Eviden’s SAP Data Model for Databricks

Eviden’s SAP Data Model for Databricks

We’ve built our SAP Accelerator as a foundational SAP BW-like data model in Databricks for business intelligence and machine learning use-cases. The model can also be easily combined with non-SAP data sources and models.


Financial Suite

  • General Ledger
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Controlling and Profitability
  • Asset management

Operational Suite

  • Sales
  • Delivery
  • Billing
  • Shipments


  • Employee Information
  • Employee Attendance
  • Payroll
  • Trade Promotion
  • Vehicle Utilization

Supply Chain

  • Invoice Verification
  • Procurement
  • Inventory Management

High-level architecture of the Eviden’s SAP Accelerator

SAP data processing steps:

1. Data Ingestion

  • Ingest data from primary SAP systems using any of the popular ingestion tool:
    • either directly from the database tables (low-level data, real-time/fastest)
    • or using BW extractors (higher-level data model, no real-time, slower for bigger data)
  • Persist the ingested data into your Lakehouse

2. SAP BW-like data model initialization

🥉 Bronze

All raw tables are loaded without any transformation.


Converting field names to readable form

Data types casting

Dimensions & Facts modeling

Aggregate tables creation

Hierarchies flattening


Views for specific use-cases/reports

Features for ML models & predictions

Pre-built KPI application

3. Data model customization

Convert data from SAP-specific format into relational databases compatible format

  • refactor SAP recursions, for loops into a standard relational data model (star schema)
  • migrate data types - currency shifting, …

4. Pre-built ML models customization

  • Late Payment Prediction
  • Stock in Transit material overdue
  • Supplier Delivery Delay
  • … more to come soon

DEMO of SAP-like data structures in Databricks

Demonstration repository

The demonstration repository of our SAP accelerator’s Order to Cash module can be found at https://github.com/DataSentics/sap-order-to-cash


Technology stack

  • business logic & transformations to produce tables in the Silver + Gold layers
  • dbt-powered data models
  • orchestrated using Databricks Workflows
  • full Unity Catalog integration including data lineage
  • CI/CD templates (GitHub, dbx for deployment)