • Simple and efficient interface to construct your queries and analysis
  • Option to launch queries on SAP data from Excel or other desktop applications
  • Integrate data with dashboards and data visualization tools to provide management and users with timely, custom information
  • Create custom queries to access every potential SAP table
  • Find exceptions in data, whether operational, financial, or IT
  • Create analyses that merge SAP data with flat files, databases, and other legacy data sources

FLEXIBLE DATA SELECTION

All SAP table and field names along with descriptions can be searched. Field level filters can be applied to make sure you are only extracting the data you need.

SAP TABLE CONSOLIDATION/JOINING

SmartLink+ supports the ability to join multiple tables together as part of your extract, giving you a single view into your SAP data

DATA IS NEVER COMPROMISED

Arbutus technology provides read-only access to source data, so there is no risk of data being altered with Smart Link for SAP.

Arbutus SmartLink and SmartLink+ for SAP are each designed to address different requirements and roles with your SAP access and Arbutus solution.

SmartLink SmartLink+
Used with Team Edition
(Analyzer desktop)
 
Used with Enterprise Edition
(Windows Server)
   
Supports SAP Table Joins  
No SAP side components Need to be installed  
Multi-table downloads supported  
Support for background query execution  
Full search and filter capabilities    

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