How To Install Your Own SAP BI/BW 7.3 Trial System Free
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How To Install Your Own SAP BI/BW 7.3 Trial System Free

Learn how to easily set up and configure your very own SAP BI/BW Trial system
4.7 (38 ratings)
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208 students enrolled
Created by Rob Davis
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand how to easily set up a trial SAP BI/BW system
  • Manage/administrate the SAP BI/BW system
  • Add users to your system
  • Practice SAP BI/BW development!
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  • You'll need to install this software on a windows 7 machine (virtual or live). Some students have been successful with installing on windows 8 & 10. We will use windows 7 in the videos as this OS has the most straightforward install
  • At least 2GB RAM free (for Virtual Machine) or on local install
  • At least 100GB of free Hard Drive space
  • Reliable internet connection as the SAP installer is around 4GB

SAP BI/BW Server Access with NO MONTHLY FEES!

Have you ever wanted a personal private SAP BI/BW server to practice your SAP BI/BW development? Well, now you can easily set up your very own in around 90 minutes!  This tutorial steps you through the process of creating your very own SAP BI/BW server on your local machine.  

There are absolutely NO MONTHLY FEES with this type of trial SAP system.  The only catch is, you're responsible for manually extending your trial every 90 days.  Failure to extend your trial will result in your SAP environment being locked down and impossible to log in to.  As long as you stay on top of extending your trial, you’re free to enjoy perpetual FREE SAP access to improve upon your skills!  

How does this type of trial system compare to other paid shared SAP servers?

There's no comparison.  Don't waste your time and money paying for SAP shared server access. These companies throw hundreds of users onto the same system and charge upwards of $100 USD for monthly access.  Paying for shared access makes it difficult to practice as there is little to no quality control.  Imagine that you've been working on a huge BW development project only to find that another user has been modifying your BW objects.  It can be incredibly frustrating as you have no way to stopping this behavior.   Not to mention frequent server crashing and poor performance.  That's why we recommend you keep everything private on your own system to maximize your BI/BW learning experience.  

BI/BW Initial System Configuration is very, very tricky!

I'll guide you step by step through the system configuration process.  It's very daunting so I highly recommend you follow the steps as outlined in the videos as one wrong SAP entry could require a complete system rebuild.  

Virtual Machine?

We recommend that you use a virtualized OS through either VMware or Oracle VirtualBox to keep the SAP system separate from your primary.  This also gives you the ability to take a snapshot of your virtual machine at a current state in time that will allow you to quickly restore if you accidentally misconfigure something.  

So if learning how to quickly set up your very own private SAP BI/BW system in around 90 minutes excites you, this is definitely the course for you!  I'll see you on the inside!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone looking to obtain SAP BI/BW access without paying a monthly fee
  • Responsible individuals that will stay on top of their trial renewals to their system access won't lapse and lock out
  • Don't take this course if occasional error messages stop you in your tracks. Some research may be required for troubleshooting issues isolated to your machine during install
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Curriculum For This Course
Let's get started!
1 Lecture 01:18
Virtual Machine Configuration – Part 1/6 (Optional)
2 Lectures 09:24
  • 2GB RAM free to allocate to Virtual Machine.
  • 100GB free Hard drive space
  • Windows 7 (valid key required)
  • (Optional) Virtual Machine Software (if you don't already have a windows 7 machine to install on)
    • Option 1 (Free): Virtual Box - Download Link in External Resources
    • Option 2 (Paid): VMware - Download Link in External Resources

Register and Download the SAP Trial Software
2 Lectures 01:56
SAP Trial Registration and Software Download

Registration Instructions - Recap
Installing the SAP BI/BW Software
1 Lecture 08:26
SAP Management and Administration
1 Lecture 04:05
Install SAP GUI, Create Your Users, Connect to BW and Stage Your Data
2 Lectures 20:23
Configure your BI/BW environment

SAP BW Configuration Instructions - Recap
SAP Trial Renewal
2 Lectures 04:16
Trial Renewal

Trial Renewal Instructions - Recap
Troubleshooting Common Issues (optional)
2 Lectures 03:03
DSO to InfoCube Load Failure (optional)

DSO to Cube load failure resolution instructions - Recap
Congratulations and Thank You!
1 Lecture 00:34

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About the Instructor
Rob Davis
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BI Consultant & Data Visualization Expert

My name is Rob Davis and I am super-excited that you're here!

I teach courses in two distinct Business areas: SAP Business Intelligence, and Tableau. I want you to be confident that I can deliver the best training there is, so below is some of my background in these fields.

SAP Business Intelligence & Tableau

Professionally, I am a Business Intelligence consultant with over ten years of experience in government, insurance, manufacturing, healthcare, utilities, higher ed, and other industries. I was trained by the best analytics mentors at Accenture and today I leverage SAP BI/BW/BO and Tableau to drive business strategy, revamp customer experience and revolutionize existing operational processes.

From my courses you will straight away notice how I combine my real-life experience and academic background to deliver professional step-by-step coaching in the space of Business Intelligence. I am also passionate about helping others and love to see each and every one of my students succeed.


To sum up, I am absolutely and utterly passionate about both Business Intelligence and I am looking forward to sharing my passion and knowledge with you!